Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 17 September 2014

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Shanghai Airports Authority sign MOU

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA/CHINA. The MOU reflects both parties' commitment to strengthening key relationships and boosting aviation links between Australia and China.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

Heinemann & Nuance breakthrough for Primalac Goldmilk baby milk powder

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/09/14

Primalac Goldmilk baby powder, a new product targeted at the Chinese traveller, secures its first listings with Gebr Heinemann and The Nuance Group.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

China Duty Free ‘proud and confident’ after landmark Haitang Bay opening

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report China - 03/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group (CDF) Chairman Peng Hui says the company is highly optimistic about prospects for its spectacular new CDF Mall.

CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free has marked the opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. UPDATED.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading honoured for service quality

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd is one of 633 companies to be named among the list of China Quality Integrity Enterprises for 2014.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Hong Kong International calls tender for consumer technology concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/08/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has invited bids for a key consumer technology concession at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

Nuance-Watson (HK) first to launch Philips Lumea in Greater China

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 05/08/14

The Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal System SC2004 and SC2006 is now available at the retailer's Sound & Vision Enriching Life stores at HKIA East Hall.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardčre Services in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardčre has reported.

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

Chinese supermodel Du Juan to star in T Galleria by DFS FW2014 campaign

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 16/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inspired by the travel journal, the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign will feature a six-part video series starring international Chinese supermodel Du Juan.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around Ł997 million as share trading began.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial and Trading Co earns trademark accolade

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report China* - 07/07/14

CHINA. 'Elegance, Passion, Honesty and Excellence’. Those are the qualities epitomised by the Chinese airport retailer's award-winning trademark.

Haikou Meilan Airport to expand duty free in drive for RMB1 billion in sales

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/07/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop will expand its space by 1,000sq m this year as the company aims to hit RMB1 billion (US$161 million) in sales.

Ever Rich Duty Free named Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/07/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has been named as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Meilan Airport buys 49% stake in Hainan airport retail business

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/07/14

CHINA. The airport will become the minority partner in the government-controlled duty free operator after a US$207 million deal with HNA Group.

Hong Kong International Airport boosts luxury line-up with ten new brands

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 02/07/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has revealed ten new luxury brands that will open at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 by the end of 2014, with a number of them already in place. The list includes Balenciaga, Blancpain, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jaeger Le Coultre, Miu Miu, Moncler, Chanel and Tory Burch.

Changi Airport launches S$1 million campaign to win back Chinese tourists

Source: The Straits Times - 30/06/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has teamed up with the Singapore Tourism Board and other major tourism players in a campaign to boost Chinese arrivals.

Nuance-Watson (HK) stores recognised in HKIA safety campaign

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/06/14

HONG KONG. Five Nuance-Watson stores were recognised in Hong Kong International Airport’s 2014 Retail Shops and Catering Outlets Safety Campaign.

New licences and sales surge boost Hong Kong Airport results

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/06/14

HONG KONG. Retail and advertising revenue surged by +23.2% at Hong Kong International Airport in the latest financial year, hitting US$794 million.

Chanel opens new two-storey boutique at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 24/06/14

HONG KONG. Chanel has opened its new 4,500sq ft, two-storey boutique at Hong Kong International Airport, which carries watches, jewellery and ready-to-wear.

DFS creates major exhibition in Macau to mark Jaquet Droz anniversary

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/06/14

MACAU. Luxury travel retailer DFS is hosting a major exhibition of Jaquet Droz timepieces at T Galleria Macau, to mark the brand's 275th anniversary.

Surging Chinese passenger traffic buoys Sydney Airport in May

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Double-digit growth in Mainland China passenger traffic was among the key contributors to a healthy traffic increase at Sydney Airport in May.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Strong traffic growth continues at Hong Kong International in May

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 16/06/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes reached 5.1 million in May, (+8.9%), with China and Taiwan traffic recording big increases.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic hits record high in May 2014

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/06/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 5.3 million passengers in May, a rise of +3.7% year-on-year and a new record for the month, reports parent group Fraport.

Brisbane Airport aims to boost China services with fresh strategy

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has launched a fresh ‘China Strategy’ in a push to increase its connections with China and to engage better with Chinese travellers.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

Duty free boon to Korean retailers as Chinese arrivals soar +58.8% in April

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/06/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers surged +58.8% in April to 531,947, a 42.5% share of the inbound travel market, according to Korea Tourism Organization.

LS travel retail ASPAC hails new klia2 opening and signals expansion

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. LS travel retail ASPAC has hailed the opening of its MY Lifestyle Gallery at klia2, and underlined its aim to expand in multiple trading channels.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Nuance to acquire remaining 50% stake in Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has reached an agreement to acquire A.S. Watson’s stake in the Nuance-Watson joint ventures in Asia. UPDATED.

Leading Chinese baijiu brand Yanghe enters travel retail with DFS

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 23/05/14

Yanghe, one of China’s leading baijiu spirit brands, has made its debut in the travel retail channel with DFS Group at Hong Kong International Airport.