Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15
HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15
UK. Graphic renderings of how a new retail and dining hub at London’s Paddington station will look have been released by rail operator Network Rail.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15
UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15
UK. SSP UK has opened a new ‘street food’ offer at London Euston railway station featuring three concepts: Big Apple Hot Dogs, The Rib Man and Beany Australia.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15
UK. SSP UK, in partnership with Network Rail, has opened the largest Marks & Spencer (M&S) store in the rail channel at London Waterloo station.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15
UK. Network Rail’s retail sales climbed by +6.16% year-on-year in the 12 months to March 2015, once again outstripping UK High Street retail growth.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15
UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15
INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15
UK. The StP App provides commuters with details about the London train station and the St Pancras area and includes special retail offers and travel information.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14
UK. Sales at the company’s 18 rail stations grew by +6.23% like-for-like between July and September as high street sales in the UK fell by -0.05%.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14
INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14
UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14
UK. HMSHost has captured new concessions at London Stansted Airport and London Euston station, and added a seven-year contract at Manchester Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14
UK. F&B operator SSP will open a YO! Sushi 'grab n go' concept this December at London Charing Cross station. YO! To Go will offer classic and new dishes.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14
INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14
The Louis XIII brand is celebrating its 140th year with the launch of the US$13,000 Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition in Cannes.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14
UK. Network Rail station retail sales rose +6.1% year-on-year in the latest quarter, with King's Cross and Liverpool Lime Street the strongest performing locations.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14
CANADA. Canadian duty free sales saw positive growth in July, with airports posting sales growth of +20% and land border stores seeing sales increases of +1.09%.
Source: ©The 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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14
LITHUANIA. Avia Solutions Group, a provider of aviation business solutions, has created a duty free retailer called Globus Distribution, with plans to open 40 stores.
Source: ©The 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 Lagardère has reported.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14
UK. Network Rail has revealed details of a major project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station, including new brands that will feature at the location.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14
UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.
Source: ©The 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 £997 million as share trading began.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14
FRANCE. Marks & Spencer and LS travel retail France will open the first Marks & Spencer Food store in Paris at La Défense RER station on 25 June.
Source: ©The 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.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14
UK. Network Rail has reported +5.6% sales growth across its 16 stations in the quarter ended March 2014, exceeding high street growth of +0.5% during the same period.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14
Novo IVC will be unveiling and demonstrating a new Apple iOS version of its SkyPOS onboard point of sale solution at the Airline Retail Conference 2014.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14
INTERNATIONAL. There is still time to book your place at the eagerly anticipated FAB 2014 Conference and Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14
GERMANY. SSP and supermarket group Edeka are to rebrand 40 of SSP’s Point outlets under the Spar Express name at German rail stations.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14
INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14
UK. Network Rail retail sales climbed by +7.8% in like-for-like terms from September to December 2013, led by King's Cross and Manchester Piccadilly stations.
Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 29/01/14
USA. The new 4,000sq m travel plaza is one of two operated by Áreas USA on the busy I-95 highway between New York and Washington D.C.
Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14
UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/13
SWEDEN. The first Starbucks in the city of Stockholm opened today at the capital’s Central Station. The new SSP-operated store is the sixth Starbucks in Sweden.
Source: The Voice of Russia - 12/12/13
The government-owned rail operator has opened its first duty free shop at Zabaikalsk station bordering China, according to The Voice of Russia.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/13
UK. Retail and F&B sales at railway stations across the UK continued to grow faster than High Street sales in the three months to the end of September.
Source: ©The Foodie Report - 05/12/13
FRANCE. Travel food & beverage concessionaire SSP has introduced the brand for the first time in France, adjacent to the iconic Le Train Bleu restaurant.
Source: ©The Foodie Report - 20/11/13
INTERNATIONAL. SSP is to extend the rollout of an instant customer feedback programme developed by market research specialist eDigitalResearch.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13
FRANCE. LS travel retail posted a +6.1% rise in net sales year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, with duty free and food services performing strongly.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13
INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported stable revenues for the first nine months in F&B; the now separate travel retail business was driven by healthy UK growth.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/13
UK. Travel food & beverage specialist SSP will take over the running of Cabin bar at Waterloo, which serves premium food and drink, from 13 November.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/13
FRANCE. Marks & Spencer has struck a franchise partnership with Relay France, part of Lagardère Services, to operate M&S Food stores at travel locations.
Source: ©The Foodie Report - 25/10/13
SWEDEN. The branch at Stockholm Central Station, which serves 300,000 visitors each day, will be the brand’s first in the Swedish capital.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/13
UK. The White Company, L’Occitane and Kiehl’s join the line-up as the landmark rail station development, to open in 2015, reaches 80% occupancy.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/13
UK.The company expects the two food & beverage contracts - covering eight stations and an airport - to generate £175 million in revenue over the next decade.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/13
Ayaz Furniturewalla, former Vice President Global Travel Retail at Elizabeth Arden, has joined Estée Lauder Travel Retailing Worldwide as Vice President/GM.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/13
UAE. The annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards event begins this evening at the stunning Atlantis, The Palm venue in Dubai.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/13
UK. Investment programmes at major stations, an earlier Easter and good weather helped to drive retail and food & beverage sales between April and June.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/13
INDIA. Excess Baggage Company has started services at Mumbai International Airport, marking its debut in India with a two-year contract.