Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 April 2015


Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

Pandora recognises retail sales staff for excellence customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

In a first for travel retail, Pandora’s sales team at Cyprus Airports Duty Free has achieved a perfect score for the brand’s 2014 mystery shopping programme.

Sunrise Duty Free unveils new Virtual Mall at 15th birthday gala

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

CHINA. Sunrise Duty Free has unveiled one of travel retail’s most innovative and ambitious e-commerce initiatives during its magnificent 15th anniversary celebrations.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Max Heinemann: Sydney duty free is ‘the cherry on the first ice cream’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Just after Gebr Heinemann won the Sydney Airport duty free tender, we spoke to a delighted Max Heinemann, CEO of Heinemann Asia Pacific.

The Moodie Report Interview: XpresSpa talks global growth plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

USA. As fast-growing airport wellness brand XpresSpa opens its 50th airport outlet, Chairman Moreton Binn talks about about the company's ambitions.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Mäurer & Wirtz aims to accelerate international development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

Mäurer & Wirtz is stepping up its focus on travel retail – and international expansion in general – as the company prepares for a new business era.

Milan Malpensa's grand ambition takes shape as Piazza del Lusso opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/14

ITALY. The new 8,000sq m shopping area in the revamped Tl 1 has 2,000sq m of dedicated duty free space and features the first Armani store in a European airport.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Wonderful Pistachios demonstrates healthy appetite for success

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

The Moodie Report's Rebecca Mann takes a trip to Los Angeles to discover why the travel retail industry is going nuts for Wonderful Pistachios.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

Puig celebrates centenary in high style with Puig Tower inauguration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Fashion and fragrance house Puig aims high for the future – and celebrates 100 years of success – with the inauguration of Puig Tower in Barcelona.

'Family Spirit' Series: Can Steven Goldstein strike gold a second time?

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

Continuing our Family Spirit series, we profile one of the great pioneers of duty free, Steven Goldstein, and examine his latest entreprenuerial brainwave.

World Duty Free Group celebrates Lalique Heathrow T5 success

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

UK. As previously revealed on The Moodie Report, World Duty Free Group has partnered with Lalique to create the brand’s first interactive pop-up installation.

Q&A with Co-Founder Mick Dawidowicz

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/13 co-founder Mick Dawidowicz explains how airlines and airports could work together to drive sales through omni-channel retailing.

In pictures: Harrods continues its travel retail evolution at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/13

UK. Harrods reports a positive reception from passengers to its new 6,200sq ft store at Gatwick Airport South Terminal, which has a strong focus on premium brands.

L’Oréal’s Clarisonic prepares to clean up in the travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/13

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific Division Manager Olivier Teboul previews the group’s Clarisonic strategy – and hails the sustained success of the Lancôme brand.

The Moodie Interview: FlyInStyle to launch airport consumer app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/13

USA. FlyInStyle Founder & CEO Amanda Anthony talks about a new app that aims to enhance the airport experience - and drive commercial revenues.

Exclusive: The story behind the creation of The Macallan M

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/05/13

The story behind the creation of M, the result of a collaboration between The Macallan, crystal makers Lalique and designer Fabien Baron.

SSP America revitalises New York JFK T4 food & beverage offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/05/13

USA. The Foodie Report went on location for the unveiling of the new Phase 1 concepts. SSP America President & CEO Les Cappetta discusses the new offer.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann sets out OPI’s message in a bottle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/13

The First Lady of Nails, OPI’s Executive VP & Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, explains the power of polish to The Moodie Report’s Rebecca Mann.

Police celebrates three decades of history and spirit with global vision

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/13

Lifestyle brand Police, best known for its sunglasses, recently celebrated its 30th birthday with a high-profile party – and a commitment to Look Beyond.

The Front Line: celebrating the best of customer service in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/12

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and Lacoste present some of the latest nominees in our The Front Line feature, celebrating the best in customer service.

The Front Line: celebrating the best of customer service in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/08/12

The Moodie Report and sponsor Lacoste are proud to present some of the latest nominees in our The Front Line feature, celebrating the best in customer service.

L’Oréal sets sights on strengthening skin care for Yves Saint Laurent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/12

The launch of Forever Youth Liberator heralds a fresh focus on skin care for YSL, particularly in Asia. L’Oréal's Eva Yu sets out the new strategy.

The Moodie Report Picture Gallery: Celebrating Master of Spirits II

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/12

SINGAPORE. The Moodie Report presents a special pictorial round-up of Master of Spirits II, a ground-breaking wines & spirits initiative from DFS.

Coty Prestige brightens up the make-up market with ck one color

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/12

The Moodie Report discovers more about the strategy – and spokespeople – for ck one color via this extended feature incorporating four key interviews.

The Marathon Matters Interview: Butlers Chocolates' Karl Marnane

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/12

INTERNATIONAL. In the build-up to the second Moodie Multi-National Marathon in June, we present our second 'Marathon Matters' participant's profile.

Japan remembers 11 March 2011; Sendai Airport waits for recovery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/12

JAPAN. Japan is remembering the tragic earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011. Sendai Airport, close to the centre of the disaster, is still struggling to recover.

Giorgio Armani and L’Oréal Luxe unveil new Acqua for Life initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/12

This month Giorgio Armani and the L’Oréal group reboot their “Acqua for Life” safe drinking water campaign. The travel retail channel will play a key role.

Amazing images as Dubai Duty Free celebrates 20th tennis anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/12

UAE. We present iconic images of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships from the 20th anniversary of the event.

L’Oréal Luxe prepares to cultivate Stella McCartney’s L.I.L.Y

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/12

The UK market – and travel retail – has been earmarked to play a key role in the launch of Stella McCartney’s L.I.L.Y fragrance, being previewed this month.

When Rémy met Martin: BPI's Gomez insists 'the answer always lies within'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/12

BPI President Rémy Gomez explains why the loss of the lucrative Jean Paul Gaultier license marks a new beginning, and not the end, for the ambitious fragrance group.

World Duty Free Group celebrates Heathrow redevelopments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/12

UK. World Duty Free Group celebrates the completion of the extensive refurbishment of its main duty free stores at Heathrow Terminals 3 and 4.

Indian airports deliver surging growth in non-aeronautical revenues

Source: Centre for Aviation; The Moodie Report - 09/02/12

INDIA. A new report from the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) underlines the surge in non-aeronautical revenues at India's airports over the past five years.

Revisiting Sri Lanka’s thriving Travel Retail Village

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/12

SRI LANKA. Industry executives have visited The Travel Retail Village, a community funded by the trade in response to the tsunami of 2004.

Images of 2011: The Moodie Report's favourite industry pictures of the year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/12/11

INTERNATIONAL. In our sign-off story to 2011, The Moodie Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie presents his favourite images from the travel retail year.

JDC celebrates Grand Opening of expanded duty free at Jeju Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/11

SOUTH KOREA. JDC this week celebrated the Grand Opening of its expanded duty free store at Jeju International Airport on Jeju Island. At 2,949sq m, the store offers a +65% increase over the former space, allowing for a big increase in cosmetics brands, such as Sisley, MAC and Bobbi Brown, plus more leading fashion names.

The Foodie Report December issue: Online now

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/12/11

INTERNATIONAL.The December edition of The Foodie Report, the e-Zine dedicated to travel-related, revenue-generating food & beverage, is out now.

The Never Hide Interview: Andrea Belardini

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/11

In the latest interview for our Never Hide series we speak to The Nuance Group Chief Executive Officer Europe Andrea Belardini about his likes and inspirations.

The Never Hide Interview: Rakhita Jayawardena

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/11

In the latest interview for our Never Hide series we speak to Centaur Travel Retail and King Power Traveler President Rakhita Jayawardena about his life and career.

La Prairie eyes skin care top spot and prepares to evolve cosmetics offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/11

La Prairie President and CEO Patrick Rasquinet tells The Moodie Report about his mission to make La Prairie the market’s number one luxury skin care brand.

Louis Vuitton makes spectacular airport debut at Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/11

SOUTH KOREA. Louis Vuitton today opened its first-ever airport store, in association with The Shilla Duty Free at Incheon International Airport.

From the Blogosphere: Taking a retail journey in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/11

INDIA. The Moodie Report's new feature series again brings you impressions of our industry as portrayed (either by the industry, consumer media or travellers) in websites, Blogs and other social and digital media. This week’s coverage comes from India where Cafe Coffee Day General Manager - Key Accounts S Shriram writes one of the best retail blogs we have come across.

From the Blogosphere: Nostalgia to the fore at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/11

SINGAPORE. The Moodie Report’s popular new feature series again brings you impressions of our industry as viewed by Blogs, other social media and consumer websites. This week’s coverage stems from Twitter and Facebook, where ‘Fans Of Changi’ – Singapore Changi Airport’s social networking platform – features travel retail veteran Jonathan Holland (owner of Singapore-based agent and distributor Jonathan Holland & Associates), who was one of the first passengers to fly through Changi Airport when it opened its doors for operation on 1 July 1981.

The Innovators: Flying high, flying healthy with 1Above

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/11

NEW ZEALAND. The Moodie Report is pleased to announce a new feature series, dubbed 'The Innovators', focusing on companies that are bringing edge and innovation to travel retail. “I’m out to change the way the world flies,” says New Zealand entrepreneur Roger Boyd, founder of 1Above, which is designed to help travellers "fly well and arrive ready".

SK-II launches two new anti-ageing product lines exclusively with Nuance-Watson at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/11

SINGAPORE. SK-II, in partnership with Nuance-Watson (Singapore), last week unveiled the latest additions to its anti-ageing boutique Skin Signature Series at the retailer's Perfumes & Cosmetics stores in Changi Airport. Nuance-Watson is the first in the world to launch the two new products – Skin Signature Eye Cream and Wrinkle Specialist – and an exclusive media event was held to celebrate the global launch. The Moodie Report's Asia Bureau Chief Melody Ng was on hand for the celebrations.

UNWTO tourism report outlines huge growth potential and Chinese travel and spending boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/11

INTERNATIONAL. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) annual report on tourism, published this week, is highlighted by China’s emergence as the world’s third-biggest tourism spender – a critical indicator for the travel retail channel. This benchmark overview includes key trends, the ranking of the world’s top destinations and an overview of international arrivals and tourism receipts for all regions. It also covers outbound tourism and the biggest tourism spenders. Read on for an executive summary or download the full report.