Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 21 April 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding on Macau duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many of the industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Beirut Duty Free opens new fragrances & cosmetics store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened a new beauty store at Beirut International, featuring improved merchandising for brands in an upscale environment.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Spotlight on the best of social and digital media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the industry’s only weekly magazine profiles the winners of The Moodies 2014 awards for social, digital and mobile media. We look at the companies on the cutting edge of consumer engagement, selected from 150 nominations across 14 categories. And we visit Abu Dhabi, where DFS Group has unveiled a new niche fragrances concept and launched the latest instalment in its Masters series of curated luxury retail events.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

Hermès partners DFS in exclusive launch of Heure-H Rouge Casaque

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

The limited edition collection of red-strapped watches from Hermès is now available exclusively at DFS’s airport stores and downtown Gallerias.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

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.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Capi counts down to launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The Galaxy S5, regarded as Samsung’s flagship smartphone, will be available together with Gear smartwatches at all Capi locations from 11 April.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports open major new fragrances boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. A fragrance line-up with a difference is now on offer to shoppers at Abu Dhabi International Airport following the formal opening of a major new DFS boutique.

DFS unveils Masters of Fragrances and new flagship store in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the venue for DFS Group’s inaugural Masters of Fragrances and the retailer’s new Fragrances by DFS airport boutique.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

Muscat Duty Free and Travelex launch joint promotion at Muscat Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has teamed up with Travelex in a promotion at Muscat International Airport, where passengers can win prizes and shopping discounts.

Qatar Duty Free adds Samsung Galaxy S5 at Doha International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DOHA. Qatar Duty Free is poised to extend its Samsung offer at Doha tomorrow (11 April) with the addition of the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Canadian to the core at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt returns from a whirlwind North America visit with frontline reports from Montréal Trudeau Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport T5.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

DFS Group prepares to unveil its debut Masters of Fragrances event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

UAE. DFS Group tonight hosted a welcome dinner at the Monte Carlo Beach Club in Abu Dhabi, on the eve of its inaugural Masters of Fragrances event.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

GMR-Megawide consortium wins Mactan Cebu Airport privatisation bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

PHILIPPINES. The group will more than double passenger capacity and build a separate international terminal at the country's second-biggest airport.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Concessions International opens first Fly Burger Bar at Atlanta Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

USA. Concessions International has opened the first Fly Burger Bar Boutique, a partnership with a local chef, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Concourse B.

Dubai Duty Free set to support popular Spring Trials race meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

UAE/UK. Dubai Duty Free will sponsor the annual Spring Trials meeting at Newbury racecourse, a high-profile event in the UK racing calendar, this weekend.

EU Parliament endorses industry push for fairer credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has moved closer to securing lower fees from credit card companies after the latest EU Parliament vote.

Heinemann enters Asian cruise market with launch of Ocean Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore Cruise Centre to open two stores at the rapidly growing Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.