Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 30 May 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Hong Kong International tenders luxury boutique spaces in T1 East Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for two luxury boutiques in the Terminal 1 East Hall airside at Hong Kong International Airport.

The Design Solution hails Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

IRELAND. The Design Solution has hailed the opening of ARI's Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin Airport T1, for which it led the interior design.

Chanel and Heinemann celebrate N°5 Eau Première launch in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

DENMARK. Chanel partners with Gebr Heinemann in a spectacular activation at Copenhagen Airport to celebrate the launch of its new N°5 Eau Première, an airy and luminous fragrance which pays tribute to Coco Chanel’s lucky number. Designed to offer passengers an "immersive olfactory experience", the 100sq m zone is located in the Heinemann Tax Free Shop at international departures and will be in place until mid-June.

Westfield reveals fresh details of LAX commercial transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

USA. Westfield has named a number of new brands that will appear as part of the commercial transformation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 6.

Butlers Chocolates to introduce new dessert-inspired collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

Comprising eight recipes inspired by classic desserts such as lemon parfait and panna cotta, The Dessert Menu will roll out exclusively with Dubai Duty Free in June.

Dollar hits eight-year high against Yen as Hawaiian arrivals drop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA (HAWAII). The Dollar hits ¥123.13, its highest level against the Yen since July 2007 – bad news for DFS and other Japanese-focused retailers.

Gucci Cosmetics makes UK debut with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

UK. World Duty Free Group scores yet another beauty exclusive, as it introduces the Gucci Cosmetics Collection at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as VP of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA. HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing and overseeing key client relationships.

London Heathrow Terminal 5 unveils two-storey 'Statue of Liperty'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

UK. To promote the launch of a new lipstick report, London Heathrow Airport has created a two-story ‘Statue of Liperty’ tribute to New York City’s iconic landmark.

LS travel retail rolls out new shop concept in Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

POLAND. On 1 May LS travel retail opened three new ‘next-generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores in the new terminal one at Warsaw’s Frédéric Chopin Airport. These comprise an 800sq m fragrances and cosmetics boutique, a 500sq m store for liquor, tobacco, fine food and confectionery, and a multi-category arrivals store.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar tackles consumers and regional challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

NORDIC REGION. A high-quality Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2015 took place in Copenhagen on Wednesday, focusing on consumers in a key regional market.

Qatar Duty Free, DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS sweep 2015 DFNI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Duty Free a triple winner at the 2015 DFNI Global Awards, while DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS snare the Asia Pacific Awards.

Lotte Duty Free hails success of 20th Family Festival in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SEOUL. Lotte Duty Free’s 20th Family Festival, which took place from 22-24 May, attracted around 112,000 participants and generated a spend of US$90 million.

Nivea and World Duty Free Group spin Wheel of Fortune in Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SPAIN. In March Nivea and World Duty Free Group invited passengers at Madrid to spin to win, as part of an eye-catching Wheel of Fortune promotion.

Tocumen Airport pushes for US$30 million lift in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

PANAMA. Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen SA (AITSA) is rolling out a raft of new commercial concessions as it seeks to increase income and profitability.

Victoria’s Secret to make Finnish debut at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

FINLAND. The leading lingerie and beauty retailer will open its first store in Finland later this summer as part of Finavia’s service reform at Helsinki Airport.

Chinese tourism to Korea booms amid race for duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. Surging Chinese tourism drives race for duty free licences in Seoul and Jeju. Now E-Land, in a noteworthy tie-up with Dufry, enters the fray.

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips on strong Swiss Franc effect

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and F&B) hit CHF44.5 million in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year.

Bric's teams up with Tumi to open adjoining store at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Opened on 1 May, the new store aims to leverage the "winning formula" of major multi-brand stores by tapping into the synergy between the two luggage brands.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dufry hails luxury concession gains at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

FRANCE. Dufry has hailed its capture of nine new luxury and fashion stores at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, where it will operate under a seven-year agreement.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

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.

Another Aussie airport first as Nespresso pops up in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

AUSTRALIA. A range of 23 Grand Cru coffees will enhance an already "exceptional" coffee offer says General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

Exchange rate declines weigh on retail spend at Bogota Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

COLOMBIA. Depreciation of Brazilian and Colombia currencies hits commercial revenues at Bogota El Dorado Airport, but expansion offers new opportunity.

Fraser Dunlop’s life to be celebrated as research fund is launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

UK. Announcing a celebration of Fraser Dunlop's life, the WDFG executive who defied medical wisdom and inspired friends, colleagues and fellow cancer sufferers.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Bolon continues to expand in travel retail with new Changi listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Essilor has announced a new listing for its Bolon brand with DFS at Changi Airport T3 as it introduces an innovative new E-SPF index for its lenses.

Coccinelle enters South Korean market as Asia expansion continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

The Italian accessories brand has ventured into South Korea with Bluebell Korea, and continues to grow in China with two new downtown duty free locations.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz to lead powerful speakers’ line-up for 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Dufry Group CEO Julián Díaz heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for The Trinity Forum, featuring the theme ‘Putting the Consumer at the Heart of the Trinity’.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

Lotte Duty Free explains reasons behind Guam rent appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free says that a sharp decline in Russian and Japanese arrivals and spending prompted its call for rent relief at A.B. Won Pat International Airport.

LS travel retail-Longchamp alliance wins luxury concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail will operate a new Longchamp boutique at Singapore Changi T3, after winning the latest luxury brand name concession at the location.

Proxama and Eye Airports light up UK airports with beacon technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

UK. Eye Airports and Proxama are teaming up for a campaign that uses a network of beacons to deliver targeted branding messages to passengers.

Saudi Duty Free Fabulous Dates Festival generates strong sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SAUDI ARABIA. A major campaign showcasing Saudi Arabia’s dates industry, including special consumer offers, generated a +33% surge in sales.

Retailer and airport visitor numbers to Singapore show climb slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/05/15

SINGAPORE. Visitor numbers to TFWA Asia Pacific last week climbed slightly year-on-year, with ‘key buyers’ (travel retailers and airport companies) up +1%.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Guam Airport rejects Lotte Duty Free appeal for rent relief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

GUAM.. Plummeting Russian visitor numbers and spending power, plus a dip in Japanese arrivals, prompts unsuccessful rent relief appeal by retailer.

Momentum builds for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

IRELAND/UAE. Last year's European Ryder Cup team members Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher join the line-up for the Irish Open.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Bahrain Duty Free announces +28.5% surge in Q1 profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex Managing Director Abdulla Buhindi extols a solid early 2015 performance, with profits rising sharply despite a modest increase in revenues.