Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 September 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Breaking news: Roberto Graziani steps down as Nuance President & CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Following Dufry's recent acquisition of The Nuance Group, Nuance’s President & CEO Roberto Graziani has agreed with the new owners to step down from his current position, after leading the global travel retailer for the past decade. UPDATED STORY with analysis of the Graziani years.

Dubai Duty Free completes repricing on loans worth US$2.5 billion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

UAE. The successful completion highlights “continued confidence” in Dubai Duty Free’s business and a strong performance in the past year, the retailer reports.

Grow non-aeronautical revenues to survive, urges TAV Airports President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

USA. TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Sener has argued that non-aeronautical revenues must be increased as airports face declining aviation income.

Keflavik Airport aims for commercial boost through CA+ solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

ICELAND. Keflavik International Airport has selected the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) solution to help boost its non-aeronautical revenues.

Mellow yellow: L’Occitane brings the south of France to Norway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

L’Occitane’s yellow well-being truck is bringing a touch of Provence to Oslo Gardermoen Airport this September, in partnership with Gebr Heinemann.

Tairo showcases Roger & Gallet portfolio in the Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Distributor Tairo International promoted Roger & Gallet’s fragrance and body collections earlier this year via impactful animations and in-store sensorial events.

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day of conference proceedings. Hong Kong has been announced as next year's venue.

Birmingham Airport ties up with LS travel retail for new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

UK. LS travel retail has opened Hugo Boss, The Watch Collection, Eye Love, The Fashion Place and Discover England stores at Birmingham Airport.

European Court rejects Mastercard's final appeal over credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has claimed the decision as a ground breaking success in its fight for fairer transaction fees for the business.

Finavia opts to retain single terminal amid Helsinki Airport expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

FINLAND. The airport will extend under one roof rather than build a new terminal as it follows its plan to accommodate 20 million passengers by 2020.

Aéroports de Montréal to call F&B tender for 17 locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

CANADA. The company is preparing to launch an international search for operators for several food & beverage outlets at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Dubai Duty Free wins twice in Gulf Business Industry Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UAE. The retailer has been named Retail Company of the Year and UAE Company of the Year in the 2014 instalment of the regional business awards.

Heathrow celebrates food-to-go milestone with London parks pod

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UK. London Heathrow is bringing the city’s parks to the airport as it celebrates 100% participation by tenants in its food-to-go policy.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September, featuring reports from some of the world’s most exciting travel retail markets.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

DFS welcomes football star David Beckham in Haig Club launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

David Beckham makes a special appearance at DFS’s Changi Airport store to mark the launch of Diageo’s new single grain Scotch whisky brand Haig Club.

Duc d’O offers Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Aldeasa-Alpha Kreol India has launched a Duc d’O promotion offering Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins when they purchase the brand.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

Neutral trebles sales in new downtown Rivera store as mall opening nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

URUGUAY. The retailer has reported impressive early growth, with a bigger development to follow at the Uruguay-Brazil border location next year.

Westfield continues commercial transformation of LAX with T1 project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines and Westfield have begun a project to transform LAX T1, with 24 new dining and retail options.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

Amsterdam Schiphol begins major Departure Lounge 2 expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to add space and commercial concepts as part of a lounge renovation to be finished next year.

Beauté Prestige International introduces new Narciso feminine fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

BPl has unveiled a new feminine fragrance from designer Narciso Rodriguez, called simply Narciso. The launch is being promoted by DDF throughout September.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

DFS Group brings T Galleria brand to stores in Guam and Saipan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

MICRONESIA. The roll out of the new branding is accompanied by significant upgrades and supporting community projects at both locations.

HMSHost recognised by ACI for diversity practices in aviation industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. HMSHost has won Airports Council International-North America’s Inclusion Champion Award, which recognises successful diversity practices in aviation.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The 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.

JR/Duty Free opens newly upgraded Arrivals store at Darwin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The store's reopening marks the start of operations at the expanded areas of the airport, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Mondelez and WDFG channel Sense of Place with bespoke Cadbury sleeves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

Mondelez WTR and World Duty Free Group have launched Cadbury's travel retail exclusive tablet range with ‘Greetings from London’ sleeves at Heathrow T2.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

Airmall upgrades Terminal E food court of Boston Logan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. The completed renovations included cosmetic updates to the food court as well as the installation of a new ‘Living Wall’ to help provide natural air filtration.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The 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.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin honoured at CEO Middle East awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the fifth edition of the CEO Middle East Awards.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

SSP America appoints new Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. Cortez A. Carter, who has held leading roles in international airport management, joins SSP America as Vice President of Business Development.

The lever of loyalty: Tapping into airport retail’s missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Loyalty marketing specialist ICLP outlines how airports should work to better understand travellers, and ensure more of them shop.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold makes golden debut in Europe through Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has been launched at Frankfurt Airport with Heinemann Duty Free, initially as an exclusive for the European region.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

Qatar Duty Free hails new Chocology concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has hailed the opening of its new Hamad International Airport chocolate concept, Chocology, developed in association with Godiva.

Travel Retail Futures partners with Schiphol Airport to drive traveller spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Newly created Travel Retail Futures has pioneered an initiative to build average transaction value at Schiphol Airport, and is now rolling out its services.

Westfield reveals brand line-up for ‘world class’ Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

USA. Westfield Group has revealed details of the new-look retail and food & beverage offer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 2.