Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 18 December 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Auckland Airport welcomes Saben pop-up at international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. Saben has opened its first retail pop-up store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of handcrafted leather handbags and accessories.

Brisbane Airport's US$37.5 million terminal facelift takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a milestone in its International Terminal revamp with the opening of several new stores, including JR/Duty Free last week.

Dubai Duty Free offers one-day deal on millionaire and luxury car draws

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free is marking its 31st anniversary with a special one-day online discount on its popular Millennium Millionaire and Finest Surprise contests.

Dufry extends duration of call/put option in key Brazil market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

BRAZIL. Dufry has signed an extension until February 2015 on the call/put option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas in Brazil.

New group formed as Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports; they now make up a new group, AGS Airports Ltd.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services hosts crew awards and training event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest’s Ambassador and Sales Person Awards taught valuable inflight retailing skills and offered prizes worth a total of US$6,000.

Bhavesh Patel named to key commercial and concessions role at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

USA. Bhavesh Patel, who was Director of Concessions at Tampa International, has taken on a role overseeing commercial and concessions at Denver Airport.

Dublin Airport introduces new converter service for unwanted coins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

IRELAND. Passengers departing from Dublin Airport can now convert unwanted coins into The Loop shopping vouchers thanks to the new Coindrum machine.

Duty Free Americas wins first airport duty free concession in Brazil

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

BRAZIL. Duty Free Americas has been awarded a ten-year contract to operate the duty free concession at Afonso Pena International Airport in Curitiba, Brazil. DFA Chief Executive Jerome Falic hails a concession that gives the retailer “a strong platform for growth in Brazil and other countries in the region”.

Tender interest rises as Incheon Airport hits all-time duty free sales high

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport is on course to race past the US$2 billion mark in duty free sales in 2014 after reaching an all-time annual high.

ACI Asia-Pacific airports post +7.3% increase in October passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific rose by +7.3% in October while the Middle East posted a +7.6% increase for the month, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

DFS Group and Hermès Parfums strengthen relationship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

DFS has created a dedicated counter for Hermès fragrances at Hong Kong International, and is rolling out the Hermès Le Bain collection at selected T Gallerias.

JR/Duty Free officially opens new Brisbane Airport Departures store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a major milestone in its International Terminal redevelopment with the official opening of JR/Duty Free’s impressive Departures store - described by Brisbane Airport CEO and Managing Director Julieanne Alroe as "the jewel in the crown of the project". The Moodie Report’s Peter Dowling was the sole travel retail media representative at the event.

Kempegowda International Airport celebrates Season of Smiles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

INDIA. Bangalore International Airport Limited has begun a month-long campaign of promotions, performances and activities for the holiday season.

Louis Vuitton opens first European airport store at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

UK. The striking 301sq m store is the brand's second airport location worldwide and joins an extended luxury line-up at London Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5.

Muscat Duty Free launches Christmas campaign and MasterCard promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free is bringing Aer Rianta International's Joy of Giving campaign and an exclusive promotion for MasterCard holders to Muscat Airport.

Aéroports de Paris spreads Christmas cheer with festive campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris is celebrating the festive period with a number of themed initiatives, at both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports.

Dubai Duty Free donates US$544,507 to Dubai Autism Center project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has donated AED2 million (US$544,507) to Dubai Autism Center’s Build A Difference campaign to help build a 91,000sq ft facility in Garhoud.

Dubai Duty Free prepares to mark 31st anniversary with three days of discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free is to mark its 31st anniversary with a -25% discount on a wide range of merchandise for three days from 18-20 December.

Gatwick responds to passenger demand with wagamama opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UK. The airport will host the popular Japanese restaurant chain at its North Terminal after demand was highlighted in recent surveys.

Hong Kong International maintains robust passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport maintained its healthy traffic growth in November, handling 5.1 million passengers, up by +5.4% year-on-year.

JCDecaux launches Christmas tree campaign at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

MACAU. Advertisers can engage passengers through digital and social media campaigns at three Christmas trees and other media across the airport.

Korean Air generates US$190 million in duty free sales; Heather Cho resigns

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air maintains its place as the world’s leading inflight sales operator but the news is tempered by the resignation of Heather Cho.

Picture Gallery: King Power International marks 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

THAILAND. The Moodie Report presents a special Picture Gallery of a spectacular and memorable evening in Bangkok for one of the world's leading travel retailers.

Canadian government eases ‘red tape’ requirements for duty free retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

CANADA. In a move welcomed by the Frontier Duty Free Association, Canada's government has streamlined regulations for the industry following a Strategic Review.

Jim Beam Single Barrel marks global travel retail launch at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

The new ultra-premium bourbon is available for the first time outside the US at the DFS departures store at Auckland Airport for an exclusive two-month period.

Kraków Airport tenders commercial space at upgraded international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

POLAND. Kraków Airport is seeking retail tenants for its newly expanded international terminal this month. The airport is tendering nine airside units and eight airside outlets covering retail categories including duty free. It will tender for other services in January 2015.

Aelia-AdP partnership begins retail operations at Zagreb Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire joint venture between Aelia and Aéroports de Paris has begun travel retail operations at Zagreb Airport.

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation CEO Chris Woodruff to resign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Woodruff will resign from the company, which owns and operates Melbourne and Launceston airports, by no later than 30 June 2015.

Heathrow Airport records busiest ever November for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

UK. London Heathrow has posted its busiest ever November, with 5.47 million passengers travelling through the airport, an increase of +1.1% year-on-year.

Heinemann offers purchase rewards to Etihad loyalty scheme members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Members of Etihad Guest can earn points on purchases at Heinemann Duty Free stores in Europe, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore.

HMSHost goes wild in Minnesota with hockey-themed restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

USA. The operator has partnered with local ice hockey team Minnesota Wild to open a restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Inflight Service launches Jumpseat, a new airline crew magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

NORDIC REGION. Leading airline retailer and distributor Inflight Service has launched Jumpseat, a new magazine to inform, educate and inspire cabin crew.

Layam-Sakal Group captures latest retail concessions at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

ISRAEL. Layam-Sakal Group has won the concession to operate two new toy stores plus one children's fashion outlet at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A celestial showcase at DFS’s Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week Martin Moodie reports from DFS Group’s Masters of Time exhibition in Macau, where he meets a living legend of the watch industry.

Tuniu and DFS enhance shopping experience for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

CHINA. Leading Chinese online leisure travel company Tuniu Corporation and DFS Group have joined forces to promote international travel and shopping.

Copenhagen Airport targets traffic record despite slow November growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

DENMARK. Passenger traffic for the year is set to exceed 25 million after growth of +2.4% in November and +6.7% for the year so far.

Delhi Duty Free launches Joy of Giving campaign at Delhi Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free has launched a month-long campaign, The Joy of Giving, at Indira Gandhi International Airport T3, with over 100 products on promotion.

Frankfurt Airport posts new record for November passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled over 4.4 million passengers in November, up by +2.5% year-on-year and a new all-time record for the month.

Milan Malpensa revamp gathers pace with Piazza del Gusto opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

ITALY. SEA Milano continues its restyling of Milan Malpensa Airport’s commercial offer with a new 2,200sq m airside retail and F&B area in Terminal 1.

Manchester Airports Group reports robust growth in half-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

UK. Manchester Airports Group has reported a solid financial performance for the six months to 30 September, aided by passenger traffic and commercial growth.

Narita Airport reveals retail and F&B plans for new Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

JAPAN. Narita Airport has unveiled the detailed commercial plan for its low-cost Terminal 3, which opens in April 2015.

Picture Gallery: DFS Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

MACAU. The Moodie Report presents a photo gallery of DFS Group's Masters of Time, the world’s largest retail exhibition of fine watches, supported for the first time by a high-end jewellery selection.

Westfield reveals new-look dining environment at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

USA. The Liberty Terrace replaces previous food courts at Newark Airport terminals A and B following a US$3.5 million transformation by Westfield.

Bollinger launches exclusive gift box with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

The gift box features a 75cl bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée and will be sold exclusively at World Duty Free Group retail outlets at 21 UK airports from this month.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches duty free, retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. The airport is offering 20 packages covering 34 locations across three terminals, including six duty free locations in Terminal D.

Dublin Airport launches personal shopping service at The Loop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

IRELAND. ARI Ireland has launched a new personal shopping service for travellers at The Loop stores at Dublin Airport in the run-up to Christmas.

Incheon Airport to factor in T2 opening in future duty free financials

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. With Incheon Airport's new T2 due to open in 2018, allowance will be made in the main duty free contracts for any traffic dilution from that point.

Nuance North America named Best Canadian Airport Duty Free Company

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. Nuance North America has been named Best Canadian Airport Duty Free Company by the Frontier Duty Free Association for the third consecutive year.

Plaza Premium set to open Arrivals Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited opens Heathrow’s first independently operated Arrivals Lounge at T2 this week.