Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 12 February 2016

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Branzea makes debut at Bengaluru Airport with Nuance India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

Said to be ideal for a “trendy” cocktail base, Branessy's liqueur brand Branzea has launched at Bengaluru International Airport with Nuance India.

Elizabeth Arden unveils travel retail exclusive fragrance with Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

Elizabeth Arden 5th avenue Only NYC will be available exclusively through Dufry stores until April. The launch will also be supported by a digital campaign.

Flemingo Foundation maintains CSR drive with Sri Lankan music project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

INDIA. Flemingo Foundation has supported The Music Project at the Galle Festival in Sri Lanka; the project aims to foster musical achievement among children.

IAADFS expects nearly 200 exhibitors at Orlando show in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

USA. Approximately 95% of exhibition space is already booked at the 2016 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, say organisers.

Korean Air launches A380 service to Heathrow with ‘Duty Free Showcase’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

KOREA. A new daily A380 flight between Incheon and Heathrow will feature a showcase area for duty free products, a key sales channel for the airline.

Mondelez delivers high-profile Toblerone promotion at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

Described as Toblerone's "most ambitious activation to date", the Crispy Coconut promotion spanned six locations across all three concourses at Dubai International.

Kingdom of Bahrain hikes duties on alcohol and cigarettes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free says it is “monitoring developments” as the Kingdom of Bahrain doubles import duties on alcohol products and cigarettes.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover climbs marginally in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport retail and food & beverage sales grow slightly in January, a year on from the government's removal of the currency cap.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Hershey and Heinemann bring a sweet treat to passengers at Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

The latest promotion from Hershey World Travel Retail highlights its Reese's brand through a 'Sweets Stage' display, sampling area and product discounts.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Bahrain Duty Free reveals record revenues and profits for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free hits US$77 million in sales in 2015 (+3.3%), with net profit climbing by +4.4% to US$23.7 million, the retailer has revealed.

Belfast International supports local charity with ‘left-behind’ toiletries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. Thousands of shampoos, creams, deodorants, pastes and gels, discarded by passengers at Belfast International Airport, are distributed to people in need.

China Duty Free Group reveals plans for third Cambodian store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group says its next off-airport store will offer a much expanded range of brands and categories.

Denver International posts all-time passenger traffic record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

USA. Denver International Airport set a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2015, of 54 million, as it marked its 20th year of operations.

Paul & Shark opens first boutique in South Korea with Lotte Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

South Korea debut: the Italian lifestyle brand's store at Incheon International Airport officially opened on 16 December 2015 in partnership with Lotte Duty Free.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

Champion golfer Danny Willett conducts Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

UAE. Englishman Danny Willett conducted the latest Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Draw following victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

Dublin Airport Authority raises €240,000 for three Irish charities in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

IRELAND. The latest fundraising efforts mean that DAA staff and supporters have donated more than €1.7 million to 15 Irish charities over the past nine years.

Qatar Duty Free marks Chinese New Year with promotions and discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free opens its Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering special promotions and discounts of up to -20%.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

Ever Rich kicks off Chinese New Year festivities at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

TAIWAN. The retailer is embracing the festive Chinese New Year spirit with a series of promotions and engaging events at Taoyuan International.

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

HKIA unveils retail & catering offer for Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

Incheon Airport plots duty free tenders for T2; confirms SkyTeam carriers move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is planning to issue its Request for Proposals for the duty free concession at the new Terminal 2 in August or September, and bidders will then have at least 60 days to prepare their submissions. In an important related development, IIAC has confirmed that Delta, KLM and Air France will join Korean Air as airline tenants at the new terminal.

Lagardère Travel Retail agrees to sell its Belgium operations to bpost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

BELGIUM/FRANCE. Company's focus remains on growth businesses as exit from press distribution and integrated retail continues with latest divestment.

Lotte Duty Free confirms major new downtown store opening in Osaka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

JAPAN. South Korean travel retailer Lotte Duty Free will open a 4,400sq m downtown duty free shop next year in Osaka's Namba district.

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

The Body Shop opens store with King Power International in Thailand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

The 12sq m store at King Power International Group's downtown duty free complex targets Chinese shoppers and offers products exclusive to travel retail.

Bacardi launches limited edition Grey Goose at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

Aiming to drive incremental sales in the gifting sector, Bacardi Global Travel Retail has introduced a limited edition Grey Goose bottle, available at Dubai Duty Free.

Dubai Duty Free launches Chinese New Year 20% discount promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

UAE. Traditional-styled retail areas will house the top 25 popular products for Chinese customers as festive celebrations get underway at Dubai International.

Ever Rich adds Kate Spade and MCM to fashion offer at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

TAIWAN. Two MCM outlets and a Kate Spade store join Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s fashion offer at Taoyuan International Airport.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Lindt Swiss Masterpieces range set for pre-launch at Zürich

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

The Swiss Masterpieces collection is being pre-launched this month at Zürich Airport with a promotion that includes tastings and creations by Master Chocolatiers.

South Korea introduces tax refund scheme for overseas visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The government's move to introduce instant tax refunds on certain goods for tourists prompts mixed reactions in South Korea's duty free community.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Accolade Wines brings category stage promotion to Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

Accolade Wines brands Hardys, Grant Burge and Houghton are taking centre stage in a two-month promotion with Heinemann at Sydney Airport.

Calls grow for reform of Korean duty free downtown licensing system as high-profile policy seminar takes place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Leading academics and tourism officials joined calls for urgent reform of the downtown duty free licensing system at a policy seminar in Seoul.

DFS's 2015 business hit by Asian currency & geopolitical issues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. "DFS continues to experience an uncertain environment in Asia as a result of currency and geopolitical changes," notes LVMH.

Duty Free Americas scoops top prize at inaugural Miami airport awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Miami International’s best shops and restaurants have been recognised based on excellence in customer service, merchandise and menu offerings.

gategroup closes Inflight Service Group deal - 'the best Buy on Board offering in the industry'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SWITZERLAND. gategroup Holding closes Inflight Service Group acquisition, boosting EBITDA by US$13 million pre any synergies.

Lotte Duty Free plans big extension in Seoul and more Japanese stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. As leading travel retailer Lotte Duty Free reveals sales of US$3.9 billion in 2015, the company says it is planning a fresh wave of store investment.

Tea Forté extends global travel retail presence; launches tastings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

The luxury tea brand said it is focusing on making travel retail the "ultimate" retail revenue as it seeks to expand its footprint in the channel globally.

Westfield unveils revitalised Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Six airport firsts and seven Southern California brands are among the 16 new retail and dining outlets added as part of the LAX Terminal 2 transformation.

Dubai International retains number one status for international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UAE. Dubai International retained its position as the world’s leading airport for international passengers with annual traffic of just over 78 million in 2015.

Ever Rich promotes taste of Taiwan by adding high-quality rice to menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

TAIWAN. Select Taoyuan International Airport restaurants are offering special meal sets featuring the renowned Chihshang rice for a limited period.

Furla partners with Heinemann Asia to open Sydney Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

The Italian leathergoods brand has strengthened its presence in Asia Pacific with the opening of a 40sq m store at Sydney International Airport.

Hyderabad International adds Tommy Hilfiger store to fashion offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

INDIA. Airport outlet will feature a range of fashion apparels and smart casuals “based on current fashion trends” as well as seasonal collections.