Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 06 May 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Abu Dhabi Airports names Al Musbah Group as car parking partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has named Al Musbah Group as concessionaire for services including car parking, baggage wrapping and the Airport Service Centre.

AdP-led consortium named preferred bidder for Madagascar airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

MADAGASCAR. A consortium led by Aéroports de Paris has entered into exclusive negotiations for the contract to operate Tananarive and Nosy Bé airports.

Aéroports de Paris reports surging duty free sales per passenger in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in the duty free business helped Aéroports de Paris report a surge in retail sales per passenger in Q1 2015. Revenues were buoyed by healthy traffic among key spending nationalities, the opening last year of a new retail zone in Hall K at Terminal 2E, plus the positive foreign exchange effect on some currencies (with the Euro at a historically low level compared to the Chinese Yuan and US Dollar).

Pokémon store debuts at Tokyo Narita Airport's Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

JAPAN. Today Narita Airport officially opened its first Pokémon Store landside in Terminal 2, after a first week of operations during the Golden Week holiday.

Dan Cappell named Abu Dhabi Airports Acting Chief Commercial Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

UAE. A big promotion for the experienced and respected Daniel Cappell as Abu Dhabi Airports steps up its multi-facility development of aviation infrastructure.

Dufry battles emerging market currency issues in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry turnover jumped by +31.5% in Q1 2015, but the like-for-like figure was down -2.1%, influenced by the devaluation of emerging market currencies.

J Cortès Cigars hails success of Aelia promotion in Paris airports in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

FRANCE. The Belgian cigar company has posted a +37% rise in sales from a month-long promotion with Aelia at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

Brisbane Airport seeks RFP for speciality F&B at domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals as it plans a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal dining offer.

Desigual's HappyBox concept makes travel retail debut at Larnaca Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

CYPRUS. Desigual has teamed up with CTC-ARI to launch a 45sq m HappyBox pop-up concept at Larnaca Airport, the first in travel retail for the fashion brand.

Lotte Duty Free announces changes to 2015 line-up of brand ambassadors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. South Korean actors Cha Seung Won‬ and ‎Park Hae Jin are replacing Jang Geun Suk‬ and ‪‎Kim Hyun Joong as Lotte Duty Free’s new brand ambassadors.

Pret A Manger to debut in UAE market at Dubai International Concourse D

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

UAE. UK brand Pret A Manger is to open its first unit in the UAE at Dubai International, following a franchise deal with Emirates Leisure Retail.

Andrew Peller opens Canadian wine boutique at Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. The new T1 store features a selection from Canadian wineries such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Wayne Gretzky Estates.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.

Changi Airport Group awards seven key luxury contracts in T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has awarded seven luxury brand name concessions at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.

Duty Free World Council urges support for Economic Impact Study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has urged support for its Economic Impact Study, after a “disappointing” response to requests for data.

Tmall Global launches duty free pre-pay option for Chinese consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CHINA. Leading e-commerce platform Tmall Global has launched a service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty free purchases before leaving home.

Hong Kong duty free border business hit by new restrictions on Chinese travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

HONG KONG. Land border and railway duty free has been hit hard by new government restrictions on Mainland Chinese visitors, introduced on 13 April.

Hotel Shilla names Raelene Johnson Vice President Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Former Nuance Group President Roberto Graziani's influence to the fore as Shilla appoints highly regarded ex-Nuance executive Raelene Johnson.

London Stansted shows impeccable taste with new F&B portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group concludes phase two of its ambitious £80 million (US$122 million) terminal transformation at London Stansted Airport.

Desigual blends Spanish style and French flair in Paris CDG pop-ups

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

FRANCE. Desigual has teamed up with Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire to launch four French-themed pop-up stores at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

JR/Duty Free opens newly expanded store at Darwin International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

AUSTRALIA. Redeveloped as part of Darwin’s terminal expansion project, the new space is double the size of the old store and offers a larger product range.

Mondelez and Heinemann launch farmers market themed activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

To promote the new Toblerone Crushed Corn, Mondelez WTR has partnered Heinemann in an exclusive roadshow at Frankfurt, Oslo and Copenhagen airports.

Aelia Duty Free reveals plans for new-look Nice Airport offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

FRANCE. Aelia Duty Free has said that ‘Playful New Luxury’ will be the theme for its new-look Nice Côte d’Azur Airport stores, which open in late September.

Gassan Singapore captures Changi Airport Terminal 1 watches concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SINGAPORE. Incumbent Gassan Singapore has captured the key watches concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1. The company will operate a three-year contract (with a two-year renewal option) from July. It beat competition from DFS Group and LS travel retail ASPAC to secure the concession.

London Stansted Airport completes £80 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

UK. Phase two of Stansted Airport’s £80 million investment to transform the terminal – with a vibrant new food & beverage offer – was officially opened today.

Shilla turns in strong results as Changi losses ease

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +44% increase in consolidated revenues for Q1 with operating profits up by +45.3% despite heavy (though easing) losses at Changi Airport.

Bahrain Duty Free marks Bahrain Grand Prix with MasterCard promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/04/15

BAHRAIN. The month-long F1 'race to win' promotion at Bahrain Duty Free in partnership with MasterCard has already achieved a marked increase in sales.

A tribute to Fraser Dunlop, 'our Scottish ray of sunshine'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

On 1 April, Fraser, the walking, talking miracle man, the Scottish ray of sunshine who lit up so many lives, defiant to the end, finally lost his struggle.

ACI North America presents JFKIAT with Griesbach Award of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

USA. JFKIAT has won the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence for its concessions programme at JFK Airport T4, which was named Best Retail Program.

Changi Airport Group announces plan to reduce aeronautical fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has revealed a programme of reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gucci opens newly renovated store at A.B. Won Pat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

GUAM. Opened in partnership with Lotte Duty Free Guam, the new-look store spans 975sq ft and has a design featuring marble, wood and warm polished metals.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported healthy rises in retail income and net retail income per passenger for Q1 2015, aided by growth in the luxury business.

In memoriam: World Duty Free Group's Elena Pareja & Fraser Dunlop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of two much-respected World Duty Free Group executives, Fraser Dunlop and Elena Pareja.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

Warsaw Chopin Airport set to launch new duty free and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

POLAND. Warsaw Chopin Airport is planning to open 15 new travel retail shops across 3,000sq m in May, as a major investment in Terminal A nears completion.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Aéroports de Paris and SSP create food & beverage joint venture at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has named SSP as its joint-venture partner to plan, develop and operate food & beverage at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Áreas renews contract to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

The Spanish food & beverage and retailer has renewed contracts to operate 23 outlets at Mexico City International Airport, covering 1,286sq m.

Furla continues Asian and European expansion with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Furla has opened new locations in Beijing Capital International and Warsaw Chopin airports, as well as upgraded its existing shop-in-shop at Ben Gurion Airport.

SSP Canada wins ten-year F&B concession at Montréal Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

CANADA. SSP Canada has been awarded a seven-year contract (with a three-year extension option) at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

HMSHost captures food & beverage concessions in Houston and Montréal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost doubles the size of its operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental and expands at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

LS travel retail acquires assets of Saveria USA at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has acquired certain assets of Saveria USA, gaining it entry to 20,000sq ft of retail space at JFK International Airport T4.

OTG opens chef-driven, technology-led food hall at New York LaGuardia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has unveiled a new technology-enhanced, 10,000sq ft food hall concept at New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal C.

Shinsegae set to bid for Seoul downtown duty free store licence

Source: The Korea Herald; The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Department store group Shinsegae plans to bid for a new downtown duty free licence to be issued in Seoul later this year, say reports.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.