Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 July 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Lotte Duty Free says 'Hafa Adai' to Guam with stylish duty free & travel retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Martin Moodie reports on location from A.B. Won Pat International Airport where Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled an impressively diverse and balanced new-look duty free and travel retail offer, highlighted by a vibrant and authentic expression of the Sense of Place concept. The Korean company also made two key commitments to the island of Guam and its tourism industry.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Bentley Tobacco expands into UAE with Al Maktoum International launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Following its launch in Asia, Bentley Tobacco continues its global expansion, this time in the UAE with Dubai Duty Free at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Lifetrons launches in Australian duty free with LS travel retail Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company’s products will now be available in seven of LS travel retail Pacific's duty free shops across five Australian airports.

Top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent annual turnover.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.

Bahrain Duty Free enhances retail with upgraded Shop & Collect facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

BAHRAIN. The newly upgraded system has reduced shipment processing time, and allows for better communication with the customer during the process.

Pavo Duty Free opens first Capi franchise store at Zhuliany Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

UKRAINE. The 45sq m electronics shop at Kiev's Zhuliany Airport is the first of a series of franchised outlets that Capi Global aims to establish at other airports.

South Korea leads Asia rankings in 2014 ATRS airport efficiency awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Gimhae, Jeju and Gimpo airports - operated by Korea Airports Corporation - excelled in the annual benchmarking study and awards.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

CTC-ARI boosts Larnaka Airport retail offering with new pop-up stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI has enhanced its existing retail offering at Larnaka International Airport with two new pop-up stores for Ray-Ban and Lacoste.

DFS campaign wins prestigious visual merchandising award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

HONG KONG. The Asia Unfolds seasonal campaign has taken the Grand Prize in VMSD magazine’s 2014 International Visual Competition.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Lalique set to sparkle at Heathrow with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

Luxury crystal house Lalique is once again partnering with World Duty Free Group to create a pop-up boutique at Heathrow Airport T5, from 23 July to 5 August.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Daring to be different at new Doha gateway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine visits Qatar to present a special feature on Hamad International Airport, the spectacular new gateway to Doha.

Aelia opens biggest Spanish airport luxury area at Madrid Barajas T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SPAIN. Aelia Retail España this week opened The Fashion Gallery at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 1. UPDATED with video.

Chinese supermodel Du Juan to star in T Galleria by DFS FW2014 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inspired by the travel journal, the Fall/Winter 2014 campaign will feature a six-part video series starring international Chinese supermodel Du Juan.

Entas Duty Free unveils new store at Incheon Port; plans further expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Entas Duty Free has opened a 740sq m store at Incheon Port International Passenger T1, featuring an expanded offer targeting Chinese tourists.

Stansted releases retail tenders for transformed Departures lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

UK. The airport is seeking concepts for 13 permanent stores and three pop-up outlets to open from August 2015 in the new international Departures hall.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

Luxury boutiques complete Lotte Duty Free line-up in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

GUAM. The retailer has added nine luxury outlets as part of its US$17 million investment in commercial facilities at AB Won Pat International Airport.

Nuance adds a touch of luxury to Heathrow T2 with Bulgari boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

Nuance has opened a new Bulgari boutique at Heathrow Airport’s T2, designed to be reminiscent of the brand’s celebrated Via Condotti location in Rome.

Passengers inspire trial service concepts at Helsinki Airport TravelLab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia has tested a host of new passenger services under an innovative programme responding to feedback from airport users.

Stansted Airport commercial overhaul gathers pace with retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed the new retail offer to open later this month in the first phase of its international departure lounge development.

TAV takes over domestic terminal management at Milas-Bodrum Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has taken over management of the terminal following the signing of a concession agreement with state airport authority DHMI.

Trinity Forum 2014 set to draw blue-chip speakers’ line-up to Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TAIWAN. An outstanding speakers’ programme is close to finalisation for The Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Airports Company South Africa issues O.R. Tambo and Cape Town tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report; South African Press Association - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. RFPs have been issued for 21 speciality stores at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg as a major tender process is launched in Cape Town.

Bombshell as India’s inbound duty free tobacco allowance is halved

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INDIA. Retailers in India and abroad weigh up the repercussions of sudden, draconian cuts in the tobacco allowance. Updated with APTRA comment.

Dubai Duty Free donates AED3 Million to UAE Water Aid campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has donated AED3 million (US$817,000) towards the campaign as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

MarketPlace Development to overhaul LaGuardia Terminal B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

USA. The developer will complete a major commercial expansion this year, with new speciality retail and F&B tenants as well as a refit for Duty Free Americas.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Delhi Duty Free posts record June as sales cross US$11 million mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free has posted a record US$11.66 million in sales for the month of June, thanks to a host of customer-centric promotions.

Frankfurt Airport aims to build footfall with sports car promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport and Heinemann Duty Free are aiming to drive footfall and raise awareness of the retail offer with a sports car promotion.

Lacoste brings latest boutique concept to Surabaya Juanda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Premium casualwear brand Lacoste has introduced its latest travel retail store concept in partnership with Heinemann Asia Pacific, at Surabaya International.

Tom Fricke steps down as HMSHost CEO; Steve Johnson named successor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

ITALY. Steve Johnson has been appointed HMSHost’s new President and CEO, replacing Tom Fricke as his contract at the company comes to completion.

Frankfurt Airport posts record for passenger traffic in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 27.8 million passengers in the first six months of 2014, up by +2.4% year-on-year, and a new half-year passenger record.

JFKIAT and partners open new branded stores at New York JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

USA. Michael Kors, Coach, Thomas Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss and Swarovski are among the new branded stores to open at JFK Terminal 4.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A guide to the world’s top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we bring you preliminary highlights of The Moodie Report’s annual Top 25 Travel Retailers report, which appears in full in our next Print Edition.

Hamad International's facilities 'unprecedented', says Qatar Airways CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

QATAR. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker hails the new Hamad International Airport as “undoubtedly the best [airport] facility ever built”.

Martini celebrates racing heritage with Frankfurt Airport summer promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

The F1 racing-themed summer activation, in partnership with Heinemann Duty Free, is timed to dovetail with the peak of interest in the F1 season in Europe.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

Aéroports de Paris and Aelia JV to acquire Zagreb Airport retailer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aeroportuaire joint venture will gain its first operation beyond Paris if the EU approves the acquisition of MZLZ Retail.

JR/Duty Free launches new-look loyalty programme JR/Vantage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free New Zealand has launched a new loyalty programme, JR/Vantage, granting points, exclusive offers and member events.