Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 March 2015


Industry supports proposed Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

UK. Airport retailers, airlines, brands and trade associations have convened to discuss the viability of an Academy, following a recent industry questionnaire.

South African Airways and Tourvest launch new online shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

SOUTH AFRICA. South African Airways and concessionaire Tourvest In-flight Retail Services have launched a newly designed Fly SAA Duty Free online shop.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

WDF Group share price surges amid talks of Dufry, Lotte and LS interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group shares shoot up again Tuesday on the back of intense speculation that a divestment is imminent.

Kansai Airport accelerates T1 airside renovation, plans for T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

JAPAN. Kansai Airport is pushing ahead with the renovation of Terminal 1 airside concessions, adding 1000sq m of new space, while planning for a new Terminal 3.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

Chuck Feeney gifts US$100 million to University of California

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. The DFS Co-Founder has continued his philanthropic efforts, donating US$100 million to support the university’s new Mission Bay hospitals and research.

TAV Airports posts rise in revenues and surge in net profits for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports has reported a +9% jump in revenue for 2014, with net profits surging by +64%, but duty free spend per passenger dipped in the year.

TFWA announces Michele Miranda as Conference Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

FRANCE. TFWA has named Michele Miranda as Conference Manager. She joins as a new member of the association’s Paris-based permanent staff.

ACI Europe retail and commercial event to tackle missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

EUROPE. The 24th ACI Europe Commercial & Retail Conference takes place on 21-23 April in Milan, with details emerging of the key sessions. announces launch of global concierge service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The web-based concierge service aims to help consumers with a variety of tasks, from making travel bookings to paying bills and even finding a job or partner.

Samsonite acquires airport retail specialist Rolling Luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Samsonite International has completed the acquisition of leading airport luggage and travel products retailer Rolling Luggage for a cash consideration of £15.75 million.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Picture Gallery: Olivier Bottrie receives French National Order of Merit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

We bring you images of a proud day for The Estée Lauder Companies’ President Travel Retail Worldwide Olivier Bottrie, as he received the French Order of Merit.

The L’Oreal Group concludes 2014 with strong Q4 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

FRANCE. L’Oréal posts growth across all divisions and regions in the fourth quarter of 2014 – its strongest of the year, despite a volatile economic context.

Hong Kong Airlines marks anniversary with DFASS, reveals surge in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS have marked the first anniversary of their partnership – and announced a +78% surge in sales in 2014.

Korean Air’s Heather Cho found guilty of breaking aviation law in 'nut rage' case

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air Senior Vice President Heather Cho has been found guilty of breaking aviation law and sentenced to one year in prison.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

Estée Lauder's Olivier Bottrie awarded the French National Order of Merit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HAITI. The Estée Lauder Companies' Olivier Bottrie, co-founder of Hand in Hand for Haiti, has been honoured with the French National Order of Merit.

Hong Kong Airlines & DFASS launch live credit card authorisation service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HONG KONG. The service, said to be the first-of-its-kind in the industry, uses Wi-Fi and helps to eliminate inflight credit card fraud, say Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Passenger traffic posts solid rise at Europe’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.4% year-on-year in 2014, with non-EU airports showing robust increases, ACI Europe reports.

Bacardi marks 153rd year with bold new look for bestselling rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

The new bottle and label – the first packaging update for Bacardi rum in over a decade – will be available in travel retail from April 2015 as part of a global roll-out.

Grupo Nuevo Pudahuel takes Santiago Airport management concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

CHILE. The consortium, comprising Vinci Airports, Astaldi and Aéroports de Paris, has won the 20-year contract to manage Chile’s main air hub from October 2015.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Terminal 4 transformed at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. We pay a visit to New York JFK Airport, and find a fresh, vibrant consumer experience at the new–look T4 amid a US$1.4 billion investment.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Strategy changes pay off for Areas as profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

SPAIN. A change of strategy has led to Areas closing its 2013-2014 financial year with a net profit of €19.5 million and +33.8% EBITDA growth.

ASUTIL confirms Panama's Westin Playa Bonita for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

LATIN AMERICA. The resort-style Westin Playa Bonita hotel, outside Panama City, will play host to ASUTIL’s 2015 conference from 3 to 6 June.

Distell named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

South Africa's Distell has won 'Distiller of the Year' in Whisky Magazine's 2015 Icons of Whisky, competing against producers from outside Scotland and the US.

Aer Lingus crowned Airline of the Year at ISPY Awards 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK.The Inflight Sales Person of the Year event culminated last night with a gala awards ceremony recognising airlines and crew members from around the world.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

Pasco expands airline presence and extends product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

Electronics distributor Pasco is developing exclusive bundling and packaging solutions for inflight retail and seeking new sales channels as it pursues growth.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% on Thursday, hitting €9.59 amid intense market speculation of a deal. UPDATED STORY.

Maui Jim launches Spring 2015 sunglasses range for men

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

The collection, featuring seven new designs, will be highlighted by Maui Jim during the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas in Orlando this March.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

Points and Collinson Latitude join forces in global loyalty market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

An extended partnership will enable both companies to offer more products and services to loyalty programmes worldwide with a focus on e-commerce shopping.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

DKMA launches new Airport Consumer Survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The survey will combine demographic profiling of passengers with a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels and spending habits.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.