Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 02 September 2014

INTERNATIONAL

DFS Group set to give travellers the First Class Beauty treatment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. "The ultimate beauty shopping experience." That's how DFS describes one of its biggest-ever global campaigns, set to roll out next month.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Inflight retail in focus following Delta move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The trade’s only multimedia magazine assesses the challenges facing inflight retail following Delta's move to cease duty free operations.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Auckland Airport lifts FY2014 revenues by +6%, retail climbs by +2.2%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport grew total revenue by +6.1% in the year to 30 June 2014, with retail revenues up +2.2% to NZ$127 million (US$105.9 million).

Puerta del Sur confirms ten-year extension at Montevideo Carrasco

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

URUGUAY. The government has formally extended Corporación América subsidiary Puerta del Sur’s management contract at Montevideo Carrasco until 2033.

Watch & See Schweiz named global duty free agent for Revo sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Revo, described as a leader in polarised lens technology, is setting its sights on expansion in the duty free market with new representation by Watch & See Schweiz.

Ferrero focuses on travel retail with product launches across key brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

Highlights from Ferrero Travel Market's TFWA World Exhibition showcase will include new additions to its Kinder, Nutella, Tic Tac and Ferrero Praline portfolio.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sharing the spoils at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine what’s at stake as Macau International Airport Company prepares to award its duty free concessions.

The Moodie Report Interview: XpresSpa talks global growth plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

USA. As fast-growing airport wellness brand XpresSpa opens its 50th airport outlet, Chairman Moreton Binn talks about about the company's ambitions.

Travel retail outperforms for Estée Lauder Companies in fiscal year 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

The beauty supplier has reported strong progress in travel retail, outpacing good growth in group sales and a solid increase in global passenger traffic.

Chinese shoppers buck the trend in Q2 with +9% rise in total tax free spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. China was the only leading outbound tourist nation not to record a drop in total tax free spending during the second quarter of 2014.

DFS shines the spotlight on beauty with exclusive event this September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The multi-day event, 'First Class Beauty', will feature a collection of makeup, skincare and fragrances specially curated for the traveller.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Mandy Sime to leave The Moodie Report; Melody Ng promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Mandy Sime, long-time Commercial Director at The Moodie Report, is retiring from travel retail publishing this month to devote her time to her young family.

Bidders line up for duty free mega-tender at new Istanbul Grand Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TURKEY. Some of the world’s leading travel retailers are preparing their offers for one of the world’s biggest duty free bids, at Istanbul’s new airport.

Frankfurt Airport records busiest month ever with July traffic gains

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled close to 5.9 million passengers in July, (+2.3% year-on-year), making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history.

New consumer research underlines missed opportunities in airport retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. A study conducted by loyalty marketing and CRM specialist ICLP has underlined the missed opportunities for consumer spend at many airports.

Comment: Tapping into the non-aeronautical revenue opportunity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. In an opinion piece written for The Moodie Report, former senior Fraport Group executive Jan Laufs outlines his views on the major non-aeronautical opportunities for airports.

Etihad takes 49% stake in Alitalia amid major restructure of Italian carrier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

ITALY/UAE. Etihad Airways has taken a 49% stake in Alitalia as part of an overall €1,758 million investment to revitalise the Italian carrier's fortunes.

TAV Airports’ retail revenues hit by renovations and currency impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

TURKEY. Leading airports group TAV reported a surge in first-half profits, though retail revenues were held back by the impact of shop renovations and currency.

WHO declares deadly Ebola virus an international health emergency

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency.

Fraport retail revenue dips in first half; group hails benefits of Airmall deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport today reported a -4.4% slide in revenue from its Retail & Real Estate segment to €218.7 million in H1 2014.

Russian and Japanese tax free spending falls sharply in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tax free sales to Russian and Japanese travellers fell sharply in the second quarter, says tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Airmall swoop underlines Fraport ambitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine carries an interview with Airmall USA CEO Brandon Blaylock, following the acquisition by Fraport.

Diageo GTME expands leadership team with new senior directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Peter Fairbrother as Global Marketing Director and Craig Norwell as Strategy & Global Customer Director.

New York court orders Diageo to stop using Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club name; brand owner to appeal ruling

Source: The Moodie Report; New York Post - 06/08/14

In a dramatic blow to its travel retail business, Diageo has been ordered by a New York judge to stop using the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection name.

Port Moresby Airport tender deadlines extended by two weeks

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The National Airports Corporation allows two more weeks for tender proposals at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport.

Aviation group Avia Solutions creates new duty free company

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

LITHUANIA. Avia Solutions Group, a provider of aviation business solutions, has created a duty free retailer called Globus Distribution, with plans to open 40 stores.

Dreamstore 2014: How the brands rate the world's top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. DFS, Nuance, Dubai Duty Free, King Power (Thailand) and Schiphol Airport Retail earned the major plaudits in this year's 'Dreamstore' survey conducted by The Moodie Report.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

Maui Jim looks back to the 60s with its retro Wanderer aviator sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Inspired by Dion's 1961 hit ‘The Wanderer’, the new range of retro rectangular aviator sunglasses offers a clip-on look in three different colourways.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UPDATED STORY.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Lotte’s grand ambition on display at Guam opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we publish the first trade interview with new Lotte Duty Free CEO Hong-Kyun Lee, as the retailer officially opens its new operation in Guam.

Dufry accelerates organic growth as turnover rises +6.7% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The retailer posts a solid sales rise for the first half, driven by organic growth, including the opening of 16,200sq m of retail space in the period.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

WHO declares deadly Ebola virus an international health emergency

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. UPDATED STORY. The World Health Organisation has declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency, according to reports.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Uruguayan border store chamber confident on allowances resolution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

URUGUAY. The Chamber of Free Shop Entrepreneurs of Uruguay wants “a level playing field” after Brazil moved to cut its duty free allowance for border shopping.

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Sales rise but weak Yen and heavy investment costs hit DFS profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, posted a -3% fall in profits for the first half of 2014 to €398 million.

Frontier reveals shortlist for 30th edition of Frontier Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Frontier has announced the shortlist of entries across all 12 categories for the 2014 Frontier Awards, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A new luxury landmark at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week our digital magazine stops in Spain, where Aelia Retail España has opened the biggest luxury fashion area in a European 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.

Mars ITR launches colourful M&M's Watch promotion for summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The new summer promotion, supported by a US$1,000 prize incentive for shop floor staff, features a colourful M&M's watch as a GWP offer for customers.