Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 July 2015


Air India tightens carry-on allowances, including duty free, from UAE

Source: Khaleej Times, The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

UAE. Air India and Air India Express enforce carry-on baggage limits, potentially hitting duty free sales. Updated story with reaction from Dubai Airports.

Desigual aims to deliver further growth in the travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

Wholesale Travel Retail Manager Marco Gadola explains how problem-solving and product diversification underpin the Spanish brand’s expansion strategy for travel retail.

Dubai Duty Free extends Irish Derby sponsorship; racing classic turns 150

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Jack Hobbs swooped to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday; the travel retailer has extended its sponsorship of the race until 2017.

Tokyo Narita Airport gears up for big landside Summer Sale campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport is staging a sequence of sales and events in its landside Airport Mall to mark the start of the northern summer.

TripAdvisor launches airport information and review pages

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. TripAdvisor's new dedicated airport pages provide information on airport amenities, including duty free, enabling passengers to leave reviews.

Major Fragrance Foundation recognition for Estée Lauder's John Demsey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies, was presented with the Hall of Fame accolade at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards.

Unilever boosts prestige portfolio with Dermalogica acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Just three months after inking a deal to acquire REN, Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire professional skincare brand Dermalogica.

ACI offers Airport Retail Concession Management online course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports Council International (ACI) is offering its latest course in Retail Concession Management, aimed at airport commercial managers.

Bart Becht to remain as Coty Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a move that could be linked to a possible P&G deal, Coty has announced that Elio Leoni Sceti will no longer take up the role of CEO in July.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services creates own handheld technology solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has designed and developed its own in-house ePOS handheld system for crew to assist onboard sales.

Guillaume Jesel assumes key new role at Tom Ford Beauty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Guillaume Jesel Senior Vice President/Global General Manager Tom Ford Beauty, reporting to John Demsey.

LS travel retail Pacific unveils new Arrivals store at Queenstown Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Passengers arriving at Queenstown Airport can now shop at a renovated Aelia Duty Free store twice the size of the previous facility.

Dufry announces rights take-up & full details post WDFG swoop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/15

SWITZERLAND. Following its recent acquisition (subject to approvals) of WDFG, Dufry announces a full rights take-up and further details of the capital raise.

BHA hails one-stop shop for Chinese visa processing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The British Hospitality Association (BHA) hails creation of pilot programme with Belgium aimed at making it easier for Chinese to visit the UK.

Hermès introduces second exclusive watch collection with DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group and Hermès will introduce the limited-edition Heure H Rose Tyrien collection of timepieces from 15 July.

Italy wins L’Oréal ‘Brandstorm’ travel retail competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

FRANCE. Tonight in Paris the future of travel retail was portrayed in innovative and challenging terms by some of the world's most brilliant young business students.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

WiTr sets out new fundraising objective for children’s home in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Women in Travel Retail (WiTr) is aiming to raise €20,000 this year, in order to extend the Brahmaputra Home for Railway Children, in Guwahati, India.

Open D Group sells Europe business; strikes global deal with Lonsdale

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Open D Group divests European business and forges global agreement with fellow branding, design and brand experience company Lonsdale.

Dubai Duty Free triumphs at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/15

UAE. For the second consecutive year, DDF has triumphed at the EMEA Finance Achievement awards, winning ‘Best Restructuring in the Middle East’.

Registration opens for TFWA World Exhibition & Conference 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Registration for this year's TFWA World Exhibition & Conference to be held on 18-23 October will remain open until 9 September.

Consumer interest for smartwatches highest in US, China and UK

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Digital Luxury Group - 11/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The US, China and UK have been identified as the markets with the highest levels of consumer interest in the rapidly evolving smartwatch segment.

Novo IVC to identify inflight retail trends through research study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Novo IVC will be carrying out a research study in a bid to help the airline industry identify new and emerging retail trends.

Aecon Group sells 45.5% share in Quito Airport to Colombia's Odinsa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

ECUADOR. Canada’s Aecon Group has sold its interest in New Quito International Airport concessionaire Corporación Quiport to Colombia’s Grupo Odinsa.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Boost for travel retailers as new card fee regulations come into force

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

EUROPE. Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance chief Jacques Parson hails the introduction of new regulations that place a cap on cross-border card fees.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

ASUTIL 2015: Change, challenge and celebrating achievement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/06/15

PANAMA. Adapting to change and challenge was the underlying theme of the concluding day of the 19th ASUTIL conference in Panama City last Friday.

KLM named Best Airline for Inflight Retail at Airline Retail awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

UK. This year's Airline Retail (AR) awards, held on Tuesday evening in London, saw Dutch carrier KLM named as the Best Airline for Inflight Retail.

Paramount Farms and Roll Global become officially Wonderful

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Roll Global has changed its name to The Wonderful Company. Operating unit Paramount Farms has been renamed Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds.

ABG and Global Brands sign long-term licensing deal for Jones New York

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Authentic Brands Group and Global Brands Group today inked a long-term licensing agreement for fashion brand Jones New York.

ASUTIL 2015 offers perspective on Latin American challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PANAMA. The 19th ASUTIL conference is officially underway in Panama City, after a busy first day of networking and opening events.

Pernod Ricard named as Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail is named as a Platinum Partner for the 2015 Trinity Forum, joining a growing number of major sponsors.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Dubai Duty Free scores with sports sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry’s only e-Zine, we talk to Dubai Duty Free about its marketing drive amid its support of the Irish Open.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Campari and Imbibe Magazine team up for charity Negroni Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

Campari and Imbibe's Negroni Week (1-7 June) will see participating bars and restaurants donate a percentage of proceeds from Negroni products to charity.

Dufry leverages new Guarulhos stores and expands duty paid presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry is pursuing productivity gains at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport as it rolls out Hudson News and Dufry Shopping duty paid concepts nationwide.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Latin America Travel Retail Review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

LATIN AMERICA. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s 2015 Latin America Special Edition, published to coincide with this week's ASUTIL Conference in Panama.

ASUTIL 2015: delegate numbers up for next week’s conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL expects up to 350 delegates at its annual conference, which opens this Wednesday 3 June at the Westin Playa Bonita hotel in Panama City.

Qatar Duty Free, DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS sweep 2015 DFNI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Duty Free a triple winner at the 2015 DFNI Global Awards, while DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS snare the Asia Pacific Awards.

Lotte Duty Free hails success of 20th Family Festival in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SEOUL. Lotte Duty Free’s 20th Family Festival, which took place from 22-24 May, attracted around 112,000 participants and generated a spend of US$90 million.

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.