Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 01 October 2014


Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. It's all about avoiding business disruption says Dufry as it unveils its stage one organisation model for the integration of Nuance. Prominent roles for Alessandra Piovesana, Andrea Belardini, Nicolas Girotto, Andreas Schneiter, Elisa Crotti, Salvatore Aricó and Philippe Boyer but Nuance's North American boss Richard Rendek is to leave the company.

The Moodie Report turns pink as Estée Lauder unveils 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

“Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.” That’s the powerful theme of the Estée Lauder Companies’ 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, which launches officially today.

'The entire duty free industry shall be activated'; Japan gets set to ring the duty free changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

JAPAN. The Japanese duty free industry is set for sweeping change from tomorrow as new consumption tax exemptions for tourists are prompting a wave of downtown store openings.

Asian duty free liquor volumes tumble in 2013, reports The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The region lost volume as well as market share during a turbulent year in which sales decreased by -4.4%; the first time sales in any region have declined since 2009.

Duty Free World Council database and study to aid lobbying efforts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The organisation has commissioned consultants to build an industry database and conduct the first in a series of economic impact studies.

Women in Travel Retail to raise funds for All As One charity in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The newly renamed Women in Travel Retail (WiTr) is holding its annual fundraiser at the TFWA World Exhibition in aid of the children's charity.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

European Court of Justice rules against airline charges for hand baggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The ruling provides a boost to the ETRC's Air Passenger Rights Campaign which advocates the right of passengers to carry airport shopping on-board free of charge.

The Monarq Group steps ahead with strategy to broaden brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Monarq continues its strategy of expanding its portfolio by adding a range of brands from the Bacardi stable including Baron Otard Cognac, B&B and Benedictine.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: World Duty Free at Heathrow's Queen's Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week The Moodie Report’s weekly magazine takes a look at World Duty Free’s operation at London Heathrow’s iconic new terminal.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

FlyInStyle partners with technology firm StickNFind for airport marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airport shopping app company FlyInStyle has teamed up with beacon technology company StickNFind to market to customers at airports.

Strong rail border business offsets airport loss for Sky Connection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

HONG KONG. NWS Holdings has reported lower revenue and operating profit for its business division including Sky Connection in fiscal year 2014.

Mars prepares to unveil category vision at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

The confectionery supplier promises a “radically different approach to retailing patterns” as it prepares to reveal a research-based travel retail strategy.

Roberto Graziani steps down as The Nuance Group President & CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Graziani has agreed with new owners Dufry to step down after leading The Nuance Group for the past decade. UPDATED STORY with analysis of the Graziani years.

European Court rejects Mastercard's final appeal over credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has claimed the decision as a ground breaking success in its fight for fairer transaction fees for the business.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September, featuring reports from some of the world’s most exciting travel retail markets.

What Nivea did next: the world’s largest skincare brand targets travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The future’s bright – and blue. Beiersdorf’s Sigmar Werz explains how the Nivea brand can anchor the under-developed masstige category in worldwide travel retail.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

The lever of loyalty: Tapping into airport retail’s missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Loyalty marketing specialist ICLP outlines how airports should work to better understand travellers, and ensure more of them shop.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Zürich Airport plans US$1.1 billion complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine reports on a development that is set to transform Switzerland’s biggest airport.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

Travel Retail Futures partners with Schiphol Airport to drive traveller spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Newly created Travel Retail Futures has pioneered an initiative to build average transaction value at Schiphol Airport, and is now rolling out its services.

TFWA World Exhibition extends stand space and welcomes new exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Over 470 exhibiting companies have confirmed their stands at the duty free & travel retail event, of which 42 are new to the show or returning after an absence.

APTRA calls on retailers to limit tobacco sales to India-bound travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association is calling on retailers to note the new inbound allowances on tobacco for passengers travelling to India.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Hitting new heights at Haitang Bay

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. In our weekly digital magazine we bring extensive multimedia coverage from China Duty Free Group's stunning Haitang Bay opening.

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

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.

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.