Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 24 May 2016


gategroup posts improved Q1 performance, renews key contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

SWITZERLAND. Inflight services specialist gategroup showed an improved performance in Q1 2016, and was buoyed by some key contract extensions.

Moodie Davitt Live: TFWA Asia Pacific 2016 in images and words

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Highlights of last week's TFWA Asia Pacific event in words and pictures via our Moodie Davitt Live service, courtesy of sponsors Lacoste and Shiseido.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: Travel retail prepares for Rio’s Olympics

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we reflect on this week’s opening of Terminal 2 South Pier at Rio de Janeiro’s main international airport.

ARI overseas profits up +19%; Irish sales post robust +20% growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Aer Rianta International lifted offshore profits by double digits in 2015 while the travel retailer's Irish sales outstripped passenger growth.

Buoyant in Brazil: Dufry extends key airport duty free & duty paid contracts in Rio de Janeiro and in São Paulo

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

In major sector news, Dufry has extended its retail contracts at two key locations. The retailer will now operate duty free operations with RioGaleão in Rio Janeiro until 2023 and the duty paid business until 2021. And in a second big announcement on a huge day for the industry giant, Dufry and Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo have extended their agreement for the duty free operation until 2032, together with a big expansion of the duty paid offer.

Much-anticipated DFWC Academy takes major step towards reality

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 10/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. An initial range of industry education and training products and services is being readied for launch during October’s TFWA event in Cannes.

International tourism receipts up +3.6% in 2015, according to UNWTO

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Income generated reached an estimated US$ 1,232 billion last year, while there was a +4.4% increase in international arrivals.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: How King Power’s Leicester City dream came true

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we herald the remarkable achievement of the flying 'Foxes'.

Tax free shopping falls to four-year low in March, reports Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Monthly sales were down -18% year-on-year, with Chinese travellers spending less and shifting their attention from Europe to Asia.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

TFWA reveals names of charities to benefit from 2016 Care programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. New charities Streethearts and The Hope Foundation, plus ten others, will receive support from the TFWA 2016 Care initiative.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: Concourse D’s instant impact for Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we examine the impact of Dubai International’s new Concourse D on Dubai Duty Free.

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Priority Pass surpasses milestone of 900 partner-operated lounges

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Additions in Asia Pacific are largely driving the company’s expansion with 24 lounges in the region becoming part of Priority Pass’ network this year.

Lotte Duty Free opens ambitious cultural space Under Stand Avenue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has unveiled Under Stand Avenue, a creative and cultural space which is at the heart of its drive to fulfil its social obligations.

ASUTIL invites Networking Time bookings for 2016 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

LATIN AMERICA. Contact details for the buyers participating in ASUTIL 2016's Networking Time are now available on the conference website.

Chinese tax free spending slows in first quarter, reports Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

CHINA. Tax free shopping spend among Chinese travellers fell by -24% year-on-year in March, according to tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Puig posts +9% revenue rise in 2015 but profits hit by Gaultier integration

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

SPAIN. The beauty house posted a healthy rise in net sales last year but profits were hit hard by the integration of Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: Blending tradition and modernity in Japan

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we go behind the scenes at Japan Duty Free Ginza’s stunning new environment.

ASUR seeks experienced partner for Cancun and Cozumel duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

MEXICO. Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) will issue the tender for the ten-year duty free concession at Cancun and Cozumel airports by 30 June.

Tackling consumers and creativity: ACI Europe commercial conference begins

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

FINLAND. The ACI Europe Airport Commercial Conference opened on Tuesday, with a focus on engaging the consumer and creating new experiences.

New marketing platform connects travellers to the tourism industry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

SINGAPORE. will allow users to find, and access content about, travel industry locations on a clickable map of the world.

‘FABulous' speaker line-up for Airport Food & Beverage conference

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 08/04/16

SWITZERLAND. A diverse line-up is in place for the Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference to be held in Geneva from 29 June to 1 July.

ICAO reports strong +6.8% growth in world passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 07/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. International traffic was up +6.7% last year while the top 15 global airports recorded a year-on-year growth in passengers of +6.1%, agency reveals.

Diageo GTME launches Baileys XC with world premiere in Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

The premium liqueur extension targeted particularly at women and exclusive to travel retail, delivers a combination of Cognac, Baileys spirit and cream.

Tokyo Narita Airport on track for +20% retail growth in FY2015

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

JAPAN. A new budget terminal, new stores and passenger growth drive a significant double-digit increase in retail revenues for Narita Airport.

DFASS secures new onboard retail relationship with RwandAir

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

AFRICA. The Miami company grows in Africa with the launch of an onboard duty free retail programme for expanding Rwandan flag carrier RwandAir.

International traffic surges at Dubai and Hong Kong airports in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Hong Kong closes in on London Heathrow for second place in the overall standings, while Bangkok, Hamad and Madrid recorded double-digit growth.

‘Let’s get more creative’: ACI chief Angela Gittens addresses IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/04/16

NORTH AMERICA. A guest speaker at the Americas duty free show, ACI World Director General Angela Gittens called for greater creativity in retail.

'Stuck in retail's Middle Ages' – M2mobi publishes travel retail Whitepaper

Source: M2mobi; The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. “Most airports are still resting on their comfortable non-aviation revenue streams, not realising they need to take urgent action."

Slow growth in tax free shopping the “new normal”, says Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Weakening demand in Asia means global single-digit monthly growth is likely to continue in 2016, as a +2% increase is recorded in February.

ASUTIL grants one-week extension for early bird conference registration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/16

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has postponed the deadline for early bird registration at its 2016 conference until 8 April, and still has stand space available.

Duty free becomes gravity free as ARI and The Design Solution strike unique space partnership with Virgin Galactic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Space is no longer the final frontier, at least for retail, as Aer Rianta International and The Design Solution forge an intriguing partnership.

Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann takes key marketing role at HMSHost International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann joins HMSHost International as Director Marketing & Communication, after five years at Schiphol Group.

The Moodie Davitt Report is born as market leader builds for the future

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s leading media title, The Moodie Report, has been rebranded The Moodie Davitt Report from today.

The Moodie e-Zine: Gebr Heinemann’s vision to become a true global player

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie e-Zine, where Gebr Heinemann senior management talks about vision and values.

ASUTIL stand registration opens tomorrow; early bird deadline nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

LATIN AMERICA. Registration opens tomorrow for the sought-after stand space at the ASUTIL 2016 conference, while early bird delegate registration closes.

Rodial appoints Scorpio Worldwide as global inflight distributor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Luxury skincare brand Rodial has announced a partnership with Scorpio Worldwide for the global travel retail inflight distribution of nine of its products.

Registration now open for the 2016 Trinity Forum in Mumbai, India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/16

INDIA/INTERNATIONAL. Early registration discounts are available until the end of June for the Trinity Forum, which takes place on 12-14 September this year.

ACI reports strongest rate of growth in passenger traffic since 2010

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic grew +5.7% in December and +6.1% for the 2015 calendar year despite weak economic growth, association says.

Building the portfolio: Sunglass Hut extends global footprint to 155 stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Sunglass Hut opened 25 new travel retail stores in 2015, taking its global airport footprint to 155 standalone stores and kiosks.

Lagardère Travel Retail pledges robust sales and earnings growth to 2019

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail has outlined its plans to deliver strong sales and earnings growth through to 2019 in its latest investor conference.

The Moodie e-Zine: Facing down fear and fragility after Brussels attacks

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie e-Zine, in which we speak to ACI Europe chief Olivier Jankovec about aviation security after the Brussels attacks.

In the front line: ARI names Star Employees of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. CTC-ARI's George Charalambous is named ARI's Star Employee of the Year, with runners-up from stores in Beirut and Dublin.

ASUTIL confirms Melconian, Mohn and San Jacinto as speakers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/16

LATIN AMERICA. Argentinean economist Carlos Melconian, m1nd-set’s Peter Mohn and Google’s Olga San Jacinto will speak at ASUTIL’s 2016 conference.

Areas named Platinum Sponsor of FAB 2016 Conference & Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel services powerhouse Areas pledges its support for FAB 2016, as a Platinum Partner and Coffee Break sponsor.

Peter Eriksson and Christian Binder create pop-up store concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. The joint venture aims to enrich the retail offer at airports by providing customised, adaptable pop-up shop solutions for all categories.