Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 02 August 2015


Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

The Moodie Report names official charities; pledges US$100k to Hand in Hand for Haiti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

The Moodie Report unveils a new CSR programme, focused on (but not restricted to) two nominated charities, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Red Zero 7 to distribute Hush Heath's sparkling rosé on Saga Cruises

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Specialist travel retail and duty free distributor Red Zero 7 has confirmed a deal to supply Saga Cruises with Hush Heath's sparkling rosé.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

Premier Tax Free Shopping unveils self-service refund platform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Premier Tax Free has developed a user-friendly retail point-of-sale solution that it claims to be “the future of tax-free shopping”.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

The top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent full-year turnover.

Alibaba Group and Unilever sign strategic partnership agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

CHINA. Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has joined forces with Unilever China, to deliver a better shopping experience to the region's key consumer.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

The Moodie Report Interview: Edrington moves ahead in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Edrington's Global Travel Retail Managing Director tells Martin Moodie about the aims and approach of the company's new global travel retail division, set up last year.

Travel Food Services joins sponsors' line-up for The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading food & drinks retailer Travel Food Services (TFS) pledges support for this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place on 16-18 September.

Puig launches Olympéa feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Puig unveils Olympéa, the new feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne, among the group's most ambitious beauty launches yet. Travel retail will be a key platform.

The KASE creates new pop-up concepts for travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

THE KASE, a brand concept specialising in ready-to-wear and customised items for smartphones and tablets, is now offering space-saving pop-up stores for airports. launches tax refund service for travelling Chinese shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

CHINA. Online payment services provider has partnered with Premier Tax Free to provide a new tax refund service to Chinese shoppers in Europe.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Cowshed Spa prepares to take flight with United Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. United Airlines and Cowshed Spa have joined forces to bring travellers contemporary new amenities onboard and at selected airport lounges.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail appoints Talk PR to handle communications

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has announced the appointment of Talk PR to handle its communications in the travel retail chanel.

Inflight Service Europe upgrades pre-order web shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight Service Europe's new pre-order website is said to feature a more user-friendly shopping experience for those on mobile devices.

Unilever skincare acquisitions continue apace with Murad deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/15

Following the recent acquisitions of Dermalogica, Kate Somerville and REN, Unilever has further bolstered its Prestige portfolio with modern doctor brand Murad.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

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.