Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 21 December 2014


'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

The hunt continues for travel retail’s Christmas tree of the year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report’s search branches out as we present Christmas trees from airports and travel retail outlets around the world.

Erik Juul-Mortensen unanimously re-elected as TFWA President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Juul-Mortensen will serve a sixteenth term as President after a unanimous vote by the TFWA management committee.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A celestial showcase at DFS’s Masters of Time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week Martin Moodie reports from DFS Group’s Masters of Time exhibition in Macau, where he meets a living legend of the watch industry.

People of the Year Survey: have your say on travel retail's top executives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

Each year The Moodie Report recognises those individuals who most advanced the industry’s cause. This year we are asking you to contribute to the findings.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Narita Airport reveals retail and F&B plans for new Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

JAPAN. Narita Airport has unveiled the detailed commercial plan for its low-cost Terminal 3, which opens in April 2015.

Frank O’Connell: Research and impact studies among World Council priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Developing a body of research and compiling a study on travel retail's economic impact are early priorities for the Duty Free World Council.

Alpha LSG’s OMG! Awards honour Thomson Airways cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

UK. A major awards event closes a two-day conference for Thomson Airways' cabin crew and management, organised by the carrier's partner Alpha LSG.

Investment in the spotlight at Airport Economics & Finance conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

UK. The seventh annual conference and exhibition is supported by the World Bank and will be held at the Lancaster London Hotel on 25-27 February 2015.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Focus on Incheon International duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

INTERNATIONAL Our cover story is dedicated to analysis of the highly anticipated Incheon International Airport duty free tender, released earlier today.

GuestLogix extends retail platform off-board with OpenJaw acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

CANADA. The inflight retail systems provider will buy the web retail software company to extend its reach across the travel chain.

India enacts first phase of extended visas on arrival scheme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

INDIA. Visitors from 43 countries can now apply for visas on arrival in a move that could represent a big boost to India’s tourism and travel retail market.

Shooting the lights out: Denise Kennedy wins Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

UAE. Denise Kennedy is this year’s Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup champion, after scoring a staggering 89 stableford points over the two-day tournament in Dubai.

SSP reports like-for-like sales growth as underlying profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

UK. Food & beverage operator SSP Chief Executive Kate Swann hails a ‘good performance across the group’ for the year ended 30 September.

The Moodie e-Zine: Las Vegas Sands Corp brings magic to Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we speak to the biggest luxury retail landlord in Macau about the next phase of development in one of travel retail's most exciting markets.

World Duty Free Group shares rebound amid merger speculation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SPAIN. The retailer’s share prices has surged by more than +14% over the past ten days, with media speculation prompting a sharp hike late last week.

Kevin Baker recalls "extraordinary experiences" in My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

The Nuance Group's Global Head of Liquor reflects on his first wine experience, his finest and many in between in the latest instalment of our new series.

Retailer prepares to host 22nd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free expects more than 125 players at the invitational competition, which has been bringing global industry colleagues together since 1993.

Bacardi launches 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Participants are invited to submit cocktail recipes for the annual event using at least one spirit from the Bacardi rum portfolio. Entries close on 12 January 2015.

Global airports report strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Middle East and Africa recorded the biggest increases as growth accelerated in August, Airports Council International reports.

Jennifer Cords replaces Sebastian Clausen on APTRA board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Imperial Tobacco Corporate Affairs Manager Global Travel Retail Jennifer Cords replaces colleague Clausen on the board.

Ryan Hill conquers the frozen continent for Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill has raised over £14,000 for the trust after completing 250km endurance race The Last Desert Challenge.

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Official Guide 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. The guide is published by The Moodie Report to coincide with the annual MEADFA Conference in Dubai on 24-25 November.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: first photos of key industry gathering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

URUGUAY. First photos are at hand of the Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, which confronted new challenges in the border store sector.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study generates strong industry response

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. We bring you some snapshots from ACRS 2014, published by The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group, which offers insights into non-aeronautical revenue performance at airports.

Airport property listings service Airportxo launches new website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airportxo Solutions Inc., a property and RFP listings service for airports, has recently launched its new website,

Network Rail retail and F&B sales buck UK trend in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

UK. Sales at the company’s 18 rail stations grew by +6.23% like-for-like between July and September as high street sales in the UK fell by -0.05%.

Product labelling among the industry’s most urgent issues, says ETRC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. ETRC Secretary-General Keith Spinks has said that labelling and allowances are among the critical issues facing travel retail today.

Marking 25 years of achievement at King Power International Group (Thailand)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. As King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates its 25th anniversary, Martin Moodie interviews Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Moodie Online Interview: China's tobacco giant looks abroad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Yunnan Tobacco International Deputy Managing Director Yang Xue Mei and China International Duty Free CEO Fred Combe target global travel retail.

The Moodie Report Interview: On century duty with Puig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

In July Spanish beauty-to-fashion house Puig celebrated its 100th anniversary; Martin Moodie spoke to Chairman & CEO Marc Puig about a century of achievement.

Tourvest aims to take true destination retailing to the world

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Neil Austen, the New Business Manager of Tourvest Destination Retail, talks about taking the South African company’s finely honed skill in destination retail to the world.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: new developments, laws and challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/14

URUGUAY. The Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, has seen a positive response to new challenges in the Uruguayan border store sector.

Eugenio Andrades named as World Duty Free Group Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group has named Eugenio Andrades as its CEO. The group has embarked on a major review to create a business plan to 2017.

Penfolds performs at 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Penfolds was named Australian Producer of the Year at the IWSC awards this week. It also won Best Worldwide Fortified Wine for its Grandfather Rare Tawny.

WDF Group CEO Eugenio Andrades outlines key business priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group CEO Eugenio Andrades has outlined five business priorities as he takes over the role from José Maria Palencia.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Le Clos captures the greatness of Grange; DFS shows a masterly touch in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of travel retail's only weekly magazine (and the channel's fastest-growing media) we spotlight an outstanding wine initiative from Le Clos and Penfolds Grange at Dubai International, and we examine DFS Group's stellar wines & spirits showcase in Singapore. Martin Moodie also reports from South Korea and a travel retail market undergoing structural change.

Design consultancy Portland promotes Keeley Lascelles to Associate role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Leading design consultancy Portland has promoted Senior Designer Keeley Lascelles to Associate, a management position at the company.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

WHSmith Travel sales climb by +7% in first ten weeks of financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.

Shannon Duty Free builds on its illustrious past

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

IRELAND. The Shannon Group has relaunched Shannon Duty Free, reviving the name that originally stood over the world’s first duty free shop in 1947.

Ebola task force speaks out as Australia and Canada issue travel restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The travel and transport task force has restated support for the World Health Organization’s policy against measures restricting travel.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.

The Dalmore 45yo launches exclusively with DFS in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

The limited-edition was showcased at DFS's Master of Wines and Spirits and will be available from DFS retail outlets at an RRP of approximately US$24,600.

The Estée Lauder Companies Q1 sales and earnings decrease

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

USA. President and CEO Fabrizio Freda underlines the group’s “solid financial performance”; describes travel retail as an “important engine”.

Puig and Gebr Heinemann hail Paco Rabanne's The Factory animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

Puig and Heinemann have created a new, exclusive multiline animation called ‘The Factory’, to support and promote Paco Rabanne's fragrance portfolio.