Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 01 November 2014


Heathrow Airport posts solid increase in retail revenue in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport’s retail income climbed by +2.8% to £371 million in the nine months ended 30 September; duty free revenue was up by +3.3%.

L’Oréal Travel Retail to introduce hair care and dermocosmetics

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

L’Oréal Travel Retail is set to introduce its Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Kérastase brands to key Asian travel retail doors by the end of 2014, ahead of a roll-out to Americas travel retail in 2015.

Air China and China Sales Group mark 20 years of inflight partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

CHINA/FRANCE. Air China and China Sales Group marked the 20th anniversary of their partnership by hosting business partners at a superb event in Paris.

Flemingo targets US$1 billion in sales by 2015; looks ahead to IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.

ASUTIL and Free Shops Chamber launch Second Border Meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

URUGUAY. The regional border store industry is to gather for the Second Border Meeting on 12 November at the Rivera Casino & Resort in Rivera.

IDP to operate WHSmith stores at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. WHSmith will be the sole news, books and convenience retailer at the airport, operating in both International and Domestic terminals.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition October 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition plus Category Insight for October 2014, available digitally in full – editorial and advertising.

Mamont Vodka launches limited edition gift box in time for Christmas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

The limited edition gift box has been created to celebrate The Mamont Circumpolar Mission, a multinational drinks mixing competition held earlier this year.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Global passenger traffic to more than double by 2034 says IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Traffic will grow by +4.1% a year on average to 7.3 billion according to the International Air Transport Association’s first 20-year forecast.

Revlon appoints David Carvalho to senior travel retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

The experienced FMCG executive has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel Retail.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Airport promotions are missing the mark, new consumer research shows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL ICLP has revealed new research highlighting the opportunity in providing tailored and targeted communication of retail promotions.

Excess Baggage Company launches London Heathrow web portal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The retailer and service provider’s new website allows passengers travelling from Heathrow to order products for home delivery or pre-book services.

Caribbean governments impose bans on travel from Ebola-stricken countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN. Several countries have banned arrivals from West African countries as governments fear the cost of containment and impact on tourism.

m1nd-set launches online forum for passengers and travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The consumer research company has developed the forum to facilitate dialogue between travellers and the travel retail industry.

New outlets and improved store design drive profit growth at WHSmith

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The convenience, books and gifts retailer has reported a +11% increase in trading profit for its Travel division for the year ended 31 August.

Tocumen Airport investigates irregularities in airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report, La Prensa - 17/10/14

PANAMA. Tocumen Airport has launched a review of 78 concessions granted by direct award during the previous administration, including some speciality stores.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sunrise Duty Free writes a new chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. We report on Sunrise Duty Free’s 15th anniversary celebration and the ground-breaking Virtual Mall project the retailer launched there.

New boutiques help fuel +40% sales growth at Haneda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

JAPAN. Haneda Airport is recording travel retail revenues up +40% year-on-year, helped by the five new fashion boutiques it opened in September.

The Estée Lauder Companies acquires Le Labo fragrance brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Estée Lauder Companies is set to acquire Le Labo, a high-end fragrance and sensory lifestyle products brand.

Brazil to appoint private operator for new Porto Alegre Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

BRAZIL. The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is to get a second airport, with the construction and management concession to be auctioned in 2015.

Counterfeit goods on the agenda at TFWA World Exhibition & Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The threat posed by the influx of counterfeit goods to the luxury goods market is the focus of a new workshop at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Lab Series experiments with Jawbone to create X UP Challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

Lab Series partners with wearable consumer technology brand Jawbone, makers of the UP wristband, to create the global Lab Series X UP Challenge.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tapping into the possibilities of airport advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week in The Moodie Report e-Zine we explore the fast-evolving world of airport advertising with JCDecaux Airport UK.

Former DFS Group drinks supremo John Hoover takes My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

In the latest edition of our My Wine Journey column we speak to former DFS executive John Hoover about his professional and personal love affair with wine.

USA to enhance Ebola screening as first infection beyond Africa found

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

USA. President Obama is to order additional passenger screening at US airports as Spain reports the first case of a person contracting Ebola beyond Africa.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Beiersdorf seeks Area Director Asia Pacific for Nivea Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

The leading skincare company is seeking an Area Director Asia Pacific via Moodie Jobs, charged with implementing the global brand across all travel retail channels.

World Duty Free Group extends Heathrow Airport concession to 2026

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has agreed a 6.5-year extension at Heathrow Airport, its largest contributor to sales and EBITDA, until 2026.

The Moodie e-Zine: L‘Oréal retains top talent in travel retail leadership change

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we elicit retailer reaction to the change of leadership at L’Oréal Travel Retail as Vincent Boinay succeeds Barbara Lavernos.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

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.