Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 14 February 2016


Mohit Lal named CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail amid restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard places an even greater focus on travel retail by creating the new position of CEO, Global Travel Retail.

The Moodie e-Zine: Licensing for change in South Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to issue 182 of The Moodie e-Zine, in which we report from South Korea at a seismic moment in its duty free history.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Pandora annual report reveals record earnings for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

A focus on branded sales, concept store openings and new product launches contributed to a +40% growth in earnings for the jewellery brand in 2015.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

The Estée Lauder Companies reports "excellent" second quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda hails "excellent" performance despite currency headwinds and softness in some regions.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

DFASS airline concession partners win big at this year’s ISPY event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. As well as taking home 14 of the available 29 awards, DFASS assisted its partner airlines in a variety of challenges and workshops.

Growth in rare whisky market in 2015 exceeded all forecasts, says analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Rare whisky “significantly outperformed” many other asset classes – including wine and gold – to record a strong year in 2015.

Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased +6.5% last year compared to 2014 with all regions experiencing positive growth, according to IATA.

Tax free shopping slows to +11% in December, according to Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Paris terrorist attacks and slowing Chinese demand impacted sales in Europe, but Russians are reversing their decline in spend.

WHO declares Zika virus an international emergency - but places no restrictions on travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel industry urged by WTTC and UNWTO to work together to formulate an appropriate response as the situation continues to evolve.

Luxottica posts net sales of €9 billion in 2015; simplifies structure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

Luxottica Group SpA has closed 2015 with net sales growth of +5.5% as it announces a simplified organisational structure and the departure of Adil Khan.

Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay Pacific take top honours at ISPY2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Cathay Pacific crew members won both the individual and team inflight sales awards, with Hong Kong Airlines named Airline of the Year.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

The Moodie e-Zine: Taking Trinity partnership to a new level

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. A progressive Trinity initiative in China and a look at the design concepts behind Istanbul New Airport feature in this issue of The Moodie e-Zine.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

UNWTO says shopping tourism is key in promoting travel destinations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Research shows shopping is a key factor when passengers select where to travel, with small and local experiences particularly attractive.

Chinese travellers’ overseas retail spend hits US$229 billion in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CHINA. China’s outbound tourists spent US$229 billion on shopping in 2015, amid shifts in the mix of key destinations, according to research company GfK.

Connectivity and cabin comfort are key passenger priorities, says survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Cabin comfort and connectivity are key factors in ensuring airline passenger satisfaction, says the APEX Global Passenger Insight Survey.

IATA warns of developing downward trend in international passenger travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. A further slowdown in the Chinese economy has raised concerns that a weakness in Asia is causing a broader decline in passenger numbers.

Tech company SimpliFly launches airport shopping and delivery app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. Dublin-based technology start-up SimpliFly has launched a shopping and delivery app aimed at air travellers worldwide.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic demand remains robust in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in Asia Pacific in November, boosted by healthy growth at many of India's major airports.

Global tourist arrivals up +4.4% in 2015 as 50 million more travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. World Tourism Organization is also projecting a +4% rise in tourist arrivals in 2016, with Asia Pacific and the Americas leading the way.

Frankfurt Airport passes 60 million passenger milestone in record year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 61 million passengers in 2015, an all-time high, but there were mixed results for Fraport Group's international portfolio.

Tech entrepreneurs back Coindrum to boost airport retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

IRELAND. Coindrum, a service that allows passengers to convert unwanted coins into shopping vouchers, has raised over US$2 million in its latest investment round.

TFWA drinks research underlines importance of price to consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Over half of travellers believe that shopping for wines & spirits at the airport offers a price advantage over other channels, TFWA research reveals.

The Moodie e-Zine: Puig aims for new heights with Jean Paul Gaultier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to travel retail’s only e-Zine, in which Puig CEO Marc Puig talks about his aspirations for the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance brand.

IAADFS names speakers for 'education session' at Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

USA. IAADFS will host a workshop session at the Duty Free Show of the Americas in April; speakers are ACI chief Angela Gittens and m1nd-set's Peter Mohn.

New data transparency to transform airline ancillary revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Roll out of the ‘New Distribution Capability’ standard will mean increased data sharing and the opportunity to create bundled travel packages.

TFWA confirms early October dates for Cannes show through to 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

FRANCE. TFWA says that the early October timing of its annual global event is "the preferred choice of the vast majority of our members, visitors and exhibitors".

Strong growth in global passenger traffic continues in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Lower airline fares are spurring demand, according to IATA, but mounting economic risks are a major cause for concern as 2016 begins.

TUI Group consolidates inflight retail with five-year Gate Retail deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. TUI Group has struck a five-year deal with Gate Retail Onboard to handle inflight retail across its five airlines, with the roll-out of pre-order a priority.

Industry stalwart Martin Petchey set to leave World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

UK. After almost 40 years of service to travel retail, well respected World Duty Free Group Chief Commercial Officer Martin Petchey is moving on.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Airport sights, sounds and smells: Achieving a coherent Sense of Place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. In the second part of our Sense of Place series, The Design Solution Founder and Director Robbie Gill highlights Mumbai T2 as a showcase for India.

Graziani and Ingyu Han to lead new Hotel Shilla Travel Retail Business unit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla Co President Ingyu Han and former Nuance CEO Roberto Graziani are named Presidents of the new Travel Retail division.

Paraguay issues call for tender to modernise Asuncion Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

PARAGUAY. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications has issued a call for tenders to modernise Asuncion International, the nation’s main airport.

Inspiring individuals: The Moodie Report names its People of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2015.

Alpha LSG extends Thomas Cook Airlines inflight deal until 2021

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

UK. Alpha LSG has been awarded a new inflight retail contract for Thomas Cook Airlines’ flights, with a pre-order shopping option for UK passengers from January.

The Moodie e-Zine: People of the Year, 2015 in review and The Foodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. In the final edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we bring you our People of the Year, and highlight the big stories of a memorable 12 months.

The Moodie Interview: From ‘brand to experience’ at Davidoff Cigars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

Oettinger Davidoff CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard talks about the evolution and expansion of the cigar company amid a big investment in retail development today.

Erik Juul-Mortensen elected as TFWA President for another year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Erik Juul-Mortensen, President of TFWA since 1999, has been elected for a further year, as the association embarks on a strategic review.

Moodie Jobs: Gate Retail Onboard seeks to fill multiple vacancies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

UK. Leading inflight services provider Gate Retail Onboard is seeing to fill a variety of vacancies at its London Luton Airport operation via The Moodie Report.

Beacons of hope: Personalising the passenger experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. SITA Vice President Airports Matthys Serfontein offers a timely insight into how airports can improve the customer journey through technology.

Onboard retail systems limit ancillary revenues, says Novo IVC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Onboard retail systems restrict airline ancillary revenues, claims Novo IVC, which says it will invest one-third of its budget into R&D next year.

Latest pax figures from 220 airports assessed in new Air4Casts study

Source: Air4Casts*; The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. There's plenty of good news in global passenger numbers for November, says Air4casts, with Paris not as soft as expected.

Three finalists shortlisted for 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

Miroslav Kljajic, Bailon Pasamba and Andres Poljakov will be travelling to Miami in February for the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Finals.

Etihad partners with Cognizant to deliver personalised guest experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Etihad is partnering with IT and business process outsourcing services provider Cognizant to provide a "world-class" airline guest experience.