Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 01 August 2015

MIDDLE EAST

Amman Mayor Biltaji will deliver the keynote address at MEADFA 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Mayor of Amman, Akel Biltaji, will be making the keynote speech at this year’s MEADFA Conference, taking place in November.

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.

Abu Dhabi International maintains surging passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport posted a +17.2% leap in passenger traffic in the first half of 2015 to 11.1 million. India, the largest market, climbed by +57.8%.

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.

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

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.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

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.

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.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

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.

Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports monitor Air India carry-on restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports react calmly to reports that Air India and Air India Express are tightening restrictions on carry-on baggage, including duty free.

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?

Dubai Airports tenders staff canteen upgrade at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

UAE. Three outlets are covered in this tender, which closes on 13 July, with a further tender for three more canteens to be announced on 1 July.

Cerruti 1881 opens shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

SAUDI ARABIA. Cerruti 1881 has teamed up with Al Musbah Group for the opening of a 25sq m shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Dubai Duty Free sponsors 10th annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Dubai Duty Free was once again the main sponsor of the star-studded Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party, held last week.

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.

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.

Oman Airports issues duty free, luxury retail and food & beverage RFQs at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has launched Request for Qualifications for its key contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

ATÜ Duty Free begins operations at Salalah International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free, the joint venture between TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr Heinemann, has opened its first stores at Salalah Airport.

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.

Cairo Airport Company to launch key commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company this week issues tenders for duty free, speciality retail, food & beverage and pharmacy concessions at Cairo International T2.

Dubai Duty Free prepares to host 150th Irish Derby at The Curragh

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Dubai Duty Free is preparing to host the Irish Derby on Saturday, an event that offers a powerful marketing platform for the company.

Gwendoline Faviere assumes new travel retail role at Hermès Parfums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

Elodie Carrere, formerly Travel Retail Manager Middle East at Hermès Parfums, has left the company. She is succeeded by Gwendoline Faviere.

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.

Flemingo International lands key Gulf Air inflight duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

MIDDLE EAST. Flemingo International has captured the inflight duty free concession onboard Gulf Air, the company's first move into inflight retailing outside Turkey.

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’.

Fazer targets Middle East with Dubai Duty Free promotion for Geisha

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

DUBAI. Fazer has partnered with Dubai Duty Free to promote its Geisha chocolate brand through a sampling activation and contest offering a trip for two to Finland.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic surges in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International grew +15.5% year-on-year in April, with the numbers buoyed by new airline routes and frequencies.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Qatar Duty Free opens sports store InPlay at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has opened its new sports concept store, InPlay, at Hamad International Airport, housing sportswear, accessories and equipment.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Dubai Duty Free scores with sports sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry’s only e-Zine, we talk to Dubai Duty Free about its marketing drive amid its support of the Irish Open.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Global exposure makes first Dubai Duty Free Irish Open a big success

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

NORTHERN IRELAND/UAE. The inaugural Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf tournament proved a hole in one for the sponsor and a windfall for a great Dane.

Butlers Chocolates to introduce new dessert-inspired collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

Comprising eight recipes inspired by classic desserts such as lemon parfait and panna cotta, The Dessert Menu will roll out exclusively with Dubai Duty Free in June.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Saudi Duty Free Fabulous Dates Festival generates strong sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SAUDI ARABIA. A major campaign showcasing Saudi Arabia’s dates industry, including special consumer offers, generated a +33% surge in sales.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports end first quarter strongly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. Asia Pacific and Middle East airports ended Q1 of 2015 strongly, posting increases of +8.5% and +9.4%, respectively.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Momentum builds for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

IRELAND/UAE. Last year's European Ryder Cup team members Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher join the line-up for the Irish Open.

Bahrain Duty Free announces +28.5% surge in Q1 profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex Managing Director Abdulla Buhindi extols a solid early 2015 performance, with profits rising sharply despite a modest increase in revenues.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Abu Dhabi Airports names Al Musbah Group as car parking partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has named Al Musbah Group as concessionaire for services including car parking, baggage wrapping and the Airport Service Centre.