Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 30 April 2016

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

Travel Blue prioritises safety and comfort in Singapore product offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Safety and comfort first: the company will introduce a number of new travel pillows and identity theft preventing products to buyers at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Pasco makes some noise with “ultra small” Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

The domed Beoplay A1 speaker, the smallest to date in the B&O Play range, is said to push the boundaries of the ultra-portable speaker category.

Travalo takes fragrances everywhere with new portable spray refills

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

Travalo has updated its Classic HD perfume atomiser to include four new colours. The bottle contains 65 sprays and a level indicator window.

Go Travel scores double-digit growth in the Americas region

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

Company says the Americas is key to future growth plans as it underlines its concept of offering retailers maximum revenue from minimum floor space.

Travel Blue opens brand corner at Beijing Capital International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

Travel Blue says the 28sq m corner in Terminal 3, opened in partnership with Sunrise Duty Free, will help to deal with the increased demand for travel accessories.

Braun launches second ‘Lift & Learn’ station at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

'State-of-the-art facility': The Moodie Davitt Report attended the official opening ceremony of Braun's landside shop-in-shop at Frankfurt Airport last month.

InMotion named in list of North America’s top electronics retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

USA. It is the only airport retailer to make the cut in the list of 101 companies, with InMotion also announcing a +17.5% increase in sales activity in 2015.

Flo Accessories adds USB shaver and perfume bracelet to product offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

The Flo Women’s USB Shaver claims to operate for two weeks on just one charge, while the Scento perfume bracelet features slow release technology.

Heinemann strikes key partnership with JB Hi Fi at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

AUSTRALIA. In a major boost to its offer, Heinemann Duty Free strikes an agreement with JB Hi Fi as its exclusive technology partner at Sydney Airport.

Changi Airport seeks partners for T2 consumer electronics concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has launched a Direct Marketing Exercise in its search for partners to manage consumer electronics concessions in Terminal 2.

Houston we have lift off: Paradies Lagardère & Univision open third store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

USA. Spanish is the loving tongue at the new store, the third airport collaboration between Paradies Lagardère and the Hispanic media specialist.

Robotics company makes global travel retail debut at IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/16

Alpha 1S, a humanoid robot designed for family use and the Jimu building block robotics kit are introduced to the channel by Travel Retail Distribution Group.

Travel Blue aims to tighten up security with new products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

Security is the name of the game: Travel Blue's offer in Orlando will include a range of Radio Frequency ID products designed to help protect personal information.

Less is more: Skross launches "world's smallest" travel adapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

The Pro Light Adapter, a three-pole travel plug for travellers from Europe, is featured on an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign which will run for two months.

Heinemann and partners introduce ski campaign at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

A Heinemann promotion at Copenhagen Airport, featuring Waldemar Behn and Akita Electronics, highlights Danzka and Dooley’s and includes a ski simulator.

JATCo and Bic Camera agree joint venture to develop tax-free shops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

JAPAN. A joint venture by leading travel retailer and electronics retailer will roll out tax-free stores targeting foreigners in airports and downtown areas.

Aelia Duty Free serves up an ACE at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

NEW ZEALAND. Tired of robotic-like service standards? You may have to think again after shopping at Auckland Airport with Aelia Duty Free.

Moodie Picture Gallery: Shinsegae Duty Free opens in style at Incheon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. We present a range of images from Shinsegae Duty Free's impressively eclectic new retail offer at the country's main gateway.

Skross sets Cannes buzzing with new charge and alarm device

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

Travel accessories brand Skross made its debut at last month's TFWA World Exhibition, with a new charge and alarm cable among the product highlights.

Travel Retail Distribution Group spotlights Gigs and Sky Gear ranges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

Last month's TFWA World Exhibition saw the company focus on its Sky Gear range of travel accessories, audio brand Gigs and Ergo Plati line of back supports.

T2 begets 'Titu' as Mumbai Airport launches pioneering new App

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INDIA. Titu is the cleverly named mascot for an advanced App that guides passengers through Mumbai's spectacular Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport T2.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

Braun notes marked increase in European visitors to Cannes stand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

Europeans accounted for 57% of all visitors to the Braun stand at last week’s TFWA World Exhibition, as the company introduced its latest products.

Lifetrons Switzerland adds new products to its travel retail range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

Lifetrons launched new products at last week’s TFWA World Exhibition and was Highly Commended in the 2015 Frontier Awards Star Product of the Year category.

Travel Blue teams up with Fraport for Global Shopping Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Travel Blue will be partnering with Fraport for this year's Global Shopping Forum which takes place at Frankfurt Airport next month.

Kickstarter campaign supports the launch of new Smart luggage scale

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

The brainchild of a softwear electronics engineer and crowd-funded, Weigh-to-Fly is an extendable luggage scale which sends real-time updates to smartphones.

Travel Blue turns on the power with Braun, Oral-B and Duracell

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

Selected Braun, Oral-B and Duracell products join the Travel Blue portfolio, forming a powerful line-up of consumer technology brands.

Braun spotlights new and updated products for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Braun will introduce its Series 9 shavers and a new addition to its Satin Hair Brush range at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month.

The Kase blazes an expansion trail of openings across Asia and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Outlets will open at Phnom Penh and Manila airports with further stores planned elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East and Africa before the end of the year.

Capi goes extra-large with new Schiphol Airport Lounge 2 store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

Capi’s new 280sq m outlet at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Lounge 2, one of its largest yet, includes all eight of the electronics retailer's marketing concepts.

Dutch airline lets passengers order duty free from their own devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

NETHERLANDS. TUI Group’s ArkeFly is trialling a system which allows passengers to purchase duty free products onboard flights using their own device.

Travel Retail Innovations to introduce latest Xtorm and Belkin products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

A USB-C charger and powerbank with “super-fast” charging capabilities and a wireless charging pad are two products in the spotlight at TFWA World Exhibition.

Shinsegae Duty Free to relocate flagship Busan store & open Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Momentous days for Shinsegae Duty Free as it prepares a stunning new location in Busan and begins its new Incheon Airport concessions.

Nuance claims global exclusive with Kairos smartwatch launch in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/15

HONG KONG. The mechanical smartwatch is available for the first time in travel retail at Dufry-owned Nuance’s Sound & Vision stores at Hong Kong Airport.

Dubai Duty Free takes on iHealth wireless medical devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

A range of wireless medical devices has been launched in Dubai, following a deal between distribution company Beyond Brands DMCC and Dubai Duty Free.

The Kase invites Trinity Forum 2015 delegates to personalise their phones

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Trinity Forum sponsor Kase, which specialises in customising smartphones and tablets, offers delegates the chance to personalise their devices.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

Skross launches adapter finder App for the travelling consumer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

Travel accessory company Skross has launched a new App which allows users to identify which adaptor is needed for the country they are travelling to.

LS travel retail Pacific to open four new speciality concepts at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific is preparing a strong presence with four speciality stores at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, which opens later this month.

Frankfurt Airport App ensures nothing is lost in translation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Reading foreign language signs at the airport can be a struggle for some – but not at Frankfurt where a new App is translating them for global travellers.

Ampfly Sound launches battery-free speaker at Dixons Travel stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Ampfly Sound and MTV have partnered to design a battery-free speaker built into an iPhone case. It will make its travel retail debut on 19 August.

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.

Electronics retailer Croma opens store at Delhi International T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INDIA. Leading consumer electronics retailer Croma has opened its new Croma Zip concept in Departures at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport T1.

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.

SKROSS refreshes website with new contemporary design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/15

The Swiss travel accessory specialist has overhauled its website to feature a more contemporary, user-friendly design which is compatible with all devices.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

The Kase gets up close and personal in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

Following the success of its first airport store at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the smartphone accessory brand is marketing itself as a “perfect” travel retail concept.

SITA beacons point the way forward at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has introduced 50 beacons to provide key information directly to passengers’ mobile devices.

LS travel retail reveals further details of Nice Côte d’Azur store offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

FRANCE. As previously reported, the retailer will open three fashion stores and two FNAC outlets at the airport. The contracts begin in March 2016.