Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 April 2015

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

Travel Retail Innovations adds Belkin to its EMEA distribution network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Travel Retail Innovations has inked a deal to distribute Belkin International’s range of consumer electronics throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia travel retail.

Cabeau aims to turn coach class into first class with travel pillow range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Cabeau will highlight its range of travel pillows and accessories at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, with an aim to offer travellers a restful experience.

Navjack adds a touch of luxury to mobile and tablet accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

The Navjack brand of luxury smartphone and tablet protective covers will be presented by Travel Retail Distribution Group at the IAADFS show in Orlando.

Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur improves Wi-Fi to keep passengers connected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur will this month offer free and unlimited 100 meg broadband Wi-Fi to passengers, crew and staff at Nice and Cannes Airports.

Braun updates Series 9 and Silk-épil 9 lines for IAADFS Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/15

Braun will unveil the next-generation Series 9 shavers and Silk-épil 9 epilators, updated with new features, as well as the Satin Hair PowerPerfection hairdryer line.

Lifetrons wins Best Inflight Product at ARC Asia-Pacific awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

Lifetrons Switzerland took home the Best Inflight Product award at the recent Airline Retail Conference (ARC) Asia-Pacific, which took place in Hong Kong.

Travel Blue to present its largest range of travel accessories in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

Aiming to offer a ‘one-stop’ accessory shop at IAADFS, Travel Blue has expanded its Americas team to meet a demand for its products in both North and South America.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Travel Blue plans Americas expansion with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Travel Blue has named Andrea Rivas as Sales Manager for key travel retail and domestic accounts in South America, and will soon add to its North American team.

Pasco expands airline presence and extends product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

Electronics distributor Pasco is developing exclusive bundling and packaging solutions for inflight retail and seeking new sales channels as it pursues growth.

Xhibit Corp seeking to sell SkyMall after it files for bankruptcy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Inflight retailer goes bankrupt, citing a highly competitive industry and increased use of electronic devices and Wi-Fi on planes as key reasons for decline.

Points and Collinson Latitude join forces in global loyalty market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

An extended partnership will enable both companies to offer more products and services to loyalty programmes worldwide with a focus on e-commerce shopping.

Coindrum expands services to Ireland West Airport Knock

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

IRELAND. Coindrum, which allows passengers to convert unwanted Euros into airport retail vouchers, expands in Ireland after launching at Dublin Airport.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.

St Pancras International launches mobile app for railway users

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

UK. The StP App provides commuters with details about the London train station and the St Pancras area and includes special retail offers and travel information.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

LS travel retail opens gifts and technology stores at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened two new stores at Dallas/Fort Worth International: Texas Territories in Terminal B and iStore in Terminal A.

LS travel retail Pacific opens stand-alone tech2go unit at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail Pacific has opened its first stand-alone tech2go store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of gadgets, headphones and accessories.

Exertis Arc Telecom aims to extend footprint in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

Consumer electronics brand and accessories distributor Exertis Arc Telecom is aiming to enhance its travel retail presence across the Middle East.

Capi kicks off promotional campaign for YotaPhone 2 at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

Promotional activities for YotaPhone 2 - hailed as the world’s first smartphone with two faces - began on 3 December and will continue across Europe and South Africa.

Capi and Philips go Dutch in limited edition shaver launch at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

Capi and Philips have teamed up to create the limited edition Holland Heritage shaver, aimed at airport travellers, and presented in Delft blue print gift packaging.

Montblanc launches accessories collection for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

The collaborative collection marries Samsung’s advanced S Pen technology with Montblanc’s latest writing instruments, the Pix Pen and e-Starwalker Pen.

Nice Airport calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

FRANCE. Nice tender process continues apace; the airport authority issues the duty free tender documents, and calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products.

Capi Global opens store with Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/11/14

CHINA. Capi Global continues the expansion of its franchise concept Capi – The Travellers Electronics Company by partnering with Hainan Island retailer.

Lifetrons Switzerland set to make Middle East Exclusive debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company will debut at this month's Middle East Exclusive as it looks to build new relationships in the region.

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.

Braun concludes Cannes show with positive outlook for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

Braun has reported a positive Cannes showing last week, where it conducted +30% more business meetings and shared its plans for 2015 with the trade press.

Travel Retail Innovations adds Sennheiser to Cannes portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

Travel Retail Innovations will introduce the Sennheiser CX and Urbanite collections of mobile headphones and headsets to travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Lifetrons spotlights electronics and accessories for people on the move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

Lifetrons Switzerland will showcase new speakers and portable chargers, as well as its popular Pro Travel Facial Mist Spray, at the TFWA World Exhibition this month.

World Duty Free Group reveals vibrant new retail arena at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

UK. “This new store has delivered the ‘wow factor’ and more choice than ever before for passengers," says Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan.

Travel Blue powers up with launch of new Power Anywhere pack in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Comprising wall and car chargers and a connector for portable digital devices, the pack is part of the TECH by Travel Blue range to be displayed at the TFWA show.

Braun to introduce new products and bespoke sales concepts in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Braun is poised to showcase several new products at the TFWA World Exhibition next month including toothbrushes, hairdryers, shavers and battery brand Duracell.

The Nuance Group (HK) to prelaunch Casio EXILIM TR50 “selfie” camera

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The retailer’s electronics stores at Hong Kong International Airport will offer the Casio EXILIM TR50 before it is made available on the local domestic market.

Capi tells a story with new interactive Connectivity Table at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The newly installed tablet table at Capi’s flagship Schiphol store “acts as a storyteller”, explaining the features and relationships between products on display.

Travel Blue designs new product display units for TECH range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Leading travel accessories company Travel Blue will highlight a new merchandising system for its TECH range at next month's TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Philips spotlights salon-inspired beauty tools at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

The new products, promoted in partnership with the Nuance Group (UK), are aimed at an increasingly sophisticated and health-conscious traveller market.

SKROSS highlights upcoming products and latest POS concepts at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The Swiss travel accessory specialist’s products will be shown on several stands at the TFWA World Exhibition with a focus on the needs of its travelling customers.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

Capi extends its 2014 Innovation Awards to voters from all Capi stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The awards, introduced last year, invites customers to vote for the most innovative electronics product and offers the chance to win all 19 of the nominated products.

Gebr Heinemann ties up with Dick Smith for Sydney Airport electronics business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Gebr Heinemann has formed an alliance with local consumer technology retailer Dick Smith to run seven specialist stores at Sydney Airport.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Sprint-Cass captures Changi T1 consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

SINGAPORE. Electronics specialist retailer Sprint-Cass has captured a new consumer technology concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Nuance-Watson (HK) launches Beats New Studio in exclusive new colours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

Nuance-Watson (HK) is the first retail door in Hong Kong to offer the Beats New Studio headphones in two new colours: Champagne Gold and Metallic Sky.

Travel Retail Innovations unveils Sony headphones with wireless connectivity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

The new hi-tech, noise-cancelling headphones will be highlighted along with other electronic and audio products at the TFWA World Exhibition in October.

Hong Kong International calls tender for consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has invited bids for a key consumer technology concession at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Nuance-Watson (HK) first to launch Philips Lumea in Greater China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

The Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal System SC2004 and SC2006 is now available at the retailer's Sound & Vision Enriching Life stores at HKIA East Hall.

Braun announces appointment of Ihab Rafik as General Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Ihab Rafik, previously General Manager of P&G’s Gillette High Performance and Essentials business, has been named General Manager of Braun.

Lifetrons launches in Australian duty free with LS travel retail Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company’s products will now be available in seven of LS travel retail Pacific's duty free shops across five Australian airports.

Pavo Duty Free opens first Capi franchise store at Zhuliany Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

UKRAINE. The 45sq m electronics shop at Kiev's Zhuliany Airport is the first of a series of franchised outlets that Capi Global aims to establish at other airports.