Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 05 May 2016

CONFECTIONERY AND FINE FOODS

Mars International Travel Retail appoints new General Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Gary Clarke, who has worked for Mars since 1999, assumes the role of General Manager. He replaces Craig Sargeant and will be based in the Netherlands.

Ritter Sport introduces three travel retail exclusive lines in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

Power of three: the Knick Pack and Heart Gift Box target the sharing and gift markets while the Germany Tower underlines the brand’s German heritage.

Aiming to Excel: Welcome return to travel retail for Art Miller

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 30/04/16

Art Miller, the long-time driving force in travel retail of US beauty house Revlon, is returning to the business with his own company, Excel Brand Solutions.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Mars ITR and Dubai Duty Free target travellers with Galaxy promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

Four high-profile Galaxy promotions across Dubai Duty Free, featuring a Royal Enfield 350 Classic motorcycle, celebrate the re-launch of the brand into travel retail.

Guylian targets customers with fruity new flavours and packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

Guylian's latest assortment offers Matcha Green Tea and Cranberry flavoured chocolates for health-conscious customers as well as a range of new flavours.

Lindt & Sprüngli aims to build Asian base with new gifting items

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

The Swiss confectioner will spotlight gifting products for Asian customers at next month's Asia Pacific show, including its new Love Lindor range.

'A welcome change to chocolate': Haribo unveils latest sharing novelties

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

Ahead of next month's TFWA Asia Pacific show, Haribo Head of Travel Retail Juan Cabrera outlines the potential of the sugar category in travel retail.

Perfetti Van Melle introduces core brand novelties at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

The confectionery distributor says Mentos and Chupa Chups lines drove double-digit growth in the Asia Pacific region in 2015, with further expansion expected in 2016.

Mars ITR takes Asia Pacific customers to a whole new Galaxy

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

To the Galaxy and beyond: the confectioner will spotlight three new Galaxy products at the Asia Pacific Exhibition, and will further emphasise its Laws of Growth strategy.

Hershey introduces travellers to fruity Brookside snacking offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

Hershey says Brookside Tablet Bars, available in three flavours, fill a gap in the market with their innovative packaging, flavour combinations and affordable price.

Godiva adds a touch of gold and Christmas sparkle to TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

Travel retail exclusives, Russian-folklore inspired Christmas boxes and gifts for the Chinese New Year: Godiva celebrates its 90th anniversary in style.

Alfa Brands prepares new exclusive inflight products following IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

Contracts with international airlines are in the pipeline for Pillitteri Estates Winery and Nishi Pearls as Alfa Brands reaps the rewards of a varied portfolio at Orlando.

Neuhaus provides a chocolate city escape with Souvenir Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

Bringing holiday memories home: the full Souvenir Collection will eventually include 26 different colourful country giftboxes, containing 16 Neuhaus chocolates.

Butlers spotlights ‘superior’ range of chocolates and channel exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

A taste of luxury: the Irish confectioner is previewing its new 'superior' range, The Chocolate Box, as well as existing travel retail exclusive lines in Singapore.

Christmas comes early as Valrhona unveils latest chocolate novelties

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

The chocolatier is wrapping up several new gift boxes for Valrhona and Mademoiselle de Margaux, following "successful" progress in Asia Pacific.

Ferrero adds Hong Kong and Singapore to its Destination collection

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

Ferrero Travel Market will showcase an extended portfolio, including the Ferrero Rocher T48 Destination range, at next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Hershey WTR unveils insights into Chinese confectionery buyers

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

The research, carried out with Counter Intelligence Retail, highlights that conversion rates for Chinese shoppers are "considerably" higher than other regions.

HMSHost offers its customers a sweet way to support Earth Day

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

USA. Sales of dark chocolate bars at selected HMSHost airport and motorway locations across the USA will go towards an environmental cause throughout April.

Perfetti Van Melle to showcase channel exclusive novelties in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/16

Following a "strong" year in Asia Pacific travel retail, driven by core brands Mentos and Chupa Chups, the company is set to extend its portfolio with a focus on gifting.

Leonidas targets gifting sector with destination and multipack items

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

Said to be "perfect" for gifting, the Leonidas Destination Collection, comprising five city designs, and Leonidas Baton multipack will be unveiled in Singapore.

Lindt aims to capitalise on “substantial” progress made in the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

The Swiss confectioner is looking to build on its US business, which has been "successfully" integrated into Lindt Travel Retail, at the upcoming IAADFS show.

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.

Promotions driving confectionery purchase decisions, says m1nd-set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

NORTH AMERICA. Confectionery is an important impulse purchase driver in North America, with savings promotions and tastings effective in enticing travellers.

Hawaiian Host introduces a taste of paradise to North American duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

The macadamia nuts specialist’s new Paradise Delights, offering three flavours in one package, will be launched at the upcoming IAADFS show in Orlando.

Mondelez WTR offers taste of the tropics with Toblerone Roadshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

The Toblerone Crispy Coconut Roadshow, featuring palm trees, treasure chests and a game, is launching this month at Schiphol before rolling out to five other airports.

Neuhaus upgrades its Carré Collection with four new lines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

Available for shipment from May, the updated range of individually wrapped chocolates includes Carré Classic, Crunchy, Origin and 10 Flavours.

Stewart Dryburgh returns to lead Nestlé International Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

The much-respected executive pledges to "excite and engage travellers across the globe" with business partners as he returns to Nestlé's travel retail division.

ARI claims global travel retail first with candy printing at Dublin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/16

“This is a real game changer for confectionery." The Loop Head of Buying Max Smyth hails innovation which allows sampling of personalised jellies.

Mars ITR and DFS Group create a buzz with M&M’s shop-in-shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/16

Located in Hong Kong International Airport's Terminal 1, the M&M's shop-in-shop is the brand's largest in the travel retail channel, measuring 35sq m.

Hershey to share key confectionery research with retailers at IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

The company's study indicates that good quality is a key purchase driver for North American shoppers yet the percentage who buy is lower than in other regions.

Lindt and Dufry go for gold with personalised bunny promotion 

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/16

Lindt & Sprüngli is hopping into the Easter period with personalised Gold Bunny activations and a range of travel retail exclusive seasonal gifting products.

Ferrero hails success of Ferrero Rocher T48 Destination packs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

According to Ferrero, pre-launch research and promotions proved the "immense appeal" of its travel retail exclusive Ferrero Rocher T48 Destination packs.

Perfetti van Melle aims for high visibility with colourful new products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

The company will spotlight new gifting items, merchandising solutions and displays for its Mentos and Chupa Chups brands at next month's IAADFS show.

Mars ITR focuses on North America to ‘step change’ confectionery growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/16

Determined to unlock the confectionery category’s “huge potential”, Mars ITR will present new travel retail exclusives at next month’s IAADFS show in Orlando.

Interview: Godiva CEO Mohamed Elsarky on 90 years of business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

As the chocolatier marks its 90th anniversary, CEO Mohamed Elsarky outlines the brand's vision and plans to expand, with travel retail a vital platform.

Patrick Baubry replaces Francois Godin as head of Ferrero’s travel retail unit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

ITALY. Godin has taken up a new role at the confectionery company, with Baubry appointed to “consolidate and develop” the company’s position in the market.

Butlers Chocolates adds Cocktail Menu to travel retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/16

Described as “the ultimate in chocolate indulgence”, the new range features eight cocktail inspired flavours including Rum Mojito and Classic Gin Martini.

Godiva mixes tradition and imagination in Gold Anniversary Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/16

‘Celebrating the past, crafting the future’: Godiva's Gold Anniversary Collection comprises eight of the brand's iconic chocolates and one new flavour.

Celebrating 90 years: Godiva hosts multi-sensory soiree in Brussels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/16

BELGIUM. The Moodie Report was in Brussels last night with 140 international guests to celebrate the Belgian chocolatier's 90th anniversary. UPDATED.

Gardiners of Scotland courts travel retail with whisky flavoured fudge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/16

Scottish confectioner Gardiners of Scotland set to add The Famous Grouse to its existing range which includes Jack Daniel’s and Glenfarclas.

Choko la and Flemingo bring sweetness to Mumbai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/02/16

The Indian chocolate brand’s products are being highlighted in three Flemingo Express Stores at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2.

Mondelez delivers high-profile Toblerone promotion at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

Described as Toblerone's "most ambitious activation to date", the Crispy Coconut promotion spanned six locations across all three concourses at Dubai International.

Hershey and Heinemann bring a sweet treat to passengers at Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

The latest promotion from Hershey World Travel Retail highlights its Reese's brand through a 'Sweets Stage' display, sampling area and product discounts.

Jelly Belly Candy Company set for Star Wars themed showcase at IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

May the Force be with you: Darth Vader, Yoda and stormtroopers will feature heavily on Jelly Belly Candy Company's offering of novelties at the IAADFS show.

Lindt Swiss Masterpieces range set for pre-launch at Zürich

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

The Swiss Masterpieces collection is being pre-launched this month at Zürich Airport with a promotion that includes tastings and creations by Master Chocolatiers.

Paradies Lagardère unveils speciality concepts at New York JFK’s Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Paradies Lagardère officially launched its So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard speciality stores at New York JFK International on Tuesday.

Tea Forté extends global travel retail presence; launches tastings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

The luxury tea brand said it is focusing on making travel retail the "ultimate" retail revenue as it seeks to expand its footprint in the channel globally.

Fazer looks East for travel retail expansion in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

FINLAND. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016, Finnish confectioner Fazer is aiming to build on its rich history to create a bright future in travel retail.

Valrhona aims to 'Live Long' through a new CSR programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

The French chocolatier’s latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report extends an invitation to suppliers, customers and distributors to “reinvent” the future together.