Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 02 March 2015


Gabriella Wilde poised for Estée Lauder ad campaign debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

The English actress, model and artist has been chosen as the face of Crescent White, Nutritious Vitality8 and the brand’s Courrèges make-up collaboration.

Lucie Safarova beats Victoria Azarenka to win Qatar Total Open 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

DOHA. The professional Czech tennis player has bagged the biggest win of her career in the Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free sponsored tournament.

1Above signs sponsorship deal with New Zealand golf champion Lydia Ko

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

It's a match made in Kiwi heaven as the New Zealand aerotonic flight beverage inks a new sponsorship deal with the world's top ranked women's golfer Lydia Ko.

Ken Tse joins ambitious LS travel retail Pacific in key operations role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

AUSTRALASIA. Singapore's loss is Australasia's gain as LS travel retail Pacific appoints Ken Tse as Head of Operations – Duty Free & Luxury. UPDATED.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

Joe DiDomizio underlines commitment to school dropout prevention

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

USA. The Hudson Group President & CEO has joined the Communities In Schools Board of Directors in a bid to change the image of education across America.

Amy Wilson to lead Hershey’s travel retail expansion in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

The Hershey Company has promoted Amy Wilson to Team Lead Europe and Strategy for World Travel Retail, responsible for driving travel retail growth in Europe.

Peter Ayling named Chairman of UK Travel Retail Consortium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Peter Ayling has been elected as Chairman of the UK Travel Retail Consortium for a two-year period, after Richard Thorpe steps down from the role.

SPI Group names new CFO; Rob Cullins promoted to Stoli Group CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SPI Group has announced Rene Lek as Chief Financial Officer and promoted Rob Cullins to Chief Executive Officer of Stoli Group as it prepares for further growth.

Chuck Feeney gifts US$100 million to University of California

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. The DFS Co-Founder has continued his philanthropic efforts, donating US$100 million to support the university’s new Mission Bay hospitals and research.

Inocente Núñez Blanco named as Habanos SA Co-President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

Former Brascuba Cigarrillos Vice President of Human Resources Inocente Núñez Blanco has joined Habanos as Co-President amid a company restructure.

TFWA announces Michele Miranda as Conference Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

FRANCE. TFWA has named Michele Miranda as Conference Manager. She joins as a new member of the association’s Paris-based permanent staff.

Delhi Duty Free CEO Duncan Lawley wins Retail Leadership Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free CEO Duncan Lawley has won the Asia Retail Congress Retail Leadership Award, in recognition of his work at the leading Indian travel retailer.

Godiva announces partnership with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Godiva has named Caroline Wozniacki – former world number one on the WTA Tour and two-time US Open Finalist – as its first-ever global celebrity ambassador.

Waldemar Behn names Tito Gonzalez as Regional Director Latin America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

German drinks company Waldemar Behn has appointed Ricardo ‘Tito’ Gonzalez to head up the Latin America and Caribbean division, effective 1 March.

From South Africa to Australia: My Wine Journey with Andrew Gardiner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Melbourne Airport's Andrew Gardiner shares his wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Picture Gallery: Olivier Bottrie receives French National Order of Merit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

We bring you images of a proud day for The Estée Lauder Companies’ President Travel Retail Worldwide Olivier Bottrie, as he received the French Order of Merit.

Korean Air’s Heather Cho found guilty of breaking aviation law in 'nut rage' case

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air Senior Vice President Heather Cho has been found guilty of breaking aviation law and sentenced to one year in prison.

Pernod Ricard first-half sales hampered by later Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

H1 sales are up +1% year-on-year (+2% when restated for Chinese New Year), driven by a strong travel retail performance and a "gradual" improvement in China.

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.

Sang Joon Ahn moves from Incheon to top commercial role in Bengaluru

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon’s loss is Bengaluru's gain as the highly-rated commercial executive joins the fast-growing South Indian airport company.

Estée Lauder's Olivier Bottrie awarded the French National Order of Merit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HAITI. The Estée Lauder Companies' Olivier Bottrie, co-founder of Hand in Hand for Haiti, has been honoured with the French National Order of Merit.

Gina Marie Lindsey to retire from Los Angeles World Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey is to retire this spring after almost eight years in the leadership role.

Lisa Koh joins Luxottica Travel Retail's Asia Pacific and Gulf team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

As Travel Retail Key Account Manager, Koh will be responsible for supporting key strategic partnerships to drive sunglasses category growth in the region.

End of an era as Ken Tse leaves Nuance-Watson and Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

SINGAPORE. After 22 years in Singapore, Nuance-Watson (Singapore) Managing Director Ken Tse has left the company to relocate home to Melbourne and his family.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

From Villa Maria to Voga sparkling wine: Liz Woodland's Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

Industry stalwart Liz Woodland shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Kipling names new Travel Retail Manager for EMEA and South America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

BELGIUM. Kipling has strengthened its travel retail team with the appointment of Thomas Falcy as Travel Retail Manager EMEA and South America.

La Prairie Group makes two additions to its Board of Directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

La Prairie Group has made two senior level personnel appointments. Greg Prodromides and Kirsten Hangarter joined its Board of Directors late last year.

Paul & Shark names Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

ITALY. The luxury sportswear company has appointed former Devanlay Lacoste Travel Retail Inflight Manager Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

From the Midlands to Montrachet: My Wine Journey with Sharon Beecham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

The Moodie e-Zine: DFS blends ancient & modern in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our first edition of 2015, we speak to DFS Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus about the retailer's plans to open a T Galleria in Cambodia.

Xavier Rossinyol steps down from Dufry to become CEO at gategroup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Xavier Rossinyol, Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia at Dufry, is stepping down to become CEO at airline services specialist gategroup.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

Brown-Forman names Gustavo Zerbini General Manager for India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

As Country General Manager – India, based in Delhi, Zerbini will help to develop Brown-Forman's growth in the region and lead regional travel retail strategies.

Lancôme names Lisa Eldridge Make-up Creative Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

New collections, shades and products and a more impactful online presence are the remit for Lancôme’s new Make-up Creative Director.

The Moodie Report reveals its People of the Year for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2014.

Dubai Duty Free’s Salah Tahlak elected to board of leading global tennis body

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Senior Vice President Salah Tahlak has been voted onto the board of the prestigious 12-member WTA Global Tournament Council.

New group formed as Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports; they now make up a new group, AGS Airports Ltd.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services hosts crew awards and training event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest’s Ambassador and Sales Person Awards taught valuable inflight retailing skills and offered prizes worth a total of US$6,000.

Bhavesh Patel named to key commercial and concessions role at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

USA. Bhavesh Patel, who was Director of Concessions at Tampa International, has taken on a role overseeing commercial and concessions at Denver Airport.

Erik Juul-Mortensen unanimously re-elected as TFWA President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Juul-Mortensen will serve a sixteenth term as President after a unanimous vote by the TFWA management committee.

TRT launches ‘A Stylish Service’ Online Training programme for ISPY2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

Travel Retail Training will increase the effectiveness of cabin crew through a new five-module training program launched for ISPY2015.

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation CEO Chris Woodruff to resign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Woodruff will resign from the company, which owns and operates Melbourne and Launceston airports, by no later than 30 June 2015.

People of the Year Survey: have your say on travel retail's top executives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

Each year The Moodie Report recognises those individuals who most advanced the industry’s cause. This year we are asking you to contribute to the findings.

Allen Hong joins Hanwha Galleria in key duty free retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The much-respected Allen Hong joins the prominent Daejeon-based department store retailer as Duty Free Retail Division Director.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.