Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 06 October 2015


Starboard Cruise Services appoints Emily Wong to senior Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services has named Emily Wong as Vice President & General Manager, Asia, a newly created position in a fast-growing market.

Chief Commercial Officer Maarten de Groof leaves Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

THE NETHERLANDS. The highly regarded executive leaves next April after nearly eight years' service. The process to find a successor starts soon.

Jose Benikes takes top travel retail post at British American Tobacco International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

British American Tobacco International's key travel retail business is in good hands as 30-year company man Jose Benikes takes over from Christian Löwe.

Michael Kors supports campaign against hunger with new initiatives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

In honour of World Food Day on 16 October, fashion brand Michael Kors has revealed some big initiatives designed to support the Watch Hunger Stop campaign.

Moodie International back in original hands as buyback is completed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

UK. Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie takes back control of Moodie International Ltd through investment vehicle Sixth Continent Intelligence.

The Moodie Report turns pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. "Every Action Counts" is the theme of The Estée Lauder Companies’ 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, which launches officially today.

Accolade Wines appoints Paul Schaafsma as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

Schaafsma succeeds John Ratcliffe who becomes deputy Chairman and advisor on the strategic development of the fast-growing wine company.

DigiCom OOH appoints James Power to lead advertising sales division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

UK. James Power, formerly of Imagine Publishing and JCDecaux, has been appointed to head up DigiCom OOH's advertising sales operations.

Hershey’s World Travel Retail becomes part of The Hershey Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/15

Hershey’s World Travel Retail team is now part of The Hershey Experience organisation, led by Vice President Suzanne Jones, following a restructure.

Javier Brandwain joins Replay to develop Latin & Caribbean markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/15

Replay believes Brandwain will provide invaluable insights in relation to the Latin America and Caribbean markets which have "huge potential" for the brand.

Kevin Baker appointed to lead Marie Brizard’s travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

FRANCE. As Global Travel Retail Director, Kevin Baker will create and implement a channel strategy aligned to the spirits company’s 'Back In the Game' plan.

DFS Co-Founder Bob Miller named in Travel Retail Hall of Fame

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/15

HONG KONG. “It’s been an incredible journey and I am truly blessed to have seen it from the very beginning and be a part of it all these years."

Whyte & Mackay appoints Jonathan Driver as Rare Whisky Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. Jonathan Driver's appointment will add impetus to Whyte & Mackay’s international growth plans for its luxury Scotch whisky portfolio.

Jesreen Sidhu takes travel retail marketing role at Mighty Media Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Mighty Media Group has appointed Jesreen Sidhu to the role of Marketing Consultant, APAC , working across travel retail, airports and airline accounts in the region.

MEADFA reveals agenda for annual conference as registration opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Registration has opened for the 2015 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Conference, which takes place on 23-24 November.

Godiva appoints Matthew Hodges as General Manager of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

From a premium spirits and Champagne house to one of the world's leading confectionery brands. Rémy Cointreau's Matthew Hodges takes over Godiva role from Christoph Neusser.

Clare Austin joins The Moodie Report as Associate Editor and beauty specialist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report strengthens its team with the appointment of Clare Austin, a highly experienced beauty-to-fashion writer and editor.

Sibylle Scherer takes on additional DFS role as President of Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Sibylle Scherer is named as DFS President of Merchandising in addition to her role as President of Consumer Marketing and Branding.

Spirit France's Jean-Luc Lebault to lead H Mounier travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

FRANCE. Jean-Luc Lebault has been named H Mounier Duty Free & Travel Retail Director after 17 years in charge of Spirit France's travel retail division.

'Pioneers not followers': Gebr Heinemann in major recruitment drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann embarks on a major recruitment drive through The Moodie Report as it expands worldwide and as industry consolidation accelerates.

LVMH signs up former Apple Music executive to head digital ‘ecosystem’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

FRANCE. Ian Rogers was previously Senior Director at Apple following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where he was CEO.

Elior appoints Pedro Fontana as Global CEO of concessions division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SPAIN. Elior has appointed highly experienced industry executive Pedro Fontana to be the Global CEO of its Elior Concessions division.

ARI seeks senior buying managers amid global corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has launched a recruitment drive for global category managers, advertising the opportunities through The Moodie Report.

Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

Quintessential Brands expands international team, targets travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

Global travel retail will become a strategic target as the independent drinks group unveils a series of senior management appointments.

Mars International Travel Retail makes two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

Mars International Travel Retail has named Matt Boulter as Category Director; Arabella (Belle) Smith becomes Corporate Affairs Manager for the Global Retail Business.

Christian Vonthron to retire from travel retail role at Oettinger Davidoff

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

SWITZERLAND. Highly respected Oettinger Davidoff Senior VP Global Travel Retail Christian Vonthron retires, to be replaced by Martin Kaufmann.

Mondelez WTR unveils new retailer-focused structure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

Jaya Singh becomes Head of Global Accounts and Thomas Bodenmann Head of Regions as the confectionery giant responds to a changing sector landscape.

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.

Perfetti Van Melle appoints new Global Travel Retail Export Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle has named Michiel Havermans as Export Director North, West, Central, Eastern Europe & Global Travel Retail.

The Moodie Report revamps editorial team; bids two fond farewells

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Jason Holland assumes the key role of Senior Editor while Colleen Morgan and Helen Pawson take on enhanced editorial roles.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

Mohit Lal named Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard India, has been named Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail, replacing Con Constandis.

Perfetti appoints new Area Manager for Asia Pacific region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Confectionery company Perfetti Van Melle has bolstered its travel retail team with the appointment of Estee Teo as Area Manager Asia Pacific.

Irene Kim joins Estée Lauder as Global Beauty Contributor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

Social media sensation and Korean TV personality Irene Kim has joined Estée Lauder as Global Beauty Contributor, to create engaging online content.

Alpha LSG names Alex Forbes Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

UK. Alpha LSG has appointed Alex Forbes as CEO. He replaces Axel Bilstein, who has returned to Germany to take up a new position within LSG Sky Chefs.

Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Major Fragrance Foundation recognition for Estée Lauder's John Demsey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies, was presented with the Hall of Fame accolade at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards.

Bart Becht to remain as Coty Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a move that could be linked to a possible P&G deal, Coty has announced that Elio Leoni Sceti will no longer take up the role of CEO in July.

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.

Guillaume Jesel assumes key new role at Tom Ford Beauty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Guillaume Jesel Senior Vice President/Global General Manager Tom Ford Beauty, reporting to John Demsey.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at 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.

RIP: Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, former Aerofirst Director General

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/15

RUSSIA. It is with regret that we report the passing on 18 June of Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, long-time Director General of Aerofirst, after a short illness.

Diageo GTME makes senior Europe and Middle East appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Dayalan Nayager and Zeina Hatem as its new regional directors for Europe and Middle East & North Africa.

William Grant & Sons names Philip Gladman as Chief Marketing Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Philip Gladman will also be a member of the Executive Board, reporting to Chief Executive Stella David, and will oversee the company’s global travel retail business.

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.

Kering Eyewear announces new appointments for Asia Pacific & EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Kering Eyewear has appointed Pietro Scognamiglio as Head of Travel Retail Asia Pacific and Marco Cancellara as Area Sales Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Louis Desazars assumes dual President & CEO role at Shiseido and BPI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Shiseido Group has appointed Louis Desazars President & CEO of Shiseido Europe Region, and President & CEO of Beauté Prestige International.