Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 18 April 2015


In Memoriam: Don Archibald, great pioneer of New Zealand duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

NEW ZEALAND. With deep regret, we report the passing of Don Archibald, Founder of Duty Free Stores Wellington and Duty Free Stores New Zealand.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

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

Martell names Diane Kruger ambassador of tercentenary celebrations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

Martell Cognac has named actress and Francophile Diane Kruger as its ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary, taking place this year.

Global Spirits USA names Julius Criscione Managing Director Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Global Spirits has established an Americas business unit as it seeks to expand its global presence, appointing Julius Criscione to a key management role.

Puan Faizah Khairuddin resigns from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

MALAYSIA.The much-respected Senior General Manager of Commercial Services at Malaysia Airports, has resigned to take a career break after almost seven years.

AeroParker names Alisa Beier as Client Development Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

The former translator and customer support executive will develop and implement new business leads for the car parking and ancillary services provider.

Deputy Chairman Dermot Davitt to leave The Moodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt is leaving The Moodie Report to pursue other opportunities. He has played a pivotal role in the company's development since 2006.

Mars ITR strengthens global team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

Mars International Travel Retail has expanded its global team with the creation of five new positions to ensure better global coverage for the business.

William Grant & Sons appoints new Category Marketing Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

With its sights set on becoming category leader for single malts in travel retail, William Grant has named Sarah Catton as its first Category Marketing Manager.

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as new CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

UAE. Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, is Abu Dhabi Airports’ new CEO.

London Gatwick Airport names Raymond Melee Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

UK. Melee will oversee a £1 billion infrastructure investment programme. He will also work on a proposed new runway, if authorities approve the project.

Tilly Holland joins Essential Communications in marketing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Tilly Holland has been appointed Essential Communications Marketing and New Business Development Manager, effective 1 April.

Ken O’Toole named Managing Director of Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

UK. Ken O’Toole is named as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport and Andrew Cowan becomes the group’s new Chief Strategy Officer.

Aer Rianta International announces major executive team reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

IRELAND. ARI has announced a restructuring of its senior executive team, reflecting what it says is “a more growth-orientated operating model”.

Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas to depart for UK defence role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas steps down to become Chief Executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Safilo Group announces Marc Schulte as new Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

Previously from L'Oréal, Schulte will now focus on strengthening Safilo’s position in Asia, while continuing to accelerate growth in EMEA and the Americas.

Spirits group Edrington creates new European travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Spirits company Edrington has announced the creation of Edrington European Travel Retail, replacing its joint venture with Beam Suntory, Maxxium Travel Retail.

Illva Saronno names Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Italian spirits company Illva Saronno, owner of the Disaronno and Tia Maria brands, has named Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director, effective immediately.

Chablis to Craggy Range: Martin Moodie looks back on an epic Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie features in the latest instalment of our popular column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Brown-Forman names Marshall Farrer to head global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

Marshall Farrer has been named as Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Managing Director. He will replace Jim Perry, who expands his emerging markets role.

Fredrik Lindh acquires Yngve Bia’s Generation Research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

SWEDEN. Generation Research, the pioneering travel retail research company formed by Yngve Bia 36 years ago, has been acquired by Fredrik Lindh.

Otto Ambagtsheer to leave senior commercial role at Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group Managing Director Business Area Consumers Otto Ambagtsheer is to leave the company in May for a new role.

Sean Staunton renews term as MEADFA President; new board elected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has named Sean Staunton as President for a further two-year term and elected a new board.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Haribo bolsters sales team as it gears up for IAADFS show in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

The German sugar confectionery company has announced several new appointments as it prepares for Orlando, starting with Manuel Coronilla as Sales Director.

Fossil strengthens travel retail team with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

US lifestyle company Fossil Group has named Wolfgang Czepiczka as Director Travel Retail EMEA and James Turl as Operations Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Omar Hagi joins Kering Eyewear as Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

Omar Hagi has been named Head of Global Travel Retail and International Optical Retailers by Kering Eyewear, which owns Gucci, McQ and Saint Laurent.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

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

Victoria Bowskill takes key role at The Moodie Report as Bob Wilby departs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. Victoria Bowskill becomes Chief Administration Officer at The Moodie Report as Bob Wilby steps down after an outstanding contribution.

Bill Lumley moves to new consultancy role at Jordan Design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. Lumley joined Jordan Design 18 months ago as Marketing & Business Development Director, and will continue as a consultant as he develops his own freelance interests.

DFS extends Jim Beighley leadership role to Global Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

HONG KONG. DFS promotes the highly regarded Jim Beighley to drive organic and new business development across the retailer's diverse geographies.

From Austria to Australia: My Wine journey with Jasmine Bingemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

James Richardson Corporation’s Jasmine Bingemann shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

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.