Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 October 2014


Heineken Global Duty Free strengthens team with latest appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

Heineken Global Duty Free has strengthened its team with a number of key appointments, including Koos Vrijlandt as Global Account Manager for cruise lines.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to more airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook, with events planned for December and April.

Ryan Hill gets set for ‘The Last Desert’ charity race in Antarctica

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington's Ryan Hill is swapping Cannes for Antarctica as he prepares to take on 'The Last Desert' challenge in aid of the Snow Leopard Trust.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Revlon appoints David Carvalho to senior travel retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

The experienced FMCG executive has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel Retail.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Flemingo Foundation hosts Educate to Protect event on Children’s Day

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SRI LANKA. The retailer’s educational campaign to inform Sri Lankan children about child abuse was launched a year ago and has reached 17,000 children so far.

Beam Suntory names David Wilson to head Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

Former Morrison Bowmore Distillers Sales & Marketing Director David Wilson is named Beam Suntory Managing Director Global Travel Retail, effective 1 October.

The Estée Lauder Companies makes key Global Philanthropy appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

The Estée Lauder Companies has named Nancy Mahon Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, reporting to William P. Lauder.

Brown-Forman builds travel retail team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has announced a number of key appointments, effective immediately, that expand its teams in North America and in Europe.

John Woodhouse to join WHSmith as General Manager Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Former Aer Rianta International and Nuance executive Woodhouse will replace Patricia Poon in the Hong Kong-based role from next week.

Travel specialist OTG appoints trio of top talent to senior leadership team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

USA. The travel restaurateur and retailer has appointed three high-level executives to key roles in its technology, restaurants and communications functions.

In Memoriam: Michael Geoghegan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

IRELAND. It is with regret that we report the passing of Michael ‘Mick’ Geoghegan, a pioneering figure in the travel retail industry with Aer Rianta International.

Incheon Airport duty free tender imminent as new CEO is appointed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The appointment of Park Wan-su after several months without a CEO at the airport is likely to reignite the planned tender process at Incheon.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail to pay tribute to Patrick Moran in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail is inviting industry members to join its team in paying tribute to the late Patrick Moran at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin to receive prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE/IRELAND. In a major accolade, Dubai Duty Free boss Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his immense commitment to Ireland, joining some of Ireland's greatest patriots and biggest achievers.

Boinay takes the reins at L’Oréal Travel Retail; as Lavernos promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Vincent Boinay becomes Managing Director L’Oréal Travel Retail succeeding the hugely respected Barbara Lavernos who assumes a key new role.

Coty’s Michele Scannavini steps down as CEO and resigns from Board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Coty’s CEO Michele Scannavini steps down from his role, and resigns from Coty’s Board of Directors. His interim replacement is Coty Chairman Bart Becht.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.

Gilbert Ghostine announced as new Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

Having served recently as Diageo President Asia Pacific, Ghostine succeeds Patrick Firmenich who transitions into the role of Vice Chairman of the Board.

Grow non-aeronautical revenues to survive, urges TAV Airports President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

USA. TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Sener has argued that non-aeronautical revenues must be increased as airports face declining aviation income.

James Aquilina assumes new role at Estée Lauder Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

James Aquilina becomes VP/General Manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Origins, Smashbox and GoodSkin Labs, Travel Retail Worldwide.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail makes two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Richard Cymberg is named Clients Management Director, while John Mangan becomes General Manager Travel Retail Europe-Middle East-Africa-India for L’Oréal.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

In Memoriam: Criollo Supreme Brands Founder & Managing Director Jo Raskin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

With great sadness we report the passing of Criollo Supreme Brands Founder and Managing Director Jo Raskin, who passed away on 12 August, aged 62.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

Nathan Moris appointed to key Estée Lauder Americas travel retail post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The Estée Lauder Companies has named experienced group executive Nathan Moris as its new Vice President/General Manager, Travel Retail Americas.

Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin honoured at CEO Middle East awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the fifth edition of the CEO Middle East Awards.

SSP America appoints new Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. Cortez A. Carter, who has held leading roles in international airport management, joins SSP America as Vice President of Business Development.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

Travel Retail Futures partners with Schiphol Airport to drive traveller spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Newly created Travel Retail Futures has pioneered an initiative to build average transaction value at Schiphol Airport, and is now rolling out its services.

Budapest Airport hosts spectacular aviation industry charity race

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport closed a runway last weekend to host the air transport industry’s annual charity race in aid of children’s cancer charities.

Ferrero Travel Market appoints Maurizio Cartone as Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Maurizio Cartone takes on the role of Sales Director, effective today, replacing Juan Miguel Cabrera who announced his departure from Ferrero last week.

Paradies names Renee Tedesco as Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. Leading airport concessionaire Paradies has named Renee Tedesco to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Business Development.

Vinexpo announces appointment of Mathieu Vanhalst as Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Mathieu Vanhalst joins Vinexpo armed with seven years of experience in TFWA, which will help drive Vinexpo’s sales development in France and internationally.

La Prairie names Laurent Marteau as Head of Travel Retail Worldwide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

La Prairie Group has appointed Laurent Marteau as Head of Travel Retail Worldwide. He has over 14 years’ experience in the travel retail business.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport announces change in leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

Liverpool John Lennon Airport CEO Matthew Thomas, who is leaving to take up a senior position at the Vantage Airport Group, will be replaced by Andrew Cornish.

Lancôme announces Alma Jodorowsky as latest brand ambassadress

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

Singer and actress Alma Jodorowsky has joined Lancôme as the brand’s latest ambassadress. Her first campaign will be for the Happy Holidays collection.

Chocolat Frey strengthens regional teams with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Chocolat Frey has appointed new regional sales managers for Europe and Asia Pacific as the brand looks to increase its travel retail presence in those regions.

Juan Miguel Cabrera announces departure from Ferrero Travel Market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Ferrero Travel Market Sales Director Juan Miguel Cabrera has announced that he is leaving the company after seven years. His last day will be Friday 5 September.

LVMH announces passing of former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's leading luxury brand, has died, aged 66, following a long struggle with illness.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

Belfast International Airport appoints Graham Keddie as Managing Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

UK. Belfast International Airport has named experienced aviation executive Graham Keddie as its new Managing Director, effective 1 September.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

Javier Brandwain announces departure from Flemingo International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

LATIN AMERICA. Javier Brandwain is leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean of Flemingo International.