Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 26 November 2015


Neil McLeod joins Pragma Consulting from Manchester Airport Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

UK. His experience in airport operator and travel retail sectors will allow the consultant to improve the service it offers in these areas, Pragma says.

Dubai Airports’ Paul Griffiths wins Chief Executive of the Year accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

UAE. CAPA bestows honour on the CEO for successfully managing a “massive” expansion programme and runway improvement project.

The Estée Lauder Companies makes key appointments to executive team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

USA. John Demsey and Jane Hertzmark Hudis will join the company's executive team as it looks to further align its expanding portfolio of brands.

'A 6,000-strong family': Gebr Heinemann captures major award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

GERMANY. "This is an accolade for all Heinemann employees around the world," says a delighted Gunnar Heinemann as the company collects a major trade award.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ticket sales to benefit Rory Foundation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

IRELAND/UAE. A percentage of ticket sales for the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at The K Club will go directly to golfer Rory McIlroy's charity foundation.

Milor Group names Artemis Couroupaki as Business Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Artemis Couroupaki has been appointed to lead Milor Group’s global new business development strategy across all channels, including travel retail.

Ulysse Nardin names Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has appointed Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail as the brand looks to increase its presence in the channel.

The Moodie Report promotes Helen Pawson to Brands Editor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Helen Pawson is promoted to one of the company's key roles as The Moodie Report seeks to take its brand coverage to a new level.

Coty unveils structural reorganisation ahead of merger with P&G

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Coty's new organisational structure will see its executive team relocate to London on completion of the merger with P&G.

Interest builds in Middle East & Africa Duty Free Conference 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. There is still time to register for the MEADFA Conference (23-24 November), which takes place in a spectacular venue by the Dead Sea.

In memoriam: Marc Gentzbourger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

With immense sadness, we report the passing of Marc Gentzbourger, one of travel retail’s brightest and best talents and an outstanding young man on every level.

Vienna Airport seeks Senior Vice President Center Management

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport begins the search to replace its highly regarded commercial chief Adil Raihani, via Deloitte and The Moodie Report.

Paul Topping honoured with Frontier Lifetime Achievement Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. After Flemingo International Director Paul Topping is honoured with a Lifetime Achievement by Frontier, we track his travel retail career.

Women in Travel Retail raises over €20,000 in Cannes fund-raising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

“The generosity of this industry never fails to amaze me,” declares WDF’s Sarah Branquinho after a WiTR event in Cannes was boosted by last-minute donations.

Radley announces appointment of Alan Stone-Wigg as COO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

British handbag and accessories company Radley + Co has named Alan Stone-Wigg as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2016.

Ever Rich Chairman Simon Chiang wins Special Achievement Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

TAIWAN. Leadership in charity works and efforts to develop Taiwan's tourism industry recognised at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards.

SSP America appoints Raskin as VP Marketing and Brand Innovations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. Raskin will lead SSP America’s efforts to market and brand local, regional and national concepts, while building a comprehensive promotions program.

Inflight Service names Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service Europe appoints Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing amid a reorganisation.

Olivier Bottrie receives Haiti’s highest honour for acclaimed school project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

HAITI. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Olivier Bottrie has been awarded Haiti's highest honour for his inspirational role in delivering a world-class school.

Ten easy pieces: A new series: (1) Meet ‘Mr Danzka’, Torben Andersen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

An occasional new series in which, via ten quick questions, we meet some of the big personalities of travel retail. We start with 'Mr Danzka' himself, Torben Andersen

Anna Szentivanyi leaves Mondelez WTR; Category Planning team created

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/15

Mondelez World Travel Retail's highly respected Manager Category & Customer Development Anna Szentivanyi moves to a new senior role in the group.

Air4casts appoints Emma and Sarah Robinson to key management roles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

UK. Emma has worked with her parents, and Air4casts founders, since 2013 while her sister joins the team fresh from London’s King’s College.

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.