Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 May 2016


Big names bolster line-up at this month's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

IRELAND. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by golf star Rory McIlroy's charitable foundation, looks set to attract a powerful field from 19-22 May.

Dufry America wins ‘Top Workplace 2016’ award in Florida

Source: Sun Sentinel; The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

USA. Dufry America has been recognised as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the second year running in awards for companies that have offices in South Florida.

Aiming to Excel: Welcome return to travel retail for Art Miller

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 30/04/16

Art Miller, the long-time driving force in travel retail of US beauty house Revlon, is returning to the business with his own company, Excel Brand Solutions.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Brown-Forman names new Head of Global Travel Retail Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. Eric Helms, who joined Brown-Forman in 2014, replaces Tim Young and Jeannine Wise who have both moved to different areas of the company.

Lyndea Dew joins Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail in senior role

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has named the highly respected Lyndea Dew as Marketing & Business Development Director, Global Travel Retail.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

William Grant & Sons announces changes to GTR Europe team

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Marina Steel assumes the role of Business Development Manager, and Jillie Cooper takes on the newly created position of Business Development Executive.

In memoriam: A sad farewell to Hilde Van Den Eede of Coty Prestige

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

With deep sorrow we report the passing of Hilde Van Den Eede, Coty Prestige's Director Trade Operations & Public Relations Travel Retail & Export.

King Power Group’s Sunil Tuli inducted into top Scotch whisky society

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Duty free industry stalwart has been made a Keeper of the Quaich, an international society that recognises outstanding contributions to Scotch.

Zippo promotes David Warfel to Vice President Global Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

Previously Zippo Director of Global Marketing, Warfel will oversee marketing programmes and corporate brand development in his new role.

ForwardKeys partners with JMG-Research to create travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

SPAIN/FRANCE. JMG-Research MD Jérôme Goldberg will lead business development at the new ForwardKeys division while maintaining his existing role.

Revlon promotes David Carvalho and Jerusa Moura to senior positions

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

David Carvalho assumes the role of Senior Vice President Revlon Consumer International, while Jerusa Moura is promoted to Global Travel Retail Director.

HMSHost appoints Sarah Naqvi as EVP and Chief Information Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

USA. The experienced technology professional will oversee all IT resource planning, budgeting and operational initiatives for North America.

In memoriam: Farewell to industry friend, leader & statesman Alberto ‘Pancho’ Motta

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

PANAMA. With huge regret we report the passing of a great travel retail leader, Alberto ‘Pancho’ Motta, Director of Motta Internacional and IAADFS President.

Perth Airport names Kevin Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

AUSTRALIA. It's a case of east meets west as the experienced airport executive moves from Cairns and Mackay airports to the Perth gateway.

Zippo appoints Mark Paup as new President and Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/04/16

The long-serving former Vice President of Sales and Marketing replaces Greg Booth, who is retiring after 16 years as CEO of the company.

Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann takes key marketing role at HMSHost International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Marlijn van Straaten–Klemann joins HMSHost International as Director Marketing & Communication, after five years at Schiphol Group.

The Moodie Davitt Report is born as market leader builds for the future

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s leading media title, The Moodie Report, has been rebranded The Moodie Davitt Report from today.

René Machon set to leave Bacardi Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

Bacardi Global Travel Retail confirms that International Key Account Manager René Machon will leave the company for personal reasons at the end of March.

St. John appoints Alice Woo as lead consultant for travel retail and duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

USA/ASIA PACIFIC. Respected former Nuance-Watson and DFS executive Alice Woo to lead US luxury fashion house's key strategic drive in travel retail.

William Grant & Sons appoints Richard Bush to Americas regional role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Former Camus Cognac Area Sales Manager Richard Bush joins the William Grant Global Travel Retail team as Regional Marketing Manager – Americas.

In the front line: ARI names Star Employees of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. CTC-ARI's George Charalambous is named ARI's Star Employee of the Year, with runners-up from stores in Beirut and Dublin.

Stewart Dryburgh returns to lead Nestlé International Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

The much-respected executive pledges to "excite and engage travellers across the globe" with business partners as he returns to Nestlé's travel retail division.

Pacific Gateway Concessions appoints Joe Waller as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

USA. Appointed on the back of new business growth, the former Westfield and HMSHost executive will oversee the company's continued expansion.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail announces key senior management changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Bacardi GTR has unveiled key changes to its management team. Vinay Golikeri, Irving Holmes Wong and Leila Stansfield all take on new roles.

Porsche Design appoints Mimmo Mariottini as VP Global Sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/16

Former Bally VP Global Sales Mimmo Mariottini will lead the German lifestyle brand's US subsidiary along with Chief Operating Officer Karsten von Engeln.

Dufry Group builds Asian presence on Board with two new Directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Ms. Heekyung (Jo) Min and Ms. Claire Chiang will be elected next month, and add management and leadership experience for Dufry in Asia.

Portland appoints Terna Jibo as Head of Strategic Insights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

UK. Jibo joins Portland from mobile marketing solutions company Somo and will be charged with identifying the influence of broader trends on retailing.

Duty Free Philippines COO Lorenzo Formoso becomes FAPRA Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Formoso takes over role from Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and Retailers Chairman Mehmet Nane and will remain in the post for two years.

Buckley London appoints Rasmus Olsson as Global Head of Sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/16

Olsson joins the UK fashion jewellery brand from Swarovski, where he held executive positions in sales and business development for more than ten years.

MarketPlace PHL makes key appointments to management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

USA. MarketPlace PHL, which manages the retail programme at Philadelphia International Airport, appoints new managers for marketing and leasing.

Patrick Baubry replaces Francois Godin as head of Ferrero’s travel retail unit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

ITALY. Godin has taken up a new role at the confectionery company, with Baubry appointed to “consolidate and develop” the company’s position in the market.

Hyderabad executive wins top ACI Asia-Pacific executive accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/16

INDIA. Sunil Kumar Munnangi of GMR Hyderabad International Airport wins the prestigious competition to encourage innovative ideas within aviation.

Jean-Michel Bostroem to head Filorga’s foray in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/16

Well-known industry figure and former TFWA Marketing Vice President Jean-Michel Bostroem will lead the skincare brand’s development in travel retail.

Gruppo Montenegro appoints new International Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/02/16

Experienced Francesco Scaglione joins Gruppo Montenegro from Whyte and Mackay, where he was responsible for marketing in global travel retail.

Desigual strengthens management team with two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/16

Desigual names Pierre Cuilleret as Chief Client Officer and Alberto Ojinaga as Chief Corporate Officer to prepare the foundations of its next growth phase.

Gavin McKechnie to leave senior commercial role at Abu Dhabi Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

UAE. After four years at Abu Dhabi Airports, Vice President Commercial Gavin McKechnie is to leave his role in April to pursue other opportunities.

Moodie Jobs: Leading North American travel retailer seeks key executives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/16

NORTH AMERICA. A leading travel retailer is seeking senior executives for a number of key roles in North America via The Moodie Report’s Jobs service.

Flemingo Foundation maintains CSR drive with Sri Lankan music project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

INDIA. Flemingo Foundation has supported The Music Project at the Galle Festival in Sri Lanka; the project aims to foster musical achievement among children.

Habanos SA names Leopoldo Cintra González Commercial Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

The Cuban cigar company has promoted former Control and Sales Management Director Leopoldo Cintra González to the position of Commercial Vice President.

Mohit Lal named CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail amid restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard places an even greater focus on travel retail by creating the new position of CEO, Global Travel Retail.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago names Hayden Newton as GM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Tasked with implementing the authority’s strategic plan, he has been acting in the position of General Manager for more than two years.

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Justin Weston and Ian Taylor leave key travel retail roles at William Grant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

Major changes within William Grant & Sons' travel retail division as Managing Director Justin Weston and Head of Marketing Ian Taylor move on.

FILTR appoints Charlotte Hamel as Strategy & Consulting Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

IRELAND. Hamel, who has held roles at Luxottica and L’Oréal, will be based at FILTR’s newly created European office in Dublin, Ireland.

Real Estate appointment completes new-look Zürich Airport management

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport completes a restructure by naming Daniel Scheifele as Chief Real Estate Officer, while new commercial chief Stefan Gross begins.

Vino Volo names Brian Holtman as Director of Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Wine retailer Vino Volo has named Brian Holtman as Director of Development. Holtman previously oversaw the concessions programme at JFK T5.

A message of thanks from The Moodie Report Founder & Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

UK/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Founder and Chairman Martin Moodie thanks his many friends and colleagues who have wished him well after surgery.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin named Retail CEO of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his outstanding contribution to travel retail by a leading finance title.