Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 September 2014


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.

Mandy Sime to leave The Moodie Report; Melody Ng promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Mandy Sime, long-time Commercial Director at The Moodie Report, is retiring from travel retail publishing this month to devote her time to her young family.

Diageo GTME expands leadership team with new senior directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Peter Fairbrother as Global Marketing Director and Craig Norwell as Strategy & Global Customer Director.

Braun announces appointment of Ihab Rafik as General Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Ihab Rafik, previously General Manager of P&G’s Gillette High Performance and Essentials business, has been named General Manager of Braun.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Mars ITR appoints Tom Manktelow to develop inflight business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

Tom Manktelow has been named Business Development Manager - Inflight, responsible for growing the company's inflight business and its customer network.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

Bedingham out as Moët Hennessy names Lacave to key Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Jean-Marc Lacave named President and Regional Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific as the much-respected Mark Bedingham steps down.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

Matthew Fort named as St Pancras International Food Curator

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Portland appoints Isabella Leone as new Head of Developments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. Design consultancy Portland continues to strengthen its team with the appointment of Isabella Leone as its new Head of Developments.

Red Zero 7 announces Mark Ozmen as new Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

Red Zero 7, the new specialist travel retail and duty free distribution company founded by Andy Butcher, has appointed Mark Ozmen as Commercial Director.

Tourvest celebrates Mandela Day by assisting home reconstruction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest representatives will head to South Africa’s Alexandra township to help rebuild ten homes for selected community members this week.

Edrington creates new global travel retail unit led by Tellis Baroutsis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Based in Singapore, the new business unit will begin trading from 1 October, and will be responsible for travel retail operations around the world.

Tom Fricke steps down as HMSHost CEO; Steve Johnson named successor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

ITALY. Steve Johnson has been appointed HMSHost’s new President and CEO, replacing Tom Fricke as his contract at the company comes to completion.

Treasury Wine Estates commits to growth in Middle East and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Treasury Wine Estates has boosted its Global Travel Retail team with the appointment of Daevid Warren to head up its Middle East and Africa business.

Coty announces new organisational structure and leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The new organisational structure aims to reinforce the company’s growth path and strengthen its position as a global leader in beauty.

Lightfoot Marketing Asia steps up with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

SINGAPORE. The specialist travel retail marketing and design agency has strengthened its Singapore team with two new members: Jay Lad and Gerri Goh.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

Wolford teams up with top fashion photographer Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

Wolford has partnered top international fashion photographer Mario Testino to give a new spirit to the visual language of the Austrian hosiery and lingerie brand.

Hume Brophy names former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

EUROPE. Public affairs and communications consultancy Hume Brophy has appointed former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant.

Katia Egerter joins William Grant & Sons in business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

William Grant & Sons has appointed Katia Egerter, previously from Gebr Heinemann, as Business Development Manager within the European Global Travel Retail team.