Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 03 March 2015

AIRPORTS

Dubai International posts latest monthly traffic record in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

UAE. Dubai International began 2015 as it ended last year: with a record for monthly passenger traffic. The airport expects almost 80 million passengers in 2015.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

Le Clos secures Glen Grant 50yo exclusively for the Middle East market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

The limited-edition single malt whisky has made its Middle Eastern travel retail debut with fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos at Dubai International Airport.

Oslo Airport issues major retail and food & beverage tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport has issued a major retail and food & beverage tender for a number of outlets in its arrivals and departures zones. Read on for full details of these major opportunities in the fast-growing Nordic airport's domestic and international terminals.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Sydney Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for T2 dining precinct

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport is set to roll out a newly designed F&B space in its T2 domestic terminal later this year and leasing opportunities are now available.

TAV Operation Services captures Tunis Carthage advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

TUNISIA. TAV Airports division TAV Operation Services has won the tender for the four-year advertising concession at Tunis Carthage Airport.

Tokyo Narita Airport marks opening of first Issey Miyake boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport has welcomed the opening of its first Issey Miyake boutique, featuring Pleats Please and Bao Bao, located airside in Terminal 1.

Bénédictine 1868 Gold Medal Limited Edition launches with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/15

Commemorating the year Bénédictine won a Gold medal at the 1868 International Exhibition, this new travel retail exclusive made its global premiere at Changi Airport.

Eye Airports unveils world-first advertising screen at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. The 12-metre curved screen is part of an £8 million investment spanning London Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Bristol and Newcastle airports.

Humberside Airport parking revenue surges with AeroParker programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. In the six months from July 2014 the English airport saw a +12.5% year-on-year increase in parking revenue using AeroParker’s pre-book system.

Incheon rebids Charmzone duty free space; results due in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The country's small & medium enterprises are learning that duty free retailing has a high cost of entry after another embarrassing failure.

Passenger traffic growth at Thai airports returns to positive levels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

THAILAND. Passenger traffic trends continue to improve in Thailand, with international passenger numbers reaching 5.47 million in January, up by +13.69%.

Peller Estates launches limited-edition icewine with Nuance in Toronto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Only 1,528 bottles have been produced of a new Peller icewine, Brix 50, harvested at low winter temperatures and available through The Nuance Group.

World Duty Free completes acquisition of final HMSHost concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. World Duty Free Group has completed the acquisition of the remaining three concessions (comprising 45 stores) from HMSHost’s travel retail division.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Charmzone withdraws Incheon bid; another blow for SME tender concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Charmzone, the Korean cosmetics house awarded a Small & Medium Enterprise duty free contract at Incheon International Airport, pulls out.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

World Duty Free Group hails German debut in Düsseldorf

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

GERMANY. It's a red-letter day for World Duty Free Group as it marks the official opening of its operations at Düsseldorf Airport and the unveiling of a new retail brand.

Denver International posts all-time high concessions sales in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

USA. Denver Airport generated more than US$322.8 million in gross concessions revenue in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of record sales.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

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.

Westfield and Hudson Group revamp New York JFK Terminal 8

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

US. Eight new shops – including Victoria’s Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at New York JFK International Terminal 8.

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport surges over +20% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

UAE. Passenger movements at Abu Dhabi International Airport continued its strong growth trend in January 2015, with an increase of +20.7% to 1.89 million.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

DFASS to open Duty Free Express Arrivals store in Bogotá

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

COLOMBIA. The new store at El Dorado International Airport affirms DFASS’s strategy to expand its footprint at key international airports around the globe.

Heathrow Airport posts 1.5% rise in net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport retail income climbed by +2.4% to £503 million in 2014. Income to the airport from duty and tax free operations climbed by +1.6%.

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.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free breaks billion Dirham barrier with +10.5% revenue rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/02/15

UAE. Beauty up strongly (40,000 litres of fragrance sold), overall sales up by +10.5%. 2014 was a banner year for Abu Dhabi Airport Duty Free.

First Irishman set to take part in Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/02/15

UAE. No it's not Colm McLoughlin but there is a pioneering Irish influence in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships which begins today.

Kansai Airport accelerates T1 airside renovation, plans for T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

JAPAN. Kansai Airport is pushing ahead with the renovation of Terminal 1 airside concessions, adding 1000sq m of new space, while planning for a new Terminal 3.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

World Duty Free reveals terms of renewed Kuwait concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

KUWAIT. The new contract is based on a flat payment of KWD7.77 million (currently €23.08 million) for each year. Read on for an unusually open disclosure of bid details.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

Denver Airport F&B partner to participate in city's Restaurant Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be the first Denver International Airport food & beverage offering to participate in the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

LS travel retail and ARI awarded Auckland Airport duty free contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail and Aer Rianta International have been awarded the two duty free concessions at Auckland Airport, replacing JR/Duty Free and DFS.

OTG uses chalk art to showcase The Delta New York Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Leading food & beverage operator OTG has enlisted chalkboard artist Rajiv Surendra to create artworks in LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminals.

Starbucks launches Evenings Programme at UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

UK. Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, initially at its renovated Stansted Airport store operated in partnership with with SSP.

TAV Airports posts rise in revenues and surge in net profits for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports has reported a +9% jump in revenue for 2014, with net profits surging by +64%, but duty free spend per passenger dipped in the year.

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.

Washington Dulles posts 11th year of international passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Washington Dulles Airport handled 7.1 million international passengers in 2014, a +1.6% increase year-on-year and the 11th year in a row of growth.

Asia and Middle East traffic grows sharply at Paris airports in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 6.7 million passengers in January, up by +2.1% year-on-year, with above average growth on Asia and Middle East routes.

China Southern Airlines boosts capacity to Auckland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. China Southern Airlines has raised the frequency of its Guangzhou-Auckland flights, news that will be of big interest to the airport's duty free bidders.

Concessions International to open Bar Symon at Washington Dulles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

USA. Concessions International is set to open a Bar Symon concept at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of a number of new openings at the location.

Strong Swiss Franc hits Zürich Airport commercial performance in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

SWITZERLAND. The impact of the surging Swiss Franc against the Euro continues to hit sales to consumers at Zürich Airport, as the latest commercial figures show.

Tennis fever continues as 2015 Qatar Total Open kicks off this weekend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

DOHA. Sponsored by Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free, the tournament will take place 21-28 February at Doha’s Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

ACI Europe retail and commercial event to tackle missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

EUROPE. The 24th ACI Europe Commercial & Retail Conference takes place on 21-23 April in Milan, with details emerging of the key sessions.

Bahrain Duty Free posts record profits of US$22.7 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free has announced record net profit of US$22.7 million for the year ended 31 December 2014, with sales rising by +7.8%.