Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 April 2015

AIRPORTS

ACI North America presents JFKIAT with Griesbach Award of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

USA. JFKIAT has won the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence for its concessions programme at JFK Airport T4, which was named Best Retail Program.

Bacardi launches John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

FRANCE. The concept will give travellers through Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly South the opportunity to experience the Dewar's whisky portfolio.

Changi Airport Group announces plan to reduce aeronautical fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has revealed a programme of reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gucci opens newly renovated store at A.B. Won Pat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

GUAM. Opened in partnership with Lotte Duty Free Guam, the new-look store spans 975sq ft and has a design featuring marble, wood and warm polished metals.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue and spend per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport today reported healthy rises in retail income (+6.4%) and net retail income per passenger (+5.6%) for Q1 2015. Airside specialist shops growth was driven by a double-digit revenue surge in luxury retail, aided by new boutiques in T5. Duty and tax free revenues were flat, partly due to a major refurbishment project in T5.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Arnott’s celebrates 150th year with Ford display at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

One of a historic fleet of cars used by Arnott’s Biscuits since the late 1800s, the restored Ford Model T display also marks the launch of new Tim Tam flavours.

Hennessy joins forces with EDA Australasia in new POS solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

Hennessy has teamed up with retail merchandising company EDA Australasia in a new POS approach to drive sales and educate shoppers on its products.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

Thai international passenger traffic grows over +20% in second quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

THAILAND. International passenger traffic at Thailand’s airports continued its uptrend in the second quarter (January–March 2015), growing +21.17% to 16.4 million.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

Warsaw Chopin Airport set to launch new duty free and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

POLAND. Warsaw Chopin Airport is planning to open 15 new travel retail shops across 3,000sq m in May, as a major investment in Terminal A nears completion.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Aéroports de Paris and SSP create food & beverage joint venture at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has named SSP as its joint-venture partner to plan, develop and operate food & beverage at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Furla continues Asian and European expansion with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Furla has opened new locations in Beijing Capital International and Warsaw Chopin airports, as well as upgraded its existing shop-in-shop at Ben Gurion Airport.

SSP Canada wins ten-year F&B concession at Montréal Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

CANADA. SSP Canada has been awarded a seven-year contract (with a three-year extension option) at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

HMSHost captures food & beverage concessions in Houston and Montréal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost doubles the size of its operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental and expands at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

LS travel retail acquires assets of Saveria USA at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has acquired certain assets of Saveria USA, gaining it entry to 20,000sq ft of retail space at JFK International Airport T4.

OTG opens chef-driven, technology-led food hall at New York LaGuardia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has unveiled a new technology-enhanced, 10,000sq ft food hall concept at New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal C.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

Budapest Airport plans retail tenders as commercial revenues surge in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport is planning to launch a series of retail tenders in May for significant areas of SkyCourt, the core food & beverage and shopping zone.

Diageo invites Taoyuan travellers into its Johnnie Walker House

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

TAIWAN. Diageo has released further details of its Johnnie Walker House, which opened officially at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport in September.

Eye Airports launches campaign to help travellers trace lost luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. The Trace Me luggage tracker is being showcased across the UK on digital screens at airports under a new campaign launched by Eye.

Heathrow extends consumer service with smart screens in T2 Arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Screens in the T2 baggage reclaim zones show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to Central London.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

Incumbent LS travel retail captures London Luton Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Incumbent LS travel retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700sq m tax and duty free store at London Luton Airport.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

Paris Charles de Gaulle receives ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

FRANCE. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has been awarded “Welcome Chinese” certification, in recognition of its efforts to facilitate Chinese travellers’ journeys.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

SSP UK opens The Spinning Jenny’s Brew House at Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. SSP's new bespoke concept at Manchester T2 features a strong casual dining offer including smoked barbecue food and a variety of craft beers.

Tokyo Narita Airport opens low-cost Terminal 3: first photos

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

JAPAN. First photos of Tokyo Narita Airport’s new Terminal 3 reveal an innovative interior design where retail and food & beverage are at the fore.

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open adds big golfing names to stellar field

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

IRELAND/UAE. In a move that will boost the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish Open, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed join the players' line-up.

Giorgio Armani diversifies Sì with new eau de toilette fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The new eau de toilette version of Giorgio Armani Sì was showcased last month at Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow Airports.

Motibhai Group pledges 'world class' duty free offer as joint venture plots Port Moresby Airport store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A joint venture between Motibhai Group and partner CPL will open new Departures and Arrivals duty free stores at Port Moresby Airport.

Heinemann Duty Free presents Hennessy Time Barrel promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

Hennessy and Heinemann Duty Free have partnered for a major promotion at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports to mark the Cognac house’s 250th anniversary.

Over one-fifth of world’s top 100 airports still not mobile-ready, says report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. 22% of the world’s top 100 airports still don’t have their own app or a mobile-friendly web page, according to mobile app developer M2Mobi.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 161: OTG’s dynamic digital drive at Newark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we assess how OTG's transformation of Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C will be driven by technology, from retail to dining.

Growth at Asia Pacific airports buoyed by Lunar New Year traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports grew +9.7% – with many growing by double digits – in February, while Middle Eastern airports grew by +7%.

L’Oréal highlights Biotherm brand with Oslo hydration promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail’s biggest Biotherm promotional podium of the season, which features Oculus Rift virtual technology, is at Oslo Airport from 1 March-30 April.

Puig invites passengers to party with 212 VIP Club Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The first limited-edition line from the 212 VIP Carolina Herrera universe, 212 VIP Club Edition, is being promoted by WDFG at Barcelona and Madrid Airports.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

Cadbury and Blackjack Promotions join forces in London airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Cadbury's ‘Say it with Chocolate’ promotions at Stansted Airport and Heathrow T5 will include sampling and the opportunity to personalise gift packs.

Eagle Boys Express undergoes refurbishment at Sydney Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

AUSTRALIA. The new look for the Eagle Boys Express outlet heralds the brand’s progression and its continuing partnership with corporate caterer Spotless Group.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

OTG seeks Expressions of Interest for retail at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Master developer and travel restaurateur OTG has issued Expressions of Interest for duty free and speciality retail stores at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Puan Faizah Khairuddin resigns from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

MALAYSIA.The much-respected Senior General Manager of Commercial Services at Malaysia Airports, has resigned to take a career break after almost seven years.