Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 25 January 2015

AIRPORTS

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouet now available in Qantas First Class lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail has secured listings for G.H.Mumm Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut in Qantas lounges at Melbourne and Sydney airports.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

WDFG opens Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has opened a Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports up +6% in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports showed continued moderate growth in November 2014, rising +6.0% and +6.1% respectively.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

DKMA launches new Airport Consumer Survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The survey will combine demographic profiling of passengers with a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels and spending habits.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.

Frankfurt Airport posts record passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 59.6 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% year-on-year (despite strike-related disruptions) and a new annual record.

Pure Gold Jewellers awarded Changi Airport jewellery concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UAE. Pure Gold Jewellers becomes the first Middle East jewellery company to operate a jewellery concession at Singapore Changi Airport.

St-Germain makes US travel retail debut with International Shoppes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched St-Germain, a French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms, with International Shoppes at JFK Terminal 8.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.

Dubai Duty Free opens Hermès Parfums pop-up shop at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has opened a 25sq m Hermès Parfums pop-up shop at Dubai International Airport Terminal 1 Concourse C. It will remain until 31 January.

Heathrow reveals upgraded retail offer at new-look Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport today opened its refurbished Terminal 5, featuring brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex and Fortnum & Mason.

SK-II AurActivator CC Cream makes global debut at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

The latest addition to the leading prestige skincare brand's whitening portfolio was launched exclusively in The Shilla Duty Free’s Changi Airport stores last week.

The Moodie e-Zine: DFS blends ancient & modern in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our first edition of 2015, we speak to DFS Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus about the retailer's plans to open a T Galleria in Cambodia.

WDFG launches designer fragrance area in Heathrow Terminal 5 store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UK. World Duty Free Group has dedicated an area in its London Heathrow T5 store to niche, designer fragrances from some of the world's premier fragrance houses.

Xavier Rossinyol steps down from Dufry to become CEO at gategroup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Xavier Rossinyol, Chief Operating Officer EMEA and Asia at Dufry, is stepping down to become CEO at airline services specialist gategroup.

Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic posts solid growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

DENMARK. Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport hit a new record of 25.6 million in 2014, buoyed by healthy growth in long-haul international volumes.

Dubai Duty Free Donates US$1.36 million to UAE Compassion Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has donated AED5 million (US$1.36 million) to the UAE Compassion campaign, which raises funds to provide winter aid for refugees.

Dufry opens world's biggest Gap travel retail store at Málaga Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SPAIN. Gap has made its debut in Spain with the opening of a 300sq m store at Málaga Airport – the brand’s biggest travel retail location – with Dufry.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

JFKIAT and Delta unveil extension to New York JFK Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Terminal operator JFKIAT and Delta Air Lines today unveil 11 new gates and 75,000sq ft of additional space at New York JFK International Airport Terminal 4.

LS travel retail Pacific launches two new F&B concepts at Cairns Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

AUSTRALIA. The travel retailer is boosting its presence within Foodservice with the opening of two new concepts at Cairns Airport: Eagles Boys Express and The Bar.

Martell celebrates French ‘Art de Vivre’ with anniversary pop-up at HKIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

The pop-up space celebrates Martell’s 300th anniversary by offering travellers a multi-sensory experience through the arts of craftsmanship, gastronomy and tasting.

Tastes on the Fly opens Modmarket at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Award-winning airport restaurateur Tastes on the Fly has opened a Modmarket outlet at Denver International Terminal B, offering healthy dining options.

The Trinity Conversations: Accolade Wines’ Rupert Firbank

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Accolade Wines Commercial Director Global Travel Retail Rupert Firbank discusses the future of wine in the travel retail channel.

Changi Airport Group reveals four winners for T1 speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures, Pure Gold Jewellers, Bengawan Solo and LianBee Jeco have captured the latest speciality concessions at Changi Airport T1.

DFS set to secure extra year on Los Angeles Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

USA. DFS is set to secure a further year on its Los Angeles International duty free contract due to delays and costs related to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Dublin Airport passenger traffic leaps by +8% year-on-year in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

IRELAND. Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by +8% last year, with European traffic climbing by +5% and transatlantic by +14% year-on-year.

Glasgow Airport records +4.8% growth in busiest year since 2008

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

UK. More than 7.7 million passengers travelled through Glasgow Airport in 2014, after a strong final quarter, with 8 million predicted in 2015.