Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 17 September 2014

AIRPORTS

Breaking news: José Maria Palencia to leave as World Duty Free eyes alliances 'with other operators'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free S.p.A. today announced that CEO José Maria Palencia will be leaving the company by the end of the year. "The company and its CEO came to have differing opinions on how to implement the [future] strategy and this led to their considering the possibility of parting ways.” Tellingly it noted: “A new impetus shall be put on business development through both organic growth and pursuing business combinations with other operators." A deal is in the wind, says Martin Moodie. UPDATED STORY with analysis.

Duc d’O offers Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Aldeasa-Alpha Kreol India has launched a Duc d’O promotion offering Cochin Duty Free customers the chance to win gold coins when they purchase the brand.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

Amsterdam Schiphol begins major Departure Lounge 2 expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to add space and commercial concepts as part of a lounge renovation to be finished next year.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Shanghai Airports Authority sign MOU

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA/CHINA. The MOU reflects both parties' commitment to strengthening key relationships and boosting aviation links between Australia and China.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

JR/Duty Free opens newly upgraded Arrivals store at Darwin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The store's reopening marks the start of operations at the expanded areas of the airport, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show steady traffic growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has reported a +3.5% increase in Asia Pacific passenger traffic for the month of July, while Middle East traffic grew by +5.0%.

Mondelez and WDFG channel Sense of Place with bespoke Cadbury sleeves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

Mondelez WTR and World Duty Free Group have launched Cadbury's travel retail exclusive tablet range with ‘Greetings from London’ sleeves at Heathrow T2.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

TAV extends Istanbul footprint with stake in Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has acquired Limak's stake in the city's second airport and becomes a partner with Malaysia Airports Holdings.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

Airmall upgrades Terminal E food court of Boston Logan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. The completed renovations included cosmetic updates to the food court as well as the installation of a new ‘Living Wall’ to help provide natural air filtration.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

Bristol Airport tenders retail opportunities amid terminal expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. The airport is seeking retailers across several speciality categories to occupy space created by a recently approved terminal extension.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

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.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

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.

The lever of loyalty: Tapping into airport retail’s missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Loyalty marketing specialist ICLP outlines how airports should work to better understand travellers, and ensure more of them shop.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Zürich Airport plans US$1.1 billion complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine reports on a development that is set to transform Switzerland’s biggest airport.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold makes golden debut in Europe through Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has been launched at Frankfurt Airport with Heinemann Duty Free, initially as an exclusive for the European region.

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.

Qatar Duty Free hails new Chocology concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has hailed the opening of its new Hamad International Airport chocolate concept, Chocology, developed in association with Godiva.

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.

Westfield reveals brand line-up for ‘world class’ Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

USA. Westfield Group has revealed details of the new-look retail and food & beverage offer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 2.

Zürich Airport unveils spectacular US$1.1 billion 'The Circle’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has unveiled the plans for its spectacularly ambitious commercial project, ‘The Circle’, which is set to open in 2018.

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.

Dubai Duty Free to give away a kilo of gold in Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The retailer’s ‘Gold Reward’ promotion this month marks the launch of Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the Middle East, India and Africa region.

Ferrero drives footfall at Schiphol Airport with Nutella World launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Ferrero Travel Market has hailed the success for the recent launch of its Nutella World promotional campaign in partnership with Schiphol Airport Retail this summer.

First Paramount Fine Foods location opens at Toronto Pearson International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

CANADA. HMSHost has opened the first of two Paramount Fine Foods locations at Toronto Pearson, offering certified halal Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

Masi Agricola launches new wine initiative with Nuance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian winemaker, supported by Fiat, has teamed up with Nuance Zürich in a joint initiative that invites passengers to taste and buy its wines.

Qatar Duty Free opens new chef-led Italian concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR Qatar Duty Free has celebrated the opening of its latest Italian restaurant concept at Hamad International, in collaboration with Chef Massimo Capra.

WH Smith opens latest new concept store at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR. WH Smith has opened its eighth store, with a new-look concept, at Doha's Hamad International Airport, in partnership with Qatar Duty Free.

'Revolutionising the airport experience on an unprecedented scale'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

UAE. The expansion will cost US$32 billion, allowing the airport to handle 200 million passengers a year. Welcome to Dubai World Central, the world's biggest airport development.

APTRA calls on retailers to limit tobacco sales to India-bound travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association is calling on retailers to note the new inbound allowances on tobacco for passengers travelling to India.

Áreas opens newly renovated Pepito Grillo at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SPAIN. Designed by Spanish firm Sandra Tarruella, the newly opened 640sq m restaurant offers a bar and a show cooking area for sampling char-grilled products.

DFS completes trio of concession upgrades with San Francisco makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. DFS Group concludes an 18-month transformation of its North American airport stores with a vibrant makeover of its San Francisco Airport retail offer.

Fraport consortium wins rights to acquire and operate Ljubljana Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

GERMANY/SLOVENIA. Fraport Group, in partnership with a local consortium, has reached agreement to purchase and operate Ljubljana Airport.

Gebr Heinemann ties up with Dick Smith for Sydney Airport electronics business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Gebr Heinemann has formed an alliance with local consumer technology retailer Dick Smith to run seven specialist stores at Sydney Airport.

Heinemann Duty Free marks Oktoberfest at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free is marking the start of the Oktoberfest with campaigns at its Frankfurt and Hamburg airport stores over the next two months.

Nuance opens Michael Kors boutique at McCarran International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. The McCarran store is the second Michael Kors boutique for Nuance North America, with the first in Toronto Pearson International opened earlier this year.

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.

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports shows solid growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +4.6% year-on-year in July, ACI Europe has reported. Non-EU airports surged ahead by +6.3%.

Taipei Trinity Forum lures 300 delegates & powerful airports representation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

TAIWAN. 300 delegates will attend The Trinity Forum in Taipei next week, drawn by an excellent speakers’ line-up and a buoyant Taiwanese travel retail market.

Times Newslink captures children’s shop concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SINGAPORE. Times Newslink (with its Kaboom concept) has won the tender for a children’s toys and gifts shop concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

DFS launches First Class Beauty campaign across global store network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The campaign includes a series of events and promotions featuring 50 brands in 13 destinations, and will run until 21 September.