Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 29 July 2015

AIRPORTS

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Changi traffic edges ahead in June as new outlets open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

SINGAPORE. June was the busiest month of the year to date for Changi with some 4.7 million passengers using the airport, boosted by rebounding Thai traffic.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

LS travel retail opens Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

LS travel retail North America has opened Hugo Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s international terminal (Terminal D), with further stores planned.

Queensland-themed restaurant opens at Brisbane's International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia (ELRA) has opened a new bar and restaurant inside Brisbane Airport, featuring local dishes and wines.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Asia Pacific airlines post healthy rise in June passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Traffic figures for June from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines show a +5.9% increase in passenger numbers, and a +9.3% six-month rise.

Edrington’s Snow Leopard vodka debuts in Indian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Snow Leopard vodka has entered the travel retail market in India with a launch at Hyderabad Airport, with part of any profits going toward local conservation projects.

Heinemann Duty Free launches new Hugo Boss men’s fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Hugo Boss’ latest fragrance for men is launching at Heinemann Duty Free shops across a range of European airports, after a successful pre-launch in Norway.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

Hong Kong International Airport pushes array of summer promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport will offer passengers cash coupons, complimentary delivery, lucky draws and more during the summer travel season.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Manchester Airports Group reveals robust growth in revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group today reported double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 March 2015, with commercial playing a key role.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

The top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent full-year turnover.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

Westfield and Eye Airports unveil first Arabic campaign at a UK airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

UK. Shopping centre manager Westfield and Eye Airports are marking the Islamic festival of Eid with an Arabic language campaign at London Gatwick Airport.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Hong Kong International Airport posts robust traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport posted a +9.1% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year in the first half of 2015, hitting 33.6 million.

JCDecaux partners with Clarins for Hong Kong Airport 3D display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. JCDecaux Transport has partnered with Airport Authority Hong Kong and Clarins to deliver the tallest product display yet at Hong Kong International.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

Desigual to make Australian airport debut with LS travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

AUSTRALIA. “Sydney and Melbourne are two vibrant, colourful cities, a perfect match for Desigual,” says the Spanish brand's Head of Travel Retail Marco Gadola.

Electronics retailer Croma opens store at Delhi International T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INDIA. Leading consumer electronics retailer Croma has opened its new Croma Zip concept in Departures at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport T1.

SK-II R.N.A. Power makes global debut with Shilla Duty Free at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

SINGAPORE. A big coup for Shilla and Changi Airport as R.N.A. Power, the latest development of SK-II’s Stempower range, makes its global debut.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

Plaza Premium refuels Heathrow T2 passengers with Power Breakfast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Airport Services company Plaza Premium Lounge has launched a Power Breakfast initiative at its Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

Puig launches Olympéa feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Puig unveils Olympéa, the new feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne, among the group's most ambitious beauty launches yet. Travel retail will be a key platform.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott transforms security zone at Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

USA. SpringHill Suites by Marriott has transformed the security experience for passengers at Dulles International Airport with the opening of a Comfort Zone.

The KASE creates new pop-up concepts for travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

THE KASE, a brand concept specialising in ready-to-wear and customised items for smartphones and tablets, is now offering space-saving pop-up stores for airports.

London Heathrow Airport posts record June for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled a record 6.68 million passengers in June, with strong contributions from emerging markets such as Mexico and China.

Nuance opens Rituals cosmetics store at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

SWITZERLAND. Following a successful domestic market launch, Rituals unveils a stand-alone store at Zürich Airport Center in partnership with Nuance.

Sydney Airport unveils new-look Heinemann duty free designs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

AUSTRALIA. The Arrivals store features a bespoke design that will characterise a staged roll-out of further shops at Terminal 1, Sydney Airport said.

APTRA opens registration for latest series of Insights Seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) has revealed details of three Insights Seminars to be held in Seoul, Delhi and Hong Kong.

JCDecaux delivers immersive Absolut Elyx campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. JCDecaux North America has teamed up with Absolut Elyx to create an immersive brand experience in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

Glenfiddich launches Residence Cask Vintage 1992 with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

DFS Changi's customers can buy "their own piece of history", says Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Spirits, Wine & Tobacco Brooke Supernaw.

Lamar Advertising Company acquires Alliance Airport Advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

USA. The acquisition adds a variety of traditional advertising and experiential displays in five major airports to Lamar's already powerful portfolio.

Sydney Boulevard is born amid major Terminal 1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Get set to take a stroll down Sydney Boulevard as the airport's drive to create a world-class commercial offer steps up a gear.

Aer Rianta International opens Auckland Pier A Departures store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International has brought an open design style to its Pier A Departures store at Auckland Airport, which it opened on Monday.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol set to pilot test Apple Watch App

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and M2Mobi are conducting a pilot test for the first version of an Apple Watch App for Schiphol Privium members.