Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 19 April 2014

AIRPORTS

Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding on Macau duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many of the industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Beirut Duty Free opens new fragrances & cosmetics store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened a new beauty store at Beirut International, featuring improved merchandising for brands in an upscale environment.

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first airside animal assistance bathrooms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The facilities, in the airport’s international and domestic terminals, aim to make travelling easier for passengers with guide dogs and assistance animals.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Etihad Airways in social media drive with Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

UK. In partnership with Manchester Airport and Manchester City Football Club, Etihad Airways invites participants to sign up via Facebook for a competition.

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Spotlight on the best of social and digital media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the industry’s only weekly magazine profiles the winners of The Moodies 2014 awards for social, digital and mobile media. We look at the companies on the cutting edge of consumer engagement, selected from 150 nominations across 14 categories. And we visit Abu Dhabi, where DFS Group has unveiled a new niche fragrances concept and launched the latest instalment in its Masters series of curated luxury retail events.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Delhi International Airport sets up 'Base Camp' for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Camping equipment, ruck sacks and waterproof matchsticks will now be available for purchase by domestic and international passengers at Delhi T3.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Sim Local to open three new stores at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

UK. The SIM card retailer will open three mores stores at Heathrow by June and aims to expand its travel retail model to other international airports.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

Xerjoff partners with Nuance to launch travel retail exclusive fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

The Italian perfume house's new fragrance, Pikovaya Dama, will be sold exclusively with the retailer, launching last month at Russian and Turkish airports.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Gruppo Campari launches airport campaign for Milan Design Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

Gruppo Campari has launched a promotion for April at Milan Malpensa Airport to coincide with Milan Design Week and the city's link with the aperitif.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports open major new fragrances boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. A fragrance line-up with a difference is now on offer to shoppers at Abu Dhabi International Airport following the formal opening of a major new DFS boutique.

DFS unveils Masters of Fragrances and new flagship store in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the venue for DFS Group’s inaugural Masters of Fragrances and the retailer’s new Fragrances by DFS airport boutique.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

Finavia spotlights Finnish nature and design with Helsinki Airport exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

FINLAND. The Luonnos exhibition features works by 12 Finnish contemporary designers inspired by the landscapes, colours, sounds and materials of Lapland.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

Furla opens at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

Furla continues its travel retail expansion with the opening of a new personalised space at Nice Airport Terminal 1 in partnership with Aelia Duty Free.

Muscat Duty Free and Travelex launch joint promotion at Muscat Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has teamed up with Travelex in a promotion at Muscat International Airport, where passengers can win prizes and shopping discounts.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Canadian to the core at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt returns from a whirlwind North America visit with frontline reports from Montréal Trudeau Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport T5.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

DFS Group prepares to unveil its debut Masters of Fragrances event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

UAE. DFS Group tonight hosted a welcome dinner at the Monte Carlo Beach Club in Abu Dhabi, on the eve of its inaugural Masters of Fragrances event.