Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 05 May 2016

AIRPORTS

Australian government to slash duty free tobacco Arrivals allowance again

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Another blow for duty free retailers, in Australia and abroad, as the Australian allowance is halved from the already skimpy 50 sticks permitted.

Diageo GTME sees joy in global Johnnie Walker airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

A range of executions based on the short Johnnie Walker Gentleman’s Wager II film have resulted in depletion uplifts of 25% and upwards, the company has said.

Furla opens 7sq m corner at Casablanca Mohammed V Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

The Italian leathergoods brand has extended its North African travel retail presence with the opening of a corner at Casablanca Mohammed V Airport.

Gebr Heinemann prepares for largest duty free store launch in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

AUSTRALIA. Inspired by the city's harbour and beaches, the retailer’s “milestone” 8,000sq m precinct at Sydney International will officially open on Friday (6 May).

Pernod Ricard hails success of Jameson #BeOriginal360 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Jameson recorded a +39% uplift in sales during the four-day activation period, 26 to 29 February 2016, compared to the same period last year.

Seventh annual ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ retail promotion launched

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

SINGAPORE. Four event sites have been set up across Changi Airport’s terminals to mark the launch of the promotion, which features a S$1 million grand prize.

‘My Duty Free’: Eurotrade unveils new retail brand and concept at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

GERMANY. We are on location in Munich as airport-owned Eurotrade reveals a new brand to travel retail: My Duty Free. The Bavaria-themed retail concept aims to add a point of difference and Sense of Place to the shopping experience. The My Duty Free branding makes its debut at Munich Airport's newly opened T2 satellite. Eurotrade Managing Director Sven Zahn says: "There is a clear lack of individuality in the duty free business, which is why we have developed a concept that is individual to and can only function at Munich Airport."

HMSHost International to open its first airport F&B outlets in Doha

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

QATAR. Autogrill subsidiary wins contract to operate four dining outlets at Hamad International Airport as it expands its Middle East footprint.

Perth Airport to open 110 speciality retail units as part of outlet centre

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

AUSTRALIA. The Direct Factory Outlet will open within the airport estate in 2018 and feature predominantly fashion stores as well as a mix of F&B offerings.

Sazerac set to acquire Paddy whiskey brand from Irish Distillers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers has entered into exclusive negotiations with Sazerac to sell Paddy, the fourth largest Irish whiskey brand.

Third Kurt Geiger store to open at London Heathrow Airport this Saturday

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. The boutique concept will be located in Terminal 4 and will carry a selection of Kurt Geiger footwear and accessories as well as other luxury brands.

World of Patria’s Follador to be served in Virgin Atlantic VIP Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

World of Patria International's Follador has been named the "Official Welcome Prosecco" for Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class VIP Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3.

Dufry America wins ‘Top Workplace 2016’ award in Florida

Source: Sun Sentinel; The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

USA. Dufry America has been recognised as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the second year running in awards for companies that have offices in South Florida.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Changi sees +8.1% passenger growth in March; announces store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SINGAPORE. Korean fashion brand Redeye, Bottega Veneta, Garrett Popcorn and airport spa service Be Relax have all opened outlets at the Singapore airport.

Desigual scoops Best New Retail Concept award for LaGuardia store

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

The brand has been recognised at the tenth 'Quest for the Best' awards for its innovative approach to female fashion and accessories in travel retail.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Lagardère Travel Retail finds a (Mr) Simple fashion solution in Melbourne

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

AUSTRALIA. Local brand Mr Simple makes its airport debut as Lagardère Travel Retail launches its first Pacific foray into men's fashion.

Mars ITR and Dubai Duty Free target travellers with Galaxy promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

Four high-profile Galaxy promotions across Dubai Duty Free, featuring a Royal Enfield 350 Classic motorcycle, celebrate the re-launch of the brand into travel retail.

Royal salute: H.H Sheikh Ahmed opens Concourse D at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UAE. Dubai Airports Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has officially opened Dubai International’s new Concourse D, home to 60 airlines.

TAV Airports reports retail revenue growth in Q1; duty free sales flat

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

TURKEY. Airport company TAV announces +6% year-on-year Q1 2016 increase in retail and catering, flat duty free sales and overall revenue growth of +2%.

Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Diageo GTME and Tasa Meng open The Singleton ‘Sensorium’ in Taiwan

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

In a travel retail first, Diageo Global Travel & Middle East and partner Tasa Meng unveill a new retail space, The Singleton Sensorium, at Taoyuan Airport.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

JFK Airport unveils new relief measures for dogs and other animal travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA. It's a case of VIP (very important pet) treatment for canine and other animal travellers as New York JFK Airport unveils important new relief measures.

JR/Duty Free retains Wellington Airport concession after open tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free retains its stronghold at the gateway to the nation's capital after “a very thorough and rigorous tender process”.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Colm McLoughlin: Dubai Duty Free buoyed by Concourse D opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin says that the retailer’s business has been lifted by the opening of the new concourse.

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

Canadian land border duty free sales surge by double digits in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. Land border sales climbed by a healthy +12% year-on-year in Q1 2016, and by +10% in March, reports the Frontier Duty Free Association.

Dubai Duty Free wins Middle East duty free shopping award for 15th year

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Dubai International has once again been named ‘Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East’ at the Business Traveller Middle East awards.

Dubai International passenger traffic maintains growth momentum in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Passenger numbers at Dubai International climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in March, and by +6.8% in the first quarter, as the new Concourse D opened.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Hong Kong airport marks Labour Day with second instant rebate promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

HONG KONG. Travellers spending more than HK$20,000 by electronic payment can receive instant rebates of up to HK$5,000 in the form of cash coupons.

Hudson to open ‘first of a kind’ interactive art gallery at Omaha Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

USA. Dufry-owned Hudson prepares to open a “first of its kind” airport art gallery in Omaha - with live art created in-store and projected onto terminal screens.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Bahrain Airport Company launches new terminal advertising tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

BAHRAIN. “Our tender programme is another significant milestone in our US$1.1bn transformation," says Bahrain Airport Co's Mohamed Khalil.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Foreign exchange with a difference from Coindrum and Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. What to do with those leftover foreign coins from a trip abroad? Travellers at Milan Malpensa can now exchange them for shopping vouchers.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Plaza Premium Group wins Cathay Pacific lounge contract in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

HONG KONG. The service provider will now operate and manage all of the Hong Kong flag carrier’s First and Business Class lounges at its home airport.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Xi’an Airport deepens stakeholder collaboration with ‘Trinity’ event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

CHINA. Xi’an Xianyang Airport COO Wolfgang Weil says the creation of a Trinity Executive Committee and sub-committees can improve stakeholder relations.

Changi Airport names winners of key retail and F&B concessions at T4

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SINGAPORE. Desigual, Gassan, Coach, Furla, Charles & Keith, Michael Kors and TWG Tea Boutique capture spaces at Changi T4, which opens next year.

Heathrow Airport posts sharp rise in retail revenue per passenger in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

UK. Buoyed by redevelopment at T5 in particular, Heathrow Airport posts a double-digit surge in Q1 retail revenue and a sharp rise in revenue per passenger.

Lacoste enhances premiumisation strategy with Heathrow T4 boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

'A must-have': the fashion brand said it expects the 42sq m store in Terminal 4 to thrive following the airport hitting record passenger traffic of 6.1 million in March.