Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 25 July 2014

AIRPORTS

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Munich Airport hits a high note as it plays host to flying pianist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

GERMANY. As part of his ‘Orange Piano Tour’, musician Stefan Aaron made a stop at Munich Airport, descending on a ‘flying carpet’ suspended from a helicopter.

Nuance completes acquisition of Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has completed the acquisition of the outstanding 50% stockholding in its former joint ventures in Asia.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Changi half-year traffic driven by strong Asia Pacific travel demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

SINGAPORE. Half-year traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia grew +5.1% and +4.1% respectively, driven by a +31% increase in travel demand to Bali.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Lotte Duty Free opens stylish duty free & travel retail offer in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled its new retail offer at A.B. Won Pat International Airport, highlighted by a vibrant Sense of Place concept.

Louis Vuitton to open first European airport store at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UK. Heathrow Airport scores a major coup as Terminal 5 is selected to become the venue for Louis Vuitton's second airport store worldwide.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Bentley Tobacco expands into UAE with Al Maktoum International launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Following its launch in Asia, Bentley Tobacco continues its global expansion, this time in the UAE with Dubai Duty Free at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Chinese arrivals maintain surge in South Korea as Japanese slip further

Source: KTO; The Moodie Report; KDB Daewoo Securities Research - 22/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals surged by +53.8% in the first six months while Japanese visitor numbers continued to nosedive. UPDATED with key new charts.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Hawaii visitor numbers buoyed by Chinese and Korean arrivals in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

US (HAWAII). Arrivals from China jumped +29.4% in the month, while arrivals from Korea grew +4.9%, outstripping the +3.9% rise in Japanese visitors.

Lifetrons launches in Australian duty free with LS travel retail Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The Swiss electronics and accessories company’s products will now be available in seven of LS travel retail Pacific's duty free shops across five Australian airports.

Macau Airport completes tender evaluation as H1 revenue grows +18%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau Airport has finished evaluating bids for its recent duty free tender, it announced this week as it releases figures for the first half of 2014.

No.1 Traveller launches new casual lounge concept at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. No.1 Traveller has created a new take on airport lounges with the launch of My Lounge, offering a games room for kids, study area and free Wi-Fi facilities.

Top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

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

Bahrain Duty Free enhances retail with upgraded Shop & Collect facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

BAHRAIN. The newly upgraded system has reduced shipment processing time, and allows for better communication with the customer during the process.

Canadian airports post double-digit duty free sales growth in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. Canadian duty free airport sales surged by +20% to C$24.0 million (US$22.35 million), while land border sales were down -1.5% to C$12.3 million.

Changi Airport spotlights the best of Singapore’s hawker food at Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport has opened the new Singapore Food Street, featuring a specially-curated selection of popular hawker stalls from across Singapore.

Pavo Duty Free opens first Capi franchise store at Zhuliany Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

UKRAINE. The 45sq m electronics shop at Kiev's Zhuliany Airport is the first of a series of franchised outlets that Capi Global aims to establish at other airports.

South Korea leads Asia rankings in 2014 ATRS airport efficiency awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Gimhae, Jeju and Gimpo airports - operated by Korea Airports Corporation - excelled in the annual benchmarking study and awards.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi sees -26.7% dip in June international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

THAILAND. Months of political unrest in the country have culminated in the largest decline in international passenger traffic in the year to date for Airports of Thailand.

CTC-ARI boosts Larnaka Airport retail offering with new pop-up stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI has enhanced its existing retail offering at Larnaka International Airport with two new pop-up stores for Ray-Ban and Lacoste.

DFS campaign wins prestigious visual merchandising award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

HONG KONG. The Asia Unfolds seasonal campaign has taken the Grand Prize in VMSD magazine’s 2014 International Visual Competition.

ChangeGroup to introduce foreign currency ATMs at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

FINLAND. ChangeGroup has won the foreign exchange concession at Helsinki Airport and is set to roll out the airport’s first foreign currency ATMs in 2015.

Global Exchange adds Brazil to its growing worldwide network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

BRAZIL. The foreign exchange specialist, in partnership with Inframerica, will offer its services at Brasilia and Natal, two of Brazil’s busiest international airports.

Lalique set to sparkle at Heathrow with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

Luxury crystal house Lalique is once again partnering with World Duty Free Group to create a pop-up boutique at Heathrow Airport T5, from 23 July to 5 August.

Malaysia Airports passenger traffic buoyed by new klia2 in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

MALAYSIA. The airport company’s 39 airports saw a +3.8% rise in passenger movements to 7.2 million, driven by +12.8% traffic growth at the new klia2.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Daring to be different at new Doha gateway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine visits Qatar to present a special feature on Hamad International Airport, the spectacular new gateway to Doha.

Aelia opens biggest Spanish airport luxury area at Madrid Barajas T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SPAIN. Aelia Retail España this week opened The Fashion Gallery at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 1. UPDATED with video.

Stansted releases retail tenders for transformed Departures lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

UK. The airport is seeking concepts for 13 permanent stores and three pop-up outlets to open from August 2015 in the new international Departures hall.

Luxury boutiques complete Lotte Duty Free line-up in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

GUAM. The retailer has added nine luxury outlets as part of its US$17 million investment in commercial facilities at AB Won Pat International Airport.

Nuance adds a touch of luxury to Heathrow T2 with Bulgari boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

Nuance has opened a new Bulgari boutique at Heathrow Airport’s T2, designed to be reminiscent of the brand’s celebrated Via Condotti location in Rome.

Passengers inspire trial service concepts at Helsinki Airport TravelLab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia has tested a host of new passenger services under an innovative programme responding to feedback from airport users.

Stansted Airport commercial overhaul gathers pace with retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed the new retail offer to open later this month in the first phase of its international departure lounge development.

TAV takes over domestic terminal management at Milas-Bodrum Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has taken over management of the terminal following the signing of a concession agreement with state airport authority DHMI.

Trinity Forum 2014 set to draw blue-chip speakers’ line-up to Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TAIWAN. An outstanding speakers’ programme is close to finalisation for The Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Airports Company South Africa issues O.R. Tambo and Cape Town tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report; South African Press Association - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. RFPs have been issued for 21 speciality stores at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg as a major tender process is launched in Cape Town.

Beijing Airport leads as Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic grows in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The airport was the busiest across the two regions during a month in which traffic grew strongly in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Bombshell as India’s inbound duty free tobacco allowance is halved

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INDIA. Retailers in India and abroad weigh up the repercussions of sudden, draconian cuts in the tobacco allowance. Updated with APTRA comment.

Brisbane Airport hails opening of new A$12 million BNE Service Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport's new BNE Service Centre includes a 24-hour Shell Coles Express, a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant, and a dine-in food court.

Changi Airport Group updates free travel app with new destinations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SINGAPORE. The newly enhanced Weekend Escapades app features new travel tips on 52 nearby destinations – one getaway for every weekend of the year.

Dubai Duty Free donates AED3 Million to UAE Water Aid campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has donated AED3 million (US$817,000) towards the campaign as part of its ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.