Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 01 September 2014

AIRPORTS

JR/Duty Free opens ‘world class duty free precinct’ at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

AUSTRALIA. James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its new walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

Spanish government initiates tender for 21% stake in airports group AENA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

SPAIN. The Spanish government, through holding company ENAIRE, today launched a tender to sell a 21% stake in national airports company AENA.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Inflight retail in focus following Delta move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The trade’s only multimedia magazine assesses the challenges facing inflight retail following Delta's move to cease duty free operations.

World Wide Money Exchange opens upgraded units at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

USA. Foreign exchange services provider World Wide Money Exchange has opened three new locations at Denver Airport, where it has operated since 1995.

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to increase by +50% in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Visitors and returning Korean travellers will be granted an increased inbound duty free allowance of US$600 from 5 September.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Belfast International Airport appoints Graham Keddie as Managing Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

UK. Belfast International Airport has named experienced aviation executive Graham Keddie as its new Managing Director, effective 1 September.

Changi Airport unveils growth programme to cement air hub status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is committing S$100 million (US$80 million) to the Growth and Assistance Incentive (GAIN) programme over the next year.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

JCDecaux launches mobile charging digital stations across key US airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

JCDecaux has partnered Verizon to roll out 169 new mobile charging digital stations at four major US airports, providing an essential service to 193 million travellers.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

Auckland Airport lifts FY2014 revenues by +6%, retail climbs by +2.2%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport grew total revenue by +6.1% in the year to 30 June 2014, with retail revenues up +2.2% to NZ$127 million (US$105.9 million).

Nestlé and Choc Stop chill to summer sounds with Kit Kat in Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Nestlé ITR has launched a high-profile Kit Kat campaign with Choc Stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offering branded Kit Kat headphones as a GWP.

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Puerta del Sur confirms ten-year extension at Montevideo Carrasco

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

URUGUAY. The government has formally extended Corporación América subsidiary Puerta del Sur’s management contract at Montevideo Carrasco until 2033.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Sydney Airport shortlists three for duty free; retail revenues grow +7.4%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in its duty free tender as it announces first-half retail revenue and passenger growth.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sharing the spoils at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine what’s at stake as Macau International Airport Company prepares to award its duty free concessions.

Big issues, big names dominate powerful Trinity Forum 2014 agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

TAIWAN. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch are the latest additions to a powerful line-up.

Dubai Duty Free to reprice US$2.5 billion in loan arrangements

Source: Reuters; The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

UAE. The repricing of two loans worth US$2.5 billion, reported by Reuters and confirmed by The Moodie Report, reflects the favourable loan market in the UAE.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

Global Exchange to offer currency services at Guayaquil airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

ECUADOR. The rapidly growing foreign exchange company will operate two outlets at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

Old Chang Kee makes Changi Airport debut with Curry Times

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 20/08/14

SINGAPORE. Established catering brand Old Chang Kee makes its Changi debut with the all-day casual dining restaurant at Terminal 3.

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

Sprint-Cass captures Changi T1 consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

SINGAPORE. Electronics specialist retailer Sprint-Cass has captured a new consumer technology concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Vienna Airport profit grows as currency weakness hits Russian and Turkish spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

AUSTRIA. Slower spending from key passenger groups dented retail and food & beverage revenues at Vienna Airport, up by just €0.4 million.

WHSmith opens four stores at new London Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UK. The retailer's stores at the new terminal cover 11,000sq ft and feature WHSmith’s latest design concepts as well as extended payment zones.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.

King Power and Shilla/Sky Connection named preferred bidders in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

CHINA (MACAU). The retailers are reliably understood to have been named preferred bidders for the airport's duty free concessions.