Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 21 August 2014

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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 in duty free tender; retail revenues grow +7.4% in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in one of the year’s biggest duty free tender competitions. Meanwhile retail revenues for the first half of the year have grown by +7.4%; total revenues grew by +5.7% and net profit more than doubled as passenger numbers grew by +2.3%.

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.

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

The Moodie Report Interview: XpresSpa talks global growth plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

USA. As fast-growing airport wellness brand XpresSpa opens its 50th airport outlet, Chairman Moreton Binn talks about about the company's ambitions.

Auckland Airport duty free tender attracts ten interested parties

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Interest is mounting in the Auckland Airport duty free tender after the Request for Proposals was released on 21 July. Bids close in October.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Nuance-Watson (HK) launches Beats New Studio in exclusive new colours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

Nuance-Watson (HK) is the first retail door in Hong Kong to offer the Beats New Studio headphones in two new colours: Champagne Gold and Metallic Sky.

'World first' as London Heathrow opens Personal Shopping Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport has announced the opening of what it says is the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport, at its new Terminal 2.

Copenhagen Airport posts new record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in July, hitting 2.6 million – a new all-time record for the location.

EDA Australasia strikes up partnership with Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. EDA Australasia further extends its 15-year partnership with Coty Australia by undertaking a range of new projects for Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific.

Abu Dhabi International Airport first-half traffic grows almost +20%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

UAE. Total passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew by +19.4% to 9.48 million during the first half of 2014, with +21.4% growth in June alone.

Airports of Thailand buoyed by Q3 non-aeronautical revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

THAILAND. Total revenues at Airports of Thailand fell -6.37% in Q3 2014, but non-aeronautical revenues surged ahead with +6.7% growth in the period.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading honoured for service quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd is one of 633 companies to be named among the list of China Quality Integrity Enterprises for 2014.

DFA poised to retain Washington airports’ duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

USA. Duty Free Americas (trading as Dulles Duty Free LLC) was the highest bidder in the duty free tender for Washington's two airports.

Heinemann enters Indonesian travel retail with new Surabaya stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INDONESIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific opens two new stores - Surabaya Duty Free and Bon Bon Voyage - with Plaza Bali at Juanda International Airport.

Bidders line up for duty free mega-tender at new Istanbul Grand Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TURKEY. Some of the world’s leading travel retailers are preparing their offers for one of the world’s biggest duty free bids, at Istanbul’s new airport.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.

Ever Rich hosts Hello Kitty community event at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop invites children from rural areas and single parent families to a Hello Kitty-themed community event at Taoyuan International Airport.

Frankfurt Airport records busiest month ever with July traffic gains

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled close to 5.9 million passengers in July, (+2.3% year-on-year), making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history.

Fraport receives building permit for new Terminal 3 at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport has received building permission for the new T3. Phase 1 will serve up to 14 million passengers per year.

Gebr Heinemann partners with Chocolat Frey for exclusive launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

Gebr Heinemann is partnering exclusively with Swiss chocolate brand Chocolat Frey to promote the company's new personalised Message for You pralines.

Patrón Spirits to launch artisanal line Roca Patrón at Cannes as innovation drive continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

Patrón Spirits is to launch an artisanal, small-batch line of tequilas under the Roca Patrón name at Cannes, amid a new wave of product innovation from the group.

Sydney Airport hosts campaign as 'Australia’s busiest coffee hub'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

AUSTRALIA. This month Sydney Airport is running the Joy of Coffee campaign, marking its claim to be Australia’s biggest location for coffee sales.

Bahrain Duty Free sales surge in first half; profits fall marginally

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex has reported a +10.6% year-on-year sales surge in H1 2014, to US$36.5 million, though profits dipped by -1.7%.

Dubai Duty Free hosts showpiece Shergar Cup racing event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UAE.The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup took place on 9 August, with Team Europe capturing the leading international jockeys’ challenge at Ascot racecourse.

Heathrow reports busiest ever month with close to 7 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.97 million passengers in July, a marginal increase (+0.5%) over July 2013 and the airport’s busiest ever month.

Hong Kong International calls tender for consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has invited bids for a key consumer technology concession at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

London Gatwick achieves record monthly passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UK. Gatwick Airport's growth was boosted by strong European business traffic and the launch of new Norwegian Air Shuttle services to the USA.

New consumer research underlines missed opportunities in airport retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. A study conducted by loyalty marketing and CRM specialist ICLP has underlined the missed opportunities for consumer spend at many airports.

Comment: Tapping into the non-aeronautical revenue opportunity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. In an opinion piece written for The Moodie Report, former senior Fraport Group executive Jan Laufs outlines his views on the major non-aeronautical opportunities for airports.

Finavia invites locals to start a pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 08/08/14

FINLAND. In celebration of Restaurant Day on 17 August, Finavia is giving locals the chance to start their own pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport.

TAV Airports’ retail revenues hit by renovations and currency impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

TURKEY. Leading airports group TAV reported a surge in first-half profits, though retail revenues were held back by the impact of shop renovations and currency.