Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 28 March 2015


Easter extravaganza at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

HONG KONG. Giant M&M’s mascots dressed as security guards, Easter bunnies and musical performances are all part of the Easter shopping celebrations.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

Incheon International Airport awards three SME duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport awards three of its four small & medium-sized enterprise duty free concessions, after a re-tender.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Hainan offshore duty free categories expanded amid sales boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 20/03/15

CHINA. In a further boost to Hainan Island’s booming offshore duty free sector, the number of categories able to be sold under the policy increases from 17 to 38.

Mike Birch: Tang represents Chinese ‘luxury opportunity’ for Bacardi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Tang, Bacardi’s new green tea leaf spirit, is “an incremental luxury opportunity” for the Chinese market, says Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Bacardi launches green tea leaf spirit Tang with DFS in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Bacardi has launched Tang, a new spirit distilled entirely from green tea leaves, with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport the initial exclusive retail partner.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Rémy Cointreau GTR creates bespoke Rémy Martin Cognac for DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail and DFS Group celebrate their partnership with the launch of Rémy Martin XO Touzac, created exclusively for the travel retailer.

Hong Kong International Airport set for three-runway system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

HONG KONG. The third runway and corresponding facilities – scheduled for completion by 2023 – will expand the airport capacity by 30 million passengers.

Middle East & Asia Pacific airports post strong January traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. The regions' airports started 2015 as they left off last year, each posting strong passenger growth, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea soar by +58.4% in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. One in two arrivals to South Korea in February was from China, confirming the extraordinary momentum and scale of the Chinese visitor wave.

Changi and Tourism New Zealand bring Tolkien's Middle-earth to Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

SINGAPORE. The Naturally New Zealand exhibition features a Hobbit Hole set display and other memorabilia from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.

Hong Kong Airport traffic posts robust increase in first two months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2015, to over 10.6 million.

Victoria’s Secret opens first Guam airport store with Lotte Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

Leading lingerie and beauty retailer Victoria’s Secret has teamed up with Lotte Duty Free to open its first store in Guam at AB Won Pat Guam International Airport.

WHSmith to open six retail stores at Sydney Airport T1 departures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

AUSTRALIA. In the first of a series of new retailer announcements, Sydney Airport has announced WHSmith as the new travel essentials retail operator at T1 departures.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

APTRA launches Mandarin version of its website and newsletter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has recognised the key role of Chinese consumers and retailers in the industry with a Mandarin website.

Delhi Duty Free launches NeroUno fragrance by Montegrappa in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

Inspired by Montegrappa’s NeroUno writing instruments, the fragrance collection for both men and women is now available in Indian travel retail through Delhi Duty Free.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

King Power’s Sunil Tuli calls for re-think of airport retail tender model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CHINA. At the China's Century conference in Shanghai, King Power Group (HK)'s Sunil Tuli called for more sharing of risk and reward between airport stakeholders.

LS travel retail secures luxury master concession at Kunming Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CHINA. The luxury zone will be part of a major terminal renovation, LS travel retail China General Manager Eudes Fabre tells the China's Century conference.

Moodie Live covers ‘China's Century’ conference 2015 in Shanghai

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 11/03/15

CHINA. The Moodie Report is in Shanghai, where Martin Moodie is bringing real-time coverage of TFWA's ‘China’s Century’ conference via our Moodie Live service.

Plaza Premium Lounge strikes partnership with Cambodia Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CAMBODIA. Plaza Premium Lounge has been appointed to design and operate the airport lounges in the new extensions of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

Brisbane Airport welcomes opening of Mad Mex at International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Opened on 1 March, Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill is the latest addition to the F&B line-up as part of the A$45 million terminal redevelopment.

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Essilor-owned Bolon sunwear makes Asia travel retail debut with DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

Leading ophthalmic optics company Essilor has launched Bolon’s 2015 collection at select DFS locations in Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong and two locations in China.

LVMH extends retail education and training programme through 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

USA. LVMH is once again offering its 'Fundamentals in Luxury Retail' course, designed to help immigrants in the US gain employment in the luxury retail sector.

Reports of Duty Free Philippines privatisation premature

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

PHILIPPINES. A report claiming that the government has “revived” plans to privatise Duty Free Philippines is met with scepticism by the Department of Tourism.

APN Outdoor wins tender for Sydney Airport advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

AUSTRALIA. APN Outdoor plans a major investment in advertising sites at Sydney Airport after capturing a 5.5-year contract covering T1, T2 and exterior areas.

Delhi Duty Free launches Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

Brown-Forman Travel Retail's latest addition to its Jack Daniel's portfolio is poised to make its Indian travel retail debut this month with Delhi Duty Free.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

INTERNATIONAL The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

DFS extends Jim Beighley leadership role to Global Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

HONG KONG. DFS promotes the highly regarded Jim Beighley to drive organic and new business development across the retailer's diverse geographies.

Lotte delights in Jeju duty free success as China boom quickens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has pledged its commitment to local brands and a wider range of products after securing a vital downtown duty free licence for Jeju Island.

PATA strikes partnership to help members become 'China Ready'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

ASIA. PATA is now offering the China Ready & Accredited Program, designed to help members more effectively target high-yield mainland Chinese travellers.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Shilla ‘the real winner’ of Incheon duty free bid, claims analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Shilla was the big winner in the recent Incheon International Airport duty free tender, according to leading analyst KDB Daewoo Securities Co.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

E-cigarette brand Stride gains listing with Lotte Duty Free Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

Building on its success in its native Australian market, Stride has secured a listing with Lotte Duty Free Guam, where it is being offered as an exclusive brand.