Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 01 March 2015

ASIA PACIFIC

AirAsia targets +50% growth in onboard duty free revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

MALAYSIA. AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes projects a sharp hike in duty free revenues once a shopping website and online credit card payment are launched.

Big boost for Lotte Duty Free as it wins new Jeju downtown licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free wins new duty free licence for Jeju, beating off competition from The Shilla Duty Free and Booyoung Group, we can reveal.

Incheon rebids Charmzone duty free space; results due in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The country's small & medium enterprises are learning that duty free retailing has a high cost of entry after another embarrassing failure.

Passenger traffic growth at Thai airports returns to positive levels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

THAILAND. Passenger traffic trends continue to improve in Thailand, with international passenger numbers reaching 5.47 million in January, up by +13.69%.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Charmzone withdraws Incheon bid; another blow for SME tender concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Charmzone, the Korean cosmetics house awarded a Small & Medium Enterprise duty free contract at Incheon International Airport, pulls out.

Decision imminent as Lotte and Shilla compete for Jeju duty free licence

Source: The Moodie Report, Yonhap News Agency - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The two retailers, plus Booyoung Group, have submitted bids for a five-year downtown duty free licence on Jeju Island, The Moodie Report confirms.

Ken Tse joins ambitious LS travel retail Pacific in key operations role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

AUSTRALASIA. Singapore's loss is Australasia's gain as LS travel retail Pacific appoints Ken Tse as Head of Operations – Duty Free & Luxury. UPDATED.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

Lotte Duty Free launches official website for Indonesian operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDONESIA. Lotte Duty Free Indonesia's official website offers information on its downtown and airport stores, shopping guides as well as customer services.

L’Oréal breaks new ground within dermocosmetics and haircare

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

L’Oréal has opened its first Dermacenter and Kérastase Travel Hair Salons, in line with the group’s strategy to meet the diverse beauty needs of all travellers.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

Kansai Airport accelerates T1 airside renovation, plans for T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

JAPAN. Kansai Airport is pushing ahead with the renovation of Terminal 1 airside concessions, adding 1000sq m of new space, while planning for a new Terminal 3.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

LS travel retail and ARI awarded Auckland Airport duty free contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail and Aer Rianta International have been awarded the two duty free concessions at Auckland Airport, replacing JR/Duty Free and DFS.

TFWA announces Michele Miranda as Conference Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

FRANCE. TFWA has named Michele Miranda as Conference Manager. She joins as a new member of the association’s Paris-based permanent staff.

China Southern Airlines boosts capacity to Auckland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. China Southern Airlines has raised the frequency of its Guangzhou-Auckland flights, news that will be of big interest to the airport's duty free bidders.

Clogau expansion continues with Hong Kong debut at HK Cruise Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

HONG KONG. Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau continues to advance in Asia, via an opening at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, in partnership with HK Cruise Plaza.

Delhi Duty Free CEO Duncan Lawley wins Retail Leadership Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free CEO Duncan Lawley has won the Asia Retail Congress Retail Leadership Award, in recognition of his work at the leading Indian travel retailer.

Ever Rich Duty Free hosts art festival at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free will host an art festival at Taoyuan International Airport, featuring work from local artists, from 18 February to 19 May.

Heinemann Asia Pacific begins duty free operations at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann Duty Free began trading at Sydney Airport today, after capturing the seven-and-a-half year duty free contract last September.

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific stages Chinese New Year promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The activation at Hong Kong International Airport spotlights nine L’Oréal brands and features an interactive booth highlighting traditional Chinese handicrafts.

Malaysia Airports concludes KLIA/klia2 Shopping Hunt retail competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

MALAYSIA. Organised in collaboration with three local radio stations, the contest rewarded winners with RM17,000 (US$4,700) in vouchers to shop at klia2.

Mouton Cadet marks Year of the Sheep with Heinemann promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Mouton Cadet is celebrating its link with the Year of the Sheep – ‘mouton’ is sheep in French – with a series of Chinese New Year promotions at Frankfurt and Changi.

Tasa Meng invigorates luxury offer at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

TAIWAN. New Bobbi Brown and Kiehl’s outposts, as well as the first Victoria’s Secret and Tom Ford boutiques, boost Tasa Meng’s offer at Taoyuan International.

Wellington Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. Wellington International Airport has called for Expressions of Interest for its duty free concession, currently operated by JR/Duty Free.

Hong Kong International gears up for surge in Chinese New Year traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airport is preparing for Chinese New Year, with 650 extra flights planned and Bangkok, Bali and Phuket the most popular destinations.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Pernod Ricard and Delhi Duty Free team up in shopper giveaways

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal and Jameson Irish Whiskey brands are offering Delhi Duty Free shoppers the chance to win a luxury watch and a Harley-Davidson.

From South Africa to Australia: My Wine Journey with Andrew Gardiner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Melbourne Airport's Andrew Gardiner shares his wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Incheon tender prompts controversy as 'super bid' details emerge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Details emerge of Lotte's extraordinarily aggressive bid to secure its dominant position in the Incheon International Airport duty free tenders.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Hong Kong Airlines marks anniversary with DFASS, reveals surge in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS have marked the first anniversary of their partnership – and announced a +78% surge in sales in 2014.

Korean Air’s Heather Cho found guilty of breaking aviation law in 'nut rage' case

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air Senior Vice President Heather Cho has been found guilty of breaking aviation law and sentenced to one year in prison.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliot Erwitt Edition makes airport debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Edrington Asia Travel Retail has launched 134 units of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliot Erwitt Edition at airports in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Wellington Global to launch BeeBio skincare range on Singapore Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Australian company Wellington Global will launch the Manuka Honey and Bee Venom skincare range in travel retail onboard Singapore Airlines flights next month.

Winners celebrate after Incheon duty free awards; King Power disappointed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Reaction is pouring in following yesterday's day of drama at Incheon International Airport. UPDATED STORY with comment from a disappointed King Power International Group.

Choc Stop and Ferrero Rocher celebrate Chinese New Year at KLIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

Choc Stop International is ushering in the Chinese New Year with a promotion for Ferrero Rocher at its 2,500sq ft Satellite store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Duty free division shines in Hotel Shilla fourth quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free sales surged by +27.1% year-on-year to KRW659 billion (US$0.6 billion), boosted by +39% growth in downtown revenues.

Lotte, Shilla, Shinsegae, Charmzone share Incheon duty free awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incumbents Lotte and Shilla, together with department store giant Shinsegae and small & medium enterprise Charmzone carry off the spoils.

Sang Joon Ahn moves from Incheon to top commercial role in Bengaluru

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon’s loss is Bengaluru's gain as the highly-rated commercial executive joins the fast-growing South Indian airport company.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

Hong Kong Airlines & DFASS launch live credit card authorisation service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

HONG KONG. The service, said to be the first-of-its-kind in the industry, uses Wi-Fi and helps to eliminate inflight credit card fraud, say Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS.

On location: The Shilla Duty Free officially opens Changi Airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

SINGAPORE. The Shilla Duty Free marked a major milestone today as it celebrated the official opening of its 19 Cosmetics and Perfumes stores at Changi Airport.

Rémy Martin Cellar Master’s Selection makes debut in Asian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has launched the first two expressions of the Rémy Martin Cellar Master’s Selection with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.