Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 30 August 2015


Hotel Lotte prepares IPO launch as Lotte Duty Free fights to retain Seoul downtown licences and negate political criticism

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Lotte’s imminent initial public offering (IPO) in South Korea, announced earlier this month, is set to take place in the face of mounting political criticism of the company’s dominant role in the country’s duty free industry. The political climate explains why Lotte Duty Free is having to mount a robust defence of its two most important downtown duty free licences.

Korean and Chinese arrivals surge to Guam but key Japanese market down

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15

GUAM. The decline in Japanese visitors eases despite a continued weak Japanese Yen, while solid growth in Korean and Chinese visitors buoys travel retail.

Asian airlines post “robust growth” in international passenger numbers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

ASIA. Asian airlines carried 23.7 million international passengers in July, a +6.5% increase year-on-year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Guam airport authority invites offers for advertising concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

GUAM. Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA) is inviting qualified bidders to submit offers to manage and develop its advertising concession.

New downtown duty free licence battle looms next month in South Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As one competition for downtown duty free licences in Korea ends, another begins. Lotte, WalkerHill and Shinsegae battle to retain key rights.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

YSL Beauté targets Chinese travellers with DFS T Galleria Hong Kong counter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

YSL Beauté Travel Retail Asia Pacific opened its latest counter at DFS T Galleria Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, on 23 August, targeting young Chinese travellers.

Hainan Duty Free sales leap by +45% in first half as expansion looms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHINA. Hainan Duty Free sales climbed by +45.6% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, as Haikou Meilan Airport prepares to unveil its West Gallery extension.

The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

MALAYSIA. The Balvenie underlines the craft that underpins single malt whisky production in an innovative "craft bar" at the country's main gateway.

Hong Kong International Airport plots next commercial expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan outlines some of the airport's big projects to The Moodie Report in advance of The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong next month.

Mumbai Airport's Sanjay Khanna joins strong Trinity Forum programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Mumbai International Airport Limited Senior Vice President (Commercial) Sanjay Khanna joins the speaker line-up for next month's Trinity Forum.

The Shilla Duty Free prepares big openings in Seoul, Incheon and Changi – but no Chanel beauty for Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As its Korean business recovers from the MERS crisis and the Changi Airport perfumes & cosmetics concession shows a welcome upturn, The Shilla Duty Free is in increasingly optimistic mood about the future. Senior Executive Vice President and Head of The Shilla Duty Free, Jeong-Ho (Jason) Cha talked to The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie in Seoul yesterday.

Auckland Airport retail income up +3.9% despite tobacco impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport today reported increased retail revenues for FY2015 despite tobacco regulations cutting the passenger spend rate.

Lotte Duty Free takes key role in plan to woo Chinese tourists back to Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

KOREA. Lotte Duty Free will sponsor theme park concerts featuring K-wave stars as the retailer aims to attract 50,000 Chinese tourists to Korea by October.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Lite Bite Foods opens first Belgian Fries outlet at Delhi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

INDIA. A new outlet opens at Delhi Indira Gandhi Terminal 1D and will particularly appeal to young people, according to Lite Bite Foods CEO Sharad Sachdeva.

Perth Airport names new partners for A$54 million travel retail makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has revealed several of its commercial partners for the new T1 forecourt and retail hub, designed to transform the travel experience.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic 'resilient' in June and first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady traffic growth in June, reporting gains of +4.9% and +6.1%.

Brisbane Airport unveils major artwork by acclaimed Aboriginal artist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport brilliantly captures the important notion of Sense of Place with a stunning display of works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori.

Duty free shines as Cochin Airport brings a new solar system to India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

INDIA. The solar plant will provide Cochin Airport's entire power requirements. And that's put a sunny smile on the face of the airport's duty free retailer.

Korean beauty brand Hera pops up in Hong Kong with T Galleria by DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

HONG KONG. The rise and rise of Korean celebrity-related culture has been key to the success of Korean beauty brand Hera, just launched at T Galleria by DFS.

Alibaba joins forces with Suning for duty free e-commerce launch in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

CHINA. Japan's Laox launches overseas flagship store on Tmall Global, while majority shareholder Suning unveils flagship store on with Alibaba.

Miu Miu fragrance makes travel retail debut with Shilla Duty Free at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport shoppers are the first in the world to experience the much-awaited debut fragrance from fashion house Miu Miu.

Sydney Airport takes control of T3 and reports robust H1 retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport announces a deal to take control of Terminal 3, including retail operations, from Qantas, as it reveals a robust set of half-year figures.

Hawaii's Japanese tourism market soft; Chinese arrivals continue to grow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA (HAWAII). The small but growing Chinese market continues to offer cause for optimism in Hawaii's tourism community. But Japanese arrivals fall again.

Hong Kong International hits new passenger traffic record in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger traffic hit a new high in July, with numbers hitting six million in the month for the first time.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

Airports of Thailand posts strong rise in quarterly concession revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/08/15

THAILAND. Concession revenues, driven by duty free sales, kept pace with a surge in international passenger numbers at Airports of Thailand's airports in Q3.

Shoppers Stop assesses airport retail future after write-down

Source: The Moodie Report; The Hindu Business Line - 14/08/15

INDIA. Shoppers Stop Ltd is assessing the future of its airport retail joint venture with Nuance/Dufry after booking a first-quarter impairment charge.

The Kase invites Trinity Forum 2015 delegates to personalise their phones

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Trinity Forum sponsor Kase, which specialises in customising smartphones and tablets, offers delegates the chance to personalise their devices.

Edrington opens Macallan shop-in-shop at DFS Changi duplex store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

Edrington Asia Travel Retail has opened a shop-in-shop for whisky brand The Macallan in DFS Group's duplex liquor store at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

DFS activation at Changi marks launch of rare Dewar’s whisky in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

SINGAPORE. A rare Dewar’s whisky has launched in Asia in a travel retail exclusive at Changi Airport, with an in-store activation marking the occasion.

San Francisco Airport calls duty free contract briefing at Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

USA/HONG KONG.With the world's leading travel retailers present, San Francisco Airport has chosen the Trinity Forum as the ideal platform for discussing the forthcoming duty free tender.

SSI Group and Landmark Management create travel retail fashion alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

PHILIPPINES. Travel retailer Landmark Management Services enters into a 50/50 alliance with SSI Group for duty free fashion (beauty is excluded).

T Galleria by DFS takes shoppers on a journey in Winter/Fall campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. “We’re continually inspired not just by the destination, but by the journey itself,” explains DFS Group Senior Vice President, Creative Branding Direction John Gerhardt.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Film coverage underlines extent of Saipan typhoon damage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

SAIPAN. New footage underlines the catastrophic damage caused by Super Typhoon Soudelor. DFS has mounted a concerted effort to help those affected.

Lotte Duty Free creates 'Star Avenue' attraction for Silk Road Cultural Festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. The ancient city of Gyeongju gets a contemporary boost as Lotte Duty Free supports the much-anticipated Silk Road Cultural Festival.

LS travel retail Pacific to open four new speciality concepts at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific is preparing a strong presence with four speciality stores at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, which opens later this month.

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Food & drinks Request for Proposals issued for Cairns and Mackay airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

AUSTRALIA. North Queensland Airports Group has issued an RFP for food & drinks at Cairns and Mackay airports, with a 7 September deadline.

Malaysia Airports issues retail tender at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has tendered a series of retail concessions, mainly for fashion & accessories stores, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Melbourne Airport to feature 34 retailers in new domestic Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

AUSTRALIA. The new Terminal 4 at Melbourne Airport will showcase more than 30 retailers, with an accent on fashion, beauty, and food and drinks.

Programme strengthened for 2015 Trinity Forum in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

HONG KONG. We present the latest programme for the Trinity Forum 2015, plus news of an innovative delegate service from coffee break sponsor KASE.

Saipan typhoon disaster: DFS launches urgent fundraising appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

SAIPAN. Super Typhoon Soudelor destroyed or badly damaged the homes of many DFS Saipan employees. Read how you can help the reconstruction.

Johnnie Walker honours Singapore with DFS Changi exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

SINGAPORE. Singapore SG50 has been launched in time for the city-state's Golden Jubilee celebrations and is only available at Changi Airport.

Melbourne Airport prepares to open ‘the best domestic terminal in Australia’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Consumer choice is the theme as Melbourne Airport begins opening its long-awaited domestic Terminal 4 on a phased basis from this month.

Bombay Sapphire plays starring role with Heinemann at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann’s duty free store at Sydney Airport is the Asia Pacific launchpad for a Bombay Sapphire gin line extension called Star of Bombay.

Chow Tai Fook sparkles as one of Asia’s top influential brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

HONG KONG. Chow Tai Fook has been crowned the Top Influential Brand in the premium jewellery category in Brand Alliance’s 2015 Asia’s Top Influential Brands awards.

Sydney Airport begins transformation of Terminal 2 casual dining zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Travellers through Sydney Airport T2 can expect a "world class experience" in the new casual dining area as a big investment begins.