Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 01 October 2014


Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. It's all about avoiding business disruption says Dufry as it unveils its stage one organisation model for the integration of Nuance. Prominent roles for Alessandra Piovesana, Andrea Belardini, Nicolas Girotto, Andreas Schneiter, Elisa Crotti, Salvatore Aricó and Philippe Boyer but Nuance's North American boss Richard Rendek is to leave the company.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Landmark day for The Shilla Duty Free as it opens Changi beauty offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

SINGAPORE. The Shilla Duty Free has commenced operations of the beauty concession at Singapore Changi Airport, offering passengers what it describes as the ultimate shopping experience.

'The entire duty free industry shall be activated'; Japan gets set to ring the duty free changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

JAPAN. The Japanese duty free industry is set for sweeping change from tomorrow as new consumption tax exemptions for tourists are prompting a wave of downtown store openings.

Aéroports de Paris division set to design new Beijing Daxing Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

CHINA. Aéroports de Paris division AdP Ingénierie has won an international competition to design Beijing Daxing Airport’s Terminal 1, which opens in 2018.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first transit hotel at Bengaluru Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

INDIA. The leading passenger lounge operator has opened a hotel offering hourly rates for transfer passengers in the airport’s domestic terminal.

Ever Rich launches Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Asia first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Ever Rich Duty Free is the first retailer in Asian travel retail to launch Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s new Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Taipei.

Singapore Changi Airport sees marginal decline in passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

SINGAPORE. Traffic fell -0.6% to 4.65 million, with improved traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel.

Thai airports see smaller decline in passenger traffic for month of August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has posted a decline of -8.94% in international passengers to 4.39 million in August, an improvement over previous months.

The Nuance Group (HK) to prelaunch Casio EXILIM TR50 “selfie” camera

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The retailer’s electronics stores at Hong Kong International Airport will offer the Casio EXILIM TR50 before it is made available on the local domestic market.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Martell partners foie gras house Rougié in Pure Gourmet campaign in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

The Martell Pure Gourmet experience has launched in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore Changi airports, featuring a tie-up with foie gras house Rougié.

JR/Duty Free extends Perth Airport offer with luxury watch boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

AUSTRALIA. JR/Duty Free has opened its latest JR/Watch Co luxury boutique at Perth Airport’s International Terminal 1, alongside its redesigned Departures store.

DutyFly Solutions partnership captures Air Tahiti Nui inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

PACIFIC REGION. DutyFly Solutions and partner Imporlux have captured the inflight concession for French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui, effective 1 October.

Furla strengthens Asian presence with new shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Furla has partnered Dufry to open a new 27sq m shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport's Domestic Terminal 2, showcasing the brand's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

Vietnamese airport services and retail company SASCO privatised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

VIETNAM. The operator of stores at Tan Son Nhat International Airport has floated 23.6% of its shares, while three Imex Pan Pacific companies share a strategic stake.

Strong rail border business offsets airport loss for Sky Connection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

HONG KONG. NWS Holdings has reported lower revenue and operating profit for its business division including Sky Connection in fiscal year 2014.

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day, with Hong Kong announced as next year's venue.

The Trinity Forum 2014 talks consumers, concessions and quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

TAIWAN. Understanding consumer needs, overcoming the barriers to industry cooperation and a focus on commercial excellence were key themes on day one.

Taiwanese hospitality to the fore as The Trinity Forum kicks off in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 kicked off in style last night with the Opening Cocktail hosted by Taoyuan International Airport and sponsored by Tasa Meng.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

DFS welcomes football star David Beckham in Haig Club launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

David Beckham makes a special appearance at DFS’s Changi Airport store to mark the launch of Diageo’s new single grain Scotch whisky brand Haig Club.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Shanghai Airports Authority sign MOU

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA/CHINA. The MOU reflects both parties' commitment to strengthening key relationships and boosting aviation links between Australia and China.

DFS Group brings T Galleria brand to stores in Guam and Saipan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

MICRONESIA. The roll out of the new branding is accompanied by significant upgrades and supporting community projects at both locations.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

JR/Duty Free opens newly upgraded Arrivals store at Darwin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The store's reopening marks the start of operations at the expanded areas of the airport, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show steady traffic growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has reported a +3.5% increase in Asia Pacific passenger traffic for the month of July, while Middle East traffic grew by +5.0%.

SSP captures new contract at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

CHINA. SSP has beaten competition from local and international operators to capture two food & beverage concessions at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

TAV extends Istanbul footprint with stake in Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has acquired Limak's stake in the city's second airport and becomes a partner with Malaysia Airports Holdings.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

Nestlé opens first Nescafé Dolce Gusto boutique at Haitang Bay complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Nestlé ITR has expanded its portfolio offer with the opening of a Nescafé Dolce Gusto boutique at the world's largest duty free shopping complex, Haitang Bay.

APTRA calls on retailers to limit tobacco sales to India-bound travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association is calling on retailers to note the new inbound allowances on tobacco for passengers travelling to India.

Gebr Heinemann ties up with Dick Smith for Sydney Airport electronics business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Gebr Heinemann has formed an alliance with local consumer technology retailer Dick Smith to run seven specialist stores at Sydney Airport.

Taipei Trinity Forum lures 300 delegates & powerful airports representation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

TAIWAN. 300 delegates will attend The Trinity Forum in Taipei next week, drawn by an excellent speakers’ line-up and a buoyant Taiwanese travel retail market.

Times Newslink captures children’s shop concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SINGAPORE. Times Newslink (with its Kaboom concept) has won the tender for a children’s toys and gifts shop concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

DFS launches First Class Beauty campaign across global store network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The campaign includes a series of events and promotions featuring 50 brands in 13 destinations, and will run until 21 September.

Malaysia Airports rewards klia2 traveller with trip for four to Australia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

MALAYSIA. Carmen Lee Chia Mun has won an all-expenses paid holiday to Gold Coast as the grand prize winner of the ‘Wonderful Visit to Oz’ contest at klia2.

Max Heinemann: Sydney duty free is ‘the cherry on the first ice cream’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Just after Gebr Heinemann won the Sydney Airport duty free tender, we spoke to a delighted Max Heinemann, CEO of Heinemann Asia Pacific.

Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste win latest Changi speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

SINGAPORE. Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste representative RSH Singapore have captured the latest speciality retail concessions at Singapore Changi T2.

Grey Goose VX marks Asia Pacific debut with King Power in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

To celebrate the launch, Bacardi Global Travel Retail hosted an exclusive dinner event for King Power’s VIP customers in Bangkok ahead of the airport roll-out.

Victory for Gebr Heinemann in Sydney Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The retailer will replace long-time incumbent The Nuance Group at Australia's biggest airport from February 2015. UPDATED with extensive analysis.

China Duty Free ‘proud and confident’ after landmark Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 03/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group (CDF) Chairman Peng Hui says the company is highly optimistic about prospects for its spectacular new CDF Mall.

Lacoste cultivates premium image with new concept store at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The French premium casualwear brand has opened a new store at Changi Airport Terminal 3, introducing to Asia its brand new ‘Premium Standard’ retail concept.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).