Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 23 September 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 of conference proceedings. Hong Kong has been 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).

CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free has marked the opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. UPDATED.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

JR/Duty Free opens ‘world class duty free precinct’ at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

AUSTRALIA. James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its new walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

DFS Group set to give travellers the First Class Beauty treatment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. "The ultimate beauty shopping experience." That's how DFS describes one of its biggest-ever global campaigns, set to roll out next month.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to increase by +50% in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Visitors and returning Korean travellers will be granted an increased inbound duty free allowance of US$600 from 5 September.

Mumbai Port Trust tenders duty free store at international cruise terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INDIA. The company is seeking a duty free retailer at Mumbai International Cruise Terminal to manage the business under an 11-month contract.

Changi Airport unveils growth programme to cement air hub status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is committing S$100 million (US$80 million) to the Growth and Assistance Incentive (GAIN) programme over the next year.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Auckland Airport lifts FY2014 revenues by +6%, retail climbs by +2.2%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport grew total revenue by +6.1% in the year to 30 June 2014, with retail revenues up +2.2% to NZ$127 million (US$105.9 million).

Nestlé and Choc Stop chill to summer sounds with Kit Kat in Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Nestlé ITR has launched a high-profile Kit Kat campaign with Choc Stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offering branded Kit Kat headphones as a GWP.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.