Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014


Changi sees traffic slowdown as ‘socio-political factors’ affect demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger movements fell -2.5% to 4.49 million at Changi Airport in March, owing to the Bangkok political crisis and a reduction in long-haul capacity.

DFS brings T Galleria retail brand to refurbished Okinawa downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JAPAN. The rebranding continues the global roll-out of T Galleria by DFS and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the newly renovated downtown store.

Klia2 certified fit for use as open day for public announced for 27 April

Source: Bernama; ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has obtained the long awaited Certificate of Completion and Compliance for klia2, which will host a public preview on 27 April.

L'Oréal Paris launches Cannes Film Festival campaign in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JCDecaux has created a display podium at Hong Kong International Airport to mark L'Oréal’s 17th year as official make-up artist of the Cannes Film Festival.

Leadership changes at Lotte Duty Free as Hong-Kyun Lee takes top role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Former Lotte Duty Free CEO Won-Joon Lee is replaced by Hong-Kyun Lee in group reshuffle. UPDATED STORY

New Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller to attend TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

Brown-Forman keeps it in the family as Chris Fletcher, grandson of Frank Bobo – Jack Daniel’s fifth Master Distiller – takes up the torch for the whiskey brand.

Auckland Airport reveals duty free tender timeline as interest builds

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland International will release tender documents for its duty free concessions in July with a probable bid deadline of late September.

Godiva to up travel retail investment as Asia Pacific grows by double digits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

The Belgian chocolatier said the Asia Pacific region experienced double-digit growth last year as it announces plans for further investment in travel retail.

Rémy Cointreau launches ‘Fly Me To…’ promotion at Asia hub airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

The promotion with DFS launches at Changi and Hong Kong International, inviting travellers to try cocktails based on Rémy Cointreau's portfolio.

Samsonite opens first stand-alone store at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

Leading luggage brand Samsonite makes its debut at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a stand-alone boutique operated by The ZON Duty Free.

Cochin Airport plots ambitious duty free expansion at new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

INDIA. Cochin International Airport Ltd has pledged an impressive commercial offer, including 40,000sq ft of duty free space, at its new international terminal.

Estée Lauder creates Advanced Night Repair concept store at Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CHINA. Estée Lauder has created an Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II concept store at Beijing Capital International Airport T3.

Jo Malone London enters mainland China with Beijing opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

Last week The Estée Lauder Companies introduced its Jo Malone London brand to Mainland China, at the Mitsukoshi store in Beijing. Two further doors will follow.

Toscow releases special collection for 30th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

Toscow's new Dreamtime collection features Australia’s natural gemstone, opals, teamed with colourful crystals set within pendants, rings and earrings.

Singapore state investment company backs Focus Network Agencies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

SINGAPORE. A Temasek subsidiary has invested an undisclosed sum in the owner of The Cocoa Trees confectionery stores, citing strong growth in travel retail.

Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding for Macau concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first airside animal assistance bathrooms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The facilities, in the airport’s international and domestic terminals, aim to make travelling easier for passengers with guide dogs and assistance animals.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

Chinese share of South Korean tourism market doubles in five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Five years ago, Japanese visitors accounted for 41.8% of arrivals to South Korea. That figure has now halved as Chinese tourism booms.

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Delhi International Airport sets up 'Base Camp' for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Camping equipment, ruck sacks and waterproof matchsticks will now be available for purchase by domestic and international passengers at Delhi T3.

Mars targets Singapore show with new launches as regional sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Mars International Travel Retail will return to TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore armed with category-exclusive ranges, including the M&M's Watch M Collection.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Tyko Travel Retail takes charge of its business in the Asia Pacific market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Gearing up for next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition Tyko Travel Retail has announced that it will handle all new business in the region directly from the UK.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

GMR-Megawide consortium wins Mactan Cebu Airport privatisation bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

PHILIPPINES. The group will more than double passenger capacity and build a separate international terminal at the country's second-biggest airport.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

Duc d’O introduces new taste and improved luxury bag for its truffles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

The Belgian chocolatier returns to TFWA Asia Pacific aiming to strengthen its market position through pack changes and an addition to its Intense Collection.

Heinemann enters Asian cruise market with launch of Ocean Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore Cruise Centre to open two stores at the rapidly growing Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

New terminal, new routes drive Bengaluru Airport traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INDIA. New domestic and international routes and enhanced facilities, including the opening of Terminal 1A last year, helped drive annual traffic at Bangalore.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

Pasco to showcase camcorder sunglasses and charger in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Electronics company Pasco, which distributes products in travel retail, will showcase its new camcorder sunglasses and portable charger at TFWA Asia Pacific.

SKROSS to present its latest products at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

The Swiss travel specialist will highlight existing products and introduce the brand’s new POS concept during the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore next month.

FORMIA partners with Japan Airlines and renews Austrian Airlines contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Hospitality kits supplier introduces new cosmetics offer for passengers in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class onboard JAL and Austrian Airlines flights.