Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 22 October 2014


ACI Asia-Pacific opens Small and Emerging Airports Seminar in Bali

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

BALI. The tenth annual event runs from 20-22 October with the theme ‘Navigating Aviation Growth and Challenges in Southeast Asia’.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

On location in Seoul: Lotte showcases South Korea’s biggest duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free today presented its new 10,990sq m duty free store at the Lotte World Mall to journalists from South Korea, Japan and China (and The Moodie Report). Spanning the top two floors of the mall, Lotte Duty Free World Tower is the biggest duty free store in Korea, the second biggest in Asia and the third biggest in the world. And it promises to become one of the major attractions for foreign visitors in Seoul, Lotte Duty Free CEO Hong-Kyun Lee told guests today.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Yves Saint Laurent showcases Or Rouge and Kiss & Blush

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

Yves Saint Laurent staged a number of animations in Asia earlier this summer, to promote its latest skincare launch, and new dual-function make-up product.

DFASS wins duty free concession for new long-haul LCC NokScoot

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

THAILAND. DFASS has been named the inflight duty free concessionaire for NokScoot, a joint venture between Thai carrier Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot.

DFS Group launches suit against Guam International Airport Authority

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

GUAM. The retailer returns to court in the long-running dispute after the Office of Public Accountability declined to accept its procurement appeal.

Consumer confidence growing in Asia, claims MasterCard study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Confidence among the region’s consumers has reached its highest point in ten years according to an index published by MasterCard.

Fine watches and jewellery to shine at sixth DFS Masters of Time in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

MACAU. The retailer will host its curated retail exhibition of luxury watches – and, for the first time, jewellery – at the T Galleria Macau by DFS from 6 December.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports maintain moderate growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific airports posted passenger traffic growth of +3.3% while Middle Eastern traffic grew by +9.0% in the month of August, according to ACI.

New boutiques help fuel +40% sales growth at Haneda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

JAPAN. Haneda Airport is recording travel retail revenues up +40% year-on-year, helped by the five new fashion boutiques it opened in September.

New landmark in Seoul as Lotte World Tower begins phased opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The first phases of the ambitious development opened earlier this week, with Lotte Duty Free’s 10,990sq m store opening today (16 October).

On location: Heinemann Asia Pacific opens 'be Duty Free' at klia2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

MALAYSIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific celebrated its first foray into Malaysian travel retail this week, hosting the opening ceremony of its ‘be Duty Free’ store at klia2.

South Korea records slower growth in Chinese visitor arrivals in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals grew by +18% in August, a marked deceleration compared with recent months according to the Korea Tourism Organization.

Diageo begins global roll out of Haig Club after Changi launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

The single grain Scotch whisky will be available in ten travel retail locations this month, with a wider distribution to airports and airlines planned soon.

Flemingo Foundation hosts Educate to Protect event on Children’s Day

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SRI LANKA. The retailer’s educational campaign to inform Sri Lankan children about child abuse was launched a year ago and has reached 17,000 children so far.

Valiram and Active World capture latest Changi T3 brand name concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures (The Valiram Group) and Active World have won the latest speciality/brand name concessions at Singapore Changi T3.

Saipan Airport duty free and master concession to be debated publicly

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Marianas Variety; Saipan Tribune - 12/10/14

SAIPAN. The Commonwealth Ports Authority goes public in mulling its options for the airport master concession agreement held by DFS. Now Lotte declares its interest.

Ferragamo hosts exhibition at Beijing Capital International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

The Italian luxury house hosted an art exhibition focusing on Italian footwear and a demonstration from one of its own craftsmen at its Terminal 3 boutique.

Markets react well to Moodie story on Auckland Airport duty free line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. The Moodie Report's revelation of a strong, five company line-up for the Auckland Airport duty free tender sees a leading analyst upgrade the stock.

Sunrise Duty Free unveils new Virtual Mall at 15th birthday gala

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

CHINA. Sunrise Duty Free has unveiled one of travel retail’s most innovative and ambitious e-commerce initiatives during its magnificent 15th anniversary celebrations.

Coccinelle opens new store at Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

The Italian accessories brand expands into China with its new opening at Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex, in partnership with China Duty Free Group.

Speaker line-up for third China Travel Retail Summit announced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

CHINA. Key speakers include Dubai Duty Free President George Horan and Incheon International Airport Corporation Director of Concession 1 Team Sang Joon Ahn.

Brisbane Airport seeks F&B operator for Domestic Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

AUSTRALIA.The airport is seeking bids for an 120sq m outlet within the terminal's Qantas Food Court ahead of a major renovation of the facility.

South Korea confirms new licences for downtown duty free stores

Source: Reuters; ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The country plans to release an undisclosed number of new licences for downtown duty free shops, the Deputy Prime Minister has said.

Inaugural IDutyFree conference and exhibition to take place in Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. IDutyFree 2014, a new international exhibition and conference for duty free, is set to be held 3-5 November at the Songdo Convensia in Incheon.

Park Wan-su inaugurated as Incheon Airport CEO; all eyes on duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. With a new CEO in place, the stage seems set for the world's biggest duty free tender. But potential bidders may have to wait a few more weeks.

Pernod Ricard launches The Glenlivet Winchester Collection inaugural release

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Eleven of the 100 bottles of Vintage 1964, the first in a series of 50yo single malt whiskies, are destined for travel retail markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Armani Group makes four-store investment at Haitang Bay complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA. The fashion group has opened 865sq m of retail space across four sub-brands at the new mall on Hainan Island, operated by China Duty Free Group.

Ebola threat and Hong Kong crisis cast pall over travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL/HONG KONG. In the latest example of travel retail's long history of vulnerability to external events, confidence has been hit by the escalating Ebola health crisis and adverse publicity from protests in Hong Kong.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

John Woodhouse to join WHSmith as General Manager Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Former Aer Rianta International and Nuance executive Woodhouse will replace Patricia Poon in the Hong Kong-based role from next week.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla jv set for November start in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA (MACAU). The two-operator model is set to begin operation at Macau International Airport next month.

Beiersdorf seeks Area Director Asia Pacific for Nivea Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

The leading skincare company is seeking an Area Director Asia Pacific via Moodie Jobs, charged with implementing the global brand across all travel retail channels.

Incheon Airport duty free tender imminent as new CEO is appointed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The appointment of Park Wan-su after several months without a CEO at the airport is likely to reignite the planned tender process at Incheon.

Dufry renews duty free contract at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap till 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

CAMBODIA. Dufry has signed a long-term contract with Cambodia Airports to operate duty free stores at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports. UPDATED STORY.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

Flemingo attracts further backing as Samena Capital invests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE. The retailer adds to its existing weighty private equity backing with a new investment from regionally focussed firm Samena Capital.

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.

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport hosts National Music & Culture Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CHINA. The event coinciding with the Golden Week holiday period comprises daily cultural performances and promotions from airport tenants.

'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.