Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 27 January 2015


G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouet now available in Qantas First Class lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail has secured listings for G.H.Mumm Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut in Qantas lounges at Melbourne and Sydney airports.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

TFWA and APTRA announce ‘China’s Century’ Conference speaker line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

CHINA. TFWA and APTRA have unveiled the full line-up of speakers for the second ‘China’s Century’ Conference, which is open for registration until 20 February.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

Heinemann Asia Pacific opens third Ocean Duty Free store in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has expanded its partnership with Singapore Cruise Centre by opening its third store at HarbourFront Ferry Terminal.

Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports up +6% in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports showed continued moderate growth in November 2014, rising +6.0% and +6.1% respectively.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Consumer confidence in Asia Pacific sees marginal decline: MasterCard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Emerging markets top the latest MasterCard Index, out today, while the developed markets of Northeast Asia see a sharp fall in consumer sentiment.

Nuance creates graffiti art in aid of disadvantaged youth in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) teamed up with non-profit organisation StreetPoppy in a graffiti outreach event for disadvantaged youth over Christmas.

Pure Gold Jewellers awarded Changi Airport jewellery concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UAE. Pure Gold Jewellers becomes the first Middle East jewellery company to operate a jewellery concession at Singapore Changi Airport.

DFASS finalises long-term duty free agreement with Vietnam Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

VIETNAM. DFASS, through its Singapore arm, is understood to have finalised a long-term duty free contract onboard the fast-growing national carrier.

Ever Rich opens Kinmen hotel; new rules encourage Chinese visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Group has opened its five-star Golden Lake Hotel in Kinmen, adjacent to its ambitious duty free plaza, as new visa rules from China build tourism.

Inflight Sales Group named Official Partner for ARC Asia-Pacific 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. ISG is reprising its role as the Official Partner for the Airline Retail Conference (ARC) Asia-Pacific, which will take place in Hong Kong 9-11 February.

SK-II AurActivator CC Cream makes global debut at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

The latest addition to the leading prestige skincare brand's whitening portfolio was launched exclusively in The Shilla Duty Free’s Changi Airport stores last week.

The Moodie e-Zine: DFS blends ancient & modern in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our first edition of 2015, we speak to DFS Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus about the retailer's plans to open a T Galleria in Cambodia.

LS travel retail Pacific launches two new F&B concepts at Cairns Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

AUSTRALIA. The travel retailer is boosting its presence within Foodservice with the opening of two new concepts at Cairns Airport: Eagles Boys Express and The Bar.

Martell celebrates French ‘Art de Vivre’ with anniversary pop-up at HKIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

The pop-up space celebrates Martell’s 300th anniversary by offering travellers a multi-sensory experience through the arts of craftsmanship, gastronomy and tasting.

Changi Airport Group reveals four winners for T1 speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures, Pure Gold Jewellers, Bengawan Solo and LianBee Jeco have captured the latest speciality concessions at Changi Airport T1.

Asia Pacific airlines record steady growth in demand in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. International passenger traffic in the region grew +5.5% to 21.1 million in November 2014, driven by business travel, according to AAPA.

The Trinity Conversations: Treasury Wine Estates' Tom King

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

In this instalment of The Trinity Conversations, Treasury Wine Estates' Tom King talks about adding US$1 billion in sales to the wine category in travel retail.

Korean Air's Heather Cho indicted for obstructing aviation safety

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. Heather Cho, Korean Air's Senior Vice President, Catering & In-Flight Sales Business Division has been indicted following the so-called 'nutrage' incident.

Trinity Forum 2015 to put spotlight on consumer concerns and challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong, will focus on the consumer, as well as exploring the upside potential of true industry stakeholder collaboration. The event, which takes place at the magnificent Intercontinental Hotel, will be hosted by Hong Kong International Airport.

Qantas and Alpha Flight Services fined for selling illegal toy magnets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/15

AUSTRALIA. National carrier Qantas and its retail concessionaire Alpha Flight Services have been fined for selling banned toy magnets onboard.

Lindt posts sales spike at Kuala Lumpur in seasonal promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

Lindt has teamed up with Chocolate Sales & Supplies to stage a Lindor promotion at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where sales grew by +180% year on year.

Luxury retail market hit by declining gaming revenue in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

MACAU. Macau’s annual gaming revenue dropped for the first time in more than a decade in 2014, with a knock-on effect to the luxury retail market.

Malaysia Airports offers Bali getaway in latest Indulge & Relax promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has launched its ‘Indulge & Relax’ promotion at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and klia2, offering lucky winners a trip to Bali.

South Korea makes huge gains over Hong Kong in race for Chinese tourists

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. Huge growth in Mainland Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea has got tourism authorities and retailers worried in Hong Kong.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

New duty free shop opens in Wuhan, central China – local reports

Source: CRJ - 05/01/15

CHINA. Reports from China reveal the 25 December opening of the first downtown duty free shop in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in central China.

Technology and the future of inflight lead ARC Asia Pacific agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. DFASS, Hong Kong Airlines and Solomonic will lead the opening session at the Airline Retail Conference Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong.

Incheon International Airport Corp announces record profits for 2014

Source: Korea IT Times; The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is set to post record profits of KRW600 billion for 2014 (US$543 million), the company reveals.

Weak Yen hits Japanese spend in Hawaii but Chinese business improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

US (HAWAII). Japanese visitor arrivals to Hawaii rose +1.8% in November but the weak Yen kept spending soft. By contrast, Chinese arrivals and spending surged.

Picture Gallery: China Duty Free Group opens in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/01/15

CAMBODIA. As China Duty Free Group opens its much-anticipated downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, The Moodie Report brings you the first pictures.

Korean Air's Heather Cho detained as airline controversy grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Heather Cho, Korean Air's inflight retail boss, has been arrested following a recent well-publicised incident onboard a flight out of New York JFK.

Beijing Airport reopens ASILK boutique, boosts local product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/12/14

CHINA Local silk brand ASILK reopens at Beijing Capital International Airport as the airport also introduces a range of high-quality, limited-edition Chinese products.

Changi Airport tenders key T1 watch concession and T2 luxury stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/12/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has issued a tender for its key watch concession at Singapore Changi Airport T1 and for seven luxury goods stores in T2.

LS travel retail Pacific opens stand-alone tech2go unit at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail Pacific has opened its first stand-alone tech2go store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of gadgets, headphones and accessories.

Surging Chinese arrivals sets the scene for Incheon duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor arrivals rocketed by +66.7% year-on-year in November, following a +57.3% increase in October.

Haikou Meilan Duty Free sales hit US$129 million in first 11 months

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 22/12/14

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co sales surged by +47% year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2014, driven by store expansion and a wider range of brands.

APTRA brands Australian anti-tobacco measures as a policy failure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

AUSTRALIA. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has said that anti-tobacco measures in Australia have failed to achieve their policy objectives.

DFS Group to enter Cambodia with spectacular T Galleria in Siem Reap

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

CAMBODIA. DFS unveils highly ambitious plans to open a T Galleria by DFS store in Siem Reap, near the heritage site of Angkor Wat, in early 2016.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Auckland Airport welcomes Saben pop-up at international terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. Saben has opened its first retail pop-up store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of handcrafted leather handbags and accessories.

Brisbane Airport's US$37.5 million terminal facelift takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport has marked a milestone in its International Terminal revamp with the opening of several new stores, including JR/Duty Free last week.