Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 27 November 2014


The Moodie Report e-Zine: Las Vegas Sands Corp and the magic of Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week in the industry's only weekly multimedia magazine we speak to the biggest luxury retail landlord in Macau about the next phase of development in the dynamic market. And we explore a dilemma facing US airlines as they decide whether to invest in new payment hardware before next October or accept greater liability for card fraud.

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September.

TFS and Performa open premium passenger lounge at Mumbai Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

INDIA.The 30,000sq ft GVK Lounge, the first common-user facility in the world to be used just by premium passengers, opened at the airport this week.

Ever Rich makes first moves in e-commerce with Go Rich website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s newly launched website allows consumers to purchase Taiwanese specialities for delivery to countries across Asia.

Singapore Changi Airport buoyed by strong South Asia traffic in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew +1.9% to 4.49 million last month, with traffic to and from South Asia rising +14% on-year.

Auckland Airport bolsters fashion and beauty offer with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

NEW ZEALAND. Several new retailers have set up shop at Auckland Airport’s international departure area, including Saben, OPI, lolaandgrace and G-Factory.

Jennifer Cords replaces Sebastian Clausen on APTRA board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Imperial Tobacco Corporate Affairs Manager Global Travel Retail Jennifer Cords replaces colleague Clausen on the board.

Ryan Hill conquers the frozen continent for Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill has raised over £14,000 for the trust after completing 250km endurance race The Last Desert Challenge.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Toscow goes 'back to basics' with two new jewellery collections

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

Toscow has harnessed "the power of nature and the night’s sky" to create Paradise Garden and Cosmos, which were presented at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Victoria’s Secret expands Australian footprint with Gold Coast Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

The leading lingerie and beauty retailer has opened a new 90sq m Beauty & Accessories store at Gold Coast Airport, in partnership with LS travel retail Pacific.

Ballantine’s unveils ‘pinnacle’ 40 Year Old whisky in Asia travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The rare release was launched in travel retail at Incheon International Airport last month, with 32 of the 100 bottles produced allocated to Asian travel retailers.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.

Furla revamps space with JR/Duty Free at Melbourne downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

Italian leathergoods house Furla last week revealed its newly refurbished personalised corner in JR/Duty Free’s downtown duty free store in Melbourne.

JCDecaux Singapore launches towering new digital media at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. JCDecaux Singapore has unveiled new digital media advertising landmarks at Changi Airport, which it claims are a first of their kind for airports.

King Power (HK) and Adidas capture branded store concessions at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. King Power International, a division of King Power Group (Hong Kong), and Adidas have captured the latest fashion concessions at Changi Airport T3.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study generates strong industry response

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. We bring you some snapshots from ACRS 2014, published by The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group, which offers insights into non-aeronautical revenue performance at airports.

Delhi Duty Free announces sixth monthly winner for BMW X1 promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INDIA. Krishna Sood is the latest winner of Delhi Duty Free's BMW X1 promotion, which began in May 2014 and has produced six monthly winners so far.

King Power celebrates 25th anniversary; announces Phuket store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

THAILAND. We bring you the first images of King Power International Group (Thailand)'s spectacular 25th anniversary celebrations in Bangkok.

Chinese visitors surge as tourist arrivals rebound in Thailand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. A +6.14% increase in total visitor arrivals in October is the first monthly growth since January following a period of political turmoil.

Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes leap in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in October, with visitor and transfer numbers surging ahead.

Marking 25 years of achievement at King Power International Group (Thailand)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. As King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates its 25th anniversary, Martin Moodie interviews Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Moodie Online Interview: China's tobacco giant looks abroad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Yunnan Tobacco International Deputy Managing Director Yang Xue Mei and China International Duty Free CEO Fred Combe target global travel retail.

Changi transforms into Disney-themed winter wonderland this Christmas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport visitors will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in Disney-themed activities, from 14 November to 5 January 2015.

Eugenio Andrades named as World Duty Free Group Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group has named Eugenio Andrades as its CEO. The group has embarked on a major review to create a business plan to 2017.

Nestlé International Travel Retail marks King Power Thailand anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Nestlé International Travel Retail marked the 25th anniversary of King Power International Group (Thailand) with a special presentation in Cannes.

Penfolds performs at 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Penfolds was named Australian Producer of the Year at the IWSC awards this week. It also won Best Worldwide Fortified Wine for its Grandfather Rare Tawny.

Asia Pacific passenger traffic maintains solid growth rate in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific’s airports climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in September, ACI Asia-Pacific reports, with Middle East airports up +9.3%.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

Chinese visitors surge as Incheon Airport duty free tender nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitor numbers soared by +57.3% for the first nine months, paving the way for a blockbuster duty free tender at Incheon International Airport.

Lotte Duty Free extends overseas push; plans to open in downtown Tokyo

Source: The Moodie Report; News On Japan - 13/11/14

JAPAN. Lotte Duty Free is planning to extend its footprint in Japan by opening a downtown duty free store in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Le Clos captures the greatness of Grange; DFS shows a masterly touch in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of travel retail's only weekly magazine (and the channel's fastest-growing media) we spotlight an outstanding wine initiative from Le Clos and Penfolds Grange at Dubai International, and we examine DFS Group's stellar wines & spirits showcase in Singapore. Martin Moodie also reports from South Korea and a travel retail market undergoing structural change.

Brisbane Airport offers passengers selfie snapshot with world leaders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

AUSTRALIA. The ‘Selfie Centres’ are one of several interactive activations offered by the airport as it welcomes delegates to the G20 world leaders summit in Brisbane.

Capi Global opens store with Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Co

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/11/14

CHINA. Capi Global continues the expansion of its franchise concept Capi – The Travellers Electronics Company by partnering with Hainan Island retailer.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

Grey Goose VX makes Pacific debut with launch at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

The launch promotion, in partnership with Nuance, engaged consumers in a ‘barrel thief' ritual and included sampling of Grey Goose VX and a GWP offer of a travel bag.

WHSmith Travel sales climb by +7% in first ten weeks of financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.

Shoppes at Four Seasons reopens after HK$100 million renovation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

MACAU. The renovated luxury shopping mall and home of T Galleria Macau by DFS has been reopened by football superstar David Beckham.

USA targets increase in Chinese tourism with major visa policy reform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

USA/CHINA. The USA has extended the validity of short-stay visas to ten years – the longest allowed under national law – as it woos Chinese tourism and investment.

Asia Pacific liquor market set for long-term growth, says The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

Wines and spirits market analyst The IWSR predicts that Asia Pacific will benefit from the biggest sales volume increases of any region over the next five years.

Nuance to lead luxury shoppers into Temptation at new Macau mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

MACAU. The 20,000sq ft outlet will bolster Nuance’s strong presence on Macau’s downtown market when the Shoppes at Parisian mall opens next year.

Ryan Hill begins Antarctic ultra-marathon for the Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill submits a guest blog as he begins an extraordinary challenge in aid of the endangered Snow Leopard.

The 'Big Obama' burger arrives at Brisbane Airport for a limited time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

AUSTRALIA. The 27cm tall gourmet burger was created by Windmill & Co restaurant to mark the US President’s arrival in Brisbane this week for the G20 Leaders Summit.

The Dalmore 45yo launches exclusively with DFS in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

The limited-edition was showcased at DFS's Master of Wines and Spirits and will be available from DFS retail outlets at an RRP of approximately US$24,600.

DFS offers a home from home with Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/14

SINGAPORE. DFS Group’s Masters of Wines and Spirits took place over the weekend, showcasing over 80 masterpieces from 65 leading brands.

Fazer appoints Kreol Travel Retail as distributor for Indian duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

Finland's leading confectionery group Fazer has appointed Kreol Travel Retail as distributor for its range of brands in the Indian duty free market.

IDutyFree Conference underlines dramatic changes in Korean travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

SOUTH KOREA. The inaugural IDutyFree Conference in Incheon this week highlighted huge upheaval in the country’s travel retail landscape.

Le Clos unveils astounding Penfolds Grange line-up at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

UAE. An outstanding vertical collection of Australia's most iconic wine, Penfolds Grange, goes on sale at Le Clos at Dubai International, for US$565,000.

The Moodie e-Zine: Irish accolade for McLoughlin; upheaval in Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. We're on location in South Korea, assessing big changes in travel retail. And in Ireland one of the industry's great servants is lauded.

King Power Group (HK) and Sky Connection/Shilla JV poised to begin Macau Airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

MACAU. King Power Group (HK) and a JV between The Shilla Duty Free and Sky Connection are set to begin their duty free concessions at Macau International.