Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 27 January 2015


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.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

Duty free store project central to Condor 102 high-speed ferry fit-out

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

UK. Interior refurbishment specialist Trimline has started the fit-out of Condor Ferries' Condor 102 ship, including the delivery of a new duty free shop.

Paul & Shark secures listings on Tallink and Starboard Cruise services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

The Italian sportswear brand strengthens its association with sailing with a series of cruise ship openings following a positive week at the TFWA World Exhibition.

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Official Guide 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. The guide is published by The Moodie Report to coincide with the annual MEADFA Conference in Dubai on 24-25 November.

Flemingo International merges with Harding Retail in cruise move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International and cruise retailer Harding Retail have announced a merger that will expand Flemingo’s global travel retail presence.

Ferry operator Færgen targets Swedish shoppers with store upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

DENMARK. The company hopes to convince customers to sail the Ystad to Rønne route instead of travelling to Germany to avoid high domestic prices.

Viking Line opens Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

FINLAND. Viking Line has opened the first Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop in Finland – and the first on a cruise vessel – onboard the M/S Viking Grace.

Inflight Service extends purchasing and distribution deal with Eckerö ferry group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Nordic travel retail specialist Inflight Service has extended its strategic purchasing agreement for beauty with ferry company Eckerö.

Flemingo targets US$1 billion in sales by 2015; looks ahead to IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

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.

Aurora World hails success of YooHoo promotion with Britanny Ferries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

The "YooHoo Days" promotion on Brittany Ferries included a GWP offer and featured life-size versions of Aurora’s YooHoo toys to entertain young passengers.

Bacardi announces 2014 winner of annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The final of the ninth Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year took place on 5 September in Miami, crowning Liisi Kütt of Estonian Tallink Silja Line as winner.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Bacardi names finalists for annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Bacardi has named the six finalists for the annual Bacardi Cruise Competition, which aims to test the skills of leading cruise and ferry industry bartenders.

Bernabel and Buquebus sail on with Montevideo terminal revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report, iProfessional - 21/07/14

URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading and operator Buquebus are forging ahead with a terminal upgrade at Montevideo Port despite reports of a planned retender.

Entas Duty Free unveils new store at Incheon Port; plans further expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Entas Duty Free has opened a 740sq m store at Incheon Port International Passenger T1, featuring an expanded offer targeting Chinese tourists.

Duty Free On Arrival to launch travel retail and allowances info app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The app informs users of travellers’ allowances and travel retail shopping options across the world in nine languages.

Shekhar Grover named Diageo Global Travel Best Cruise Line Bartender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/14

Royal Caribbean International's Shekhar Grover won the title at the Diageo Reserve World Class final and will compete for Bartender of the Year at the end of July.

Flemingo names Javier Brandwain to lead Latin America & Caribbean drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. Flemingo international has named Javier Brandwain as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean, based in Montevideo.

Online voting for Bacardi Cruise Competition fan favourite opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

The 25 semi-finalist recipes are now up on, where readers can vote for their favourite to enter the grand final in Miami, Florida, on 4-5 September.

Diageo reveals semi-finalists for World Class Bartender of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

Diageo Global Travel announces final four cruise line bartenders who will compete in the semi-final in Miami later this month with the winner going on to the final in London.

The Moodie Report publishes From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. The Moodie Report presents the compelling story of Latin America’s duty free industry in this special publication.

Changi Airport Group unveils plans to grow Singapore’s cruise industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is partnering Singapore Tourism Board and Princess Cruises in a new fly-cruise initiative to grow the local cruise industry.

Danzka Vodka cruises into Copenhagen with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

The Waldemar Behn brand has launched a month-long cocktail promotion and Facebook contest at the Gebr Heinemann Tax Free Shop in Copenhagen Airport.

Rotary airline range soars in Middle East with new Emirates listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/14

The Dreyfuss Group brand announces new airline and cruise listings, and expands at airports, as it continues to grow its travel retail presence.

Bacardi announces semi-finalists for annual cruise cocktail competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/05/14

Entrants were tasked with creating a signature cocktail using Bacardi brands to epitomise how travel has inspired them in their craft with ‘The Inspired Cocktail’.

Gebr Heinemann captures major supply contract with Harding Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

UK. Harding Retail and Gebr Heinemann have struck a major agreement for the supply of fragrances & cosmetics and liquor & tobacco to the cruise specialist.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

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.

Korean duty free shake-up continues as Entas wins Incheon port contract

Source: The Korea Economic Daily; The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Yet another newcomer, Entas Duty Free, enters the fast-changing Korean travel retail market, amid a backdrop of profound legislative changes.

Furla grows cruise retail presence with space on Silja Serenade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Furla has expanded its cruise ship presence through distributor SKYlink with the addition of a new 10sq m space in the Tax Free Superstore on Silja Serenade.

Diamond Princess targets Japanese cruisers in US$30 million refit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SINGAPORE. The Princess Cruises vessel will house a remodelled luxury shopping area as it prepares for its second season plying Japanese routes.

TFWA reveals workshop line-up for Asia Pacific conference in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed details of four workshops for the first day of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which takes place in Singapore on 12 May.

Tallink Group doubles space and rebrands retail on Silja Serenade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group has doubled space in its Tax Free Superstore on board the Silja Serenade, with a major investment in sister ship the Silja Symphony to follow.

ASUTIL reveals diverse programme for 20th anniversary conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

AMERICAS. ASUTIL today revealed a diverse programme of speakers and topics for its annual conference, which takes place from 3-7 June in Mexico City.

Tallink Group shop and restaurant sales dip amid passenger decline

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group retail and F&B sales dipped by -2% year-on-year in 2013, hitting €507.3 million, amid a fall in traffic on Finland-Sweden routes.

Ice-Watch sharpens focus on airports as travel retail surges in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

With sales volumes in travel retail up +48% in 2013 and a strong presence in the inflight channel, Ice-Watch will further intensify its focus on airports this year.

Bacardi Cruise Competition promotes travel-inspired cocktails

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

This year’s competition challenges onboard bartenders to reflect how travel has inspired their personal style of cocktail making, using the Bacardi brand family.

Heineken adds Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to regional portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

Heineken Global Duty Free & Travel Retail has added Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to its Beers of the World portfolio for the Americas and cruise markets.

Condor Ferries launches digital product sampling stations onboard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

UK. Ferry operator Condor Ferries this week launches a new initiative enabling passengers to ‘try before they buy’ using digital product sampling stations.

ASUTIL Conference 2014 set for Mexico City in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has announced that its 2014 annual conference will take place at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma Hotel from 4-7 June.

Bottega takes to the seas with new Prosecco Bar concept

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 31/01/14

The Italian wines & spirits house's Bottega Prosecco Bar makes its debut onboard Viking Cinderella. Airport and other travel-related environments will follow.

Heineken and Norwegian Cruise Lines partner in major crew campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/14

Heineken Global Duty Free and Norwegian Cruise Lines partnered this month in a brand engagement event with crew onboard the Norwegian Getaway.

Shanghai’s cruise industry to welcome opening of duty free stores

Source: Shanghai Daily; The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

CHINA. New duty free stores are being planned for the international cruise terminals in Shanghai’s Hongkou and Baoshan districts, reports Shanghai Daily.

JTO opens Jeju seaport store amid moves to double duty free allowance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Tourism Organization opens a new duty free seaport store as pressure to double the duty free allowance increases.