Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 21 October 2014


Aurora World hails success of YooHoo promotion with Britanny Ferries

Source: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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.

Norwegian Cruise Line opens Bacardí Bar on private island in the Bahamas

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/12/13

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered Norwegian Cruise Line to open a Bacardí Bar on Great Stirrup Cay, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas.

Star Cruises to triple retail space onboard SuperStar Virgo

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/12/13

HONG KONG. Retail space will triple onboard SuperStar Virgo, the largest ship in Star Cruises’ Asian fleet, as part of a US$19.7 million upgrade next year.

Harding Retail appoints James Prescott to top buying role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/12/13

UK. The experienced travel retailer will join the cruise concessionaire as Buying and Merchandising Director in March next year, relocating from Bahrain.

Craft beer launch an emerging travel retail opportunity, says Heineken

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/11/13

As Heineken launches Monteith's into travel retail, the company says that craft beers offer opportunities in the border, cruise, military and airline channels.

Trevor Moore leaves Harding Retail for Hong Kong cruise role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/10/13

UK.Trevor Moore is to leave his position as Buying and Merchandise Director at Harding Retail for a new position with HK Cruise Plaza in Hong Kong.

Heineken brings Monteith's Brewing Co craft beers to travel retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/10/13

Heineken Global Duty Free has added Monteith's Brewing Co craft beers from New Zealand to its Beers of the World portfolio; they launch soon in travel retail.

Harding Retail announces major new contracts as company rebrands

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Leading cruise retailer Harding Retail has re-branded and announced two major new contracts with Carnival UK and Thomson Cruises.

Live and online now: The Moodie Report Print Edition for October 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the biggest and, we believe, best issue of the iPad-compatible, digital version of The Moodie Report Print Edition.

Bernabel Trading raises the bar for Latin ferry retail onboard Francisco

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/09/13

ARGENTINA/URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading has shared the first photos of its ambitious Rio de la Plata Duty Free store on the new ferry Francisco.

Bernabel to open new-generation ferry store on 2 October

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/09/13

URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading is to open its largest and most ambitious store on 2 October when the River Plate ferry Francisco enters service.

Starboard Cruise Services secures Crystal Cruises retail concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/09/13

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH-owned cruise retail concessionaire will operate onboard luxury liners Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity from Spring 2014.

Indu World International strikes duty free deal for Djibouti seaport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/13

DJIBOUTI. Dubai-based Indu World International, a division of Indu Maritime & Logistics, has struck a deal to operate a new seaport duty free shop in Djibouti.