Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 March 2015


Bacardi names Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

Holland America’s Gerome Firmalo has won the Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year award for 2015, in a contest against 2,500 industry entrants.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

Peter Ayling named Chairman of UK Travel Retail Consortium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Peter Ayling has been elected as Chairman of the UK Travel Retail Consortium for a two-year period, after Richard Thorpe steps down from the role.

Clogau expansion continues with Hong Kong debut at HK Cruise Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

HONG KONG. Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau continues to advance in Asia, via an opening at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, in partnership with HK Cruise Plaza.

Five finalists shortlisted for 2015 Bacardi Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has unveiled the five finalists – shortlisted from over 2,500 entries – for the 2015 Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

Bottega announces new distribution agreement with Interbrands USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Bottega SpA has announced an agreement with newly established Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, exclusive of duty free.

Condor Ferries welcomes Condor Liberation to its ferryboat fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UK. The new ferry is scheduled for a late March launch following the completion of internal fittings, which will include a duty free shop and a range of dining outlets.

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.