Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 29 July 2014


Brazil set to halve land border duty free shopping allowance from 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report, R7 Noticias - 28/07/14

BRAZIL. Border retailers get a short reprieve from a shock halving of the duty free allowance to US$150. July 1 2015 now shapes as the unwelcome deadline.

Shilla turns in stellar Q2 results as Chinese boom continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report; KB Daewoo Securities - 25/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla, parent company of The Shilla Duty Free, turns in a fine 2Q performance amid a sustained rise in Chinese tourism and travel shopping.

DFS campaign wins prestigious visual merchandising award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

HONG KONG. The Asia Unfolds seasonal campaign has taken the Grand Prize in VMSD magazine’s 2014 International Visual Competition.

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.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

Nigerian and Middle Eastern visitors spur UK tax free spend in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UK. Strong growth from several high-spending nationalities drove overall tax free spend in the UK up by +6% in June, according to Global Blue.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

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.

LS travel retail set to open Marks & Spencer Food store at Paris station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

FRANCE. Marks & Spencer and LS travel retail France will open the first Marks & Spencer Food store in Paris at La Défense RER station on 25 June.

DFS creates major exhibition in Macau to mark Jaquet Droz anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

MACAU. Luxury travel retailer DFS is hosting a major exhibition of Jaquet Droz timepieces at T Galleria Macau, to mark the brand's 275th anniversary.

Nuance extends Center Parcs partnership with six new outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Nuance has extended its partnership with leisure group Center Parcs by opening six multi-brand concept stores at the new Woburn Forest location.

UK tax free spend decline accelerates as instability hits key nationalities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Tax free spend declined by -15% in May as Thai and Russian visitor numbers plummeted as a result of recent political turmoil, says Global Blue.

ARI-Middle East names Nuno Amaral as General Manager Operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

MIDDLE EAST. Aer Rianta International-Middle East has named Nuno Amaral, long-time head of Nuance's Portuguese joint venture, as General Manager Operations.

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.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

New ETRC initiative addresses regulatory challenges to alcohol sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

FRANCE. The Alcohol Retailing Regulatory Working Group aims to defend and promote the alcohol beverage category in duty free and travel retail.

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.

Travel Blue: Developing a ‘one-stop shop’ for technology accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

“We want to be the one-stop shop for the technology accessories business in travel retail." Travel Blue Managing Director Avi Levin describes his company’s aspirations.

Russian regulator argues for more competition in duty free market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

RUSSIA. A study by the Federal Antimonopoly Service finds a “highly concentrated” market, and argues that duty free requires fresh regulations.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Belfast Airport SSP coffee specialist crowned UK Barista Champion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

UK. SSP has named Kate Crozier from Belfast International Airport as UK Barista Champion. She beat competition from across the SSP portfolio in the UK.

Retailer and airport numbers climb +8.7% at Singapore show, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference attracted 982 travel retailers and airport landlords this week (+8.7% on 2013), TFWA says.

MSX lists MacDuff International whiskies with NAAFI military stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

UK. British forces will now be able to buy Lauder's range of blended whiskies thanks to a listing at NAAFI for the brand secured by MSX.

China Duty Free Group gears up for blockbuster Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/05/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed ambitious objectives for its Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex, due to open in August.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

ARI overseas profits hit €29.4 million; Dublin and Cork stores flourish

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. ARI's offshore operations post €29.4 million profit in 2013, boosted by €11.3 million in exceptional items, mainly from the disposal of its share in Aerofirst.

Ever Rich opens Asia’s biggest duty free shop on the Kinmen Islands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop celebrates the soft opening of the first phase of an extraordinarily ambitious retail-to-leisure investment on the beautiful Kinmen Islands.

Lotte posts +14% rise in Q1; gets set to open revamped Guam stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free posted a +14% rise in Q1 sales, as its Guam Airport offer is nearing completion and its Lotte World Tower project is being finalised.

The Shilla Duty Free plots downtown retail venture in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/14

CAMBODIA. The Shilla Duty Free is planning to open a downtown store in Cambodia, as it maintains its ambitions for overseas expansion in Asia Pacific.

Shilla hits all-time first quarter high as Chinese spend boosts market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free has posted an all-time sales high in 1Q2014, as Chinese visitor numbers and spending offset declining Japanese figures.

DFS brings T Galleria retail brand to refurbished Okinawa downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JAPAN. The rebranding continues the global roll-out of T Galleria by DFS and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the newly renovated downtown store.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

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.

DFS launches Loyal T programme as T Galleria lands in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

SINGAPORE. DFS today launched a new global luxury rewards programme – Loyal T – as it celebrated the roll-out of its ‘T Galleria by DFS’ concept in Singapore.

Duty Free City launches consumer campaign ahead of May store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. Duty Free City is targeting a May opening for its 14,000sq ft land border store in San Ysidro, and has launched a major advertising campaign for consumers.

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.

Hong Kong MTR seeks bidders for duty free at West Kowloon station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

HONG KONG. MTR is pre-qualifying bidders for its duty free operation at the new station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Desigual set to open at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

Fashion brand Desigual’s expansion in Latin American travel retail will continue this summer with a store at the new São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

Argentinean economic troubles hit neighbours, benefit local retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

ARGENTINA. Economic restrictions in Argentina are hurting travel retail in neighbouring countries but attracting foreign shoppers to the country.

Duty free and food services divisions buoy LS travel retail growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail’s sales growth in 2013, first reported last week, was fuelled by strong growth in duty free and food services.

Canadian border retailers react to tobacco ‘tax shock’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

CANADA. A +40% excise tax hike on duty free cigarettes is a “major blow” and will contribute to illicit sales, says the Frontier Duty Free Association.

Scandlines opens Lindeman’s branded shop-in-shop at Puttgarden

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

The branded area, in a key market for Lindeman's, sells the entire wine range and allows customers to sample using Enomatic wine-dispensing machines.

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.

Duty Free Americas reacts to new land border rival's Lauder claims

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

USA. Duty Free Americas, the giant of the US land border duty free business, comments wryly on a new competitor and its relationship with The Estée Lauder Companies.

Duty Free City unveils ambitious plans to become major retail border force

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/14

USA. A potentially major new force is set to emerge in US duty free after Duty Free City announced the Spring 2014 opening of a 14,000sq ft land border store.

Chinese travellers extend lead in global tax free shopping rankings in Q4 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers posted +13.5% growth in tax free shopping expenditure in Q4 2013, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

Autogrill partners with Rosneft to develop Acafè brand in Russia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

RUSSIA. Autogrill Group has entered an agreement with oil and gas operator Rosneft to develop the Acafè brand in Russia, with the Winter Olympics a target.

Diverse Flavours and Sky Connection team up for 88 Vineyards promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

The two companies worked together on a promotion for the 88 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon in five duty free shops along the Hong Kong-Mainland China border.