Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 25 April 2014


South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

Distell maintains duty free drive with major channel investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

South African spirits and wine producer Distell is investing behind its travel retail presence, says Managing Director Global Duty Free & Travel Retail Marius Fouché.

Cape Town International Airport prepares to issue airside commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is preparing to issue airside speciality retail and food & beverage tenders at Cape Town International.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Tunisia to tender airport duty free operations, pre-qualification launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

TUNISIA. The Office of Civil Aviation and Airports is seeking pre-qualifications as it prepares to tender duty free operations across five Tunisian airports.

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.

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.

Safilo Group announces travel retail appointments in Americas and EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Italian eyewear company Safilo says appointments will help drive business in the travel retail channel and build partnerships in the Americas and EMEA regions.

ACI names the best of the best in annual Airport Service Quality awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi, Incheon International, Seoul Gimpo, Haikou and Changchun airports are winners in their respective size categories.

Pernod Ricard confident in travel retail amid challenging climate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

The company described travel retail as a priority and outlined a developing shop-in-shop strategy in comments on its first-half results. UPDATED.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

Nairobi Airport duty free set for re-tender as protest withdrawn

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

KENYA. The Nuance Group's local partner withdraws its challenge against the proposed re-tendering of the duty free retail master concession at the airport.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Tourvest group names Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Leading tourism to travel retail company Tourvest has appointed Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member.

Airports Company South Africa issues OR Tambo speciality retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The company has issued a request for bids for 13 stores at Johannesburg Airport, including jewellery, electronics and foreign exchange.

Dufry signs ten-year airport duty free concession agreement in Nigeria

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/14

NIGERIA. Dufry will operate three duty free shops in two of the major airports in the country: Murtala Muhammed International and Nnamdi Azikiwe International.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Tourvest Duty Free names Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free, the inflight retail services arm of leading tourism group Tourvest, has named Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive.

Nairobi duty free master concession award delayed as protest is evaluated

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

KENYA. Are you concentrating closely? You'll need to be, as we report the latest twists and turns in the remarkable airport contract saga in Nairobi.

Annulment of Nairobi duty free award appealed; Nuance denies involvement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

KENYA. The annulment of the Nuance joint venture's award of the duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is challenged. But by who?

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

Nuance award in Nairobi annulled, fresh tender called

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/14

KENYA. A government review board has annulled Kenya Airports Authority’s award of a duty free concession at Nairobi Airport to Nuance and ordered a fresh tender.

Aéroports de Paris appointed to terminal project at Zanzibar Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/13

TANZANIA. Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie has been appointed to play a key role in the design and construction of a second terminal at Zanzibar International Airport.

Nuance poised for Nairobi Airport duty free contract but rival bidders protest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/13

KENYA. Nuance is in pole position to be awarded the duty free contract at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International T4, but the process is subject to appeal.

IATA forecasts profits growth for airline industry as outlook improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised upwards its forecast for airline industry profits in 2013 and 2014.

International tourism numbers post robust growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +5% in the first nine months of the year, to reach a record 845 million worldwide, according to UNWTO.

Airline passenger traffic to surge +31% by 2017, IATA says

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. World airlines will see a +31% increase in passenger numbers up to 2017, says IATA, with Asia and the Middle East leading growth.

International air travel demand maintains acceleration in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel demand posted a healthy year-on-year increase in October, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

THAILAND/INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail is the latest major industry company to become a Platinum Partner of The Trinity Forum, following Mondelez World Travel Retail's recent pledge of support for the event, which will be hosted by King Power International Group of Companies in Bangkok from 26-28 February 2014.

TFWA to assist with MEADFA Conference for a further two years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/13

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA will continue to work together to organise the annual MEADFA Conference.

MEADFA Conference highlights industry challenges and opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/13

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. Day Two featured an update on regulations and social media, and an interview with Colm McLoughlin on 30 years of Dubai Duty Free.

MEADFA covers African opportunities and airports of the future

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/13

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. MEADFA President Sean Staunton kicked off the conference by issuing a rallying call to the industry to reach out to African consumers.

ACI: International passenger traffic climbs by +5% in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2013, ACI has reported.

Selwyn Grimsley leaves Tourvest Duty Free after differences over strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/11/13

SOUTH AFRICA. Highly respected Tourvest CEO Selwyn Grimsley is seeking a new challenge after leaving his role of six years with the inflight specialist.

Dufry Group accelerates turnover growth with third quarter surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry grew its turnover by +14% in the first nine months of 2013 to CHF2,688.7 million (US$2.94 billion), with growth in Q3 of +21% year-on-year.

Global air travel demand continues upward trajectory in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/13

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger demand continued to grow in September, underlining the current “positive environment for air travel,” says IATA.

Pernod Ricard in Moroccan airport promotional drive with Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/10/13

MOROCCO. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has created pop-up bars in Casablanca and Marrakesh airports for an end-of-summer Ricard promotion.

Strong list of travel retailers contest Nairobi Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/13

KENYA. Ten travel retail companies have lined up to contest the tender for duty free operations in the new Terminal 4 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

TFWA addresses challenges ahead as Duty Free World Council takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Olympian Lord Coe, IAG airline boss Willie Walsh and TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen spoke at the TFWA World Exhibition conference.

Egyptian Airports Company issues duty free tender for Sharm el-Sheikh T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/10/13

EGYPT. Egyptian Airports Company (EAC) has launched the tender for the duty free concession in Terminal 1 at Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport.

Asia Pacific and Middle East drive international passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic climbed by +6.2% year-on-year in August, driven by double-digit increases in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Kenya Airports Authority issues duty free tender for Jomo Kenyatta T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/10/13

KENYA. The airport authority is looking for a duty free retailer at the new Terminal 4 facility, which will be ready to open by the end of the year.

IATA revises airline profits forecast for 2013, predicts surge in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/13

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has forecast rising airline profits amid improving economic sentiment and steady oil prices.

Digital delivery: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2013 issue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/09/13

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September, featuring reports from some of the world’s most exciting travel retail markets.

Indu World International strikes duty free deal for Djibouti seaport

Source: ©The 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.

New terminal inaugurated at SSR International Airport in Mauritius

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/13

MAURITIUS. Covering 56,900sq m and offering 2,200sq m of duty free space, the facility will double the hub’s capacity to 4.5 million passengers a year.