Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 29 May 2015

NEWS

ASUTIL 2015: delegate numbers up for next week’s conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL expects up to 350 delegates at its annual conference, which opens this Wednesday 3 June at the Westin Playa Bonita hotel in Panama City.

Hong Kong International tenders luxury boutique spaces in T1 East Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for two luxury boutiques in the Terminal 1 East Hall airside at Hong Kong International Airport.

LaGuardia Airport set to begin first phase of US$3.6 billion redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

USA. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners to undertake an overall redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Seeking crucial insights into the burgeoning airport commercial revenues sector? Then we have just the publication for you.

The Design Solution hails Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

IRELAND. The Design Solution has hailed the opening of ARI's Candy Cloud confectionery concept at Dublin Airport T1, for which it led the interior design.

Chanel and Heinemann celebrate N°5 Eau Première launch in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

DENMARK. Chanel partners with Gebr Heinemann in a spectacular activation at Copenhagen Airport to celebrate the launch of its new N°5 Eau Première, an airy and luminous fragrance which pays tribute to Coco Chanel’s lucky number. Designed to offer passengers an "immersive olfactory experience", the 100sq m zone is located in the Heinemann Tax Free Shop at international departures and will be in place until mid-June.

Japan, South Korea and Thailand lead Q1 tourism surge – new PATA report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Buoyed by the weak Yen, Japan's inbound tourism sector posts a startling +43.7% year-on-year rise in arrivals for the first quarter.

London City Airport survey reveals travel essentials for UK holidaymakers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

UK. The survey found local currency and perfume/deodorant to be top priorities for UK travellers, well ahead of travel plugs, books and international debit cards.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

Westfield reveals fresh details of LAX commercial transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

USA. Westfield has named a number of new brands that will appear as part of the commercial transformation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 6.

Dollar hits eight-year high against Yen as Hawaiian arrivals drop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA (HAWAII). The Dollar hits ¥123.13, its highest level against the Yen since July 2007 – bad news for DFS and other Japanese-focused retailers.

Gucci Cosmetics makes UK debut with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

UK. World Duty Free Group scores yet another beauty exclusive, as it introduces the Gucci Cosmetics Collection at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as VP of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA. HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing and overseeing key client relationships.

London Heathrow Terminal 5 unveils two-storey 'Statue of Liperty'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

UK. To promote the launch of a new lipstick report, London Heathrow Airport has created a two-story ‘Statue of Liperty’ tribute to New York City’s iconic landmark.

LS travel retail rolls out new shop concept in Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

POLAND. On 1 May LS travel retail opened three new ‘next-generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores in the new terminal one at Warsaw’s Frédéric Chopin Airport. These comprise an 800sq m fragrances and cosmetics boutique, a 500sq m store for liquor, tobacco, fine food and confectionery, and a multi-category arrivals store.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar tackles consumers and regional challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

NORDIC REGION. A high-quality Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2015 took place in Copenhagen on Wednesday, focusing on consumers in a key regional market.

Qatar Duty Free, DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS sweep 2015 DFNI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Duty Free a triple winner at the 2015 DFNI Global Awards, while DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS snare the Asia Pacific Awards.

Canadian government to invest C$30 million in new tourism campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

CANADA. The government of Canada has pledged its support for a major new tourism campaign, titled ‘Connecting America’, to attract more American visitors to Canada.

Lotte Duty Free hails success of 20th Family Festival in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SEOUL. Lotte Duty Free’s 20th Family Festival, which took place from 22-24 May, attracted around 112,000 participants and generated a spend of US$90 million.

Nivea and World Duty Free Group spin Wheel of Fortune in Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SPAIN. In March Nivea and World Duty Free Group invited passengers at Madrid to spin to win, as part of an eye-catching Wheel of Fortune promotion.

Tocumen Airport pushes for US$30 million lift in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

PANAMA. Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen SA (AITSA) is rolling out a raft of new commercial concessions as it seeks to increase income and profitability.

Victoria’s Secret to make Finnish debut at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

FINLAND. The leading lingerie and beauty retailer will open its first store in Finland later this summer as part of Finavia’s service reform at Helsinki Airport.

Chinese tourism to Korea booms amid race for duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. Surging Chinese tourism drives race for duty free licences in Seoul and Jeju. Now E-Land, in a noteworthy tie-up with Dufry, enters the fray.

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips on strong Swiss Franc effect

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and F&B) hit CHF44.5 million in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year.

Asia Pacific airlines decline in profitability in competitive market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific carriers have reported a net loss of US$50 million in 2014 as a result of stiff competition, excess capacity and the Asian currency volatility.

Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Blue Label boutique at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Johnnie Walker has launched its second multi-sensory Blue Label boutique, at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, with a focus on the brand's heritage and craftsmanship.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dufry hails luxury concession gains at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

FRANCE. Dufry has hailed its capture of nine new luxury and fashion stores at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, where it will operate under a seven-year agreement.

Duty Free Partners pushes niche strategy at Guadalajara and Tijuana

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

MEXICO. Duty Free Partners is pledging to continue its niche strategy following innovative openings at Guadalajara and Tijuana international airports.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Airports of Thailand non-aeronautical revenues up almost +10% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues, up +9.67% to THB8,855 million (US$263 million), were buoyed by a +12.3% rise in concession revenues during 1H2015.

Another Aussie airport first as Nespresso pops up in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

AUSTRALIA. A range of 23 Grand Cru coffees will enhance an already "exceptional" coffee offer says General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

Exchange rate declines weigh on retail spend at Bogota Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

COLOMBIA. Depreciation of Brazilian and Colombia currencies hits commercial revenues at Bogota El Dorado Airport, but expansion offers new opportunity.

Fraser Dunlop’s life to be celebrated as research fund is launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

UK. Announcing a celebration of Fraser Dunlop's life, the WDFG executive who defied medical wisdom and inspired friends, colleagues and fellow cancer sufferers.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Jihua Park concept provides a new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

CHINA. A new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese consumers is promised as the Jihua Park retail-to-leisure concept is developed across 35 locations.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Malaysia Airports retail campaign generates US$3.8 million in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

MALAYSIA. The 13-week 'Indulge & Relax' campaign, which gave away weekly trips to Bali, garnered close to 45,950 entries and raked in sales of more than RM13.5 million.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.