Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 21 August 2014

NEWS

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Sydney Airport shortlists three in duty free tender; retail revenues grow +7.4% in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in one of the year’s biggest duty free tender competitions. Meanwhile retail revenues for the first half of the year have grown by +7.4%; total revenues grew by +5.7% and net profit more than doubled as passenger numbers grew by +2.3%.

Big issues, big names dominate powerful Trinity Forum 2014 agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

TAIWAN. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch are the latest additions to a powerful line-up.

Dubai Duty Free to reprice US$2.5 billion in loan arrangements

Source: Reuters; The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

UAE. The repricing of two loans worth US$2.5 billion, reported by Reuters and confirmed by The Moodie Report, reflects the favourable loan market in the UAE.

Finnair Travel Retail head takes top role at tour operator subsidiary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

FINLAND. Timo Kousa has become Managing Director of Aurinkomatkat Suntours alongside his role as Finnair Travel Retail Managing Director.

Global Exchange to offer currency services at Guayaquil airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

ECUADOR. The rapidly growing foreign exchange company will operate two outlets at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

Old Chang Kee makes Changi Airport debut with Curry Times

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 20/08/14

SINGAPORE. Established catering brand Old Chang Kee makes its Changi debut with the all-day casual dining restaurant at Terminal 3.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

Sprint-Cass captures Changi T1 consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

SINGAPORE. Electronics specialist retailer Sprint-Cass has captured a new consumer technology concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Strong sales growth for Andrew Peller Ltd as Peller Estates sweeps awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

The company has reported strong sales performance for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, as it celebrates several award wins for Peller Estates Icewines.

Vienna Airport profit grows as currency weakness hits Russian and Turkish spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

AUSTRIA. Slower spending from key passenger groups dented retail and food & beverage revenues at Vienna Airport, up by just €0.4 million.

WHSmith opens four stores at new London Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UK. The retailer's stores at the new terminal cover 11,000sq ft and feature WHSmith’s latest design concepts as well as extended payment zones.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.

Javier Brandwain announces departure from Flemingo International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

LATIN AMERICA. Javier Brandwain is leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean of Flemingo International.

King Power and Shilla/Sky Connection named preferred bidders in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

CHINA (MACAU). The retailers are reliably understood to have been named preferred bidders for the airport's duty free concessions.

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

Travel retail outperforms for Estée Lauder Companies in fiscal year 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

The beauty supplier has reported strong progress in travel retail, outpacing good growth in group sales and a solid increase in global passenger traffic.

Auckland Airport duty free tender attracts ten interested parties

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Interest is mounting in the Auckland Airport duty free tender after the Request for Proposals was released on 21 July. Bids close in October.

Airline Retail Conference set to expand to Latin America in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

UK. The Airline Retail Conference (ARC) is expanding to Latin America with the launch of the inaugural ARC Latin America in Mexico City on 27–29 January 2015.

Chinese shoppers buck the trend in Q2 with +9% rise in total tax free spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. China was the only leading outbound tourist nation not to record a drop in total tax free spending during the second quarter of 2014.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

'World first' as London Heathrow opens Personal Shopping Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport has announced the opening of what it says is the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport, at its new Terminal 2.

Copenhagen Airport posts new record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in July, hitting 2.6 million – a new all-time record for the location.

EDA Australasia strikes up partnership with Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. EDA Australasia further extends its 15-year partnership with Coty Australia by undertaking a range of new projects for Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific.

Tumi continues to support British Heart Foundation for third year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

Tumi is offering a 'Trade In & Trade Up' deal with a -20% discount on selected purchases, with all profits going towards the support of research into heart disease.

Abu Dhabi International Airport first-half traffic grows almost +20%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

UAE. Total passengers at Abu Dhabi International Airport grew by +19.4% to 9.48 million during the first half of 2014, with +21.4% growth in June alone.

Air France-KLM Chairman and CEO confirmed as TFWA keynote speaker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Air France-KLM Chairman and CEO Alexandre de Juniac has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year's Cannes conference.

Airports of Thailand buoyed by Q3 non-aeronautical revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

THAILAND. Total revenues at Airports of Thailand fell -6.37% in Q3 2014, but non-aeronautical revenues surged ahead with +6.7% growth in the period.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading honoured for service quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd is one of 633 companies to be named among the list of China Quality Integrity Enterprises for 2014.

DFA poised to retain Washington airports’ duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

USA. Duty Free Americas (trading as Dulles Duty Free LLC) was the highest bidder in the duty free tender for Washington's two airports.

Heinemann enters Indonesian travel retail with new Surabaya stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INDONESIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific opens two new stores - Surabaya Duty Free and Bon Bon Voyage - with Plaza Bali at Juanda International Airport.

Mandy Sime to leave The Moodie Report; Melody Ng promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Mandy Sime, long-time Commercial Director at The Moodie Report, is retiring from travel retail publishing this month to devote her time to her young family.

Middle East continues to lead passenger traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Middle Eastern airports have posted strong passenger traffic growth of +9% in the first half of 2014, while Asia Pacific airports grew by +5%.

Bidders line up for duty free mega-tender at new Istanbul Grand Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TURKEY. Some of the world’s leading travel retailers are preparing their offers for one of the world’s biggest duty free bids, at Istanbul’s new airport.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; ECNS.cn - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.

Ever Rich hosts Hello Kitty community event at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop invites children from rural areas and single parent families to a Hello Kitty-themed community event at Taoyuan International Airport.

Frankfurt Airport records busiest month ever with July traffic gains

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled close to 5.9 million passengers in July, (+2.3% year-on-year), making it the busiest month ever in the airport’s history.

Fraport receives building permit for new Terminal 3 at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport has received building permission for the new T3. Phase 1 will serve up to 14 million passengers per year.

Sydney Airport hosts campaign as 'Australia’s busiest coffee hub'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

AUSTRALIA. This month Sydney Airport is running the Joy of Coffee campaign, marking its claim to be Australia’s biggest location for coffee sales.

Bahrain Duty Free sales surge in first half; profits fall marginally

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex has reported a +10.6% year-on-year sales surge in H1 2014, to US$36.5 million, though profits dipped by -1.7%.

Dubai Duty Free hosts showpiece Shergar Cup racing event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

UAE.The Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup took place on 9 August, with Team Europe capturing the leading international jockeys’ challenge at Ascot racecourse.