Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 27 November 2014

NEWS

Chloé fragrance sales rise thanks to Coty hot air balloon event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

Coty has created an eye-catching balloon animation, to support its Chloé fragrance portfolio. It follows on from the brand’s ferris wheel and snow globe events.

Dufry strikes new deal at Rio de Janeiro Airport; plans to double retail space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

BRAZIL. Dufry has struck a new contract to operate duty free retail at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro until 2020. The deal, which was signed with airport company RIOgaleão, will deliver 8,000sq m of retail space at the location, double the current amount.

SSP reports like-for-like sales growth as underlying profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

UK. Food & beverage operator SSP Chief Executive Kate Swann hails a ‘good performance across the group’ for the year ended 30 September.

Best of Canada recognised at FDFA Gold Standard Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

CANADA. The Frontier Duty Free Association celebrated excellence across the country's duty free market at its 29th annual convention in Toronto last week.

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September.

TFS and Performa open premium passenger lounge at Mumbai Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

INDIA.The 30,000sq ft GVK Lounge, the first common-user facility in the world to be used just by premium passengers, opened at the airport this week.

Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal duty free bids due by end of March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. The delayed duty free tender for arguably the world's most ambitious airport terminal will be released later this week with bids due in by the end of March 2015.

Dubai Airport and Jack’s Bar & Grill to host airside music event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail, Brown-Forman and Dubai Airports are poised to host Dubai International's first airside music event, at Jack’s Bar & Grill.

Ever Rich makes first moves in e-commerce with Go Rich website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s newly launched website allows consumers to purchase Taiwanese specialities for delivery to countries across Asia.

Fortnum & Mason opens first airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UK. The iconic London retailer has opened a 1,000sq ft store at Terminal 5's new luxury area, with an in-store bar scheduled to open next month.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

Singapore Changi Airport buoyed by strong South Asia traffic in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew +1.9% to 4.49 million last month, with traffic to and from South Asia rising +14% on-year.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

World Duty Free Group shares rebound amid merger speculation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SPAIN. The retailer’s share prices has surged by more than +14% over the past ten days, with media speculation prompting a sharp hike late last week.

American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. American Express card users can receive statement credit on purchases at several UK airports through offers via location-sharing network Foursquare.

Auckland Airport bolsters fashion and beauty offer with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

NEW ZEALAND. Several new retailers have set up shop at Auckland Airport’s international departure area, including Saben, OPI, lolaandgrace and G-Factory.

Coty campaign support helps create new marine sanctuary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

Following the 2012 National Geographic Pristine Seas expedition to Gabon, waters in the region have just been declared the world’s newest marine protected area.

Kevin Baker recalls "extraordinary experiences" in My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

The Nuance Group's Global Head of Liquor reflects on his first wine experience, his finest and many in between in the latest instalment of our new series.

Qatar Duty Free opens two new Armani boutiques in fashion first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

DOHA. Hamad Airport welcomes the first Giorgio Armani airport boutique in the Middle East and the first Armani Junior airport boutique in the world.

Retailer prepares to host 22nd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free expects more than 125 players at the invitational competition, which has been bringing global industry colleagues together since 1993.

SSP to open M&S Simply Food outlet at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. The new 2,000sq ft store at Stansted is the ninth M&S Simply Food outlet operated by F&B specialist SSP and will open on Wednesday.

Dubai Duty Free sales hit US$1.53 billion in first ten months of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has reported sales of US$1.53 billion for the first ten months of 2014, and is pushing towards annual turnover of US$1.9 billion.

IDFS Morocco invests in new store on 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

MOROCCO. IDFS Morocco celebrates landmark with refurbishments and rebranding to strengthen the company and the brand for travellers.

Aéroports de Paris unveils luxury fashion area at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE. The new fashion area, located in Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2E Hall K, showcases four key brands: Cartier, Chanel, Dior and Hermès.

Bacardi launches 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Participants are invited to submit cocktail recipes for the annual event using at least one spirit from the Bacardi rum portfolio. Entries close on 12 January 2015.

Capture collaborates with LS travel retail on Aelia global rebrand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE/UK. The agency worked with the retailer to design and implement its new branding and store concept being tested at Marseille Provence Airport.

Global airports report strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Middle East and Africa recorded the biggest increases as growth accelerated in August, Airports Council International reports.

Jennifer Cords replaces Sebastian Clausen on APTRA board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Imperial Tobacco Corporate Affairs Manager Global Travel Retail Jennifer Cords replaces colleague Clausen on the board.

Media Frankfurt unveils biggest digital airport advertising space in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

GERMANY. The 100sq m screen outside Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport will be seen by 13 million terminal users a year. UPDATED WITH VIDEO.

Paradies outlets ‘Pay It Forward’ to military troops for Thanksgiving

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

USA. Paradies will thank active and retired military service men and women with free meals at its airport food & beverage outlets from 24-27 November.

Ryan Hill conquers the frozen continent for Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill has raised over £14,000 for the trust after completing 250km endurance race The Last Desert Challenge.

UK tax free spend down in October as Russian turmoil hits sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

UK. Russian visitors are no longer among the ten biggest tax free shopping nationalities in the UK, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

Gatwick Airport retail improvements boost spend as traffic surges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

UK. Passenger traffic grew by +8.0% in the six months to 30 September as recent investments across both terminals drove income per passenger higher.

Hudson Group reveals new retail concepts for LAX Terminal 6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

USA. The retailer has adapted its convenience concept for the terminal and will introduce the first ever Belkin electronics store at an airport.

LS travel retail pilots new Aelia Duty Free concept at Marseille Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has opened the first of its ‘next generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores with a pilot outlet at Marseille Airport’s low-cost mp2 terminal.

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.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: first photos of key industry gathering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

URUGUAY. First photos are at hand of the Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, which confronted new challenges in the border store sector.

ATÜ Duty Free signs contract for Salalah Airport master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. The retailer and Oman Airports Management Company have signed a 10-year contract for key commercial activities at the new airport.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.

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.

HMSHost donates US$25,000 to provide Coca-Cola to America’s troops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. HMSHost seeks to provide "that taste of home" and support traveling troops in over 30 United Service Organizations centres at airports across the nation.

Inflight Service Europe extends inflight retail agreement with SAS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service and Scandinavian carrier SAS have extended their inflight retail agreement, which includes onboard and pre-order services.

JCDecaux Singapore launches towering new digital media at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. JCDecaux Singapore has unveiled new digital media advertising landmarks at Changi Airport, which it claims are a first of their kind for airports.

King Power (HK) and Adidas capture branded store concessions at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. King Power International, a division of King Power Group (Hong Kong), and Adidas have captured the latest fashion concessions at Changi Airport T3.

Muscat Duty Free marks Oman’s National Day with in-store events

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free recently celebrated Oman’s 44th National Day with a series of in-store events and entertainment for travellers.

Rolling Luggage extends concession at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

UK. The luggage retailer will redevelop its stores across three terminals as part of the seven-year extension to its concession at London Heathrow Airport.

The Macallan Masters of Photography series continues with Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The celebrated portrait and fashion photographer Mario Testino brings a fresh style to the role as The Macallan's Master of Photography, the fifth in the series.

Travelex to make Polish debut at Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

POLAND. The global foreign exchange operator will open a Departures outlet and an Arrivals multi-currency cash machine at the airport this year.