Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 24 October 2014

NEWS

ASUTIL and Free Shops Chamber launch Second Border Meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

URUGUAY. The regional border store industry is to gather for the Second Border Meeting on 12 November at the Rivera Casino & Resort in Rivera.

DFS donates five handbags to WiTr fundraiser as donations hit €13,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Women in Travel Retail (WiTr) has so far raised €13,000 for All As One, with DFS donating a further €8,000 worth of handbags to the silent auction.

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

WHSmith captures travel essentials concession at new Melbourne T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has been named as Melbourne Airport’s travel essentials partner for its new T4 development, with four stores set to open next July.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to more airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook, with events planned for December and April.

Auckland duty free decision early 2015 as five vie for prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport expects to make a decision on the awarding of its two duty free retail contracts in early 2015, the company revealed today.

Indonesia’s airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I creates retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INDONESIA. Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has created a new subsidiary called Angkasa Pura Retail, which will directly operate spaces at key airports.

Ryan Hill gets set for ‘The Last Desert’ charity race in Antarctica

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington's Ryan Hill is swapping Cannes for Antarctica as he prepares to take on 'The Last Desert' challenge in aid of the Snow Leopard Trust.

Saipan International Airport weighs up next move on duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

SAIPAN. Saipan International Airport is weighing up the next move on its master commercial concession, after it received submissions last week from stakeholders.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Kai Tak's retail rebirth; Lotte looms large in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine two very different but equally exciting retail propositions - and settings. Martin Moodie visits make a nostalgic return to Hong Kong's old airport Kai Tak where he discovers a very different type of transport, and retail, facility. And in Seoul, Melody Ng examines Lotte Duty Free's towering achievements at the vast Lotte World Mall.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

‘China’s Century’ conference set to take place in Shanghai in March 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

CHINA. The ‘China’s Century’ conference, organised by TFWA and APTRA, will be held 10-12 March 2015 in the Jing An Shangri-La Hotel in Shanghai, China.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Etat Libre d’Orange makes travel retail debut at Singapore Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

Subversive French fragrance house Etat Libre d’Orange has made its travel retail debut with The Shilla Duty Free, at Singapore Changi International.

MarketPlace Development opens first new outlets at LaGuardia Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

USA. Three fashion boutiques and new food & beverage outlets are the first in an ambitious programme from the airport retail developer.

ACI Asia-Pacific opens Small and Emerging Airports Seminar in Bali

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

BALI. The tenth annual event runs from 20-22 October with the theme ‘Navigating Aviation Growth and Challenges in Southeast Asia’.

AENA rejects World Duty Free Group approach to renegotiate at Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SPAIN. Airport authority AENA Aeropuertos has rebuffed an approach from World Duty Free Group to revisit its duty free concession terms at Madrid Barajas.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Dufry to sign Nairobi concession as final legal obstacle is cleared

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. The national airports authority has confirmed that it will sign a contract with Dufry after a late legal challenge from Suzan General Trading was dismissed.

Duty Free Philippines to open big Arrivals store at Manila T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

PHILIPPINES. “We will try to make this the best Arrivals shopping store in the region,” says the retailer's Chief Operating Officer Lorenzo ‘Enchong’ Formoso.

Global passenger traffic to more than double by 2034 says IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Traffic will grow by +4.1% a year on average to 7.3 billion according to the International Air Transport Association’s first 20-year forecast.

LS travel retail launches ‘next generation’ Aelia store in Marseille

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has launched what it calls the “next generation of duty free stores” with a pilot operation at Marseille Provence Airport.

L’Oréal bolsters US brands portfolio with Carol’s Daughter deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

L’Oréal USA is to acquire the Carol’s Daughter brand, in a deal that further enhances its US portfolio, which includes Kiehl’s, Urban Decay and Clarisonic.

On location in Seoul: Lotte showcases South Korea’s biggest duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has presented its new store at the Lotte World Mall to media from South Korea, Japan and China, plus The Moodie Report.

Regus Express business centre opens at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

UK. The business centre in the South Terminal arrivals area offers showers and breakfast as well as an open-plan lounge and meeting rooms.

Revlon appoints David Carvalho to senior travel retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

The experienced FMCG executive has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel Retail.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

UPDATED: Dufry signs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. As anticipated this morning, Dufry has signed the concession with Kenya Airports Authority to operate over 750sq m of space at the new Terminal 1A.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.

Airport promotions are missing the mark, new consumer research shows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL ICLP has revealed new research highlighting the opportunity in providing tailored and targeted communication of retail promotions.

Chinese and Hong Kong tax free spend in UK surges in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The start of the academic year has provided a boost for retailers as families accompany international students to the UK, according to Global Blue.

Excess Baggage Company launches London Heathrow web portal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The retailer and service provider’s new website allows passengers travelling from Heathrow to order products for home delivery or pre-book services.

Furla partners with Harrods for Heathrow and Gatwick airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

Furla's global travel retail expansion gathers pace with the opening of two new spaces within Harrods stores at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Miami International Airport plans duty paid premium cosmetics RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

USA. A new concession of 650-850sq ft will go to tender within a month if the mayor’s office approves plans made by Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

Nuance supports Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Nuance has teamed up with The Estée Lauder Companies to support the group’s high-profile Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign.

World Duty Free Group challenges Madrid duty free terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group is talking tough as it challenges the terms of its ‘Lot 1’ duty free retail concession at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport.

Etihad Airways promotes breast cancer awareness at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/14

UAE. The airline mobilises cabin crew to distribute pink ribbons and leaflets, while offering a mobile mammography screening unit for employees and employees’ wives.

Caribbean governments impose bans on travel from Ebola-stricken countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN. Several countries have banned arrivals from West African countries as governments fear the cost of containment and impact on tourism.

Informa acquires Middle East Exclusive organiser Channels Exhibitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UAE. Informa Middle East has acquired Channels Exhibitions, which runs the Middle East Exclusive regional travel retail exhibition.

m1nd-set launches online forum for passengers and travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The consumer research company has developed the forum to facilitate dialogue between travellers and the travel retail industry.

Maxxium donates £10,000 to WiTr’s All As One fundraising effort

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Women in Travel Retail (WiTr) has received a £10,000 donation from Maxxium towards its €25,000 target in aid of charity All As One.

New outlets and improved store design drive profit growth at WHSmith

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The convenience, books and gifts retailer has reported a +11% increase in trading profit for its Travel division for the year ended 31 August.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Tocumen Airport investigates irregularities in airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report, La Prensa - 17/10/14

PANAMA. Tocumen Airport has launched a review of 78 concessions granted by direct award during the previous administration, including some speciality stores.

Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta join 'next stage' for Heathrow Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport T5 will open a new luxury goods environment by Christmas, housing leading brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta.

Yves Saint Laurent showcases Or Rouge and Kiss & Blush

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

Yves Saint Laurent staged a number of animations in Asia earlier this summer, to promote its latest skincare launch, and new dual-function make-up product.

DFASS wins duty free concession for new long-haul LCC NokScoot

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

THAILAND. DFASS has been named the inflight duty free concessionaire for NokScoot, a joint venture between Thai carrier Nok Air and Singapore's Scoot.

DFS Group launches suit against Guam International Airport Authority

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

GUAM. The retailer returns to court in the long-running dispute after the Office of Public Accountability declined to accept its procurement appeal.

Heathrow Airport sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton interests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings is to sell its interest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie for £1,048 million.