Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 March 2015

NEWS

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Shilla ‘the real winner’ of Incheon Airport duty free bid, claims leading analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free was the big winner in the recently concluded Incheon International Airport (IIA) duty free tender, according to leading analyst KDB Daewoo Securities Co. The analyst said that "Shilla has won licenses to the most coveted concessions at reasonable prices, thereby ensuring stable margins.”

World Duty Free Group offers by 'mid-March' – Reuters claim

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

ITALY. Reuters yesterday claimed that the Benetton family “expects binding offers” for its majority stake [via Edizione Holding] in World Duty Free Group by "mid-March".

Dubai International posts latest monthly traffic record in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

UAE. Dubai International began 2015 as it ended last year: with a record for monthly passenger traffic. The airport expects almost 80 million passengers in 2015.

LS travel retail captures key retail concession at Krakow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

POLAND. LS travel retail, through subsidiary HDS Polska, has won one of the key travel retail concessions at Krakow Airport’s new-look international terminal.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

Retail delivers solid performance for Vienna Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division posted a +2.2% year-on-year rise in revenue in 2014, driven by the shopping and gastronomy business.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

Bahrain Duty Free to sponsor ITF Tennis Bahrain F1 Futures tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free has underlined its support of the ITF Tennis Bahrain F1 Futures tournament, set to kick off on 23 March in Manama, Bahrain.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

ECR aims to drive airline ancillary revenues with launch of AirPoS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

UK. The new retail payments system will allow airlines to offer better service, gain greater transparency on inflight sales and boost ancillary revenues, says ECR.

Industry supports proposed Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

UK. Airport retailers, airlines, brands and trade associations have convened to discuss the viability of an Academy, following a recent industry questionnaire.

Inflight Sales Group inks deal to offer duty free retail on board Transaero

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

RUSSIA. The agreement with Russian travel services provider Aero Trade LLC will see the launch of duty free retail on board the Russian airline from 15 May.

Lucie Safarova beats Victoria Azarenka to win Qatar Total Open 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

DOHA. The professional Czech tennis player has bagged the biggest win of her career in the Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free sponsored tournament.

Oslo Airport issues major retail and food & beverage tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport has issued a major retail and food & beverage tender for a number of outlets in its arrivals and departures zones.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

South African Airways and Tourvest launch new online shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

SOUTH AFRICA. South African Airways and concessionaire Tourvest In-flight Retail Services have launched a newly designed Fly SAA Duty Free online shop.

TAV Operation Services captures Tunis Carthage advertising contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

TUNISIA. TAV Airports division TAV Operation Services has won the tender for the four-year advertising concession at Tunis Carthage Airport.

Tokyo Narita Airport marks opening of first Issey Miyake boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport has welcomed the opening of its first Issey Miyake boutique, featuring Pleats Please and Bao Bao, located airside in Terminal 1.

Unilever inks deal to acquire British skincare brand REN

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

Unilever has further bolstered its prestige beauty brand portfolio with the acquisition of REN, regarded as a pioneer within the naturals category.

Big boost for Lotte Duty Free as it wins new Jeju downtown licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free wins new duty free licence for Jeju, beating off competition from The Shilla Duty Free and Booyoung Group, we can reveal.

Eye Airports unveils world-first advertising screen at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. The 12-metre curved screen is part of an £8 million investment spanning London Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Bristol and Newcastle airports.

Humberside Airport parking revenue surges with AeroParker programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

UK. In the six months from July 2014 the English airport saw a +12.5% year-on-year increase in parking revenue using AeroParker’s pre-book system.

IAADFS 2015 to welcome more than 35 new or returning exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. The annual trade show will see nearly 200 companies exhibiting this year, of which over 35 are making their first appearance or returning after an absence.

Incheon rebids Charmzone duty free space; results due in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The country's small & medium enterprises are learning that duty free retailing has a high cost of entry after another embarrassing failure.

LS travel retail raises more than €200,000 for Action Against Hunger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Mobilising its vast network of retail stores in France, Switzerland and the UK, LS travel retail has raised €208,017 towards the elimination of hunger and malnutrition.

Passenger traffic growth at Thai airports returns to positive levels

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

THAILAND. Passenger traffic trends continue to improve in Thailand, with international passenger numbers reaching 5.47 million in January, up by +13.69%.

World Duty Free completes acquisition of final HMSHost concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. World Duty Free Group has completed the acquisition of the remaining three concessions (comprising 45 stores) from HMSHost’s travel retail division.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Charmzone withdraws Incheon bid; another blow for SME tender concept

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Charmzone, the Korean cosmetics house awarded a Small & Medium Enterprise duty free contract at Incheon International Airport, pulls out.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

Decision imminent as Lotte and Shilla compete for Jeju duty free licence

Source: The Moodie Report, Yonhap News Agency - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The two retailers, plus Booyoung Group, have submitted bids for a five-year downtown duty free licence on Jeju Island, The Moodie Report confirms.

Muscat Duty Free partners Ministry of Education in student art contest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has given away OMR600 (US$1,560) and 15 laptops in an art contest for students, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

World Duty Free Group hails German debut in Düsseldorf

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

GERMANY. It's a red-letter day for World Duty Free Group as it marks the official opening of its operations at Düsseldorf Airport and the unveiling of a new retail brand.

Denver International posts all-time high concessions sales in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

USA. Denver Airport generated more than US$322.8 million in gross concessions revenue in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of record sales.

Ken Tse joins ambitious LS travel retail Pacific in key operations role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

AUSTRALASIA. Singapore's loss is Australasia's gain as LS travel retail Pacific appoints Ken Tse as Head of Operations – Duty Free & Luxury. UPDATED.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February/March, brought to you via our acclaimed digital format and packed with compelling stories.

Lotte Duty Free launches official website for Indonesian operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDONESIA. Lotte Duty Free Indonesia's official website offers information on its downtown and airport stores, shopping guides as well as customer services.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

Westfield and Hudson Group revamp New York JFK Terminal 8

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

US. Eight new shops – including Victoria’s Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at New York JFK International Terminal 8.

Joe DiDomizio underlines commitment to school dropout prevention

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

USA. The Hudson Group President & CEO has joined the Communities In Schools Board of Directors in a bid to change the image of education across America.

Maui Jim expands link with tennis as Official Eyewear of ATP World Tour

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Maui Jim has signed a three-year contract as Official Supplier of the ATP World Tour, as well as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 arena in London.

Michael Edwards launches 31st Edition of Fragrances of the World

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Fragrance expert Michael Edwards has published the 31st edition of his Fragrances of the World guide, widely regarded as the fragrance industry ‘bible’.

Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi Airport surges over +20% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

UAE. Passenger movements at Abu Dhabi International Airport continued its strong growth trend in January 2015, with an increase of +20.7% to 1.89 million.

WDF Group share price surges amid talks of Dufry, Lotte and LS interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group shares shoot up again Tuesday on the back of intense speculation that a divestment is imminent.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

DFASS to open Duty Free Express Arrivals store in Bogotá

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

COLOMBIA. The new store at El Dorado International Airport affirms DFASS’s strategy to expand its footprint at key international airports around the globe.

Heathrow Airport posts 1.5% rise in net retail income per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Heathrow Airport retail income climbed by +2.4% to £503 million in 2014. Income to the airport from duty and tax free operations climbed by +1.6%.

Moodie Jobs: Penha Duty Free seeks Island Retail Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Penha Duty Free is seeking an Island Retail Manager via Moodie Jobs, the travel retail channel's fast-growing and acclaimed recruitment service.