Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 04 August 2015

NEWS

Bombay Sapphire plays starring role with Heinemann at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann’s duty free store at Sydney Airport is the Asia Pacific launchpad for a Bombay Sapphire gin line extension called Star of Bombay.

Flio takes flight: New Global airport App offers instant access to free Wi-Fi and money-saving deals on shopping & dining

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

UK. Underpinned by free, one-click Wi-Fi access, the FLIO App offers comprehensive airport information and exclusive shopping and dining offers. The concept has been developed by highly influential figures from the digital and airport sectors, including former BAA Group Retail Director Brian Collie.

RIOgaleão issues Requests for Proposals for 26 food & drinks outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

BRAZIL. The commercial transformation of Brazil's second biggest airport continues as the RIOgaleão consortium issues a RFP for 26 food & drinks concessions.

Sydney Airport begins transformation of Terminal 2 casual dining zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Travellers through Sydney Airport T2 can expect a "world class experience" in the new casual dining area as a big investment begins.

DFS Group set for ten more years at Kahului Airport in Hawaii

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA (HAWAII). DFS will invest at least US$2.75 million in improved commercial space and general airport facilities if final approval is granted for the extension.

HMSHost snaps up 14-outlet food & drinks contract at Tampa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA. HMSHost and joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman have been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport in Florida.

Qatar Duty Free teams with L’Oréal for pop-up fragrance installation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

QATAR. Oriental and occidental-style fragrances from five perfume houses will be showcased in a pop-up experience at Hamad International Airport in Qatar.

LVMH-owned Sephora makes global airport debut with Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Duty Free, in partnership with DFS, is opening two Sephora pop-up stores, the first ever at an airport for the LVMH-owned beauty specialist.

Amman Mayor Biltaji will deliver the keynote address at MEADFA 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Mayor of Amman, Akel Biltaji, will be making the keynote speech at this year’s MEADFA Conference, taking place in November.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Ex-DFS Regional President David Charles moves to Maui Divers Jewelry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

USA (HAWAII). Ex-DFS Hawaii Division Managing Director David Charles named President & CEO of Maui Divers Jewelry, after 26 years' service with DFS.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

LS travel retail Pacific to bring Bath & Body Works to Australia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific will debut beauty and fragrance brand Bath & Body Works at Sydney Airport’s domestic Terminal 2 later this year.

Moodie Foundation funding helps drive Cedars-Sinai ovarian cancer research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

USA. The Moodie Report Foundation's US$250,000 donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has helped to advance research projects into ovarian cancer.

Shilla posts strong H1 despite MERS and heavy Changi contract losses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +20.5% increase in sales for the second quarter of 2015 though operating profit decreased by -5.4%.

The Moodie Report names official charities; pledges US$100k to Hand in Hand for Haiti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

The Moodie Report unveils a new CSR programme, focused on (but not restricted to) two nominated charities, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

Abu Dhabi International maintains surging passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport posted a +17.2% leap in passenger traffic in the first half of 2015 to 11.1 million. India, the largest market, climbed by +57.8%.

JCDecaux partners with amusement park for swivelling motion art display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

HONG KONG. A JCDecaux Transport swivelling motion art display at Hong Kong airport is being used to promote Ocean Park’s tie-up with messenger app Line.

June's Chinese visitor figures to Korea underline severe impact of MERS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Like a runaway train suddenly going into sharp reverse, Chinese visitor numbers for June confirm the crippling travel retail impact of MERS.

Major retail and dining hub to open at London’s Paddington railway station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UK. Graphic renderings of how a new retail and dining hub at London’s Paddington station will look have been released by rail operator Network Rail.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

HMSHost and Lite Bite Foods team up in bid to win food & drinks contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INDIA. Lite Bite Foods and Autogrill-owned HMSHost have created a joint venture partnership with the aim of winning new contracts across India and Asia.

HMSHost and TV chef Susur Lee team up for Toronto Pearson venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

CANADA. TV chef Susur Lee has opened an Asian fusion restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport featuring new recipes created for travellers.

Wolford accelerates travel retail expansion with new strategy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

Austrian hosiery and lingerie brand Wolford has revealed its new travel retail development strategy as it looks to expand its presence in the channel.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Changi traffic edges ahead in June as new outlets open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

SINGAPORE. June was the busiest month of the year to date for Changi with some 4.7 million passengers using the airport, boosted by rebounding Thai traffic.

Currency and geopolitical factors hit DFS amid 'excellent' LVMH H1 showing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, posted organic revenue growth of +5% in the first half of 2015.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

LS travel retail opens Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

LS travel retail North America has opened Hugo Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s international terminal (Terminal D), with further stores planned.

Queensland-themed restaurant opens at Brisbane's International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia (ELRA) has opened a new bar and restaurant inside Brisbane Airport, featuring local dishes and wines.

Red Zero 7 to distribute Hush Heath's sparkling rosé on Saga Cruises

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Specialist travel retail and duty free distributor Red Zero 7 has confirmed a deal to supply Saga Cruises with Hush Heath's sparkling rosé.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Asia Pacific airlines post healthy rise in June passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Traffic figures for June from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines show a +5.9% increase in passenger numbers, and a +9.3% six-month rise.

Lotte set for early 2016 downtown duty free opening in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

THAILAND/SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free maintains its expansion drive with plans to open a major downtown store in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

The Moodie Blog: A new face for gourmet goods at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Premium Food Gate: The clunky name doesn’t give much away but that makes a visit to this destination store at Warsaw Airport all the more surprising.

The Moodie Report revamps editorial team; bids two fond farewells

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Jason Holland assumes the key role of Senior Editor while Colleen Morgan and Helen Pawson take on enhanced editorial roles.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Dufry prices €700 million Senior Notes to part fund WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. As anticipated, Dufry has priced senior notes for a total of €700 million to part fund its second blockbuster acquisition of recent times.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.