Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 11 February 2016

NEWS

Mohit Lal named CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail amid restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard places an even greater focus on travel retail, "a priority distribution channel", by creating the new position of CEO, Global Travel Retail. Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Asia, takes the reins in this newly created position, which aims to "reinforce coordination" between the three travel retail divisions. The move is part of a wider restructure at the drinks group and is effective from 1 July.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Brisbane Airport issues RFP for Domestic Terminal advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is seeking proposals from media companies for advertising in the southern end of its Domestic Terminal Building.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Miami International Airport launches ‘personal travel assistant’ app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

USA. Geolocation technology will enable turn-by-turn, blue-dot navigation while customised shopping and dining suggestions will be offered.

Narita reopens renovated 5th Avenue duty free and fashion stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

JAPAN. Two duty free stores and three fashion boutiques in Tokyo Narita Airport’s Terminal 2 reopen after remodelling that allows bigger product ranges.

Safilo Group announces pioneering five-year eyewear collaboration with Swatch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. In major breaking news, a powerful partnership is revealed that will see Safilo and Swatch co-design Swatch branded eyewear.

Bahrain Duty Free reveals record revenues and profits for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free hits US$77 million in sales in 2015 (+3.3%), with net profit climbing by +4.4% to US$23.7 million, the retailer has revealed.

Belfast International supports local charity with ‘left-behind’ toiletries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. Thousands of shampoos, creams, deodorants, pastes and gels, discarded by passengers at Belfast International Airport, are distributed to people in need.

China Duty Free Group reveals plans for third Cambodian store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group says its next off-airport store will offer a much expanded range of brands and categories.

Denver International posts all-time passenger traffic record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

USA. Denver International Airport set a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2015, of 54 million, as it marked its 20th year of operations.

Manchester Airport’s T2 Escape Lounge to get £1.6 million upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. The size of the luxury lounge will be increased by more than a third, raising capacity to 212 passengers. A kitchen and bar will also be added.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago names Hayden Newton as GM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Tasked with implementing the authority’s strategic plan, he has been acting in the position of General Manager for more than two years.

Atlanta Airport tops 100 million passenger mark for first time in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport for the 18th year, becoming the first airport to top the 100 million passenger mark.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

Brisbane Airport raises glasses to celebrate the promise of 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport hosted 400 business partners to a Raise Glasses function on 4 February to profile a strong 2016 and celebrate its 2015 achievements.

Champion golfer Danny Willett conducts Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

UAE. Englishman Danny Willett conducted the latest Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Draw following victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

Dallas Fort Worth International awards host of concession contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, Rodeo Bar and Belgium Beer Café are among the food & beverage outlets to have been granted approval.

Dublin Airport Authority raises €240,000 for three Irish charities in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

IRELAND. The latest fundraising efforts mean that DAA staff and supporters have donated more than €1.7 million to 15 Irish charities over the past nine years.

The Estée Lauder Companies reports "excellent" second quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda hails "excellent" performance despite currency headwinds and softness in some regions.

Viking Line exclusively launches Wolfburn in Nordics in travel retail first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

NORDIC REGION. Distribution agreement marks the first time a Scotch single malt whisky brand has launched exclusively in a travel retail sector.

Qatar Duty Free marks Chinese New Year with promotions and discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free opens its Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering special promotions and discounts of up to -20%.

Sydney Airport reveals premium food and dining brands for T1 City View

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport will feature a Wolfgang Puck bistro among five premium dining brands just announced for its T1 City View precinct.

ACI Europe reports strong passenger traffic growth of +5.2% in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

EUROPE. Positive momentum created by economic conditions in the Eurozone, low oil prices and loose monetary policy to "persist for most of 2016".

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

DFASS airline concession partners win big at this year’s ISPY event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. As well as taking home 14 of the available 29 awards, DFASS assisted its partner airlines in a variety of challenges and workshops.

Ever Rich kicks off Chinese New Year festivities at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

TAIWAN. The retailer is embracing the festive Chinese New Year spirit with a series of promotions and engaging events at Taoyuan International.

Fraport and Lufthansa join forces to expand digital shopping at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. An online shopping platform for departing passengers is the first to launch at the airport’s lounges, with inflight services to follow later this year.

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

Growth in rare whisky market in 2015 exceeded all forecasts, says analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Rare whisky “significantly outperformed” many other asset classes – including wine and gold – to record a strong year in 2015.

HKIA unveils retail & catering offer for Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

Incheon Airport plots duty free tenders for T2; confirms SkyTeam carriers move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is planning to issue its Request for Proposals for the duty free concession at the new Terminal 2 in August or September, and bidders will then have at least 60 days to prepare their submissions. In an important related development, IIAC has confirmed that Delta, KLM and Air France will join Korean Air as airline tenants at the new terminal.

Lagardère Travel Retail agrees to sell its Belgium operations to bpost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

BELGIUM/FRANCE. Company's focus remains on growth businesses as exit from press distribution and integrated retail continues with latest divestment.

Lotte Duty Free confirms major new downtown store opening in Osaka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

JAPAN. South Korean travel retailer Lotte Duty Free will open a 4,400sq m downtown duty free shop next year in Osaka's Namba district.

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

Demand for air travel in 2015 strongest in five years, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased +6.5% last year compared to 2014 with all regions experiencing positive growth, according to IATA.

Dubai Duty Free launches Chinese New Year 20% discount promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

UAE. Traditional-styled retail areas will house the top 25 popular products for Chinese customers as festive celebrations get underway at Dubai International.

Ever Rich adds Kate Spade and MCM to fashion offer at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

TAIWAN. Two MCM outlets and a Kate Spade store join Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s fashion offer at Taoyuan International Airport.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Norwegian records +9% growth in passengers carried in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

NORWAY. Increase in passengers is attributed to international expansion, including continued UK growth, and new domestic flights in Spain.

Paradies Lagardère unveils speciality concepts at New York JFK’s Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Paradies Lagardère officially launched its So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard speciality stores at New York JFK International on Tuesday.

South Korea introduces tax refund scheme for overseas visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The government's move to introduce instant tax refunds on certain goods for tourists prompts mixed reactions in South Korea's duty free community.

Sydney Airport combines digital and decorations for Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Digital game hosted on new WeChat channel gives passengers the chance to win shopping vouchers to spend at Heinemann’s tax and duty free store.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

FILTR appoints Charlotte Hamel as Strategy & Consulting Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

IRELAND. Hamel, who has held roles at Luxottica and L’Oréal, will be based at FILTR’s newly created European office in Dublin, Ireland.

Global Exchange opens branches at Geneva and Billund airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

DENMARK/SWITZERLAND. The travel money services provider has invested €2 million on five new locations in Switzerland and Denmark.

Hong Kong Airlines’ delight at capturing ISPY Airline of the Year award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

HONG KONG. Professional training initiatives and the introduction of a Brand Ambassador scheme helped airline scoop one of the top prizes at ISPY2016.

Hyderabad airport launches movie download service for onboard viewing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

INDIA. Passengers can now download movies in three minutes at the airport to watch during their flights using an entertainment Wi-Fi hotspot.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.