Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 03 September 2014

NEWS

Canadian airport duty free sales surge in July; land border sales up over +1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

CANADA. Canadian duty free sales saw positive growth in July, with airports posting sales growth of +20% and land border stores seeing sales increases of +1.09%.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.7% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport for July, with the total hitting 1.7 million.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).

LVMH announces passing of former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's leading luxury brand, has died, aged 66, following a long struggle with illness.

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations amid growth drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

UK Airports Commission rules out Thames Estuary airport proposal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UK. The Airports Commission rules out building a new airport in the Thames estuary, meaning an expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airport.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

JR/Duty Free opens ‘world class duty free precinct’ at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

AUSTRALIA. James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its new walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

Regus to open drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

DENMARK. The business services and workspace company will open a drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 this year.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

The day the duty free world changed: CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. Monday marked a red-letter day for China Duty Free as it celebrated the Grand Opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was in Haitang Bay, bringing you first-hand coverage of the celebrations as the world's biggest duty free complex opened for business. UPDATED WITH MORE PICTURES.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

DFS Group set to give travellers the First Class Beauty treatment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. "The ultimate beauty shopping experience." That's how DFS describes one of its biggest-ever global campaigns, set to roll out next month.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Spanish government initiates tender for 21% stake in airports group AENA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

SPAIN. The Spanish government, through holding company ENAIRE, today launched a tender to sell a 21% stake in national airports company AENA.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Inflight retail in focus following Delta move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The trade’s only multimedia magazine assesses the challenges facing inflight retail following Delta's move to cease duty free operations.

World Wide Money Exchange opens upgraded units at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

USA. Foreign exchange services provider World Wide Money Exchange has opened three new locations at Denver Airport, where it has operated since 1995.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to increase by +50% in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Visitors and returning Korean travellers will be granted an increased inbound duty free allowance of US$600 from 5 September.

Mumbai Port Trust tenders duty free store at international cruise terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INDIA. The company is seeking a duty free retailer at Mumbai International Cruise Terminal to manage the business under an 11-month contract.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Belfast International Airport appoints Graham Keddie as Managing Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

UK. Belfast International Airport has named experienced aviation executive Graham Keddie as its new Managing Director, effective 1 September.

Changi Airport unveils growth programme to cement air hub status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is committing S$100 million (US$80 million) to the Growth and Assistance Incentive (GAIN) programme over the next year.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

JCDecaux launches mobile charging digital stations across key US airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

JCDecaux has partnered Verizon to roll out 169 new mobile charging digital stations at four major US airports, providing an essential service to 193 million travellers.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

Auckland Airport lifts FY2014 revenues by +6%, retail climbs by +2.2%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport grew total revenue by +6.1% in the year to 30 June 2014, with retail revenues up +2.2% to NZ$127 million (US$105.9 million).

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Puerta del Sur confirms ten-year extension at Montevideo Carrasco

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

URUGUAY. The government has formally extended Corporación América subsidiary Puerta del Sur’s management contract at Montevideo Carrasco until 2033.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

A.T. Cross Company to acquire Sheaffer in US$15 million deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

USA. In big breaking news, A.T. Cross Company has signed an agreement with Bic Group to purchase fine writing instrument brand Sheaffer.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.