Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 23 September 2014

NEWS

Breaking news: Roberto Graziani steps down as Nuance President & CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Following Dufry's recent acquisition of The Nuance Group, Nuance’s President & CEO Roberto Graziani has agreed with the new owners to step down from his current position, after leading the global travel retailer for the past decade. UPDATED STORY with analysis of the Graziani years.

Dubai Duty Free completes repricing on loans worth US$2.5 billion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

UAE. The successful completion highlights “continued confidence” in Dubai Duty Free’s business and a strong performance in the past year, the retailer reports.

Grow non-aeronautical revenues to survive, urges TAV Airports President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

USA. TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Sener has argued that non-aeronautical revenues must be increased as airports face declining aviation income.

Keflavik Airport aims for commercial boost through CA+ solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

ICELAND. Keflavik International Airport has selected the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) solution to help boost its non-aeronautical revenues.

LS travel retail to open The Scoreboard sports store at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

CANADA. LS travel retail North America has been awarded a new sports store concession at Toronto Pearson International Airport T1 Domestic.

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day of conference proceedings. Hong Kong has been announced as next year's venue.

Areas completes Maryland highway project with Chesapeake plaza opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

USA. F&B operator Áreas has opened its second service plaza in Maryland and predicts a U$S1.8 billion turnover for both locations over the 35-year concession.

LS travel retail Roma adds Montblanc and Pandora boutiques at Fiumicino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

ITALY. The retailer has added two stores at Rome Fiumicino Airport Terminal 1, opening a concept store for Pandora and marking Montblanc's return to the airport.

Mondelez drives industry collaboration with launch of Trinity Engine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

In a major Trinity development, the leading confectionery supplier has launched an app intended to improve partnership across the travel retail value chain.

Birmingham Airport ties up with LS travel retail for new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

UK. LS travel retail has opened Hugo Boss, The Watch Collection, Eye Love, The Fashion Place and Discover England stores at Birmingham Airport.

European Court rejects Mastercard's final appeal over credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has claimed the decision as a ground breaking success in its fight for fairer transaction fees for the business.

Finavia opts to retain single terminal amid Helsinki Airport expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

FINLAND. The airport will extend under one roof rather than build a new terminal as it follows its plan to accommodate 20 million passengers by 2020.

The Trinity Forum 2014 talks consumers, concessions and quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

TAIWAN. Understanding consumer needs, overcoming the barriers to industry cooperation and a focus on commercial excellence were key themes on day one.

Aéroports de Montréal to call F&B tender for 17 locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

CANADA. The company is preparing to launch an international search for operators for several food & beverage outlets at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Dubai Duty Free wins twice in Gulf Business Industry Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UAE. The retailer has been named Retail Company of the Year and UAE Company of the Year in the 2014 instalment of the regional business awards.

Heathrow celebrates food-to-go milestone with London parks pod

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UK. London Heathrow is bringing the city’s parks to the airport as it celebrates 100% participation by tenants in its food-to-go policy.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September, featuring reports from some of the world’s most exciting travel retail markets.

SSP reopens iconic Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris Gare de Lyon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

FRANCE. The railway station restaurant has introduced a new logo and new menu after reopening following a major €4 million-plus restoration programme.

Taiwanese hospitality to the fore as The Trinity Forum kicks off in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 kicked off in style last night with the Opening Cocktail hosted by Taoyuan International Airport and sponsored by Tasa Meng.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

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.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

Guam tender dispute enters new stage as DFS files bid protest appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

GUAM. The previous incumbent at A.B. Won Pat Airport takes its appeal against the tender process to the Office of Public Accountability.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail makes two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Richard Cymberg is named Clients Management Director, while John Mangan becomes General Manager Travel Retail Europe-Middle East-Africa-India for L’Oréal.

Neutral trebles sales in new downtown Rivera store as mall opening nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

URUGUAY. The retailer has reported impressive early growth, with a bigger development to follow at the Uruguay-Brazil border location next year.

Westfield continues commercial transformation of LAX with T1 project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines and Westfield have begun a project to transform LAX T1, with 24 new dining and retail options.

What Nivea did next: the world’s largest skincare brand targets travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The future’s bright – and blue. Beiersdorf’s Sigmar Werz explains how the Nivea brand can anchor the under-developed masstige category in worldwide travel retail.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

Amsterdam Schiphol begins major Departure Lounge 2 expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to add space and commercial concepts as part of a lounge renovation to be finished next year.

Brisbane Airport Corporation and Shanghai Airports Authority sign MOU

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA/CHINA. The MOU reflects both parties' commitment to strengthening key relationships and boosting aviation links between Australia and China.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

DFS Group brings T Galleria brand to stores in Guam and Saipan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

MICRONESIA. The roll out of the new branding is accompanied by significant upgrades and supporting community projects at both locations.

Dubai Duty Free prepares for thrilling weekend of races at Newbury

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

UK. The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes will be a highlight as the retailer offers its traditional hospitality to visitors throughout the weekend.

HMSHost recognised by ACI for diversity practices in aviation industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. HMSHost has won Airports Council International-North America’s Inclusion Champion Award, which recognises successful diversity practices in aviation.

Hong Kong International Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

HONG KONG. Fuelled by strong demand during the summer season, Hong Kong International Airport posted +3.3% growth in passenger traffic in August.

JR/Duty Free opens newly upgraded Arrivals store at Darwin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The store's reopening marks the start of operations at the expanded areas of the airport, beginning with international arrivals at the western end.

LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Middle East and Asia Pacific airports show steady traffic growth in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. ACI Asia-Pacific has reported a +3.5% increase in Asia Pacific passenger traffic for the month of July, while Middle East traffic grew by +5.0%.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

TAV extends Istanbul footprint with stake in Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has acquired Limak's stake in the city's second airport and becomes a partner with Malaysia Airports Holdings.

The Moodie Report seeks experienced Reporter & Deputy Editor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

UK. An exciting opportunity for a talented, experienced journalist to join travel retail's leading publishing house, with a key role to play on the acclaimed Moodie e-Zine.

We Bought a Zoo author named keynote speaker of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Benjamin Mee, the man behind the bestselling book and Hollywood movie We Bought a Zoo, will be the keynote speaker of next week's Travel Retail Tradeshow.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

Heinemann & Nuance breakthrough for Primalac Goldmilk baby milk powder

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

Primalac Goldmilk baby powder, a new product targeted at the Chinese traveller, secures its first listings with Gebr Heinemann and The Nuance Group.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

Airmall upgrades Terminal E food court of Boston Logan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. The completed renovations included cosmetic updates to the food court as well as the installation of a new ‘Living Wall’ to help provide natural air filtration.

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

Bristol Airport tenders retail opportunities amid terminal expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. The airport is seeking retailers across several speciality categories to occupy space created by a recently approved terminal extension.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.