Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 March 2015

NEWS

Dufry acquisition of World Duty Free creates travel retail superforce

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry's acquisition of a 50.1% shareholding in World Duty Free Group means that the retailer will control around one-fifth of sector sales.

Qatar Duty Free opens new stores from Bazaar, Blush, PSG and Bein Sports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/15

QATAR. A quality quartet of specialist stores adds further lustre to one of the world's leading airport shopping experiences.

Dufry swoops to acquire 50.1% in World Duty Free Group for €1.3 billion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In huge breaking news, Dufry Group has struck a deal to acquire 50.1% of World Duty Free Group, held by the Benetton family through its Edizione and Schema34 holdings. The sale price is €1.3 billion or the equivalent of €10.25 per WDFG share. Edizione said: "The integration with Dufry presents a strong strategic rationale, creating the world’s leader in the travel retail sector.” Watch out for our constantly updated news over the next 24 hours.

Aer Rianta International announces major executive team reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

IRELAND. ARI has announced a restructuring of its senior executive team, reflecting what it says is “a more growth-orientated operating model”.

ATÜ Duty Free confirmed as Houston Airport concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

USA. The JV between TAV Airports Holding and Gebr Heinemann-led Unifree Duty Free, wins the duty free concession at George Bush International Airport.

Easter extravaganza at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

HONG KONG. Giant M&M’s mascots dressed as security guards, Easter bunnies and musical performances are all part of the Easter shopping celebrations.

ACI unveils latest concession management course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

INTERNATIONAL.The course is designed both for experienced personnel and new recruits seeking to enhance their knowledge of planning and managing airport concession programmes.

Gebr Heinemann acquires 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group sells a 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail to Gebr Heinemann, forging a joint venture at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

SSP UK opens first James Martin Kitchen at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

UK.The leading food & beverage operator has opened the first ever James Martin Kitchen as part of its seven-year contract with Manchester Airports Group.

The Moodie Report Interview: ACI Europe chief Olivier Jankovec

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec talks about the importance of commercial revenues to airports amid a tough economic environment.

Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas to depart for UK defence role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas steps down to become Chief Executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

Incheon International Airport awards three SME duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport awards three of its four small & medium-sized enterprise duty free concessions, after a re-tender.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Luxair names Dutyfly Solutions as inflight retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

LUXEMBOURG. Dutyfly Solutions, the joint venture between Aelia and Servair, has captured the inflight retail contract for Luxair, following a tender.

American Airlines suspends duty free sales amid DFASS ‘disagreement’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

USA. American Airlines has ceased the sale of duty free on selected international flights due to “a contractual disagreement" with inflight concessionaire DFASS.

British brand Reiss returns to Heathrow Terminal 5 with new design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

UK. The British fashion brand opened its new store at T5 last week and is set to use the same design concept in stores in Toronto and New York.

Gebr Heinemann launches new mobile app for consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has launched a new mobile app, with a range of new functions and information about shopping with Heinemann Duty Free.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

London Supply wins key new 30-year Santa Cruz concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

ARGENTINA. London Supply has been awarded the concession to operate the Free Zone of Rio Gallegos and Caleta Olivia, in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Passenger traffic surges at Abu Dhabi International Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International leapt by +21.5% in February, with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Manila, Doha and Jeddah the leading routes.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

Spirits group Edrington creates new European travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Spirits company Edrington has announced the creation of Edrington European Travel Retail, replacing its joint venture with Beam Suntory, Maxxium Travel Retail.

Travel and tourism set to boost contribution to global economy in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel and tourism's contribution to global GDP will grow by +3.7% in 2015, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Hainan offshore duty free categories expanded amid sales boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 20/03/15

CHINA. In a further boost to Hainan Island’s booming offshore duty free sector, the number of categories able to be sold under the policy increases from 17 to 38.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Chablis to Craggy Range: Martin Moodie looks back on an epic Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie features in the latest instalment of our popular column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Rémy Cointreau GTR creates bespoke Rémy Martin Cognac for DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail and DFS Group celebrate their partnership with the launch of Rémy Martin XO Touzac, created exclusively for the travel retailer.

Safe Skies set to showcase luggage solutions at Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Safe Skies' Luggage Lock technology has been approved for use by security and customs authorities at Australian, Israeli and Canadian airports.

Samsonite maintains momentum to deliver strong 2014 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Worldwide growth in travel and tourism helped Samsonite deliver double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth for the fifth consecutive year in 2014.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Brown-Forman names Marshall Farrer to head global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

Marshall Farrer has been named as Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Managing Director. He will replace Jim Perry, who expands his emerging markets role.

Fredrik Lindh acquires Yngve Bia’s Generation Research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

SWEDEN. Generation Research, the pioneering travel retail research company formed by Yngve Bia 36 years ago, has been acquired by Fredrik Lindh.

Hong Kong International Airport set for three-runway system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

HONG KONG. The third runway and corresponding facilities – scheduled for completion by 2023 – will expand the airport capacity by 30 million passengers.

Key commercial partners capture Schiphol Consumers Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group’s leading business partners captured many of its Consumers Awards last week, across a range of categories.

Middle East & Asia Pacific airports post strong January traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. The regions' airports started 2015 as they left off last year, each posting strong passenger growth, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport issues jewellery & watches retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has launched an open call for tenders for jewellery & watches retail concessions at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

Otto Ambagtsheer to leave senior commercial role at Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group Managing Director Business Area Consumers Otto Ambagtsheer is to leave the company in May for a new role.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

Sean Staunton renews term as MEADFA President; new board elected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has named Sean Staunton as President for a further two-year term and elected a new board.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.