Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 30 January 2015

NEWS

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

Dufry exercises option to buy 20% from Brazilian minority partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has exercised its option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas for CHF148 million (US$162.5 million) from minority partner Brasif Group.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

Singapore Changi Airport crosses 54-million passenger mark in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

SINGAPORE. Despite overcapacity issues and depressed yields facing the aviation industry in the region, passenger traffic at Changi grew +0.7% to 54.1 million in 2014.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% today, hitting €9.59 in trading by late afternoon amid intense market speculation of a deal. Talk of a divestment by the controlling Benetton family (through Edizione Holding) has circulated since last September when World Duty Free Group announced that it was intent on “pursuing business combinations with other operators”.

APTRA focuses on core priorities as membership and revenues grow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. New training seminars, additions to its Duty Free & Travel Retail Database and topical research studies are high on the association’s agenda.

Chinese Ambassador opens Qatar Duty Free's Chinese Pavilion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

QATAR. The 180sq m Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport was officially opened today by Chinese Ambassador to Qatar His Excellency Gao Youzhen.

DFS to host TFWA China’s Century Conference gala dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

CHINA. The luxury travel retailer will host the dinner – regarded as the social highlight of the conference – at Shanghai's Jing An Shangri-La Hotel on 11 March.

From Villa Maria to Voga sparkling wine: Liz Woodland's Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

Industry stalwart Liz Woodland shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 27 January: Flagging up a Swiss currency crisis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. A packed edition of our weekly e-Zine examines the travel retail fall-out from Switzerland's abolition of the Franc's cap against the Euro.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

Condor Ferries welcomes Condor Liberation to its ferryboat fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UK. The new ferry is scheduled for a late March launch following the completion of internal fittings, which will include a duty free shop and a range of dining outlets.

Dubai International seizes number 1 spot for international passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UAE. 70.47 million passengers recorded in 2014, 79 million projected in 2015. Is there any stopping the runaway – and runway – success story that is Dubai International?

ETRC looks to the future after record Business Forum attendance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

BELGIUM. The 2015 Forum focused on the effect of the single market in duty free and travel retail, attracting more than 75 member companies and association representatives.

Gebr Heinemann stages Crew Engagement Masters airline event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has hosted its first Crew Engagement Masters event in Hamburg, which was attended by 18 representatives of international airlines.

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

International tourism rises +4.7% in 2014; +3-4% growth projected in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over 1.1 billion tourists travelled abroad in 2014, according to the UNWTO, with 2015 set to be a solid year despite several market challenges.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail goes Platinum at 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Nuance unveils new luxury beauty store at Geneva Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Nuance has unveiled a new state-of-the-art beauty store at Geneva Airport. The three brands featured are IOMA, Tom Ford Beauty and La Prairie.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

Abu Dhabi Airport posts record passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

UAE. 20 million passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals in 2014, up more than +20% over the previous year.

Fairn & Swanson sues government bureau for loss of warehouse licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson has sued the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, after its export warehouse permit was terminated.

World Duty Free Group shares rise on private equity interest rumours

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Il Sole 24 Ore; Reuters - 26/01/15

ITALY. Travel retailer's stock rises +3.01% to €8.89 in early trading today following a report that private equity funds KKR and CVC are eyeing a stake in the company.

Xhibit Corp seeking to sell SkyMall after it files for bankruptcy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Inflight retailer goes bankrupt, citing a highly competitive industry and increased use of electronic devices and Wi-Fi on planes as key reasons for decline.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

Puig and the house of Nina Ricci reveal fragrant new L’Extase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

As revealed via The Moodie Report’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds, last night in Paris Puig and Nina Ricci unveiled a new fragrance called L’Extase.

Rémy Cointreau reports uptick in Rémy Martin sales in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Organic sales decline in Asia Pacific has eased markedly over the past few months, with total 3Q sales reaching €269.1 million and sales of Rémy Martin up +0.4%.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

London Supply raises US$645,848 at annual charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

URUGUAY. London Supply hosted its 11th annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$645,000 to improve an elderly care home.

Qatar Duty Free partners 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

DOHA. As the official retail partner for the golf tournament, Qatar Duty Free has a dedicated pavilion where it is showcasing a range of products and promotions.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

TFWA and APTRA announce ‘China’s Century’ Conference speaker line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

CHINA. TFWA and APTRA have unveiled the full line-up of speakers for the second ‘China’s Century’ Conference, which is open for registration until 20 February.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

WDFG opens Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has opened a Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

Kipling names new Travel Retail Manager for EMEA and South America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

BELGIUM. Kipling has strengthened its travel retail team with the appointment of Thomas Falcy as Travel Retail Manager EMEA and South America.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

Mondelez World Travel Retail to host inaugural Delighting Travelers webinar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

Taking place on 16-17 February 2015, the new initiative aims to provide valuable insights and best practices to unlock the potential of confectionery in travel retail.