Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 05 May 2016

NEWS

KidsTime brand captures toys and gifts concession at Changi Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

SINGAPORE. VenderMac Concept, with its KidzTime brand, wins the latest toys, games, children's gifts and creative learning concession at Changi T1.

Gebr Heinemann prepares for largest duty free store launch in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

AUSTRALIA. Inspired by the city's harbour and beaches, the retailer’s “milestone” 8,000sq m precinct at Sydney International will officially open on Friday (6 May).

Puig acquires minority stake in scent and candle maker EB Florals

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Spanish fashion-to-beauty group Puig announced today that it has become a minority shareholder in Eric Buterbaugh Florals (EB Florals).

Seventh annual ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ retail promotion launched

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

SINGAPORE. Four event sites have been set up across Changi Airport’s terminals to mark the launch of the promotion, which features a S$1 million grand prize.

Shilla I’Park Duty Free secures Louis Vuitton and other LVMH brands

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

SOUTH KOREA. Korean duty free has always been a battle of the brands. Now the world's biggest duty free shop will be selling the biggest of them all.

‘My Duty Free’: Eurotrade unveils new retail brand and concept at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

GERMANY. We are on location in Munich as airport-owned Eurotrade reveals a new brand to travel retail: My Duty Free. The Bavaria-themed retail concept aims to add a point of difference and Sense of Place to the shopping experience. The My Duty Free branding makes its debut at Munich Airport's newly opened T2 satellite. Eurotrade Managing Director Sven Zahn says: "There is a clear lack of individuality in the duty free business, which is why we have developed a concept that is individual to and can only function at Munich Airport."

China Duty Free Group’s Phnom Penh Duty Free Shop to open on 1 August

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

CAMBODIA. Located in a 3,900sq m space, the underground mall will feature about 400 high-end brands and target a diverse customer base, CDFG said.

HMSHost International to open its first airport F&B outlets in Doha

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

QATAR. Autogrill subsidiary wins contract to operate four dining outlets at Hamad International Airport as it expands its Middle East footprint.

King Power’s Leicester City rock the world with Premier League triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. Mission Impossible? Not for Leicester City, the flying ‘Foxes’ of English football owned by Thai travel retailer King Power, who proved that dreams can come true.

Perth Airport to open 110 speciality retail units as part of outlet centre

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

AUSTRALIA. The Direct Factory Outlet will open within the airport estate in 2018 and feature predominantly fashion stores as well as a mix of F&B offerings.

Tax free shopping falls to four-year low in March, reports Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Monthly sales were down -18% year-on-year, with Chinese travellers spending less and shifting their attention from Europe to Asia.

Third Kurt Geiger store to open at London Heathrow Airport this Saturday

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. The boutique concept will be located in Terminal 4 and will carry a selection of Kurt Geiger footwear and accessories as well as other luxury brands.

Big names bolster line-up at this month's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

IRELAND. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by golf star Rory McIlroy's charitable foundation, looks set to attract a powerful field from 19-22 May.

Dispelling the ‘app myth’: Mighty Media highlights m-commerce opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

AUSTRALIA. With new technology that is not reliant on mobile apps, the barrier to entry to m-commerce is now “extremely low”, says CEO Stephenie Rodriguez.

Dufry America wins ‘Top Workplace 2016’ award in Florida

Source: Sun Sentinel; The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

USA. Dufry America has been recognised as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the second year running in awards for companies that have offices in South Florida.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Aiming to Excel: Welcome return to travel retail for Art Miller

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 30/04/16

Art Miller, the long-time driving force in travel retail of US beauty house Revlon, is returning to the business with his own company, Excel Brand Solutions.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Changi sees +8.1% passenger growth in March; announces store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SINGAPORE. Korean fashion brand Redeye, Bottega Veneta, Garrett Popcorn and airport spa service Be Relax have all opened outlets at the Singapore airport.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Korea Customs Service to grant four new downtown duty free licences in Seoul; possible reprieve for Lotte and WalkerHill?

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. Could the decision to grant four new downtown duty free licences in Seoul in response to surging Chinese tourism spell a dramatic reprieve for the seemingly doomed WalkerHill Duty Free and Lotte World Tower Duty Free stores? UPDATED story with reaction from Lotte Duty Free as it welcomes the announcement.

Lagardère Travel Retail finds a (Mr) Simple fashion solution in Melbourne

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

AUSTRALIA. Local brand Mr Simple makes its airport debut as Lagardère Travel Retail launches its first Pacific foray into men's fashion.

Royal salute: H.H Sheikh Ahmed opens Concourse D at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UAE. Dubai Airports Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has officially opened Dubai International’s new Concourse D, home to 60 airlines.

Sixteen Russian and CIS airlines take part in first ISPY regional event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group (ISG), Aeromar and ISPY collaborated for the two-day inflight retail and crew training SkyService event, held in Moscow.

TAV Airports reports retail revenue growth in Q1; duty free sales flat

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

TURKEY. Airport company TAV announces +6% year-on-year Q1 2016 increase in retail and catering, flat duty free sales and overall revenue growth of +2%.

Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

JFK Airport unveils new relief measures for dogs and other animal travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA. It's a case of VIP (very important pet) treatment for canine and other animal travellers as New York JFK Airport unveils important new relief measures.

JR/Duty Free retains Wellington Airport concession after open tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free retains its stronghold at the gateway to the nation's capital after “a very thorough and rigorous tender process”.

On location in Angers: How Cointreau is blending history and modernity

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

FRANCE. The Moodie Davitt Report's Jason Holland visits Angers, home to one of the world's great liqueurs, and discovers a fascinating tale of ancient and modern.

TFWA reveals names of charities to benefit from 2016 Care programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. New charities Streethearts and The Hope Foundation, plus ten others, will receive support from the TFWA 2016 Care initiative.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: Concourse D’s instant impact for Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we examine the impact of Dubai International’s new Concourse D on Dubai Duty Free.

Toni & Guy illuminates Singapore show with new look packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

Toni & Guy will be 'hairing' around the exhibition with new products and revamped packaging designed to help customers navigate more easily through its offer.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Brown-Forman names new Head of Global Travel Retail Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. Eric Helms, who joined Brown-Forman in 2014, replaces Tim Young and Jeannine Wise who have both moved to different areas of the company.

Brown-Forman set to acquire BenRiach in US$415 million Scotch whisky deal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The deal, which includes The GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh brands, marks Brown-Forman's re-entry into Scotch whisky.

Colm McLoughlin: Dubai Duty Free buoyed by Concourse D opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin says that the retailer’s business has been lifted by the opening of the new concourse.

Danzka vodka returns to US domestic market with CIL US Wines & Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The Danish brand, now thriving under the independent ownership of Waldemar Behn, makes a return to one of the world's key vodka markets

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

International passenger traffic up +4.5% in Asia Pacific in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region carried a total of 24.4 million international passengers during the month as affordable airfares remained available.

ISG partners with Etat Libre d’Orange for new Corsair fragrance range

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group has partnered with Etat Libre d’Orange to offer an “out-of-the-ordinary” range of fragrances onboard Corsair flights.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Canadian land border duty free sales surge by double digits in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. Land border sales climbed by a healthy +12% year-on-year in Q1 2016, and by +10% in March, reports the Frontier Duty Free Association.

Dubai Duty Free wins Middle East duty free shopping award for 15th year

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Dubai International has once again been named ‘Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East’ at the Business Traveller Middle East awards.

Dubai International passenger traffic maintains growth momentum in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Passenger numbers at Dubai International climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in March, and by +6.8% in the first quarter, as the new Concourse D opened.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Hong Kong airport marks Labour Day with second instant rebate promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

HONG KONG. Travellers spending more than HK$20,000 by electronic payment can receive instant rebates of up to HK$5,000 in the form of cash coupons.

Hudson to open ‘first of a kind’ interactive art gallery at Omaha Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

USA. Dufry-owned Hudson prepares to open a “first of its kind” airport art gallery in Omaha - with live art created in-store and projected onto terminal screens.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.