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Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 02 August 2015

The Moodie Report Stock Watch 31 July: Hotel Shilla Co Ltd (The Shilla Duty Free): down -3.82%        China International Travel Services (CDFG): Close CNY62.00, Change -2.21%, 52-week High CNY78.40; 52-week Low CNY31.03       Dufry: Close 133.00, Change +0.76%, 52-week High 160.58; 52-week Low 118.13       Hotel Shilla Co Ltd (The Shilla Duty Free): Close ₩126,000 Change -3.82%, 52-week High ₩143,000; 52-week Low ₩83,600       Japan Airport Terminal Co: Close ¥6,700, Change +1.06%, 52-week High ¥8,320; 52-week Low ¥3,035       Lagardère (Aelia, LS travel retail, Relay ): Close €26.96, Change -1.44%, 52-week High €30.23; 52-week Low €17.83       LVMH (DFS Group, Starboard Cruise Services): Close €168.60, Change -0.24% 52-week High €175.40; 52-week Low €109.41       MISR Duty Free Shops: Close 4.36, Change +1.16%, 52-week High 4.35, 52-week Low 3.09       World Duty Free Group: Close 10.17, Change +0.30%, 52-week High 11.40; 52-week Low 6.05      

The Shilla Duty Free turns in strong first half despite sharp MERS impact and heavy Changi contract losses

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +20.5% increase in sales for the second quarter of 2015. However operating profit decreased by -5.4%, mainly due to the MERS health crisis that struck in June and heavy losses at Singapore Changi Airport.

LVMH-owned Sephora makes global airport debut with Abu Dhabi Duty Free

UAE. Abu Dhabi Duty Free, in partnership with retail partner DFS, is opening two Sephora pop-up stores, the first from the beauty retailer at an airport worldwide.

The Moodie Report names official charities; pledges US$100k to Hand in Hand for Haiti

The Moodie Report unveils a new CSR programme, focused on (but not restricted to) two nominated charities, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

Moodie Foundation funding helps drive Cedars-Sinai ovarian cancer research

USA. The Moodie Report Foundation's US$250,000 donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has helped to advance research projects into ovarian cancer.

Amman Mayor Biltaji will deliver the keynote address at MEADFA 2015

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Mayor of Amman, Akel Biltaji, will be making the keynote speech at this year’s MEADFA Conference, taking place in November.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Saluting Sophist-ication at Rhodes Diagoras Airport

Sophist teachers used philosophy and rhetoric to teach arete (excellence). The teacher whose name the airport bears would be proud of these students.


Bentley Fragrances makes airport debut with World Duty Free Group

Bentley Fragrances, in partnership with World Duty Free Group, is launching at 22 travel retail locations including London Heathrow and Eurotunnel from 1 August.

SPI Group acquires Spain’s Arinzano estate for new wine division

Luxembourg-headquartered SPI Group has acquired the Arinzano winery. The Spanish estate will now form part of SPI’s new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

Hugo Boss unveils new Boss the Scent masculine fragrance

New Boss the Scent for men is rolling out this month to Heinemann Duty Free stores in Europe. Hollywood actor Theo James is the scent's Ambassador.

Wild Geese now easily spotted at Shannon International duty free

Shannon International Airport is stocking The Wild Geese Collection, which includes Irish whiskey, vodka, rum and honey liqueur, in its entirety for the first time.

Wolford accelerates travel retail expansion with new strategy

Austrian hosiery and lingerie brand Wolford has revealed its new travel retail development strategy as it looks to expand its presence in the channel.

Coach unleashes Wild Beast lifestyle collection for men and women

Lifestyle brand Coach will be launching its Wild Beast collection into selected Coach airport stores next month. It features styles for men and women.

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