Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/13
A pirate-themed watch and sunglasses set for boys and watch and bracelet sets on three different themes for girls are among Jacques Farel's new products.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/13
A new range of junior fragrances and accessories based on the popular ‘Angry Birds’ video game will be unveiled at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next week.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/13
DENMARK. H&M Kids has opened as a standalone department at Copenhagen Airport, supplementing the men’s and ladies’ selection in the existing H&M store.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/13
GERMANY. The new facility offers parents the chance to explore the airport while their children are looked after and entertained.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/13
Travel Retail Experts will present a range of Air-Val toiletries inspired by the upcoming children's movie Planes in Singapore next month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/02/13
SINGAPORE. Times Newslink, a subsidiary of LS travel retail, and Passion Marketing have each won a children’s goods concession at Changi Airport T2.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/13
The Dubai-based toy and gadget specialist has opened a 80 sq m outlet at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 in November 2012 on a trial basis with ARI Ireland.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/13
Hong Kong-based Jacques Farel Ltd has boosted its collection of children's watches with a range of mini watches for girls plus an eco-friendly line.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/12
AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has opened its first ever dedicated children’s store under a new brand name, Zoodle by WHSmith, at Melbourne Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/12
SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has issued tenders for two children’s goods concessions, plus a further speciality retail unit, at Changi Airport.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/12
New products, packaging and entry into new markets are business priorities for The Lego Group in 2013, the company tells The Moodie Report.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/12
INDIA. Mumbai Airport International Limited has published the RFQ for speciality retail concessions at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport’s new T2.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/12
The Wandering Monkey reports a smash hit for its 3D Puzzle Plane, listed on all BA flights since September, and more recently on Virgin Atlantic.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/10/12
Uniset, a Denmark-based supplier of travel toys for children, is introducing the Magic Sticker Drawing Set for airlines, with a range of characters available.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/12
Dixix International has teamed up with leading US toy company Jakks Pacific to introduce a selected portfolio of premium toy brands to travel retail outlets.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/12
INTERNATIONAL. Donations of products are being sought for a charity prize draw to be held by Women in Travel during the TFWA World Exhibition.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/12
French supplier KOTO Parfums will introduce a new fragrance, Hello Kitty Party, at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/12
Mark Mariani has joined Scorpio Distributors as its new Head of Sales and Marketing for the Americas, reporting to Director of Sales Garry Stoner.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/12
SOUTH KOREA. Korean Air’s inflight duty free sales rankings by value for August saw star showings from Ballantine’s, Glenfiddich, Chanel fragrances, SK-II, Hawaiian Sun, and Bang & Olufsen.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/12
Air-Val International will launch a new range of Disney and Mattel branded fragrances for children and teens at the TFWA World Exhibition this October.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/12
Inflight toy specialist Schäfer Toy Company, maker of the mic o mic brand, has appointed Chris Winstanley to the role of Sales Director Duty Free.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/12
HONG KONG. DFS is preparing to unveil an ambitious, service-driven and highly localised offer across its three core category concessions at HKIA.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/06/12
Arty Globe is collaborating with Monarch Airlines to providing an exclusive range of bespoke gifts based on its unusual artistic illustrations.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/12
HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has confirmed that DFS has been awarded three concessions following the recent open tender for the liquor & tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics and airside general merchandise retail contracts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/06/12
British Airways teams up with Arty Globe to offer its first inflight activity set, comprising a jigsaw puzzle, colouring pencils and colour-and-create postcards.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/12
HONG KONG. In a stunning triumph, DFS is poised to be awarded all three core category concessions by Airport Authority Hong Kong after arguably the most hotly contested commercial tender in airport history. Subject to final negotiations, DFS will become the new concessionaire for liquor & tobacco, replacing Sky Connection; and for perfumes & cosmetics and airside general merchandise, both currently held by Nuance-Watson (HK).
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/12
Millennium Essence Company will unveil its new Kokeshi Parfums brand as well as new launches from Kaloo, Clayeux and Corolle at the TFWA Asia Pacific show next month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/12
ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA Asia Pacific & Gate One2One 2012 will be a “record-breaking” event, according to TFWA, which is extending exhibition space.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/12
SINGAPORE. VenderMac Concept, trading under the Kidz Time brand, has won the key toys/games/children’s goods retail concession at Changi Airport 1.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/12
Scorpio Travel Retail Sales is ready to showcase a “refreshed” portfolio and secure new listings at this month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/12
US. Airmall USA has added two retail concepts at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport: a Travel + Leisure Travel Store created by Travel + Leisure magazine and Hudson Group and children’s store Kidsworks.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/12
TAIWAN. Leading duty free retailer Tasa Meng hosted its annual charity event last month, in aid of the Taiwan Breast Cancer Prevention Foundation.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/11
SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has invited retailers to bid for a key brand name electronics concession plus a toys, games and gifts concession.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/12/11
Kathryn Moore, a cabin crew member who attended ISPY 2010, returned to this year's event as a travel retail supplier with her children's activity book.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/11
Scorpio Distributors has reported continued growth for its Travel Retail Sales division, particularly in the Middle East region.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/11
HONG KONG. Two powerful joint ventures highlight the contenders for the three core category tenders at Hong Kong International Airport, which closed last Friday. Incumbent liquor & tobacco concessionaire Sky Connection has teamed up with South Korea's The Shilla Duty Free for the airside general merchandise contract while French company LS Travel Retail has partnered with leading health and beauty retailer Mannings for perfumes & cosmetics. The rest of the line-up is very strong. UPDATED STORY.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/10/11
SNI, operator of the Clöudz travel retail concept, is expanding after gaining an exclusive contract to supply Hudson News across North America.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/11
HONG KONG. Bids for the core category tenders at Hong Kong International Airport closed today, attracting intense interest and powerful alliances.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/10/11
Whitehouse Travel Retail has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute Olympics 2012 branded mascots and toys in UK travel retail, starting this month.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/11
UK. Experienced industry executive Tim Jobber has assumed the key role of Sales Manager for Whitehouse Travel Retail, handling the business worldwide.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/11
HONG KONG. Supporting information for the core category retail tenders at Hong Kong International Airport underlines the extraordinary impact of the Mainland Chinese travel and spending boom in recent years. Collectively, sales across liquor & tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, and airside general merchandise, have risen by nearly 81% in five years. The perfumes & cosmetics concession, run by Nuance-Watson (HK) has grown +105%.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/11
INTERNATIONAL. Following the appointment of Charles Pelegrin as Vice President Global Business Development at SNI Group, the US-based company is stepping up the activities of its two global travel retail concepts, Luxury for Less and Clöudz. SNI Group will be exhibiting its innovations at the upcoming TFWA World Exhibition.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/11
HONG KONG. The core category concessions at Hong Kong International Airport, which are now out to tender, will run for an initial five-year term with an option to extend for three years, The Moodie Report can confirm. Airport Authority Hong Kong announced the tenders, covering liquor & tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, and airside general merchandise, earlier this month. Weighting will be 60% to financial evaluations and 40% to technical evaluations. The documents are now available.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/11
INTERNATIONAL. US-based distributor Go Snacks Inc is presenting two new mobile retail store concepts at the TFWA World Exhibition. The first, A’ La Gate Carte, is a motorised, mobile retail store which can be installed at airport gates, and the second is the A’ La Gate Carte Trolley Topper, targeted at airlines. We spoke to Go Snacks Inc’s and Co-founder of the A’ La Gate Carte, Mark Mariani, to learn more.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/11
HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong will this week issue tenders for its core category duty free concessions at Hong Kong International Airport, setting in motion what may be the most hotly contested bids in industry history. On offer are the Liquor & Tobacco concession operated by Sky Connection, and the Perfumes & Cosmetics and Airside General Merchandise concessions, held by Nuance-Watson (HK). The bid deadline is 28 October. UPDATED STORY - The tenders were formally issued this afternoon (Monday, 15 August) Hong Kong time.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/11
HONG KONG. As the Cannes show approaches, children's watch and accessory specialist Jacques Farel has introduced a raft of new products into duty free, including silicone watches and bracelets. And in listings news, Cathay Pacific Airways is carrying the brand's watch sets for boys and girls in its inflight catalogue.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/11
UK. Leading infant and pre-school toymaker Fisher-Price has unveiled a new children’s play area and retail outlet at London Gatwick Airport South terminal. Following consumer insight and parental feedback which indicated a high demand for children’s entertainment while travelling, the manufacturer opened the play area and shop on 28 July, in time for the busy summer holiday travel period. The play area will be run by fully trained, fully-checked staff, supplied by Blackjack Promotions.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/11
AUSTRALIA. Westralia Airports Corporation, the owner of Perth Airport, is seeking proposals from concessionaires to operate a speciality retail outlet in the International Terminal. The use of the outlet is proposed to be, but not limited to, Travel accessories, Fashion accessories, Travel pharmacy concept, Children’s travel/toys/clothing, Confectionery/chocolate.
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/11
PHILIPPINES. The three category sub-concessionaires to Duty Free Philippines – Landmark Management, CMP and EDF – are advancing their informal alliance, announced via The Moodie Report in May. “Discussions are moving forward continuously," said Landmark Founder & President Chim Esteban. "We’re looking at various ways to strengthen this relationship.”
Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/11
UK. UK-based publisher The Ad Plain has unveiled details of a new airline intranet interface for cabin crew designed to boost communications between airline management, crew and suppliers. The interface links directly to existing airline intranets and creates a “virtual world” that communicates key sales messages and product knowledge.