Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 April 2015


Hong Kong International reveals new-look luxury retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has added ten new luxury brands to its Terminal 1 East Hall portfolio, including a number of firsts for the airport and region.

Cross seeks The Peerless 125 as it rolls out limited-edition fountain pen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Cross has launched a search for 125 people who embody the concept of being Peerless, with the grand prize of the US$3,900 The Peerless 125 limited edition.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

Montblanc pays tribute to John F Kennedy with Great Characters launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

The Montblanc Great Characters John F Kennedy Edition comes in two designs, each reflecting a different facet of the 35th President of the United States.

Montblanc launches accessories collection for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

The collaborative collection marries Samsung’s advanced S Pen technology with Montblanc’s latest writing instruments, the Pix Pen and e-Starwalker Pen.

Montblanc marks Meisterstück's 90th year with anniversary collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

Montblanc is celebrating the 90th year of its iconic Meisterstück fountain pen with a new collection of leather goods, watches, jewellery and writing instruments.

€217 billion global luxury market growth slows in 2013, reports EY

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Last year was the first time since 2009 that growth in the global luxury market dipped below double digits according to the consulting firm.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.

Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta join 'next stage' for Heathrow Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport T5 will open a new luxury goods environment by Christmas, housing leading brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta.

Lamy to present new self-service and gifting display solution in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

The German writing instruments company and its agent Travel Retail Experts will spotlight its customised travel retail solution at the TFWA World Exhibition.

LS travel retail Roma adds Montblanc and Pandora boutiques at Fiumicino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

ITALY. The retailer has added two stores at Rome Fiumicino Airport Terminal 1, opening a concept store for Pandora and marking Montblanc's return to the airport.

A.T. Cross Company to acquire Sheaffer in US$15 million deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

USA. In big breaking news, A.T. Cross Company has signed an agreement with Bic Group to purchase fine writing instrument brand Sheaffer.

Heinemann Duty Free opens striking walk-through store at Vienna Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

AUSTRIA. Gebr Heinemann has opened what it says is Austria’s biggest duty free shop in the airside Plaza at Vienna Airport after a major refurbishment.

Dubai Duty Free celebrates Pelé with exclusive Montegrappa Icons launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

Dubai Duty Free has launched an exclusive 18K gold fountain pen from Montegrappa’s latest Icons Pen collection, dedicated to Brazilian footballer Pelé.

Tibaldi honours historic leaders in new Clari Viri pen collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

The Italian supplier has introduced the Clari Viri collection, featuring hand-painted portraits of leaders including Abraham Lincoln and Richard the Lionheart.

Auckland Airport to launch duty free RFP in July; Lucy Thomas to lead tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport, the country’s biggest gateway and the second-busiest airport in Australasia, is to put its duty free business out to tender in July.

Montblanc partners with Emirates to create charity writing instrument

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

Montblanc is donating 20% of the proceeds of a new pen to the Emirates Airline Foundation, which aims to raise US$1m over the next five years.

Lamy anticipates further travel retail growth after 2013 successes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/13

German writing instruments manufacturer is optimistic about the brand's growth in travel retail based on positive results in 2013 and a successful Cannes show.

Montegrappa celebrates Nelson Mandela’s legacy with limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13

Montegrappa has signed an agreement for the rights to produce a limited collection of pens, watches and cufflinks using the Nelson Mandela name.

DFS unveils new branding and offer for Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/13

HONG KONG. DFS has unveiled new branding for the location as the development of its core category concessions nears completion.

Writing instruments firm Lamy receives top German brand award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/13

Lamy has won the German Standards Brand Award in the Fountain Pens category and is added to a compendium of ‘Brands of the Century'.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore 2013' revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/13

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is delighted to reveal the results of our ‘Dreamstore’ survey for 2013 through a special e-Zine.

Inti Dufree Promosindo & DFS alliance wins Bali specialist retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/13

INDONESIA. Angkasa Pura I has appointed Inti Dufree Promosindo/DFS to operate the specialist retail stores at Ngurah Rai International Airport - Bali.

Zippo zooms into IAADFS with new apparel and accessories lines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/13

Highlights on this year's IAADFS booth were a Zippo 1947 Chrysler car and a new line of apparel and accessories, including jeans, bags and small leathergoods.

Lamy targets Asia and Europe in travel retail expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/05/13

The premium writing instruments company targets growth in Asia and Europe with the help of Travel Retail Experts; it will exhibit at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Montblanc strengthens travel retail business in Latin America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/13

The firm is enlarging the scope of the Miami office, headed by Rodrigo Fajardo, to assume full responsibility for its Latin American travel retail business.

Montblanc committed to UNICEF in new Signature For Good collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/03/13

For every piece in the Signature For Good collection sold, Montblanc will donate part of its proceeds to raise at least US$1.5 million to UNICEF education projects.

David Ferreira promoted to Head of Global Travel Retail at Cross

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/01/13

David Ferreira has been promoted to the position of Head of Global Travel Retail at US-based pen company Cross, effective January 2013.

Korean Air nears US$200 million mark for 2012 inflight duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/12/12

SOUTH KOREA. Cosmetics sales hit US$70 million as Korean Air closes in on inflight duty free revenues of US$200 million once again in 2012.

Montegrappa exhibits exclusive pen collection at The Luxury Review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/12

Montegrappa last month made its debut appearance at The Luxury Review, a major press and media showcase featuring luxury products and services.

Travel Retail Experts to present Lamy 2000 Stainless Steel in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/12

Travel Retail Experts will unveil a polished stainless steel version of Lamy’s classic 2000 series, alongside other items, at TFWA World Exhibition next week.

Donations pour in for Women in Travel charity prize draw, as more are sought

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.

Caran d'Ache goes for gold with new pen at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/12

The Swiss writing instruments maker is to launch the new 849 Goldbar gold-plated pen and the Alchemix collection of models in hi-tech materials at Cannes.

Montegrappa unveils limited edition pen designed by Sylvester Stallone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/09/12

Montegrappa will showcase a new pen designed by Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone as well as a new ladies’ fragrance in Cannes next month.

Zippo to celebrate major milestones at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/12

The US maker of lighter and allied lifestyle products recently produced its 500 millionth lighter in its 80th anniversary year. Zippo's CEO tells us more.

Mumbai hosts vibrant T2 workshop; revises key duty free RFP terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/12

INDIA. Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is this week hosting a workshop for parties interested in the key commercial concessions in the all-new Terminal 2.

Big brands dominate Korean Air inflight sales rankings for August

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.

Jan Luijendijk to retire from Montblanc after 22-year industry career

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/12

"I feel proud of having contributed to this flourishing market segment," says industry veteran Jan Luijendijk as he announces his retirement on 1 September.

AT Cross links with Traveller’s Trove in bid to expand travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/12

AT Cross has teamed up with Traveller’s Trove, founded by well-known industry executive Gerry Murray, to expand its travel retail business in Europe and Africa.

SEA reports strong commercial results at Milan Malpensa and Linate airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/12

ITALY. SEA, the management company responsible for operating Milan Malpensa and Linate airports, posts strong first-half commerical results.

‘Excellent momentum’ at DFS helps LVMH to new heights in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/12

INTERNATIONAL. DFS and Starboard Cruise Services continue to turn in starring performances as LVMH's Selective Retailing division powers ahead.

DFS outlines heady ambitions for Hong Kong core category concessions

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.

Caran d’Ache appoints Carole Hubscher to chair Board of Directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/12

SWITZERLAND. “I am both pleased and reassured to pass this heritage on to my daughter, Carole,” says outgoing Chairman Jacques Hubscher.

China Duty Free Group marks opening of new stores at Kunming Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 02/07/12

CHINA. China Duty Free Group reports a successful debut for its duty free stores at the new Kunming Changshui International Airport, which opened on 28 June. 中国。中免集团在新昆明长水国际机场的免税店于六月28日成功亮相。

Parker reveals extent of major duty free push into travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/12

Parker has amassed 147 points of sale in travel retail, aiming for 10 new openings per month, since the US pen brand began targeting the channel.

Nuance vows to grow in Asia after Hong Kong contract blow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/12

INTERNATIONAL. The company responds to its contract losses in Hong Kong. UPDATED with comments from Nuance-Watson (Asia)'s Alessandra Piovesana.

Colibri relaunched into travel retail as jewellery and accessory brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/12

Colibri, the brand of lighters founded in 1928, has been relaunched into travel retail as a jewellery and accessory brand inspired by the Art Deco age.

Triple success for DFS as Hong Kong International Airport travel retail concession awards are confirmed

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).

Final decision on Hong Kong International core category tenders expected soon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/12

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong continues to decline all comment on the outcome of the core category tenders at Hong Kong International Airport. As we wrote earlier this week, the decision has not been finalised and no award yet made. A decision is likely later this month. But we reliably understand that DFS is in prime positiion, subject to successful final discussions, to secure all three concessions.

One… two… three: DFS set for stunning triumph with clean sweep of Hong Kong core category travel retail concessions

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).