Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 July 2014


Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

Matthew Fort named as St Pancras International Food Curator

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Louis Vuitton to open first European airport store at London Heathrow Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport scores a major coup as Terminal 5 is selected to become the venue for Louis Vuitton's second airport store worldwide, and its first in Europe. The 200sq m outlet will celebrate the brand's "passion for travel" when it opens at the British Airways-dedicated terminal in December.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

No.1 Traveller launches new casual lounge concept at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. No.1 Traveller has created a new take on airport lounges with the launch of My Lounge, offering a games room for kids, study area and free Wi-Fi facilities.

Pavo Duty Free opens first Capi franchise store at Zhuliany Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

UKRAINE. The 45sq m electronics shop at Kiev's Zhuliany Airport is the first of a series of franchised outlets that Capi Global aims to establish at other airports.

CTC-ARI boosts Larnaka Airport retail offering with new pop-up stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI has enhanced its existing retail offering at Larnaka International Airport with two new pop-up stores for Ray-Ban and Lacoste.

Rémy Cointreau posts quarterly sales decline as Asian sales slow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

The Cognac and spirits supplier has pointed to continued destocking in Asia as the prime reason behind a -15.3% decrease in sales of Rémy Martin.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Lalique set to sparkle at Heathrow with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

Luxury crystal house Lalique is once again partnering with World Duty Free Group to create a pop-up boutique at Heathrow Airport T5, from 23 July to 5 August.

Aelia opens biggest Spanish airport luxury area at Madrid Barajas T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SPAIN. Aelia Retail España this week opened The Fashion Gallery at Adolfo Suarez Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 1. UPDATED with video.

Glenmorangie celebrates Open golf major with UK airport promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

Glenmorangie, the Official Whisky of The Open Championship, has launched a series of golf-themed promotions at Manchester, Liverpool and Heathrow.

Stansted releases retail tenders for transformed Departures lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

UK. The airport is seeking concepts for 13 permanent stores and three pop-up outlets to open from August 2015 in the new international Departures hall.

Nuance adds a touch of luxury to Heathrow T2 with Bulgari boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

Nuance has opened a new Bulgari boutique at Heathrow Airport’s T2, designed to be reminiscent of the brand’s celebrated Via Condotti location in Rome.

Passengers inspire trial service concepts at Helsinki Airport TravelLab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia has tested a host of new passenger services under an innovative programme responding to feedback from airport users.

Stansted Airport commercial overhaul gathers pace with retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed the new retail offer to open later this month in the first phase of its international departure lounge development.

TAV takes over domestic terminal management at Milas-Bodrum Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has taken over management of the terminal following the signing of a concession agreement with state airport authority DHMI.

Nigerian and Middle Eastern visitors spur UK tax free spend in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UK. Strong growth from several high-spending nationalities drove overall tax free spend in the UK up by +6% in June, according to Global Blue.

Plymouth Gin activation exceeds expectations at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has adapted the promotion for London Gatwick Airport and Heathrow T3 after the initial campaign beat forecasts by +300%.

China and Turkey routes buoy Heathrow passenger traffic in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.6 million passengers in June, an increase of +1.1% on June 2013 and a new all-time record for the month.

Diageo GTME partners with Gebr Heinemann for Smirnoff White launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Diageo Global Travel has partnered with Gebr Heinemann to bring travel retail exclusive vodka Smirnoff White to market at selected European airports.

Frankfurt Airport aims to build footfall with sports car promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport and Heinemann Duty Free are aiming to drive footfall and raise awareness of the retail offer with a sports car promotion.

Havana Club's Mojito Embassy summer tour kicks off at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has launched a promotion for its leading Cuban rum brand at Munich Airport with a celebration of International Mojito Day.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

Copenhagen Airport reports busiest ever month in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

DENMARK. The airport registered record daily and monthly traffic volumes as passenger numbers grew by +8.3%, to 2.52 million in June.

Frankfurt Airport posts record for passenger traffic in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 27.8 million passengers in the first six months of 2014, up by +2.4% year-on-year, and a new half-year passenger record.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Martini celebrates racing heritage with Frankfurt Airport summer promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

The F1 racing-themed summer activation, in partnership with Heinemann Duty Free, is timed to dovetail with the peak of interest in the F1 season in Europe.

Aéroports de Paris and Aelia JV to acquire Zagreb Airport retailer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aeroportuaire joint venture will gain its first operation beyond Paris if the EU approves the acquisition of MZLZ Retail.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Dufry to raise CHF810 million to fund Nuance acquisition with share offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry expects to receive proceeds of around CHF 810 million (US$906 million) from a new share offer to fund its acquisition of Nuance.

Edinburgh Airport plans major retail upgrade amid £25 million expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

UK. As part of a £25 million project, Edinburgh Airport will add a 1,500sq m walk-through duty free store and expand commercial space by +45% by next year.

European airport passenger traffic posts solid increase in May, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in May, amid some economic recovery in the Eurozone, ACI Europe reports.

Hume Brophy names former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

EUROPE. Public affairs and communications consultancy Hume Brophy has appointed former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant.

Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection makes UK debut at Harrods

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

Mouton Cadet, Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup, has launched its limited edition Ryder Cup Selection for the first time in the UK at Harrods in London.

USA orders enhanced aviation security checks on inbound flights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/14

USA. Aviation security for USA-bound flights in some countries will be intensified in response to terror threats – with a focus on travellers’ personal electronic devices.

Mars, LS travel retail and Aéroports de Paris hail ‘Trinity partnership’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/07/14

FRANCE. Mars International Travel Retail, LS travel retail and AdP officially opened the “next generation” M&M’s concept store at Paris CDG Terminal 2A on Friday.

CTC-ARI kicks off World Cup prize draw campaign at Cyprus airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

CYPRUS. The prize draw at Larnaca and Pafos airports coincides with the FIFA World Cup and aims to catch passengers in holiday mode.

Kusmi Tea opens standalone airport store at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

Kusmi Tea has expanded its presence at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport with the opening of its first standalone store in Terminal 2F, operated by LS travel retail.

Luxottica and Nuance open Ray-Ban airport concept store in Hamburg

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

The 35sq m store, the first of its kind in travel retail, lets customers discover the world of Ray-Ban through experimental digital tools and interactive media.

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport revamps summer shops and services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has installed new pop-up shops, joined forces with Navibag and created a Nice Access Fast Track pass.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball raises €120,000 for children's charity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

IRELAND/UAE. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Ball on Friday 27 June raised €120,000 for children’s charity, The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation.

Helsinki Airport to open 70 stores amid big commercial redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia is to open 70 new or refurbished stores and restaurants as part of its ambitious commercial development at Helsinki Airport in the coming year.

SSP reveals details of new-look F&B offer at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

UK. SSP’s new contract at London Stansted Airport will deliver revenues of £135 million over the seven-year term, the company has said.

Airport Partners International looking to grow airport media membership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

UK. The London-based organisation aims to become the premier international representative network for airport advertising companies from overseas.

ARI Group completes purchase of remaining stake in CTC-ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CYPRUS. The Aer Rianta International Group has completed the acquisition of a further 50% shareholding in CTC-ARI (Holdings) from its Cypriot partner.

Heinemann partner TPS Avia set to strengthen Sheremetyevo stake

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

RUSSIA. Due diligence has begun on incorporating ventures held by TPS Avia, including Imperial Duty Free, into the Moscow airport company.