Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 06 May 2015


AdP-led consortium named preferred bidder for Madagascar airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

MADAGASCAR. A consortium led by Aéroports de Paris has entered into exclusive negotiations for the contract to operate Tananarive and Nosy Bé airports.

Aéroports de Paris reports surging duty free sales per passenger in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in the duty free business helped Aéroports de Paris report a surge in retail sales per passenger in Q1 2015. Revenues were buoyed by healthy traffic among key spending nationalities, the opening last year of a new retail zone in Hall K at Terminal 2E, plus the positive foreign exchange effect on some currencies (with the Euro at a historically low level compared to the Chinese Yuan and US Dollar).

J Cortès Cigars hails success of Aelia promotion in Paris airports in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

FRANCE. The Belgian cigar company has posted a +37% rise in sales from a month-long promotion with Aelia at Paris Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

Desigual's HappyBox concept makes travel retail debut at Larnaca Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

CYPRUS. Desigual has teamed up with CTC-ARI to launch a 45sq m HappyBox pop-up concept at Larnaca Airport, the first in travel retail for the fashion brand.

Duty Free World Council urges support for Economic Impact Study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has urged support for its Economic Impact Study, after a “disappointing” response to requests for data.

Glen Williams joins Premier Portfolio in key business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Glen Williams, former Managing Director of Maxxium, will join Premier Portfolio International in the role of Business Development Director, effective 5 May.

Tmall Global launches duty free pre-pay option for Chinese consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CHINA. Leading e-commerce platform Tmall Global has launched a service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty free purchases before leaving home.

London Stansted shows impeccable taste with new F&B portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group concludes phase two of its ambitious £80 million (US$122 million) terminal transformation at London Stansted Airport.

Desigual blends Spanish style and French flair in Paris CDG pop-ups

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

FRANCE. Desigual has teamed up with Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire to launch four French-themed pop-up stores at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Emirates and JCDecaux launch eye-catching campaign at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

UK. Emirates has teamed up with JCDecaux Airport to launch a special-build campaign at London Heathrow, which is visible from over 500 metres away.

Mondelez and Heinemann launch farmers market themed activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

To promote the new Toblerone Crushed Corn, Mondelez WTR has partnered Heinemann in an exclusive roadshow at Frankfurt, Oslo and Copenhagen airports.

Aelia Duty Free reveals plans for new-look Nice Airport offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

FRANCE. Aelia Duty Free has said that ‘Playful New Luxury’ will be the theme for its new-look Nice Côte d’Azur Airport stores, which open in late September.

KLM named Best Airline Duty-Free Europe at Pax International awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

GERMANY. KLM was one of seven airlines and three airline caterers honoured during the Pax International Readership Awards held in Hamburg on 15 April.

London Stansted Airport completes £80 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

UK. Phase two of Stansted Airport’s £80 million investment to transform the terminal – with a vibrant new food & beverage offer – was officially opened today.

Memphis Media acquires Airline Retail Conference events portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

UK. Memphis Media has acquired the Airline Retail Conference (ARC) events portfolio from Ink and intends to develop the portfolio in new markets worldwide.

TRTradeshow announces keynote speaker for September event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

UK. Geoff Ramm, author and creator of Celebrity Service and OMG Marketing will be the keynote speaker of the TRTradeshow, held 10–11 September.

Alpha LSG’s OMG! Awards recognise Thomas Cook Airlines cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. A masquerade ball closes a two-day conference for Thomas Cook Airlines management and cabin crew, organised by the carrier's partner Alpha LSG.

Bacardi launches John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

FRANCE. The concept will give travellers through Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly South the opportunity to experience the Dewar's whisky portfolio.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport has reported healthy rises in retail income and net retail income per passenger for Q1 2015, aided by growth in the luxury business.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

Warsaw Chopin Airport set to launch new duty free and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

POLAND. Warsaw Chopin Airport is planning to open 15 new travel retail shops across 3,000sq m in May, as a major investment in Terminal A nears completion.

Aéroports de Paris and SSP create food & beverage joint venture at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has named SSP as its joint-venture partner to plan, develop and operate food & beverage at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Furla continues Asian and European expansion with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Furla has opened new locations in Beijing Capital International and Warsaw Chopin airports, as well as upgraded its existing shop-in-shop at Ben Gurion Airport.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

Budapest Airport plans retail tenders as commercial revenues surge in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport is planning to launch a series of retail tenders in May for significant areas of SkyCourt, the core food & beverage and shopping zone.

Eye Airports launches campaign to help travellers trace lost luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. The Trace Me luggage tracker is being showcased across the UK on digital screens at airports under a new campaign launched by Eye.

Heathrow extends consumer service with smart screens in T2 Arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Screens in the T2 baggage reclaim zones show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to Central London.

Incumbent LS travel retail captures London Luton Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Incumbent LS travel retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700sq m tax and duty free store at London Luton Airport.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

Paris Charles de Gaulle receives ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

FRANCE. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has been awarded “Welcome Chinese” certification, in recognition of its efforts to facilitate Chinese travellers’ journeys.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

SSP UK opens The Spinning Jenny’s Brew House at Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. SSP's new bespoke concept at Manchester T2 features a strong casual dining offer including smoked barbecue food and a variety of craft beers.

Giorgio Armani diversifies Sì with new eau de toilette fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The new eau de toilette version of Giorgio Armani Sì was showcased last month at Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow Airports.

Heinemann Duty Free presents Hennessy Time Barrel promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

Hennessy and Heinemann Duty Free have partnered for a major promotion at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports to mark the Cognac house’s 250th anniversary.

L’Oréal highlights Biotherm brand with Oslo hydration promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail’s biggest Biotherm promotional podium of the season, which features Oculus Rift virtual technology, is at Oslo Airport from 1 March-30 April.

Puig invites passengers to party with 212 VIP Club Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The first limited-edition line from the 212 VIP Carolina Herrera universe, 212 VIP Club Edition, is being promoted by WDFG at Barcelona and Madrid Airports.

Cadbury and Blackjack Promotions join forces in London airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Cadbury's ‘Say it with Chocolate’ promotions at Stansted Airport and Heathrow T5 will include sampling and the opportunity to personalise gift packs.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

The Body Shop extends and promotes Hemp collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

The Body Shop – known for using quirky, edgy ingredients – is showcasing its Hemp collection at a number of leading European airports during March and April.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

Gatwick Airport delivers 25th consecutive month of passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. Gatwick Airport handled 2.96 million passengers in the busiest March of its 57-year history, as traffic surged by +9.2% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

London Heathrow Airport sets record for March passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest ever March with a record 5.95 million passengers, an increase of +3.4% over the same month a year earlier.

SSP opens Bar 11 amid redevelopment of Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. SSP Group has opened a new bar and dine-in restaurant, Bar 11, at Newcastle International Airport’s new £14 million departure lounge.

Manchester Airport posts record passenger traffic in financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

UK. The airport handled 22.32 million passengers during the 2014/15 financial year as it introduced new long haul flights and extra frequencies.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tornado time in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. We examine the repercussions of Dufry’s industry-changing buy-out of World Duty Free Group, assessing industry reaction and examining an impressive acquisition record.