Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 24 May 2015

EUROPE

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips as strong Swiss Franc effect continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and food & beverage) hit CHF44.5 million (US$47.3 million) in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year. Turnover per departing passenger also fell heavily in the month compared to April 2014. Sales to overseas travellers in the past year have been hit by the sharp rise in the value of the Swiss Franc against other major currencies.

Bric's teams up with Tumi to open adjoining store at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Opened on 1 May, the new store aims to leverage the "winning formula" of major multi-brand stores by tapping into the synergy between the two luggage brands.

Dufry hails luxury concession gains at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

FRANCE. Dufry has hailed its capture of nine new luxury and fashion stores at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, where it will operate under a seven-year agreement.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Proxama and Eye Airports light up UK airports with beacon technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

UK. Eye Airports and Proxama are teaming up for a campaign that uses a network of beacons to deliver targeted branding messages to passengers.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Momentum builds for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

IRELAND/UAE. Last year's European Ryder Cup team members Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher join the line-up for the Irish Open.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Dufry and LS travel retail win Nice Côte d’Azur luxury and fashion tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

FRANCE. As revealed earlier via Moodie Live, Nice Airport Authority has awarded Dufry and LS travel retail the luxury and fashion tenders for T1 and T2.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.

ATÜ Duty Free opens Michael Kors boutique at Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. ATÜ Duty Free has expanded its fashion portfolio with the opening of a 113sq m Michael Kors boutique at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

Macintyre Scott Xtra hits £100,000 fundraising goal for cancer charity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

UK. Travel retail distribution specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra (MSX) has reached its £100,000 fundraising target for the Oracle Cancer Trust.

TAV Airports reports surge in revenue and profits in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding’s net profit surged by +51% year-on-year in Q1 2015, to €31 million, on a revenue gain of +20% to €227 million.

Rome Airport resumes operations at reduced capacity after fire damage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

ITALY. Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 50% capacity today as it works towards the recovery of Terminal 3 following an overnight fire which broke out Thursday.

Shopping Centre revenues aid growth at Copenhagen Airports in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

DENMARK. Shopping Centre revenue (including duty free, other retail and food & beverage) at Copenhagen Airport climbed by +8.9% year-on-year in Q1 2015.

Europe’s airports post robust passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in Q1 2015, with EU airports outstripping growth at non-EU locations.

Fraport Group retail spend per passenger rebounds in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport’s Retail & Real Estate division generated revenues of €113.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of +6.5% year-on-year.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Martell continues tricentenary celebrations with Paris CDG pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

FRANCE. The Cognac house has partnered with Aelia to launch its ‘Art de Vivre’ pop-up at Charles de Gaulle Airport, showcasing four limited-edition blends.

World Duty Free Group’s Sunglasses Boutique makes debut at Heathrow T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

UK. World Duty Free Group has introduced a new premium concept store for sunglasses, called Sunglasses Boutique, at London Heathrow Airport T3.

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 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 the first quarter of 2015.

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.