Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014

EUROPE

ARC announces new programme to connect airline buyers with exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. ARC organiser Ink says a Hosted Buyers Programme will provide buyers with free entry and hotel rooms at this year's conference and related networking events.

Heathrow reveals Slipstream sculpture as centrepiece of new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. Heathrow Airport today unveiled Slipstream, by renowned British artist Richard Wilson, at the heart of the new Terminal 2, which opens in June.

SSP captures seven-year contract at Athens International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GREECE. Leading travel food specialist SSP has captured a seven-year contract to run nine outlets at Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

Tirana Airport seeks interest in retail, F&B and lounge concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

ALBANIA. The airport is seeking interest from operators for five speciality retail outlets, four food & beverage units and a business lounge.

Barbara Rihl lands Airport concept boutique in Le Marais

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

The travel and accessories brand brings its Spring-Summer Collection 2014 and Travel Collection to its Parisian Le Marais address.

Nice Airport enhances offer with new brands and pop-up shops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has unveiled a number of new-season innovations at Nice Airport, ahead of its ambitious two-terminal overhaul.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Luxury goods brand Bally names Pablo Coppola as Design Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Swiss luxury label Bally has appointed Pablo Coppola to head design; in other news, Tommaso Beretta joins as Travel Retail Sales Specialist.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

TFWA enlists Colin Powell as World Exhibition conference keynote

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The former US Secretary of State will address conference delegates at TFWA World Exhibition on “leadership in challenging times”.

Gruppo Campari launches airport campaign for Milan Design Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

Gruppo Campari has launched a promotion for April at Milan Malpensa Airport to coincide with Milan Design Week and the city's link with the aperitif.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Swarovski brand lolaandgrace builds travel retail presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

lolaandgrace reveals plans for launch with World Duty Free at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and other retail locations in Europe as well as new airline listings.

Capi counts down to launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The Galaxy S5, regarded as Samsung’s flagship smartphone, will be available together with Gear smartwatches at all Capi locations from 11 April.

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

Furla opens at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

Furla continues its travel retail expansion with the opening of a new personalised space at Nice Airport Terminal 1 in partnership with Aelia Duty Free.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

Aer Lingus renews inflight retail offer with Boutique launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

IRELAND. The airline has rebranded its inflight offer and added 80 new products to the Boutique range, including several from Irish suppliers.

Chinese demand for luxury watches remains strong at Baselworld

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

A strong Chinese delegation made its presence felt at Baselworld 2014, with luxury brands keen to reach Chinese travellers at major hubs.

DFS starts year strongly in Hong Kong as LVMH posts solid revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH hails an excellent start at DFS Group’s Hong Kong International Airport concessions but notes the impact of the weakened Japanese Yen on sales.

Mäurer & Wirtz aims to grow travel retail presence with new fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

German fragrance house Mäurer & Wirtz is looking to build its presence in travel retail with the launch of 4711 Wunderwasser unisex fragrance this month.

Dubai Duty Free set to support popular Spring Trials race meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

UAE/UK. Dubai Duty Free will sponsor the annual Spring Trials meeting at Newbury racecourse, a high-profile event in the UK racing calendar, this weekend.

EU Parliament endorses industry push for fairer credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has moved closer to securing lower fees from credit card companies after the latest EU Parliament vote.

Larnaka Airport partners launch ‘Trinity’ initiative to showcase Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Cyprus Airports Food & Beverage and Hermes Airports are collaborating in a drive to showcase the island’s culture at Larnaka Airport.

Maxxium 'makes history' with Jim Beam campaign at European airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Maxxium Travel Retail partners with key travel retailers including Gebr Heinemann and Dufry to launch a new Jim Beam promotion across 14 European airports.

Richard Thorpe starts new venture with RT Travel Retail Consultants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Well known industry executive Richard Thorpe creates a new venture, RT Travel Retail Consultants, and says the move comes at an "exciting time".

Bombay Sapphire launches Holly Fulton gift pack at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Created in partnership with fashion designer Holly Fulton, the gift pack features a limited edition scarf and is now available at World Duty Free in Heathrow.

FORMIA partners with Japan Airlines and renews Austrian Airlines contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Hospitality kits supplier introduces new cosmetics offer for passengers in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class onboard JAL and Austrian Airlines flights.

The Macallan and El Celler de Can Roca join forces for Masters of Taste

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPAIN. The long-term cooperation will begin with six unique dinners at the restaurant, crowned the world’s best last year, to raise funds for charity.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

Travel Retail Solutions expands airline presence for Artisan Beads

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Specialist industry marketing and distribution company Travel Retail Solutions is expanding the presence of Artisan Beads in the airline business.

Áreas extends Spanish footprint with three new stores at Madrid Barajas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

SPAIN. Located in the T4 terminal and T4 satellite terminal, the two new Sibarium outlets and The Market convenience store represent an investment of over €500,000.

Bowmore launches travel retail exclusive whisky range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

The distiller will debut three new single malt whiskies in travel retail outlets worldwide, with a series of tastings planned at select airports where Bowmore is sold.

EU card payment vote to benefit travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

BELGIUM. New legislation to cap charges on debit and credit cards, including corporate cards, would travel retailers and business travellers, EuroCommerce report.

Maui Jim brings ‘Aloha’ spirit to Gatwick South with pop-up promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

Maui Jim has partnered World Duty Free Group in a promotion at London Gatwick South with pop-up stores featuring the new PureAir collection and other models.

OTG named as Gold Partner for Airport Food & Beverage event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

INTERNATIONAL.OTG Management has been named as a Gold Sponsor of this year's FAB Conference and Awards, to be held in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

Links of London opens store at London City Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

The UK jewellery retailer has replaced Gassan in high-profile location following a competitive tender process at the East London airport.

Puig and WDFG get the 212 VIP Rosé Party started in Barcelona

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Puig and World Duty Free Group celebrate the launch of 212 VIP Rosé with unique in-store and concourse retailtainment at Barcelona-El Prat International Airport T1.

SSP appoints former WHSmith travel retail head to key role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

UK. Simon Smith, formerly WHSmith Travel Managing Director, will become CEO of SSP UK & Ireland in June as Mark Angela moves to a new role in the company.

Tag Heuer celebrates SFR40 million investment in manufacturing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

The LVMH-owned watch brand launched its year-long Art of Manufacturing celebrations and showcased its latest timepieces at Baselworld 2014.