Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 06 May 2016

EUROPE

Shannon Group names Matthew Thomas as new Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

IRELAND. Shannon Group has named Matthew Thomas, until recently Chief Commercial Officer at Vantage Airport Group, as its new Chief Executive.

Eurotrade unveils new retail brand and concept at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

GERMANY. The new Bavaria-themed My Duty Free retail concept aims to add a point of difference and Sense of Place to the shopping experience.

Pernod Ricard hails success of Jameson #BeOriginal360 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Jameson recorded a +39% uplift in sales during the four-day activation period, 26 to 29 February 2016, compared to the same period last year.

J.Cortès underlines the importance of product training in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

“Knowledge is the start of everything” says the company as it organises product training events and factory visits for Overseas Distribution Company staff.

King Power’s Leicester City rock the world with Premier League triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. Mission Impossible? Not for Leicester City, the flying ‘Foxes’ of English football owned by Thai travel retailer King Power, who proved that dreams can come true.

Third Kurt Geiger store to open at London Heathrow Airport this Saturday

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. The boutique concept will be located in Terminal 4 and will carry a selection of Kurt Geiger footwear and accessories as well as other luxury brands.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Sixteen Russian and CIS airlines take part in first ISPY regional event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group (ISG), Aeromar and ISPY collaborated for the two-day inflight retail and crew training SkyService event, held in Moscow.

TAV Airports reports retail revenue growth in Q1; duty free sales flat

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

TURKEY. Airport company TAV announces +6% year-on-year Q1 2016 increase in retail and catering, flat duty free sales and overall revenue growth of +2%.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

On location in Angers: How Cointreau is blending history and modernity

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

FRANCE. The Moodie Davitt Report's Jason Holland visits Angers, home to one of the world's great liqueurs, and discovers a fascinating tale of ancient and modern.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

ISG partners with Etat Libre d’Orange for new Corsair fragrance range

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group has partnered with Etat Libre d’Orange to offer an “out-of-the-ordinary” range of fragrances onboard Corsair flights.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Dubai Duty Free takes top honours at industry awards ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

UK/UAE. “We are delighted to be named Airport Travel Retailer of the Year and even more delighted to accept the overall Global Travel Retailer of the Year award."

Foreign exchange with a difference from Coindrum and Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. What to do with those leftover foreign coins from a trip abroad? Travellers at Milan Malpensa can now exchange them for shopping vouchers.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

King Power Group’s Sunil Tuli inducted into top Scotch whisky society

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Duty free industry stalwart has been made a Keeper of the Quaich, an international society that recognises outstanding contributions to Scotch.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Priority Pass surpasses milestone of 900 partner-operated lounges

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Additions in Asia Pacific are largely driving the company’s expansion with 24 lounges in the region becoming part of Priority Pass’ network this year.

Heathrow Airport posts sharp rise in retail revenue per passenger in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

UK. Buoyed by redevelopment at T5 in particular, Heathrow Airport posts a double-digit surge in Q1 retail revenue and a sharp rise in revenue per passenger.

Lacoste enhances premiumisation strategy with Heathrow T4 boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

'A must-have': the fashion brand said it expects the 42sq m store in Terminal 4 to thrive following the airport hitting record passenger traffic of 6.1 million in March.

Pernod Ricard reports travel retail declines for first nine months of FY16

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

FRANCE. Spirits company registers €6,813 million in overall sales for the period, but travel retail falls in each of the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Chinese tax free spending slows in first quarter, reports Global Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

CHINA. Tax free shopping spend among Chinese travellers fell by -24% year-on-year in March, according to tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Heathrow collaborates with designer Giles Deacon for Whisky Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

UK. Deacon has designed bespoke whisky stones which will be offered as an exclusive gift with purchase to customers spending £70 or more on whisky.

Iceland’s duty free alcohol quota could be significantly increased

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

ICELAND. A parliamentary committee is currently considering a switch to a units system which would see alcohol allowances go up for arriving passengers.

Multicopter company Yuneec opens first experience centre at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Passengers can test and fly Yuneec’s range of multicopters at a series of flight simulator stations in what is the company’s first airport promotion.

Blackjack ties up with LS Travel Retail at London Luton Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

UK. Promotions specialist Blackjack commences 16th UK airport operation. The company promises "memorable & lasting customer experiences".

Paris-Orly celebrates inauguration of its 12,000sq m International Pier

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

FRANCE. A 300sq m multi-category store, an Exki bar/restaurant and a Relay unit feature at the new €90 million building in the airport's South Terminal.

Alpha LSG makes five-year commitment to Thomas Cook Airlines cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

UK. Company pledges additional investment following the successful conclusion of the two-day OMG! Conference, Training and Awards event.

Edinburgh Airport nears £500,000 fund-raising mark for local causes

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

UK. Airport CEO Gordon Dewar lauds being able to give back to "tremendous projects that improve our communities and enhance the lives of all who live in them."

Fraport online shopping platform wins e-commerce industry award

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

GERMANY. Travellers can view the entire product range of airport shops online and reserve products, with departure gate and home delivery in the works.

SSP wins bakery and snack outlets contract at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

GERMANY. Five-year contract is valued at US$58 million and includes a number of firsts for the Fraport-operated airport, including a Backwerk unit.

Aelia Duty Free and Dior bring Poison to The Scene at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

Dior and Aelia Duty Free invite travellers at Nice Airport T1 into the 'dark and tinged' atmosphere of new fragrance Poison Girl via a digital innovation.

ForwardKeys partners with JMG-Research to create travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

SPAIN/FRANCE. JMG-Research MD Jérôme Goldberg will lead business development at the new ForwardKeys division while maintaining his existing role.

Inflight Sales Group secures retail concession with French Blue

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group's latest onboard concession with newly launched airline French Blue includes duty free retail and Buy Onboard programmes.

Retail rebound: Zürich Airport posts gains in commercial turnover in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover climbed by a solid +4.7% year-on-year in March and by +3.6% in the first quarter of 2016.

WH Smith wins Düsseldorf contract to operate five news and books units

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

GERMANY. British retailer will enter the market in Germany for the first time with the first outlet opening at the airport planned for October 2016.

Copenhagen Airport reports +11.2% increase in passenger traffic in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

DENMARK. A strong Easter performance contributed to the growth with European routes proving to be particularly robust as airport handled 2.3 million passengers.

Royal support for Dubai Duty Free-sponsored weekend of horse racing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

UK/UAE. The Queen will enter four horses at the Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials, with the retailer offering its traditional hospitality to visitors throughout the weekend.

Tackling consumers and creativity: ACI Europe commercial conference begins

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

FINLAND. The ACI Europe Airport Commercial Conference opened on Tuesday, with a focus on engaging the consumer and creating new experiences.

Travel retail “should never overlook” the importance of European international passengers, says analyst Air4Casts

Source: Air4Casts*, ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

EUROPE. Although low-cost airlines are driving the growth in Europe's aviation market, the retail potential of budget travellers is “often ignored”, says Air4Casts.

Braun launches second ‘Lift & Learn’ station at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

'State-of-the-art facility': The Moodie Davitt Report attended the official opening ceremony of Braun's landside shop-in-shop at Frankfurt Airport last month.

DFS continues to face 'uncertain economic environment in Asia'

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group results for Q1 continued to be affected by an uncertain economic environment in Asia, says LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.