Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 March 2015

EUROPE

Gebr Heinemann acquires 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group sells a 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail to Gebr Heinemann, forging a joint venture at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

SSP UK opens first James Martin Kitchen at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

UK.The leading food & beverage operator has opened the first ever James Martin Kitchen as part of its seven-year contract with Manchester Airports Group.

The Moodie Report Interview: ACI Europe chief Olivier Jankovec

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec talks about the importance of commercial revenues to airports amid a tough economic environment.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Luxair names Dutyfly Solutions as inflight retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

LUXEMBOURG. Dutyfly Solutions, the joint venture between Aelia and Servair, has captured the inflight retail contract for Luxair, following a tender.

Gebr Heinemann launches new mobile app for consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has launched a new mobile app, with a range of new functions and information about shopping with Heinemann Duty Free.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

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

Key commercial partners capture Schiphol Consumers Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group’s leading business partners captured many of its Consumers Awards last week, across a range of categories.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport issues jewellery & watches retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has launched an open call for tenders for jewellery & watches retail concessions at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

Otto Ambagtsheer to leave senior commercial role at Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group Managing Director Business Area Consumers Otto Ambagtsheer is to leave the company in May for a new role.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Furla revamps 30sq m space with CTC-ARI at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

The Italian leathergoods brand re-opened its revamped 30sq m space at Larnaka Airport on 20 February in partnership with travel retailer CTC-ARI.

Georgia Revenue Service issues tender for border store contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service has launched a tender for a ten-year duty free concession on the Georgia-Turkey border, with a bid deadline of 31 March.

Relay's Trib’s makes its debut at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

FRANCE. Today (17 March) Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and Relay France opened a new Trib’s restaurant at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1.

Fossil strengthens travel retail team with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

US lifestyle company Fossil Group has named Wolfgang Czepiczka as Director Travel Retail EMEA and James Turl as Operations Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Larnaka Airport and partners in charity drive for special needs school

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

CYPRUS. A charity dinner organised by Cyprus Airports (F&B), Hermes Airports and CTC-ARI took place on 7 March to raise funds for a special needs school.

L’Oréal hails opening of world's first Urban Decay airport outlet at Dublin T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail has hailed the global airport debut of Urban Decay at Dublin T1 last week, and revealed ambitions to extend its presence in the channel.

Safilo Group confirms approval for ambitious 2020 Strategic Plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

ITALY. Key 2020 financial targets for the Italian eyewear company include a sales rise of +40% and a doubling of 2014 EBITDA.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

The L’Oreal group celebrates Women in Science at Aéroports de Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

FRANCE. A portrait exhibition of the five Laureates of the 2015 L’Oréal - UNESCO For Women in Science Awards will run until 8 May at Parisian airport terminals.

Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur improves Wi-Fi to keep passengers connected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur will this month offer free and unlimited 100 meg broadband Wi-Fi to passengers, crew and staff at Nice and Cannes Airports.

ARI unveils stunning Dublin Airport Terminal 1 walk-through store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has unveiled a high-quality new walk-through retail environment at Dublin Airport T1, following an €8 million investment.

Portland develops strategic commercial approach at Hamburg Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

UK. Portland Design's latest project with Hamburg Airport aims to develop a commercial strategy to cope with passenger growth demand.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

Furla opens corner in Items D’Ho store at Barcelona El Prat Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

The Italian leathergoods company has opened a 6sq m corner within the Items D'Ho store at Barcelona-El Prat Airport T1, featuring Furla's SS2015 collection.

Gatwick Airport marks two years of consecutive month-on-month growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport increased by +7.2% to more than 2.4 million in the month of February, completing 24 months of growth.

Heathrow Airport posts record passenger traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

UK. Strong growth on routes to China and Latin America helped propel London Heathrow Airport to a new record high for passenger traffic in February.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 158: Bringing the wow factor to Istanbul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we speak with iGA Havalimani Isletmesi CEO Mertol Genc about the ambitious plans for retail and other services at New Istanbul Airport.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

New Istanbul Airport CEO pledges ‘memorable and extraordinary experiences’ for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

TURKEY. New Istanbul Airport will deliver a world-class retail offer when it opens in around three years, says Mertol Genç, CEO of ambitious airport consortium iGA.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

INTERNATIONAL The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

'Ambitious and audacious': Geneva Airport reveals F&B tender awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SWITZERLAND. Autogrill, Caviar House & Prunier and Montreux Jazz Café are among the winners as Geneva Airport awards a series of food & beverage contracts.

Bath & Body Works opens first airport store at Stockholm Arlanda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SWEDEN. The specialty personal care products brand made its airport debut on 28 February with the opening of a store at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Design consultancy Portland to host seminar series on future of shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. The future notion of the shop is the subject of a new series of seminars hosted by design consultancy Portland, with the first on 23 April in London.

Gastrohub completes €25 million renovation at Madrid-Barajas

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 05/03/15

SPAIN. Food & beverage operator Áreas has opened a contemporary dining space that includes an open dining bar, à la carte and set menu dining.

Heinemann embarks on Arctic Adventure at Norwegian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

NORWAY. Customers at Heinemann's Norwegian Duty Free & Travel Value stores could win a dog sledding trip to Bardu with a leading outdoor activity specialist.

Nuance improves Prestwick duty free store after contract extension

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. The retailer has begun an ambitious redevelopment of its duty free store at Glasgow Prestwick Airport following a contract extension beyond 2020.

Travelex lands first-ever foreign exchange exclusivity at Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. A huge gain for the foreign exchange specialist as it secures exclusivity for foreign exchange and ATM services across all Heathrow terminals.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 157: Düsseldorf’s point of difference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry's only weekly magazine, we pay a visit to Düsseldorf Airport, as World Duty Free Group unveils a striking new look.

World Duty Free Group offers by 'mid-March' – Reuters claim

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

ITALY. Reuters yesterday claimed that the Benetton family “expects binding offers” for its majority stake [via Edizione Holding] in World Duty Free Group by "mid-March".

LS travel retail captures key retail concession at Krakow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

POLAND. LS travel retail, through subsidiary HDS Polska, has won one of the key travel retail concessions at Krakow Airport’s new-look international terminal.

Retail delivers solid performance for Vienna Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division posted a +2.2% year-on-year rise in revenue in 2014, driven by the shopping and gastronomy business.