Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 25 October 2014

EUROPE

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to more airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook, with events planned for December and April.

Champagne Laurent-Perrier returns to Cannes with new travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

This month the Champagne house returns to the TFWA World Exhibition and launches a pop-up store at Charles de Gaulle Airport with Buy Paris Duty Free.

Nuance drives customer engagement with Lindt tasting at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

The Lindt tasting activation which took place earlier this month saw staff from the Lindt & Sprüngli Global Duty Free team taking on the role of Master Chocolatier.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

AENA rejects World Duty Free Group approach to renegotiate at Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SPAIN. Airport authority AENA Aeropuertos has rebuffed an approach from World Duty Free Group to revisit its duty free concession terms at Madrid Barajas.

LS travel retail launches ‘next generation’ Aelia store in Marseille

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has launched what it calls the “next generation of duty free stores” with a pilot operation at Marseille Provence Airport.

Regus Express business centre opens at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

UK. The business centre in the South Terminal arrivals area offers showers and breakfast as well as an open-plan lounge and meeting rooms.

Revlon appoints David Carvalho to senior travel retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

The experienced FMCG executive has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel Retail.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Chinese and Hong Kong tax free spend in UK surges in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The start of the academic year has provided a boost for retailers as families accompany international students to the UK, according to Global Blue.

Excess Baggage Company launches London Heathrow web portal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The retailer and service provider’s new website allows passengers travelling from Heathrow to order products for home delivery or pre-book services.

Nuance supports Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Nuance has teamed up with The Estée Lauder Companies to support the group’s high-profile Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign.

World Duty Free Group challenges Madrid duty free terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group is talking tough as it challenges the terms of its ‘Lot 1’ duty free retail concession at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport.

m1nd-set launches online forum for passengers and travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The consumer research company has developed the forum to facilitate dialogue between travellers and the travel retail industry.

New outlets and improved store design drive profit growth at WHSmith

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The convenience, books and gifts retailer has reported a +11% increase in trading profit for its Travel division for the year ended 31 August.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta join 'next stage' for Heathrow Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport T5 will open a new luxury goods environment by Christmas, housing leading brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta.

Heathrow Airport sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton interests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings is to sell its interest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie for £1,048 million.

Setur Duty Free and LS bid jointly for Istanbul Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free and LS travel retail are bidding as a partnership for the duty free concession at Istanbul’s new airport, scheduled to open in 2018.

World’s first Moët Hennessy boutique opens at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

FRANCE. Moët Hennessy teams up with Aéroports de Paris and LS travel retail to open Les Caves Particulières, a Cognac and Champagne boutique at Paris CDG.

ACI Europe highlights concerns over Ebola screening on arrival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

EUROPE. The association has called for consistent measures at EU airports while noting reservations about the effectiveness of arrivals screening.

Markets react as second Luxottica CEO in six weeks resigns his post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

Personnel concerns hit Luxottica’s share price hard as Chairman and majority shareholder Leonardo Del Vecchio adopts interim executive responsibilities.

Wildstone enters airport advertising market with Sky Brands acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

UK. Out-of-home advertising consultancy Wildstone will make its debut in the airport advertising market following the deal with Sky Brands.

Diageo begins global roll out of Haig Club after Changi launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

The single grain Scotch whisky will be available in ten travel retail locations this month, with a wider distribution to airports and airlines planned soon.

Down, down, down: Fidelity takes 10% share in ailing World Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Reuters - 13/10/14

ITALY. US mutual fund builds up stake in World Duty Free Group as travel retailer's stock continues its freefall, down -24.8% since 2 October.

Heathrow Airport records busiest September for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled 6.58 million passengers in September, up marginally (+0.3%) year-on-year and an all-time record for the month.

Áreas opens world’s first Espace Evian outlet at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

SPAIN. Áreas has opened a flagship outlet for the mineral water brand at Madrid Barajas Terminal 4 offering healthy dining options and gift products.

World Duty Free Group opens redeveloped East Midlands Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

UK. The new store accompanies a £12 million upgrade at the Manchester Airports Group-owned airport and features better space as well as new brands.

World Duty Free Group reveals vibrant new retail arena at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

UK. “This new store has delivered the ‘wow factor’ and more choice than ever before for passengers," says Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan.

Eye Airports invests £8 million to redefine UK airport advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

UK. The advertising company's Redefining Airports project represents an “unprecedented investment” in advertising media and technology at UK airports.

Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park welcomes new restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

UK. The Concorde Restaurant & Coffee House is part of a £600,000 investment programme which has included upgrades to the park's car park and Concorde hangar.

Pernod Ricard launches The Glenlivet Winchester Collection inaugural release

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Eleven of the 100 bottles of Vintage 1964, the first in a series of 50yo single malt whiskies, are destined for travel retail markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Stoli and Favarger launch exclusive cross-brand promotion at Zurich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

The activation - the biggest for Stoli with The Nuance Group - encouraged travellers to experience the synergy between Stoli Chocolat Razberi and Favarger chocolates.

"Remarkable" passenger traffic growth at European airports in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

EUROPE. ACI Europe hails a particularly strong month for European Union airports as they outperform relative to wider economic conditions.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Cost of Spanish airports retention weighs heavily on World Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The onerous cost burden of retaining its Spanish airports duty free business was spelled out yesterday by World Duty Free Group to investors.

Heinemann drives Hendrick’s G.O.S.H. activations at Berlin and Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Gebr Heinemann has launched a series of promotions centred on the Hendrick’s Gin Oscillating Sensory Helmet (G.O.S.H) at Copenhagen and Berlin Schönefeld.

ICE at Edinburgh Airport expands Click & Collect to ten foreign currencies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

UK. International Currency Exchange (ICE) is now offering its Click & Collect service – usually only available for Euros and US Dollars – for ten currencies at Edinburgh.

In Memoriam: Michael Geoghegan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

IRELAND. It is with regret that we report the passing of Michael ‘Mick’ Geoghegan, a pioneering figure in the travel retail industry with Aer Rianta International.

Keflavik Airport names new speciality retail and food & beverage partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

ICELAND.A combination of local Icelandic and international companies have won retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik Airport's new-look Departures Lounge.

World Duty Free Group extends Heathrow Airport concession to 2026

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has agreed a 6.5-year extension at Heathrow Airport, its largest contributor to sales and EBITDA, until 2026.

World Duty Free shares slump on high Spanish concession costs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

ITALY. World Duty Free Group shares slumped -10.64% on Friday, effectively wiping over €200 million off the company’s value. Worse may follow.

Belfast International Airport urges passengers to 'Park & Pledge a Pound'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

IRELAND. Belfast International Airport is giving passengers the option to donate £1 when they pay for their airport car parking to support Action Mental Health.

Birmingham Airport backs Gatwick expansion to deliver greater competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

UK. Birmingham Airport announced its backing for Gatwick Airport's expansion plans at yesterday's Conservative Party Conference, in the UK.

Finnair completes sale of travel retail arm to World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

FINLAND. Finnair has completed the sale of its Finnair Travel Retail operations at Helsinki Airport to World Duty Free Group, with 58 staff transferring to the new owner.

ISPY2015 gathers momentum following conclusion of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

UK. Airlines and Travel Retail Tradeshow exhibitors have already pledged support to ISPY2015, which takes place on 26-29 January at The Grand Hotel Brighton UK.

JTI refurbishes Geneva smoking lounge with cutting-edge ventilation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

The reopened 78sq m lounge at Geneva Airport is under negative air pressure, ensuring smoke does not escape as people leave or enter the facility.

Russia and East Europe airline retail event set for Latvia in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

LATVIA. Amber Sky 2015, a travel retail event that gathers East European airlines, suppliers and distributors, will take place in Riga next February.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.