Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 30 July 2015

EUROPE

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015 to CHF2,229.2 million (US$2,298 million), despite the challenges of currency in Brazil and Russia and economic difficulties in some key markets. EBITDA grew by +6.9% but net earnings fell sharply. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz said: “The first half of 2015 was, as expected, a challenging period for Dufry due to pronounced currency volatility in some of our markets."

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Heinemann Duty Free launches new Hugo Boss men’s fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Hugo Boss’ latest fragrance for men is launching at Heinemann Duty Free shops across a range of European airports, after a successful pre-launch in Norway.

Suntory sells Louis Royer to Terroirs Distillers for €100 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

France’s Terroirs Distillers is to acquire Cognac maker Louis Royer from Suntory Holdings, with the purchase price set at approximately €100 million.

Dufry prices €700 million Senior Notes to part fund WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. As anticipated, Dufry has priced senior notes for a total of €700 million to part fund its second blockbuster acquisition of recent times.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

Manchester Airports Group reveals robust growth in revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group today reported double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 March 2015, with commercial playing a key role.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Westfield and Eye Airports unveil first Arabic campaign at a UK airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

UK. Shopping centre manager Westfield and Eye Airports are marking the Islamic festival of Eid with an Arabic language campaign at London Gatwick Airport.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

Plaza Premium refuels Heathrow T2 passengers with Power Breakfast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Airport Services company Plaza Premium Lounge has launched a Power Breakfast initiative at its Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

IAG takeover of Aer Lingus gets European Commission approval

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

IRELAND. The European Commission today cleared the contentious airline acquisition, a decision immediately welcomed by Dublin Airport Authority.

London Heathrow Airport posts record June for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled a record 6.68 million passengers in June, with strong contributions from emerging markets such as Mexico and China.

Nuance opens Rituals cosmetics store at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

SWITZERLAND. Following a successful domestic market launch, Rituals unveils a stand-alone store at Zürich Airport Center in partnership with Nuance.

Alipay.com launches tax refund service for travelling Chinese shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

CHINA. Online payment services provider Alipay.com has partnered with Premier Tax Free to provide a new tax refund service to Chinese shoppers in Europe.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Grain Store Café & Bar set for debut at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

UK. The Zetter Group, Airport Retail Enterprises and Bruno Loubet will open the Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport South Terminal this Autumn.

Alpha LSG names Alex Forbes Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

UK. Alpha LSG has appointed Alex Forbes as CEO. He replaces Axel Bilstein, who has returned to Germany to take up a new position within LSG Sky Chefs.

Dufry opens Swarovski shop-in-shop at Athens Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

GREECE. Dufry has installed a Swarovski island store within its perfumes & cosmetics section in the Extra Schengen area at Athens Airport.

Lancôme parties in Paris to celebrate 80 years of beauty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

Yesterday (7 July), Lancôme General Manager Françoise Lehmann hosted a ‘WÔW’ party at the Casino de Paris, to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the brand.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol set to pilot test Apple Watch App

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and M2Mobi are conducting a pilot test for the first version of an Apple Watch App for Schiphol Privium members.

'We'll answer Ireland's call': Aer Rianta International goes green in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/07/15

IRELAND. "And we're all off from Dublin in the green, in the green." ARI is determined that travelling Irish supporters will be kitted out in style at the Rugby World Cup.

Inflight Service Europe extends contract with partner TUI Fly Nordic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service Europe has extended its retail and packing services deal with long-time airline partner TUI Fly Nordic, effective from May 2016.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

AdGroup names Primesight as preferred bidder for Eye Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. AdGroup has appointed UK Out of Home advertising specialist Primesight as the preferred bidder for its airport advertising operation Eye Airports.

Heathrow recommended for third runway slot but Gatwick vows to fight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. The Airports Commission this morning recommended that Heathrow Airport be awarded a third runway, but Gatwick Airport insists the battle is far from over.

Helsinki Airport terminal expansion to begin early next year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

FINLAND. Finavia's €900 million development programme will see the terminal building extended in 2016 to include +50% more floor space.

Masi Agricola announces listing on Italian Stock Exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

ITALY. Masi Agricola claims to be the first premium wine producer to trade on the AIM Italia, the arm of the Borsa Italiana for SMEs.

Munich Airport's satellite terminal open for business in April 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

GERMANY. Munich Airport (FMG) and Lufthansa committees have confirmed that the satellite terminal at Munich Airport is scheduled to open in April 2016.

World Duty Free Group inaugurates new walk-through store in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. "WDFG has brought the ‘wow factor’ to Newcastle Airport". That’s the reaction of airport CEO David Laws as the retailer inaugurates its new north-east location.

Dubai Duty Free sponsors 10th annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Dubai Duty Free was once again the main sponsor of the star-studded Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party, held last week.

Heathrow Airport closes Terminal 1 amid infrastructure upgrades

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Heathrow Airport Terminal 1 closes to passengers this evening after 47 years, paving the way for an extension of T2, which opened in 2014.

Dubai Duty Free extends Irish Derby sponsorship; racing classic turns 150

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Jack Hobbs swooped to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday; the travel retailer has extended its sponsorship of the race until 2017.

London City, Heathrow, Cologne-Bonn and Malpensa top ACI league

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

EUROPE. The awards recognise achievement in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations & environmental matters.

Wondertree gets set to light up Gatwick Airport South Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

UK. Passengers can dine while marvelling at an eight-foot ‘wonder tree’, so named for its illuminated polycarbonate leaves, which constantly change colour

ACI Europe: commercial revenue erosion a challenge for airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

EUROPE. The gradual erosion of commercial revenues is a huge challenge for Europe’s airports, according to ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec.

easyjet adds Nurture drink for pre-school kids to onboard offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

Fruity water product Nurture from the Imune health drink company comes in a spill-proof pouch and is available on all easyjet flights from this month.

LS travel retail opens new-look The Fashion Place at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

UK. LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland unveils a multibrand store, The Fashion Place, at Glasgow Airport, featuring men's & women's fashion & accessories.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services creates own handheld technology solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has designed and developed its own in-house ePOS handheld system for crew to assist onboard sales.

SSP opens Junction Urban Street Food at London Euston station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

UK. SSP UK has opened a new ‘street food’ offer at London Euston railway station featuring three concepts: Big Apple Hot Dogs, The Rib Man and Beany Australia.

RIP: Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, former Aerofirst Director General

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/15

RUSSIA. It is with regret that we report the passing on 18 June of Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, long-time Director General of Aerofirst, after a short illness.