Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 30 June 2015


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 in London.

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.

DFS boost as LVMH gains ‘definitive’ approval for La Samaritaine renovation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

FRANCE. The renovation of the famous La Samaritaine landmark in Paris is set to proceed. And that spells good news for DFS Group, which is poised to play a major role at the revamped department store.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

ACI Europe hits back at major airlines over airport charges claims

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

EUROPE. “Major airlines already have a free lunch, now they want a free dinner.” So says ACI Europe, reacting vigorously to claims of excessive airport charges.

SSP opens largest Marks & Spencer store in rail channel at London Waterloo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

UK. SSP UK, in partnership with Network Rail, has opened the largest Marks & Spencer (M&S) store in the rail channel at London Waterloo station.

ARI launches Destination Skincare campaign at Dublin and Cork airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has launched a promotional campaign called Destination Skincare in The Loop stores at Dublin and Cork airports.

Coccinelle expands in travel retail with latest European openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

Coccinelle continues to expand its travel retail business in Europe, with six new openings on cruise ships and in diplomatic and airport stores.

Lancôme promotes La Nuit Trésor at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

For the first time in three years, from 1 April to 12 May, Lancôme staged a fragrance animation at London Heathrow Airport, to promote La Nuit Trésor.

LS travel retail reveals further details of Nice Côte d’Azur store offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

FRANCE. As previously reported, the retailer will open three fashion stores and two FNAC outlets at the airport. The contracts begin in March 2016.

Strong Swiss Franc continues to hit spend at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover climbed by +4% year-on-year in May, but spend per passenger remains down due to the strong Swiss Franc.

Elior and AdP open ‘I Love Paris’ restaurant at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

FRANCE. ‘I Love Paris’ has opened in Paris Charles de Gaulle Hall L Terminal 2E, in partnership with Elior and Parisian Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin.

Frankfurt Airport reports busiest May ever for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.4% year-on-year in May, to 5.6 million, making it the busiest May ever for the German hub.

Heinemann’s Arctic Adventure campaign doubles sales for partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

NORWAY. Gebr Heinemann's Arctic Adventure campaign, which ran in February and March at Norway’s airports, doubled sales for partner brands in the period.

London Heathrow Airport posts record passenger traffic in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

UK. London Heathrow reported its busiest ever May with a record 6.34 million passengers, featuring strong increases on China, Mexico and Brazil routes.

Thomas Cook cabin crew rewarded in 'Super Incentive' sales initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

UK. The selling efforts of Thomas Cook Airlines’ top-selling cabin crew were recognised in a celebratory awards evening at Malmaison hotel in Manchester.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Neuhaus celebrates 100th anniversary of the ballotin at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

NETHERLANDS. Neuhaus has launched an exclusive activation at Schiphol Airport to celebrate the invention of the ballotin by Jean Neuhaus’ wife, Louise Agostini.

Áreas opens second Starbucks location in Lisbon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

PORTUGAL. Food & drinks purveyor Áreas strengthens its presence in Portugal with the opening of a second Starbucks outlet at Lisbon Airport.

Gebr Heinemann opens trainee-operated store at Hamburg cruise port

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

GERMANY. Gebr. Heinemann has opened Destination Hamburg, a 64sq m store at Hamburg’s Cruise Center Steinwerder, operated by the retailer's trainees.

L’Oréal extends Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Giò with new Profumo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

L’Oréal has extended its Acqua di Giò portfolio with a new masculine scent called Profumo, and is supporting the entire fragrance franchise in key airport locations.

Manchester Airport plots 50 new retail and F&B units under ten-year project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

UK. Manchester Airport has begun a ten-year, £1 billion investment programme that will upgrade the passenger experience and add around 50 commercial outlets.

Boost for travel retailers as new card fee regulations come into force

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

EUROPE. Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance chief Jacques Parson hails the introduction of new regulations that place a cap on cross-border card fees.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

Hershey launches Reese's sampling campaign at Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

Hershey World Travel Retail, with the help of Blackjack Promotions, is offering passengers the chance to sample Reese's products at Heathrow Airport stores.

Keflavik Airport issues tenders for foreign exchange and banking services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

ICELAND. Keflavik Airport operator Isavia is seeking proposals for the operation of foreign exchange, ATMs and VAT refund services at Iceland‘s major gateway.

Lindt and Masi partner in Gebr Heinemann cross-category promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

Leading chocolatier Lindt and wine producer Masi Agricola are to partner on an innovative cross-category promotion at Gebr Heinemann stores later this year.

Picture Gallery: Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge Management officially opened its first independent lounge at London Heathrow T4 on Friday; we bring you images of the ceremony.

Tullamore DEW releases first ever Cider Cask Finish Irish whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

IRELAND. The new Tullamore DEW Cider Cask Finish, now available exclusively in travel retail, is being promoted by ARI at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 until end June.

KLM named Best Airline for Inflight Retail at Airline Retail awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

UK. This year's Airline Retail (AR) awards, held on Tuesday evening in London, saw Dutch carrier KLM named as the Best Airline for Inflight Retail.

MCM extends travel retail presence with pop-up store at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

GERMANY. Luxury German brand MCM has opened a 35sq m pop-up store at Munich Airport T2, offering luggage, bags, small leather goods and its heritage line.

Network Rail retail sales growth outstrips UK High Street

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

UK. Network Rail’s retail sales climbed by +6.16% year-on-year in the 12 months to March 2015, once again outstripping UK High Street retail growth.

EU airport passenger growth continues to outstrip non-EU traffic, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +3.2% year-on-year in April, with EU airport growth outstripping that at non-EU locations.

HMSHost extends Turkish presence with new contract at Antalya Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

TURKEY. Autogrill division HMSHost and partner ICTur have struck a new F&B contract at Antalya Airport. The move adds a new location in Turkey for HMSHost.

Monarch Airlines to roll out Apple Watch app with Media inMotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

UK. Monarch Airlines and Media inMotion are co-developing an Apple Watch app designed to seamlessly integrate inflight dining, retail and entertainment.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Dubai Duty Free scores with sports sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry’s only e-Zine, we talk to Dubai Duty Free about its marketing drive amid its support of the Irish Open.

World Duty Free Group launches Karl Fazer Salty Popcorn chocolate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

Finnish confectionery group Fazer reports positive feedback for its new Salty Popcorn chocolate, following samplings run by World Duty Free Group at Helsinki Airport.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol introduces centralised security system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol switched over to centralised security today, in a move aimed at improving service to passengers.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.