Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 September 2014

EUROPE

LS travel retail Roma adds Montblanc and Pandora boutiques at Fiumicino

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/09/14

ITALY. The retailer has added two stores at Rome Fiumicino Airport Terminal 1, opening a concept store for Pandora and marking Montblanc's return to the airport.

Birmingham Airport ties up with LS travel retail for new stores

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/09/14

UK. LS travel retail has opened Hugo Boss, The Watch Collection, Eye Love, The Fashion Place and Discover England stores at Birmingham Airport.

European Court rejects Mastercard's final appeal over credit card fees

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/09/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has claimed the decision as a ground breaking success in its fight for fairer transaction fees for the business.

Finavia opts to retain single terminal amid Helsinki Airport expansion

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/09/14

FINLAND. The airport will extend under one roof rather than build a new terminal as it follows its plan to accommodate 20 million passengers by 2020.

Heathrow celebrates food-to-go milestone with London parks pod

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UK. London Heathrow is bringing the city’s parks to the airport as it celebrates 100% participation by tenants in its food-to-go policy.

SSP reopens iconic Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris Gare de Lyon

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/09/14

FRANCE. The railway station restaurant has introduced a new logo and new menu after reopening following a major €4 million-plus restoration programme.

Amsterdam Schiphol begins major Departure Lounge 2 expansion

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to add space and commercial concepts as part of a lounge renovation to be finished next year.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

Dubai Duty Free prepares for thrilling weekend of races at Newbury

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

UK. The Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes will be a highlight as the retailer offers its traditional hospitality to visitors throughout the weekend.

TAV extends Istanbul footprint with stake in Sabiha Gökçen Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/09/14

TURKEY. TAV Airports has acquired Limak's stake in the city's second airport and becomes a partner with Malaysia Airports Holdings.

Gatwick Airport posts record month for passenger traffic in August

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/09/14

UK. Almost 4.4 million passengers flew through London Gatwick Airport in August (+8.2% year-on-year), making it the busiest month in Gatwick’s history.

Bristol Airport tenders retail opportunities amid terminal expansion

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. The airport is seeking retailers across several speciality categories to occupy space created by a recently approved terminal extension.

Heathrow Airport passes seven million passenger milestone in August

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled more than seven million passengers in a single month for the first time in August, buoyed by strong emerging markets traffic.

Inflight Sales Group and Gate Retail Onboard forge alliance

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. "We believe this partnership could change the landscape of inflight retail," says Inflight Sales Group Managing Director Tony Detter.

The lever of loyalty: Tapping into airport retail’s missed opportunities

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Loyalty marketing specialist ICLP outlines how airports should work to better understand travellers, and ensure more of them shop.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

Travel Retail Futures partners with Schiphol Airport to drive traveller spend

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/09/14

NETHERLANDS. Newly created Travel Retail Futures has pioneered an initiative to build average transaction value at Schiphol Airport, and is now rolling out its services.

Zürich Airport unveils spectacular US$1.1 billion 'The Circle’

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has unveiled the plans for its spectacularly ambitious commercial project, ‘The Circle’, which is set to open in 2018.

Budapest Airport hosts spectacular aviation industry charity race

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/14

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport closed a runway last weekend to host the air transport industry’s annual charity race in aid of children’s cancer charities.

Ferrero drives footfall at Schiphol Airport with Nutella World launch

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Ferrero Travel Market has hailed the success for the recent launch of its Nutella World promotional campaign in partnership with Schiphol Airport Retail this summer.

John Varvatos celebrates London store opening with official launch party

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Moodie Report attended the official launch party of the first John Varvatos European flagship store, which saw the world of fashion and music come together.

Masi Agricola launches new wine initiative with Nuance

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian winemaker, supported by Fiat, has teamed up with Nuance Zürich in a joint initiative that invites passengers to taste and buy its wines.

Áreas opens newly renovated Pepito Grillo at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SPAIN. Designed by Spanish firm Sandra Tarruella, the newly opened 640sq m restaurant offers a bar and a show cooking area for sampling char-grilled products.

Fraport consortium wins rights to acquire and operate Ljubljana Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/09/14

GERMANY/SLOVENIA. Fraport Group, in partnership with a local consortium, has reached agreement to purchase and operate Ljubljana Airport.

Heinemann Duty Free marks Oktoberfest at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/09/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free is marking the start of the Oktoberfest with campaigns at its Frankfurt and Hamburg airport stores over the next two months.

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports shows solid growth in July

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/09/14

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by +4.6% year-on-year in July, ACI Europe has reported. Non-EU airports surged ahead by +6.3%.

Vinexpo announces appointment of Mathieu Vanhalst as Sales Director

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Mathieu Vanhalst joins Vinexpo armed with seven years of experience in TFWA, which will help drive Vinexpo’s sales development in France and internationally.

Network Rail delivers +6.1% retail growth in latest quarter

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/09/14

UK. Network Rail station retail sales rose +6.1% year-on-year in the latest quarter, with King's Cross and Liverpool Lime Street the strongest performing locations.

Liverpool John Lennon Airport announces change in leadership

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/09/14

Liverpool John Lennon Airport CEO Matthew Thomas, who is leaving to take up a senior position at the Vantage Airport Group, will be replaced by Andrew Cornish.

Frankfurt Airport introduces premium 'Home to Gate' departure service

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The new service is open to passengers regardless of airline and destination and includes limousine transfer to the airport, assisted check-in and a free drink.

Gebr Heinemann partner opens first airport duty free store in Tajikistan

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/14

TAJIKISTAN. President Emomalii Rahmon officially inaugurated Dushanbe Airport's new terminal – and the country's first duty free shop – earlier today.

Hamleys takes extended space in renewed Stansted Airport terminal

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/14

UK. The famous toy retailer will extend its presence at the airport when it opens in the redeveloped International Departures Lounge later this month.

Bacardi brings a touch of Cuban spirit to key European airports this summer

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/14

A Havana inspired bar and Cuban band performances are some of the elements of an activation to support the launch of Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron.

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

UK Airports Commission rules out Thames Estuary airport proposal

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UK. The Airports Commission rules out building a new airport in the Thames estuary, meaning an expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airport.

M&M’s brought to life in World Duty Free promotion at London airports

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Mars has teamed up with World Duty Free Group in a confectionery promotion that will see giant M&M's characters roaming three London airports until 9 September.

Regus to open drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/14

DENMARK. The business services and workspace company will open a drop-in business centre at Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 this year.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Spanish government initiates tender for 21% stake in airports group AENA

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/08/14

SPAIN. The Spanish government, through holding company ENAIRE, today launched a tender to sell a 21% stake in national airports company AENA.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Drambuie gets ready to debut exclusive limited edition at Cannes

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The 1L bottle featuring a black and white zig-zag motif will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition, ahead of its release into major airports worldwide.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.