Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 29 November 2014

EUROPE

Fraport consortium wins bid to manage regional airports in Greece

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

GREECE. Fraport and partner Slentel will manage 14 regional airports at mainly holiday destinations under a concession lasting up to 50 years.

Seva Group enters into new direct relationship with Diageo in Balkans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

The distributor will supply Diageo's duty free portfolio in the Balkans as well as working with the leading liquor supplier to develop new opportunities in the region.

SSP smashes fundraising target for Cancer Research at Belfast Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

IRELAND.The food & beverage operator's Belfast team has raised more than £10,000 for Cancer Research throughout the year through a range of activities.

Zürich Airport opens airside stores to non-passengers for Christmas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

SWITZERLAND. In what may be a world first, Zürich Airport is opening its Airside Center to non-travellers in the lead-up to the Christmas festive period.

Chloé fragrance sales rise thanks to Coty hot air balloon event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

Coty has created an eye-catching balloon animation, to support its Chloé fragrance portfolio. It follows on from the brand’s ferris wheel and snow globe events.

SSP reports like-for-like sales growth as underlying profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

UK. Food & beverage operator SSP Chief Executive Kate Swann hails a ‘good performance across the group’ for the year ended 30 September.

Fortnum & Mason opens first airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UK. The iconic London retailer has opened a 1,000sq ft store at Terminal 5's new luxury area, with an in-store bar scheduled to open next month.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

World Duty Free Group shares rebound amid merger speculation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SPAIN. The retailer’s share prices has surged by more than +14% over the past ten days, with media speculation prompting a sharp hike late last week.

American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. American Express card users can receive statement credit on purchases at several UK airports through offers via location-sharing network Foursquare.

SSP to open M&S Simply Food outlet at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. The new 2,000sq ft store at Stansted is the ninth M&S Simply Food outlet operated by F&B specialist SSP and will open on Wednesday.

Aéroports de Paris unveils luxury fashion area at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE. The new fashion area, located in Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2E Hall K, showcases four key brands: Cartier, Chanel, Dior and Hermès.

Capture collaborates with LS travel retail on Aelia global rebrand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE/UK. The agency worked with the retailer to design and implement its new branding and store concept being tested at Marseille Provence Airport.

Media Frankfurt unveils biggest digital airport advertising space in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

GERMANY. The 100sq m screen outside Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport will be seen by 13 million terminal users a year. UPDATED WITH VIDEO.

New whisky category approach drives single malt sales at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Schiphol Airport Retail has posted +33.8% growth in single malt sales as a result of a new whiskey category approach developed in collaboration with William Grant & Sons.

UK tax free spend down in October as Russian turmoil hits sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

UK. Russian visitors are no longer among the ten biggest tax free shopping nationalities in the UK, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

Gatwick Airport retail improvements boost spend as traffic surges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

UK. Passenger traffic grew by +8.0% in the six months to 30 September as recent investments across both terminals drove income per passenger higher.

LS travel retail pilots new Aelia Duty Free concept at Marseille Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has opened the first of its ‘next generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores with a pilot outlet at Marseille Airport’s low-cost mp2 terminal.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Flemingo International merges with Harding Retail in cruise move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International and cruise retailer Harding Retail have announced a merger that will expand Flemingo’s global travel retail presence.

Inflight Service Europe extends inflight retail agreement with SAS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service and Scandinavian carrier SAS have extended their inflight retail agreement, which includes onboard and pre-order services.

Rolling Luggage extends concession at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

UK. The luggage retailer will redevelop its stores across three terminals as part of the seven-year extension to its concession at London Heathrow Airport.

Travelex to make Polish debut at Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

POLAND. The global foreign exchange operator will open a Departures outlet and an Arrivals multi-currency cash machine at the airport this year.

Ferry operator Færgen targets Swedish shoppers with store upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

DENMARK. The company hopes to convince customers to sail the Ystad to Rønne route instead of travelling to Germany to avoid high domestic prices.

Network Rail retail and F&B sales buck UK trend in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

UK. Sales at the company’s 18 rail stations grew by +6.23% like-for-like between July and September as high street sales in the UK fell by -0.05%.

Product labelling among the industry’s most urgent issues, says ETRC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. ETRC Secretary-General Keith Spinks has said that labelling and allowances are among the critical issues facing travel retail today.

Family Spirit: The ancient and modern story of Masi Agricola

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Continuing our fascinating Family Spirit series, Martin Moodie meets Sandro Boscaini, President of Masi Agricola, one of Italy’s greatest wine producers.

Inflight Service extends purchasing and distribution deal with Eckerö ferry group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

NORDIC REGION. Nordic travel retail specialist Inflight Service has extended its strategic purchasing agreement for beauty with ferry company Eckerö.

The Moodie Report Interview: On century duty with Puig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

In July Spanish beauty-to-fashion house Puig celebrated its 100th anniversary; Martin Moodie spoke to Chairman & CEO Marc Puig about a century of achievement.

William Grant & Sons celebrate POPAI Best Shop in Shop Award in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/14

William Grant & Sons, along with Hans Just, Scandlines and HRG, gathered at the TFWA World Exhibition to celebrate the award for the Glenfiddich Whisky Corner.

Anthon Berg harnesses Nordic gastronomy in youthful new range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

The new A XOCO by Anthon Berg collection features contemporary packaging with bold flavours inspired by innovative Nordic gastronomy.

Beam Suntory launches Laphroaig 11yo exclusively at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

The Laphroaig 11yo limited edition Islay single malt will be available at Schiphol Airport Retail's Exquisite store in collaboration with Maxxium Travel Retail.

Eugenio Andrades named as World Duty Free Group Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group has named Eugenio Andrades as its CEO. The group has embarked on a major review to create a business plan to 2017.

Luggage-Point opens retail and services outlet at Edinburgh Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

UK. The retailer has opened at Edinburgh Airport’s new terminal extension, offering a range of luggage brands and a wide variety of services.

Vienna Airport opens new Pier West with vibrant F&B and retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport has completed a major project to remodel its Pier West and C-Gates area, which now houses a fresh F&B offer and expanded retail space.

WDF Group CEO Eugenio Andrades outlines key business priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group CEO Eugenio Andrades has outlined five business priorities as he takes over the role from José Maria Palencia.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid retail revenue growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris’ retail revenue climbed by +3.2% year-on-year in the first nine months, with a strong performance from duty paid activities.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

IOMA skincare makes travel retail debut with Nuance in Geneva

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

The brand has brought its personalised skincare factory to the airport and will open a dedicated counter at Nuance’s new luxury beauty store in December.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Le Clos captures the greatness of Grange; DFS shows a masterly touch in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of travel retail's only weekly magazine (and the channel's fastest-growing media) we spotlight an outstanding wine initiative from Le Clos and Penfolds Grange at Dubai International, and we examine DFS Group's stellar wines & spirits showcase in Singapore. Martin Moodie also reports from South Korea and a travel retail market undergoing structural change.

Travel Retail Consortium raises over £2,300 in aid of The Beacon Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

UK. The Beacon Centre, base of the Beacon Specialist Community Supportive and Palliative Care Service, is the Consortium’s nominated charity for 2014.

Wolford to open Pure 50 pop-up store at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

The Austrian hosiery and lingerie company will partner with Gerzon to present its new Pure 50 tights at the airport between 1 December and 2 January 2015.

Copenhagen Airport heads for new annual record as October traffic climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 2.3 million passengers in October, up +7.1% year-on-year, as the Nordic hub targets 25 million in the full year.

Design consultancy Portland promotes Keeley Lascelles to Associate role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Leading design consultancy Portland has promoted Senior Designer Keeley Lascelles to Associate, a management position at the company.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic climbs in October despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +1.4% year-on-year in October to 5.5 million, despite the impact of a pilots' strike during the month.

Global Exchange wins currency exchange tender at Tenerife Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

SPAIN. The foreign exchange operator has secured a five-year concession covering two currency and tax refund outlets at Spain's seventh busiest airport.

WHSmith Travel sales climb by +7% in first ten weeks of financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Sales at WHSmith’s Travel division climbed by +7% (+2% like-for-like) in the first ten weeks of the financial year, the group reported today in a trading update.

Flug zeug flies into travel retail at Vienna International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

The Viennese label of creative accessories made from airline materials has extended the range of products available at its store at Vienna International Airport.

Gatwick highlights growth as UK public mulls airport expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

UK. The airport has noted strong growth in October as the Airports Commission launches its public consultation on airport expansion in London.