Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 25 May 2016


Dedicated followers of fashion unite in Helsinki for a Match Made in HEL

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/05/16

Seven big names in European and Asian fashion design unveiled their latest creations in a fashion show held on one of Helsinki Airport’s runways last night.

Local heroes: Viking Line turns spotlight on local beauty houses

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

The new Local Beauty Heroes concept launched by Viking Line gives local cosmetics brands a chance to shine alongside their big global counterparts.

Swedish economist joins speaker line-up at Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

SWEDEN. Kjell Anders Nordström will present the closing keynote and joins a panel of travel retail experts at the Stockholm event in June.

Iceland’s duty free alcohol quota could be significantly increased

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

ICELAND. A parliamentary committee is currently considering a switch to a units system which would see alcohol allowances go up for arriving passengers.

Dufry: Strong project pipeline set to drive growth in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks organic growth, the concessions pipeline, brand partners and duty free versus duty paid growth with investors.

Dufry Group delivers solid commercial performance in 'transformational year'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +46.3% to reach CHF6,139.3 million in 2015 amid what the company described as "a transformational year".

Copenhagen Airport reports shopping revenue increase of +7.7% in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/16

DENMARK. Non-aeronautical revenue was up +4.9% compared to 2014 to US$247.4 million, while total revenue climbed +5.0% to reach US$592 million.

Swedavia strikes sister agreement with China’s Capital Airports Holding

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/02/16

CHINA/SWEDEN. Swedish airport company Swedavia and China’s largest airport group Capital Airports Holding Company establish a sister relationship.

Tallink opens first Burger King restaurant in cruise & ferry channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/16

ESTONIA. Tallink Group this week opens the first Burger King in the world onboard a ferry. The restaurant is located on the Tallink Star between Tallinn and Helsinki.

HMSHost International selected to open six F&B outlets at Bergen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/16

NORWAY. The five-year concession contract is expected to generate total revenues in excess of €70 million, according to parent company Autogrill.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Viking Line exclusively launches Wolfburn in Nordics in travel retail first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

NORDIC REGION. Distribution agreement marks the first time a Scotch single malt whisky brand has launched exclusively in a travel retail sector.

Norwegian records +9% growth in passengers carried in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

NORWAY. Increase in passengers is attributed to international expansion, including continued UK growth, and new domestic flights in Spain.

Fazer looks East for travel retail expansion in 2016 and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

FINLAND. Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016, Finnish confectioner Fazer is aiming to build on its rich history to create a bright future in travel retail.

Helsinki Airport passes 16 million passenger mark to set annual record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

FINLAND. Airport company Finavia said the +3% annual rise in passengers in 2015 was buoyed by strong growth in demand during the final quarter.

Tallink Group opens major logistics centre to handle tax free goods

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

ESTONIA. Leading cruise & ferry company Tallink Group bolsters the efficiency of its vital retail business by opening a 14,500sq m logistics centre near Tallinn.

Copenhagen Airport buoyed by long-haul traffic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

DENMARK. Healthy growth on long-haul routes helped Copenhagen Airport post a +3.8% rise in passenger traffic in 2015, hitting an all-time high of 26.6 million.

Bacardi GTR to highlight Royal Brackla at Cinderella Whisky Fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Setting sail in the Nordics: Bacardi Global Travel Retail is poised to make its debut at the Cinderella Whisky Fair where it will introduce Royal Brackla to the Nordics.

Sino-Finnish sisterhood: Beijing and Helsinki airports forge collaboration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

FINLAND/CHINA. Finavia and China's Capital Airports Holding Company strike a Memorandum of Understanding to create a sister airport relationship.

TUI Group consolidates inflight retail with five-year Gate Retail deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. TUI Group has struck a five-year deal with Gate Retail Onboard to handle inflight retail across its five airlines, with the roll-out of pre-order a priority.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Heinemann launches Urban Decay brand at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

L'Oréal Luxe and Gebr Heinemann introduce fast-growing makeup line Urban Decay to Copenhagen Airport, the brand's first airport door in Scandinavia.

Oslo Airport reveals 'broad & varied' speciality store line-up from 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

NORWAY. Avinor names further retailers that will appear at Oslo's upgraded airport from 2017, including Airport Retail Group, SSP, Tanum and Ting.

World Duty Free blends core and specialist categories in Helsinki

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

FINLAND. The 11 retail operations combine core walk-through tax & duty free stores and specialist luxury, multi-brand and boutique offerings.

European and long-haul traffic growth buoys Copenhagen Airport in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport posted double-digit passenger traffic growth in November, boosted by routes to the UK, Italy and the Middle East.

Inflight Service scores with launch of Ronaldo and Zlatan fragrances

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/15

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service introduces fragrance brands from two of the world's leading footballers, with both hitting its client airlines' best-seller lists.

Finavia strikes a very Finnish chord with Sibelius anniversary project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

FINLAND. Helsinki Airport will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the country’s greatest composer. Don't know Sibelius's music? Read our report and you will.

ISG partnership captures airBaltic inflight retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

LATVIA. Inflight Sales Group partners with SIA Airo Catering Services to provide inflight services to Latvian carrier airBaltic, with a new programme from March.

gategroup to acquire Inflight Service in US$127 million deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/15

EUROPE. gategroup has struck a deal to acquire leading Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service. UPDATED story with new comment.

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

People power: STHLM Retail Staff merges with Promoline in Finland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

SCANDINAVIA. Two staffing specialists join forces in Finland to create a powerful force in the travel retail and local market beauty sector.

Over the Finnish line: €13.5 million Ivalo Airport renewal complete

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

FINLAND. A focus on Finnish food, fare and furniture marks the ambitious revamping of the old terminal, helping to support the region's vital tourism sector.

Oslo Airport reveals further details of enhanced commercial line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport names further partners for its food & drinks concessions, as well as its convenience store line-up, as it plans the opening of T2 in 2017.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

Gategroup strikes new retail contract with Scandinavian Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/15

SCANDINAVIA. The agreements covers “end-to-end responsibility” for the airline’s entire inflight supply chain, plus catering and provisioning.

Inflight Service names Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service Europe appoints Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing amid a reorganisation.

First-half duty free income flat for Norwegian airports group Avinor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NORWAY. Airport group Avinor has reported that sales and rental income from duty free sales climbed marginally in the first half of 2015, compared to H1 2014.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

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, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chanel, Heinemann mark N°5 Eau Première launch in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

DENMARK. Chanel partners with Gebr Heinemann in a spectacular activation at Copenhagen Airport to celebrate the launch of its new N°5 Eau Première.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar tackles consumers and regional challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

NORDIC REGION. A high-quality Nordic Travel Retail Seminar 2015 took place in Copenhagen on Wednesday, focusing on consumers in a key regional market.

Victoria’s Secret to make Finnish debut at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

FINLAND. The leading lingerie and beauty retailer will open its first store in Finland later this summer as part of Finavia’s service reform at Helsinki Airport.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.