Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 27 April 2015

NORDIC MARKETS

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.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

Amber Beverage Group to distribute Beam Suntory in the Baltic region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

The partnership will allow Amber Beverage Group, part of SPI Group, to strengthen its position in the whiskey, Cognac and tequila segments in the Baltic markets.

Oslo Airport issues major retail and food & beverage tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport has issued a major retail and food & beverage tender for a number of outlets in its arrivals and departures zones.

Copenhagen Airport Shopping Centre posts solid revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

DENMARK. The increased revenue is a result of record passenger numbers as well as improved food & beverage offerings and speciality shop concepts.

ACI Europe retail and commercial event to tackle missed opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

EUROPE. The 24th ACI Europe Commercial & Retail Conference takes place on 21-23 April in Milan, with details emerging of the key sessions.

International frequencies drive Copenhagen Airport traffic rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

DENMARK. Solid growth in international traffic and additional frequencies among leading carriers buoyed Copenhagen Airport passenger volumes in January.

Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic posts solid growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

DENMARK. Passenger traffic at Copenhagen Airport hit a new record of 25.6 million in 2014, buoyed by healthy growth in long-haul international volumes.

Inflight Service names Lars Löfgren as President and Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service has named Lars Löfgren as President and CEO; outgoing CEO Björn Ulfberg remains an advisor.

Helsinki Airport unveils new-look luggage hall inspired by nature

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

FINLAND. Helsinki Airport has teamed up with Finnish interior designer and sculptor Stefan Lindfors to redesign its luggage lobby Exit 2B, inspired by Finnish nature.

Inflight Service launches Jumpseat, a new airline crew magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

NORDIC REGION. Leading airline retailer and distributor Inflight Service has launched Jumpseat, a new magazine to inform, educate and inspire cabin crew.

CPI completes concession planning project for Keflavik International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

ICELAND. Concession planning specialist CPI has completed a project to plan the new commercial spaces and help select concessionaires at Keflavik International.

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.

Viking Line opens Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

FINLAND. Viking Line has opened the first Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop in Finland – and the first on a cruise vessel – onboard the M/S Viking Grace.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Copenhagen Airport builds F&B portfolio with three new outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will build on its strong food & beverage offer by opening three new brands in early 2015: Aamanns, Gorm’s and YO! Sushi.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Scandlines Bordershop whisky retail concept wins gold at POPAI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The Scandlines Bordershop Glenfiddich Whisky Corner, created by HRG for William Grant & Sons, was named Best Shop in Shop at the annual awards.

Keflavik Airport names new speciality retail and food & beverage partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

ICELAND.A combination of local Icelandic and international companies have won retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik Airport's new-look Departures Lounge.

Finnair completes sale of travel retail arm to World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

FINLAND. Finnair has completed the sale of its Finnair Travel Retail operations at Helsinki Airport to World Duty Free Group, with 58 staff transferring to the new owner.

Russia and East Europe airline retail event set for Latvia in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

LATVIA. Amber Sky 2015, a travel retail event that gathers East European airlines, suppliers and distributors, will take place in Riga next February.

LS travel retail captures Keflavik Airport food & beverage concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

ICELAND. LS travel retail has been awarded a major food & beverage concession in the new Departures lounge at Keflavik International Airport.

Keflavik Airport aims for commercial boost through CA+ solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

ICELAND. Keflavik International Airport has selected the Concessionaire Analyzer+ (CA+) solution to help boost its non-aeronautical revenues.

Mellow yellow: L’Occitane brings the south of France to Norway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

L’Occitane’s yellow well-being truck is bringing a touch of Provence to Oslo Gardermoen Airport this September, in partnership with Gebr Heinemann.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The 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.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

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

Source: ©The 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.

Finavia invites locals to start a pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 08/08/14

FINLAND. In celebration of Restaurant Day on 17 August, Finavia is giving locals the chance to start their own pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport.

Finnair strikes major inflight duty free deal with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Following news of the divestment of its Helsinki Airport retail operations to WDFG, Finnair Travel Retail strikes an agreement with Gebr Heinemann for inflight retail and supply.

Finnair to sell Helsinki Airport shops to World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

FINLAND. Finnair Travel Retail has signed a deal to sell its shops at Helsinki Airport to World Duty Free Group, giving WDFG exclusivity over duty free there.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

Copenhagen Airport to merge domestic and international traffic flows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will merge domestic and international traffic in terminals 2 and 3 – a move that should have a positive spin-off for retailers.

ChangeGroup to introduce foreign currency ATMs at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

FINLAND. ChangeGroup has won the foreign exchange concession at Helsinki Airport and is set to roll out the airport’s first foreign currency ATMs in 2015.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Helsinki Airport to open 70 stores amid big commercial redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia is to open 70 new or refurbished stores and restaurants as part of its ambitious commercial development at Helsinki Airport in the coming year.

Angry Birds take flight with Heinemann Duty Free Oslo and Fazer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/14

NORWAY. Tweets and retweets as a highly successful Angry Birds promotion is repeated for the third consecutive summer by Fazer and Heinemann Duty Free Oslo.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

Danzka Vodka cruises into Copenhagen with Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

The Waldemar Behn brand has launched a month-long cocktail promotion and Facebook contest at the Gebr Heinemann Tax Free Shop in Copenhagen Airport.

Nordic opportunity: regional travel retail seminar attracts record numbers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

NORDIC REGION. A record 150 delegates attended this week's Nordic Travel Retail Seminar, highlighted by a provocative address from Cloetta CEO Bengt Baron.

Inflight Service expands pre-order network to Netherlands with Arke

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

NETHERLANDS. In a key initiative, Inflight Service will introduce its pre-order concept to the Dutch airline market after striking a deal with TUI Airlines Nederland (Arke).

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).