Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 01 November 2014


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).

Finavia spotlights Finnish nature and design with Helsinki Airport exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

FINLAND. The Luonnos exhibition features works by 12 Finnish contemporary designers inspired by the landscapes, colours, sounds and materials of Lapland.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

Tallink Group doubles space and rebrands retail on Silja Serenade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group has doubled space in its Tax Free Superstore on board the Silja Serenade, with a major investment in sister ship the Silja Symphony to follow.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airports which submit data to the ACRS 2014, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

Tallink Group shop and restaurant sales dip amid passenger decline

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group retail and F&B sales dipped by -2% year-on-year in 2013, hitting €507.3 million, amid a fall in traffic on Finland-Sweden routes.

Keflavik Airport aims to deliver ‘essence of Iceland’ with new concessions programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

ICELAND. Pre-qualification for retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik International begins on 19 March; the airport says it wants to attract overseas bidders.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

Copenhagen Airports to host Airport Food & Beverage Conference 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

DENMARK/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's annual Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards will take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

Pernod Ricard confident in travel retail amid challenging climate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

The company described travel retail as a priority and outlined a developing shop-in-shop strategy in comments on its first-half results. UPDATED.

Scandlines opens Lindeman’s branded shop-in-shop at Puttgarden

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

The branded area, in a key market for Lindeman's, sells the entire wine range and allows customers to sample using Enomatic wine-dispensing machines.

Copenhagen Airport promotes Danish designers in Fashion Week campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/14

DENMARK. The airport’s activities around Copenhagen Fashion Week, from 28 January to 2 February, feature some of the country’s top fashion brands.

Copenhagen Airport looks to create expanded facilities for 40 million passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

DENMARK. The airport’s growth vision, Expanding CPH, focuses on the ambitious development and expansion of existing facilities over the next two decades.

Keflavik International prepares to tender retail and F&B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

ICELAND. Isavia, which operates Keflavik International, will pre-qualify interested parties for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the airport from March.

Travel F&B group SSP posts solid rise in sales, strong growth in EBITDA

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14

UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.

Inflight Service snaps up retail and F&B onboard Norwegian Air Shuttle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/14

NORWAY. Inflight Service extends partnership with Norwegian Air Shuttle to all onboard and pre-order duty free & food as Gate Retail Onboard exits.

Swedavia plots major investment at Stockholm Arlanda Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/14

SWEDEN. Swedavia has announced a 30-year capital spending programme at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, with an upgrade of T5 the first project planned.

Finavia set to launch ambitious Helsinki Airport development project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/13

FINLAND. Finavia is set to begin a big redevelopment project at Helsinki Airport – which includes a major increase in commercial space – from January.

Vagar Airport to take over duty free operations from Atlantic Airways

Source: The Moodie Report - 23/12/13

FAROE ISLANDS. Vagar Airport is to operate its duty free business in-house from May 2014. Atlantic Airways has managed the business since 2009.

Inflight Service launches pre-order service with Jetairfly in Belgium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/13

BELGIUM. Inflight Service launched its pre-order service with Jetairfly in Belgium last week – the first time the inflight specialist has taken its model outside the Nordics.