Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 20 April 2015

NORTH AMERICA

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

Global Spirits USA names Julius Criscione Managing Director Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Global Spirits has established an Americas business unit as it seeks to expand its global presence, appointing Julius Criscione to a key management role.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

SSP America captures US$316 million F&B contract at Houston Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

USA. The ten-year contract will see the food & beverage operator develop and operate 14 units at Houston, including local and national brands.

DFA adds pre-purchase potential to Duty Free Express business app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

US. Duty Free Americas has announced the integration of its Duty Free Express business app into the Concur spend management services solution.

Aéroports de Montréal awards F&B contracts to SSP and HMSHost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

CANADA. Aéroports de Montréal has awarded two new food & beverage contracts, covering 17 outlets, to SSP America and HMSHost.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Paradies awarded speciality retail contracts at Houston airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

USA. Airport retailer Paradies will operate 20 new concepts at George Bush Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports, after winning a tender.

IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas remains resilient in tough times

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

USA. In the latest Moodie Podcast, IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne explains how the show is withstanding the challenging trading climate.

Canadian duty free sales see positive growth in February 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CANADA. Both airport and land border duty free sales posted increases in February, growing by +13% and +1% respectively to exceed C$35 million in total.

HMSHost spotlights culinary innovation in Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

USA. Nikkia Stone has beat four other finalists to win HMSHost’s ‘Channel Your Inner Chef’ culinary competition, which took place at Chicago O’Hare Airport this week.

Kelowna International Airport unveils C$55.6 million expansion plan for 2015

Source: KelownaNow; ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CANADA. The 2015 plan will include enhancements to the departure lounge, a brand new airport plaza, as well as expansion of the outbound baggage hall.

Travel retail agents team up to create IBG International Brands Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. A number of travel retail specialist agencies have teamed up to create a network under the title IBG International Brands Group.

Gebr Heinemann reveals annual sales, unveils €130 million investment plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has reaffirmed its desire to remain independent in a fast-consolidating travel retail sector, and plans to invest €130 million this year.

ATÜ Duty Free confirmed as Houston Airport concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

USA. The JV between TAV Airports Holding and Gebr Heinemann-led Unifree Duty Free, wins the duty free concession at George Bush International Airport.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

American Airlines suspends duty free sales amid DFASS ‘disagreement’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

USA. American Airlines has ceased the sale of duty free on selected international flights due to “a contractual disagreement" with inflight concessionaire DFASS.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Bar Symon celebrates grand opening at Washington Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

USA. Concessions International celebrated the grand opening of the new bistro-style restaurant last week with creator Chef Michael Symon in attendance.

Bottega SpA eyes the Caribbean market with new products in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

Underlining the increasing importance of the IAADFS show to its Caribbean expansion, Bottega SpA will unveil a new addition to its Bottega Rose Gold range.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

ATÜ Americas named preferred bidder for key Houston contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

USA. In a surprise result, Turkey-based ATÜ Duty Free's US affiliate has been named preferred bidder for the duty free concession at Houston Airport.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

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.

Denver Airport sets revenue record for minority-owned concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. Minority- and women-owned concessions delivered record revenues in 2014 at Denver Airport, accounting for close to 40% of commercial sales.

The Moodie Report Interview: DFS Group's sharp new look at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. DFS North America Managing Director Polly Nelson talks about the retailer's duty free operation at New York JFK T4, following a major investment.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Richland Rum racks up gold medals as it plans move into duty free channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/15

The single estate Georgia rum, which took top honours in tasting competitions in Spain and China, is eyeing an entry into travel retail with a US airport this summer.

IAADFS 2015 to welcome more than 35 new or returning exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. The annual trade show will see nearly 200 companies exhibiting this year, of which over 35 are making their first appearance or returning after an absence.

World Duty Free completes acquisition of final HMSHost concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

USA. World Duty Free Group has completed the acquisition of the remaining three concessions (comprising 45 stores) from HMSHost’s travel retail division.

Denver International posts all-time high concessions sales in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

USA. Denver Airport generated more than US$322.8 million in gross concessions revenue in 2014, marking the second consecutive year of record sales.

Westfield and Hudson Group revamp New York JFK Terminal 8

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

US. Eight new shops – including Victoria’s Secret and seven renovated Hudson locations – are now open at New York JFK International Terminal 8.

Joe DiDomizio underlines commitment to school dropout prevention

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

USA. The Hudson Group President & CEO has joined the Communities In Schools Board of Directors in a bid to change the image of education across America.

Chuck Feeney gifts US$100 million to University of California

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. The DFS Co-Founder has continued his philanthropic efforts, donating US$100 million to support the university’s new Mission Bay hospitals and research.

Denver Airport F&B partner to participate in city's Restaurant Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be the first Denver International Airport food & beverage offering to participate in the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

DFASS strikes inflight services deal with relaunched Eastern Air Lines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. The DFASS Group and newly relaunched carrier Eastern Air Lines have agreed a long-term partnership for inflight services including duty free.

OTG uses chalk art to showcase The Delta New York Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Leading food & beverage operator OTG has enlisted chalkboard artist Rajiv Surendra to create artworks in LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminals.

Washington Dulles posts 11th year of international passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Washington Dulles Airport handled 7.1 million international passengers in 2014, a +1.6% increase year-on-year and the 11th year in a row of growth.

Concessions International to open Bar Symon at Washington Dulles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

USA. Concessions International is set to open a Bar Symon concept at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of a number of new openings at the location.

Alfa Brands to launch new Jelly Belly Candy Company items at IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Jelly Belly Candy Company is set to unveil new items for travel retail in the Americas, including additions to its Star Wars and BeanBoozled collections.