Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 25 April 2014

NORTH AMERICA

HMSHost celebrates Earth Day by planting 10,000 trees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

USA. The global restaurateur launched a social media campaign that promised to plant as many trees as the amount of new ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ it received online.

Nuance and Victoria’s Secret open new boutique at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CANADA. Nuance has opened a new boutique at Toronto Pearson International Airport in partnership with leading lingerie and beauty brand Victoria’s Secret.

Westfield appoints Joe Waller to senior business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

USA. Westfield has named Joe Waller as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing within its growing Airports division.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

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.

SPI Group hails US progress following Chase International appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

SPI Group reports positive results for its Americas business since it took domestic distribution in-house and appointed Chase International as its US distributor.

Concessions International opens first Fly Burger Bar at Atlanta Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

USA. Concessions International has opened the first Fly Burger Bar Boutique, a partnership with a local chef, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Concourse B.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

HMSHost's Sarah Naqvi a finalist in Maryland technology awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

USA. Sarah Naqvi contends for 'Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer of the Year' in the Tech Council of Maryland's 26th Annual Industry Awards.

Online Republic streamlines airport car rental with new booking website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. The AirportRentals.com website offers one-stop access to car rental requirements under the umbrella and branding of an airport site.

Stolichnaya places fresh focus on travel retail in North America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPI Group is placing renewed emphasis on travel retail and airports in particular in North America, as it seeks a greater focus on the Stolichnaya brand in the channel.

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.

Chicago O'Hare & Westfield reveal transformed T5 retail and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. Chicago O’Hare Airport’s new-look T5 includes a 10,000sq ft Dufry walk-through duty free store and a much improved food & beverage offer.

Tampa International set for first commercial tenders in 40 years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. The airport's redeveloped concessions programme will comprise 13 concessions for food & beverage, retail, duty free and services.

ARI-North America unveils striking new retail arena at Montréal-Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

CANADA. Aer Rianta International has unveiled a striking new look and branding for its Montréal duty free operation, part of a big commercial expansion at the airport.

Hudson Group makes senior business diversity appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. The retailer has hired experienced lawyer and airport executive Courtney Thornton to the important role overseeing its relationships with minority partners.

Lauder wins latest round in anti-trust dispute with Duty Free Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. A federal judge has dismissed Duty Free Americas’ case against The Estée Lauder Companies in the latest twist to an extraordinary and long-running dispute.

Organic growth and new concessions spur The Nuance Group in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

SWITZERLAND. Nuance maintained EBITDA despite a fall in turnover, with organic growth and concession gains offsetting business lost in Hong Kong.

US international traveller numbers surge +9% in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. Outbound travel by US citizens grew faster in January than in the previous 12 months, according to the US Department of Commerce and Air4casts.

Washington airports’ leasing drive continues with new brands named

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has named 20 new retail and food & beverage brands that it will add to Reagan and Dulles airports.

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.

HMSHost opens Miller Brewhouse at General Mitchell Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

USA. Opened in partnership with MillerCoors, the new restaurant reflects Milwaukee’s brewing heritage and offers locally-inspired food and drinks.

Davidoff opens US airport 'flagship' unit with DFS at JFK Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

DFS Group and Davidoff have opened a new 100sq ft walk-in humidor at New York JFK Terminal 4, said to be the brand owner’s "flagship project" in US duty free.

Detroit Airport strikes concession deals for 25 food & beverage units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. The Wayne County Airport Authority has approved eight new food & beverage concessions covering 25 units at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal.

Duty Free City launches consumer campaign ahead of May store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. Duty Free City is targeting a May opening for its 14,000sq ft land border store in San Ysidro, and has launched a major advertising campaign for consumers.

Toronto Airport concession revenue boosted by retail and F&B moves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

CANADA. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has reported a +3.6% rise in concession and rental revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013.

Portland International Airport hosts concessions event as RFPs loom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

USA. Portland International Airport is set to issue the first in a series of Requests for Proposals next month as it plans a programme of commercial leasing.

Denver city studies airport concession management programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/14

USA. An audit has identified areas for improvement in the review process and ownership concentration of Denver Airport concessions.

Hawaii tourism spend decline continues as arrivals hold steady

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/14

USA (HAWAII).Total visitor arrivals for January remained on a similar level to the month last year, but visitor spend declined by -4.7% to US$1.37 billion.

Mondelez appoints Anapaula Gosling Saad to Americas travel retail team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/14

Gosling Saad brings more than 10 years’ experience to her role as Americas Regional Customer Marketing Manager at the global confectionery company.

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.

Autogrill sales slip in 2013 as Italian market and motorways suffer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

ITALY. Autogrill has posted a -0.3% decrease in revenue for 2013, with a contraction in its home market of Italy offsetting growth in North America.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Metalsmiths Sterling opens first US airport location in Pittsburgh

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

The Canadian luxury brand of sterling silver jewellery has opened a 634sq ft store at the Airmall in Pittsburgh Airport’s newly renovated Center Core.

Westfield prepares to unveil new-look commercial offer at Chicago O'Hare T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

USA. Concessions developer Westfield is preparing to reveal the new commercial line-up in Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport next month.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

Duty Free Americas installs Ray-Ban and Oakley concept in Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Luxottica has partnered with Duty Free Americas to deliver a 210sq ft shop-in-shop that the supplier claims has quadrupled sales of both brands.

Atlanta Airport on track to complete three-year concession overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The airport has opened 122 out of 152 new concessions after launching its redevelopment in 2011, with the rest set to open by the end of the year.

MarketPlace Development plans third leasing phase at Washington airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The developer will hold a forum this month outlining forthcoming retail and food & beverage opportunities at Washington Reagan and Dulles airports.

lola&grace gains in travel retail, makes Americas show debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

Swarovski Group's fashion jewellery brand announces airport and airline retail listings as well as its first-ever appearance at Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Portland to detail concession plans as major renewal period nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

USA. Portland International Airport will host a meeting for potential partners as it prepares for the expiry of 75% of its commercial leases over the next three years.

Essence Corp and Dufry bring Moschino fragrance to Brazil and Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

The US luxury distributor has partnered with Dufry to bring new fragrance Chic Petals to airports in Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

LS travel retail North America opens first F&B outlet at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened its first location at Denver International Airport, with local hot dog concept Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.

Nuance-DFASS captures three-year extension to Orlando contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

USA. Nuance and DFASS have agreed a three-year extension of their duty free concession at Orlando Airport, and revealed plans to expand the stores.

Duc d’O eyes Americas for its signature flaked truffles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

The Belgian chocolatier aims to grow its presence in Americas travel retail, and plans to launch its Untamed Delicacy brand at its debut IAADFS show in Orlando.

Aviator’s Club Barbeque Restaurant opens at Denver International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 04/03/14

USA. The new full-service bar and restaurant on the airside mezzanine level of Concourse B will occupy 3,696sq ft under a 10-year lease.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Houston airports prepare for series of RFPs amid big redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

USA. Houston Airport System is preparing to call a series of tenders for some major concessions – including duty free – at Houston and Hobby International airports.

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.