Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 01 September 2015

NORTH AMERICA

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airports by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

Westfield adds Californian flavour to dining offer at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

USA. Westfield adds Reilly’s Irish Pub of West Hollywood, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen and Deli & Co to the T1 lineup at Los Angeles.

Strong July performance for both airport and land border duty free in Canada

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales grew by +18% to C$33 million in July, while land border duty free sales rose +12% to C$18 million, reports the FDFA.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Tender launched for speciality retail store at San Francisco International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

USA. Proposals for a speciality retail store in the airport's International Terminal are now being accepted, with the lease covering a 2,233sq ft location.

Paradies builds ‘3rd region of strength’ says Lagardère Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retaill's purchase of Paradies will transform the business in a key region, says Chairman & CEO Dag Rasmussen.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Delaware North gains two Minneapolis-St. Paul contracts as winners finalised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA. Retail and dining concessions won by Delaware North ahead of PhaseNext Hospitality and World Duty Free Group North America but most recommended bidders are awarded contracts.

HMS Host partners with football legend at Port Columbus International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA HMSHost has partnered with Port Columbus International and football legend Eddie George to open an upscale sports restaurant in the modernised Concourse B.

Currency fluctuations hit Estée Lauder travel retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Decrease is attributed to the “impact of accelerated orders and softness of some key foreign currencies affecting the mix of travellers and their consumption”.

Minneapolis-St. Paul awards contracts to most recommended bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Delaware North features in both variations from the recommended bidders for the airport's food & drinks and retail awards. UPDATED STORY.

‘The next dimension of travel’: OTG & United reveal bold Newark concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. United Airlines and OTG have revealed the first in a series of stunning new concepts to revolutionise the traveller experience at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost commits to hiring 5,000 workers through employment 'coalition'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. 100,000 Opportunities is a nationwide initiative which seeks to help young Americans aged between 16 and 24 into employment.

New York LaGuardia revitalises food and retail offer in Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. The redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B’s retail and food & drinks offer, featuring new concepts and brands, is being marked with a two-week celebration.

San Francisco Airport launches major tender drive for dining concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. The San Francisco Airport Commission has launched a tender for 12 food & drinks concessions covering 17 locations at San Francisco International.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

San Francisco Airport calls duty free contract briefing at Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

USA/HONG KONG.With the world's leading travel retailers present, San Francisco Airport has chosen the Trinity Forum as the ideal platform for discussing the forthcoming duty free tender.

Bidders line up to consider Detroit duty free, speciality retail options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

USA. Prospective bidders for duty free and speciality retail concessions at Detroit Metropolitan Airport will attend a pre-proposal conference & site visit tomorrow.

Duty Free Americas opens Furla store at Miami International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

Italian leathergoods brand Furla has strengthened its travel retail presence in North America with the opening of a 12sq m store at Miami International Airport.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Lagardère Travel Retail to acquire Paradies for US$530 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

USA. Lagardère Travel Retail is set to acquire North American airport retailer Paradies, from Freeman Spogli & Co, the Paradies family and other shareholders, for US$530 million.

Bacardi takes John Dewar & Sons Emporium to Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has taken its John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium to Toronto Pearson Airport, the first location in the Americas for the concept.

Appeals court denies Duty Free Americas challenge in Lauder case

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/08/15

USA. A long-running dispute between the country's biggest beauty supplier and one of its leading travel retailers continues to rumble on.

Chicago Dpt of Aviation calls Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’ through The Moodie Report.

Chicago Midway to issue RFP for single-entity concessonaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

USA. Chicago Midway International will issue a Request for Proposals for a single-entity concessions operator in September, as part of a US$248 million renovation.

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Dallas/Fort Worth names DFASS alliance as recommended duty free partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

USA. A partnership led by The DFASS Group is the recommended bidder for the duty free concession at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with board approval due tomorrow (Thursday).

HMSHost snaps up 14-outlet food & drinks contract at Tampa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA. HMSHost and joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman have been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport in Florida.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Moodie Foundation funding helps drive Cedars-Sinai ovarian cancer research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

USA. The Moodie Report Foundation's US$250,000 donation to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has helped to advance research projects into ovarian cancer.

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.

HMSHost and TV chef Susur Lee team up for Toronto Pearson venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

CANADA. TV chef Susur Lee has opened an Asian fusion restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport featuring new recipes created for travellers.

LS travel retail opens Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

LS travel retail North America has opened Hugo Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s international terminal (Terminal D), with further stores planned.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

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.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

HMSHost brings Lynn Crawford restaurant to Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford to open The Hearth restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.

HMSHost unveils winning dish from Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

USA. Winner of HMSHost's 'Channel Your Inner Chef' culinary competition Nikkia Stone presented her winning dish yesterday at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott transforms security zone at Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

USA. SpringHill Suites by Marriott has transformed the security experience for passengers at Dulles International Airport with the opening of a Comfort Zone.

Absolut Elyx delivers immersive brand campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is delivering an immersive brand experience for Absolut Elyx in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Lamar Advertising Company acquires Alliance Airport Advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

USA. The acquisition adds a variety of traditional advertising and experiential displays in five major airports to Lamar's already powerful portfolio.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

LS travel retail gives world debut to new Relay concept at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

CANADA. LS travel retail North America debuts the revamped Relay concept as it spearheads a 25-store ‘Travel Essentials’ offer at Toronto Pearson International.

New retail and F&B brands set to open at Washington’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has revealed the next wave of retail and dining brands that will open at Reagan National and Dulles International.