Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 26 January 2015


Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

St-Germain makes US travel retail debut with International Shoppes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched St-Germain, a French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms, with International Shoppes at JFK Terminal 8.

WestJet renews, expands inflight retail programme with GuestLogix

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

CANADA. GuestLogix's long-running agreement to manage the airline’s onboard retail and food & beverage programmes is extended to an “omnichannel roadmap”.

The Moodie e-Zine: DFS blends ancient & modern in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our first edition of 2015, we speak to DFS Chairman & CEO Philippe Schaus about the retailer's plans to open a T Galleria in Cambodia.

JFKIAT and Delta unveil extension to New York JFK Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Terminal operator JFKIAT and Delta Air Lines today unveil 11 new gates and 75,000sq ft of additional space at New York JFK International Airport Terminal 4.

Tastes on the Fly opens Modmarket at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

USA. Award-winning airport restaurateur Tastes on the Fly has opened a Modmarket outlet at Denver International Terminal B, offering healthy dining options.

DFS set to secure extra year on Los Angeles Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

USA. DFS is set to secure a further year on its Los Angeles International duty free contract due to delays and costs related to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

JFK Airport Terminal 4 marks record year with 17 million travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

USA. JFK Airport’s Terminal 4 welcomed 17.1 million travellers in 2014 following a terminal expansion including new retail and restaurant offerings.

Mills Pharmacy & Apothecary marks anniversary at Detroit Metro Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

USA. Mills Pharmacy & Apothecary, in partnership with World Duty Free Group, celebrated its first year of operation at Detroit Metro Airport last month.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge in November; land border sales fall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

CANADA. Duty free sales at Canadian airports surged by +21% year-on-year in November, while land border sales posted a decline of -5.75% in the month.

XpresSpa unveils LaGuardia outlet; plots series of 2015 openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

USA. Leading wellness brand XpresSpa has opened its latest airport unit at New York La Guardia International Terminal C, with many more in the pipeline.

LS travel retail opens five speciality stores at Montréal-Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/12/14

CANADA. “We reaffirm our commitment to deliver a unique experience that truly embodies Montréal and Québec," says LS travel retail's Vadim Motlik.

LS travel retail opens gifts and technology stores at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened two new stores at Dallas/Fort Worth International: Texas Territories in Terminal B and iStore in Terminal A.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Paradies sponsors business and employment events for veterans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

USA. The company will partner Avis Budget Group in taking the title sponsorship of the 2015 Leave No Veteran Behind Opportunity Fair event series.

Bhavesh Patel named to key commercial and concessions role at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

USA. Bhavesh Patel, who was Director of Concessions at Tampa International, has taken on a role overseeing commercial and concessions at Denver Airport.

Canadian government eases ‘red tape’ requirements for duty free retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

CANADA. In a move welcomed by the Frontier Duty Free Association, Canada's government has streamlined regulations for the industry following a Strategic Review.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

HMSHost goes wild in Minnesota with hockey-themed restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

USA. The operator has partnered with local ice hockey team Minnesota Wild to open a restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Westfield reveals new-look dining environment at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

USA. The Liberty Terrace replaces previous food courts at Newark Airport terminals A and B following a US$3.5 million transformation by Westfield.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches duty free, retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. The airport is offering 20 packages covering 34 locations across three terminals, including six duty free locations in Terminal D.

Nuance North America named Best Canadian Airport Duty Free Company

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. Nuance North America has been named Best Canadian Airport Duty Free Company by the Frontier Duty Free Association for the third consecutive year.

The hunt is on for Geek E. Duck Hidden Bucks at San José Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. A new holiday campaign is encouraging travellers to find yellow rubber ducks hidden all over the Silicon Valley airport for a range of discounts and prizes.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.

Frank O’Connell: Research and impact studies among World Council priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Developing a body of research and compiling a study on travel retail's economic impact are early priorities for the Duty Free World Council.

GuestLogix extends retail platform off-board with OpenJaw acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

CANADA. The inflight retail systems provider will buy the web retail software company to extend its reach across the travel chain.

The Dreyfuss Group focuses on North America with new sales appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Alastair Henderson has been named Regional Sales Manager North America, effective 1 October, as the region becomes an increasing focus for the company.

Minneapolis-St Paul prepares for major concession programme overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

USA. Minneapolis-St Paul Airport aims to launch RFPs covering more than 125,000sq ft of commercial space in two phases next year and in 2017.

Hershey cash till point solution drives sales for International Shoppes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

Hershey’s latest joint merchandising project with International Shoppes at Philadelphia International Airport has delivered double-digit sales growth.

Pittsburgh Airport and Airmall invite public airside for shopping event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

USA. The non-travelling public will be invited to sample Pittsburgh Airport’s retail and food & beverage offer at a special event on 6 December.

Zippo opens third store in Las Vegas as casino investment pays off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

Zippo has opened its third concept store on the Las Vegas strip, and it expects to have as many as six retail locations operating in the city by the end of 2015.

Mattel and Walmart bring Virtual Toy Store to Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

CANADA. Wallmart and toy manufacturer Mattel are bringing a personalised virtual shopping installation to Toronto Pearson Airport for the festive season.

The Moodie e-Zine: Las Vegas Sands Corp brings magic to Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we speak to the biggest luxury retail landlord in Macau about the next phase of development in one of travel retail's most exciting markets.

Best of Canada recognised at FDFA Gold Standard Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

CANADA. The Frontier Duty Free Association celebrated excellence across the country's duty free market at its 29th annual convention in Toronto last week.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

Paradies outlets ‘Pay It Forward’ to military troops for Thanksgiving

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

USA. Paradies will thank active and retired military service men and women with free meals at its airport food & beverage outlets from 24-27 November.

Hudson Group reveals new retail concepts for LAX Terminal 6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

USA. The retailer has adapted its convenience concept for the terminal and will introduce the first ever Belkin electronics store at an airport.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Flemingo International merges with Harding Retail in cruise move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International and cruise retailer Harding Retail have announced a merger that will expand Flemingo’s global travel retail presence.

HMSHost donates US$25,000 to provide Coca-Cola to America’s troops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. HMSHost seeks to provide "that taste of home" and support traveling troops in over 30 United Service Organizations centres at airports across the nation.

Westfield reveals retail and F&B line-up at new-look LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports have revealed the list of retail and food & beverage brands at the new-look Los Angeles International T6.

HMSHost puts winning dish on the menu at Sammy’s Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. The operator and partner Sammy Hagar have participated in an episode of cooking competition and reality television show On The Menu.

OTG unveils extraordinary ambition at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. OTG and terminal manager United Airlines will create a spectacularly innovative commercial offer at the airport according to plans revealed today.

Border operator Duty Free City hosts Grand Opening in San Ysidro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

USA. The retailer hosted a day of promotions and activities at its 14,000sq ft debut location serving the border crossing between the US and Mexico.

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.

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.