Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 17 September 2014

NORTH AMERICA

Westfield continues commercial transformation of LAX with T1 project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports, Southwest Airlines and Westfield have begun a project to transform LAX T1, with 24 new dining and retail options.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

Paradies awarded concession to operate six stores at Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

USA. Leading US airport concessionaire Paradies has been awarded the concession to operate six retail and specialty stores at Los Angeles International Terminal 2.

SSP America appoints new Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. Cortez A. Carter, who has held leading roles in international airport management, joins SSP America as Vice President of Business Development.

Westfield reveals brand line-up for ‘world class’ Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

USA. Westfield Group has revealed details of the new-look retail and food & beverage offer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 2.

First Paramount Fine Foods location opens at Toronto Pearson International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

CANADA. HMSHost has opened the first of two Paramount Fine Foods locations at Toronto Pearson, offering certified halal Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

DFS completes trio of concession upgrades with San Francisco makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. DFS Group concludes an 18-month transformation of its North American airport stores with a vibrant makeover of its San Francisco Airport retail offer.

Nuance opens Michael Kors boutique at McCarran International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. The McCarran store is the second Michael Kors boutique for Nuance North America, with the first in Toronto Pearson International opened earlier this year.

Paradies names Renee Tedesco as Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. Leading airport concessionaire Paradies has named Renee Tedesco to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Business Development.

Tampa Airport projected to hit record high revenues in 2015 budget

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

USA. Tampa International Airport is on track to exceed US$200 million in operating revenues during FY2015 – a +3.3% rise over revenues budgeted for FY14.

Paradies supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

USA. US airport concessionaire Paradies is this month raising funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through initiatives at its F&B operations.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

JCDecaux launches mobile charging digital stations across key US airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

JCDecaux has partnered Verizon to roll out 169 new mobile charging digital stations at four major US airports, providing an essential service to 193 million travellers.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

A.T. Cross Company to acquire Sheaffer in US$15 million deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

USA. In big breaking news, A.T. Cross Company has signed an agreement with Bic Group to purchase fine writing instrument brand Sheaffer.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

DFA poised to retain Washington airports’ duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

USA. Duty Free Americas (trading as Dulles Duty Free LLC) was the highest bidder in the duty free tender for Washington's two airports.

Delta Air Lines suspends inflight duty free programme with DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

USA. Delta Air Lines has abruptly ceased inflight duty free sales, after failing to reach agreement with concessionaire DFASS over restructuring the programme.

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.

New York court orders Diageo to stop using Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club name; brand owner to appeal ruling

Source: The Moodie Report; New York Post - 06/08/14

In a dramatic blow to its travel retail business, Diageo has been ordered by a New York judge to stop using the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection name.

Paradies wins contract for Denver International Airport Concourse C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

USA. Paradies will introduce new concepts such as Say Si Bon, Modmarket, eSavvy, and Tapas Sky Bar to the airport's new 39,000sq ft extension of Concourse C.

Fraport enters US airport concessions market with swoop for Airmall USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

USA/GERMANY. Fraport Group has made a vital move into the US airport retail market with the acquisition of concessions specialist Airmall USA.

Airmall launches Thanks Again rewards programme at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/14

USA. The Thanks Again loyalty and rewards programme offers travellers frequent flyer miles or hotel points for parking, shopping or dining at the airport.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UPDATED STORY.

Furla opens corner at Duty Free City's new U.S.-Mexico border store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

Furla has unveiled a 15sq m personalised corner in the new 14,000sq ft Duty Free City border store which opened in San Ysidro earlier this week.

New USA border operation Duty Free City opens for business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

USA. Duty Free City opened its flagship store at San Ysidro on the USA-Mexico border this week. The company has plans for 25 stores in the years ahead.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

HMSHost expands Norton Sound Seafood House at Anchorage Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

USA. The seafood restaurant at Concourse C has been expanded to offer the same menu and full-service dining to pre- and post-security travellers.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Hawaii visitor numbers buoyed by Chinese and Korean arrivals in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

US (HAWAII). Arrivals from China jumped +29.4% in the month, while arrivals from Korea grew +4.9%, outstripping the +3.9% rise in Japanese visitors.

Air Canada extends duty free agreement with DFASS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. “DFASS has the unique ability to balance product, price and technology to deliver a powerful inflight duty free programme,” says Air Canada.

Canadian airports post double-digit duty free sales growth in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

CANADA. Canadian duty free airport sales surged by +20% to C$24.0 million (US$22.35 million), while land border sales were down -1.5% to C$12.3 million.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

MarketPlace Development to overhaul LaGuardia Terminal B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

USA. The developer will complete a major commercial expansion this year, with new speciality retail and F&B tenants as well as a refit for Duty Free Americas.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

JFKIAT and partners open new branded stores at New York JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

USA. Michael Kors, Coach, Thomas Pink, Victoria’s Secret, Hugo Boss and Swarovski are among the new branded stores to open at JFK Terminal 4.

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.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

SSP opens four new restaurants at New York JFK Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

USA. JFKIAT and SSP America have opened four new or refurbished restaurants at New York JFK T4 as part of an expanded concessions programme.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

USA orders enhanced aviation security checks on inbound flights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/14

USA. Aviation security for USA-bound flights in some countries will be intensified in response to terror threats – with a focus on travellers’ personal electronic devices.

SSP captures ten year contract at Sacramento International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

USA. SSP has been awarded a ten-year contract at Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A, said to be worth US$80 million in sales over the term.

HMSHost brings first Starbucks to Philadelphia International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. HMSHost has teamed up with MarketPlace Philadelphia to open the first Starbucks at Philadelphia International, located at the airport’s B/C connector.

Westfield seeks proposals for 18 retail and F&B concessions at LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. Westfield is seeking partners for 18 retail and food & beverage concessions as part of the Terminal 6 redevelopment project at Los Angeles International.

Emporio Armani opens new boutique at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

USA. Fashion brand Emporio Armani has opened an 80sq m boutique as part of the new luxury offer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5.