Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 07 March 2015

NORTH AMERICA

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.

Incheon, Delhi and Seoul Gimpo airports among big winners of ASQ awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI has named the winners of the 2014 Airport Service Quality Awards, with Incheon capturing the top prize in the largest airport category.

Tyko to unveil expanded Americas offering at the IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Tyko Travel Retail, along with partner WorldClassBrands, will present new watch and jewellery ranges at next month's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Mars and Duty Free Americas open M&M's store at JFK Terminal 7

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Mars International Travel Retail and Duty Free Americas have partnered to open an M&M's store at New York JFK T7 - the ninth such store in travel retail.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for airside restaurant concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an airside restaurant concession, with bids due on 23 April.

Passenger traffic posts healthy increase at world’s airports in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airport passenger traffic climbed by +5.1% year-on-year in 2014, Airports Council International (ACI) has reported.

Airmall USA celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week at US airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

USA. As part of International Random Acts of Kindness Week (9-15 February), Airmall USA will be surprising airport travellers with special treats and sharing kindness tips.

ARI-North America honoured for Montréal-Trudeau store design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CANADA. Aer Rianta International-North America has been honoured with a leading Quebec design award for its Montréal-Trudeau Airport store.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

HMSHost invites travellers to showcase their cooking skills at Chicago Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

USA. HMSHost is inviting travellers and employees at Chicago O’Hare Airport to submit an original recipe as part of its “Channel Your Inner Chef” contest.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Global airline travel climbs strongly against mixed economic backdrop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline travel grew by a robust +5.9% in 2014 compared to 2013, ahead of the industry’s ten-year average growth rate, according to IATA.

Canadian airport duty free sales see strong growth in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

CANADA. Canadian airport duty free sales increased by a solid +18% to hit C$322 million (US$257 million) in 2014, while land border sales fell -1.61% during the year.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta was the world’s busiest airport in 2014, for the 17th year in a row. Atlanta handled 96.1 million passengers, up by +1.85% on 2013.

Concessions International brings Philly-style hoagies to Reagan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Concessions International has opened Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies at Reagan National Airport, offering Philly-style gourmet sandwiches.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Terminal 4 transformed at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. We pay a visit to New York JFK Airport, and find a fresh, vibrant consumer experience at the new–look T4 amid a US$1.4 billion investment.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport reveals ‘bold vision’ for duty free business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has said it wants to rival the best Asian airports with its customer experience and retail offer – with duty free a key component.

DFASS ponders US options for Nuance joint venture stakes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. A Reuters report suggesting that DFASS is the subject of takeover talks with The Shilla Duty Free is wide of the mark, The Moodie Report can confirm.

Seattle-Tacoma Airport duty free sales climb to US$21 million in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

USA. Duty free sales at Seattle-Tacoma Airport climbed by +27% year-on-year to a record US$21 million in 2014, amid a strong overall commercial performance.

DFA rolls out online pre-order service Duty Free Express

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. With Duty Free Express (launched initially at Miami Airport), travellers can order duty free products through DFA up to seven days before they fly.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

Fairn & Swanson sues government bureau for loss of warehouse licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson has sued the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, after its export warehouse permit was terminated.

Xhibit Corp seeking to sell SkyMall after it files for bankruptcy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Inflight retailer goes bankrupt, citing a highly competitive industry and increased use of electronic devices and Wi-Fi on planes as key reasons for decline.

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.