Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 28 July 2015

NORTH AMERICA

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.

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.

JCDecaux delivers immersive Absolut Elyx campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. JCDecaux North America has teamed up with Absolut Elyx to create an immersive brand experience in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

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.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

OTG opens District bar concept at Washington Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

USA. OTG this week opened a new bar concept called District at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminal A, as part of a major development.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport set to issue tenders for T4 concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is set to issue tenders for a series of key retail concessions at Terminal 4, covering over 40,000sq ft, in two phases.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

SSP hails US$298 million F&B contract at Tampa International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

USA. SSP America has hailed the award of a ten-year food & beverage contract at Tampa International, and offered further details on the concepts it will feature.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

HMSHost debuts F&B and retail concept 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

USA. HMSHost has opened 1897 Market, a new “urban gourmet” dining concept, at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in partnership with chef Todd English.

HMSHost opens first Bob Evans Express at Port Columbus Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The new fast casual restaurant concept from Columbus-based Bob Evans makes its debut at Concourse B of Port Columbus International Airport.

Los Angeles World Airports and Delta complete renovation of LAX T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Delta Air Lines have completed the US$229 million renovation of Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 5.

Villa Enterprises captures food court concession at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The Food Hall by Villa will feature Villa Italian Kitchen, Chipotle, Green Leaf’s & Bananas, Asian Chao, Jersey Mike’s and The Market by Villa from next year.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

Boingo awarded Wi-Fi concession contract at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless Inc has won a seven-year, US$5.9 million contract to upgrade, manage, operate and market the Wi-Fi network at LAX.

Deborah Ale Flint nominated as next Executive Director of LAWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Oakland International Airport Director Deborah Ale Flint has been nominated as the new Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

Brand line-up revealed for Vancouver Airport's McArthurGlen outlet mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

CANADA. McArthurGlen Group has announced the list of brands that will feature in the soon-to-open designer outlet mall adjacent to Vancouver Airport.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

SSP America awarded US$70 million contract at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

USA. SSP America has been awarded a seven-year contract for new F&B operations at Orlando Airport, estimated to be worth US$70 million in sales.

LS travel retail North America opens 7-Eleven at LAX, a US airport first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened the first 7-Eleven convenience store at a US airport – a 950sq ft unit at Los Angeles International.

JCDecaux and Burberry create striking LAX airport campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

USA. JCDecaux North America partnered with Burberry to deliver an eight-week campaign to arriving passengers at Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.

LaGuardia Airport set to begin first phase of US$3.6 billion redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

USA. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected LaGuardia Gateway Partners to undertake an overall redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

Westfield reveals fresh details of LAX commercial transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

USA. Westfield has named a number of new brands that will appear as part of the commercial transformation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 6.

Canadian government to invest C$30 million in new tourism campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

CANADA. The government of Canada has pledged its support for a major new tourism campaign, titled ‘Connecting America’, to attract more American visitors to Canada.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Hudson Group honours US and Canadian armed forces with free coffee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

USA/CANADA. Hudson Group is repeating its initiative of offering free coffee to uniformed members of the armed forces at more than 50 cafes across North America.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.

An Apple a day: OTG integrates Apple Watch into Newark operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has today begun using the Apple Watch at Newark Liberty Airport to provide managers with real time updates on operations.