Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 28 March 2015

NORTH AMERICA

ATÜ Duty Free confirmed as Houston Airport concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

USA. The joint venture between TAV Airports Holding and Gebr Heinemann-led Unifree Duty Free, wins the duty free concession at George Bush International Airport.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

American Airlines suspends duty free sales amid DFASS ‘disagreement’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

USA. American Airlines has ceased the sale of duty free on selected international flights due to “a contractual disagreement" with inflight concessionaire DFASS.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Bar Symon celebrates grand opening at Washington Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

USA. Concessions International celebrated the grand opening of the new bistro-style restaurant last week with creator Chef Michael Symon in attendance.

Bottega SpA eyes the Caribbean market with new products in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

Underlining the increasing importance of the IAADFS show to its Caribbean expansion, Bottega SpA will unveil a new addition to its Bottega Rose Gold range.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

ATÜ Americas named preferred bidder for key Houston contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

USA. In a surprise result, Turkey-based ATÜ Duty Free's US affiliate has been named preferred bidder for the duty free concession at Houston Airport.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Denver Airport sets revenue record for minority-owned concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. Minority- and women-owned concessions delivered record revenues in 2014 at Denver Airport, accounting for close to 40% of commercial sales.

The Moodie Report Interview: DFS Group's sharp new look at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. DFS North America Managing Director Polly Nelson talks about the retailer's duty free operation at New York JFK T4, following a major investment.

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.