Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 14 February 2016


IAADFS expects nearly 200 exhibitors at Orlando show in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/16

USA. Approximately 95% of exhibition space is already booked at the 2016 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, say organisers.

Mohit Lal named CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail amid restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard places an even greater focus on travel retail by creating the new position of CEO, Global Travel Retail.

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Miami International Airport launches ‘personal travel assistant’ app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

USA. Geolocation technology will enable turn-by-turn, blue-dot navigation while customised shopping and dining suggestions will be offered.

Denver International posts all-time passenger traffic record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

USA. Denver International Airport set a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2015, of 54 million, as it marked its 20th year of operations.

Atlanta Airport tops 100 million passenger mark for first time in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport for the 18th year, becoming the first airport to top the 100 million passenger mark.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

Dallas Fort Worth International awards host of concession contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, Rodeo Bar and Belgium Beer Café are among the food & beverage outlets to have been granted approval.

The Estée Lauder Companies reports "excellent" second quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. President and Chief Executive Officer Fabrizio Freda hails "excellent" performance despite currency headwinds and softness in some regions.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Paradies Lagardère unveils speciality concepts at New York JFK’s Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Paradies Lagardère officially launched its So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard speciality stores at New York JFK International on Tuesday.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

BWI Marshall concessions could be opened up to bidding in 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Maryland lawmakers promote legislation that would see Airmall contract – set to expire in 2022 – opened for competitive bidding next year.

Duty Free Americas scoops top prize at inaugural Miami airport awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Miami International’s best shops and restaurants have been recognised based on excellence in customer service, merchandise and menu offerings.

Westfield unveils revitalised Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Six airport firsts and seven Southern California brands are among the 16 new retail and dining outlets added as part of the LAX Terminal 2 transformation.

Dufry opens Kiehl’s and Urban Decay stores at Denver International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Dufry has bolstered the beauty offer at Denver International Airport with the addition of connected Kiehl's and Urban Decay stores in the C Concourse.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

Vino Volo names Brian Holtman as Director of Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Wine retailer Vino Volo has named Brian Holtman as Director of Development. Holtman previously oversaw the concessions programme at JFK T5.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge +16% in 2015, border sales rise +4%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

CANADA. Airport duty free delivered healthy double-digit sales growth in Canada last year; land border sales grew by +4% with a mixed picture by region.

Los Angeles International allows Uber to pick up airport passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

USA. Widespread passenger demand drives the city's decision to approve the UberX service at the airport, with operations starting today (21 January).

Metro Melbourne rolls out award-winning campaign to Denver

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

AUSTRALIA/USA. Metro Trains Melbourne has launched its 'Dumb Ways to Die' safety campaign on Denver trains, tapping into the popularity of the video and gaming app.

Outlet shopping centre to open at Edmonton International in 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

CANADA. The 428,000sq ft enclosed venue will be built by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Simon Property Group and feature approximately 100 stores.

Legal Sea Foods and L’Occitane win awards at Philadelphia International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

USA. Outlets at The Philadelphia Marketplace are named best restaurant and retailer of the quarter as part of a customer service drive at the airport.

Canada’s land border duty free sales dip in November as airport sales grow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

CANADA. Border duty free sales dipped in November but the airport duty free growth trend in Canada continued with a +6% increase over November 2014.

Portland International broadens commercial offer with new concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

USA. Portland International Airport doubles the number of coffee brands to four and adds a range of other retail and dining options amid a concessions overhaul.

Zippo appoints Richard Finlow as Senior Vice President Global Sales  

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

USA. Zippo has promoted Richard Finlow to the position of Senior Vice President Global Sales. He has been with the company since 2010.

The Moodie e-Zine: Puig aims for new heights with Jean Paul Gaultier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to travel retail’s only e-Zine, in which Puig CEO Marc Puig talks about his aspirations for the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance brand.

IAADFS names speakers for 'education session' at Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

USA. IAADFS will host a workshop session at the Duty Free Show of the Americas in April; speakers are ACI chief Angela Gittens and m1nd-set's Peter Mohn.

OTG names Brian Britton as President as it files for Initial Public Offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG hires former Levy Restaurants and Disney executive Brian Britton as President amid a momentous period for the US company.

Chris Madsen named to key commercial role at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/16

USA. Chris Madsen has been named Deputy Aviation Director for Business and Properties at Phoenix Sky Harbor, overseeing the leasing of airport space.

Major upgrade of JFK Terminal 4’s food & drinks offer to continue in 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. Operator JFKIAT said eight SSP America-managed restaurants opened at the New York terminal in 2015, with more outlets to come this year.

Travel restaurateur OTG prepares for IPO on NASDAQ exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. OTG has developed a reputation as a pioneer in the travel dining industry, underpinned by chef-led concepts and adept use of technology.

The Estée Lauder Companies vs Duty Free Americas legal case closed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

USA. A major row between the country's biggest travel retailer Duty Free Americas and The Estée Lauder Companies has finally run its course.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Miami International Airport shatters annual passenger traffic record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/16

USA. Miami International handled three million more passengers last year than in 2014, at 44 million, while 2016 starts with a single-day record.

Hudson shows corporate heart with community & military donations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/12/15

USA. Hudson Group underlines its deep commitment to corporate social responsibility with a major donation and an important charitable landmark.

Paradies Lagardère hails customer support for ‘Treat Our Troops’ scheme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère customers donated over 660,000 products this year to US military personnel through its “Treat Our Troops” programme.

Paradies Lagardère makes senior appointments to food & beverage team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère appoints Daniel Bent and Dave Wagner to senior roles as it seeks to strengthen its North American food & beverage management team.

The Moodie e-Zine: People of the Year, 2015 in review and The Foodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. In the final edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we bring you our People of the Year, and highlight the big stories of a memorable 12 months.

Paradies Lagardère to open So Chocolate concept at New York JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

USA. The So Chocolate confectionery concept, acclaimed by brands for its execution notably in Singapore, will debut in North America at JFK T4 this week.

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail seeks Key Account Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is seeking to fill an important vacancy, for a Key Account Manager, via The Moodie Report's Jobs service.

SSP America names Bob Stanton as VP Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America appoints Bob Stanton, who has 30 years of experience in retail and hospitality, as Vice President of Business Development.

Westfield enhances airport experience with digital directories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

USA. Westfield has introduced digital directories at New York JFK T8 and George Bush Intercontinental Terminal E as it aims to ease the passenger journey.

HMSHost brings Boston Pizza to Edmonton International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

CANADA. The new location at Edmonton International Airport marks Canadian casual dining brand Boston Pizza’s debut at an airport.

OTG opens Miles Shop at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

USA. Master concessionaire OTG has launched a Miles Shop at Newark Liberty Terminal C, where United MileagePlus members can use their miles to shop.

Tim Hortons opens in Edmonton with updated design and fresh brews

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

CANADA. HMSHost unveils remodelled 24-hour outlet on the Arrivals level of the airport, with warm lighting, wooden bakery displays and communal tables.

HMSHost’s Kapnos Taverna officially opens for business at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

USA. The official opening of the Greek restaurant was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at Reagan National Airport.

Lower oil prices, economic growth and passenger demand buoy airline profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has revealed its industry outlook for 2016, forecasting a sharp rise in profits among airlines.