Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 28 February 2015

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Tairo International’s third Beauty Advisor Seminar set for September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

Tairo International’s third Beauty Advisor Seminar will take place from 26-29 September at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

DFASS to open Duty Free Express Arrivals store in Bogotá

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

COLOMBIA. The new store at El Dorado International Airport affirms DFASS’s strategy to expand its footprint at key international airports around the globe.

Moodie Jobs: Penha Duty Free seeks Island Retail Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Penha Duty Free is seeking an Island Retail Manager via Moodie Jobs, the travel retail channel's fast-growing and acclaimed recruitment service.

Inocente Núñez Blanco named as Habanos SA Co-President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

Former Brascuba Cigarrillos Vice President of Human Resources Inocente Núñez Blanco has joined Habanos as Co-President amid a company restructure.

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.

Picture Gallery: Olivier Bottrie receives French National Order of Merit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

We bring you images of a proud day for The Estée Lauder Companies’ President Travel Retail Worldwide Olivier Bottrie, as he received the French Order of Merit.

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.

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.

Britt Shop to open two destination stores at Montevideo Carrasco

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

URUGUAY. Puerta del Sur has concluded an agreement to bring the first Britt Shop destination merchandise stores to Montevideo Carrasco Airport from June.

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.

Grupo Nuevo Pudahuel takes Santiago Airport management concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

CHILE. The consortium, comprising Vinci Airports, Astaldi and Aéroports de Paris, has won the 20-year contract to manage Chile’s main air hub from October 2015.

ASUTIL confirms Panama's Westin Playa Bonita for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

LATIN AMERICA. The resort-style Westin Playa Bonita hotel, outside Panama City, will play host to ASUTIL’s 2015 conference from 3 to 6 June.

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.

Dufry exercises option to buy 20% from Brazilian minority partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has exercised its option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas for CHF148 million (US$162.5 million) from minority partner Brasif Group.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% on Thursday, hitting €9.59 amid intense market speculation of a deal. UPDATED STORY.

London Supply raises US$645,848 at annual charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

URUGUAY. London Supply hosted its 11th annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$645,000 to improve an elderly care home.

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.

Paraguay reforms duty regime to face Brazilian border competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report, ABC Color - 08/01/15

PARAGUAY. Paraguay is broadening its regime of reduced tariff rates on goods sold to tourists to remain competitive with neighbouring Brazil.

'Remarkable results': UNWTO predicts record international tourism in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The UN World Tourism Organization expects global tourist numbers to reach 1.1 billion after growth of +4.7% to the end of October.

Dufry extends duration of call/put option in key Brazil market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

BRAZIL. Dufry has signed an extension until February 2015 on the call/put option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas in Brazil.

Essence Corp and Surfrider join forces for Miami clean-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

Essence participates in Surfrider’s 'Ban the Bag' and 'Rise Above Plastics' initiatives, as part of the beauty distributor's annual week-long marketing meeting.

Global Exchange extends currency services at Brasilia and Natal airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

BRAZIL. Currency exchange specialist Global Exchange has extended its presence in Latin America with seven new outlets at Brasilia and Natal airports.

International passenger traffic surges ahead in October, reports ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +6% year-on-year in October, with international traffic surging by +6.3%, ACI reports.

Upbeat IATA forecasts surge in airline passenger traffic in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association says passenger traffic will rise +7% in 2015, aided by lower fuel prices and a better global economy.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.

Frank O’Connell: Research and impact studies among World Council priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Developing a body of research and compiling a study on travel retail's economic impact are early priorities for the Duty Free World Council.

Dufry to sponsor class of 25 students in Hand in Hand for Haiti school

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

HAITI. Dufry’s commitment to the Hand in Hand for Haiti sponsorship programme will help to support needy students at the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable.

JCDecaux to make Latin American airport debut at Lima Jorge Chávez

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

PERU. The seven-year advertising concession at Jorge Chávez International Airport marks JCDecaux's debut at a Latin American airport and in Peru.

Dufry names Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes to head Region America II

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

SOUTH AMERICA. Dufry has named Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes as Chief Operating Officer of Region America II, succeeding José Carlos Rosa.

Dufry strikes new deal at Rio de Janeiro; plans to double retail space

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

BRAZIL. Dufry has struck a new contract with RIOgaleão to operate duty free retail at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro until 2020.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: first photos of key industry gathering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

URUGUAY. First photos are at hand of the Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, which confronted new challenges in the border store sector.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: new developments, laws and challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/14

URUGUAY. The Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, has seen a positive response to new challenges in the Uruguayan border store sector.

WDF Group CEO Eugenio Andrades outlines key business priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group CEO Eugenio Andrades has outlined five business priorities as he takes over the role from José Maria Palencia.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

Duty Free World Council to explore creation of an industry Academy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council is to explore the establishment of a Duty Free and Travel Retail Academy to promote industry education and training.

Puig and Gebr Heinemann hail Paco Rabanne's The Factory animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

Puig and Heinemann have created a new, exclusive multiline animation called ‘The Factory’, to support and promote Paco Rabanne's fragrance portfolio.

The Moodie e-Zine: Irish accolade for McLoughlin; upheaval in Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. We're on location in South Korea, assessing big changes in travel retail. And in Ireland one of the industry's great servants is lauded.

Dufry maintains revenue and EBITDA growth momentum in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group’s turnover climbed by +9% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2014 (+12.4% at constant exchange rates) to CHF2,930.9 million (US$3 billion). The increase came through a combination of organic growth and the consolidation of Nuance since September. CEO Julián Díaz said: “2014 has been a year of many challenges and great achievements. Having executed well in many of the projects, we now focus our efforts on the integration and generation of synergies in the Nuance acquisition.”

Flemingo targets US$1 billion in sales by 2015; looks ahead to IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.

ASUTIL and Free Shops Chamber launch Second Border Meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

URUGUAY. The regional border store industry is to gather for the Second Border Meeting on 12 November at the Rivera Casino & Resort in Rivera.

Flemingo opens duty free stores at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer has extended its presence in Latin America with the opening of new Arrivals and Departures stores at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Caribbean governments impose bans on travel from Ebola-stricken countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN. Several countries have banned arrivals from West African countries as governments fear the cost of containment and impact on tourism.

Tocumen Airport investigates irregularities in airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report, La Prensa - 17/10/14

PANAMA. Tocumen Airport has launched a review of 78 concessions granted by direct award during the previous administration, including some speciality stores.

Brazil to appoint private operator for new Porto Alegre Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

BRAZIL. The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre is to get a second airport, with the construction and management concession to be auctioned in 2015.

Brisbane Airport seeks F&B operator for Domestic Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

AUSTRALIA.The airport is seeking bids for an 120sq m outlet within the terminal's Qantas Food Court ahead of a major renovation of the facility.

Cayman Islands Airports Authority seeks commercial revenue consultant

Source: The Moodie Report; CNSBusiness* - 08/10/14

CAYMAN ISLANDS. The authority has issued an RFP as a major airport improvement programme is set to boost space at Owen Roberts International.