Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 29 July 2014

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

Uruguayan border store chamber confident on allowances resolution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

URUGUAY. The Chamber of Free Shop Entrepreneurs of Uruguay wants “a level playing field” after Brazil moved to cut its duty free allowance for border shopping.

Brazil set to halve land border duty free shopping allowance from 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report, R7 Noticias - 28/07/14

BRAZIL. Border retailers get a short reprieve from a shock halving of the duty free allowance to US$150. July 1 2015 now shapes as the unwelcome deadline.

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Bernabel and Buquebus sail on with Montevideo terminal revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report, iProfessional - 21/07/14

URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading and operator Buquebus are forging ahead with a terminal upgrade at Montevideo Port despite reports of a planned retender.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

Dalton DF backs Lexon and O Bag for Latin American travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

Dalton DF is building on its representation of Lexon Design accessories and launching the O Bag range into Latin American travel retail markets.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Ministry of Public Works extends Santiago Airport tender window

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CHILE. Consortia seeking the new management contract at Santiago Airport now have until 18 November 2014 to submit their offers.

Flemingo begins duty free concession at Salvador International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

BRAZIL. Flemingo International has opened its first duty free stores at Salvador Airport and forecasts sales of US$200 million over the ten-year concession.

São Paulo Guarulhos kicks off World Cup with Terminal 3 offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

BRAZIL. The Moodie Report presents a photographic tour of the new, world-class Terminal 3 at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

ASUTIL honours association founders, prepares for slower growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/14

MEXICO. The 17th ASUTIL congress has closed in Mexico City with a tribute to the association’s founders and measured optimism about the industry’s prospects.

Monarq to distribute Richland Rum in North America and Caribbean duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

Monarq has been appointed to introduce, market and distribute the single estate Georgia rum in the duty free channels of North America and the Caribbean.

ASUTIL looks towards a strong future from 'bypass year' in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

MEXICO. The ASUTIL Conference began on Thursday in Mexico City, marking the South American Duty Free Association’s 20th anniversary. Peter Dowling reports.

Essence introduces key fragrance franchises to the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

New scents from Karl Lagerfeld, Jimmy Choo and Montblanc are among the novelties being showcased by Essence Corp throughout the Americas this year.

Flemingo names Javier Brandwain to lead Latin America & Caribbean drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. Flemingo international has named Javier Brandwain as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean, based in Montevideo.

Julián Díaz says retailer consolidation needed to counter supplier power

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

MEXICO. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz told the ASUTIL conference that the retail sector must consolidate to balance the power of suppliers.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

The Moodie Report publishes From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. The Moodie Report presents the compelling story of Latin America’s duty free industry in this special publication.

New Cusco Airport consortium promises commercial advance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

PERU. The Kuntur Wasi consortium promises a new level of terminal experience in its 40-year concession for Cusco Chinchero Airport.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: From tragedy to triumph in Haiti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week's edition comes to you from Haiti, where four years after the catastrophic earthquake an amazing travel retail project was realised.

GRU Airport inaugurates Terminal 3 ahead of FIFA World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

BRAZIL. GRU Airport inaugurated São Paulo International Airport Terminal 3 on 20 May, ushering in a new era for Brazilian air travel. “Terminal 3 represents a paradigm shift from an airport infrastructure perspective," said GRU Airport CEO Antonio Miguel Marques.

Haitian President Michel Martelly inaugurates Hand in Hand for Haiti school

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/14

HAITI. Four years of effort by the travel retail industry-led Hand in Hand for Haiti culminated on Saturday as President Michel Martelly officially inaugurated Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable.

International visitor spending increases +5% and exceeds long term trend in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 of US$1.4 trillion.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Dufry posts solid turnover and EBITDA growth in first quarter of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry’s turnover grew by +9.0% at constant exchange rates in Q1 2014, though there was a strong currency impact in key markets.

Montevideo International Airport secures further air services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/14

URUGUAY. Montevideo operator Puerta del Sur will add more South American and European destinations in coming months as it rebuilds air links to Uruguay.

Chilean government revises Santiago Airport tender conditions

Source: ©The Moodie Report, Diario Financiario - 30/04/14

CHILE. The Ministry of Public Works is revising terms for the new management contract at Santiago de Chile Airport, with a tender likely to happen after September.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

Dalton DF launches Latin American marketing and distribution service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

ARGENTINA. Seasoned industry executives Claudio Boccanfuso and Eduardo Berger are combining to launch Dalton DF, based in Buenos Aires.

World Duty Free Group extends Santiago de Chile retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

CHILE. World Duty Free Group has revealed details of a significant investment in its operation at Santiago de Chile following its contract extension.

In memoriam: Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani

Source: Travel Markets Insider* - 01/04/14

With regret we report the deaths of Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani, from prominent travel retail companies in Aruba and Jamaica respectively.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

ASUTIL opens stand bookings for June 2014 Mexico City conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

LATIN AMERICA. From 19 March ASUTIL is accepting bookings for nine stand spaces at its 2014 conference, to be held 3–7 June in Mexico City.

Mondelez appoints Anapaula Gosling Saad to Americas travel retail team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/14

Gosling Saad brings more than 10 years’ experience to her role as Americas Regional Customer Marketing Manager at the global confectionery company.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

ASUTIL reveals diverse programme for 20th anniversary conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

AMERICAS. ASUTIL today revealed a diverse programme of speakers and topics for its annual conference, which takes place from 3-7 June in Mexico City.

Essence Corp and Dufry bring Moschino fragrance to Brazil and Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

The US luxury distributor has partnered with Dufry to bring new fragrance Chic Petals to airports in Brazil, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

Brasilia and Viracopos airports prepare for big terminal openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

BRAZIL. Brasilia and Viracopos airports pledge that they will have new commercial operations open by their May deadlines, in time for the football World Cup.

Local partnership captures five-year St. Maarten duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

ST. MAARTEN. A partnership between incumbent retailers ILTT and Penha Group has won the main duty free concession at Princess Juliana International Airport.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Global Retailer to open branded stores at São Paulo Guarulhos T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

BRAZIL. Specialist travel retailer Global Retailer is to open two stores, for Ducati and National Geographic, at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport T3.

GRU Airport and Dufry reveal luxury line-up for São Paulo T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/14

BRAZIL. GRU Airport has confirmed the 15 brands that will take their place in a new dedicated luxury retail zone, GRU Avenue, to open in May.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Moodie Live: Innovation on location at Duty Free Show of the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report’s acclaimed Moodie Live service will lead our coverage of the upcoming IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.