Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 12 February 2016


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.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago names Hayden Newton as GM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Tasked with implementing the authority’s strategic plan, he has been acting in the position of General Manager for more than two years.

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.

London Supply raises US$729,159 through charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

SOUTH AMERICA. London Supply maintains its proud tradition of corporate social responsibility by raising US$729,159 for charity at its annual golf tournament.

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.

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.

Inframerica launches ambitious plan for airport city at Brasilia International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/15

BRAZIL. Brasilia Airport manager Inframerica will invest more than US$900 million over the next seven years in a major commercial and tourist expansion.

Paraguay issues call for tender to modernise Asuncion Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

PARAGUAY. The Ministry of Public Works and Communications has issued a call for tenders to modernise Asuncion International, the nation’s main airport.

Inspiring individuals: The Moodie Report names its People of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2015.

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.

DFASS steps up Mexican wave with airport duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/15

MEXICO. After securing a key concession at Cozumel's Cruise Terminal, DFASS has added retail contracts at Hautulco, Veracruz and Villahermosa airports.

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.

Japan and South Korea buoyed by Chinese tax free shopping spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mainland Chinese remained the leading nationality for global tax free shopping spend in October, reports tax refund company Global Blue.

Moodie Corporate adds dual-media dynamism to publishing services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Moodie Corporate extends its portfolio to include both print and e-Zine, allowing clients to benefit from video, audio and other dynamic media.

Dufry's Gustavo Fagundes is named new ASUTIL President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

LATIN AMERICA. In dual announcements, ASUTIL confirms its new officers and names Santiago, Chile as its 2016 congress venue.

The Moodie Interview: Furla takes advantage of its ‘magic moment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/15

Furla CEO Eraldo Poletto & Global Travel Retail Director Gerry Munday outline the strategy to maintain the Italian fashion brand's impressive growth.

Million-dollar boost for Hand in Hand for Haiti from Meeschaert Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

HAITI. In an extraordinary marking of its 80th anniversary, French bank Meeschaert offers paid scholarships for 80 children over three years.

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

Picture Gallery: Grupo Wisa celebrates 'unique opportunity' at Melancia mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you the first photos from Grupo Wisa’s newly opened La Riviera store in the Melancia mall on the Uruguay-Brazil border.

Latin America leads growth in international passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading travel retail analyst Air4Casts reveals the latest data for September passenger traffic, with healthy increases in the Americas.

Picture Gallery: Neutral opens landmark Melancia mall duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you extensive photo coverage as Neutral launches its ambitious 4,000sq m duty free megastore in Rivera.

Rebound in Europe fuels global growth in tourist arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Buoyed by healthy gains in Europe, international tourist arrivals grew by +4.3% in the first eight months of 2015, according to the UNWTO.

'Worldclass, Worldwide': New-look Dufry logo & structure unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel retail’s most powerful player Dufry has unveiled a new corporate logo and brand identity, as it reveals solid nine-month results.

Dufry extends at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport with six new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

BRAZIL. A first Montblanc duty free boutique joins new Dufry Fashion, Dufry Kids, Delicatessen and two last-minute stores at Guarulhos Terminal 3.

Air4Casts: Brazil international passenger numbers steady despite economic woes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

BRAZIL. Air4Casts says air travel is not driven by economic growth, despite perceived wisdom to the contrary, in its latest analysis.

Dufry reveals new regional structure and Group Executive Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry reveals details of its new structure after two years of major acquisitions; it includes new regions and Executive Committee members.

Grupo Wisa seeks swift resolution to Guatemala City impasse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

GUATEMALA. Grupo Wisa anticipates a prompt reopening of its Guatemala City International Airport duty free stores, closed temporarily by court order two weeks ago.

Plaza Premium Group reveals new airport service brands amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Group has announced its latest expansion plans and unveiled details of forthcoming brands and locations.

DFASS partnership to develop new duty free store at Belize’s Harvest Caye

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/15

LATIN AMERICA. DFASS and its Belize partner, Sam’s International, have signed an agreement for a duty free store at Harvest Caye Island development.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards dining concessions and tenders advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) tenders its master advertising concession and awards key dining contracts to local Brazilian brands.

Olivier Bottrie receives Haiti’s highest honour for acclaimed school project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

HAITI. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Olivier Bottrie has been awarded Haiti's highest honour for his inspirational role in delivering a world-class school.

Airline strikes hit Frankfurt Airport passenger numbers in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

GERMANY. Strikes at Lufthansa forced Frankfurt's passenger volumes down in September, and there were mixed fortunes for Fraport's overseas airports.

DFASS awarded duty free contract for Cozumel Cruise Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

MEXICO. The ten-year contract for a 10,000sq ft duty free shop will see 100% exposure to the retail offer for disembarking passengers.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

ASUTIL and CEFSU postpone 3rd Border Meeting until 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

LATIN AMERICA. Regional associations ASUTIL and CEFSU postpone November 2015 Puerto Iguazú border meeting amidst political and economic uncertainties.

International tourist arrivals climb by +4% in the first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +4% year-on-year in the first half of 2015 according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

One week to go to Trinity Forum 2015; online registration closes today

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

HONG KONG. Online registration for the world’s most influential airport commercial revenues conference closes today but on-site registration will be available.

Safilo Group strikes deal to develop Havaianas eyewear range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Consumers will be able to sport the iconic Havaianas brand from head to toe, after Safilo strikes a major licensing agreement with the flip-flop manufacturer.

July ‘a banner month’ for global airport passenger traffic, says ACI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +7.9% year-on-year in July, making it "a banner month" for aviation, reports ACI.

Manaus International opens four new food outlets and looks for more

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

BRAZIL. Bob’s, Coffee Square, Pizza Hut and Sorveteria Kibon have opened at Manaus International Airport, which is to tender eight more food & drinks locations.

U’Luvka vodka teams up with Haleybrooke International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

Haleybrooke International to represent the super-premium Polish vodka in duty free and travel retail in the Americas and Caribbean.

Momentum builds for Trinity Forum; over 350 delegates set to attend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

HONG KONG. More than 350 delegates have registered to attend this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place in less than two weeks in Hong Kong.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

DFASS opens duty free Arrivals & Departures store in El Salvador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

EL SALVADOR. “We expect to see a transformation in the duty free retail experience at Romero International Airport,” says DFASS Group Ground Stores President Jon Potash.

Otis McAllister uncorks memorable wine and spirits ranges for travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

"Some of the most innovative wines in the market." Otis McAllister's wine division is positioning an exciting range of Spanish & Californian wines for travel retail.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Global Exchange extends presence in Ecuador with two new airport units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

ECUADOR. The foreign exchange specialist has strengthened its presence in Ecuador with the opening of two units at José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport.

Frankfurt Airport posts all-time monthly passenger traffic high in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport set new daily and monthly passenger traffic records in July, with volumes climbing by +6.6% to 6.2 million in the month.