Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 20 December 2014

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

'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.

International airline passenger traffic maintains solid growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic on the world’s airlines climbed by +5.9% year-on-year in August, the International Air Transport Association has reported.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

The Monarq Group steps ahead with strategy to broaden brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Monarq continues its strategy of expanding its portfolio by adding a range of brands from the Bacardi stable including Baron Otard Cognac, B&B and Benedictine.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

Tairo showcases Roger & Gallet portfolio in the Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Distributor Tairo International promoted Roger & Gallet’s fragrance and body collections earlier this year via impactful animations and in-store sensorial events.

Neutral trebles sales in new downtown Rivera store as mall opening nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

URUGUAY. The retailer has reported impressive early growth, with a bigger development to follow at the Uruguay-Brazil border location next year.

Essence lights up the Caribbean with Versace Bright Crystal Absolu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Distributor Essence Corp recently collaborated with four leading Caribbean retailers to support the launch of Versace’s new Bright Crystal Absolu edp.

Dufry Brasil unveils JHP-designed Arrivals store at Guarulhos T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

BRAZIL. The collaboration between Dufry and JHP has resulted in “a stimulating experience that blends glamour with great prices, commodities with luxury products”.

Edrington to expand partnership with World Equity Brand Builders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The two companies are set to extend their partnership with plans for an exclusive distribution agreement for travel retail in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Puerta del Sur confirms ten-year extension at Montevideo Carrasco

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

URUGUAY. The government has formally extended Corporación América subsidiary Puerta del Sur’s management contract at Montevideo Carrasco until 2033.

Global Exchange to offer currency services at Guayaquil airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

ECUADOR. The rapidly growing foreign exchange company will operate two outlets at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Javier Brandwain announces departure from Flemingo International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

LATIN AMERICA. Javier Brandwain is leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean of Flemingo International.

Airline Retail Conference set to expand to Latin America in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

UK. The Airline Retail Conference (ARC) is expanding to Latin America with the launch of the inaugural ARC Latin America in Mexico City on 27–29 January 2015.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UPDATED STORY.

Brazil border law an important step for Latin America, says ASUTIL

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL President Enrique Urioste has welcomed the move by Latin America’s biggest market to regulate border duty free.

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.