Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 19 April 2015

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

L’Oréal launches Kérastase into Americas travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

ARGENTINA. L’Oréal has built on Kérastase’s Asian debut with the opening of a 17sq m counter at Puerto Iguazú in partnership with London Supply.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre at Piarco AeroPark.

IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas remains resilient in tough times

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

USA. In the latest Moodie Podcast, IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne explains how the show is withstanding the challenging trading climate.

The L’Oréal group finalises Niely Cosmeticos acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

BRAZIL. L’Oréal has further extended its haircare portfolio with the acquisition of Brazil’s Niely Cosmeticos, the country's largest independent haircare company.

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

London Supply wins key new 30-year Santa Cruz concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

ARGENTINA. London Supply has been awarded the concession to operate the Free Zone of Rio Gallegos and Caleta Olivia, in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Bottega SpA eyes the Caribbean market with new products in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

Underlining the increasing importance of the IAADFS show to its Caribbean expansion, Bottega SpA will unveil a new addition to its Bottega Rose Gold range.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

ASUTIL to open 2015 conference stand bookings on 20 March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL will open registration next Friday 20 March for the sought-after exhibitor space at its annual conference.

Global Exchange launches foreign currency service at Colombian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

COLOMBIA. The foreign currency exchange company expands in South America with new operations at El Dorado and Medellin International airports.

Panama beckons as 2015 ASUTIL conference opens for registration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

LATIN AMERICA. Early bird registration is until 6 April, with discounted rates for ASUTIL members; a special group rate for hotel rooms is also available until 15 May.

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.