Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 29 August 2015

LATIN AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN

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.

Mexico City International records +61% lift in commercial revenue

Source: Reforma, The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

MEXICO. Taking direct management of all commercial tenancies and car parking delivered a major boost to Mexico City International Airport's 2014 revenue.

Global airport traffic ‘resilient’ in H1 despite external challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in the first six months of 2015, ACI reports.

Global airline passenger traffic posts healthy growth in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic among the world's airlines climbed by +5.7% year-on-year in June, with international traffic rising by +5.3%.

Adda Rodríguez embarks on new business venture with The 7c Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. 'People connector' Adda Rodríguez (ex-Heinemann Americas) aims to bring together brands, airports and duty free retailers with her new business venture The 7c Group.

Brazil's border shopping allowance cuts now due in July 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report, Diário Oficial da União - 05/08/15

BRAZIL. Plans to halve the US$300 personal allowance for Brazilians shopping at border stores are now scheduled for implementation in July 2016.

Dufry-owned Hudson opens five convenience stores in Rio de Janeiro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has opened five Hudson convenience stores at Tom Jobim International Airport in Rio de Janeiro, operated by the RIOGaleão consortium.

RIOgaleão issues Requests for Proposals for 26 food & drinks outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

BRAZIL. The commercial transformation of Brazil's second biggest airport continues as the RIOgaleão consortium issues a RFP for 26 food & drinks concessions.

The Moodie Report names official charities; pledges US$100k to Hand in Hand for Haiti

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

The Moodie Report unveils a new CSR programme, focused on (but not restricted to) two nominated charities, Hand in Hand for Haiti and The Royal Marsden Charity.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Global airline ancillary revenue leaps +21% in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airline ancillary revenues climbed by +21% year-on-year in 2014 to hit US$38.1 billion, according to aviation industry consultant IdeaWorks.

Mondelez World Travel Retail opens Americas webinar registration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

The free webinar, conducted in Spanish, will provide airports and retailers in the Americas with insights to unlock confectionery's potential in travel retail.

Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

Francisco sailings boost River Plate sales for Bernabel Trading

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

URUGUAY. Regular operation of the new-generation ferry Francisco is giving a significant boost to duty free sales by onboard concessionaire Bernabel Trading.

Belo Horizonte Airport extends F&B tender deadline to November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Strong international interest prompts BH Airport to extend the deadline for submissions for its master F&B tender at Tancredo Neves International.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

OTG and Dubai Duty Free join Trinity Forum sponsors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top travel restaurateur OTG and Dubai Duty Free, the world’s leading travel retailer at a single airport, pledge support to The Trinity Forum.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

MosquitNo expands reach in Latin American travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

Mosquito repellent brand MosquitNo is expanding its Latin American market presence in travel retail as well as the domestic market.

Aecon Group sells 45.5% share in Quito Airport to Colombia's Odinsa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

ECUADOR. Canada’s Aecon Group has sold its interest in New Quito International Airport concessionaire Corporación Quiport to Colombia’s Grupo Odinsa.

Belo Horizonte Airport issues major food & beverage tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

BRAZIL. Aeroporto Internacional de Belo Horizonte (BH Airport) has issued a series of major food & beverage tenders amid upgrades to its two terminals.

Hengqin Island applies for offshore duty free status: Chinese reports

Source: Macau Business Daily - 10/06/15

CHINA. ‘Offshore duty free’, currently limited to Hainan, may be introduced to Hengqin Island, according to a report in the respected Macau Business Daily.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Global airline industry profits set to surge in 2015, reports IATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. IATA has revised its 2015 outlook to project a US$29.3 billion net profit for airlines worldwide, well ahead of the US$16.4 billion net profit in 2014.

ASUTIL 2015: Change, challenge and celebrating achievement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/06/15

PANAMA. Adapting to change and challenge was the underlying theme of the concluding day of the 19th ASUTIL conference in Panama City last Friday.

Global Exchange expands currency service at Colombian airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

COLOMBIA. The foreign exchange specialist expands in South America with a new branch at Medellin International Airport now officially open.

ASUTIL 2015 offers perspective on Latin American challenges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PANAMA. The 19th ASUTIL conference is officially underway in Panama City, after a busy first day of networking and opening events.

Faisal Hammoud named Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PARAGUAY. Faisal Hammoud, industry pioneer and CEO of travel retailer Monalisa, has been named as Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Dubai Duty Free scores with sports sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the industry’s only e-Zine, we talk to Dubai Duty Free about its marketing drive amid its support of the Irish Open.

Dufry publishes terms of capital increase to fund World Duty Free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has announced the terms of a capital increase and rights offering to help fund the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Diesel to open new store at Tocumen Airport as it extends LatAm footprint

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

PANAMA. The Italian lifestyle brand has announced that it will open a 62sq m standalone store in August at Tocumen Panama International Airport's North Pier.

Dufry leverages new Guarulhos stores and expands duty paid presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry is pursuing productivity gains at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport as it rolls out Hudson News and Dufry Shopping duty paid concepts nationwide.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Latin America Travel Retail Review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

LATIN AMERICA. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s 2015 Latin America Special Edition, published to coincide with this week's ASUTIL Conference in Panama.

Aruba Airport launches ‘world first’ scheme to ease passenger journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

ARUBA. Aruba Airport, in partnership with Schiphol Group, has launched a scheme using facial technology that aims to smooth the traveller's journey through the airport.

ASUTIL 2015: delegate numbers up for next week’s conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL expects up to 350 delegates at its annual conference, which opens this Wednesday 3 June at the Westin Playa Bonita hotel in Panama City.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

Tocumen Airport pushes for US$30 million lift in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

PANAMA. Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen SA (AITSA) is rolling out a raft of new commercial concessions as it seeks to increase income and profitability.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Duty Free Partners pushes niche strategy at Guadalajara and Tijuana

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

MEXICO. Duty Free Partners is pledging to continue its niche strategy following innovative openings at Guadalajara and Tijuana international airports.