Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 November 2015


SSP set for debut in Hong Kong rail market after key contract gain

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/11/15

HONG KONG. SSP Asia Pacific will enter the Chinese rail market next year after it won a deal at Hung Hom Station, which handles China-Hong Kong border traffic.

Detroit Airport issues RFPs for dining concessions at McNamara Terminal

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/11/15

USA. Contracts run for ten years in each case with three one-year renewal options, covering five locations in total across concourses A and C.

Interest runs high in MTR duty free tender at Hong Kong railway stations

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/11/15

HONG KONG. Interested parties have until 15 January to express interest in an exciting duty free opportunity advertised through The Moodie Report.

Oslo Airport reveals further details of enhanced commercial line-up

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 18/11/15

NORWAY. Oslo Airport names further partners for its food & drinks concessions, as well as its convenience store line-up, as it plans the opening of T2 in 2017.

MTR Corporation calls tender for duty free stores at Hong Kong stations

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 16/11/15

HONG KONG. MTR Corp invites retailers, through The Moodie Report, to express their interest in duty free tenders at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations.

Seismic change: Korean downtown duty free licence system under fire as trade assesses shock results

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 16/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. While Doosan and Shinsegae celebrate, WalkerHill Duty Free and Lotte Duty Free are stunned. The government’s new five-yearly competitive bidding system for downtown duty free licences, introduced in 2013, comes under fire as the travel retail sector at home and abroad assesses the shock, industry-transforming results of the latest licence contest.

Lotte retains IPO & global number 1 aims despite duty free licence loss

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free dusts itself down after losing Lotte World Tower licence and retains growth ambitions. But touted COEX licence switch doubtful.

Assessing the dangers of Korean duty free licence changes

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. In the run-up to four critical duty free licence awards, The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was interviewed by leading Korean media titles.

Shock losses for Lotte & WalkerHill; Shinsegae and Doosan triumph

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korea Customs Service unveils the four crucial (and shock) downtown duty free licence results in Seoul and Busan.

Gimpo Airport duty free tender likely to take place in early 2016

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. The incumbents' (Lotte Duty Free and The Shilla Duty Free) contracts run until 12 May 2016, meaning another high-profile bid.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for duty free concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/11/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its duty free business, currently run by ARI-North America.

Cairo Airport Company reveals commercial line-up for new T2

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 08/11/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company names Egyptair Duty Free, Dufry and Cairo Airport Duty Free as partners in the new T2, with SSP capturing key food & drinks units.

Court dismisses challenge to Dufry duty free contract in Kenya - reports

Source: The Star; The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

KENYA. The Kenyan High Court has dismissed a further challenge to Dufry’s capture of the duty free concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, local media reports.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

WalkerHill Duty Free optimistic of licence tenure extension

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 30/10/15

SOUTH KOREA. WalkerHill Senior Vice President/Head of Duty Free Division Mikyong Vicky Kwon hopeful of extended licence periods and permit retention.

Oman Airports set to issue RFPs for latest retail and services contracts

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/10/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company will this week launch RFPs for a range of retail categories and services at New Muscat International Airport.

Sydney Airport launches call for integrated financial services provider

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/10/15

AUSTRALIA. The country’s largest airport calls for Expressions of Interest for integrated financial services and currency exchange.

RIOgaleăo issues foreign exchange RFP at International Airport Tom Jobim

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 24/10/15

BRAZIL. One of South America's most exciting airport foreign exchange opportunities has been issued by RIOgaleăo via The Moodie Report.

DFS Group granted ten-year extension to Honolulu International Airport duty free and retail concessions

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/10/15

USA. DFS Group has been granted a ten-year extension to its retail and duty free concessions at Honolulu International Airport, among other commercial contract extensions there. The retailer commented: “Hawaii has been an important part of DFS’ business for more than 50 years... DFS looks forward to continuing to improve the experience of travellers to Honolulu International Airport.”

Hong Kong International announces airport advertising tender

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/10/15

HONG KONG. One of the world's key airport advertising concessions goes to tender, offering extensive advertising spaces across terminals & outdoor areas.

Wildstone Airports issues advertising opportunity for Heathrow buses

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/10/15

UK. Wildstone Airports says it is offering "a global media first" with the opportunity for immersive brand advertising on Heathrow Airport's inter-terminal buses.

Belo Horizonte Airport awards dining concessions and tenders advertising

Source: ŠThe 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.

Hong Kong International awards retail and dining contracts in T1 West Hall

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/10/15

HONG KONG. Some 33 brands will take their place in the shopping and dining line-up at Hong Kong Airport's West Hall after contracts are awarded.

Changi Airport Group calls luxury boutiques tender in Terminal 3

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 08/10/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group seeks luxury brand names that "inject buzz" into the retail zone at Terminal 3 as it calls a tender for four boutique spaces airside.

Changi Airport Group calls mid-priced fashion tender in Terminal 1

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 05/10/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has called a tender for four mid-price brand name fashion concessions at Singapore Changi T1, with a deadline of 26 October.

Tense wait for results of Seoul, Busan downtown duty free licences

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 02/10/15

SOUTH KOREA. The stakes are "frighteningly high" notes one source and no-one is taking anything for granted in a tense downtown duty free licence contest.

DFS's Saipan master retail concession to go to bid

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/09/15

SAIPAN. After months of speculation, the Commonwealth Ports Authority finally makes a split decision to put DFS's master retail concession out to tender.

Airports Authority of India launches duty free tender for 14 Indian airports

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/09/15

INDIA. Contracts would be for a period of seven years, and the RFP will start with Chennai, Lucknow, Goa, Trivandrum and Madurai airports.

Incheon prepares T2 duty free tender as MERS crisis passes

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 23/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon Airport's long-awaited Terminal 2 will become a reality in 2017 and work is already underway on planning the duty free tender.

Shinsegae enters Seoul downtown duty free licence fray

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. The race for Seoul's three available downtown duty free licences just got a whole lot hotter as Shinsegae, as expected, entered the race.

Hong Kong International Airport calls convenience store tenders

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/09/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for convenience store concessions airside and landside, with a bid deadline of 22 October.

Lagardčre Travel Retail wins fashion contracts at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/09/15

HONG KONG. Lagardčre Travel Retail has been awarded a series of fashion concessions at Hong Kong International Airport, after a tender.

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport calls commercial tenders for new Terminal 1

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 09/09/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Lyon has called for expressions of interest in commercial opportunities at its new T1, with four retail and two dining packages on offer. The airport is committed to one of the largest construction projects in its history with the development of the new terminal, which houses 10,000sq m of commercial space.

Chicago Department of Aviation announces RFP for Midway Airport concessions programme

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a single-entity to manage and operate concessions at Midway International.

Hong Kong International tenders latest mid-priced fashion concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/09/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has called a tender for a casual or sportswear concession in Terminal 1, with a deadline of 6 October.

Singapore Changi Airport invites offers for T2 multi-brand fashion concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/09/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport invites bids for a key T2 multi-brand fashion concession, calling it "a unique opportunity to offer a luxurious shopping experience".

Sydney Airport issues new RFP for T2 dining transformation

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/09/15

AUSTRALIA. “The new RFP offers an exceptional opportunity for compelling fast and fresh food brands to be part of this food and dining transformation,” says Sydney Airport.

Deadline falls for Karachi Airport duty free and fashion tenders

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

PAKISTAN. The deadline falls today for bids to manage the duty free concession at Karachi International Airport, with a separate fashion concession also on offer.

DFASS retains Singapore Airlines inflight duty free concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. In major breaking news, DFASS Singapore has been awarded a further long-term concession for Singapore Airlines’ inflight duty free business.

Newly launched Airport Media captures Gatwick digital advertising contract

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

UK. Gatwick Airport creates a digital out-of-home advertising venture with newly created Airport Media, with the partnership set to begin in Q1 2016.

The Grand Duty Free set to take over Daegu Airport concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. The travel retail landscape continues to change rapidly, driven by the government's desire to boost small & medium enterprises.

Hyundai Paint Company opens duty free shop in new Busan ferry terminal

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SOUTH KOREA.A new player enters travel retail as Hyundai Paint Company opens a 76sq m duty free shop at the spectacular new Busan seaport terminal.

Guam airport authority invites offers for advertising concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

GUAM. Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA) is inviting qualified bidders to submit offers to manage and develop its advertising concession.

New downtown duty free licence battle looms next month in South Korea

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As one competition for downtown duty free licences in Korea ends, another begins. Lotte, WalkerHill and Shinsegae battle to retain key rights.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

Flemingo's Baltona Duty Free extends retail concession at Lviv Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/08/15

UKRAINE. Baltona Duty Free, a division of Flemingo International, has renewed its retail concession at Lviv Airport for a further three years and enhanced its offer.

Tender launched for speciality retail store at San Francisco International

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/08/15

USA. Proposals for a speciality retail store in the airport's International Terminal are now being accepted, with the lease covering a 2,233sq ft location.

Chicago Midway Airport calls concessions Networking Event

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Networking Event' on 27 August through The Moodie Report.

San Francisco Airport launches major tender drive for dining concessions

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. The San Francisco Airport Commission has launched a tender for 12 food & drinks concessions covering 17 locations at San Francisco International.