Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 20 April 2014


Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding on Macau duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many of the industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

Inflight Sales Group captures Malaysia Airlines onboard duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

MALAYSIA. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has captured the inflight retail concession for Malaysia Airlines, with the first programme set to launch in May.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

Gebr Heinemann and partners win Sharm el-Sheikh T2 duty free bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

EGYPT. Gebr Heinemann, partnering with Global Brands and Egypt Free Shops Co, has won the duty free concession at Sharm el-Sheikh T2. UPDATED STORY.

Korean duty free shake-up continues as Entas wins Incheon port contract

Source: The Korea Economic Daily; The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Yet another newcomer, Entas Duty Free, enters the fast-changing Korean travel retail market, amid a backdrop of profound legislative changes.

Tampa International set for first commercial tenders in 40 years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. The airport's redeveloped concessions programme will comprise 13 concessions for food & beverage, retail, duty free and services.

Aelia España captures Spanish airport fashion & accessories concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

SPAIN. The LS travel retail subsidiary has won five fashion tenders covering 2,200sq m of retail space at Madrid Barajas, Barcelona, Malaga and Valencia airports.

Washington airports’ leasing drive continues with new brands named

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has named 20 new retail and food & beverage brands that it will add to Reagan and Dulles airports.

Auckland Airport unveils plans for a 'world class' redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

NEW ZEALAND. With its duty free RFP imminent, Auckland Airport releases details of its 30-year vision, including a combined international and domestic terminal..

Changi Airport calls major confectionery tender across all terminals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

SINGAPORE Changi Airport has long offered some of the best confectionery stores in travel retail. Now a number of key contracts are up for grabs again.

DFS and Lotte Duty Free return to court in Guam airport dispute

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

GUAM. The next stage in DFS Group’s case against Lotte Duty Free and Guam International Airport Authority will be heard on Monday 31 March.

Inflight Sales Group and Aeromar capture Aeroflot duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/14

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group and its partner Aeromar have captured the inflight duty free concession for leading Russian carrier Aeroflot with start-up in April.

Cape Town International Airport prepares to issue airside commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is preparing to issue airside speciality retail and food & beverage tenders at Cape Town International.

TAV Airports wins Bodrum Airport management concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

TURKEY. The group won the 20-year management contract at Turkey’s sixth busiest airport in a four-way auction conducted by the state airport authority.

Portland International Airport hosts concessions event as RFPs loom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

USA. Portland International Airport is set to issue the first in a series of Requests for Proposals next month as it plans a programme of commercial leasing.

Oman Airports releases RFP for duty free and F&B at Salalah Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

OMAN. Oman Airports Management Company has launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a master concession contract at the new Salalah Airport.

Atlanta Airport on track to complete three-year concession overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The airport has opened 122 out of 152 new concessions after launching its redevelopment in 2011, with the rest set to open by the end of the year.

MarketPlace Development plans third leasing phase at Washington airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

USA. The developer will hold a forum this month outlining forthcoming retail and food & beverage opportunities at Washington Reagan and Dulles airports.

SSP secures 10-year deal at Helsinki Vantaa and regional airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

FINLAND. The food & beverage operator anticipates sales of €300 million over the course of the contract at Helsinki, Turku, Oulu and Rovaniemi airports.

Portland to detail concession plans as major renewal period nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

USA. Portland International Airport will host a meeting for potential partners as it prepares for the expiry of 75% of its commercial leases over the next three years.

Hong Kong MTR seeks bidders for duty free at West Kowloon station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

HONG KONG. MTR is pre-qualifying bidders for its duty free operation at the new station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Nuance-DFASS captures three-year extension to Orlando contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

USA. Nuance and DFASS have agreed a three-year extension of their duty free concession at Orlando Airport, and revealed plans to expand the stores.

Local partnership captures five-year St. Maarten duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

ST. MAARTEN. A partnership between incumbent retailers ILTT and Penha Group has won the main duty free concession at Princess Juliana International Airport.

Tunisia to tender airport duty free operations, pre-qualification launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

TUNISIA. The Office of Civil Aviation and Airports is seeking pre-qualifications as it prepares to tender duty free operations across five Tunisian airports.

New Australian domestic airport seeks interest in retail operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, said to be the country’s first privately-funded public airport, is set to open to passengers in October.

Houston airports prepare for series of RFPs amid big redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

USA. Houston Airport System is preparing to call a series of tenders for some major concessions – including duty free – at Houston and Hobby International airports.

Keflavik Airport aims to deliver ‘essence of Iceland’ with new concessions programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

ICELAND. Pre-qualification for retail and F&B concessions at Keflavik International begins on 19 March; the airport says it wants to attract overseas bidders.

Sydney Airport attracts 11 Expressions of Interest in duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has attracted 11 responses to the company's call for Expressions of Interest in its duty free tender, announced earlier this month.

Ottawa Airport releases further details as it seeks retail and F&B partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has released further details of its plans as it seeks expressions of interest in retail and food & beverage spaces.

Government backs Mexico City Airport in commercial lease stand-off with Fumisa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

MEXICO. Fumisa looks to be on the way out at Mexico City International after a key government ruling, reports Peter Dowling.

Ottawa International Airport seeks partners for retail and F&B spaces

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

CANADA. Ottawa Airport Authority is seeking Expressions of Interest from potential concessionaires for six retail and food & beverage spaces.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea boom but Japanese slip

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese travellers now account for over one in three visitor arrivals to South Korea, with the Japanese now contributing less than one in four.

Online now: The Moodie Report Print Edition February 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for February 2014, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

Nuance-Watson (Singapore) captures Changi T2 concession with Fossil

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

SINGAPORE. Nuance-Watson (Singapore) has captured the latest speciality/brand name shop concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2.

DFS and Flemingo extend at Mumbai, replace ARI/Buddy in Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

INDIA. The DFS/Flemingo partnership has unexpectedly extended its duty free contract to cover the new T2 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International.

Los Angeles Airport and Westfield issue commercial RFPs for new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

USA. Los Angeles World Airports and Westfield Group have issued RFPs for Los Angeles International Airport’s new-look Terminal 2. UPDATED STORY.

Incheon Airport CEO promises ‘transparent and fair’ duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is preparing to unveil the world's biggest duty free tender in mid-2014.

Kuwait Airport duty free tender draws powerhouse line-up of retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

KUWAIT. Five of the world's top 12 travel retailers, plus Flemingo and former incumbent Habchi & Chalhoub, are set to battle out the Kuwait Airport tender.

Nairobi Airport duty free set for re-tender as protest withdrawn

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

KENYA. The Nuance Group's local partner withdraws its challenge against the proposed re-tendering of the duty free retail master concession at the airport.

Oman Airports to host pre-tender event for retail and F&B RFPs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/14

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company will release the first of a series of major commercial tenders for the new Muscat and Salalah airports in March.

Kurumoch International Airport issues retail tenders for new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

RUSSIA. The airport is looking for tenants for a duty free store covering 850sq m and a 190sq m travel retail store serving domestic passengers.

Abu Dhabi Airports prepares to host eagerly anticipated pre-tender event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

ABU DHABI. Abu Dhabi Airports is gearing up to host the pre-tender marketing launch for its highly anticipated Midfield Terminal concessions on 9 February. UPDATED.

Ngurah Rai International Airport launches latest commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

INDONESIA. PT Angkasa Pura I is issuing tenders for the Domestic Terminal at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, covering 37 commercial packages.

Shannon Airport Authority seeks joint venture partner for travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

IRELAND. Shannon Airport Authority is seeking a joint venture partner to manage its travel retail business under a ten-year contract, effective from this July.

Sydney Airport offers range of bid options in innovative duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/14

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport is offering an innnovative range of bidding options for its duty free tender, first revealed this week by The Moodie Report.