Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 08 February 2016


Sydney Airport reveals premium food and dining brands for T1 City View

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport will feature a Wolfgang Puck bistro among five premium dining brands just announced for its T1 City View precinct.

Hong Kong Airport unveils retail & catering offer for Terminal 1 Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

Duty Free Americas scoops top prize at inaugural Miami airport awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Miami International’s best shops and restaurants have been recognised based on excellence in customer service, merchandise and menu offerings.

gategroup closes Inflight Service Group deal - 'the best Buy on Board offering in the industry'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SWITZERLAND. gategroup Holding closes Inflight Service Group acquisition, boosting EBITDA by US$13 million pre any synergies.

Westfield unveils revitalised Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Six airport firsts and seven Southern California brands are among the 16 new retail and dining outlets added as part of the LAX Terminal 2 transformation.

Ever Rich promotes taste of Taiwan by adding high-quality rice to menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

TAIWAN. Select Taoyuan International Airport restaurants are offering special meal sets featuring the renowned Chihshang rice for a limited period.

Portland makes Sense of Place the key concept in Oslo food court design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

NORWAY. Design company also announces intention to work with parent company Perkins+Will to make travel environments a renewed business focus.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

Vino Volo names Brian Holtman as Director of Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Wine retailer Vino Volo has named Brian Holtman as Director of Development. Holtman previously oversaw the concessions programme at JFK T5.

Changi Airport hits new peak of S$2.2 billion in concession sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singapore Changi Airport posted a record S$2.2 billion (US$1.53 billion) in concession sales in 2015, a sharp rise of +8% compared to a year earlier.

Satellite terminal at Munich Airport will officially open on 26 April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

GERMANY. Serving Lufthansa passengers, the T2-linked facility will feature three duty free shops and a range of retail and food & beverage outlets.

Hudsons Coffee and Coopers Alehouse now open at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia-operated joint venue brings number of outlets in its portfolio across Australian airports to 28.

Legal Sea Foods and L’Occitane win awards at Philadelphia International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

USA. Outlets at The Philadelphia Marketplace are named best restaurant and retailer of the quarter as part of a customer service drive at the airport.

Portland International broadens commercial offer with new concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

USA. Portland International Airport doubles the number of coffee brands to four and adds a range of other retail and dining options amid a concessions overhaul.

Alpha LSG strengthens leadership team with two senior appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

UK. Alpha LSG names Richard Wood as Managing Director, responsible for its Heathrow operations, and Paul Gurnell as UK Sales and Marketing Director.

Brisbane Airport rolls out multi-lingual digital menus in International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport is adding digital menus in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese at 13 restaurants in its International Terminal.

Emirates Leisure Retail brings Queensland flavour to Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

AUSTRALIA. “We have created two of the finest outlets in any Australian domestic airport,” says Emirates Leisure Retail Group CEO & Chairman Andrew Day.

Zürich Airport reveals commercial impact of strong Swiss Franc in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (sales from shops and restaurants) slipped by -1.4% year-on-year in 2015, with a sharp fall in airside sales mainly due to the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

Dubai International trials Concourse D as countdown to opening begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

UAE. Dubai Airports is entering the next phase of testing for the new Concourse D, which will house 8,400sq m of retail led by Dubai Duty Free plus a strong F&B offer.

Plaza Premium makes Cambodian debut with Phnom Penh Airport lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

CAMBODIA. Plaza Premium Group opens the first pay-in lounge at a Cambodian airport, at Phnom Penh International, with another to follow in Siem Reap.

Rising star Benjamin Luzuy creates menu for Geneva Airport restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

SWITZERLAND. Opening at the end of February, the new Le Chef concept will offer a cuisine based on four cooking methods and the strength of local produce.

SSP captures £61 million F&B contract at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

THAILAND. SSP is awarded a 21-outlet, five-year deal to manage food & beverage services at the Thai capital city's second airport.

Luxembourg Airport inaugurates phase one of new retail and dining precinct

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

LUXEMBOURG. Lux-Airport opened phase one of a new commercial zone this week, featuring Aelia Duty Free, news & books and the country's first Starbucks.

OTG names Brian Britton as President as it files for Initial Public Offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG hires former Levy Restaurants and Disney executive Brian Britton as President amid a momentous period for the US company.

SSP extends coffee offer at London Euston with Starbucks and Caffè Ritazza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UK. SSP brings coffee brands Starbucks and Caffè Ritazza to London Euston as a major refurbishment of the railway station's commercial offer continues.

Major upgrade of JFK Terminal 4’s food & drinks offer to continue in 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. Operator JFKIAT said eight SSP America-managed restaurants opened at the New York terminal in 2015, with more outlets to come this year.

Travel restaurateur OTG prepares for IPO on NASDAQ exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. OTG has developed a reputation as a pioneer in the travel dining industry, underpinned by chef-led concepts and adept use of technology.

Fortnum & Mason extends Heathrow T5 offer with takeaway ‘hamperling’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

UK. Fine food specialist Fortnum & Mason has launched a ‘hamperling’ exclusive to its Heathrow T5 store, offering departing passengers five varying menu options.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Plaza Premium Lounge captures Changi T2 speciality F&B concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

SINGAPORE. Airport lounge management specialist Plaza Premium Group makes a vital breakthrough at Changi T2 by winning a key restaurant concession.

‘Creating magic’: The commercial vision for Istanbul New Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/16

TURKEY. Mertol Genc, General Manager of airport company iGA, outlines the commercial vision for Istanbul New Airport in this in-depth video interview.

‘Enhancing the experience’: Hong Kong International opens Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has inaugurated its HK$10 billion Midfield Concourse, with retail to be introduced on a phased basis.

Tokyo Narita Airport launches Vege Logo scheme to help vegetarian diners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/12/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport has introduced a ‘Vege Logo’ to help customers identify restaurants that offer vegetarian and vegan options.

SMI signs duty free & other commercial contracts in Myanmar; strikes ten-year supply deal with DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/12/15

MYANMAR. Yangon International Airport's new Terminal 2 has rich commercial potential says new concessionaire.

Paradies Lagardère hails customer support for ‘Treat Our Troops’ scheme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère customers donated over 660,000 products this year to US military personnel through its “Treat Our Troops” programme.

Paradies Lagardère makes senior appointments to food & beverage team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère appoints Daniel Bent and Dave Wagner to senior roles as it seeks to strengthen its North American food & beverage management team.

San Francisco poised to award F&B contracts; duty free RFP next summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

USA. Airport company plans January announcement for the food & beverage winners while the long-awaited duty free RFP will take place next summer.

The Moodie e-Zine: People of the Year, 2015 in review and The Foodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. In the final edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we bring you our People of the Year, and highlight the big stories of a memorable 12 months.

SSP America names Bob Stanton as VP Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America appoints Bob Stanton, who has 30 years of experience in retail and hospitality, as Vice President of Business Development.

SSP introduces a taste of Boston to Stockholm Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

SWEDEN. Boston Grill, which specialises in clam chowder and Tomahawk steak, complements the offer at other food and drinks outlets at the station.

HMSHost brings Boston Pizza to Edmonton International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

CANADA. The new location at Edmonton International Airport marks Canadian casual dining brand Boston Pizza’s debut at an airport.

Oslo Airport reveals 'broad & varied' speciality store line-up from 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

NORWAY. Avinor names further retailers that will appear at Oslo's upgraded airport from 2017, including Airport Retail Group, SSP, Tanum and Ting.

Perth Airport serves up diet of delight with new food & drinks offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

AUSTRALIA. "The best local produce and the latest food trends – from premium wines and boutique beers, to favourites from around the world."

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips sharply in November as strength of Swiss Franc continues to bite

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

SWITZERLAND. As Zürich Airport draws towards the end of one of its toughest trading years, the business in shops and restaurants continues to struggle, notably airside. Commercial turnover slipped by -5.9% year-on-year in November to CHF39.6 million (US$40.3 million), with average spend per passenger down sharply. In related news, Patrick Graf is to leave his role as commercial chief, to be replaced by Stefan Gross from next February.

'Elevating the retail proposition': Budapest Airport reveals new commercial line-up in Terminal 2B following tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has revealed the winners of its recent retail and dining tenders at Terminal 2B, with key contracts for some big names in luxury including Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual and Frey Wille. “With year-on-year retail revenues increased by more than +20%, it is an ideal time for any potential new commercial partners to join Budapest Airport,” said Chief Commercial Officer Kam Jandu.

OTG opens Miles Shop at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

USA. Master concessionaire OTG has launched a Miles Shop at Newark Liberty Terminal C, where United MileagePlus members can use their miles to shop.