Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 02 August 2015


Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

HMSHost and Lite Bite Foods team up in bid to win food & drinks contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INDIA. Lite Bite Foods and Autogrill-owned HMSHost have created a joint venture partnership with the aim of winning new contracts across India and Asia.

HMSHost and TV chef Susur Lee team up for Toronto Pearson venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

CANADA. TV chef Susur Lee has opened an Asian fusion restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport featuring new recipes created for travellers.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

HMSHost brings Lynn Crawford restaurant to Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford to open The Hearth restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.

HMSHost unveils winning dish from Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

USA. Winner of HMSHost's 'Channel Your Inner Chef' culinary competition Nikkia Stone presented her winning dish yesterday at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

Grain Store Café & Bar set for debut at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

UK. The Zetter Group, Airport Retail Enterprises and Bruno Loubet will open the Grain Store Café & Bar at Gatwick Airport South Terminal this Autumn.

Sydney Boulevard is born amid major Terminal 1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Get set to take a stroll down Sydney Boulevard as the airport's drive to create a world-class commercial offer steps up a gear.

Aelia, SSP & Valora triumph in Luxembourg travel retail tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

LUXEMBOURG. The airport aimed “to bring the commercial offer up to the highest standards and to obtain profitability guarantees for the long term in order to consolidate its economic model".

World Duty Free Group inaugurates new walk-through store in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. "WDFG has brought the ‘wow factor’ to Newcastle Airport". That’s the reaction of airport CEO David Laws as the retailer inaugurates its new north-east location.

Oman Airports issues duty free, luxury retail and food & beverage RFQs at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has launched Request for Qualifications for its key contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Wondertree gets set to light up Gatwick Airport South Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

UK. Passengers can dine while marvelling at an eight-foot ‘wonder tree’, so named for its illuminated polycarbonate leaves, which constantly change colour

easyjet adds Nurture drink for pre-school kids to onboard offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

Fruity water product Nurture from the Imune health drink company comes in a spill-proof pouch and is available on all easyjet flights from this month.

New retail and F&B brands set to open at Washington’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has revealed the next wave of retail and dining brands that will open at Reagan National and Dulles International.

Sydney Airport's great Terminal 1 transformation gets underway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

AUSTRALIA. “We will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers,” is the emphatic message from Sydney Airport Managing Director & CEO Kerrie Mather.

ACI offers Airport Retail Concession Management online course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports Council International (ACI) is offering its latest course in Retail Concession Management, aimed at airport commercial managers.

ATÜ Duty Free begins operations at Salalah International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free, the joint venture between TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr Heinemann, has opened its first stores at Salalah Airport.

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.

OTG opens District bar concept at Washington Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

USA. OTG this week opened a new bar concept called District at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminal A, as part of a major development.

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.

Cairo Airport Company to launch key commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

EGYPT. Cairo Airport Company this week issues tenders for duty free, speciality retail, food & beverage and pharmacy concessions at Cairo International T2.

SSP opens Junction Urban Street Food at London Euston station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

UK. SSP UK has opened a new ‘street food’ offer at London Euston railway station featuring three concepts: Big Apple Hot Dogs, The Rib Man and Beany Australia.

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.

SSP hails US$298 million F&B contract at Tampa International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

USA. SSP America has hailed the award of a ten-year food & beverage contract at Tampa International, and offered further details on the concepts it will feature.

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.

HMSHost debuts F&B and retail concept 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

USA. HMSHost has opened 1897 Market, a new “urban gourmet” dining concept, at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in partnership with chef Todd English.

SSP opens largest Marks & Spencer store in rail channel at London Waterloo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

UK. SSP UK, in partnership with Network Rail, has opened the largest Marks & Spencer (M&S) store in the rail channel at London Waterloo station.

Elior and AdP open ‘I Love Paris’ restaurant at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

FRANCE. ‘I Love Paris’ has opened in Paris Charles de Gaulle Hall L Terminal 2E, in partnership with Elior and Parisian Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin.

HMSHost opens first Bob Evans Express at Port Columbus Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The new fast casual restaurant concept from Columbus-based Bob Evans makes its debut at Concourse B of Port Columbus International Airport.

Villa Enterprises captures food court concession at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/15

USA. The Food Hall by Villa will feature Villa Italian Kitchen, Chipotle, Green Leaf’s & Bananas, Asian Chao, Jersey Mike’s and The Market by Villa from next year.

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.

SSP Asia Pacific captures F&B contract at Hobart International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP Asia Pacific has secured a contract to run five new F&B units at Hobart Airport. The nine-year deal is said to be worth £47 million in sales.

Áreas opens second Starbucks location in Lisbon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

PORTUGAL. Food & drinks purveyor Áreas strengthens its presence in Portugal with the opening of a second Starbucks outlet at Lisbon Airport.

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

HMSHost extends Turkish presence with new contract at Antalya Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

TURKEY. Autogrill division HMSHost and partner ICTur have struck a new F&B contract at Antalya Airport. The move adds a new location in Turkey for HMSHost.

SSP opens new O’Learys sports bar at Singapore Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

SINGAPORE. Leading travel food & beverage specialist SSP has opened a new O’Learys outlet at Singapore Changi Airport, under a three-year contract.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport extends F&B offer with two new openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport's new F&B offer begins to take shape, as Joe & the Juice and La Tarte Tropézienne open for business in Terminal 1.

SSP America awarded US$70 million contract at Orlando International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

USA. SSP America has been awarded a seven-year contract for new F&B operations at Orlando Airport, estimated to be worth US$70 million in sales.

LS travel retail North America opens 7-Eleven at LAX, a US airport first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened the first 7-Eleven convenience store at a US airport – a 950sq ft unit at Los Angeles International.

Westfield reveals fresh details of LAX commercial transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

USA. Westfield has named a number of new brands that will appear as part of the commercial transformation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 6.