Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014


New speakers named for FAB 2014 as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. A strong speakers’ line-up is taking shape for the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June. The event, which showcases the best in travel-related food & beverage worldwide, is hosted by Copenhagen Airports and organised by The Moodie Report.

SSP captures seven-year contract at Athens International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GREECE. Leading travel food specialist SSP has captured a seven-year contract to run nine outlets at Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

Westfield appoints Joe Waller to senior business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

USA. Westfield has named Joe Waller as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing within its growing Airports division.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

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.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Concessions International opens first Fly Burger Bar at Atlanta Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

USA. Concessions International has opened the first Fly Burger Bar Boutique, a partnership with a local chef, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Concourse B.

Larnaka Airport partners launch ‘Trinity’ initiative to showcase Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Cyprus Airports Food & Beverage and Hermes Airports are collaborating in a drive to showcase the island’s culture at Larnaka Airport.

HMSHost's Sarah Naqvi a finalist in Maryland technology awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

USA. Sarah Naqvi contends for 'Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer of the Year' in the Tech Council of Maryland's 26th Annual Industry Awards.

Hong Kong International calls latest food & beverage tenders in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong is tendering a number of food & beverage spaces in Terminal 1 Arrivals and Departures at Hong Kong International.

The Macallan and El Celler de Can Roca join forces for Masters of Taste

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPAIN. The long-term cooperation will begin with six unique dinners at the restaurant, crowned the world’s best last year, to raise funds for charity.

Áreas extends Spanish footprint with three new stores at Madrid Barajas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

SPAIN. Located in the T4 terminal and T4 satellite terminal, the two new Sibarium outlets and The Market convenience store represent an investment of over €500,000.

Chicago O'Hare & Westfield reveal transformed T5 retail and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. Chicago O’Hare Airport’s new-look T5 includes a 10,000sq ft Dufry walk-through duty free store and a much improved food & beverage offer.

Macau International Airport boosts dining offer with two new restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

MACAU. Opened in partnership with Future Bright Group, the two restaurants serve Chinese food and international cuisine at departure landside and airside.

ARI-North America unveils striking new retail arena at Montréal-Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

CANADA. Aer Rianta International has unveiled a striking new look and branding for its Montréal duty free operation, part of a big commercial expansion at the airport.

OTG named as Gold Partner for Airport Food & Beverage event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

INTERNATIONAL.OTG Management has been named as a Gold Sponsor of this year's FAB Conference and Awards, to be held in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

SSP appoints former WHSmith travel retail head to key role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

UK. Simon Smith, formerly WHSmith Travel Managing Director, will become CEO of SSP UK & Ireland in June as Mark Angela moves to a new role in the company.

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.

Nestlé boosts travel retail beverages presence with Nescafé sharing packs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/14

Nestlé International Travel Retail is strengthening its presence in the beverages category by introducing three new Nescafé sharing bags in the channel.

ACI Europe Trading event focuses on cooperation and consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

SWITZERLAND. ACI Europe's Airport Trading event began in Zürich yesterday, with a focus on partnerships, technology and the consumer of the future.

Changi named World’s Best Airport by Skytrax; Hong Kong & Heathrow top dining & shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi repeats last year's success at Skytrax's World Airport Awards, being named the world's top airport. Read on for full results.

HMSHost opens Miller Brewhouse at General Mitchell Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

USA. Opened in partnership with MillerCoors, the new restaurant reflects Milwaukee’s brewing heritage and offers locally-inspired food and drinks.

Detroit Airport strikes concession deals for 25 food & beverage units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. The Wayne County Airport Authority has approved eight new food & beverage concessions covering 25 units at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s McNamara Terminal.

SSP extends board responsibilities for Everke and Inkster

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 24/03/14

UK. Cornelius Everke takes responsibility for the F&B company’s business in France, Belgium and Netherlands, while Nick Inkster will handle the Nordic region.

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.

Toronto Airport concession revenue boosted by retail and F&B moves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

CANADA. Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) has reported a +3.6% rise in concession and rental revenues for the year ended 31 December 2013.

SSP named Platinum Sponsor of 2014 Airport Food & Beverage Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Travel food & beverage specialist SSP has been named as a Platinum Sponsor of the fourth annual FAB Conference and Awards.

Leading chef Dani García talks passion and provenance in food & beverage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

SPAIN. Dani García, one of the leading figures of the Spanish culinary scene, speaks to The Moodie Report about his influences and the airport F&B offer.

Over 130 companies register to attend influential ACI Europe Trading event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

EUROPE. Over 130 companies have already registered to attend the ACI Europe Trading Conference (26-28 March), which is hosted by Zürich Airport.

Auckland Airport rewards retailers for successful 2013 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

NEW ZEALAND. The Retail Excellence Awards recognises stellar team players, performance and customer service at commercial businesses across the airport.

Autogrill sales slip in 2013 as Italian market and motorways suffer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

ITALY. Autogrill has posted a -0.3% decrease in revenue for 2013, with a contraction in its home market of Italy offsetting growth in North America.

HMSHost brings Be Free Village gluten-free snacks to Boise Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Start-up Be Free Village, winner of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 b|launched programme, has expanded into Boise Airport with HMSHost.

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.

LS travel retail North America opens first F&B outlet at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened its first location at Denver International Airport, with local hot dog concept Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs.

Registration opens for FAB 2014; early booking discount available

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is delighted to invite delegates to register for the leading travel food & beverage conference, in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

HMSHost captures food & beverage contract at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

UAE. Autogrill subsidiary HMSHost has captured a food & beverage contract at Abu Dhabi International, which is forecast to deliver €20 million in revenues to 2019.

Aviator’s Club Barbeque Restaurant opens at Denver International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 04/03/14

USA. The new full-service bar and restaurant on the airside mezzanine level of Concourse B will occupy 3,696sq ft under a 10-year lease.

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.

1Above makes major breakthroughs in Australia and New Zealand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

Healthy flying drink 1Above will go on sale in LS travel retail’s Newslink stores across Australia. Plus the brand lands important new business at Christchurch Airport.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Vienna Airport retail arm posts marginal growth in 'challenging' 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport’s Retail & Properties division delivered revenue growth of +1.4% year-on-year in 2013, as traffic numbers declined.