Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 04 October 2015


Booster Juice eyes expansion for its network of airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

CANADA. With more than 300 outlets in Canada, the smoothie and juice chain plans to increase its international presence, with airports key to growth.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group unveil the tenth edition of The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, the acclaimed airport commercial revenues benchmarking study

Airmall USA adds Martini cocktail bar to F&B offer at Pittsburgh International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

USA. The 1,000sq ft Martini outlet offers craft and classic cocktails as well as a fast-food menu including local dishes, Pittsburgh Chips and The Burgh salad.

'Enhancing value & choice': Sydney issues T1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

AUSTRALIA.“The Pier C Departures RFP is an exciting opportunity to be part of enhancing the food & dining offering," says General Manager Retail Glyn Williams.

Paradies and Kent Rathbun capture dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Texas culinary brand Kent Rathbun and airport restaurateur Paradies will open three new dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in late 2016.

London Stansted Airport reveals final brand line-up amid retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

UK. London Stansted Airport has unveiled details of the final retail phase of its £80 million transformation, with 18 new brands set to take their place in Departures.

SSP wins £48 million contract to operate F&B units at Chinese airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

CHINA. Ten year deal will see SSP Asia Pacific open the six units at Shenyang Taoxian International in 2016, taking a "strategic foothold" in the region.

Two new ELRA outlets at Brisbane to feature Southern Queensland flavours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

AUSTRALIA. The two premium F&B units will open at the airport's Domestic Terminal in December 2015, with ELRA to announce more outlets "shortly".

Emirates Leisure Retail lands key Tasmanian F&B contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia has claimed the master food and drinks concession at Tasmania Launceston Airport, with four outlets to open in December.

HMSHost's Pier Zero crowns Helsinki Airport’s extensive service revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

FINLAND. Official opening for HMSHost's Pier Zero café/restaurant marks a “landmark achievement” in Finavia’s overhaul of F&B and retail.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition September 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report Print Edition for September 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising – in digital and iPad-compatible format.

1Above eyes expansion as it claims top Auckland Airport retailer award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The healthy flight drinks company is named as the best speciality boutique retailer in the airport's International Terminal.

Prague Airport plots €8.5 million retail upgrade with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

CZECH REPUBLIC. Prague Airport and retail partner Aelia Duty Free plan to invest CZK230 million (€8.5 million) to upgrade the airport’s duty free stores.

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

Source: ©The 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.

TravelPharm named Auckland Airport 2015 Retailer of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The family company specialising in health supplements and organic skincare products is rewarded for a remarkable sales performance.

Airmall USA adds ‘British pub’ to dining options at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Firkin & Flyer offers a modern take on traditional UK pub fare. The menu includes fish ‘n’ chips and cottage pie with a décor reminiscent of the London Underground.

Strong coffee sales add spark to Network Rail retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

UK. Network Rail’s 18 stations showed a +3.67% rise in retail income for the three months to June 2015, with the business buoyed by surging coffee sales.

Manaus International opens four new food outlets and looks for more

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

BRAZIL. Bob’s, Coffee Square, Pizza Hut and Sorveteria Kibon have opened at Manaus International Airport, which is to tender eight more food & drinks locations.

Sydney Airport issues new RFP for T2 dining transformation

Source: ©The 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.

Áreas to manage four new dining locations at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

USA. Travel restaurateur Áreas has won a ten-year contract to manage four new food & drinks outlets at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1.

Gategroup’s first half net loss deepens as turnaround plan is introduced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Inflight retail and catering specialist Gategroup posts revenue gains of +2.2% for H1 2015, but is hit by a US$90.3 million loss in the period.

SSP captures Brisbane Airport five-year food & drinks contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP has won a five year deal valued at around £23 million (A$50 million) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

Drinkmaster joins forces with Exclusive Brands in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

UK hot drinks and sealcup specialist Drinkmaster names Exclusive Brands as its travel retail partner to drive growth in the channel, focusing on onboard sales.

Eagle Boys Express revamps menu at Brisbane Airport’s Cavu diner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Eagle Boys Express has updated the menu at its Brisbane Airport Cavu outlet; it now includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.

Network Rail appoints SpaceandPeople to deliver new experiences at stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

UK.Network Rail has awarded experiential sales company SpaceandPeople the contract to sell event and distribution space at its 18 stations in the UK.

Paradies to raise funds for No Kid Hungry campaign at airport venues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

USA. Airport restaurateur and concessionaire will donate 25 cents for every cup of coffee sold at 40 participating locations across 18 airports.

Westfield adds Californian flavour to dining offer at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

USA. Westfield adds Reilly’s Irish Pub of West Hollywood, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen and Deli & Co to the T1 lineup at Los Angeles.

Qatar Duty Free unveils RED Restaurant at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free is serving up a celebration of world culinary cultures with the new restaurant RED in Hamad International’s North Node.

Schiphol Group average retail spend dips in first half amid renovation work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group revenue from concessions climbed by +4.3% year-on-year in the first six months, but average spend in retail stores fell by -1.6%.

Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The 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.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

BTA opens Needstop food & drinks outlet at Riga International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

LATVIA. The Needstop store is BTA's third service point at the airport and offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to passengers at gates B10 and B19.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Hong Kong International Airport plots next commercial expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan outlines some of the airport's big projects to The Moodie Report in advance of The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong next month.

Chicago Midway Airport calls concessions Networking Event

Source: ©The 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.

Paradies builds ‘3rd region of strength’ says Lagardère Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

NORTH AMERICA. Lagardère Travel Retaill's purchase of Paradies will transform the business in a key region, says Chairman & CEO Dag Rasmussen.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free offers golden opportunities to shoppers and diners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

UAE. It's a case of all that glitters is gold at Abu Dhabi Duty Free in an innovative summer ‘Scratch & Win’ promotion across shops and food & drinks outlets.

Lite Bite Foods opens first Belgian Fries outlet at Delhi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

INDIA. A new outlet opens at Delhi Indira Gandhi Terminal 1D and will particularly appeal to young people, according to Lite Bite Foods CEO Sharad Sachdeva.

Perth Airport names new partners for A$54 million travel retail makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has revealed several of its commercial partners for the new T1 forecourt and retail hub, designed to transform the travel experience.

Delaware North gains two Minneapolis-St. Paul contracts as winners finalised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA. Retail and dining concessions won by Delaware North ahead of PhaseNext Hospitality and World Duty Free Group North America but most recommended bidders are awarded contracts.

HMS Host partners with football legend at Port Columbus International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA HMSHost has partnered with Port Columbus International and football legend Eddie George to open an upscale sports restaurant in the modernised Concourse B.

Minneapolis-St. Paul awards contracts to most recommended bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Delaware North features in both variations from the recommended bidders for the airport's food & drinks and retail awards. UPDATED STORY.

Sydney Airport takes control of T3 and reports robust H1 retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport announces a deal to take control of Terminal 3, including retail operations, from Qantas, as it reveals a robust set of half-year figures.

‘The next dimension of travel’: OTG & United reveal bold Newark concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. United Airlines and OTG have revealed the first in a series of stunning new concepts to revolutionise the traveller experience at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost commits to hiring 5,000 workers through employment 'coalition'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. 100,000 Opportunities is a nationwide initiative which seeks to help young Americans aged between 16 and 24 into employment.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

New York LaGuardia revitalises food and retail offer in Terminal B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. The redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B’s retail and food & drinks offer, featuring new concepts and brands, is being marked with a two-week celebration.

San Francisco Airport launches major tender drive for dining concessions

Source: ©The 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.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.