Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 September 2014

THE FOODIE REPORT

The Trinity Forum closes with call for further commercial cooperation and innovation; Hong Kong to be 2015 venue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/14

TAIWAN. The Trinity Forum 2014 concluded last Friday in Taipei after a strong second day of conference proceedings. The event drew over 340 delegates and was characterised by outstanding hospitality, a consistently strong programme and a superb Gala Dinner hosted by Ever Rich Duty Free.

Areas completes Maryland highway project with Chesapeake plaza opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/14

USA. F&B operator Áreas has opened its second service plaza in Maryland and predicts a U$S1.8 billion turnover for both locations over the 35-year concession.

Aéroports de Montréal to call F&B tender for 17 locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

CANADA. The company is preparing to launch an international search for operators for several food & beverage outlets at Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Heathrow celebrates food-to-go milestone with London parks pod

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

UK. London Heathrow is bringing the city’s parks to the airport as it celebrates 100% participation by tenants in its food-to-go policy.

SSP reopens iconic Le Train Bleu restaurant in Paris Gare de Lyon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

FRANCE. The railway station restaurant has introduced a new logo and new menu after reopening following a major €4 million-plus restoration programme.

HMSHost recognised by ACI for diversity practices in aviation industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. HMSHost has won Airports Council International-North America’s Inclusion Champion Award, which recognises successful diversity practices in aviation.

OTG secures debut master concession at Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

USA. A landmark moment as United Airlines appoints restaurateur to oversee the terminal’s transformation, including leasing retail and duty free outlets.

SSP captures new contract at Shanghai Pudong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

CHINA. SSP has beaten competition from local and international operators to capture two food & beverage concessions at Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Airmall upgrades Terminal E food court of Boston Logan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

USA. The completed renovations included cosmetic updates to the food court as well as the installation of a new ‘Living Wall’ to help provide natural air filtration.

Qatar Duty Free hails new Chocology concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has hailed the opening of its new Hamad International Airport chocolate concept, Chocology, developed in association with Godiva.

Westfield reveals brand line-up for ‘world class’ Los Angeles Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

USA. Westfield Group has revealed details of the new-look retail and food & beverage offer at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Terminal 2.

First Paramount Fine Foods location opens at Toronto Pearson International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

CANADA. HMSHost has opened the first of two Paramount Fine Foods locations at Toronto Pearson, offering certified halal Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine.

Qatar Duty Free opens new chef-led Italian concept at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

QATAR Qatar Duty Free has celebrated the opening of its latest Italian restaurant concept at Hamad International, in collaboration with Chef Massimo Capra.

Áreas opens newly renovated Pepito Grillo at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SPAIN. Designed by Spanish firm Sandra Tarruella, the newly opened 640sq m restaurant offers a bar and a show cooking area for sampling char-grilled products.

Paradies names Renee Tedesco as Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. Leading airport concessionaire Paradies has named Renee Tedesco to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Business Development.

Network Rail delivers +6.1% retail growth in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

UK. Network Rail station retail sales rose +6.1% year-on-year in the latest quarter, with King's Cross and Liverpool Lime Street the strongest performing locations.

Paradies supports Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

USA. US airport concessionaire Paradies is this month raising funds for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign through initiatives at its F&B operations.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Old Chang Kee makes Changi Airport debut with Curry Times

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 20/08/14

SINGAPORE. Established catering brand Old Chang Kee makes its Changi debut with the all-day casual dining restaurant at Terminal 3.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.

Sydney Airport hosts campaign as 'Australia’s busiest coffee hub'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

AUSTRALIA. This month Sydney Airport is running the Joy of Coffee campaign, marking its claim to be Australia’s biggest location for coffee sales.

New consumer research underlines missed opportunities in airport retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. A study conducted by loyalty marketing and CRM specialist ICLP has underlined the missed opportunities for consumer spend at many airports.

Finavia invites locals to start a pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 08/08/14

FINLAND. In celebration of Restaurant Day on 17 August, Finavia is giving locals the chance to start their own pop-up restaurant at Helsinki Airport.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

Aéroports de Paris seeks partner to operate food & beverage at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

FRANCE. In major food & beverage news, Aéroports de Paris is seeking a joint-venture partner to operate F&B activities at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

ATÜ Duty Free named as preferred bidder for Salalah Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

OMAN. Oman Airports has named ATÜ Duty Free as master concessionaire for key commercial activities at the new Salalah Airport.

Hudsons Coffee opens at redeveloped Brisbane Airport International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

AUSTRALIA. Hudsons Coffee is the latest outlet to open as Brisbane Airport’s A$45 million International Terminal redevelopment continues.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

Areas opens four new F&B outlets at Porto after striking new deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

PORTUGAL. Leading food & beverage company Areas has opened four new outlets at Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport after striking a fresh six-year deal.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Network Rail reveals brand line-up for Birmingham New Street project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

UK. Network Rail has revealed details of a major project to redevelop Birmingham New Street station, including new brands that will feature at the location.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14


SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

Matthew Fort named as St Pancras International Food Curator

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. St Pancras International has appointed BBC2 Great British Menu judge and food writer Matthew Fort as its first ever Food Curator.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Changi Airport spotlights the best of Singapore’s hawker food at Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport has opened the new Singapore Food Street, featuring a specially-curated selection of popular hawker stalls from across Singapore.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Brisbane Airport hails opening of new A$12 million BNE Service Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport's new BNE Service Centre includes a 24-hour Shell Coles Express, a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant, and a dine-in food court.