Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 19 December 2014

THE FOODIE REPORT

Autogrill expands in Europe with Utrecht Centraal station contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

NETHERLANDS. Autogrill Group has captured a ten-year concession to operate three new food & beverage outlets at Utrecht Centraal railway station.

SSP opens Starbucks outlet at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

FRANCE. Food & beverage operator SSP has this week opened the first Starbucks outlet in the Bordeaux region, at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport.

Incheon International Airport food & beverage tender draws heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The food & beverage tender at Incheon International Airport closes on 26 December with the evaluation process beginning soon afterwards.

Gatwick responds to passenger demand with wagamama opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/14

UK. The airport will host the popular Japanese restaurant chain at its North Terminal after demand was highlighted in recent surveys.

HMSHost goes wild in Minnesota with hockey-themed restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

USA. The operator has partnered with local ice hockey team Minnesota Wild to open a restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul Airport.

Milan Malpensa revamp gathers pace with Piazza del Gusto opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

ITALY. SEA Milano continues its restyling of Milan Malpensa Airport’s commercial offer with a new 2,200sq m airside retail and F&B area in Terminal 1.

Westfield reveals new-look dining environment at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

USA. The Liberty Terrace replaces previous food courts at Newark Airport terminals A and B following a US$3.5 million transformation by Westfield.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches duty free, retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

USA. The airport is offering 20 packages covering 34 locations across three terminals, including six duty free locations in Terminal D.

SSP opens world’s first CNN Traveler Café at Abu Dhabi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

UAE. SSP and Abu Dhabi Airports have opened the world’s first airport café from CNN, named CNN Traveler, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3.

Brisbane Airport seeks speciality fashion and F&B for Domestic Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation is seeking Expressions of Interest as it begins planning for a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.

Autogrill extends Frankfurt Airport presence with ten-year deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

GERMANY. Autogrill has struck a vital new food & beverage deal at Frankfurt Airport, extending its concession for ten more years, with new units planned.

Áreas extends offer at A Coruña Airport with Divers and La Pausa outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

SPAIN. The operator has invested €831,000 in a Divers food-to-go, news and gifts outlet and a La Pausa landside restaurant at the Spanish airport.

Luxembourg Airport to tender duty free and food & beverage contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

LUXEMBOURG. Luxembourg Airport is seeking partners to operate duty free and speciality retail, plus food & beverage, as it plans a new wave of expansion. The retail and F&B concessions will be tendered separately in a series of packages. A pre-qualification process has just begun, with a deadline for submissions of 9 January.

SSP smashes fundraising target for Cancer Research at Belfast Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

IRELAND.The food & beverage operator's Belfast team has raised more than £10,000 for Cancer Research throughout the year through a range of activities.

SSP reports like-for-like sales growth as underlying profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/14

UK. Food & beverage operator SSP Chief Executive Kate Swann hails a ‘good performance across the group’ for the year ended 30 September.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. American Express card users can receive statement credit on purchases at several UK airports through offers via location-sharing network Foursquare.

SSP to open M&S Simply Food outlet at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. The new 2,000sq ft store at Stansted is the ninth M&S Simply Food outlet operated by F&B specialist SSP and will open on Wednesday.

Paradies outlets ‘Pay It Forward’ to military troops for Thanksgiving

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

USA. Paradies will thank active and retired military service men and women with free meals at its airport food & beverage outlets from 24-27 November.

ATÜ Duty Free signs contract for Salalah Airport master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. The retailer and Oman Airports Management Company have signed a 10-year contract for key commercial activities at the new airport.

HMSHost donates US$25,000 to provide Coca-Cola to America’s troops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. HMSHost seeks to provide "that taste of home" and support traveling troops in over 30 United Service Organizations centres at airports across the nation.

Westfield reveals retail and F&B line-up at new-look LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports have revealed the list of retail and food & beverage brands at the new-look Los Angeles International T6.

Network Rail retail and F&B sales buck UK trend in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

UK. Sales at the company’s 18 rail stations grew by +6.23% like-for-like between July and September as high street sales in the UK fell by -0.05%.

HMSHost puts winning dish on the menu at Sammy’s Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. The operator and partner Sammy Hagar have participated in an episode of cooking competition and reality television show On The Menu.

OTG unveils extraordinary ambition at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. OTG and terminal manager United Airlines will create a spectacularly innovative commercial offer at the airport according to plans revealed today.

Vienna Airport opens new Pier West with vibrant F&B and retail offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport has completed a major project to remodel its Pier West and C-Gates area, which now houses a fresh F&B offer and expanded retail space.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid retail revenue growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris’ retail revenue climbed by +3.2% year-on-year in the first nine months, with a strong performance from duty paid activities.

Autogrill Group posts marginal decline in nine-month revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill Group consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2014 hit €2,868.6 million, down by -0.9% year-on-year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Le Clos captures the greatness of Grange; DFS shows a masterly touch in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of travel retail's only weekly magazine (and the channel's fastest-growing media) we spotlight an outstanding wine initiative from Le Clos and Penfolds Grange at Dubai International, and we examine DFS Group's stellar wines & spirits showcase in Singapore. Martin Moodie also reports from South Korea and a travel retail market undergoing structural change.

The 'Big Obama' burger arrives at Brisbane Airport for a limited time

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

AUSTRALIA. The 27cm tall gourmet burger was created by Windmill & Co restaurant to mark the US President’s arrival in Brisbane this week for the G20 Leaders Summit.

Autogrill division HMSHost extends footprint in key UK locations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

UK. HMSHost has captured new concessions at London Stansted Airport and London Euston station, and added a seven-year contract at Manchester Airport.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport to launch key commercial RFPs in December

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will tender more than 30 concessions covering retail (including duty free), service and food & beverage.

Retail and F&B performance buoys Copenhagen Airport results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

DENMARK. Healthy growth in retail and in particular food & beverage boosted Copenhagen Airports’ non-aeronautical performance in the first nine months.

SSP America names Pat Banducci as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Leading F&B operator SSP America has named Pat Banducci, previously a senior figure with HMSHost, as Chief Operating Officer.

SSP to open YO! To Go kiosk at London Charing Cross Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

UK. F&B operator SSP will open a YO! Sushi 'grab n go' concept this December at London Charing Cross station. YO! To Go will offer classic and new dishes.

Copenhagen Airport builds F&B portfolio with three new outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will build on its strong food & beverage offer by opening three new brands in early 2015: Aamanns, Gorm’s and YO! Sushi.

Dubai Airports seeks F&B partner to operate staff canteens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/14

UAE. Dubai Airports is seeking a partner to fit out and operate staff canteens at Dubai International and related properties, as it upgrades the wider F&B offer.

Heathrow Airport posts solid increase in retail revenue in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport’s retail income climbed by +2.8% to £371 million in the nine months ended 30 September; duty free revenue was up by +3.3%.

HMSHost announces wave of new openings in Indonesia and Vietnam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. HMSHost has revealed plans to expand further at Bali Airport and to step up its expansion programme at three key airports in Vietnam.

Flemingo targets US$1 billion in sales by 2015; looks ahead to IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Emerging markets specialist travel retailer Flemingo International says it is on track to hit its target of US$2 billion in sales by 2020.

Indonesia’s airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I creates retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INDONESIA. Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has created a new subsidiary called Angkasa Pura Retail, which will directly operate spaces at key airports.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.

Airport promotions are missing the mark, new consumer research shows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL ICLP has revealed new research highlighting the opportunity in providing tailored and targeted communication of retail promotions.

OTG extends security pre-ordering at Orlando International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

USA. Eligible passengers can now order food while clearing security at Orlando International thanks to a partnership with security pre-approval scheme CLEAR.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sunrise Duty Free writes a new chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. We report on Sunrise Duty Free’s 15th anniversary celebration and the ground-breaking Virtual Mall project the retailer launched there.

Aéroports de Montréal launches major F&B tender at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

CANADA. The airport authority is seeking operators for 17 food & beverage outlets at the airport, to be tendered in four packages. Bids are due on 8 January.

Saipan Airport duty free and master concession to be debated publicly

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Marianas Variety; Saipan Tribune - 12/10/14

SAIPAN. The Commonwealth Ports Authority goes public in mulling its options for the airport master concession agreement held by DFS. Now Lotte declares its interest.