Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 06 May 2015

SUNGLASSES AND EYEWEAR

Maui Jim takes flight with three new ultra-light, rimless sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

Named after birds, the new beta-titanium designs feature super-thin nose bridges, MauiPure lenses and rubber-sheathed temples with distinctive disk hinges.

Essilor gears up for travel retail push with Bolon debut at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

The ophthalmic optics company believes the time is right for its flagship Bolon sunglass brand to enter travel retail, based on its success in China's domestic market.

Ray-Ban launches wood version of Clubmaster model for Autumn/Winter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Luxottica has launched Ray-Ban’s A/W 2015-2016 collection, which includes the brand's iconic Clubmaster style reproduced in wood and offset with rubber.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Luxottica to present Michael Kors Fall/Winter collection in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

Luxottica will be highlighting the Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2015-2016 eyewear collection on its stand at next month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

Swiss Eyewear Group breaks into travel retail on Virgin Atlantic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

Swiss Eyewear Group has achieved its first travel retail listing with DFASS for its INVU sunglasses for women, now available on all Virgin Atlantic global routes for £39.

Maui Jim combines fashion and sport in new Eh Brah range of sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

Part of Maui Jim's SS2015 range, the Eh Brah sunglasses feature hi-tech materials and colour-blocking styling and aim to be fashionable as well as sporty.

Oakley celebrates the pursuit of passion with One Obsession campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

The Luxottica-owned sports lifestyle brand has rolled out a new campaign called ‘One Obsession’ which aims to inspire consumers to live out their passions.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Safilo Group announces Marc Schulte as new Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

Previously from L'Oréal, Schulte will now focus on strengthening Safilo’s position in Asia, while continuing to accelerate growth in EMEA and the Americas.

Safilo Group confirms approval for ambitious 2020 Strategic Plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

ITALY. Key 2020 financial targets for the Italian eyewear company include a sales rise of +40% and a doubling of 2014 EBITDA.

Omar Hagi joins Kering Eyewear as Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

Omar Hagi has been named Head of Global Travel Retail and International Optical Retailers by Kering Eyewear, which owns Gucci, McQ and Saint Laurent.

Essilor-owned Bolon sunwear makes Asia travel retail debut with DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

Leading ophthalmic optics company Essilor has launched Bolon’s 2015 collection at select DFS locations in Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong and two locations in China.

Maui Jim channels the natural environment with new designs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/15

Maui Jim's new Venus Pools and Cloud Break models for men and woman take inspiration from the natural environment and feature SuperThin glass lenses.

Safilo Group revenues cross billion-Euro mark in 2014 financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

The Italian eyewear company posted €1.18 billion in revenues in 2014, a growth of +5.1%, buoyed by the Americas market and sales of its Polaroid and Smith brands.

Safilo Group signs five-year eyewear licensing deal with Givenchy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

The new licensing agreement for Givenchy sunglasses and optical frames will run from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2021, renewable upon mutual agreement.

Maui Jim expands link with tennis as Official Eyewear of ATP World Tour

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Maui Jim has signed a three-year contract as Official Supplier of the ATP World Tour, as well as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at The O2 arena in London.

Qatar Duty Free opens Chopard boutique at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has unveiled a Chopard boutique at Hamad International Airport, housing an upscale jewellery, watches and accessories range.

Tyko to unveil expanded Americas offering at the IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Tyko Travel Retail, along with partner WorldClassBrands, will present new watch and jewellery ranges at next month's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Police launches 2015 sunglasses campaign fronted by Neymar Jr

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

The Brazilian footballer has been named the face of the Italian lifestyle brand for the second consecutive year, starring in a new SS15 campaign shot by Rankin.

Luxottica posts net sales of over €7.6 billion in 2014; names new co-CEOs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

Luxottica Group SpA has closed 2014 with net sales growth of +5.3% as it announces Adil Khan as CEO Markets and Massimo Vian as CEO Product & Operations.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Lisa Koh joins Luxottica Travel Retail's Asia Pacific and Gulf team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

As Travel Retail Key Account Manager, Koh will be responsible for supporting key strategic partnerships to drive sunglasses category growth in the region.

B+D named Associate Sponsor for Airline Retail Conference Asia-Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

Eyewear specialist B+D has been named an Associate Sponsor for the 2015 Airline Retail Conference (ARC) Asia-Pacific as it looks to strengthen its inflight presence.

Maui Jim launches Spring 2015 sunglasses range for men

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

The collection, featuring seven new designs, will be highlighted by Maui Jim during the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas in Orlando this March.

Sunglass Hut posts banner year in travel retail with 31 new openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

The year 2014 saw 31 new travel retail openings for the Luxottica-owned brand, taking the tally to over 140 standalone stores and kiosks in airports worldwide.

Ermenegildo Zegna unveils eyewear collection with Marcolin Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

Italian menswear brand Ermenegildo Zegna has released its first eyewear collection produced and distributed by the Marcolin Group, available from this month.

Heathrow reveals upgraded retail offer at new-look Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport today opened its refurbished Terminal 5, featuring brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex and Fortnum & Mason.

Safilo Group finalises Gucci eyewear license termination with Kering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

Safilo has received the first €30 million payout for the early conclusion of its Gucci eyewear license agreement; its remaining three licenses with Kering will end in June.

B+D makes UK travel retail debut with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

Eyewear company B+D has secured listings with World Duty Free Group at Heathrow and Birmingham airports, marking its UK travel retail debut.

Tyko focuses on simplifying selection process for airline buyers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

Aiming to become a key strategic partner for airlines, Tyko Travel Retail has created a specialised proposal sheet highlighting bestsellers and ‘must have’ items.

Safilo partners Hainan Duty Free and DFS in Gucci sunglasses promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

The high-profile pop-up promotion at Haikou Meilan International Airport utilises strong advertising imagery featuring actors Li Bing Bing and James Franco.

Carrie Soderstrom joins Maui Jim as Brand Manager for Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

Carrie Soderstrom will be responsible for developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives for Maui Jim's global duty free and travel retail accounts.

Burberry unveils Trench Collection sunglasses for Autumn/Winter 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Burberry has created an eyewear range to celebrate the launch of its My Burberry women’s fragrance, drawing inspiration from the iconic Burberry trench coat.

Silhouette makes a statement in Cannes with 2015 Sun Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

Silhouette's new Sun Collection 2015, presented at the TFWA World Exhibition, features the Felder Felder model and the bestselling Titan Minimal Art range.

Viking Line opens Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

FINLAND. Viking Line has opened the first Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop in Finland – and the first on a cruise vessel – onboard the M/S Viking Grace.

Gebr Heinemann wins special Jury's Award at 2014 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann has won the first-ever Jury’s Award for Sunglasses Category Champion at the fourth Sunglasses Awards in Cannes.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.

Swiss Eyewear Group focuses on travel retail with new sunglass lines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

The newly formed company has appointed Newthing as its exclusive global travel retail distributor for its own INVU brand along with Rip Curl sports sunglasses.

Marcolin to double in-house ‘Made in Italy’ production with new factory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

The eyewear company has acquired a new 3,500sq m manufacturing facility in Longarone, a move that will double production of its 'Made in Italy' products.

B+D poised to present new Traveler Collection at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

B+D will present its complete Traveler Collection comprising the compact Readers Traveler Collection and new Sunglasses Traveler Collection in Cannes.

Ray-Ban taps into new technologies for Spring Summer 2015 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

The SS15 collection, featuring innovative versions of the brand's iconic Aviator and Wayfarer models along with new sun and optical styles, will be shown in Cannes.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear to introduce new product categories in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

Red Bull Racing Eyewear will present styles from three new product segments – High-Tech, Life-Tech and Sports-Tech – at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Markets react as second Luxottica CEO in six weeks resigns his post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

Personnel concerns hit Luxottica’s share price hard as Chairman and majority shareholder Leonardo Del Vecchio adopts interim executive responsibilities.

World Duty Free Group reveals vibrant new retail arena at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

UK. “This new store has delivered the ‘wow factor’ and more choice than ever before for passengers," says Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan.

Silhouette celebrates 50th anniversary with first airport store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

The Austrian eyewear company celebrated its 50th anniversary this summer with the opening of its first ever airport store in Vienna's newly revamped retail area.

Tyko looks to build accessories presence with new Breo sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Tyko Travel Retail will present affordable yet fashionable additions - all travel retail exclusives - to its sunglasses range at next month’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

'The best in the UK': WDF store wins Stansted Airport plaudits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

UK. “Our best execution ever.” "A massive milestone." “Our most commercial layout ever.” “The biggest and the best.” WDF Group opens a breakthrough, walk-through store at Stansted.