Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 01 October 2014

SUNGLASSES AND EYEWEAR

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.

Sunglasses Workshop & Awards 2014 to focus on Trinity partnership in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. ‘Sunglasses in Travel Retail : The Trinity At Work’ will be the theme of the sixth Sunglasses Workshop & fourth Sunglasses Awards on 28 October.

Luxottica and Heinemann unveil dedicated Ray-Ban corner in Oslo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/14

The supplier and retailer are hoping to follow on from their success at Istanbul Atatürk Airport in February with a second bespoke corner concept for Ray-Ban.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

Maui Jim launches new sunglass styles for outdoor adventurers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/09/14

The new Five Caves and Wassup styles are said to feature lenses of "unmatched clarity" and will be highlighted at next month’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Kering takes eyewear business in-house; ends Safilo's Gucci license

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

French luxury conglomerate Kering is redefining its 20-year partnership with Safilo following its latest decision to internalise most of its eyewear business.

Cerruti 1881 charts global expansion as it readies for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Italian fashion label has exhibited at the TFWA Cannes show since 1995, and continues to increase its presence in airports and on board airlines.

Watch & See Schweiz named global duty free agent for Revo sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Revo, described as a leader in polarised lens technology, is setting its sights on expansion in the duty free market with new representation by Watch & See Schweiz.

Dreamstore 2014: How the brands rate the world's top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. DFS, Nuance, Dubai Duty Free, King Power (Thailand) and Schiphol Airport Retail earned the major plaudits in this year's 'Dreamstore' survey conducted by The Moodie Report.

Maui Jim looks back to the 60s with its retro Wanderer aviator sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

Inspired by Dion's 1961 hit ‘The Wanderer’, the new range of retro rectangular aviator sunglasses offers a clip-on look in three different colourways.

CTC-ARI boosts Larnaka Airport retail offering with new pop-up stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI has enhanced its existing retail offering at Larnaka International Airport with two new pop-up stores for Ray-Ban and Lacoste.

Luxottica and Nuance open Ray-Ban airport concept store in Hamburg

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

The 35sq m store, the first of its kind in travel retail, lets customers discover the world of Ray-Ban through experimental digital tools and interactive media.

Hong Kong International Airport boosts luxury line-up with ten new brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has revealed ten new luxury brands that will open at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1 by the end of 2014, with a number of them already in place. The list includes Balenciaga, Blancpain, Bulgari, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jaeger Le Coultre, Miu Miu, Moncler, Chanel and Tory Burch.

Nominations are now open for the 2014 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Retailers can now submit entries for the Sunglasses Awards, the winners of which will be announced at the sixth Annual Sunglasses Workshop.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report 'Dreamstore' 2014 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers.

WDFG opens Germany’s first Sunglass Hut at Düsseldorf Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

GERMANY. Luxottica and World Duty Free Group has opened the first Sunglass Hut store in Germany at Düsseldorf Airport, offering 500 SKUS from over 20 brands.

Heinemann Duty Free opens striking walk-through store at Vienna Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

AUSTRIA. Gebr Heinemann has opened what it says is Austria’s biggest duty free shop in the airside Plaza at Vienna Airport after a major refurbishment.

Emporio Armani opens new boutique at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

USA. Fashion brand Emporio Armani has opened an 80sq m boutique as part of the new luxury offer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Terminal 5.

Nuance reveals vibrant retail environment at Toronto Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

CANADA. Nuance has unveiled one of the most striking new airport retail environments in North America, at Toronto International Airport Terminal 1.

Marcolin signs exclusive worldwide license agreement with Emilio Pucci

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

Marcolin has signed a worldwide license agreement for the design, production and distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Emilio Pucci.

Tory Burch mixes colours and prints for summer 2014 eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

The Tory Burch summer 2014 eyewear collection ranges from timeless oversized frames to sleek metal silhouettes with a mix of classic and modern elements.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

Safilo Group appoints Omar Hagi as new Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

Omar Hagi, who replaces Francesco Leccisi as Head of Global Travel Retail, will be based in Italy and report to Global Commercial Director Henri Blomqvist.

Red Bull Racing Eyewear hails growing brand awareness in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/05/14

The lifestyle eyewear brand reports a fruitful week at the recent TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore, welcoming new contacts and listings in the region.

The Chalhoub Group 'white paper' reveals GCC luxury spend drivers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

MIDDLE EAST. A major report from luxury goods distributor and travel retailer Chalhoub identifies key trends that shape Gulf consumers’ spending habits.

Oakley engineers rev up eyewear design through Ferrari alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/14

Oakley and Ferrari enter into a new multi-year partnership, kicking off with the launch of a special-edition range named after Ferrari’s namesake racing team.

Sunglasses suppliers team up to deliver shopper insights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

SINGAPORE. Cost savings, exclusivity and convenience are among the major drivers of sunglasses purchases in travel retail, according to new research.

Francesco Leccisi resigns as Safilo Group Global Travel Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/05/14

Francesco Leccisi has announced his resignation as Global Travel Retail Director of Safilo Group, and will reveal his next position in coming weeks.

Getting Airbourne in Hong Kong with Luxottica and DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/14

HONG KONG. In its biggest promotional investment in Asia, Luxottica Travel Retail has partnered with DFS in a racing-themed digital activation at Hong Kong Airport.

Silhouette revs up Asian travel retail expansion with Accelerate Advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/14

The Austrian eyewear maker has partnered with Accelerate Advertising following the agency's successful record in promoting the Porsche in Asia.

Maui Jim updates retro sunglasses range with MauiPure lens technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/14

Maui Jim adds two styles to its range of sunglasses for outdoor activities and unveils new retro designs for the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next week.

New sunglasses category research to be revealed in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

Sunglasses suppliers have teamed up to commission and fund new category consumer research, which will be previewed at TFWA Asia Pacific next week.

Nuance reveals impressive retail offer at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/14

RUSSIA. Nuance has unveiled its new duty free and speciality stores in 3,200sq m of space at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. UPDATED with videos and podcast.

Nuance partners with Rodenstock to launch Claudia Schiffer sunglasses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/14

The travel retail exclusive collection, which was designed by model Claudia Schiffer, will be available to passengers at Sun Catcher stores in Zürich and Hamburg.

Luxottica signs exclusive eyewear licence agreement with Michael Kors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

ITALY. The agreement allows the US luxury goods company to expand its eyewear business, including in travel retail locations worldwide where its collections will be sold.

Oakley unveils new travel retail projects as sales grow by +8% in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

Following a successful February boosted by sponsorship of Winter Olympics athletes, the Luxottica brand has reported positive 2013 sales in travel retail.

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.

Maui Jim brings ‘Aloha’ spirit to Gatwick South with pop-up promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

Maui Jim has partnered World Duty Free Group in a promotion at London Gatwick South with pop-up stores featuring the new PureAir collection and other models.

Luxottica unveils its latest Prada Eyewear collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

The eyewear giant's new Spring/Summer 2014 range includes ‘Special Projects’ Prada Voice for women and Prada Society for men.

Luxottica reveals new travel retail exclusive Oakley model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

Luxottica has unveiled a new travel retail exclusive Oakley model called Chainlink Ruby Iridium. It will be on-counter in selected locations from 1 April.

Maui Jim announces key marketing appointment and spring promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

Maui Jim has appointed Jay Black as Vice President Global Marketing in the lead up to the launch of its ‘Like You’ve Never Seen’ spring marketing campaign.

Duty Free Americas installs Ray-Ban and Oakley concept in Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Luxottica has partnered with Duty Free Americas to deliver a 210sq ft shop-in-shop that the supplier claims has quadrupled sales of both brands.

B+D to focus on folding eyewear collection in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/14

B+D will present in Orlando its latest Folding Collection: colourful, pocket-size sunglasses and readers that are easy-to-carry and "a perfect gift".

Luxottica delivers record year, travel retail turns in strong performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/14

Luxottica Group delivered record net sales and profits in the year ended 31 December 2013, with the travel retail division (sales +25.3%) making a strong contribution.

DFS and Safilo see success with Gucci sunglasses promotion at HKIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

The Chinese New Year promotion, held from January through February, took place in one of DFS’s most highly trafficked outlets at Hong Kong International Airport.

Safilo Group ends Americas partnership with Travel Traders; goes in-house

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/14

The sunglasses company has announced the strategic decision to create an in-house Americas travel retail team, ending the agreement from 10 April.

Safilo Group announces travel retail appointments in Americas and EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Italian eyewear company Safilo says appointments will help drive business in the travel retail channel and build partnerships in the Americas and EMEA regions.

Áreas adds five retail outlets at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

USA. Among the new locations at the world's busiest airport are a third Swarovski boutique, a sunglasses outlet and a modern convenience store.

Luxottica Travel Retail and Nuance reach for the Stars in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

Luxottica Travel Retail has reported a strong increase in sales through Nuance since the launch of its Stars programme with the retailer in October 2012.