Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 30 August 2015


LS travel retail Pacific to open four new speciality concepts at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific is preparing a strong presence with four speciality stores at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, which opens later this month.

Malaysia Airports issues retail tender at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has tendered a series of retail concessions, mainly for fashion & accessories stores, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Softness in Asia, positive momentum in core markets for Safilo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

Core markets of North America & Western Europe performing well; Latin America, the Middle East & Africa too. But key north Asia markets remain 'subdued'.

LS travel retail Pacific says ‘Eye Love Auckland’ with specialist store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. It's a case of the eyes have it at Auckland Airport as LS travel retail Pacific opens the fourth edition of its eyewear retail concept.

Revo partners with Bono for ‘Buy Vision, Give Sight’ campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

Eyewear company Revo has unveiled a charity partnership with U2 singer Bono, which aims to raise funds to help prevent vision impairment and blindness.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

Kering Eyewear announces new appointments for Asia Pacific & EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Kering Eyewear has appointed Pietro Scognamiglio as Head of Travel Retail Asia Pacific and Marco Cancellara as Area Sales Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

B+D to present Sunglasses Traveler Collection at 19th ASUTIL Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

The Danish eyewear specialist, a sponsor of the opening lunch at the event this week, will be showcasing its Sunglasses Traveler Collection for the Americas.

Essilor expands regional distribution of flagship Bolon sunglass brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

Following its TFWA Asia Pacific debut last week, Essilor International has added new locations to its Bolon distribution network, including Korea, Taiwan and China.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

Bolon continues to expand in travel retail with new Changi listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Essilor has announced a new listing for its Bolon brand with DFS at Changi Airport T3 as it introduces an innovative new E-SPF index for its lenses.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

World Duty Free Group’s Sunglasses Boutique makes debut at Heathrow T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

UK. World Duty Free Group has introduced a new premium concept store for sunglasses, called Sunglasses Boutique, at London Heathrow Airport T3.

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.