Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 29 November 2015


Perfect mystery shopping score for Pandora man in Birmingham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

UK. One lucky salesman scored 100% in Pandora’s 2015 mystery shopping programme and was rewarded with a visit to Thailand.

Swarovski gets a hand from DFS Group in Christmas styling activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

Swarovski is teaming up with DFS Group this festive season to offer travellers in-store hand decorations at locations in Hong Kong and Macau.

Shanghai Tang opens second outlet at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

HONG KONG. The brand has opened a boutique in HKIA's Terminal 1 West Hall in a bid, it says, to become the “global creator of modern Chinese chic”.

‘The Joy of Giving’: ARI opens pop-up gifts store at Dublin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

IRELAND. ARI offers a showcase for Irish designers at its new pop-up store, 'The Joy of Giving,' designed to add to travellers' gifting options over Christmas.

Milor Group names Artemis Couroupaki as Business Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Artemis Couroupaki has been appointed to lead Milor Group’s global new business development strategy across all channels, including travel retail.

Ulysse Nardin names Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has appointed Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail as the brand looks to increase its presence in the channel.

Tyko Brands reports strong response to fresh product offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

According to Tyko Brands, feedback on its refreshed product offer, which was launched in Cannes, has confirmed the demand for affordable fashion jewellery.

Picture Gallery: Grupo Wisa celebrates 'unique opportunity' at Melancia mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you the first photos from Grupo Wisa’s newly opened La Riviera store in the Melancia mall on the Uruguay-Brazil border.

Frey Wille combines art and history for new men’s designs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

History meets art in Frey Wille’s latest Men’s Collection creations, which include cufflinks in Etruscan Dolphins, San Marco and Lion of Babylon designs.

Not lacking in lustre: Misaki presents Cheek to Cheek collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

Monaco-based jewellery brand Misaki has unveiled its latest jazz and dance-inspired collection, Cheek to Cheek, which features pieces made from pearls and mink.

Frederique Constant gets connected with Horological Smartwatch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

Watch maker Frederique Constant says its new Horological Smartwatch can engage and entertain the consumer in travel retail. It will be available from next year.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

Mondaine Group reveals smart new watch from Helvetica

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

When horology meets technology: Mondaine's first smart watch, Helvetica No 1 Smart, features an analogue clock face and a battery life of over two years.

'The thrill of discovery': DFS reveals line-up for Masters of Time 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

MACAU. DFS to launch the seventh annual DFS Masters of Time retail exhibition on 5 December, featuring 400 fine watches and jewellery masterpieces.

Jigsaw International adds watches and eyewear to its brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

With the global launch of the Cosmopolitan fragrance, Jigsaw is focusing on becoming a global leader in the fast moving consumer goods category.

Philadelphia Airport hails Vino Volo and Pandora for Q1 performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

USA. Philadelphia International Airport has named Vino Volo and Pandora as Restaurant and Retailer of the Quarter respectively for Q1 2015-2016.

Grupo Wisa seeks swift resolution to Guatemala City impasse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

GUATEMALA. Grupo Wisa anticipates a prompt reopening of its Guatemala City International Airport duty free stores, closed temporarily by court order two weeks ago.

Swatch Group’s Hour Passion wins Watch and Jewellery contract in Nice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/15

SWITZERLAND. One multibrand concession will open in each of the terminals at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, with the contract running until 2023.

Swarovski creates new showcase with pop-up store at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Swarovski partners with World Duty Free Group to open a pop-up store at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, which will remain in place through Christmas until early 2016.

Fossil Group and Heinemann open Michael Kors store at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

GERMANY. The 35sq m shop-in-shop at Frankfurt Airport is the largest space in travel retail dedicated to the Michael Kors watches and jewellery ranges.

Frederique Constant revives the tradition of the pocket watch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

SWITZERLAND. The Swiss manufacturer has launched the Frederique Constant Pocket, paying tribute to the traditional Lépine watch.

Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ store pops up at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

FRANCE. Throughout October, Bvlgari’s ‘The Temple of the Jeweller’ pop-up will take passengers at Paris CDG's Terminal S4 on a "voyage of the senses".

DFASS launches Time Travel concept at Denver International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

USA. DFASS has opened a new watches, eyewear and fashion accessories store called Time Travel at Denver Airport, featuring a range of upscale brands.

Kansai Airport to debut Swatch Group’s Hour Passion boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

JAPAN. Opening Japan’s first Hour Passion watch boutique this week caps off a series of Terminal 1 retail additions for Kansai Airport.

Watch this space: Scorpio gets set for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

From 1940s vintage to super-modern Superdry, fashion is the focus for Scorpio Worldwide’s new watch lines.

London Stansted Airport reveals final brand line-up amid retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

UK. London Stansted Airport has unveiled details of the final retail phase of its £80 million transformation, with 18 new brands set to take their place in Departures.

Washington Dulles Airport unveils new luxury retail wing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/15

USA. Master developer MarketPlace Development and its retail partners have opened a new luxury wing at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Singapore Changi Airport invites offers for T2 multi-brand fashion concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport invites bids for a key T2 multi-brand fashion concession, calling it "a unique opportunity to offer a luxurious shopping experience".

World Duty Free Group opens specialty stores at Miami International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

USA. World Duty Free and local partner Master ConcessionAir add five branded stores at Miami Airport: MAC, Desigual, Coach, Tumi and Tous.

Longines reissues iconic chronograph as part of its Heritage collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Based on a single push-piece chronograph from the early 20th century, the timepiece features a transparent back to reveal Longines’ signature watch movement.

Swatch partners with Zürich Airport for live artwork installation and campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SWITZERLAND. A Swatch pop-up store has been set up at the airport to run alongside the installation, which gives passengers the chance to create art.

LVMH signs up former Apple Music executive to head digital ‘ecosystem’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

FRANCE. Ian Rogers was previously Senior Director at Apple following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where he was CEO.

Nuance claims global exclusive with Kairos smartwatch launch in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/15

HONG KONG. The mechanical smartwatch is available for the first time in travel retail at Dufry-owned Nuance’s Sound & Vision stores at Hong Kong Airport.

Scorpio Worldwide updates Pierre Cardin jewellery for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

Scorpio says its revamped collection will present classic and contemporary designs and offer quality and value for money for travelling shoppers.

Rotary introduces a touch of the Pacific to its Swiss watches

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

The Swiss watch brand has added a new Pacific range to its Rotary Aquaspeed collection in time for the 2015 TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month.

Dyrberg/Kern aims for the top as it takes new creations to Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

Intent on increasing its travel retail distribution, the Danish jewellery company will showcase new retro watch and bracelet sets at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Home run for Philip Stein, new luxury timepiece of the New York Yankees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

The retail bases are loaded for the lifestyle brand, which is marking the partnership with a ‘Bronx Bomber'-inspired addition to its Prestige watch collection.

Tyko focuses on expansion for its inflight Hippie Chic brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

Tyko Travel Retail will introduce its Spring/Summer 2016 Hippie Chic collection at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes as it eyes a key sales landmark.

Wellington Global eyes international growth for its key brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

The Australian company has secured airline listings for its BeeBio Manuka Honey and Bee Venom skincare lines and will highlight its Pica LéLa jewellery in Cannes.

Chow Tai Fook sparkles as one of Asia’s top influential brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

HONG KONG. Chow Tai Fook has been crowned the Top Influential Brand in the premium jewellery category in Brand Alliance’s 2015 Asia’s Top Influential Brands awards.

Rotary confirms new UK listings with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

Swiss watch brand Rotary is strengthening its UK travel retail presence with confirmed new listings at five airside locations with World Duty Free Group.

Dufry opens Swarovski shop-in-shop at Athens Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/15

GREECE. Dufry has installed a Swarovski island store within its perfumes & cosmetics section in the Extra Schengen area at Athens Airport.

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?

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

Hermès introduces second exclusive watch collection with DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group and Hermès will introduce the limited-edition Heure H Rose Tyrien collection of timepieces from 15 July.

Global first as Clé de Cartier collection debuts with T Galleria by DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a pioneering move, T Galleria by DFS has partnered with Cartier for an exclusive worldwide launch of the Clé de Cartier collection this summer.

Consumer interest for smartwatches highest in US, China and UK

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Digital Luxury Group - 11/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The US, China and UK have been identified as the markets with the highest levels of consumer interest in the rapidly evolving smartwatch segment.

Grace brings royalty-inspired handmade jewellery to travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

Turkish handmade jewellery brand Grace is looking to push forward in travel retail following its debut at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore last month.

China encourages domestic consumption with import duty cuts

Source: NetEase; The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

CHINA. The government cut import tariffs on a number of luxury goods from 1 June and could reduce the 30% consumption tax to further encourage domestic spend.

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.