Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 14 February 2016


Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Dallas Fort Worth International awards host of concession contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, Rodeo Bar and Belgium Beer Café are among the food & beverage outlets to have been granted approval.

Sydney Airport reveals premium food and dining brands for T1 City View

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport will feature a Wolfgang Puck bistro among five premium dining brands just announced for its T1 City View precinct.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

HKIA unveils retail & catering offer for Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

Duty Free Americas scoops top prize at inaugural Miami airport awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Miami International’s best shops and restaurants have been recognised based on excellence in customer service, merchandise and menu offerings.

gategroup closes Inflight Service Group deal - 'the best Buy on Board offering in the industry'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

SWITZERLAND. gategroup Holding closes Inflight Service Group acquisition, boosting EBITDA by US$13 million pre any synergies.

Westfield unveils revitalised Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Six airport firsts and seven Southern California brands are among the 16 new retail and dining outlets added as part of the LAX Terminal 2 transformation.

Ever Rich promotes taste of Taiwan by adding high-quality rice to menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

TAIWAN. Select Taoyuan International Airport restaurants are offering special meal sets featuring the renowned Chihshang rice for a limited period.

Portland makes Sense of Place the key concept in Oslo food court design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

NORWAY. Design company also announces intention to work with parent company Perkins+Will to make travel environments a renewed business focus.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

Vino Volo names Brian Holtman as Director of Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Wine retailer Vino Volo has named Brian Holtman as Director of Development. Holtman previously oversaw the concessions programme at JFK T5.

Satellite terminal at Munich Airport will officially open on 26 April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

GERMANY. Serving Lufthansa passengers, the T2-linked facility will feature three duty free shops and a range of retail and food & beverage outlets.

Hudsons Coffee and Coopers Alehouse now open at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia-operated joint venue brings number of outlets in its portfolio across Australian airports to 28.

Legal Sea Foods and L’Occitane win awards at Philadelphia International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/16

USA. Outlets at The Philadelphia Marketplace are named best restaurant and retailer of the quarter as part of a customer service drive at the airport.

Portland International broadens commercial offer with new concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

USA. Portland International Airport doubles the number of coffee brands to four and adds a range of other retail and dining options amid a concessions overhaul.

Brisbane Airport rolls out multi-lingual digital menus in International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport is adding digital menus in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese at 13 restaurants in its International Terminal.

Emirates Leisure Retail brings Queensland flavour to Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

AUSTRALIA. “We have created two of the finest outlets in any Australian domestic airport,” says Emirates Leisure Retail Group CEO & Chairman Andrew Day.

Rising star Benjamin Luzuy creates menu for Geneva Airport restaurant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

SWITZERLAND. Opening at the end of February, the new Le Chef concept will offer a cuisine based on four cooking methods and the strength of local produce.

SSP captures £61 million F&B contract at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

THAILAND. SSP is awarded a 21-outlet, five-year deal to manage food & beverage services at the Thai capital city's second airport.

OTG names Brian Britton as President as it files for Initial Public Offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG hires former Levy Restaurants and Disney executive Brian Britton as President amid a momentous period for the US company.

SSP extends coffee offer at London Euston with Starbucks and Caffè Ritazza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UK. SSP brings coffee brands Starbucks and Caffè Ritazza to London Euston as a major refurbishment of the railway station's commercial offer continues.

Major upgrade of JFK Terminal 4’s food & drinks offer to continue in 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. Operator JFKIAT said eight SSP America-managed restaurants opened at the New York terminal in 2015, with more outlets to come this year.

Travel restaurateur OTG prepares for IPO on NASDAQ exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

USA. OTG has developed a reputation as a pioneer in the travel dining industry, underpinned by chef-led concepts and adept use of technology.

Fortnum & Mason extends Heathrow T5 offer with takeaway ‘hamperling’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

UK. Fine food specialist Fortnum & Mason has launched a ‘hamperling’ exclusive to its Heathrow T5 store, offering departing passengers five varying menu options.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Plaza Premium Lounge captures Changi T2 speciality F&B concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

SINGAPORE. Airport lounge management specialist Plaza Premium Group makes a vital breakthrough at Changi T2 by winning a key restaurant concession.

Tokyo Narita Airport launches Vege Logo scheme to help vegetarian diners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/12/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport has introduced a ‘Vege Logo’ to help customers identify restaurants that offer vegetarian and vegan options.

Paradies Lagardère makes senior appointments to food & beverage team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère appoints Daniel Bent and Dave Wagner to senior roles as it seeks to strengthen its North American food & beverage management team.

San Francisco poised to award F&B contracts; duty free RFP next summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

USA. Airport company plans January announcement for the food & beverage winners while the long-awaited duty free RFP will take place next summer.

SSP America names Bob Stanton as VP Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America appoints Bob Stanton, who has 30 years of experience in retail and hospitality, as Vice President of Business Development.

SSP introduces a taste of Boston to Stockholm Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

SWEDEN. Boston Grill, which specialises in clam chowder and Tomahawk steak, complements the offer at other food and drinks outlets at the station.

HMSHost brings Boston Pizza to Edmonton International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

CANADA. The new location at Edmonton International Airport marks Canadian casual dining brand Boston Pizza’s debut at an airport.

Perth Airport serves up diet of delight with new food & drinks offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

AUSTRALIA. "The best local produce and the latest food trends – from premium wines and boutique beers, to favourites from around the world."

'Elevating the retail proposition': Budapest Airport reveals new commercial line-up in Terminal 2B following tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has revealed the winners of its recent retail and dining tenders at Terminal 2B, with key contracts for some big names in luxury including Hugo Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Desigual and Frey Wille. “With year-on-year retail revenues increased by more than +20%, it is an ideal time for any potential new commercial partners to join Budapest Airport,” said Chief Commercial Officer Kam Jandu.

Sydney Airport adds new brands to T1 Arrivals amid commercial upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail brands Coopers Alehouse and Hudsons Coffee build on the food & drinks offer at Sydney T1 Arrivals amid an upgrade.

Tim Hortons opens in Edmonton with updated design and fresh brews

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

CANADA. HMSHost unveils remodelled 24-hour outlet on the Arrivals level of the airport, with warm lighting, wooden bakery displays and communal tables.

HMSHost’s Kapnos Taverna officially opens for business at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

USA. The official opening of the Greek restaurant was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday at Reagan National Airport.

LAX the best US airport for healthy eating options, says new study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

USA. Physicians Committee report finds that more than 70% of airport restaurants are now offering at least one plant-based meal choice.

King Power set for Phuket duty free grand opening on 20 December

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

THAILAND. A key landmark for one of Asia's most successful travel retailers, as it gets set to celebrate Phuket's first downtown duty free shop.

OTG reveals chef-driven concepts at Reagan National & Newark airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

USA. OTG opens three new units amid a transformation of the dining offer at Reagan National and Newark Liberty airports, set for completion in 2016.

Plaza Premium Group unveils healthy dining concept Flight Club at KLIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

MALAYSIA. Plaza Premium Group opens Flight Club, its first “airport-born international F&B concept” in Departures at Kuala Lumpur International.

HMSHost and Coca-Cola bring Christmas cheer to selected airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/15

USA. HMSHost and Coca-Cola are running a festive programme of pop-up events, including gift bearing holiday elves and ‘stocking stuffer’ sweepstakes.

HMSHost goes Dutch with railway network contract worth €305 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/15

THE NETHERLANDS. Restaurateur will operate 20 food & drinks locations across a number of stations in the country, including 17 Burger King outlets.

Deadline due tomorrow for Muscat Airport duty free and dining tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

OMAN. It's deadline time for New Muscat International Airport’s duty free and food & drinks tenders and the airport expects to attract "headline operators".

Lagardère Travel Retail opens as master concessionaire in Karratha

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail reveals a new-look travel essentials offer and builds on its food service network at Western Australia's second-busiest airport.