Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 09 October 2015


HMSHost brings Italian family dining to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

USA. Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concourse C aims to offer travellers a real taste of Italy based on traditional recipes.

Booster Juice eyes expansion for its network of airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

CANADA. With more than 300 outlets in Canada, the smoothie and juice chain plans to increase its international presence, with airports key to growth.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and The S-A-P Group unveil the tenth edition of The Airport Commercial Revenues Study, the acclaimed airport commercial revenues benchmarking study

Airmall USA adds Martini cocktail bar to F&B offer at Pittsburgh International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/15

USA. The 1,000sq ft Martini outlet offers craft and classic cocktails as well as a fast-food menu including local dishes, Pittsburgh Chips and The Burgh salad.

'Enhancing value & choice': Sydney issues T1 food & drinks RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

AUSTRALIA.“The Pier C Departures RFP is an exciting opportunity to be part of enhancing the food & dining offering," says General Manager Retail Glyn Williams.

Airmall USA hits a sweet spot with new Cleveland candy offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Giant lollipops, candy bars, jelly bellies and Malley’s Chocolates are all on offer at the airport’s new Natalie’s Candy Jar confectionery store.

Paradies and Kent Rathbun capture dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

USA. Texas culinary brand Kent Rathbun and airport restaurateur Paradies will open three new dining concessions at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in late 2016.

SSP wins £48 million contract to operate F&B units at Chinese airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

CHINA. Ten year deal will see SSP Asia Pacific open the six units at Shenyang Taoxian International in 2016, taking a "strategic foothold" in the region.

Two new ELRA outlets at Brisbane to feature Southern Queensland flavours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

AUSTRALIA. The two premium F&B units will open at the airport's Domestic Terminal in December 2015, with ELRA to announce more outlets "shortly".

Emirates Leisure Retail lands key Tasmanian F&B contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia has claimed the master food and drinks concession at Tasmania Launceston Airport, with four outlets to open in December.

1Above eyes expansion as it claims top Auckland Airport retailer award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The healthy flight drinks company is named as the best speciality boutique retailer in the airport's International Terminal.

TravelPharm named Auckland Airport 2015 Retailer of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. The family company specialising in health supplements and organic skincare products is rewarded for a remarkable sales performance.

Airmall USA adds ‘British pub’ to dining options at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

USA. The Firkin & Flyer offers a modern take on traditional UK pub fare. The menu includes fish ‘n’ chips and cottage pie with a décor reminiscent of the London Underground.

Manaus International opens four new food outlets and looks for more

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

BRAZIL. Bob’s, Coffee Square, Pizza Hut and Sorveteria Kibon have opened at Manaus International Airport, which is to tender eight more food & drinks locations.

Sydney Airport issues new RFP for T2 dining transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

AUSTRALIA. “The new RFP offers an exceptional opportunity for compelling fast and fresh food brands to be part of this food and dining transformation,” says Sydney Airport.

Áreas to manage four new dining locations at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

USA. Travel restaurateur Áreas has won a ten-year contract to manage four new food & drinks outlets at Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 1.

SSP captures Brisbane Airport five-year food & drinks contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP has won a five year deal valued at around £23 million (A$50 million) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

Drinkmaster joins forces with Exclusive Brands in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

UK hot drinks and sealcup specialist Drinkmaster names Exclusive Brands as its travel retail partner to drive growth in the channel, focusing on onboard sales.

Eagle Boys Express revamps menu at Brisbane Airport’s Cavu diner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Eagle Boys Express has updated the menu at its Brisbane Airport Cavu outlet; it now includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.

Westfield adds Californian flavour to dining offer at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

USA. Westfield adds Reilly’s Irish Pub of West Hollywood, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen and Deli & Co to the T1 lineup at Los Angeles.

Qatar Duty Free unveils RED Restaurant at Hamad International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free is serving up a celebration of world culinary cultures with the new restaurant RED in Hamad International’s North Node.

Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

BTA opens Needstop food & drinks outlet at Riga International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

LATVIA. The Needstop store is BTA's third service point at the airport and offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to passengers at gates B10 and B19.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Chicago Midway Airport calls concessions Networking Event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Networking Event' on 27 August through The Moodie Report.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free offers golden opportunities to shoppers and diners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

UAE. It's a case of all that glitters is gold at Abu Dhabi Duty Free in an innovative summer ‘Scratch & Win’ promotion across shops and food & drinks outlets.

Lite Bite Foods opens first Belgian Fries outlet at Delhi International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

INDIA. A new outlet opens at Delhi Indira Gandhi Terminal 1D and will particularly appeal to young people, according to Lite Bite Foods CEO Sharad Sachdeva.

Perth Airport names new partners for A$54 million travel retail makeover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has revealed several of its commercial partners for the new T1 forecourt and retail hub, designed to transform the travel experience.

Delaware North gains two Minneapolis-St. Paul contracts as winners finalised

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA. Retail and dining concessions won by Delaware North ahead of PhaseNext Hospitality and World Duty Free Group North America but most recommended bidders are awarded contracts.

HMS Host partners with football legend at Port Columbus International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

USA HMSHost has partnered with Port Columbus International and football legend Eddie George to open an upscale sports restaurant in the modernised Concourse B.

Duty free prospers as Abu Dhabi Airports posts record HI sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

UAE. Duty free and food & drinks were the standouts but all of the company's commercial activities posted gains despite highly challenging market conditions.

Minneapolis-St. Paul awards contracts to most recommended bidders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. Delaware North features in both variations from the recommended bidders for the airport's food & drinks and retail awards. UPDATED STORY.

‘The next dimension of travel’: OTG & United reveal bold Newark concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/15

USA. United Airlines and OTG have revealed the first in a series of stunning new concepts to revolutionise the traveller experience at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

HMSHost commits to hiring 5,000 workers through employment 'coalition'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA. 100,000 Opportunities is a nationwide initiative which seeks to help young Americans aged between 16 and 24 into employment.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

Bremen Airport calls duty free, general retail and F&B tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

GERMANY. Bremen Airport is calling open tenders for duty free, other retail and Food & drinks operations. Read on for details on submitting Expressions of Interest.

Chicago Dpt of Aviation calls Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/15

USA. The Chicago Department of Aviation has announced a Midway Airport Concessions ‘Industry Day’ through The Moodie Report.

Food & drinks Request for Proposals issued for Cairns and Mackay airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

AUSTRALIA. North Queensland Airports Group has issued an RFP for food & drinks at Cairns and Mackay airports, with a 7 September deadline.

Melbourne Airport prepares to open ‘the best domestic terminal in Australia’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Consumer choice is the theme as Melbourne Airport begins opening its long-awaited domestic Terminal 4 on a phased basis from this month.

Sydney Airport begins transformation of Terminal 2 casual dining zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Travellers through Sydney Airport T2 can expect a "world class experience" in the new casual dining area as a big investment begins.

HMSHost snaps up 14-outlet food & drinks contract at Tampa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA. HMSHost and joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman have been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport in Florida.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

HMSHost brings Lynn Crawford restaurant to Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford to open The Hearth restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminal 1.