Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 23 July 2014


SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Changi Airport spotlights the best of Singapore’s hawker food at Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport has opened the new Singapore Food Street, featuring a specially-curated selection of popular hawker stalls from across Singapore.

Auckland Airport adds two new outlets to international terminal line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

NEW ZEALAND. Comvita is targeting the Chinese traveller with its range of natural products including Manuka honey, while JuicyDetails offers fresh food and drinks.

Áreas launches new customer loyalty platform Travelers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

SPAIN. Members of Travelers – hailed as Áreas’ first travel community – get a -10% discount at over 500 outlets across Spain, plus other benefits and privileges.

Brisbane Airport hails opening of new A$12 million BNE Service Centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport's new BNE Service Centre includes a 24-hour Shell Coles Express, a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant, and a dine-in food court.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

MarketPlace Development to overhaul LaGuardia Terminal B concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

USA. The developer will complete a major commercial expansion this year, with new speciality retail and F&B tenants as well as a refit for Duty Free Americas.

Tom Fricke steps down as HMSHost CEO; Steve Johnson named successor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

ITALY. Steve Johnson has been appointed HMSHost’s new President and CEO, replacing Tom Fricke as his contract at the company comes to completion.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

SSP opens four new restaurants at New York JFK Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

USA. JFKIAT and SSP America have opened four new or refurbished restaurants at New York JFK T4 as part of an expanded concessions programme.

Helsinki Airport to open 70 stores amid big commercial redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

FINLAND. Finavia is to open 70 new or refurbished stores and restaurants as part of its ambitious commercial development at Helsinki Airport in the coming year.

SSP reveals details of new-look F&B offer at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

UK. SSP’s new contract at London Stansted Airport will deliver revenues of £135 million over the seven-year term, the company has said.

Saji Bumi (Cambodia) commits to food safety with HACCP certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CAMBODIA. Saji Bumi has become the first restaurant operating company in Cambodia to be HACCP-certified by TÜV SÜD ASEAN.

Stansted Airport unveils new F&B line-up as it prepares for retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

UK. Stansted Airport has revealed several exclusive concepts and airport firsts among its new F&B offer following a hotly contested tender.

Giraffe debuts new brand extension at Dubai International Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail has opened Giraffe Stop at Dubai International T3 Concourse B, designed to complement the existing Giraffe restaurant at Concourse A.

SSP captures ten year contract at Sacramento International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

USA. SSP has been awarded a ten-year contract at Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A, said to be worth US$80 million in sales over the term.

HMSHost brings first Starbucks to Philadelphia International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

USA. HMSHost has teamed up with MarketPlace Philadelphia to open the first Starbucks at Philadelphia International, located at the airport’s B/C connector.

LS travel retail set to open Marks & Spencer Food store at Paris station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

FRANCE. Marks & Spencer and LS travel retail France will open the first Marks & Spencer Food store in Paris at La Défense RER station on 25 June.

The Coffee Club opens new shipping container cafés at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

AUSTRALIA. The Coffee Club has opened the country's first franchised recycled shipping container cafés at Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal forecourt.

Qatar Duty Free unveils spectacular F&B programme at Hamad Airport

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 23/06/14

QATAR. The retailer has made its food & beverage debut in impressive style, opening more than 30 outlets across 15,000sq m at the new airport.

Paradies captures key F&B contract at Washington National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

USA. Airport concessionaire Paradies has captured the contract to operate food & beverage at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport piers B/C and Pier C.

SSP announces intention to go public

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP Group, the world’s second-biggest international operator of travel-related branded food & beverage outlets, is to go public on the London Stock Exchange.

Frae Frozen Yogurt returns to Heathrow with summer pop-up store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Following a successful pop-up promotion last summer with TRG Concessions, Frae Frozen Yogurt is back by popular demand at Heathrow T5.

Founder of world’s best restaurant throws down the gauntlet at FAB 2014

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 13/06/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of renowned restaurant Noma, challenged F&B concessionaires to create healthier concepts at FAB 2014.

FAB 2014 speakers deliver powerful call for progress in travel F&B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

DENMARK. The global travel F&B industry convened in Copenhagen this week to debate the way forward for a critical component of the travel experience.

GrizForm designs new Legal Sea Foods location at Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

USA. The architecture firm’s first airport project - a 5,560sq ft bi-level space for the seafood restaurant chain - was inspired by the golden age of business travel.

FAB 2014 winners revealed as F&B industry gathers in Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The annual awards were presented at the Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards in Copenhagen this week.

HMSHost develops new pizza restaurant as part of brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

The new PZA brand was developed with the on-the-go traveller in mind, offering pizzas by the slice, meatballs and salads at selected locations in coming months.

Incheon to extend F&B contracts as duty free industry awaits tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon Airport will offer two-month extensions on its F&B concessions but the timing of the big duty free tender is still to be finalised.

ELR & MMI to open six outlets in new Dubai International Concourse D

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail & Maritime Mercantile International will open Wolfgang Puck, Giraffe, The Noodle House, Costa Coffee, Le Clos and a new sports bar.

Travel food specialist SSP posts surge in operating profit in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. SSP has posted a +16.6% surge in operating profit (+28.2% at constant exchange rates) for the six months to 31 March.

Brisbane Airport International Terminal set to channel strong Sense of Place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

AUSTRALIA. “Not only will the terminal look and feel distinctively Brisbane, it’s going to taste that way too,” says Brisbane Airport Corporation's Andrew Brodie.

OTG revamps dining and retail offerings at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

USA. OTG has undertaken a 48-hour makeover to give travellers a preview of new eateries and markets that will be appearing in Terminal A over the next year.

Dubai Airports reveals F&B line-up for new concourse at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

UAE. Dubai Airports has announced the line-up of new restaurants and coffee shops, including regional firsts, for Concourse D which opens early next year.

HMSHost opens first PGA Tour Grill at San Diego International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

USA. Focused on providing a healthy menu fit for active lifestyles, the new restaurant highlights the San Diego region’s storied history with the PGA Tour.

Championing airport food & beverage: interest builds as FAB event nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. There is still time to book your place at the eagerly anticipated FAB 2014 Conference and Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June.

Airline specialist Alpha LSG launches food website and blog

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

UK. Airline catering specialist Alpha LSG has launched a new website and blog, through its newly created Culinary Academy.

SSP and Edeka to expand Spar Express brand at German rail stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

GERMANY. SSP and supermarket group Edeka are to rebrand 40 of SSP’s Point outlets under the Spar Express name at German rail stations.

Cleveland Hopkins Airport welcomes opening of Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/14

USA. HMSHost and Airmall USA have teamed up with rock musician Sammy Hagar to open Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

2014 'FAB' Awards shortlist revealed: A roll-call of excellence in airport F&B

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. We reveal the shortlist for the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, a roll-call of innovation and excellence in airport F&B.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

Dôme Café opens in Darwin Airport as terminal expansion progresses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

AUSTRALIA. Dôme Café has become the fourth outlet to open as part of the airport’s retail upgrade, joining Giancarlo Café and Bar, Hungry Jack’s and Bumbu.

Belfast Airport SSP coffee specialist crowned UK Barista Champion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

UK. SSP has named Kate Crozier from Belfast International Airport as UK Barista Champion. She beat competition from across the SSP portfolio in the UK.

Hudson Group offers US and Canadian armed forces free coffee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

USA/CANADA. Hudson Group will offer free coffee to uniformed members of the armed forces at more than 50 cafes across North America from 17 May until 4 July.

Butlers Chocolates opens new café at Dublin Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

IRELAND. Butlers Chocolates has opened a new café at Dublin Airport Terminal 1. The newly designed outlet is located in a site close to the main retail area.

HMSHost appoints Derryl Benton to key business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

USA. Global restaurateur HMSHost has named Derryl Benton, formerly of Hudson Group and Orlando Airport, as Vice President of Business Development.

Areas wins 13-year restaurant concession at Detroit Metropolitan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

USA. The Mezza restaurant in the McNamara Terminal is expected to generate revenues of US$53.5 million over the concession term.

HMSHost brings local produce restaurant to Manchester-Boston

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

USA. The operator has opened The Local at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, with a focus on local ingredients and recipes.