Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 18 April 2015


Eagle Boys Express undergoes refurbishment at Sydney Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

AUSTRALIA. The new look for the Eagle Boys Express outlet heralds the brand’s progression and its continuing partnership with corporate caterer Spotless Group.

HMSHost names Jeffery Reyes as ‘Franchise Operator of the Year’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

USA. Jeffery Reyes, Assistant Manager of HMSHost’s California Pizza Kitchen in San Diego Airport T2, was awarded the title for the pizza chain’s domestic business.

SSP opens Bar 11 amid redevelopment of Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. SSP Group has opened a new bar and dine-in restaurant, Bar 11, at Newcastle International Airport’s new £14 million departure lounge.

SSP America captures US$316 million F&B contract at Houston Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

USA. The ten-year contract will see the food & beverage operator develop and operate 14 units at Houston, including local and national brands.

HMSHost partners QikServe to offer mobile ordering and payment solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

The ‘Waiter in your Pocket’ app, developed by QikServe, allows customers to order and pay directly by mobile phone and is now being rolled out at Schiphol Airport.

Icebox Café brings flavours of the Mediterranean to Miami Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

USA. The Mediterranean Kitchen, a new quick-serve concept offering healthy food and drinks, is part of Icebox Café's plans for further expansion in US airports.

Aéroports de Montréal awards F&B contracts to SSP and HMSHost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

CANADA. Aéroports de Montréal has awarded two new food & beverage contracts, covering 17 outlets, to SSP America and HMSHost.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre at Piarco AeroPark.

Sydney Airport to open Mach2 amid food & beverage renaissance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

AUSTRALIA. No cunning and duplicity, just "a unique and memorable Sydney culinary experience”, as the renowned Machiavelli restaurant family comes to T1.

Autogrill Group to enter China at Beijing and Sanya airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CHINA. Autogrill has formed joint ventures with Huazhuo and Cosmos, two leading local airport F&B operators, to enter the Chinese market.

Frankfurt Airport reopens T2 Food Plaza with Europe’s largest McDonald’s

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has reopened its Terminal 2 Food Plaza, featuring new German and Italian concepts, plus Europe's largest McDonald's restaurant.

HMSHost spotlights culinary innovation in Chicago O’Hare cook-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

USA. Nikkia Stone has beat four other finalists to win HMSHost’s ‘Channel Your Inner Chef’ culinary competition, which took place at Chicago O’Hare Airport this week.

SSP Group captures F&B contract at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

CHINA. The Asia Pacific division of SSP Group has been awarded a six-year £60 million food & beverage contract at Beijing Capital International Airport.

The Restaurant Group unveils Halo Fizz Bar at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

UK.The airport restaurant specialist designed the new bar concept for Stansted Airport as part of an £80 million terminal development.

SSP UK opens first James Martin Kitchen at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

UK.The leading food & beverage operator has opened the first ever James Martin Kitchen as part of its seven-year contract with Manchester Airports Group.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

HMSHost awarded Corporate Partnership Award for community work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

US. The leading travel restaurateur was honoured by non-profit organisation Interfaith Works for its contribution to the poor and homeless in Montgomery County.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Bar Symon celebrates grand opening at Washington Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

USA. Concessions International celebrated the grand opening of the new bistro-style restaurant last week with creator Chef Michael Symon in attendance.

Relay's Trib’s makes its debut at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

FRANCE. Today (17 March) Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur and Relay France opened a new Trib’s restaurant at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Terminal 1.

HMSHost named Best Overall F&B Operator by Airport Revenue News

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

USA. HMSHost also claimed Best F&B Brand Operator, plus recognition for its customer service and food donation programme, at the 2015 ARN awards.

Autogrill revenues dip marginally in 2014 but EBITDA climbs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. A strong showing from Autogrill’s International division (northern Europe, Middle East & Asia) partially offsets weaknesses in other markets.

Brisbane Airport welcomes opening of Mad Mex at International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Opened on 1 March, Mad Mex Fresh Mexican Grill is the latest addition to the F&B line-up as part of the A$45 million terminal redevelopment.

'Ambitious and audacious': Geneva Airport reveals F&B tender awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SWITZERLAND. Autogrill, Caviar House & Prunier and Montreux Jazz Café are among the winners as Geneva Airport awards a series of food & beverage contracts.

Gastrohub completes €25 million renovation at Madrid-Barajas

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 05/03/15

SPAIN. Food & beverage operator Áreas has opened a contemporary dining space that includes an open dining bar, à la carte and set menu dining.

Minneapolis-St Paul tees off with interactive golf facility for travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

USA. Billed as a "golf lifestyle facility", PGA MSP Airport will open in March, offering a golf shop, a HMSHost-operated restaurant and a hands-on PGA golf experience.

OTG reveals glimpse of ambitious plans at Newark Airport Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

USA. Travel restaurateur and master developer OTG has unveiled initial designs for its ambitious commercial offer to be revealed at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Sydney Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for T2 dining precinct

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport is set to roll out a newly designed F&B space in its T2 domestic terminal later this year and leasing opportunities are now available.

Denmark’s first YO! Sushi concept opens at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

DENMARK. Yesterday (Tuesday) marked the opening of Denmark's first YO! Sushi concept, at Copenhagen Airport. The menu features over 80 Japanese-inspired dishes.

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport hails ambitious food & beverage overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/15

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is pledging “innovation and excellence” from its new food & beverage offer, after awarding contracts to SSP and Relay.

Denver Airport F&B partner to participate in city's Restaurant Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be the first Denver International Airport food & beverage offering to participate in the city’s annual Restaurant Week.

OTG uses chalk art to showcase The Delta New York Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

USA. Leading food & beverage operator OTG has enlisted chalkboard artist Rajiv Surendra to create artworks in LaGuardia Airport’s Delta terminals.

Starbucks launches Evenings Programme at UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

UK. Starbucks has launched its Evenings Programme in the UK, initially at its renovated Stansted Airport store operated in partnership with with SSP.

Concessions International to open Bar Symon at Washington Dulles

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

USA. Concessions International is set to open a Bar Symon concept at Washington Dulles International Airport, one of a number of new openings at the location.

SSP secures €180 million food & beverage contract at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

FRANCE. Travel restaurateur SSP has won an 11-year deal to run ten outlets at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, including the first Jamie’s Italian in France.

Ottawa International Airport issues RFP for airside restaurant concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an airside restaurant concession, with bids due on 23 April.

Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur opens new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has opened a new restaurant at Cannes Mandelieu Airport, which specialises in business aviation and private aircraft.

HMSHost invites travellers to showcase their cooking skills at Chicago Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

USA. HMSHost is inviting travellers and employees at Chicago O’Hare Airport to submit an original recipe as part of its “Channel Your Inner Chef” contest.

London Luton launches major commercial tender programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

UK. London Luton Airport announces a major commercial tender programme via The Moodie Report, embracing 47 units and 7,027sq m of retail and F&B space.

SSP Switzerland opens upscale restaurant Walter at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/15

SWITZERLAND. SSP Switzerland has added to Zürich Airport's upscale F&B offer by opening a premium Mediterranean-style dining venue called Walter.

Xi’an Xianyang Airport to open China's first walk-through duty free shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 05/02/15

CHINA. Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, a key gateway to China's northwest, is rolling out a series of exciting enhancements to its retail and F&B offer.

Concessions International brings Philly-style hoagies to Reagan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

USA. Concessions International has opened Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies at Reagan National Airport, offering Philly-style gourmet sandwiches.

Strategy changes pay off for Areas as profits soar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

SPAIN. A change of strategy has led to Areas closing its 2013-2014 financial year with a net profit of €19.5 million and +33.8% EBITDA growth.

Budapest Airport recognises best commercial and service partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport last night held its Annual Awards for business partners, extended this year for the first time to retail and food & beverage.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.