Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 18 April 2014

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

Chinese tourists lead spending on tax free shopping in Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A strong appetite for designer brands and UK-made items are driving Chinese spending on tax free shopping in Manchester, according to Global Blue.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

Asia Pacific visitor arrivals to maintain strong growth to 2018, says PATA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to the Asia Pacific region are projected to surge by +6.5% a year to 670 million in 2018, says the Pacific Asia Travel Association.

Hong Kong International calls latest food & beverage tenders in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong is tendering a number of food & beverage spaces in Terminal 1 Arrivals and Departures at Hong Kong International.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Special Issue: The Nuance Group IPO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a special issue of The Moodie e-Zine, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani opens up for the first time on the group's planned IPO.

Macau International Airport boosts dining offer with two new restaurants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

MACAU. Opened in partnership with Future Bright Group, the two restaurants serve Chinese food and international cuisine at departure landside and airside.

Offshore duty free drives Haikou Meilan Airport revenue growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

CHINA.The Hainan Island airport capitalised on strong passenger growth and retail expansion to post dramatically increased franchise and rental revenues.

LS travel retail China unveils 13 fashion stores at Shenzhen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

CHINA. In a major boost to its luxury fashion credentials in China, LS travel retail has opened 13 fashion boutiques at Shenzhen Bao’an Airport’s new terminal.

South Korea set to lure overseas visitors with Incheon casino project

Source: The Hankyoreh; The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Korean government has approved a major casino complex on Yeongjong Island, maintaining a drive to attract more Chinese travellers.

TFWA reveals workshop line-up for Asia Pacific conference in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed details of four workshops for the first day of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which takes place in Singapore on 12 May.

Emporio Armani opens latest boutique at Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

CHINA. Fashion brand Emporio Armani has opened a new boutique at Shenzhen Airport Terminal 3 as part of an expansion of retail operations at the location.

Marlboro Premium Black makes Asian debut in Beijing and Shanghai airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

Philip Morris International Duty Free has launched Marlboro Premium Black, already available in the Middle East, exclusively in Beijing and Shanghai airports.

Hong Kong International Airport traffic shows early year leap forward

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +2.1% year-on-year in February and by +6.6% in the first two months of 2014.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Heathrow Airport in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

UK. Heathrow Airport handled 4.9 million passengers in February, up +1% on the same month last year, with passengers from China surging by +14.8%.

Hong Kong MTR seeks bidders for duty free at West Kowloon station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

HONG KONG. MTR is pre-qualifying bidders for its duty free operation at the new station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

Chinese New Year buoys Hong Kong Airport traffic in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +11.1% year-on-year in January, aided by the timing of Chinese New Year.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea boom but Japanese slip

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese travellers now account for over one in three visitor arrivals to South Korea, with the Japanese now contributing less than one in four.

Duty free and food services divisions buoy LS travel retail growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail’s sales growth in 2013, first reported last week, was fuelled by strong growth in duty free and food services.

Pernod Ricard confident in travel retail amid challenging climate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

The company described travel retail as a priority and outlined a developing shop-in-shop strategy in comments on its first-half results. UPDATED.

Chinese New Year drives January traffic growth for Cathay Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

HONG KONG. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair carried 2.5 million passengers last month, up +9.3% year-on-year, boosted by Chinese New Year timing.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

Frankfurt Airport maintains solid growth in passenger traffic in January

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4 million passengers in January (+3.4% year-on-year); Fraport Group's overseas airports posted a buoyant start to 2014.

Commercial revenue outpaces passenger growth at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

MACAU. Non-aeronautical revenue climbed +15% in 2013 as traffic increased by +12% to 5.02 million passengers, with new Chinese routes fuelling the growth.

Shanghai Pudong Airport to build world's biggest satellite concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

CHINA. Shanghai Airport Authority has appointed US firm Corgan to design the world’s largest satellite concourse, with more than 100 boarding gates.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Philip Morris releases special edition Marlboro for Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

Philip Morris International Duty Free has launched a new Marlboro limited edition pack in key travel retail markets to welcome in the Chinese Year of the Horse.

Incheon International readies for Chinese New Year promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

SOUTH KOREA. The airport’s retail brand Airstar Avenue will welcome the Year of the Horse by offering discounts and prepaid cards to Chinese travellers.

Oettinger Davidoff CEO highlights travel retail focus in TV appearance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard also predicted the Chinese market for luxury cigars would “grow exponentially” in an interview with Bloomberg,

'Family Spirit' Series: Can Steven Goldstein strike gold a second time?

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

Continuing our Family Spirit series, we profile one of the great pioneers of duty free, Steven Goldstein, and examine his latest entreprenuerial brainwave.

Xi’an Airport introduces fresh concepts in major F&B overhaul

Source: ©The Foodie Report* - 29/01/14

CHINA. A redesigned food court covering 630sq m in Terminal 2 Arrivals features Chinese airport debuts for three international concepts.

China overtakes France as biggest red wine market, says IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/14

CHINA. Research commissioned by Vinexpo reveals that consumers in China and Hong Kong bought 1.865 billion bottles of red wine in 2013.

Glenfiddich Vintage Cask launched with DFS at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/14

William Grant & Sons unveiled the third and final expression in the distillery’s travel retail exclusive Cask Collection range earlier this month.

Chinese travellers extend lead in global tax free shopping rankings in Q4 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers posted +13.5% growth in tax free shopping expenditure in Q4 2013, according to tax refund company Global Blue.

Diverse Flavours and Sky Connection team up for 88 Vineyards promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

The two companies worked together on a promotion for the 88 Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon in five duty free shops along the Hong Kong-Mainland China border.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Shanghai’s cruise industry to welcome opening of duty free stores

Source: Shanghai Daily; The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

CHINA. New duty free stores are being planned for the international cruise terminals in Shanghai’s Hongkou and Baoshan districts, reports Shanghai Daily.

Nuance-Watson (HK) unveils ambitious new-look The Atrium in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/01/14

MACAU. Nuance-Watson (HK) has completed a multi-million Dollar refurbishment of The Atrium Department Store at The Venetian Macao Resort.

The Moodie Report China: Travel retail feels first effects of Chinese tourism changes 《穆迪报道•中国》:中国旅游业变革首次大幅影

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 17/01/14

CHINA 中国. In this issue we assess the impact of two important moves to protect Chinese travellers. 本期我们将就旨在保护中国游客的两项重要举措所带来的影响进行评估。

Travel F&B group SSP posts solid rise in sales, strong growth in EBITDA

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 17/01/14

UK.Travel F&B specialist SSP Group posts strong EBITDA growth for the year ended 30 September 2013. UPDATED story with comments from CEO Kate Swann.

Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS launch SkyShop inflight programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/14

HONG KONG. Hong Kong Airlines and DFASS launched their new inflight duty free programme, SkyShop, in Hong Kong today. The Moodie Report was on hand.

Chinese travellers lead December tax-free shopping surge in UK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

UK. Shoppers from China accounted for 23% of tax-free shopping in the UK during the month, with overall tax-free spend up by +40% year-on-year.

Hainan Province offshore duty free sales surge by +40% in 2013

Source: Xinhuanet; The Moodie Report China - 15/01/14

CHINA. Sales from offshore duty free shopping in Hainan Province surged by +40% in 2013, with total sales reaching CNY3.3 billion (US$545 million).

Qatar Duty Free gears up for Chinese New Year with promotions drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free is ushering in the year of the horse by partnering with UnionPay International on a series of promotions and dedicated retail areas.