Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 30 May 2015

The Moodie Report China Newsroom

Hong Kong International tenders luxury boutique spaces in T1 East Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for two luxury boutiques in the Terminal 1 East Hall airside at Hong Kong International Airport.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Jihua Park concept provides a new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

CHINA. A new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese consumers is promised as the Jihua Park retail-to-leisure concept is developed across 35 locations.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015 examines Asia's untapped potential

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The challenge of staying competitive and relevant in a changing and slowing Asian market was addressed at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Stoli Group appoints new duty free distributor to drive China expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

Stoli has named Raylook Trading its exclusive duty free distributor for China, Hong Kong and Macau, as it aims to further grow Stolichnaya in the region.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.

Tmall Global launches duty free pre-pay option for Chinese consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CHINA. Leading e-commerce platform Tmall Global has launched a service that allows Chinese tourists to prepay for their duty free purchases before leaving home.

Hong Kong duty free border business hit by new restrictions on Chinese travel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

HONG KONG. Land border and railway duty free has been hit hard by new government restrictions on Mainland Chinese visitors, introduced on 13 April.

Chinese travel growth to South Korea 'slows' in March to +21.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals rose +21.6% year-on-year in March, a marked slowdown from the +32.9% and +58.4% increases in January and February.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

China Airlines raises the quality bar with launch of FORMIA amenity kits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

CHINA. With the aim of improving customer service, China Airlines has partnered FORMIA to supply amenity kits to Premium Economy and Business Class passengers.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

Kinmen duty free receives boost as shopping allowance is increased

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

TAIWAN. In a big boost to the offshore tourism business, the duty free allowance for visitors to Kinmen has leapt from NTD60,000 to NTD1 million.

Qatar Duty Free courts Chinese spend with UnionPay cardholder promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has launched a promotion offering UnionPay cardholders a -10% discount when they shop at Hamad International Airport up till 20 July.

Hong Kong International Airport calls key consumer technology tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for the Audio/Visual/Electronics concession at Hong Kong International.

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Hong Kong International reveals new-look luxury retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has added ten new luxury brands to its Terminal 1 East Hall portfolio, including a number of firsts for the airport and region.

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.

Hainan offshore duty free categories expanded amid sales boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 20/03/15

CHINA. In a further boost to Hainan Island’s booming offshore duty free sector, the number of categories able to be sold under the policy increases from 17 to 38.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Bacardi launches green tea leaf spirit Tang with DFS in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Bacardi has launched Tang, a new spirit distilled entirely from green tea leaves, with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport the initial exclusive retail partner.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Chinese visitor numbers to South Korea soar by +58.4% in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. One in two arrivals to South Korea in February was from China, confirming the extraordinary momentum and scale of the Chinese visitor wave.

Hong Kong Airport traffic posts robust increase in first two months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.5% year-on-year in the first two months of 2015, to over 10.6 million.

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.

APTRA launches Mandarin version of its website and newsletter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has recognised the key role of Chinese consumers and retailers in the industry with a Mandarin website.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

King Power’s Sunil Tuli calls for re-think of airport retail tender model

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

CHINA. At the China's Century conference in Shanghai, King Power Group (HK)'s Sunil Tuli called for more sharing of risk and reward between airport stakeholders.

Moodie Live covers ‘China's Century’ conference 2015 in Shanghai

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 11/03/15

CHINA. The Moodie Report is in Shanghai, where Martin Moodie is bringing real-time coverage of TFWA's ‘China’s Century’ conference via our Moodie Live service.

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Lotte delights in Jeju duty free success as China boom quickens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has pledged its commitment to local brands and a wider range of products after securing a vital downtown duty free licence for Jeju Island.

PATA strikes partnership to help members become 'China Ready'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

ASIA. PATA is now offering the China Ready & Accredited Program, designed to help members more effectively target high-yield mainland Chinese travellers.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders latest retail concessions in T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for several new retail concessions both airside and landside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Sydney Airport posts robust growth in retail revenues for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has revealed a +5.6% rise in retail revenue for 2014, to A$255.2 million (US$200 million), and high ambitions to drive Chinese traffic.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

ADP Ingénierie reveals spectacular design for new Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 26/02/15

CHINA. The Aéroports de Paris subsidiary, which won a competition to design Terminal 1 at Beijing’s New Daxing Airport, has unveiled the latest design.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

260 brands confirm participation at TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Some 260 brands have confirmed their participation in this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition, which takes place in Singapore from 10-14 May.

China Southern Airlines boosts capacity to Auckland International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/15

NEW ZEALAND. China Southern Airlines has raised the frequency of its Guangzhou-Auckland flights, news that will be of big interest to the airport's duty free bidders.

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific stages Chinese New Year promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The activation at Hong Kong International Airport spotlights nine L’Oréal brands and features an interactive booth highlighting traditional Chinese handicrafts.