Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 24 May 2016


'It's not the same' says Desigual in Autumn/Winter 16 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

Fashion brand Desigual has always said 'no' when it comes to conforming to trends. Its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection 'It's not the same' is no exception.

Interview: Godiva CEO Mohamed Elsarky on 90 years of business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/16

As the chocolatier marks its 90th anniversary, CEO Mohamed Elsarky outlines the brand's vision and plans to expand, with travel retail a vital platform.

The Martin Moodie Interview: “It’s the time for Revlon”, says David Carvalho

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/16

In the latest edition of his series, Martin Moodie talks to Revlon Senior Vice-President and General Manager David Carvalho about a new fragrance focus.

Family spirit: Spanish jewellery brand Tous takes on travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

From small watch repair shop to producer of over 100 million pieces of jewellery, the Tous story is a tale of family, passion and innovation, as Helen Pawson discovers.

The Moodie Interview: La Prairie and the art of delivering 5-star service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

Can skincare make the world a better place? La Prairie's Laurent Marteau believes giving consumers a luxury service can transform the airport retail experience.

Airport sights, sounds and smells: Achieving a coherent Sense of Place

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. In the second part of our Sense of Place series, The Design Solution Founder and Director Robbie Gill highlights Mumbai T2 as a showcase for India.

‘An airport terminal like nothing that has been seen before’ – Abu Dhabi Airports Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. “To deliver an amazing gateway to the capital of our great nation, the United Arab Emirates, and our home - Abu Dhabi," vows airport boss.

Sustainability the key as L’Oréal affirms 'sharing beauty with all' mantra

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

They famously tell us that ‘we’re worth it’ and now L’Oréal affirms that message with an enhanced commitment to the planet, customers and employees.

Interview: Taking the long view with P&G Prestige's Jose Maria Marquiegui

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

With the Coty merger well under way Clare Austin caught up with P&G Prestige VP Global Marketing Jose Maria Marquiegui to talk about travel retail.

Sense of Place – a sense of connection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a new series, The Design Solution Founder and Director Robbie Gill outlines his views on why developing and nurturing a Sense of Place is so vital in today’s airport world.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

INTERNATIONAL Employees from DFS Group, Dubai Duty Free and Dufry Mexico are showcased in our latest round-up of excellence in airport service.

My Wine Journey: Brisbane Airport Corp General Manager Andrew Brodie

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Why a dinner event at the Sydney Opera House involving the sampling of a number of Australian classics was Brodie's most memorable wine experience.

Swarovski marks its 120th anniversary in glittering home-town style

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

Swarovski marks its 120th anniversary with a stunning celebration in Wattens, Austria, hosted by the Swarovski family and attended by partners & media.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

Pandora recognises retail sales staff for excellence customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

In a first for travel retail, Pandora’s sales team at Cyprus Airports Duty Free has achieved a perfect score for the brand’s 2014 mystery shopping programme.

Sunrise Duty Free unveils new Virtual Mall at 15th birthday gala

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

CHINA. Sunrise Duty Free has unveiled one of travel retail’s most innovative and ambitious e-commerce initiatives during its magnificent 15th anniversary celebrations.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Max Heinemann: Sydney duty free is ‘the cherry on the first ice cream’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Just after Gebr Heinemann won the Sydney Airport duty free tender, we spoke to a delighted Max Heinemann, CEO of Heinemann Asia Pacific.

The Moodie Report Interview: XpresSpa talks global growth plans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

USA. As fast-growing airport wellness brand XpresSpa opens its 50th airport outlet, Chairman Moreton Binn talks about about the company's ambitions.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Mäurer & Wirtz aims to accelerate international development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

Mäurer & Wirtz is stepping up its focus on travel retail – and international expansion in general – as the company prepares for a new business era.

Milan Malpensa's grand ambition takes shape as Piazza del Lusso opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/14

ITALY. The new 8,000sq m shopping area in the revamped Tl 1 has 2,000sq m of dedicated duty free space and features the first Armani store in a European airport.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Wonderful Pistachios demonstrates healthy appetite for success

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

The Moodie Report's Rebecca Mann takes a trip to Los Angeles to discover why the travel retail industry is going nuts for Wonderful Pistachios.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

Puig celebrates centenary in high style with Puig Tower inauguration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Fashion and fragrance house Puig aims high for the future – and celebrates 100 years of success – with the inauguration of Puig Tower in Barcelona.

'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.

World Duty Free Group celebrates Lalique Heathrow T5 success

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/13

UK. As previously revealed on The Moodie Report, World Duty Free Group has partnered with Lalique to create the brand’s first interactive pop-up installation.

Q&A with Co-Founder Mick Dawidowicz

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/13 co-founder Mick Dawidowicz explains how airlines and airports could work together to drive sales through omni-channel retailing.

In pictures: Harrods continues its travel retail evolution at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/13

UK. Harrods reports a positive reception from passengers to its new 6,200sq ft store at Gatwick Airport South Terminal, which has a strong focus on premium brands.

L’Oréal’s Clarisonic prepares to clean up in the travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/13

L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail Asia Pacific Division Manager Olivier Teboul previews the group’s Clarisonic strategy – and hails the sustained success of the Lancôme brand.

The Moodie Interview: FlyInStyle to launch airport consumer app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/13

USA. FlyInStyle Founder & CEO Amanda Anthony talks about a new app that aims to enhance the airport experience - and drive commercial revenues.

Exclusive: The story behind the creation of The Macallan M

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/05/13

The story behind the creation of M, the result of a collaboration between The Macallan, crystal makers Lalique and designer Fabien Baron.

SSP America revitalises New York JFK T4 food & beverage offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/05/13

USA. The Foodie Report went on location for the unveiling of the new Phase 1 concepts. SSP America President & CEO Les Cappetta discusses the new offer.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann sets out OPI’s message in a bottle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/13

The First Lady of Nails, OPI’s Executive VP & Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, explains the power of polish to The Moodie Report’s Rebecca Mann.

Police celebrates three decades of history and spirit with global vision

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/13

Lifestyle brand Police, best known for its sunglasses, recently celebrated its 30th birthday with a high-profile party – and a commitment to Look Beyond.

The Front Line: celebrating the best of customer service in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/12

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and Lacoste present some of the latest nominees in our The Front Line feature, celebrating the best in customer service.

The Front Line: celebrating the best of customer service in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/08/12

The Moodie Report and sponsor Lacoste are proud to present some of the latest nominees in our The Front Line feature, celebrating the best in customer service.

L’Oréal sets sights on strengthening skin care for Yves Saint Laurent

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/12

The launch of Forever Youth Liberator heralds a fresh focus on skin care for YSL, particularly in Asia. L’Oréal's Eva Yu sets out the new strategy.

The Moodie Report Picture Gallery: Celebrating Master of Spirits II

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/12

SINGAPORE. The Moodie Report presents a special pictorial round-up of Master of Spirits II, a ground-breaking wines & spirits initiative from DFS.

Coty Prestige brightens up the make-up market with ck one color

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/12

The Moodie Report discovers more about the strategy – and spokespeople – for ck one color via this extended feature incorporating four key interviews.

The Marathon Matters Interview: Butlers Chocolates' Karl Marnane

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/12

INTERNATIONAL. In the build-up to the second Moodie Multi-National Marathon in June, we present our second 'Marathon Matters' participant's profile.

Japan remembers 11 March 2011; Sendai Airport waits for recovery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/12

JAPAN. Japan is remembering the tragic earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011. Sendai Airport, close to the centre of the disaster, is still struggling to recover.

Giorgio Armani and L’Oréal Luxe unveil new Acqua for Life initiative

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/12

This month Giorgio Armani and the L’Oréal group reboot their “Acqua for Life” safe drinking water campaign. The travel retail channel will play a key role.

Amazing images as Dubai Duty Free celebrates 20th tennis anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/12

UAE. We present iconic images of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships from the 20th anniversary of the event.

L’Oréal Luxe prepares to cultivate Stella McCartney’s L.I.L.Y

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/12

The UK market – and travel retail – has been earmarked to play a key role in the launch of Stella McCartney’s L.I.L.Y fragrance, being previewed this month.

When Rémy met Martin: BPI's Gomez insists 'the answer always lies within'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/12

BPI President Rémy Gomez explains why the loss of the lucrative Jean Paul Gaultier license marks a new beginning, and not the end, for the ambitious fragrance group.

World Duty Free Group celebrates Heathrow redevelopments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/12

UK. World Duty Free Group celebrates the completion of the extensive refurbishment of its main duty free stores at Heathrow Terminals 3 and 4.

Indian airports deliver surging growth in non-aeronautical revenues

Source: Centre for Aviation; The Moodie Report - 09/02/12

INDIA. A new report from the Centre for Aviation (CAPA) underlines the surge in non-aeronautical revenues at India's airports over the past five years.