Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 23 May 2015

INTERNATIONAL

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

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.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz to lead powerful speakers’ line-up for 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Dufry Group CEO Julián Díaz heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for The Trinity Forum, featuring the theme ‘Putting the Consumer at the Heart of the Trinity’.

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.

Retailer and airport visitor numbers to Singapore show climb slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/05/15

SINGAPORE. Visitor numbers to TFWA Asia Pacific last week climbed slightly year-on-year, with ‘key buyers’ (travel retailers and airport companies) up +1%.

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.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Rakhita Jayawardena named as Sri Lankan Airlines CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

SRI LANKA. Veteran aviation executive Rakhita Jayawardena has been named Director and CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines and its sister airline Mihin Lanka.

TAV Airports reports surge in revenue and profits in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding’s net profit surged by +51% year-on-year in Q1 2015, to €31 million, on a revenue gain of +20% to €227 million.

Corporación América buys Engevix shares in Brasilia and Natal airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/05/15

BRAZIL. Corporación América is acquiring its partner Engevix’s shares in Brasilia and Natal airports to take full management control of the Inframérica consortium.

Fraport Group retail spend per passenger rebounds in Q1 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport’s Retail & Real Estate division generated revenues of €113.4 million in Q1 2015, an increase of +6.5% year-on-year.

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.

Travel retail posts +7% quarterly sales gain for Estée Lauder

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

US. Travel retail net sales grow “modestly”, amid currency and restocking issues. But President and CEO Fabrizio Freda praises overall group results.

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.

Duty Free World Council urges support for Economic Impact Study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has urged support for its Economic Impact Study, after a “disappointing” response to requests for data.

Glen Williams joins Premier Portfolio in key business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Glen Williams, former Managing Director of Maxxium, will join Premier Portfolio International in the role of Business Development Director, effective 5 May.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Stansted's transformation; farewell to Fraser

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we visit London Stansted to discover more about its new F&B offer, and we celebrate the life of World Duty Free Group's Fraser Dunlop.

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.

Hotel Shilla names Raelene Johnson Vice President Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Former Nuance Group President Roberto Graziani's influence to the fore as Shilla appoints highly regarded ex-Nuance executive Raelene Johnson.

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.

Pernod Ricard third-quarter sales see uplift from Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Sales grew organically by +7% in 3Q 2014/15 (+2% for the nine months), buoyed by a stable performance in China during the Chinese New Year.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

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.

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open adds big golfing names to stellar field

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

IRELAND/UAE. In a move that will boost the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish Open, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed join the players' line-up.

My Wine Journey: Wine critic and musician Billy Norman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Billy Norman shares his wine reviews and experiences in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing cutsomer service in travel retail.

Over one-fifth of world’s top 100 airports still not mobile-ready, says report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. 22% of the world’s top 100 airports still don’t have their own app or a mobile-friendly web page, according to mobile app developer M2Mobi.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 161: OTG’s dynamic digital drive at Newark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we assess how OTG's transformation of Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C will be driven by technology, from retail to dining.

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.

AeroParker names Alisa Beier as Client Development Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

The former translator and customer support executive will develop and implement new business leads for the car parking and ancillary services provider.

Mars ITR strengthens global team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

Mars International Travel Retail has expanded its global team with the creation of five new positions to ensure better global coverage for the business.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tornado time in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. We examine the repercussions of Dufry’s industry-changing buy-out of World Duty Free Group, assessing industry reaction and examining an impressive acquisition record.

IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas remains resilient in tough times

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

USA. In the latest Moodie Podcast, IAADFS Executive Director Michael Payne explains how the show is withstanding the challenging trading climate.

Karma Tequila to expand in travel retail following IAADFS debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

The company aims to extend the travel retail listings for its 100% blue agave tequila across key growth areas, including Asian and South American markets.

Aelia Duty Free reveals plans for next wave of retail openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Aelia has revealed details of some major retail openings over the next two years, as it rolls out the Aelia Duty Free brand.

Travel retail agents team up to create IBG International Brands Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. A number of travel retail specialist agencies have teamed up to create a network under the title IBG International Brands Group.

Gebr Heinemann reveals annual sales, unveils €130 million investment plan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has reaffirmed its desire to remain independent in a fast-consolidating travel retail sector, and plans to invest €130 million this year.

Giorgio Armani and L’Oréal unveil Acqua for Life 2015 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

For the fifth successive year, Giorgio Armani has inaugurated its Acqua for Life initiative, to raise awareness and funds for communities living in water poverty.

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.

Dufry acquisition of World Duty Free creates travel retail superforce

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry's acquisition of a 50.1% shareholding in World Duty Free Group means that the retailer will control around one-fifth of sector sales.

Aer Rianta International announces major executive team reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

IRELAND. ARI has announced a restructuring of its senior executive team, reflecting what it says is “a more growth-orientated operating model”.

ACI unveils latest concession management course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

INTERNATIONAL.The course is designed both for experienced personnel and new recruits seeking to enhance their knowledge of planning and managing airport concession programmes.