Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 31 July 2014


Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Dufry accelerates organic growth as turnover rises +6.7% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The retailer has posted strong turnover for the first six months of the year, driven by organic growth, including the opening of 16,200sq m of retail space in the period. Having executed several key expansion projects, the group’s attention now turns to closing and integrating its “transformational” acquisition of The Nuance Group, says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Global travel fears mount as deadly Ebola virus worsens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is being viewed with increasing alarm by governments and travel bodies worldwide.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

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.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Uruguayan border store chamber confident on allowances resolution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

URUGUAY. The Chamber of Free Shop Entrepreneurs of Uruguay wants “a level playing field” after Brazil moved to cut its duty free allowance for border shopping.

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Sales rise but weak Yen and heavy investment costs hit DFS profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, posted a -3% fall in profits for the first half of 2014 to €398 million.

Frontier reveals shortlist for 30th edition of Frontier Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Frontier has announced the shortlist of entries across all 12 categories for the 2014 Frontier Awards, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A new luxury landmark at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week our digital magazine stops in Spain, where Aelia Retail España has opened the biggest luxury fashion area in a European airport.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Mars ITR launches colourful M&M's Watch promotion for summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

The new summer promotion, supported by a US$1,000 prize incentive for shop floor staff, features a colourful M&M's watch as a GWP offer for customers.

Top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent annual turnover.

Bernabel and Buquebus sail on with Montevideo terminal revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report, iProfessional - 21/07/14

URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading and operator Buquebus are forging ahead with a terminal upgrade at Montevideo Port despite reports of a planned retender.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Daring to be different at new Doha gateway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week the trade’s only digital magazine visits Qatar to present a special feature on Hamad International Airport, the spectacular new gateway to Doha.

Trinity Forum 2014 set to draw blue-chip speakers’ line-up to Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

TAIWAN. An outstanding speakers’ programme is close to finalisation for The Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

Beijing Airport leads as Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic grows in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The airport was the busiest across the two regions during a month in which traffic grew strongly in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

HMSHost imagines the future of airport dining with new innovation lab

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

HMSHost's new imagineIT ‘airport terminal’ innovation lab enables the company to explore the latest technological possibilities for its restaurants and travel offerings.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

Etihad Airways to expand international network with six new services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UAE. The UAE national airline will add new destinations in the first half of 2015, and also offer the first non-stop flight between Abu Dhabi and Brisbane.

SSP Group shares priced at 210 pence in initial public offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

UK. SSP Group set its initial public offering share price at 210 pence on Thursday morning, valuing the company at around £997 million as share trading began.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A guide to the world’s top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we bring you preliminary highlights of The Moodie Report’s annual Top 25 Travel Retailers report, which appears in full in our next Print Edition.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Visitor arrivals to Asia Pacific will climb by an average +6.5% per year from 2014 to 2018, according to the latest forecasts from PATA.

Coty announces new organisational structure and leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The new organisational structure aims to reinforce the company’s growth path and strengthen its position as a global leader in beauty.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Dufry to raise CHF810 million to fund Nuance acquisition with share offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry expects to receive proceeds of around CHF 810 million (US$906 million) from a new share offer to fund its acquisition of Nuance.

USA orders enhanced aviation security checks on inbound flights

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/07/14

USA. Aviation security for USA-bound flights in some countries will be intensified in response to terror threats – with a focus on travellers’ personal electronic devices.

TFWA celebrates 30th World Exhibition with La Croisette charity run

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

FRANCE. The ‘Show You Care With TFWA’ run on Sunday 26 October will raise funds for charitable projects supported by TFWA Care.

Ever Rich Duty Free named Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop has been named as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2014, which takes place in Taipei on 17-19 September.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Rising to the retail challenge at KLIA2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we visit Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s new terminal, KLIA2, to reveal some radical thinking in the new retail offer.

ARI Group completes purchase of remaining stake in CTC-ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CYPRUS. The Aer Rianta International Group has completed the acquisition of a further 50% shareholding in CTC-ARI (Holdings) from its Cypriot partner.

Ministry of Public Works extends Santiago Airport tender window

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

CHILE. Consortia seeking the new management contract at Santiago Airport now have until 18 November 2014 to submit their offers.

Al Nassma moves into new markets with Gebr Heinemann tie-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

UAE-based camel milk chocolate brand Al Nassma is expanding its presence at duty free outlets worldwide through a new partnership with Gebr Heinemann.

Dufry shareholders approve capital increase to fund Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

SWITZERLAND. Stakeholders have agreed to a share capital increase that will raise around CHF725 million (US$812.3 million) towards the deal.

Coty and Davidoff unveil new Love the Ocean campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

For the third year, Davidoff Cool Water is renewing its partnership with the National Geographic Society, to highlight the importance of ocean preservation.

Dufry unveils terms of capital increase to fund Nuance purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

SWITZERLAND. Dufry today announced the terms of its planned ordinary capital increase to help fund the acquisition of The Nuance Group announced on 4 June.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: An appetite for change at FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week The Moodie Report e-Zine includes a special multimedia report from the Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards.

Duty Free On Arrival to launch travel retail and allowances info app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The app informs users of travellers’ allowances and travel retail shopping options across the world in nine languages.

New licences and sales surge boost Hong Kong Airport results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

HONG KONG. Retail and advertising revenue surged by +23.2% at Hong Kong International Airport in the latest financial year, hitting US$794 million.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Nuance sets a new benchmark in North America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The trade’s only weekly digital magazine visits Toronto Airport this week, where Nuance has unveiled a spectacular new retail programme.

Autogrill launches share buy-back programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

ITALY. Autogrill has announced the launch of a share buy-back programme for a total of 12,720,000 ordinary treasury shares (5% of the share capital).

Easyjet takes prizes for retail and F&B at AR.Awards 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

UK. The low-cost carrier took top honours last night at the airline retail awards as Rakhita Jayawardena was named Personality of the Year.

L’Oréal bolsters make-up portfolio with NYX Cosmetics acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

US. L’Oréal today announced the signing of an agreement to acquire NYX Cosmetics, one of the fastest growing make-up artistry brands in the US.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

UK tax free spend decline accelerates as instability hits key nationalities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Tax free spend declined by -15% in May as Thai and Russian visitor numbers plummeted as a result of recent political turmoil, says Global Blue.

WDFG and Coty Prestige launch Daisy Dream Capsule competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

To celebrate the launch of the new Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs fragrance, World Duty Free Group and Coty have launched an in-store Dream Capsule competition.

Shekhar Grover named Diageo Global Travel Best Cruise Line Bartender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/14

Royal Caribbean International's Shekhar Grover won the title at the Diageo Reserve World Class final and will compete for Bartender of the Year at the end of July.

Founder of world’s best restaurant throws down the gauntlet at FAB 2014

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 13/06/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of renowned restaurant Noma, challenged F&B concessionaires to create healthier concepts at FAB 2014.