Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 03 May 2015

INTERNATIONAL

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA revealed annual results today, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year. The decline was mainly because the business had benefited in 2013 from the one-off impact of the sale of its operations in Russia and Ukraine. Against this, like-for-like profits at ARI’s international locations increased by +50% last year, while sales at continuing locations grew by +10%, and most operations delivered double digit sales growth. Given this performance, ARI remains “ahead of schedule” in its plan to double profits, Chief Executive Jack MacGowan tells The Moodie Report.

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.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

American Airlines suspends duty free sales amid DFASS ‘disagreement’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

USA. American Airlines has ceased the sale of duty free on selected international flights due to “a contractual disagreement" with inflight concessionaire DFASS.

Fashion company Desigual records +16.2% leap in annual turnover

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Fashion brand Desigual posted €963.5 million in 2014 turnover, driven by women’s fashion and accessories as well as strong sales outside Europe.

Gebr Heinemann launches new mobile app for consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has launched a new mobile app, with a range of new functions and information about shopping with Heinemann Duty Free.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

London Supply wins key new 30-year Santa Cruz concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

ARGENTINA. London Supply has been awarded the concession to operate the Free Zone of Rio Gallegos and Caleta Olivia, in the Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

Spirits group Edrington creates new European travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Spirits company Edrington has announced the creation of Edrington European Travel Retail, replacing its joint venture with Beam Suntory, Maxxium Travel Retail.

Travel and tourism set to boost contribution to global economy in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Travel and tourism's contribution to global GDP will grow by +3.7% in 2015, says the World Travel & Tourism Council.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

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.

Chablis to Craggy Range: Martin Moodie looks back on an epic Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie features in the latest instalment of our popular column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

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.

Safe Skies set to showcase luggage solutions at Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Safe Skies' Luggage Lock technology has been approved for use by security and customs authorities at Australian, Israeli and Canadian airports.

Samsonite maintains momentum to deliver strong 2014 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Worldwide growth in travel and tourism helped Samsonite deliver double-digit revenue and EBITDA growth for the fifth consecutive year in 2014.

Brown-Forman names Marshall Farrer to head global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

Marshall Farrer has been named as Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Managing Director. He will replace Jim Perry, who expands his emerging markets role.