Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 10 February 2016

MIDDLE EAST

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Bahrain Duty Free reveals record revenues and profits for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free hits US$77 million in sales in 2015 (+3.3%), with net profit climbing by +4.4% to US$23.7 million, the retailer has revealed.

Champion golfer Danny Willett conducts Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

UAE. Englishman Danny Willett conducted the latest Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Draw following victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

Qatar Duty Free marks Chinese New Year with promotions and discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free opens its Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering special promotions and discounts of up to -20%.

Dubai Duty Free launches Chinese New Year 20% discount promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

UAE. Traditional-styled retail areas will house the top 25 popular products for Chinese customers as festive celebrations get underway at Dubai International.

Dubai International retains number one status for international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UAE. Dubai International retained its position as the world’s leading airport for international passengers with annual traffic of just over 78 million in 2015.

Interest builds in FAB 2016 in Geneva; Travel Food Services adds support

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Interest is building in this year’s Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, with leading Indian F&B player TFS a sponsoring partner.

Dubai Duty Free helps Rory McIlroy promote Irish Open to golf clubs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

IRELAND/UAE. Golf superstar Rory McIlroy has outlined a five point plan to help clubs and their members get involved in the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored event.

Duty Free World Council launches global shopping monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has initiated a Global Shopping Monitor of duty free shopping trends with research company m1nd-set.

TAV Construction and Arabtec win contract for new Bahrain terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

BAHRAIN. Construction work on the 220,000sq m terminal will begin in March, taking airport capacity to 14 million passengers per year.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin named Retail CEO of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his outstanding contribution to travel retail by a leading finance title.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic demand remains robust in November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in Asia Pacific in November, boosted by healthy growth at many of India's major airports.

Picture Gallery: Lagardère Capital previews spectacular retail offer at Midfield Terminal Building

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

UAE.The retailer previews some of its concepts for Abu Dhabi International Airport's stunning new terminal.

The Moodie e-Zine: Puig aims for new heights with Jean Paul Gaultier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to travel retail’s only e-Zine, in which Puig CEO Marc Puig talks about his aspirations for the Jean Paul Gaultier fragrance brand.

Le Clos to retail one-of-a-kind Château Haut Brion console and chest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

UAE. Wines & spirits specialist Le Clos is chosen to offer a limited-edition Château Haut Brion wine console and chest, valued at AED1.1 million (US$305,555).

Colourful M&M’s promotion at Dubai Duty Free offers trip to New York

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

The latest activation from Mars ITR, in partnership with Dubai Duty Free, offers travellers the chance to win a trip to New York City.

Dubai International trials Concourse D as countdown to opening begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

UAE. Dubai Airports is entering the next phase of testing for the new Concourse D, which will house 8,400sq m of retail led by Dubai Duty Free plus a strong F&B offer.

The Macallan Rare Cask Black debuts in Israel with photo booth promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

ISRAEL. The activation invites passengers to capture their portrait via an interactive photo booth for the chance to win a bottle of Rare Cask Black.

Dubai Duty Free world number one in 2015 for sales at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free ranks world leader for duty free sales at a single location, posting revenues of US$1.88 billion at Dubai International.

Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free hail high-profile tennis tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/16

QATAR. As tennis world number one Novak Djokovic captures the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, the event offers Qatar Duty Free a high-profile showcase.

Sue Fox named Estée Lauder VP/General Manager Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

UK. The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Sue Fox as Vice President/General Manager Travel Retail Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as registration opens for Geneva event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Get set for the 2016 Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, recognising excellence in travel-related dining.

Mondelez WTR delivers first confectionery pop-up at Hamad Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/16

QATAR. Mondelez WTR has teamed up with Qatar Duty Free to create the first-ever confectionery pop-up at Doha Hamad International Airport.

Dubai Duty Free Group sales top US$1.93 billion in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Group sales from the company's airport retail and leisure operations hit US$1.93 billion in 2015, with fragrances again the best-selling category.

Le Clos sets travel retail record with US$361,000 sale of The Macallan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

UAE. Luxury spirits retailer Le Clos claims a world record travel retail sale, as a businessman buys 19 bottles from The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection.

Snowing in Doha as Dolce & Gabbana launch new line at Qatar Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free and Dolce & Gabbana partner in launch of new fragrance The One Royal Night, with a stunning display and a 4m snow globe.

‘Tailor-made and customer-led’: ARI pledges world-class offer in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

UAE. Speaking to The Moodie Report after the Abu Dhabi tender award, ARI CEO Jack MacGowan pledges an "immersive, multi-sensory shopping experience".

ARI hails Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal Building duty free contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and ARI-Middle East Chairman Abdulla Buhindi hail the duty free contract award at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal.

Lagardère Travel Retail: Delivering the ‘wow factor’ in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen talks to The Moodie Report about the huge travel retail opportunity at the Midfield Terminal.

The design view: ‘One of the greatest duty free projects ever’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. The Design Solution is celebrating client ARI's tender triumph in Abu Dhabi; Director Nick Taylor says the team rose to the airport's "unparalleled challenge".

‘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.

Dubai Duty Free anniversary weekend sales soar to US$48.5 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free sales surged to US$48.5 million as the retailer marked its 32nd anniversary, introducing a -25% discount on a wide range of goods.

Inspiring individuals: The Moodie Report names its People of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2015.

Dubai Duty Free 32nd birthday celebrations see lucky traveller win second US$1 million prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/15

UAE. Happy 32nd birthday Dubai Duty Free and an incredibly happy day for a UK traveller who wins US$1 million for the second time this year.

The Moodie e-Zine: People of the Year, 2015 in review and The Foodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. In the final edition of The Moodie e-Zine for 2015, we bring you our People of the Year, and highlight the big stories of a memorable 12 months.

Butlers Chocolates introduces a Festive Menu at Beirut International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

"A great product coupled with effective merchandising" is how Beirut Duty Free describes Butlers Chocolates' Festive Menu range, launched this month.

Dubai Duty Free set to mark anniversary with major discount drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free reveals plans for its anniversary shopping celebration, starting from tonight, when it will offer a -25% discount on a wide range of goods.

Qatar Duty Free debuts first regional IWC Schaffhausen pop-up store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free delivers another first for the Middle East with the opening of a pop-up unit from Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen.

Dubai Duty Free receives historical French perfume statuette

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

UAE. The retailer was presented with one of only eight 30cm statuettes of the 17th century symbol of French perfume maker L’habit du Parfumeur.

Le Clos sells one-of-a-kind Chapoutier Collection for over US$33,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

UAE. Wines & spirits travel retailer Le Clos has sold the Chapoutier Ermitage Mathusalem 2010 Collection, the only such collection in the world, for over US$33,000.

Colm McLoughlin captures major accolade for business leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin was named Best Business Leader in Retail at the MENAA Business Leaders Awards.

Dubai Airports’ employee learning scheme wins Service Olympian award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

UAE. Airport operator describes training programme designed to unify all frontline employees as one of its “most significant in recent years”.

MEADFA renews management contract with TFWA for annual conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has renewed TFWA’s contract to manage its conference for a further two years.

Lower oil prices, economic growth and passenger demand buoy airline profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association has revealed its industry outlook for 2016, forecasting a sharp rise in profits among airlines.

Eastern Europe and North America traffic growth buoys Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

UAE. Passenger traffic at Dubai International climbed by +4.4% year-on-year in October, and by +11.2% year to date, as volumes continue to grow sharply.

Japan and South Korea buoyed by Chinese tax free shopping spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mainland Chinese remained the leading nationality for global tax free shopping spend in October, reports tax refund company Global Blue.

Moodie Corporate adds dual-media dynamism to publishing services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Moodie Corporate extends its portfolio to include both print and e-Zine, allowing clients to benefit from video, audio and other dynamic media.

The Moodie Interview: Furla takes advantage of its ‘magic moment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/15

Furla CEO Eraldo Poletto & Global Travel Retail Director Gerry Munday outline the strategy to maintain the Italian fashion brand's impressive growth.

Deadline due tomorrow for Muscat Airport duty free and dining tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

OMAN. It's deadline time for New Muscat International Airport’s duty free and food & drinks tenders and the airport expects to attract "headline operators".

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.