Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 31 October 2014


Aigner reports continued travel retail growth as it gears up for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

Aigner, which will present its SS15 range in Cannes, has seen “very positive” growth this year particularly in the Middle East as it continues to expand globally.

Coccinelle opens pop-up at HKIA as it prepares for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

This month sees the opening of a pop-up store at Hong Kong International with DFS and the Italian accessories brand's return to Cannes for the second year.

Blue Storks Travel Retail aims to help brands build duty free presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

The new company, which has already secured 20 inflight listings for its portfolio of brands, is seeking successful local and international brands for travel retail.

New start-up Bluesmart set to launch ‘smart carry-on suitcase’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

Technology travel company Bluesmart has reached its initial crowd-funding goal and will be at TFWA World Exhibition to discuss its new luggage venture.

Excess Baggage Company launches London Heathrow web portal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The retailer and service provider’s new website allows passengers travelling from Heathrow to order products for home delivery or pre-book services.

Furla partners with Harrods for Heathrow and Gatwick airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

Furla's global travel retail expansion gathers pace with the opening of two new spaces within Harrods stores at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta join 'next stage' for Heathrow Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport T5 will open a new luxury goods environment by Christmas, housing leading brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta.

New boutiques help fuel +40% sales growth at Haneda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

JAPAN. Haneda Airport is recording travel retail revenues up +40% year-on-year, helped by the five new fashion boutiques it opened in September.

Paul & Shark showcases ability to customise with personalisation service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

The Italian sportswear specialist is offering instant personalisation of polo shirts and silk scarf pouches during the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this month.

Radley outlines plans for travel retail expansion as it gears up for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

In an exclusive interview with The Moodie Report, Radley CEO Xavier Simonet shares Radley’s ambitions of global expansion in the duty free channel.

DFS boosted by airport operations but LVMH reports Asia slowdown

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, including DFS Group, posted organic revenue growth of +8% in the first nine months of the year.

Valiram and Active World capture latest Changi T3 brand name concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SINGAPORE. Luxury Ventures (The Valiram Group) and Active World have won the latest speciality/brand name concessions at Singapore Changi T3.

Ferragamo hosts exhibition at Beijing Capital International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

The Italian luxury house hosted an art exhibition focusing on Italian footwear and a demonstration from one of its own craftsmen at its Terminal 3 boutique.

Coccinelle opens new store at Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

The Italian accessories brand expands into China with its new opening at Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex, in partnership with China Duty Free Group.

World Duty Free Group reveals vibrant new retail arena at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

UK. “This new store has delivered the ‘wow factor’ and more choice than ever before for passengers," says Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan.

Desigual creates new collection of bags exclusively for travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

The travel retail exclusive bag range, with the message "Travelling La Vida es Chula", will be presented along with the SS15 collection at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Pinko opens first US airport store at Pittsburgh with Airmall and Airest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

The Italian fashion brand marks its US airport debut and extends its successful partnership with Airest Collezioni at Pittsburgh’s new airside retail area.

Armani Group makes four-store investment at Haitang Bay complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA. The fashion group has opened 865sq m of retail space across four sub-brands at the new mall on Hainan Island, operated by China Duty Free Group.

Pittsburgh Airport and Airmall USA inaugurate US$10 million Center Core

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

USA. The new fashion-focused airside retail zone opened last week and is expected to boost the airport’s concession revenue by up to +20%.

Paul & Shark highlights new Smart Casual line for Spring/Summer 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

The luxury sportswear brand will present its Spring/Summer 2015 men’s collection at the TFWA World Exhibition, with a focus on the new Smart Casual range.

Tyko Travel Retail diversifies brand portfolio for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

Tyko Travel Retail will introduce Daisy Chain to the jewellery category and add two new watch brands to its portfolio at this month’s TFWA World Exhibition.

The Nuance Group opens Furla store at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Furla has further strengthened its airport presence with the opening of a 15sq m store at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport. The outlet officially opened on 31 August.

The Nuance Group opens Boss Traveller shop at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The refurbished store features Hugo Boss’s latest retail design concept and is the second Boss outlet opened by Nuance this year, after a shop at Mumbai Airport.

Bally designs the quintessential luxury wardrobe for Autumn/Winter 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/14

The ‘gentleman’s corner’ of a men’s shoe forms a key design detail of Bally’s AW14 collection, which will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Radley set for Cannes debut with SS15 collection and travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The UK handbag and accessories brand will debut at the TFWA World Exhibition next month with its SS15 range, new travel exclusives and a new branded display unit.

Furla strengthens Asian presence with new shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Furla has partnered Dufry to open a new 27sq m shop-in-shop at Chengdu Airport's Domestic Terminal 2, showcasing the brand's Autumn/Winter 2014 collection.

Fashion retailer Next to open biggest airport store at London Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

UK. High street retailer Next will open its biggest airport store at London Stansted in October, amid a big expansion of the Departures area.

Tumi to launch new Hong Kong-themed DFS collection at HKIA in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

Available in bespoke Baltic blue with orange trim and lining, the three-piece collection features a luggage tag depicting the iconic tram and neon lights of the city.

Furla takes inspiration from Neo-Pop for Spring/Summer 2015 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Inspired by the synthesis between art and style, the new collection features vibrant tones and splashes of colour and will be shown at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Toni & Guy underlines style credentials at London Fashion Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

Hair care brand Toni & Guy trialled the trends at the SS15 London Fashion Week, showcasing new looks and products to global media and consumers.

Bric’s inspired by imagination and dreams for Spring/Summer 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The Italian leather and travel goods brand will highlight its Spring/Summer 2015 collection in a mix of dark and bright colours during the TFWA World Exhibition.

Coccinelle expands in Asia with new openings in Taiwan and the Philippines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The Italian accessories brand continues its Asian expansion with openings in Taiwan with Ever Rich and Tasa Meng, as well as in the Philippines with Regent Asia Group.

Jordan Design appointed by Butterfly Twists to develop new POS displays

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Global travel retail design agency Jordan Design has produced a new range of lightweight, multi-functional POS displays for the women’s folding footwear brand.

DFS Group announces ground-breaking move into Europe in historic Venice

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

ITALY. DFS Group outlines an ambitious vision for the company’s entry into Europe at the historic Fondaco dei Tedeschi building in Venice.

Hanro returns to Cannes with capsule collection celebrating 130th year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

The second-time exhibitor will present the Universe of Hanro collection alongside the new Ultralight and Urban Touch underwear lines for men and women.

Zürich Airport unveils spectacular US$1.1 billion 'The Circle’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport has unveiled the plans for its spectacularly ambitious commercial project, ‘The Circle’, which is set to open in 2018.

John Varvatos celebrates London store opening with official launch party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Moodie Report attended the official launch party of the first John Varvatos European flagship store, which saw the world of fashion and music come together.

Nuance opens Michael Kors boutique at McCarran International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. The McCarran store is the second Michael Kors boutique for Nuance North America, with the first in Toronto Pearson International opened earlier this year.

Paradies names Renee Tedesco as Vice President of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

USA. Leading airport concessionaire Paradies has named Renee Tedesco to its executive leadership team as Vice President of Business Development.

Furla expands into North Cyprus with opening at Ercan International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

Furla has partnered Kaner GKS Ltd to open a 25sq m personalised corner at Ercan International Airport, in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste win latest Changi speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

SINGAPORE. Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste representative RSH Singapore have captured the latest speciality retail concessions at Singapore Changi T2.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free revenues near AED500 million in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

UAE. Several store openings in the first six months, including luxury concept Fragrances by DFS, have driven sales at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

In the mood for love: Tintamar unveils Spring/Summer 2015 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The Tintamar Spring/Summer 2015 Collection, inspired by spring flowers and with a ‘love is in the air’ theme, will be highlighted at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Lacoste cultivates premium image with new concept store at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The French premium casualwear brand has opened a new store at Changi Airport Terminal 3, introducing to Asia its brand new ‘Premium Standard’ retail concept.

Travel Blue expands neck pillow offer with new ranges and colours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The travel accessories company, which will exhibit in Cannes next month, has unveiled two new neck pillow ranges and updated its micro-pearl neck pillows with new colours.

LVMH announces passing of former Louis Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Yves Carcelle, the man credited with turning Louis Vuitton into the world's leading luxury brand, has died, aged 66, following a long struggle with illness.

Calvin Klein brings Fall 2014 jeans and underwear collection to Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Calvin Klein, a new exhibitor at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes this October, will present its Fall 2014 collection for men and women to the travel retail industry.

Cerruti 1881 charts global expansion as it readies for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Italian fashion label has exhibited at the TFWA Cannes show since 1995, and continues to increase its presence in airports and on board airlines.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.