Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 04 August 2015

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

Ampfly Sound launches battery-free speaker at Dixons Travel stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Ampfly Sound and MTV have partnered to design a battery-free speaker built into an iPhone case. It will make its travel retail debut on 19 August.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

Electronics retailer Croma opens store at Delhi International T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INDIA. Leading consumer electronics retailer Croma has opened its new Croma Zip concept in Departures at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport T1.

The KASE creates new pop-up concepts for travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

THE KASE, a brand concept specialising in ready-to-wear and customised items for smartphones and tablets, is now offering space-saving pop-up stores for airports.

SKROSS refreshes website with new contemporary design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/15

The Swiss travel accessory specialist has overhauled its website to feature a more contemporary, user-friendly design which is compatible with all devices.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

The Kase gets up close and personal in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/15

Following the success of its first airport store at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the smartphone accessory brand is marketing itself as a “perfect” travel retail concept.

SITA beacons point the way forward at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has introduced 50 beacons to provide key information directly to passengers’ mobile devices.

LS travel retail reveals further details of Nice Côte d’Azur store offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

FRANCE. As previously reported, the retailer will open three fashion stores and two FNAC outlets at the airport. The contracts begin in March 2016.

Consumer interest for smartwatches highest in US, China and UK

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Digital Luxury Group - 11/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. The US, China and UK have been identified as the markets with the highest levels of consumer interest in the rapidly evolving smartwatch segment.

Tampa awards 11 retail and F&B contracts; WDFG captures duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. After the biggest commercial tender at Tampa International in over 40 years, the airport awards 11 retail and food & beverage concessions covering 65 outlets.

Monarch Airlines to roll out Apple Watch app with Media inMotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

UK. Monarch Airlines and Media inMotion are co-developing an Apple Watch app designed to seamlessly integrate inflight dining, retail and entertainment.

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.

Braun upbeat about Asia Pacific region as inflight listings take off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show saw high levels of interest in the new Braun Face 840 and Satin Hair Brush BR 750, with further listings now under discussion.

Sennheiser unveils revamped Momentum headphones in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

German electronics company Sennheiser is previewing its new Bluetooth, wireless headphones, featuring noise cancellation technology, this week in Singapore.

Pasco to launch B&O Play's BeoPlay H8 headphones at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

The new BeoPlay H8 on-ear wireless headphones from B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen will headline the electronics distributor’s Singapore showcase.

Beurer maintains well-being push in travel retail at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Besides medical diagnostics, the German health and well-being specialist will also present a range of beauty tools and massage products at the TFWA show.

Scorpio shakes up electronics offering with new travel exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Scorpio Worldwide is set to launch a range of electronics and technology products from Sony, ThumbsUp and Fitbug at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next month.

Travel Blue to showcase World To adaptor range in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

Travel Blue will present its World To range of adaptors and new colour versions of its Combination Strap at next month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Braun to introduce new products at TFWA Asia Pacific show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The German consumer electronics brand will showcase its latest innovations including the new Silk Hair 7 Brush at the TFWA Asia Pacific event in Singapore.

Travel Retail Distribution Group spotlights new audio brands at IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

The show saw the launch of the Gigs line of headphones and DUBS Acoustic Filters, advanced tech earplugs that reduce noise while preserving sound fidelity.

Travel Retail Innovations launches new JBL GO wireless speaker system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

Travel Retail Innovations will highlight the JBL GO wireless speaker system along with other electronic and audio products at the TFWA Asia Pacific next month.

Braun wraps up 2015 IAADFS duty free show with positive new leads

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

Braun has reported a successful showing at last month's exhibition, noting strong visitor interest in its beauty and travel essentials concepts and new product lines.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Hong Kong International Airport calls key consumer technology tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for the Audio/Visual/Electronics concession at Hong Kong International.

Beirut Duty Free opens expanded electronics store and offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened an expanded 225sq m electronics store at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport with a broader product offer.

Travel Retail Innovations adds Belkin to its EMEA distribution network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Travel Retail Innovations has inked a deal to distribute Belkin International’s range of consumer electronics throughout Europe, Middle East and Asia travel retail.

Cabeau aims to turn coach class into first class with travel pillow range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Cabeau will highlight its range of travel pillows and accessories at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, with an aim to offer travellers a restful experience.

Navjack adds a touch of luxury to mobile and tablet accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

The Navjack brand of luxury smartphone and tablet protective covers will be presented by Travel Retail Distribution Group at the IAADFS show in Orlando.

Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur improves Wi-Fi to keep passengers connected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur will this month offer free and unlimited 100 meg broadband Wi-Fi to passengers, crew and staff at Nice and Cannes Airports.

Braun updates Series 9 and Silk-épil 9 lines for IAADFS Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/15

Braun will unveil the next-generation Series 9 shavers and Silk-épil 9 epilators, updated with new features, as well as the Satin Hair PowerPerfection hairdryer line.

Lifetrons wins Best Inflight Product at ARC Asia-Pacific awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

Lifetrons Switzerland took home the Best Inflight Product award at the recent Airline Retail Conference (ARC) Asia-Pacific, which took place in Hong Kong.

Travel Blue to present its largest range of travel accessories in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

Aiming to offer a ‘one-stop’ accessory shop at IAADFS, Travel Blue has expanded its Americas team to meet a demand for its products in both North and South America.

Alipay and Hana Bank launch online payment service for Chinese in Korea

Source: Korean Times; Korean Herald; The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free is one of the first retailers to allow the growing number of Chinese tourists to South Korea to allow online payments in its stores.

Nuance retains consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

HONG KONG. Nuance has won the tender for the consumer electronics concession at Hong Kong International Airport, retaining the contract for the third time.

Travel Blue plans Americas expansion with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Travel Blue has named Andrea Rivas as Sales Manager for key travel retail and domestic accounts in South America, and will soon add to its North American team.

Pasco expands airline presence and extends product range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

Electronics distributor Pasco is developing exclusive bundling and packaging solutions for inflight retail and seeking new sales channels as it pursues growth.

Xhibit Corp seeking to sell SkyMall after it files for bankruptcy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Inflight retailer goes bankrupt, citing a highly competitive industry and increased use of electronic devices and Wi-Fi on planes as key reasons for decline.

Points and Collinson Latitude join forces in global loyalty market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

An extended partnership will enable both companies to offer more products and services to loyalty programmes worldwide with a focus on e-commerce shopping.

Coindrum expands services to Ireland West Airport Knock

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

IRELAND. Coindrum, which allows passengers to convert unwanted Euros into airport retail vouchers, expands in Ireland after launching at Dublin Airport.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.

St Pancras International launches mobile app for railway users

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

UK. The StP App provides commuters with details about the London train station and the St Pancras area and includes special retail offers and travel information.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

LS travel retail opens gifts and technology stores at Dallas/Fort Worth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/14

USA. LS travel retail North America has opened two new stores at Dallas/Fort Worth International: Texas Territories in Terminal B and iStore in Terminal A.

LS travel retail Pacific opens stand-alone tech2go unit at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/14

NEW ZEALAND. LS travel retail Pacific has opened its first stand-alone tech2go store at Auckland Airport, offering a range of gadgets, headphones and accessories.

Exertis Arc Telecom aims to extend footprint in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

Consumer electronics brand and accessories distributor Exertis Arc Telecom is aiming to enhance its travel retail presence across the Middle East.

Capi kicks off promotional campaign for YotaPhone 2 at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

Promotional activities for YotaPhone 2 - hailed as the world’s first smartphone with two faces - began on 3 December and will continue across Europe and South Africa.

Capi and Philips go Dutch in limited edition shaver launch at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

Capi and Philips have teamed up to create the limited edition Holland Heritage shaver, aimed at airport travellers, and presented in Delft blue print gift packaging.

Montblanc launches accessories collection for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

The collaborative collection marries Samsung’s advanced S Pen technology with Montblanc’s latest writing instruments, the Pix Pen and e-Starwalker Pen.

Nice Airport calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

FRANCE. Nice tender process continues apace; the airport authority issues the duty free tender documents, and calls for tenders for fashion and hi-tech products.