Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 26 November 2015


Skross sets Cannes buzzing with new charge and alarm device

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

Travel accessories brand Skross made its debut at last month's TFWA World Exhibition, with a new charge and alarm cable among the product highlights.

Travel Retail Distribution Group spotlights Gigs and Sky Gear ranges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

Last month's TFWA World Exhibition saw the company focus on its Sky Gear range of travel accessories, audio brand Gigs and Ergo Plati line of back supports.

T2 begets 'Titu' as Mumbai Airport launches pioneering new App

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

INDIA. Titu is the cleverly named mascot for an advanced App that guides passengers through Mumbai's spectacular Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport T2.

Hong Kong International calls tender for audio-visual store concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders five consumer technology stores in Terminal 1 Check-In and Arrivals, with a bid deadline of 10 December.

Yangon Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in key concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/11/15

MYANMAR. Yangon Aerodrome Company today called for Expressions of Interest in several key commercial concessions at Myanmar’s main gateway.

Braun notes marked increase in European visitors to Cannes stand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

Europeans accounted for 57% of all visitors to the Braun stand at last week’s TFWA World Exhibition, as the company introduced its latest products.

Lifetrons Switzerland adds new products to its travel retail range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

Lifetrons launched new products at last week’s TFWA World Exhibition and was Highly Commended in the 2015 Frontier Awards Star Product of the Year category.

Travel Blue teams up with Fraport for Global Shopping Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

Travel Blue will be partnering with Fraport for this year's Global Shopping Forum which takes place at Frankfurt Airport next month.

Kickstarter campaign supports the launch of new Smart luggage scale

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/15

The brainchild of a softwear electronics engineer and crowd-funded, Weigh-to-Fly is an extendable luggage scale which sends real-time updates to smartphones.

Travel Blue turns on the power with Braun, Oral-B and Duracell

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/15

Selected Braun, Oral-B and Duracell products join the Travel Blue portfolio, forming a powerful line-up of consumer technology brands.

Braun spotlights new and updated products for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Braun will introduce its Series 9 shavers and a new addition to its Satin Hair Brush range at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month.

The Kase blazes an expansion trail of openings across Asia and beyond

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Outlets will open at Phnom Penh and Manila airports with further stores planned elsewhere in Asia, the Middle East and Africa before the end of the year.

Capi goes extra-large with new Schiphol Airport Lounge 2 store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

Capi’s new 280sq m outlet at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Lounge 2, one of its largest yet, includes all eight of the electronics retailer's marketing concepts.

Dutch airline lets passengers order duty free from their own devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

NETHERLANDS. TUI Group’s ArkeFly is trialling a system which allows passengers to purchase duty free products onboard flights using their own device.

Travel Retail Innovations to introduce latest Xtorm and Belkin products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

A USB-C charger and powerbank with “super-fast” charging capabilities and a wireless charging pad are two products in the spotlight at TFWA World Exhibition.

Shinsegae Duty Free to relocate flagship Busan store & open Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Momentous days for Shinsegae Duty Free as it prepares a stunning new location in Busan and begins its new Incheon Airport concessions.

Nuance claims global exclusive with Kairos smartwatch launch in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/15

HONG KONG. The mechanical smartwatch is available for the first time in travel retail at Dufry-owned Nuance’s Sound & Vision stores at Hong Kong Airport.

Dubai Duty Free takes on iHealth wireless medical devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

A range of wireless medical devices has been launched in Dubai, following a deal between distribution company Beyond Brands DMCC and Dubai Duty Free.

The Kase invites Trinity Forum 2015 delegates to personalise their phones

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Trinity Forum sponsor Kase, which specialises in customising smartphones and tablets, offers delegates the chance to personalise their devices.

United Airlines App aids airport navigation with interactive maps

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

USA. Interactive airport maps help passengers to quickly find retail and dining outlets, while additional location technology is being trialled in New York.

Skross launches adapter finder App for the travelling consumer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/08/15

Travel accessory company Skross has launched a new App which allows users to identify which adaptor is needed for the country they are travelling to.

LS travel retail Pacific to open four new speciality concepts at Melbourne Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific is preparing a strong presence with four speciality stores at Melbourne Airport’s Terminal 4, which opens later this month.

Frankfurt Airport App ensures nothing is lost in translation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/15

GERMANY. Reading foreign language signs at the airport can be a struggle for some – but not at Frankfurt where a new App is translating them for global travellers.

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.