Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 18 April 2014

CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY

Sim Local to open three new stores at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

UK. The SIM card retailer will open three mores stores at Heathrow by June and aims to expand its travel retail model to other international airports.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Capi counts down to launch of Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

The Galaxy S5, regarded as Samsung’s flagship smartphone, will be available together with Gear smartwatches at all Capi locations from 11 April.

Qatar Duty Free adds Samsung Galaxy S5 at Doha International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DOHA. Qatar Duty Free is poised to extend its Samsung offer at Doha tomorrow (11 April) with the addition of the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

Pasco to showcase camcorder sunglasses and charger in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Electronics company Pasco, which distributes products in travel retail, will showcase its new camcorder sunglasses and portable charger at TFWA Asia Pacific.

SKROSS to present its latest products at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

The Swiss travel specialist will highlight existing products and introduce the brand’s new POS concept during the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore next month.

Braun to present new cruZer clean shave range at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

Comprising the cruZer5 and cruZer6 shavers, the new range will be exhibited alongside the Silk-épil and Satin Hair hair dryer ranges in Singapore next month.

Capi launches Mando Footloose electric bike at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

Mando Footloose is being hailed as the world’s first electric chainless bike, combining freedom of movement with high-end automotive technology.

Braun names Jessica Alba as new beauty brand ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

The actress and beauty icon is "the perfect ambassador to talk about the role beauty and our products play in helping women to feel their best," according to Braun.

Concessions International opens new bars with iPad ordering system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/02/14

Samuel Adams Atlanta Brew House and Dos Equis Explorer’s Lounge has opened at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson's Concourse B with iPad-enabled ordering systems.

Braun to present new Silk-épil brush and Oral-B toothbrushes in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

Braun will bring to Orlando a new facial cleansing brush for its Silk-épil epilation range and two new Oral-B premium toothbrushes in a stylish black design.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics adds a little Extra brightness

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

Bobbi Brown has extended its Extra Bright skincare collection with the creation of Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream, on-counter this month in travel retail.

Electronics chain Maplin tests travel retail potential with Glasgow store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

UK. The well-known UK and Ireland high street retailer will try out a new concept with its first ever airport store, operating initially on a one-year trial basis.

Scorpio launches Kiehl’s on British Airways as thumbsUp! offer takes off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

Scorpio Worldwide announces the launch of Kiehl’s onboard British Airways from May 2014 as it reports a positive response to its new thumbsUp! range.

Philadelphia Airport hails Jet Rock Bar & Grill and InMotion performance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/14

USA. Jet Rock Bar & Grill and InMotion Entertainment have been recognised for their latest quarterly performance by Philadelphia International Airport.

Schiphol set to complete striking Lounge 1 retail investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group is close to completing a deeply ambitious multi-million Euro renovation of Lounge 1 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Airports Company South Africa issues OR Tambo speciality retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The company has issued a request for bids for 13 stores at Johannesburg Airport, including jewellery, electronics and foreign exchange.

Automated luxury retail arrives at Detroit Metropolitan with Utique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/14

USA. Created by AVT, the kiosk offers travellers a range luxury and personal items, including gifts, gadgets, electronics, and skincare items.

Schiphol passengers play Secret Santa in Philips Christmas giveaway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/13

Philips Global Travel Retail has launched a 'Gift of Innovation' promotion at Schiphol, giving travellers the chance to give away a selection of Philips products this month.

Travel Blue becomes first partner with Insight Travel Retail Consultants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/13

UK. Garry Stoner's newly-established consultancy will support Travel Blue’s travel retail distribution strategy for its latest range of USB devices.

Caxton TX unveils mobile app that converts currency in a snap

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/13

UK. The first mobile app from the UK foreign exchange expert and prepaid currency card provider features instant currency conversion.

Philips unveils new brand direction centred on innovation and people

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/13

The new positioning, supported by the launch of a digital storytelling platform, includes the brand line “innovation and you” and a redesign of the Philips shield.

Braun calls on partners to grow appliances category in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/13

Braun President Austin Lally is aiming to substantially grow category sales of Small Domestic Appliances in travel retail by working with industry partners.

AM International introduces De’Longhi and Kenwood into travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/11/13

Last month’s TFWA World Exhibition saw the travel retail launch of leading appliance brands De’Longhi and Kenwood, handled by AM International GmbH.

Arlanda builds ‘shopping destination’ credentials as Nuance extends in T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/13

SWEDEN. Nuance is bringing a diverse array of new stores and concepts to an exciting retail development at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport T5 Pier A.

Scorpio Worldwide to highlight new gadgets and gizmos in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/13

Scorpio Worldwide has added UK toy and gadget brand thumbsUp! to its portfolio and will highlight a refreshed Travel Easy range at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Travel Blue takes the wraps off its new TECH range for Cannes showing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/13

The travel accessories company has revealed details of two products within its ‘Connect and Charge’ range to be launched at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Electronics group Samsung opens pop-up store at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13

DENMARK. Consumer electronics company Samsung has opened a pop-up shop at Copenhagen Airport, carrying smartphones, cameras and laptops.

Philip Stein targets travel retail expansion with Sleep Bracelet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/13

Utilising Natural Frequency Technology that is believed to improve quality of sleep, the Sleep Bracelet is a “perfect fit” for travellers and inflight crew.

Capi Global returns to Cannes with brand new marketing concepts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/13

Following the integration of Capi Trading, Sea & Sky Supply and Dufri Global Lifestyle, Capi Global returns to Cannes with a new ‘Gifting Table’ concept.

Crystal Media Shops wins tender for Madrid Barajas electronics stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/13

SPAIN. The company said it beat off international competitors to win the contract to operate the two outlets in Terminal 4.

LS travel retail North America opens iStore, Porsche Design at JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/09/13

US. The two new stores embrace 1,500sq ft of space and are expected to generate about US$23 million in sales over the contract term.

Travel Blue targets modern travellers' 'Connect and Charge' needs

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/09/13

The new TECH by Travel Blue targets the modern day traveller with a complete range of adaptors, USB chargers, headphones, speakers and cables.

Braun highlights three grooming products at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/09/13

The German consumer technology specialist will focus on its °CoolTec dry shaver, Silk-épil SkinSpa and Satin Hair 7 SensoCare styler in Cannes next month.

Nuance Australia launches limited edition Beats Australia headphones

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/13

In a worldwide exclusive, a limited edition set of Beats by Dr Dre headphones goes on sale today at Nuance Australia stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane airports.

Capi asks travellers to nominate products for innovation awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/13

GERMANY. Travellers passing through Berlin Tegel Airport can choose from 24 products on display in the Capi Innovation Awards 2013.

Philips Global Travel Retail to debut new Disney lighting line in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/13

Philips will present at the TFWA World Exhibition over 25 travel retail bestsellers plus the first products from its global partnership with Disney.

Braun names Sebastian Vettel as new global ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/09/13

Triple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel will be the face of Braun's new shaver campaign, ‘Hold on to your Dreams’ starting this autumn.

Capi launches new Beats by Dr Dre headphones at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/09/13

Capi has launched the latest headphones from Beats by Dr Dre – the Beats Studio 2.0 – in its stores at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ahead of domestic markets.

Nuance-Watson (HK) launches latest Shure SE846 earphones in HKIA stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/09/13

Nuance-Watson (HK) has launched the new Shure SE846 Quad Driver Sound Isolating Earphones ahead of the Hong Kong domestic market.

Sydney Airport opens exclusive travel retail concept in domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/13

AUSTRALIA. Nuance Australia has opened StudioT2, a 290sq m fashion and lifestyle emporium tailored to Sydney Airport’s domestic passengers.

DFS and L’Oréal Luxe Travel Retail debut Clarisonic in Asian and North American travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/13

Clarisonic, the big new launch from L’Oréal, launches into Asian and North American travel retail with DFS Group.

Dixons Travel opens new concept store at Heathrow Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/13

UK. The new Dixons Travel concept store marks its launch at Heathrow Terminal 5 today with a live concert and meet-and-greet by boy band Union J.

Ex-Mars man Martyn Westbury opens new travel retail frontiers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/13

Mars International’s former Travel Retail Manager Martyn Westbury reflects on his 33 years with the confectionery company, and on the excitement of a new challenge.

TobyRich looks to land SmartPlane, other micro gadgets in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/13

German company TobyRich is targeting travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes in a bid to expand the distribution of its smart phone-controlled micro gadgets.

Persian Duty Free extends electronics and fashion amid store investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/13

IRAN. Persian Duty Free has opened a new electronics accessories department and reconfigured its premium fashion offer at Tehran International Airport.

Dixons Travel unveils ‘store of the future’ at Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/13

UK. The new Dixons Travel concept in Gatwick South Terminal has created a blueprint that will be applied to other outlets in the retailer's portfolio.

Braun °CoolTec wins 2013 red dot product design award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/13

Braun’s latest innovation in electric shaving was noted for its shape, design and handling by judges in the 2013 red dot product design awards.

Electronic accessories brand Breffo in travel retail sales drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/13

Electronics accessories brand Breffo is partnering travel retail specialist New Thing to target the channel with its Spiderpodium smartphone and tablet holder.

Hudson Group brings Natalie’s Candy Jar and Maxiga to Lambert-St Louis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/13

USA.The retailer has added confectionery and gifts concepts as it continues its build out after securing the speciality retail concession in February.