Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 26 March 2015

CONFECTIONERY AND FINE FOODS

Gebr Heinemann acquires 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

NETHERLANDS. In big breaking news, Schiphol Group has sold a 60% stake in travel retail arm Schiphol Airport Retail to Gebr Heinemann. The companies have established a joint venture to operate the airside liquor, tobacco and confectionery business at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Dubai Duty Free hosts exclusive pre-launch of Lindor Fashion range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

The pre-launch promotion will run on all three concourses of Dubai International throughout the month of March, before rolling out in other locations in April.

Restaurant brand itsu in high-profile digital campaign at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

UK. Eye Airports has partnered with restaurant brand itsu to create a digital campaign around the launch of a new dining offer at London Stansted Airport.

Haribo bolsters sales team as it gears up for IAADFS show in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

The German sugar confectionery company has announced several new appointments as it prepares for Orlando, starting with Manuel Coronilla as Sales Director.

Hawaiian Host finalises acquisition of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

Hawaiian Host has finalised the purchase of Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation from The Hershey Company, and both will continue as distinct, separate brands.

ARI unveils stunning Dublin Airport Terminal 1 walk-through store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has unveiled a high-quality new walk-through retail environment at Dublin Airport T1, following an €8 million investment.

Lindt unveils ambitious plans for US market as it prepares for Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

With an aim to become the leading player in the American premium chocolate duty free sector, Lindt will present its travel retail exclusive portfolio in Orlando this month.

Wonderful Pistachios creates new travel retail merchandising units

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

New units, said to create a stronger in-store presence with a smaller floor footprint, will be showcased at this month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

The Moodie Report Interview: DFS Group's sharp new look at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. DFS North America Managing Director Polly Nelson talks about the retailer's duty free operation at New York JFK T4, following a major investment.

Lindt of Switzerland brings back a classic favourite to Easter lineup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/03/15

Lindt's iconic Gold Bunny - introduced in 1952 - leads the Swiss chocolatier’s Easter promotions of chocolates and gift packs which include lines exclusive to travel retail.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

World Duty Free Group voted winner of Delighting Travelers Award 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

World Duty Free Group’s Barcelona–El Prat Airport case study has been voted the winner of Mondelez World Travel Retail’s inaugural Delighting Travelers award.

New Lindt research offers insights into premium confectionery category

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Insights from the Lindt study include the profile of the premium confectionery shopper and what sets him/her apart from those who choose mass-market brands.

Amy Wilson to lead Hershey’s travel retail expansion in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

The Hershey Company has promoted Amy Wilson to Team Lead Europe and Strategy for World Travel Retail, responsible for driving travel retail growth in Europe.

Godiva to showcase three new collections at IAADFS show in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

The new launches will be supported by a programme of activations this year, with a special focus on developing Godiva’s Latin America and cruise line businesses.

Hawaiian Host set to present new packaging designs at IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Hawaiian Host will introduce new packaging for its America Vacation Box and a revamp of its Jewel line – now renamed 'Classic Collection' – in Orlando next month.

Moodie Jobs: Perfetti Van Melle seeks Area Manager Travel Retail Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Perfetti Van Melle is seeking an Area Manager Travel Retail Asia via Moodie Jobs, the travel retail channel's fast-growing recruitment service.

Abu Dhabi Duty Free breaks billion Dirham barrier with +10.5% revenue rise

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/02/15

UAE. Beauty up strongly (40,000 litres of fragrance sold), overall sales up by +10.5%. 2014 was a banner year for Abu Dhabi Airport Duty Free.

Alfa Brands to launch new Jelly Belly Candy Company items at IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Jelly Belly Candy Company is set to unveil new items for travel retail in the Americas, including additions to its Star Wars and BeanBoozled collections.

Lindt and Heinemann partner Federer for Frankfurt Airport promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

The tennis star will feature in a new promotion for the Swiss chocolatier that takes place this month in three Heinemann Duty Free outlets at Frankfurt Airport.

Godiva announces partnership with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Godiva has named Caroline Wozniacki – former world number one on the WTA Tour and two-time US Open Finalist – as its first-ever global celebrity ambassador.

Unlocking confectionery’s potential: Mondelez hosts inaugural webinar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

In a fresh industry initiative, Mondelez World Travel Retail today hosted its first Delighting Travelers Webinar, highlighting the size of the confectionery opportunity.

Mars and Duty Free Americas open M&M's store at JFK Terminal 7

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Mars International Travel Retail and Duty Free Americas have partnered to open an M&M's store at New York JFK T7 - the ninth such store in travel retail.

Choc Stop and Ferrero Rocher celebrate Chinese New Year at KLIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

Choc Stop International is ushering in the Chinese New Year with a promotion for Ferrero Rocher at its 2,500sq ft Satellite store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Mars ITR targets Americas growth with new products and promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

Mars International Travel Retail will introduce several novelties and outline its travel retail category strategy at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Mondelez WTR unveils line-up of case studies for first-ever webinar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

The inaugural Delighting Travelers webinar next week will feature case studies from travel retailers in Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Delhi, Paris, and Sao Paolo.

Ritter Sport to present new additions to travel retail range in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

Ritter Sport will showcase its travel retail exclusive line, including the new Choco Cubes Tin and 65g Tower, at next month's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Hershey to launch America-themed destination tins in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

The Hershey Company has extended its gifting and snacking range with new travel retail exclusive American destination tins and stand-up pouches for Orlando.

Neuhaus honours Belgian artist René Magritte with new gift boxes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

Marking the 50th anniversary of René Magritte's death, the new tin and cardboard boxes will be available in domestic and travel retail markets in May.

Mondelez World Travel Retail signs up as Platinum Sponsor of Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. Mondelez World Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Anthon Berg celebrates Chinese New Year with Quilt collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/15

Danish chocolate company Anthony Berg is celebrating the Year of the Goat with a limited-edition Quilt range, featuring chocolate-bottled liqueurs and cocktails.

Nestlé takes on the Americas with Kit Kat and new-look Nestlé SWISS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

Despite a challenging 2014 in the Americas, Nestlé ITR remains optimistic in delivering category growth in the region with its Nestlé SWISS and Kit Kat brands.

Neuhaus welcomes Easter with colourful new collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

The Easter 2015 collection presents chocolate eggs in several formats, including ballotins in Easter packaging, and is available for shipment this month.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Mondelez World Travel Retail to host inaugural Delighting Travelers webinar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

Taking place on 16-17 February 2015, the new initiative aims to provide valuable insights and best practices to unlock the potential of confectionery in travel retail.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

Neuhaus unveils gift boxes for ballotin centenary and Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

Belgian chocolatier Neuhaus has created special gift boxes in celebration of the Chinese Year of the Goat and the 100th anniversary of its ballotin creation.

The Trinity Conversations: Guylian Export Director Steven Candries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of our new video series, Guylian Export & Travel Retail Director Steven Candries talks about the issues facing his category.

Lindt posts sales spike at Kuala Lumpur in seasonal promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

Lindt has teamed up with Chocolate Sales & Supplies to stage a Lindor promotion at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where sales grew by +180% year on year.

The Trinity Conversations: The view from Mondelez World Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

In this latest edition of The Trinity Conversations, Mondelez World Travel Retail executives Anna Szentivanyi and Nicole Hatt discuss the opportunities facing confectionery.

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.

Hawaiian Host launches Chinese New Year Tin for MacNut Crunch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

Confectionery brand Hawaiian Host has released a festive red and gold MacNut Crunch tin to celebrate Chinese New Year, the Year of the Sheep.

Mondelez celebrates festive period with Christmas Toblerone sleeves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

Mondelez World Travel Retail has designed a Christmas-themed sleeve for its Toblerone 400g bar, available at selected locations throughout December.

Mondelez drives confectionery footfall at Frankfurt Airport with Oreo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

Mondelez WTR has reported increased spend and footfall at Frankfurt Airport, thanks to an Oreo promotion created in partnership with Heinemann Duty Free.

Wonderful Pistachios cracks on with travel retail progress

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

Paramount Farms’ Wonderful Pistachios brand continues to expand its travel retail footprint, particularly in South America and the Indian sub-continent.

Kreol Travel Retail announces distribution agreement with Fonterra

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/14

Kreol Travel Retail has announced that it will distribute Fonterra products, which include Anchor milk powder, in India and selected GCC airport duty free outlets.

Leonidas celebrates Chinese New Year with praline gift box

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

The limited-edition festive gift box (140g), dedicated to the Year of the Goat, contains 16 pralines which are decorated with a goat or lucky Chinese symbol.

Lindt celebrates Chinese New Year with special edition red Lindor tube

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

The 600g travel retail exclusive is Lindt's first Chinese New Year’s edition, available in key Asian airports and at destinations popular with Chinese travellers.

Villars celebrates Christmas at Geneva with 12kg chocolate giveaway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

The Swiss chocolatier has launched a Christmas promotion at Geneva Airport offering passengers the opportunity to win a year’s supply of Villars chocolate.