Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 09 February 2016


Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago names Hayden Newton as GM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Tasked with implementing the authority’s strategic plan, he has been acting in the position of General Manager for more than two years.

OTG appoints Cassandra Bozeman to global business development position

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

USA. Previously responsible for non-traditional restaurant development of Wendy's International, Bozeman brings 20 years of leadership experience.

Justin Weston and Ian Taylor leave key travel retail roles at William Grant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

Major changes within William Grant & Sons' travel retail division as Managing Director Justin Weston and Head of Marketing Ian Taylor move on.

FILTR appoints Charlotte Hamel as Strategy & Consulting Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

IRELAND. Hamel, who has held roles at Luxottica and L’Oréal, will be based at FILTR’s newly created European office in Dublin, Ireland.

Real Estate appointment completes new-look Zürich Airport management

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport completes a restructure by naming Daniel Scheifele as Chief Real Estate Officer, while new commercial chief Stefan Gross begins.

Vino Volo names Brian Holtman as Director of Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

USA. Wine retailer Vino Volo has named Brian Holtman as Director of Development. Holtman previously oversaw the concessions programme at JFK T5.

A message of thanks from The Moodie Report Founder & Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/16

UK/INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Founder and Chairman Martin Moodie thanks his many friends and colleagues who have wished him well after surgery.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin named Retail CEO of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his outstanding contribution to travel retail by a leading finance title.

Changi Airport Group names Teo Chew Hoon to key airside concessions role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group Senior Vice President Airside Concessions Ivy Wong will take on a new role in group finance. She will be replaced by Teo Chew Hoon.

Zippo appoints Richard Finlow as Senior Vice President Global Sales  

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

USA. Zippo has promoted Richard Finlow to the position of Senior Vice President Global Sales. He has been with the company since 2010.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Chairman of King Power, to receive honorary degree

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

UK. The University of Leicester is to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws on King Power International Group Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

Alpha LSG strengthens leadership team with two senior appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

UK. Alpha LSG names Richard Wood as Managing Director, responsible for its Heathrow operations, and Paul Gurnell as UK Sales and Marketing Director.

Alex Cook and Nick Sutton create new retail marketing & design agency FILTR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

SINGAPORE. The name of the new Singapore agency was drawn from an unusual source of inspiration. A coffee house menu.

OTG names Brian Britton as President as it files for Initial Public Offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG hires former Levy Restaurants and Disney executive Brian Britton as President amid a momentous period for the US company.

Chris Madsen named to key commercial role at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/01/16

USA. Chris Madsen has been named Deputy Aviation Director for Business and Properties at Phoenix Sky Harbor, overseeing the leasing of airport space.

Bottega appoints Claudia Gamberucci as new Area Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

Claudia Gamberucci has been named Bottega Area Manager for the Middle East, Greece, Cyprus and Malta. She replaces Nives Perin and joins an all-female team.

Sue Fox named Estée Lauder VP/General Manager Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

UK. The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Sue Fox as Vice President/General Manager Travel Retail Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Industry stalwart Martin Petchey set to leave World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/16

UK. After almost 40 years of service to travel retail, well respected World Duty Free Group Chief Commercial Officer Martin Petchey is moving on.

Lotte Duty Free appoints Jeffrey Davis to head new Innovation Team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. "We will wow the consumer with innovation from the shop floor to online," vows new head of Lotte Duty Free Merchandising Innovation team.

HK Lee replaced as Lotte Duty Free CEO after downtown licence loss

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. The much-respected company veteran appears to be an early victim of the government's widely criticised new downtown duty free licence system

Graziani and Ingyu Han to lead new Hotel Shilla Travel Retail Business unit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/12/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla Co President Ingyu Han and former Nuance CEO Roberto Graziani are named Presidents of the new Travel Retail division.

Inspiring individuals: The Moodie Report names its People of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report's People of the Year recognises individuals whose deeds and attitudes advanced the industry’s cause and reputation in 2015.

Paradies Lagardère makes senior appointments to food & beverage team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/15

USA. Paradies Lagardère appoints Daniel Bent and Dave Wagner to senior roles as it seeks to strengthen its North American food & beverage management team.

Erik Juul-Mortensen elected as TFWA President for another year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

INTERNATIONAL. Erik Juul-Mortensen, President of TFWA since 1999, has been elected for a further year, as the association embarks on a strategic review.

Moodie Jobs: Gate Retail Onboard seeks to fill multiple vacancies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

UK. Leading inflight services provider Gate Retail Onboard is seeing to fill a variety of vacancies at its London Luton Airport operation via The Moodie Report.

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail seeks Key Account Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is seeking to fill an important vacancy, for a Key Account Manager, via The Moodie Report's Jobs service.

SSP America names Bob Stanton as VP Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

NORTH AMERICA. SSP America appoints Bob Stanton, who has 30 years of experience in retail and hospitality, as Vice President of Business Development.

Portland Design names Charles Billot as Digital Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

UK. Charles Billot joins Portland Design in the newly created position of Digital Director as the consultancy looks to enhance its digital competencies.

Colm McLoughlin captures major accolade for business leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/12/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin was named Best Business Leader in Retail at the MENAA Business Leaders Awards.

André van den Berg appointed to top commercial post at Schiphol Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

THE NETHERLANDS. Described as "an inspired professional" by President & CEO Jos Nijhuis, the experienced van den Berg takes over key post next April.

Dufry's Gustavo Fagundes is named new ASUTIL President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

LATIN AMERICA. In dual announcements, ASUTIL confirms its new officers and names Santiago, Chile as its 2016 congress venue.

Churchill’s Confectionery appoints Jo Willey as Travel Retail Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

UK. Jo Willey joins family-run Churchill's Confectionery as Travel Retail Manager, replacing Kim Winston who will move to another area of the company.

Perfect mystery shopping score for Pandora man in Birmingham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

UK. One lucky salesman scored 100% in Pandora’s 2015 mystery shopping programme and was rewarded with a visit to Thailand.

Brown-Forman rings the management changes as Tony McIver retires

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

Tony McIver moves on; Tim Young moves up; Robinson Brown IV moves over. That's the potted story of some important changes at the US drinks company.

Neil McLeod joins Pragma Consulting from Manchester Airport Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

UK. His experience in airport operator and travel retail sectors will allow the consultant to improve the service it offers in these areas, Pragma says.

Dubai Airports’ Paul Griffiths wins Chief Executive of the Year accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

UAE. CAPA bestows honour on the CEO for successfully managing a “massive” expansion programme and runway improvement project.

The Estée Lauder Companies makes key appointments to executive team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

USA. John Demsey and Jane Hertzmark Hudis will join the company's executive team as it looks to further align its expanding portfolio of brands.

'A 6,000-strong family': Gebr Heinemann captures major award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

GERMANY. "This is an accolade for all Heinemann employees around the world," says a delighted Gunnar Heinemann as the company collects a major trade award.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ticket sales to benefit Rory Foundation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

IRELAND/UAE. A percentage of ticket sales for the 2016 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at The K Club will go directly to golfer Rory McIlroy's charity foundation.

Milor Group names Artemis Couroupaki as Business Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Artemis Couroupaki has been appointed to lead Milor Group’s global new business development strategy across all channels, including travel retail.

Ulysse Nardin names Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin has appointed Olivier Scemama as Head of Travel Retail as the brand looks to increase its presence in the channel.

The Moodie Report promotes Helen Pawson to Brands Editor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Helen Pawson is promoted to one of the company's key roles as The Moodie Report seeks to take its brand coverage to a new level.

Coty unveils structural reorganisation ahead of merger with P&G

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Coty's new organisational structure will see its executive team relocate to London on completion of the merger with P&G.

Interest builds in Middle East & Africa Duty Free Conference 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. There is still time to register for the MEADFA Conference (23-24 November), which takes place in a spectacular venue by the Dead Sea.

In memoriam: Marc Gentzbourger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

With immense sadness, we report the passing of Marc Gentzbourger, one of travel retail’s brightest and best talents and an outstanding young man on every level.

Vienna Airport seeks Senior Vice President Center Management

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport begins the search to replace its highly regarded commercial chief Adil Raihani, via Deloitte and The Moodie Report.

Paul Topping honoured with Frontier Lifetime Achievement Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. After Flemingo International Director Paul Topping is honoured with a Lifetime Achievement by Frontier, we track his travel retail career.

Women in Travel Retail raises over €20,000 in Cannes fund-raising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/10/15

“The generosity of this industry never fails to amaze me,” declares WDF’s Sarah Branquinho after a WiTR event in Cannes was boosted by last-minute donations.

Radley announces appointment of Alan Stone-Wigg as COO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

British handbag and accessories company Radley + Co has named Alan Stone-Wigg as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective January 2016.

Ever Rich Chairman Simon Chiang wins Special Achievement Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

TAIWAN. Leadership in charity works and efforts to develop Taiwan's tourism industry recognised at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards.