Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 24 May 2015


Fraser Dunlop’s life to be celebrated as research fund is launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

UK. Announcing a celebration of Fraser Dunlop's life, the WDFG executive who defied medical wisdom and inspired friends, colleagues and fellow cancer sufferers.

Actor Liam Hemsworth becomes the face of Diesel Only The Brave

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

Australian actor Liam Hemsworth – best known for his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games – is the new face of Diesel Parfums’ Only The Brave.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Coty confirms Stacy Martin will front debut Miu Miu fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

French-English actress Stacy Martin will be the global face of the first Miu Miu feminine fragrance, which will be introduced by Coty in September.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.

Rakhita Jayawardena named as Sri Lankan Airlines CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

SRI LANKA. Veteran aviation executive Rakhita Jayawardena has been named Director and CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines and its sister airline Mihin Lanka.

Andrew Ford to leave DFS Group to pursue other opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/15

HONG KONG. DFS Group Vice President Global Business Development Andrew Ford to leave in July after a substantial contribution to the retailer's growth.

Radley appoints new CEO as it continues to chart global expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

British handbag and accessories company Radley + Co has announced the appointment of Justin Stead as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 6 May.

Coty inks deal with Dree Hemingway as Chloé fragrance face

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

Coty has confirmed that actress and model Dree Hemingway will front the new signature Chloé fragrance advertising campaign, which will break this September.

Dan Cappell named Abu Dhabi Airports Acting Chief Commercial Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

UAE. A big promotion for the experienced and respected Daniel Cappell as Abu Dhabi Airports steps up its multi-facility development of aviation infrastructure.

British Airways names Vivian Tan-Loh as Commercial Manager, Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

MALAYSIA. The airline will start direct daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to London this month, with Tan-Loh overseeing its commercial activities and development.

Lotte Duty Free announces changes to 2015 line-up of brand ambassadors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. South Korean actors Cha Seung Won‬ and ‎Park Hae Jin are replacing Jang Geun Suk‬ and ‪‎Kim Hyun Joong as Lotte Duty Free’s new brand ambassadors.

Oettinger Davidoff AG appoints Carlo Motti as Head of Omni-Channel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

Carlo Motti has been announced as the new Senior Vice President Omni-Channel Retail of Oettinger Davidoff AG, officially joining the company on 1 May 2015.

Glen Williams joins Premier Portfolio in key business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Glen Williams, former Managing Director of Maxxium, will join Premier Portfolio International in the role of Business Development Director, effective 5 May.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Stansted's transformation; farewell to Fraser

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we visit London Stansted to discover more about its new F&B offer, and we celebrate the life of World Duty Free Group's Fraser Dunlop.

Hotel Shilla names Raelene Johnson Vice President Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Former Nuance Group President Roberto Graziani's influence to the fore as Shilla appoints highly regarded ex-Nuance executive Raelene Johnson.

Swarovski marks its 120th anniversary in glittering home-town style

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

Swarovski marks its 120th anniversary with a stunning celebration in Wattens, Austria, hosted by the Swarovski family and attended by partners & media.

Distell gears up for further growth with two new key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Richard Trimby succeeds Marius Fouché as Managing Director Global Travel Retail as Fouché takes on the newly created role of Distell Taiwan Managing Director.

Genie-S International appoints Ralph Bou Nader as Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Genie-S International has announced the appointment of Ralph Bou Nader as Vice President, effective immediately.

Javier Brandwain joins Authentic Brands Group in managing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

USA. New York-based Authentic Brands Group has announced the appointment of Javier Brandwain as Managing Director Latin America and Caribbean.

A tribute to Fraser Dunlop, 'our Scottish ray of sunshine'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

On 1 April, Fraser, the walking, talking miracle man, the Scottish ray of sunshine who lit up so many lives, defiant to the end, finally lost his struggle.

Buckley London strengthens UK team with three new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

Simone Filippi, Francesca Jones and Nina Jaynes join the UK jewellery company in varied roles as Buckley London continues its rapid global expansion.

In memoriam: World Duty Free Group's Elena Pareja & Fraser Dunlop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of two much-respected World Duty Free Group executives, Fraser Dunlop and Elena Pareja.

Poppy Delevingne becomes the Jo Malone London Girl

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

Jo Malone London has appointed its first ever official global face: British model, designer and fashion ambassador Poppy Delevingne.

Elio Leoni Sceti joins Coty as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

Elio Leoni Sceti, currently CEO at Iglo Group, Europe’s leading frozen food company, will join Coty as Chief Executive Offer, effective 1 July.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

In Memoriam: Don Archibald, great pioneer of New Zealand duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

NEW ZEALAND. With deep regret, we report the passing of Don Archibald, Founder of Duty Free Stores Wellington and Duty Free Stores New Zealand.

My Wine Journey: Wine critic and musician Billy Norman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Billy Norman shares his wine reviews and experiences in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing cutsomer service in travel retail.

Martell names Diane Kruger ambassador of tercentenary celebrations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

Martell Cognac has named actress and Francophile Diane Kruger as its ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary, taking place this year.

Global Spirits USA names Julius Criscione Managing Director Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Global Spirits has established an Americas business unit as it seeks to expand its global presence, appointing Julius Criscione to a key management role.

Puan Faizah Khairuddin resigns from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

MALAYSIA.The much-respected Senior General Manager of Commercial Services at Malaysia Airports, has resigned to take a career break after almost seven years.

AeroParker names Alisa Beier as Client Development Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

The former translator and customer support executive will develop and implement new business leads for the car parking and ancillary services provider.

Deputy Chairman Dermot Davitt to leave The Moodie Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt is leaving The Moodie Report to pursue other opportunities. He has played a pivotal role in the company's development since 2006.

Mars ITR strengthens global team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

Mars International Travel Retail has expanded its global team with the creation of five new positions to ensure better global coverage for the business.

William Grant & Sons appoints new Category Marketing Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

With its sights set on becoming category leader for single malts in travel retail, William Grant has named Sarah Catton as its first Category Marketing Manager.

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as new CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

UAE. Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, is Abu Dhabi Airports’ new CEO.

London Gatwick Airport names Raymond Melee Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

UK. Melee will oversee a £1 billion infrastructure investment programme. He will also work on a proposed new runway, if authorities approve the project.

Tilly Holland joins Essential Communications in marketing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Tilly Holland has been appointed Essential Communications Marketing and New Business Development Manager, effective 1 April.

Ken O’Toole named Managing Director of Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

UK. Ken O’Toole is named as the new Managing Director of Manchester Airport and Andrew Cowan becomes the group’s new Chief Strategy Officer.

Aer Rianta International announces major executive team reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

IRELAND. ARI has announced a restructuring of its senior executive team, reflecting what it says is “a more growth-orientated operating model”.

Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas to depart for UK defence role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports CEO Tony Douglas steps down to become Chief Executive of Defence Equipment & Support at the UK Ministry of Defence.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Safilo Group announces Marc Schulte as new Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

Previously from L'Oréal, Schulte will now focus on strengthening Safilo’s position in Asia, while continuing to accelerate growth in EMEA and the Americas.

Spirits group Edrington creates new European travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Spirits company Edrington has announced the creation of Edrington European Travel Retail, replacing its joint venture with Beam Suntory, Maxxium Travel Retail.

Illva Saronno names Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Italian spirits company Illva Saronno, owner of the Disaronno and Tia Maria brands, has named Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director, effective immediately.

Chablis to Craggy Range: Martin Moodie looks back on an epic Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie features in the latest instalment of our popular column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Fairn & Swanson appoints Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson (F&S) has appointed Joel Sjostrom as Chief Executive Officer. He will succeed Achim Fritzen.

Brown-Forman names Marshall Farrer to head global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

Marshall Farrer has been named as Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Managing Director. He will replace Jim Perry, who expands his emerging markets role.

Fredrik Lindh acquires Yngve Bia’s Generation Research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

SWEDEN. Generation Research, the pioneering travel retail research company formed by Yngve Bia 36 years ago, has been acquired by Fredrik Lindh.