Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 26 November 2014


Retailer prepares to host 22nd Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free expects more than 125 players at the invitational competition, which has been bringing global industry colleagues together since 1993.

Jennifer Cords replaces Sebastian Clausen on APTRA board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Imperial Tobacco Corporate Affairs Manager Global Travel Retail Jennifer Cords replaces colleague Clausen on the board.

Ryan Hill conquers the frozen continent for Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill has raised over £14,000 for the trust after completing 250km endurance race The Last Desert Challenge.

Estée Lauder adds Kendall Jenner to spokesperson roster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Estée Lauder beefs up its social media reach by signing model Kendall Jenner – described as the “ultimate Instagirl” – as its latest face.

The Moodie Report Interview: On century duty with Puig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

In July Spanish beauty-to-fashion house Puig celebrated its 100th anniversary; Martin Moodie spoke to Chairman & CEO Marc Puig about a century of achievement.

HMSHost puts winning dish on the menu at Sammy’s Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. The operator and partner Sammy Hagar have participated in an episode of cooking competition and reality television show On The Menu.

Border operator Duty Free City hosts Grand Opening in San Ysidro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

USA. The retailer hosted a day of promotions and activities at its 14,000sq ft debut location serving the border crossing between the US and Mexico.

Nestlé International Travel Retail marks King Power Thailand anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Nestlé International Travel Retail marked the 25th anniversary of King Power International Group (Thailand) with a special presentation in Cannes.

Design consultancy Portland promotes Keeley Lascelles to Associate role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UK. Leading design consultancy Portland has promoted Senior Designer Keeley Lascelles to Associate, a management position at the company.

Shoppes at Four Seasons reopens after HK$100 million renovation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

MACAU. The renovated luxury shopping mall and home of T Galleria Macau by DFS has been reopened by football superstar David Beckham.

Ryan Hill begins Antarctic ultra-marathon for the Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill submits a guest blog as he begins an extraordinary challenge in aid of the endangered Snow Leopard.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards to Thomson Airways

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards motivational initiative to Thomson Airways, with a major event planned for 2-3 December.

Guylian’s Eugène Van Herrewege to retire by the end of the year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/11/14

Guylian Export & Duty Free Manager Eugène Van Herrewege, who started working in Guylian in 1993, is set to retire after 20 years with the Belgian chocolatier.

Diageo GTME names new Regional Director for Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

EUROPE. Diageo Global Travel & Middle East has announced the appointment of Barbara Bajorat as its new Regional Director for Europe.

SSP America names Pat Banducci as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Leading F&B operator SSP America has named Pat Banducci, previously a senior figure with HMSHost, as Chief Operating Officer.

Colm McLoughlin accepts Ireland's Distinguished Service Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

IRELAND/UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin has received the prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award.

Cyprus airports’ stakeholders lend support to Breast Cancer campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

CYPRUS. Hermes Airports, CTC-ARI and The Estée Lauder Group of Companies joined forces for Breast Cancer Awareness month during October.

Miley Cyrus to front MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam 2015 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

MAC has confirmed via Twitter that Miley Cyrus is to be the brand’s Viva Glam spokesperson for 2015. The new products will be launched in January/February 2015.

Simpson becomes Terminal Retail Manager at Christchurch Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/14

NEW ZEALAND. Long-serving Christchurch Airport executive Angela Simpson has replaced Julie-Ann Beattie as the airport’s new Terminal Retail Manager.

Louis Dambrine to head LS travel retail ASPAC's Hong Kong operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/14

HONG KONG. LS travel retail ASPAC has named Louis Dambrine as its new General Manager for Hong Kong, with the move effective from next January.

Heineken Global Duty Free strengthens team with latest appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

Heineken Global Duty Free has strengthened its team with a number of key appointments, including Koos Vrijlandt as Global Account Manager for cruise lines.

Ryan Hill gets set for ‘The Last Desert’ charity race in Antarctica

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington's Ryan Hill is swapping Cannes for Antarctica as he prepares to take on 'The Last Desert' challenge in aid of the Snow Leopard Trust.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Revlon appoints David Carvalho to senior travel retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

The experienced FMCG executive has joined the company as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global Distributors, Licensees and Travel Retail.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Flemingo Foundation hosts Educate to Protect event on Children’s Day

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

SRI LANKA. The retailer’s educational campaign to inform Sri Lankan children about child abuse was launched a year ago and has reached 17,000 children so far.

Beam Suntory names David Wilson to head Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

Former Morrison Bowmore Distillers Sales & Marketing Director David Wilson is named Beam Suntory Managing Director Global Travel Retail, effective 1 October.

The Estée Lauder Companies makes key Global Philanthropy appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

The Estée Lauder Companies has named Nancy Mahon Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, reporting to William P. Lauder.

Brown-Forman builds travel retail team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has announced a number of key appointments, effective immediately, that expand its teams in North America and in Europe.

John Woodhouse to join WHSmith as General Manager Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Former Aer Rianta International and Nuance executive Woodhouse will replace Patricia Poon in the Hong Kong-based role from next week.

Travel specialist OTG appoints trio of top talent to senior leadership team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

USA. The travel restaurateur and retailer has appointed three high-level executives to key roles in its technology, restaurants and communications functions.

In Memoriam: Michael Geoghegan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

IRELAND. It is with regret that we report the passing of Michael ‘Mick’ Geoghegan, a pioneering figure in the travel retail industry with Aer Rianta International.

Incheon Airport duty free tender imminent as new CEO is appointed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The appointment of Park Wan-su after several months without a CEO at the airport is likely to reignite the planned tender process at Incheon.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail to pay tribute to Patrick Moran in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail is inviting industry members to join its team in paying tribute to the late Patrick Moran at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin to receive prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE/IRELAND. In a major accolade, Dubai Duty Free boss Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his immense commitment to Ireland, joining some of Ireland's greatest patriots and biggest achievers.

Boinay takes the reins at L’Oréal Travel Retail; as Lavernos promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Vincent Boinay becomes Managing Director L’Oréal Travel Retail succeeding the hugely respected Barbara Lavernos who assumes a key new role.

Coty’s Michele Scannavini steps down as CEO and resigns from Board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Coty’s CEO Michele Scannavini steps down from his role, and resigns from Coty’s Board of Directors. His interim replacement is Coty Chairman Bart Becht.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.

Gilbert Ghostine announced as new Chief Executive Officer of Firmenich

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

Having served recently as Diageo President Asia Pacific, Ghostine succeeds Patrick Firmenich who transitions into the role of Vice Chairman of the Board.

Grow non-aeronautical revenues to survive, urges TAV Airports President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

USA. TAV Airports President and CEO Sani Sener has argued that non-aeronautical revenues must be increased as airports face declining aviation income.

James Aquilina assumes new role at Estée Lauder Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

James Aquilina becomes VP/General Manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, Origins, Smashbox and GoodSkin Labs, Travel Retail Worldwide.

APTRA unveils Asia Pacific industry database for members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The trade association’s new tool provides contact details for airports, airlines, retailers and suppliers across the region.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail makes two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

Richard Cymberg is named Clients Management Director, while John Mangan becomes General Manager Travel Retail Europe-Middle East-Africa-India for L’Oréal.

World Duty Free CEO to leave as company implements strategy review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. José Maria Palencia will leave this year as the retailer indicates a "new impetus on business development". UPDATED WITH ANALYSIS

In Memoriam: Criollo Supreme Brands Founder & Managing Director Jo Raskin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

With great sadness we report the passing of Criollo Supreme Brands Founder and Managing Director Jo Raskin, who passed away on 12 August, aged 62.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post.

Nathan Moris appointed to key Estée Lauder Americas travel retail post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The Estée Lauder Companies has named experienced group executive Nathan Moris as its new Vice President/General Manager, Travel Retail Americas.

Dubai Duty Free’s Colm McLoughlin honoured at CEO Middle East awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the fifth edition of the CEO Middle East Awards.