Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 23 December 2014


Dubai Duty Free’s Salah Tahlak elected to board of leading global tennis body

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Senior Vice President Salah Tahlak has been voted onto the board of the prestigious 12-member WTA Global Tournament Council.

New group formed as Heathrow sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings today completed the sale of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports; they now make up a new group, AGS Airports Ltd.

Tourvest Inflight Retail Services hosts crew awards and training event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest’s Ambassador and Sales Person Awards taught valuable inflight retailing skills and offered prizes worth a total of US$6,000.

Bhavesh Patel named to key commercial and concessions role at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

USA. Bhavesh Patel, who was Director of Concessions at Tampa International, has taken on a role overseeing commercial and concessions at Denver Airport.

Erik Juul-Mortensen unanimously re-elected as TFWA President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Juul-Mortensen will serve a sixteenth term as President after a unanimous vote by the TFWA management committee.

TRT launches ‘A Stylish Service’ Online Training programme for ISPY2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

Travel Retail Training will increase the effectiveness of cabin crew through a new five-module training program launched for ISPY2015.

Australia Pacific Airports Corporation CEO Chris Woodruff to resign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Woodruff will resign from the company, which owns and operates Melbourne and Launceston airports, by no later than 30 June 2015.

People of the Year Survey: have your say on travel retail's top executives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/14

Each year The Moodie Report recognises those individuals who most advanced the industry’s cause. This year we are asking you to contribute to the findings.

Allen Hong joins Hanwha Galleria in key duty free retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

SOUTH KOREA. The much-respected Allen Hong joins the prominent Daejeon-based department store retailer as Duty Free Retail Division Director.

Elie Maalouf joins InterContinental Hotels Group as Americas CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

USA. The former HMSHost President and CEO sets his sights on a different part of the travel experience with a key role at the leading hotel company.

Furla announces new creative partnership with Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

The Italian leathergoods company has teamed up with the top photographer as part of a marketing strategy aimed at further international growth.

Pandora recognises retail sales staff for excellence customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

In a first for travel retail, Pandora’s sales team at Cyprus Airports Duty Free has achieved a perfect score for the brand’s 2014 mystery shopping programme.

Alpha LSG’s OMG! Awards honour Thomson Airways cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

UK. A major awards event closes a two-day conference for Thomson Airways' cabin crew and management, organised by the carrier's partner Alpha LSG.

Carrie Soderstrom joins Maui Jim as Brand Manager for Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

Carrie Soderstrom will be responsible for developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives for Maui Jim's global duty free and travel retail accounts.

Dufry to sponsor class of 25 students in Hand in Hand for Haiti school

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

HAITI. Dufry’s commitment to the Hand in Hand for Haiti sponsorship programme will help to support needy students at the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable.

Cyril Camus saluted for contribution to China-France relations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Cyril Camus, CEO of Camus Cognac, is among 50 distinguished people who have been honoured for their contribution to China-France relations.

Perth Airport announces Colin Beckett as new Chairman to the Board

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

AUSTRALIA. Colin Beckett will join the Board of Directors in January 2015 and succeed David Crawford as Chairman in March 2015 upon the latter’s retirement.

The Dreyfuss Group focuses on North America with new sales appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Alastair Henderson has been named Regional Sales Manager North America, effective 1 October, as the region becomes an increasing focus for the company.

Dufry names Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes to head Region America II

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

SOUTH AMERICA. Dufry has named Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes as Chief Operating Officer of Region America II, succeeding José Carlos Rosa.

Elizabeth Arden names supermodel Karlina Caune global brand ambassador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

Arden has inked an agreement with supermodel Karlina Caune to be the new global face of the brand, beginning with the spring/summer 2015 ad campaigns.

Ralph Bou Nader joins La Sultane De Saba as International Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

Ralph Bou Nader, formerly of VF Corp, has joined the French spa and beauty brand as International Sales Director, responsible for all its travel retail activities worldwide.

Kipling strengthens travel retail team with two key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling has appointed Salvatore Scalia as International Sales Manager and Olivier Bioul as Travel Retail Manager Asia Pacific.

Shooting the lights out: Denise Kennedy wins Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

UAE. Denise Kennedy is this year’s Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup champion, after scoring a staggering 89 stableford points over the two-day tournament in Dubai.

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.