Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 04 May 2015

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

Source: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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: İThe 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.

Otto Ambagtsheer to leave senior commercial role at Schiphol Group

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group Managing Director Business Area Consumers Otto Ambagtsheer is to leave the company in May for a new role.

Sean Staunton renews term as MEADFA President; new board elected

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/03/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has named Sean Staunton as President for a further two-year term and elected a new board.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

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

Source: İThe 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.

Fossil strengthens travel retail team with two new appointments

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/03/15

US lifestyle company Fossil Group has named Wolfgang Czepiczka as Director Travel Retail EMEA and James Turl as Operations Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Omar Hagi joins Kering Eyewear as Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/03/15

Omar Hagi has been named Head of Global Travel Retail and International Optical Retailers by Kering Eyewear, which owns Gucci, McQ and Saint Laurent.

Eva Rehnström named Chairperson of Nordic Travel Retail Group

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/03/15

NORDIC REGION. Viking Line's Eva Rehnström is named as Chairperson of the Nordic Travel Retail Group, replacing John Baumgarter of Inflight Service Europe.

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

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/03/15

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

Victoria Bowskill takes key role at The Moodie Report as Bob Wilby departs

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/03/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. Victoria Bowskill becomes Chief Administration Officer at The Moodie Report as Bob Wilby steps down after an outstanding contribution.

Bill Lumley moves to new consultancy role at Jordan Design

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/03/15

UK. Lumley joined Jordan Design 18 months ago as Marketing & Business Development Director, and will continue as a consultant as he develops his own freelance interests.