Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 25 April 2014


Leadership changes at Lotte Duty Free as Hong-Kyun Lee takes top role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Former Lotte Duty Free CEO Won-Joon Lee is replaced by Hong-Kyun Lee in group reshuffle. UPDATED STORY

New Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller to attend TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

Brown-Forman keeps it in the family as Chris Fletcher, grandson of Frank Bobo – Jack Daniel’s fifth Master Distiller – takes up the torch for the whiskey brand.

New speakers named for FAB 2014 as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. A strong speakers’ line-up is taking shape for the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June. The event, which showcases the best in travel-related food & beverage worldwide, is hosted by Copenhagen Airports and organised by The Moodie Report.

Westfield appoints Joe Waller to senior business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

USA. Westfield has named Joe Waller as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing within its growing Airports division.

Capella Industries grows travel retail team as business expands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

The maker of Lambretta watches announces two new appointments to its travel retail sales team as the company looks to grow its travel retail presence.

Luxury goods brand Bally names Pablo Coppola as Design Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Swiss luxury label Bally has appointed Pablo Coppola to head design; in other news, Tommaso Beretta joins as Travel Retail Sales Specialist.

TFWA enlists Colin Powell as World Exhibition conference keynote

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The former US Secretary of State will address conference delegates at TFWA World Exhibition on “leadership in challenging times”.

Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

Doutzen Kroes named as face of new Calvin Klein fragrance

Source: Women's Wear Daily (WWD) - 08/04/14

Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes will be the face of the Calvin Klein fashion label’s latest female fragrance, Reveal, which is due out in September this year.

Richard Thorpe starts new venture with RT Travel Retail Consultants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Well known industry executive Richard Thorpe creates a new venture, RT Travel Retail Consultants, and says the move comes at an "exciting time".

HMSHost's Sarah Naqvi a finalist in Maryland technology awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

USA. Sarah Naqvi contends for 'Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer of the Year' in the Tech Council of Maryland's 26th Annual Industry Awards.

Lupita Nyong’o joins Lancôme as brand ambassadress

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/14

Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal as Patsey in the film 12 Years a Slave, is Lancôme’s new brand ambassadress.

Dalton DF launches Latin American marketing and distribution service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

ARGENTINA. Seasoned industry executives Claudio Boccanfuso and Eduardo Berger are combining to launch Dalton DF, based in Buenos Aires.

SSP appoints former WHSmith travel retail head to key role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

UK. Simon Smith, formerly WHSmith Travel Managing Director, will become CEO of SSP UK & Ireland in June as Mark Angela moves to a new role in the company.

Colin Matthews to step down as Heathrow CEO; successor is sought

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

UK. Colin Matthews will step down as CEO of Heathrow Airport later this year, once the new Terminal 2 has opened. The company is seeking a successor.

Hudson Group makes senior business diversity appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

USA. The retailer has hired experienced lawyer and airport executive Courtney Thornton to the important role overseeing its relationships with minority partners.

In memoriam: Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani

Source: Travel Markets Insider* - 01/04/14

With regret we report the deaths of Ash Ramchandani and Dinesh Indru Dadlani, from prominent travel retail companies in Aruba and Jamaica respectively.

Tyko Travel Retail appoints Janice Smith as European Sales Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

Smith will be responsible for developing current European accounts and securing new inflight opportunities for Tyko’s top brands, including breo and Hippie Chic.

Chocolat Frey expands travel retail team as Jacques Isler retires

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

Two new members will help to develop Chocolat Frey's Middle East and Americas markets, as Export Manager Travel Retail Jacques Isler retires at the end of May.

Coty confirms Clémence Poésy as face of new Chloé feminine fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

Clémence Poésy will be the face of the new Chloé feminine fragrance from licensee Coty, which will be launched in September.

Stéphane Moinard named Sales Director Europe of Grand Marnier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle, the producer of orange Cognac liqueur Grand Marnier, has named Stéphane Moinard as Sales Director Europe.

Leading chef Dani García talks passion and provenance in food & beverage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

SPAIN. Dani García, one of the leading figures of the Spanish culinary scene, speaks to The Moodie Report about his influences and the airport F&B offer.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

The Moodie Report Interview: ACI Europe’s Olivier Jankovec

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

EUROPE. Commercial revenues are critical to European airports’ drive to “de-risk” the business, says ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec in this interview.

Altia names Carlsberg Group's Pekka Tennilä as new Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/14

Pekka Tennilä will join the state-owned company in June 2014 from his most recent positions as Carlsberg Group CEO Baltics and CEO of the Aldaris Brewery.

WDFG honours William Grant & Sons' Charles Gordon at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/14

World Duty Free Group held a Glenfiddich promotion at Glasgow Airport to celebrate the life of the late William Grant & Sons Life President Charles Gordon.

Pandora appoints David Butler as In-Flight Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/14

The travel retail arm of the Danish jewellery supplier has announced the appointment of David Butler as its new In-Flight Sales Director, effective 1 April.

Dr Jung Chang-Soo resigns suddenly as Incheon President & CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation President and CEO Dr Jung Chang-Soo unexpectedly resigned from his position this week.

Travel research firm m1nd-set names new appointments amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/14

SWITZERLAND.The Swiss travel market research agency has expanded its team with three new appointments including Pablo Saez Gil as Senior Project Manager.

Budapest Airport appoints Patrick Bohl to head retail and advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

HUNGARY. The experienced route development and strategy executive takes a new role following a management reorganisation at Budapest Airport.

Andrew Gardiner to leave Sydney for top Melbourne commercial role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

AUSTRALIA. Andrew Gardiner, General Manager Retail for Sydney Airport, is joining Melbourne Airport, replacing Dan Cappell, The Moodie Report reveals.

Changi rewards 'stalwarts' of airport community for service excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

SINGAPORE. Members of the airport community were recognised for their service contributions at Changi’s 2014 Annual Airport Celebration ceremony.

Dubai Duty Free goes car free for a day for environmental cause

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/14

UAE. The retailer has been encouraging staff and management to leave their vehicles at home to support Dubai Municipality's ‘Car Free Day’ initiative.

Linda Allario to retire as DFS General Merchandise Manager for Beauty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

HONG KONG. Linda Allario, one of the most influential executives in travel retail beauty, is retiring from her senior role with DFS after 18 years. UPDATED STORY.

Max Williams to leave Tourvest Duty Free for Big Retail role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Max Williams will leave Tourvest at the end of the month to head up new company Big Retail, managing AirAsia’s retail operations.

Estée Lauder makes new Global Corporate Innovation appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

Guillaume Jesel, currently of MAC Cosmetics, has been named Senior Vice President/General Manager, Global Corporate Innovation, effective 31 March.

Brown-Forman announces new travel retail appointments globally

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

New appointments include Hannah Lyons, Claire Brockwitz and Shirley Sum in various managerial roles, based in the USA, London and Hong Kong respectively.

The Kirkwood Group appoints Bill Harvey to represent brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

WFH Travel Retail's Bill Harvey has been appointed to represent the Canadian sales and marketing agency’s drinks portfolio in travel retail, effective 1 February.

Muscat Duty Free supports Philippines typhoon victims with charity walk

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free held a charity walk on 1 February to support victims of the recent typhoon in the Philippines - and there is still a chance to donate.

Tourvest group names Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Leading tourism to travel retail company Tourvest has appointed Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member.

Estée Lauder signs up model Stephanie Seymour

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

Estée Lauder has signed "ultimate modern beauty icon" Stephanie Seymour as a spokesmodel to represent the brand in global advertising campaigns.

In memoriam: Arnold Schmied Sr, Co-Founder, Silhouette International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

Arnold Schmied Sr, who co-founded the Austrian eyewear company in 1964 with his wife, passed away on Friday at the age of 89, after a long illness.

Muriel Zingraff-Shariff leaves role as Heathrow Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/14

UK. Highly regarded Heathrow Airport Retail Director Muriel Zingraff-Shariff has left the company, to be replaced in the role by Max Vialou-Clark.

Criollo Supreme Brands appoints agent for Northern and Central Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/14

The Belgium-based wine and spirits agent will work with experienced executive Dennis Krieg to extend the reach of its brand portfolio in Europe.

Kirsi Puntila to join Altia as Regional Brands Marketing Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/01/14

Puntila joins the liquor company from her most recent post as Global Marketing Manager at Pernod Ricard’s The Absolut Company in Stockholm.

Inaugural OMG! Awards honour Monarch Airlines cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/14

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

'Family Spirit' Series: Can Steven Goldstein strike gold a second time?

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

Continuing our Family Spirit series, we profile one of the great pioneers of duty free, Steven Goldstein, and examine his latest entreprenuerial brainwave.

Cartier promotes Michael Guenoun to Managing Director Travel Retail Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

Cartier has promoted Michael Guenoun to the role of Managing Director Travel Retail Asia, effective 1 January. He joined the company in 2005.

Hudson Group chief becomes ‘Undercover Boss’ for TV show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/14

President & CEO Joe DiDomizio went undercover in his company as a newsstand sales associate, barista and replenishment buyer for a US reality show.

DFASS brings in Anthony Fletorides to head up European operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/14

EUROPE. With its concession set to commence with Virgin Atlantic in April, DFASS has taken on the former Tourvest Duty Free Chief Merchandise Executive.