Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 July 2014


SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

Portland appoints Isabella Leone as new Head of Developments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. Design consultancy Portland continues to strengthen its team with the appointment of Isabella Leone as its new Head of Developments.

Red Zero 7 announces Mark Ozmen as new Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

Red Zero 7, the new specialist travel retail and duty free distribution company founded by Andy Butcher, has appointed Mark Ozmen as Commercial Director.

Tourvest celebrates Mandela Day by assisting home reconstruction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest representatives will head to South Africa’s Alexandra township to help rebuild ten homes for selected community members this week.

Edrington creates new global travel retail unit led by Tellis Baroutsis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Based in Singapore, the new business unit will begin trading from 1 October, and will be responsible for travel retail operations around the world.

Tom Fricke steps down as HMSHost CEO; Steve Johnson named successor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

ITALY. Steve Johnson has been appointed HMSHost’s new President and CEO, replacing Tom Fricke as his contract at the company comes to completion.

Treasury Wine Estates commits to growth in Middle East and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Treasury Wine Estates has boosted its Global Travel Retail team with the appointment of Daevid Warren to head up its Middle East and Africa business.

Coty announces new organisational structure and leadership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. The new organisational structure aims to reinforce the company’s growth path and strengthen its position as a global leader in beauty.

Lightfoot Marketing Asia steps up with two new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

SINGAPORE. The specialist travel retail marketing and design agency has strengthened its Singapore team with two new members: Jay Lad and Gerri Goh.

Travel restaurateur OTG names Howard Glaser as Executive Vice President

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

USA. Leading travel restaurateur OTG has named Howard Glaser, former aide to New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, as Executive Vice President.

Wolford teams up with top fashion photographer Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/14

Wolford has partnered top international fashion photographer Mario Testino to give a new spirit to the visual language of the Austrian hosiery and lingerie brand.

Hume Brophy names former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

EUROPE. Public affairs and communications consultancy Hume Brophy has appointed former MEP Brian Simpson as Senior Consultant.

Katia Egerter joins William Grant & Sons in business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

William Grant & Sons has appointed Katia Egerter, previously from Gebr Heinemann, as Business Development Manager within the European Global Travel Retail team.

TFWA celebrates 30th World Exhibition with La Croisette charity run

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

FRANCE. The ‘Show You Care With TFWA’ run on Sunday 26 October will raise funds for charitable projects supported by TFWA Care.

Coccinelle appoints Emanuele Mazziotta as Head of Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/14

The appointment of Mazziotta, previously Global Travel Retail Area Manager at Bally, is part of the company’s plan to strengthen its presence in travel retail.

Clarins Group promotes Olivier Tallot to Asia Pacific Brand Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

Previously Marketing Manager Travel Retail Asia Pacific, Olivier Tallot has been promoted to Clarins Fragrance Group Asia Pacific Brand Manager, effectively 1 July.

Spey Whisky aims to score in Asia with football icon Michael Owen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/14

Spey is looking to drive awareness in China, and across Southeast Asia generally, via a three-year partnership with the retired Premier League star.

Israel Assa named Senior VP/General Manager at Estée Lauder Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

The highly respected Israel Assa has been promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager at Estée Lauder Travel Retail Worldwide, effective 1 July.

Philippe Lesne takes top travel retail role at Shiseido

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

Philippe Lesne, currently Managing Director Travel Retail Asia Pacific at Shiseido, has been appointed Vice President Travel Retail Worldwide.

Dubai Duty Free staff conquer High Atlas Challenge for charity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

UAE/MOROCCO. Two Dubai Duty Free staff members were among a party that completed The High Atlas Challenge, raising funds for a charity in Morocco.

Andrew Carter to leave Treasury Wine Estates amid operational ‘step change’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Andrew Carter, Treasury Wine Estates' much-respected Chief Commercial Officer APAC & EMEA leaves following major internal changes.

Michael Schriver departs DFS to become President North Asia for Louis Vuitton

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

HONG KONG. Michael Schriver is to leave his role as Chief Operating Officer at DFS Group to become President of Louis Vuitton's North Asia operations.

Copenhagen Airports names Peter Krogsgaard in key commercial role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/06/14

DENMARK. Newly appointed Chief Commercial Officer Peter Krogsgaard replaces Carsten Nørland in key role at Copenhagen Airports.

Rakhita Jayawardena: 30 years in inflight retail and still going strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. We talk to inflight retail veteran Rakhita Jayawardena, named Personality of the Year at this week's Airline Retail Conference.

Airport Authority Hong Kong appoints Fred Lam Tin-Fuk as CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/14

HONG KONG. The Board of Airport Authority Hong Kong has named Fred Lam Tin-Fuk as new CEO, effective 1 October. He replaces Stanley Hui Hon-Chung.

Andrew Say triumphs in closely contested Dubai Duty Free Golf Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/14

UAE. Emirates Golf Federation member Andrew Say is the winner of the 22nd Dubai Duty Free Golf Cup, which attracted a field of well over 100 players this year.

Shekhar Grover named Diageo Global Travel Best Cruise Line Bartender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/14

Royal Caribbean International's Shekhar Grover won the title at the Diageo Reserve World Class final and will compete for Bartender of the Year at the end of July.

Dubai Duty Free supports education charity in High Atlas Challenge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/06/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free is sending two staff to take part in the High Atlas Challenge in Morocco, to help raise funds for Moroccan organisation Education For All.

Founder of world’s best restaurant throws down the gauntlet at FAB 2014

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 13/06/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of renowned restaurant Noma, challenged F&B concessionaires to create healthier concepts at FAB 2014.

EDA Australasia appoints John Kerby as new Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

AUSTRALIA. The POS and retail merchandising company has named John Kerby, who hails from the manufacturing sector, as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Inflight retailer Dutyfly Solutions names new management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

FRANCE. Inflight retailer DutyFly Solutions has named Philippe Le Goff as Managing Director, while Baptiste Duguit is appointed Sales and Marketing Director.

Revlon's Art Miller leaves company following corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

After a corporate restructure last month, Art Miller, Revlon’s long-serving and hugely-respected Managing Director for Global Travel Retail, has left the company.

ARI-Middle East names Nuno Amaral as General Manager Operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

MIDDLE EAST. Aer Rianta International-Middle East has named Nuno Amaral, long-time head of Nuance's Portuguese joint venture, as General Manager Operations.

Clogau announces new partnership with Insight Travel Retail Consultants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau is looking to further develop its international business via a partnership with Insight Travel Retail Consultants' Garry Stoner.

Flemingo names Javier Brandwain to lead Latin America & Caribbean drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. Flemingo international has named Javier Brandwain as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean, based in Montevideo.

ACI Asia-Pacific announces new President and Board of Directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Dennis Chant has been named President; with Lee Seow Hiang, Kerrie Mather, PS Nair and Rodolfo Echeverria on the Executive Committee.

Eye Airports restructures sales team; names Ged Weston as Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

UK. Eye Airports has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Ged Weston as Sales Director and Jim Cohen as Head of Agency Sales.

Diageo reveals semi-finalists for World Class Bartender of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

Diageo Global Travel announces final four cruise line bartenders who will compete in the semi-final in Miami later this month with the winner going on to the final in London.

Radley targets travel retail expansion with Rohanne Campbell in key role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

Radley is investing strongly in the channel with new distribution, products and the appointment of Rohanne Campbell as International Travel Retail Manager.

The Moodie Report publishes From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. The Moodie Report presents the compelling story of Latin America’s duty free industry in this special publication.

Safilo Group appoints Omar Hagi as new Head of Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

Omar Hagi, who replaces Francesco Leccisi as Head of Global Travel Retail, will be based in Italy and report to Global Commercial Director Henri Blomqvist.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol donates €212,000 to UNICEF

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol collected €152,000 in passenger donations and a further €60,000 from employees for UNICEF last year.

Darwin Airport seeks Commercial and Customer Service Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport is seeking a candidate to drive new business and commercial growth as it prepares to open its terminal expansion later this year.

Francesco Leccisi resigns as Safilo Group Global Travel Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/05/14

Francesco Leccisi has announced his resignation as Global Travel Retail Director of Safilo Group, and will reveal his next position in coming weeks.

Shiseido’s Ariel Gentzbourger takes top beauty role at DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/14

HONG KONG. DFS appoints the highly regarded Ariel Gentzbourger as Senior Vice President General Merchandising Manager, Beauty, replacing Linda Allario.

Belfast Airport SSP coffee specialist crowned UK Barista Champion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

UK. SSP has named Kate Crozier from Belfast International Airport as UK Barista Champion. She beat competition from across the SSP portfolio in the UK.

In memoriam: Patrick Moran, industry champion, bon vivant and gentleman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/14

FRANCE. The Moodie Report is saddened to report the passing of Patrick Moran, one of the travel retail industry’s great contributors and the ultimate gentleman.

Maurice Doyle set to leave William Grant & Sons for new role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

William Grant & Sons’ Chief Marketing Officer Maurice Doyle is to leave the company in August for a new role elsewhere, the spirits company confirms.

APTRA celebrates its 100th member and reports double-digit growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

SINGAPORE. APTRA names Pashma as its 100th member and reveals a +15% membership increase in the last year at its AGM during TFWA Asia Pacific.

Ferrero appoints Sebastien Deflandre to head travel retail marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

Deflandre reports to Ferrero Travel Market General Manager François Godin and replaces Alberto Donnini, who has moved on to a more senior role.