Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 04 July 2015


Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Major Fragrance Foundation recognition for Estée Lauder's John Demsey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies, was presented with the Hall of Fame accolade at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards.

Bart Becht to remain as Coty Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a move that could be linked to a possible P&G deal, Coty has announced that Elio Leoni Sceti will no longer take up the role of CEO in July.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Guillaume Jesel assumes key new role at Tom Ford Beauty

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

USA. The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Guillaume Jesel Senior Vice President/Global General Manager Tom Ford Beauty, reporting to John Demsey.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

Gwendoline Faviere assumes new travel retail role at Hermès Parfums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

Elodie Carrere, formerly Travel Retail Manager Middle East at Hermès Parfums, has left the company. She is succeeded by Gwendoline Faviere.

RIP: Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, former Aerofirst Director General

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/15

RUSSIA. It is with regret that we report the passing on 18 June of Mikhail Shalvovitch Dzamashvili, long-time Director General of Aerofirst, after a short illness.

Diageo GTME makes senior Europe and Middle East appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Dayalan Nayager and Zeina Hatem as its new regional directors for Europe and Middle East & North Africa.

William Grant & Sons names Philip Gladman as Chief Marketing Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Philip Gladman will also be a member of the Executive Board, reporting to Chief Executive Stella David, and will oversee the company’s global travel retail business.

Interest builds in Trinity Forum 2015 as powerful agenda is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

HONG KONG. The Trinity Forum 2015 will host one of the strongest speaker line-ups in the event’s history as the agenda for the conference is published.

Kering Eyewear announces new appointments for Asia Pacific & EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Kering Eyewear has appointed Pietro Scognamiglio as Head of Travel Retail Asia Pacific and Marco Cancellara as Area Sales Manager Travel Retail EMEA.

Louis Desazars assumes dual President & CEO role at Shiseido and BPI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

Shiseido Group has appointed Louis Desazars President & CEO of Shiseido Europe Region, and President & CEO of Beauté Prestige International.

The Moodie Report Interview: Lacoste’s Jean-Louis Delamarre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

The Moodie Report speaks to Lacoste CEO Asia Pacific and Global Travel Retail Jean-Louis Delamarre about the brand's new ‘Fewer, Bigger, Better’ strategy.

Deborah Ale Flint nominated as next Executive Director of LAWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/15

USA. Oakland International Airport Director Deborah Ale Flint has been nominated as the new Executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).

APTRA reveals details of Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is finalising the programmes for its Insights Seminars in Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong.

Faisal Hammoud named Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

PARAGUAY. Faisal Hammoud, industry pioneer and CEO of travel retailer Monalisa, has been named as Honorary Consul of France in Ciudad del Este.

Pernod Ricard named as Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail is named as a Platinum Partner for the 2015 Trinity Forum, joining a growing number of major sponsors.

HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as VP of Business Development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA. HMSHost names Kent Vanden Oever as Vice President of Business Development, responsible for developing and overseeing key client relationships.

Shuzhen Lim joins Genie-S as Travel Retail Director Worldwide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

Genie-S International, inventor of the pump-fill system that features in Travalo atomisers, has appointed Shuzhen Lim as Travel Retail Director Worldwide.

Fraser Dunlop’s life to be celebrated as research fund is launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

UK. Announcing a celebration of Fraser Dunlop's life, the WDFG executive who defied medical wisdom and inspired friends, colleagues and fellow cancer sufferers.

Actor Liam Hemsworth becomes the face of Diesel Only The Brave

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

Australian actor Liam Hemsworth – best known for his role as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games – is the new face of Diesel Parfums’ Only The Brave.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Coty confirms Stacy Martin will front debut Miu Miu fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

French-English actress Stacy Martin will be the global face of the first Miu Miu feminine fragrance, which will be introduced by Coty in September.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.

Rakhita Jayawardena named as Sri Lankan Airlines CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

SRI LANKA. Veteran aviation executive Rakhita Jayawardena has been named Director and CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines and its sister airline Mihin Lanka.

Andrew Ford to leave DFS Group to pursue other opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/15

HONG KONG. DFS Group Vice President Global Business Development Andrew Ford to leave in July after a substantial contribution to the retailer's growth.

Radley appoints new CEO as it continues to chart global expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

British handbag and accessories company Radley + Co has announced the appointment of Justin Stead as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective 6 May.

Coty inks deal with Dree Hemingway as Chloé fragrance face

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

Coty has confirmed that actress and model Dree Hemingway will front the new signature Chloé fragrance advertising campaign, which will break this September.

Dan Cappell named Abu Dhabi Airports Acting Chief Commercial Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

UAE. A big promotion for the experienced and respected Daniel Cappell as Abu Dhabi Airports steps up its multi-facility development of aviation infrastructure.

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

Source: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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.