Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 01 August 2014

AIRPORTS

Aéroports de Paris retail revenue shows solid increase in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris retail revenue rose by +3% in first-half 2014, with duty paid activities and new shops in Terminal 2F making a strong contribution.

Areas opens four new F&B outlets at Porto after striking new deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

PORTUGAL. Leading food & beverage company Areas has opened four new outlets at Porto Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport after striking a fresh six-year deal.

Autogrill reveals solid first half as major markets improve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

ITALY. The food & beverage operator drives post-tax profit up, while revenues suffer from unfavourable comparisons with the previous period.

Delhi Duty Free named ‘Super Star of the Year’ at GMR-IGI Airport Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

INDIA. Delhi Duty Free Services has won the ‘Super Star of the Year’ award at the GMR-IGI (Indira Gandhi International) Airport Business Partner Awards 2014.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Isetan Mitsukoshi, JATCo and Narita Airport confirm downtown duty free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

JAPAN. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Narita International Airport Corporation and JATCo have confirmed a deal to open a downtown duty free operation in Tokyo.

Longchamp welcomes new store at Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

The new 102sq m space, offering a range of bags and accessories, is the fifth Longchamp store in Spain and the first airport store operated by the brand itself.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Lotte’s grand ambition on display at Guam opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we publish the first trade interview with new Lotte Duty Free CEO Hong-Kyun Lee, conducted by Martin Moodie as the retailer officially opens its new airport retail operation in Guam. Elsewhere we look at the emergence of a new channel as Brazil legislates for border duty free stores. And there's much, much more in travel retail's most innovative and fastest-growing title.

Brisbane Airport announces hotel and conference centre development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

AUSTRALIA. With a targeted opening in November 2016, the A$150 million (US$140.7 million) development will include two hotels and a conference facility.

Campari HQ staff drive Aperol summer campaign at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The campaign was supported by staff from Campari's Milan headquarters, with the 90-minute promotion generating nearly half of brand's daily sales at the airport.

Helsinki Airport to track passenger flows with new technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

FINLAND. The technology will allow both the airport and its concessionaires to optimise their offer by providing pinpoint passenger flow data.

Isetan Mitsukoshi considers first duty free store in downtown Tokyo

Source: Nikkei; The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

JAPAN. The department store retailer has confirmed that it is considering opening a duty free store but has made no firm plans at this stage.

Luton Airport seeks Expressions of Interest for duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. London Luton Airport is seeking Expressions of Interest for its duty free contract, currently operated by Aelia. The concession begins in October 2015.

Plaza Premium set to open first European lounge at Heathrow T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

UK. Plaza Premium Lounge launches its first European operation at London Heathrow Terminal 2 this week, with two more outlets to follow at the UK hub.

Puig cultivates Prada Candy Florale fragrance at Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The Prada Candy Florale fragrance business is blooming at Heathrow T5, thanks to a promotion in partnership with World Duty Free Group.

Stellar speaker line-up takes shape for Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

TAIWAN. Interest continues to build in The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei, as a strong speaker line-up takes shape. The event takes place on 17-19 September.

Bacardi and DFS team up in 42 Below travel retail drive at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered DFS in a three-month promotion for 42 Below vodka at Auckland Airport as part of their ‘Cocktails of the World’ joint initiative.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Brazil border law an important step for Latin America, says ASUTIL

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL President Enrique Urioste has welcomed the move by Latin America’s biggest market to regulate border duty free.

Concourse Display Management assists Dufry in Brazil stores project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

BRAZIL. The project management company is helping the retailer to renovate ten stores at São Paulo Guarulhos and Rio de Janeiro Galeão airports.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

Korean inbound duty free allowance set to rise +50% to US$600

Source: Maeil; The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Moodie Report has confirmed that the government is set to announce a sharp rise in the value allowance having dismissed earlier proposals to double it.

Bric’s expansion gathers pace with Milan Malpensa Airport store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Italian leather and travel goods brand Bric's has bolstered its presence in the travel retail channel with a new store at Milan Malpensa Airport.

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

European Commission approves Aelia and AdP acquisition of Zagreb retailer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aeroportuaire partnership will operate stores at Zagreb Airport under the Aelia Duty Free fascia.

Excess Baggage extends retail and services offer at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

UK. The retailer and luggage services provider has opened three new spaces deploying new technology and branding at Heathrow terminals 2 and 3.

Kreol Travel Retail calls for US$1,000 Indian inbound duty free allowance limit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

INDIA. Kreol Travel Retail CEO A.S. Lal has called on Indian authorities to further raise the inbound duty free allowance for returning residents to US$1,000.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14


SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Giorgio Armani harnesses digital delights for Acqua di Giò

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

In June Giorgio Armani promoted its Acqua di Giò and Acqua di Gioia fragrances in selected European airports with two innovative digital events.

Heathrow posts marginal retail growth amid T5 luxury investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

UK. The strong Sterling and investment in a luxury extension at Terminal 5 suppressed retail income growth at London Heathrow Airport in the first half.

Munich Airport hits a high note as it plays host to flying pianist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

GERMANY. As part of his ‘Orange Piano Tour’, musician Stefan Aaron made a stop at Munich Airport, descending on a ‘flying carpet’ suspended from a helicopter.

Nuance completes acquisition of Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has completed the acquisition of the outstanding 50% stockholding in its former joint ventures in Asia.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

Shilla turns in stellar Q2 results as Chinese boom continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report; KB Daewoo Securities - 25/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla, parent company of The Shilla Duty Free, turns in a fine 2Q performance amid a sustained rise in Chinese tourism and travel shopping.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Changi half-year traffic driven by strong Asia Pacific travel demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

SINGAPORE. Half-year traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia grew +5.1% and +4.1% respectively, driven by a +31% increase in travel demand to Bali.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Lotte Duty Free opens stylish duty free & travel retail offer in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled its new retail offer at A.B. Won Pat International Airport, highlighted by a vibrant Sense of Place concept.

Louis Vuitton to open first European airport store at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UK. Heathrow Airport scores a major coup as Terminal 5 is selected to become the venue for Louis Vuitton's second airport store worldwide.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Bentley Tobacco expands into UAE with Al Maktoum International launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Following its launch in Asia, Bentley Tobacco continues its global expansion, this time in the UAE with Dubai Duty Free at Al Maktoum International Airport.

Chinese arrivals maintain surge in South Korea as Japanese slip further

Source: KTO; The Moodie Report; KDB Daewoo Securities Research - 22/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals surged by +53.8% in the first six months while Japanese visitor numbers continued to nosedive. UPDATED with key new charts.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.