Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 29 April 2016

AIRPORTS

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Desigual scoops Best New Retail Concept award for LaGuardia store

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

The brand has been recognised at the tenth 'Quest for the Best' awards for its innovative approach to female fashion and accessories in travel retail.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Lagardère Travel Retail finds a (Mr) Simple fashion solution in Melbourne

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

AUSTRALIA. Local brand Mr Simple makes its airport debut as Lagardère Travel Retail launches its first Pacific foray into men's fashion.

Royal salute: H.H Sheikh Ahmed opens Concourse D at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UAE. Dubai Airports Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has officially opened Dubai International’s new Concourse D, home to 60 airlines.

Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Diageo GTME and Tasa Meng open The Singleton ‘Sensorium’ in Taiwan

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

In a travel retail first, Diageo Global Travel & Middle East and partner Tasa Meng unveill a new retail space, The Singleton Sensorium, at Taoyuan Airport.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

JFK Airport unveils new relief measures for dogs and other animal travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA. It's a case of VIP (very important pet) treatment for canine and other animal travellers as New York JFK Airport unveils important new relief measures.

JR/Duty Free retains Wellington Airport concession after open tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free retains its stronghold at the gateway to the nation's capital after “a very thorough and rigorous tender process”.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Colm McLoughlin: Dubai Duty Free buoyed by Concourse D opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin says that the retailer’s business has been lifted by the opening of the new concourse.

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

Canadian land border duty free sales surge by double digits in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. Land border sales climbed by a healthy +12% year-on-year in Q1 2016, and by +10% in March, reports the Frontier Duty Free Association.

Dubai Duty Free wins Middle East duty free shopping award for 15th year

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Dubai International has once again been named ‘Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East’ at the Business Traveller Middle East awards.

Dubai International passenger traffic maintains growth momentum in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Passenger numbers at Dubai International climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in March, and by +6.8% in the first quarter, as the new Concourse D opened.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Hong Kong airport marks Labour Day with second instant rebate promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

HONG KONG. Travellers spending more than HK$20,000 by electronic payment can receive instant rebates of up to HK$5,000 in the form of cash coupons.

Hudson to open ‘first of a kind’ interactive art gallery at Omaha Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

USA. Dufry-owned Hudson prepares to open a “first of its kind” airport art gallery in Omaha - with live art created in-store and projected onto terminal screens.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Bahrain Airport Company launches new terminal advertising tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

BAHRAIN. “Our tender programme is another significant milestone in our US$1.1bn transformation," says Bahrain Airport Co's Mohamed Khalil.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Foreign exchange with a difference from Coindrum and Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. What to do with those leftover foreign coins from a trip abroad? Travellers at Milan Malpensa can now exchange them for shopping vouchers.

Lagardère Travel Retail opens two F&B outlets at Valencia Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

SPAIN. Quick service restaurant TRIB’S serves a range of fresh products and local favourites and is joined by So!Coffee, another Lagardère brand, at the airport.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Plaza Premium Group wins Cathay Pacific lounge contract in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

HONG KONG. The service provider will now operate and manage all of the Hong Kong flag carrier’s First and Business Class lounges at its home airport.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Xi’an Airport deepens stakeholder collaboration with ‘Trinity’ event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

CHINA. Xi’an Xianyang Airport COO Wolfgang Weil says the creation of a Trinity Executive Committee and sub-committees can improve stakeholder relations.

Changi Airport names winners of key retail and F&B concessions at T4

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

SINGAPORE. Desigual, Gassan, Coach, Furla, Charles & Keith, Michael Kors and TWG Tea Boutique capture spaces at Changi T4, which opens next year.

Heathrow Airport posts sharp rise in retail revenue per passenger in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

UK. Buoyed by redevelopment at T5 in particular, Heathrow Airport posts a double-digit surge in Q1 retail revenue and a sharp rise in revenue per passenger.

Lacoste enhances premiumisation strategy with Heathrow T4 boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

'A must-have': the fashion brand said it expects the 42sq m store in Terminal 4 to thrive following the airport hitting record passenger traffic of 6.1 million in March.

Moroccanoil goes supersize with haircare ahead of Singapore showcase

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

For the first time, Moroccanoil will launch key full-size haircare products, previously only available in salons, into travel retail markets worldwide.

SSP America wins contracts for two restaurants at San Francisco Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

USA. Local Southern American-inspired restaurant and burger chain Wendy’s will open in the airport’s International Terminal by the end of January 2017.

Heathrow collaborates with designer Giles Deacon for Whisky Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

UK. Deacon has designed bespoke whisky stones which will be offered as an exclusive gift with purchase to customers spending £70 or more on whisky.

Multicopter company Yuneec opens first experience centre at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Passengers can test and fly Yuneec’s range of multicopters at a series of flight simulator stations in what is the company’s first airport promotion.

Sydney Airport CEO Kerrie Mather elected as President of ACI Asia-Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

ASIA PACIFIC. As she takes the Presidential reins, the well-respected Ms Mather pledges to promote excellence in airport management and operations.

Blackjack ties up with LS Travel Retail at London Luton Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

UK. Promotions specialist Blackjack commences 16th UK airport operation. The company promises "memorable & lasting customer experiences".

Heinemann and L'Oréal open first Kérastase counter in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

Heinemann and L’Oréal Travel Retail have opened the first Kérastase counter in Europe, at Copenhagen Airport, with a launch offer of a free sample and hairstyle.



Hong Kong International records +4.8% March increase in passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

HONG KONG. In the first quarter of 2016, the airport handled 17.6 million passengers which represents a solid +7.5% year-on-year increase.

Hugo Boss joins Sydney Airport luxury line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

AUSTRALIA. A dramatically high shop frontage beckons shoppers to the new Hugo Boss store at Sydney Airport Terminal 1.

Paris-Orly celebrates inauguration of its 12,000sq m International Pier

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

FRANCE. A 300sq m multi-category store, an Exki bar/restaurant and a Relay unit feature at the new €90 million building in the airport's South Terminal.

Puig rolls out the red carpet for Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances relaunch

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

A series of travel retail activations, starting in Paris and Barcelona, celebrates the reintegration of Jean Paul Gaultier fragrances into the Puig brands portfolio.

Saipan Airport Master Concession RFP likely to be issued in late May

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

SAIPAN. DFS, which played a pioneering role in developing Saipan's tourism infrastructure, has held the concession since the airport opened in 1976.

‘Putting the customer first’: Paul Griffiths on Dubai International's Concourse D

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

UAE. "I love the idea of air travel being a human enabler, of reuniting people and bringing whole societies together." - Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths.

Boston Logan Airport set to issue RFP for speciality retail and F&B programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

USA. Boston Logan Airport plans to issue an RFP to find a master concessionaire for its food & beverage and news & speciality retail programme, with a September deadline. Airmall holds the contract.

Edinburgh Airport nears £500,000 fund-raising mark for local causes

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

UK. Airport CEO Gordon Dewar lauds being able to give back to "tremendous projects that improve our communities and enhance the lives of all who live in them."

Fraport online shopping platform wins e-commerce industry award

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

GERMANY. Travellers can view the entire product range of airport shops online and reserve products, with departure gate and home delivery in the works.

SSP wins bakery and snack outlets contract at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/04/16

GERMANY. Five-year contract is valued at US$58 million and includes a number of firsts for the Fraport-operated airport, including a Backwerk unit.