Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 16 April 2014

AIRPORTS

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointment but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

The Moodie Interview: All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports honours key Trinity principles in duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. A stellar line-up of the world’s top travel retailers is set to contest one of the decade’s most eagerly anticipated commercial tenders, after Abu Dhabi Airports issued a call for Expressions of Interest on Monday for the duty free operation at the long-awaited Midfield Terminal. Vice President Commercial Gavin McKechnie talked to Martin Moodie about a host of Trinity-inspired elements, including a ten-year contract, a less MAG-dependent approach and greater emphasis on the qualitative rather than financial component.

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Delhi International Airport sets up 'Base Camp' for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Camping equipment, ruck sacks and waterproof matchsticks will now be available for purchase by domestic and international passengers at Delhi T3.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Sim Local to open three new stores at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

UK. The SIM card retailer will open three mores stores at Heathrow by June and aims to expand its travel retail model to other international airports.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.

Reuters touts ‘US$1.6 billion’ Sunrise Duty Free as Beijing decision awaited

Source: Reuters, The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

CHINA. A Reuters article, published last week, gives a fascinating insight into the mid-2011 purchase of a controlling stake in privately held Sunrise Duty Free.

South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Summer start planned for Kansai and Osaka airport privatisation

Source: Nikkei Report; Kyodo News; The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

JAPAN. State-owned New Kansai International Airport Co is expected to auction 40-45 year management concessions for the airports this summer.

Xerjoff partners with Nuance to launch travel retail exclusive fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

The Italian perfume house's new fragrance, Pikovaya Dama, will be sold exclusively with the retailer, launching last month at Russian and Turkish airports.

China and Taiwan markets drive passenger volumes in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

HONG KONG. March passenger volumes at Hong Kong International climbed by +2.9% year-on-year, with Mainland China and Taiwan the biggest growth markets.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Montréal Trudeau opening marks next step in Vino Volo expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Wine specialist Vino Volo has opened its first outlet at a dedicated international terminal, at Montréal Trudeau, as part of the airport's wider commercial expansion.

Gruppo Campari launches airport campaign for Milan Design Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

Gruppo Campari has launched a promotion for April at Milan Malpensa Airport to coincide with Milan Design Week and the city's link with the aperitif.

Heathrow traffic dips; Dubai poised to take its number one status

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. "The UK will soon no longer have the world’s number one airport for international traffic." Heathrow Airport admits Dubai's surging growth will soon overtake it.

Macau International Airport opts for two-operator model as it issues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport issues a request for proposals for its duty free concession, opting to select two bidders rather than one. The incumbent is King Power Group (HK).

Newcastle Airport completes first stage in £14 million transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

UK. Newcastle Airport has completed the first phase in its £14 million airside departures upgrade, featuring new food & beverage and lounges.

Copenhagen Airport posts record passenger traffic for March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport handled 1.98 million passengers in March, a rise of +4.8% year-on-year and a new traffic record for the month.

DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports open major new fragrances boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. A fragrance line-up with a difference is now on offer to shoppers at Abu Dhabi International Airport following the formal opening of a major new DFS boutique.

DFS unveils Masters of Fragrances and new flagship store in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport is the venue for DFS Group’s inaugural Masters of Fragrances and the retailer’s new Fragrances by DFS airport boutique.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

Finavia spotlights Finnish nature and design with Helsinki Airport exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

FINLAND. The Luonnos exhibition features works by 12 Finnish contemporary designers inspired by the landscapes, colours, sounds and materials of Lapland.

Frankfurt Airport Q1 traffic shows solid growth despite strike impact

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport climbed by +2% year-on-year in Q1 2014 to 12.1 million – despite the impact of two one-day strikes in the period.

Furla opens at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport with Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

Furla continues its travel retail expansion with the opening of a new personalised space at Nice Airport Terminal 1 in partnership with Aelia Duty Free.

Muscat Duty Free and Travelex launch joint promotion at Muscat Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free has teamed up with Travelex in a promotion at Muscat International Airport, where passengers can win prizes and shopping discounts.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Canadian to the core at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dermot Davitt returns from a whirlwind North America visit with frontline reports from Montréal Trudeau Airport and Chicago O’Hare Airport T5.

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.

World-famous Chef heads diverse speakers’ line-up for FAB Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

DENMARK. Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen’s famous Noma restaurant, heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for the fourth annual FAB Conference & Awards.

ACT assumes Vice Presidential role on Beijing Association for Quality

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

CHINA. Reflecting its role in raising industry standards, Beijing Capital International Airport Commercial & Trading Co assumes key role at the Beijing Association for Quality.

DFS Group prepares to unveil its debut Masters of Fragrances event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

UAE. DFS Group tonight hosted a welcome dinner at the Monte Carlo Beach Club in Abu Dhabi, on the eve of its inaugural Masters of Fragrances event.

GMR-Megawide consortium wins Mactan Cebu Airport privatisation bid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

PHILIPPINES. The group will more than double passenger capacity and build a separate international terminal at the country's second-biggest airport.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

1Above maintains sales growth with new kiosk at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

1Above opened a newly relocated kiosk at Auckland Airport last week, and sales over the weekend are said to be "in line" with the previous location.

Concessions International opens first Fly Burger Bar at Atlanta Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

USA. Concessions International has opened the first Fly Burger Bar Boutique, a partnership with a local chef, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport Concourse B.

Dubai Duty Free set to support popular Spring Trials race meeting

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

UAE/UK. Dubai Duty Free will sponsor the annual Spring Trials meeting at Newbury racecourse, a high-profile event in the UK racing calendar, this weekend.

EU Parliament endorses industry push for fairer credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance has moved closer to securing lower fees from credit card companies after the latest EU Parliament vote.

Larnaka Airport partners launch ‘Trinity’ initiative to showcase Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Cyprus Airports Food & Beverage and Hermes Airports are collaborating in a drive to showcase the island’s culture at Larnaka Airport.

Maxxium 'makes history' with Jim Beam campaign at European airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Maxxium Travel Retail partners with key travel retailers including Gebr Heinemann and Dufry to launch a new Jim Beam promotion across 14 European airports.

New terminal, new routes drive Bengaluru Airport traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INDIA. New domestic and international routes and enhanced facilities, including the opening of Terminal 1A last year, helped drive annual traffic at Bangalore.

Bombay Sapphire launches Holly Fulton gift pack at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Created in partnership with fashion designer Holly Fulton, the gift pack features a limited edition scarf and is now available at World Duty Free in Heathrow.

Diageo GTME maintains innovation drive amid travel retail investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Diageo GTME talks luxury and innovation as a new Smirnoff variant is released, and as sales of the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection hit US$50 million.