Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 24 May 2015

AIRPORTS

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips as strong Swiss Franc effect continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and food & beverage) hit CHF44.5 million (US$47.3 million) in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year. Turnover per departing passenger also fell heavily in the month compared to April 2014. Sales to overseas travellers in the past year have been hit by the sharp rise in the value of the Swiss Franc against other major currencies.

Bric's teams up with Tumi to open adjoining store at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Opened on 1 May, the new store aims to leverage the "winning formula" of major multi-brand stores by tapping into the synergy between the two luggage brands.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dufry hails luxury concession gains at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

FRANCE. Dufry has hailed its capture of nine new luxury and fashion stores at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, where it will operate under a seven-year agreement.

Duty Free Partners pushes niche strategy at Guadalajara and Tijuana

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

MEXICO. Duty Free Partners is pledging to continue its niche strategy following innovative openings at Guadalajara and Tijuana international airports.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Airports of Thailand non-aeronautical revenues up almost +10% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues, up +9.67% to THB8,855 million (US$263 million), were buoyed by a +12.3% rise in concession revenues during 1H2015.

Another Aussie airport first as Nespresso pops up in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

AUSTRALIA. A range of 23 Grand Cru coffees will enhance an already "exceptional" coffee offer says General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

Exchange rate declines weigh on retail spend at Bogota Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

COLOMBIA. Depreciation of Brazilian and Colombia currencies hits commercial revenues at Bogota El Dorado Airport, but expansion offers new opportunity.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Malaysia Airports retail campaign generates US$3.8 million in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

MALAYSIA. The 13-week 'Indulge & Relax' campaign, which gave away weekly trips to Bali, garnered close to 45,950 entries and raked in sales of more than RM13.5 million.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Bolon continues to expand in travel retail with new Changi listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Essilor has announced a new listing for its Bolon brand with DFS at Changi Airport T3 as it introduces an innovative new E-SPF index for its lenses.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz to lead powerful speakers’ line-up for 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Dufry Group CEO Julián Díaz heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for The Trinity Forum, featuring the theme ‘Putting the Consumer at the Heart of the Trinity’.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

Lotte Duty Free explains reasons behind Guam rent appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free says that a sharp decline in Russian and Japanese arrivals and spending prompted its call for rent relief at A.B. Won Pat International Airport.

LS travel retail-Longchamp alliance wins luxury concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail will operate a new Longchamp boutique at Singapore Changi T3, after winning the latest luxury brand name concession at the location.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

Proxama and Eye Airports light up UK airports with beacon technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

UK. Eye Airports and Proxama are teaming up for a campaign that uses a network of beacons to deliver targeted branding messages to passengers.

Saudi Duty Free Fabulous Dates Festival generates strong sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SAUDI ARABIA. A major campaign showcasing Saudi Arabia’s dates industry, including special consumer offers, generated a +33% surge in sales.

TFS and Performa bring Mumbai Food Festival to Mumbai Airport T2 lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services and Performa capture the spirit of Mumbai with the launch of the first Mumbai Food Festival at the GVK Lounge of Mumbai Airport T2.

Retailer and airport visitor numbers to Singapore show climb slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/05/15

SINGAPORE. Visitor numbers to TFWA Asia Pacific last week climbed slightly year-on-year, with ‘key buyers’ (travel retailers and airport companies) up +1%.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Guam Airport rejects Lotte Duty Free appeal for rent relief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

GUAM.. Plummeting Russian visitor numbers and spending power, plus a dip in Japanese arrivals, prompts unsuccessful rent relief appeal by retailer.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Bahrain Duty Free announces +28.5% surge in Q1 profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex Managing Director Abdulla Buhindi extols a solid early 2015 performance, with profits rising sharply despite a modest increase in revenues.

Dufry and LS travel retail win Nice Côte d’Azur luxury and fashion tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

FRANCE. As revealed earlier via Moodie Live, Nice Airport Authority has awarded Dufry and LS travel retail the luxury and fashion tenders for T1 and T2.

Infraero to liberalise concession process for Brazil's state-owned airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BRAZIL. State airport authority Infraero is moving to implement a more flexible bidding structure for its airport network, including master concessions.

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.

Sydney Airport and LS travel retail aim to Amuse shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

AUSTRALIA. Amuse is a unique retail opportunity that caters perfectly to the busy T2 passenger travelling domestically,” says Sydney Airport's Glyn Williams.

An Apple a day: OTG integrates Apple Watch into Newark operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has today begun using the Apple Watch at Newark Liberty Airport to provide managers with real time updates on operations.

ATÜ Duty Free opens Michael Kors boutique at Istanbul Atatürk Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. ATÜ Duty Free has expanded its fashion portfolio with the opening of a 113sq m Michael Kors boutique at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.

LS travel retail opens next generation So Chocolate store at Changi T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail has opened its latest multi-brand confectionery concept So Chocolate at Changi Airport T2, described as an “evolution” of its approach to confectionery retailing.

TAV Airports reports surge in revenue and profits in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

TURKEY. TAV Airports Holding’s net profit surged by +51% year-on-year in Q1 2015, to €31 million, on a revenue gain of +20% to €227 million.

Nuance brings Bengaluru heritage to new Kempegowda duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

INDIA. Nuance India has opened a 900sq m duty free store at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, which channels the heritage of South India.

TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015 examines Asia's untapped potential

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The challenge of staying competitive and relevant in a changing and slowing Asian market was addressed at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015.

Corporación América buys Engevix shares in Brasilia and Natal airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/05/15

BRAZIL. Corporación América is acquiring its partner Engevix’s shares in Brasilia and Natal airports to take full management control of the Inframérica consortium.

Duty Free Philippines opens latest outlet at Bacolod-Silay International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Duty Free Philippines has opened its latest store at Bacolod-Silay International Airport in the province of Negros Occidental.

DFS opens striking wines & spirits duplex store at Changi Airport T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

SINGAPORE. DFS Group has opened its spectacular new wines & spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

Rome Airport resumes operations at reduced capacity after fire damage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

ITALY. Rome Fiumicino Airport will operate at 50% capacity today as it works towards the recovery of Terminal 3 following an overnight fire which broke out Thursday.

Shopping Centre revenues aid growth at Copenhagen Airports in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

DENMARK. Shopping Centre revenue (including duty free, other retail and food & beverage) at Copenhagen Airport climbed by +8.9% year-on-year in Q1 2015.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.