Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 19 April 2015

AIRPORTS

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open adds big golfing names to stellar field

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

IRELAND/UAE. In a move that will boost the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish Open, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed join the players' line-up.

Giorgio Armani diversifies Sì with new eau de toilette fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The new eau de toilette version of Giorgio Armani Sì was showcased last month at Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow Airports.

Motibhai Group pledges 'world class' duty free offer as joint venture plots Port Moresby Airport store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A joint venture between Fiji's Motibhai Group and local partner CPL will open new Departures and Arrivals duty free stores at Port Moresby International Airport from June. The partners will operate under the Prouds Duty Free name in both Departures (332sq m) and Arrivals (90sq m). Motibhai Group of Companies Chairman & CEO Kirit Prabhudas Patel tells us that travellers can expect "a world class travel retail shopping experience” at the location.

Heinemann Duty Free presents Hennessy Time Barrel promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

Hennessy and Heinemann Duty Free have partnered for a major promotion at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports to mark the Cognac house’s 250th anniversary.

Over one-fifth of world’s top 100 airports still not mobile-ready, says report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. 22% of the world’s top 100 airports still don’t have their own app or a mobile-friendly web page, according to mobile app developer M2Mobi.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 161: OTG’s dynamic digital drive at Newark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we assess how OTG's transformation of Newark Liberty Airport Terminal C will be driven by technology, from retail to dining.

Growth at Asia Pacific airports buoyed by Lunar New Year traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports grew +9.7% – with many growing by double digits – in February, while Middle Eastern airports grew by +7%.

L’Oréal highlights Biotherm brand with Oslo hydration promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail’s biggest Biotherm promotional podium of the season, which features Oculus Rift virtual technology, is at Oslo Airport from 1 March-30 April.

Puig invites passengers to party with 212 VIP Club Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The first limited-edition line from the 212 VIP Carolina Herrera universe, 212 VIP Club Edition, is being promoted by WDFG at Barcelona and Madrid Airports.

Westfield reports soaring sales at Chicago O’Hare Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

USA. The transformation of Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal (T5) has delivered surging commercial sales growth, according to master developer Westfield.

Cadbury and Blackjack Promotions join forces in London airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Cadbury's ‘Say it with Chocolate’ promotions at Stansted Airport and Heathrow T5 will include sampling and the opportunity to personalise gift packs.

Eagle Boys Express undergoes refurbishment at Sydney Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

AUSTRALIA. The new look for the Eagle Boys Express outlet heralds the brand’s progression and its continuing partnership with corporate caterer Spotless Group.

Frankfurt Airport posts record traffic despite strikes and weather

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 4.6 million passengers in March, up by +2.5% year-on-year; the airport set new traffic records for the month and quarter.

OTG seeks Expressions of Interest for retail at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Master developer and travel restaurateur OTG has issued Expressions of Interest for duty free and speciality retail stores at Newark Liberty Terminal C.

Puan Faizah Khairuddin resigns from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

MALAYSIA.The much-respected Senior General Manager of Commercial Services at Malaysia Airports, has resigned to take a career break after almost seven years.

The Body Shop extends and promotes Hemp collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

The Body Shop – known for using quirky, edgy ingredients – is showcasing its Hemp collection at a number of leading European airports during March and April.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

Gatwick Airport delivers 25th consecutive month of passenger growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. Gatwick Airport handled 2.96 million passengers in the busiest March of its 57-year history, as traffic surged by +9.2% year-on-year.

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

London Heathrow Airport sets record for March passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport posted its busiest ever March with a record 5.95 million passengers, an increase of +3.4% over the same month a year earlier.

SSP opens Bar 11 amid redevelopment of Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

UK. SSP Group has opened a new bar and dine-in restaurant, Bar 11, at Newcastle International Airport’s new £14 million departure lounge.

Chanel and Uniqlo open in Kansai’s renovated KIX Airside Avenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

JAPAN. New Kansai International Airport Corporation has officially opened its renovated Terminal 1 airside precinct and inaugurated Chanel and Uniqlo stores.

Manchester Airport posts record passenger traffic in financial year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

UK. The airport handled 22.32 million passengers during the 2014/15 financial year as it introduced new long haul flights and extra frequencies.

SSP America captures US$316 million F&B contract at Houston Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

USA. The ten-year contract will see the food & beverage operator develop and operate 14 units at Houston, including local and national brands.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tornado time in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. We examine the repercussions of Dufry’s industry-changing buy-out of World Duty Free Group, assessing industry reaction and examining an impressive acquisition record.

Airports Authority of India issues Kolkata Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

INDIA. Airports Authority of India has issued a duty free tender plus a tender for other retail outlets at Kolkata Airport’s new integrated Terminal 2.

Brussels Airport opens first walk-through duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

BELGIUM. Brussels Airport has opened its first walk-through duty free & travel retail store, as part of a major development called the Connector project.

EU airports support European passenger traffic surge in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

EUROPE. Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in February, driven mainly by a +6.2% surge in EU airport traffic.

Eye Airports delivers real-time weather forecasts to UK airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

UK. The UK airport advertising specialist has announced a partnership with The Weather Network to offer real-time weather information at airports across the UK.

HMSHost partners QikServe to offer mobile ordering and payment solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

The ‘Waiter in your Pocket’ app, developed by QikServe, allows customers to order and pay directly by mobile phone and is now being rolled out at Schiphol Airport.

Icebox Café brings flavours of the Mediterranean to Miami Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

USA. The Mediterranean Kitchen, a new quick-serve concept offering healthy food and drinks, is part of Icebox Café's plans for further expansion in US airports.

Aéroports de Montréal awards F&B contracts to SSP and HMSHost

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

CANADA. Aéroports de Montréal has awarded two new food & beverage contracts, covering 17 outlets, to SSP America and HMSHost.

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago reissues RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is again inviting proposals for a shopping mall and entertainment centre at Piarco AeroPark.

Kipling opens pop-up store at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

VF Corporation-owned Kipling is running a pop-up store for two months at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in a bid to increase its European travel retail presence.

LS travel retail opens four stores at Los Angeles International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

USA. The four concepts – Malibu Shades, Bienvenida Flowers & Gifts, USA TODAY Travel Zone and iStore – are located in the new Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Qatar Duty Free courts Chinese spend with UnionPay cardholder promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free has launched a promotion offering UnionPay cardholders a -10% discount when they shop at Hamad International Airport up till 20 July.

Sydney Airport to open Mach2 amid food & beverage renaissance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

AUSTRALIA. No cunning and duplicity, just "a unique and memorable Sydney culinary experience”, as the renowned Machiavelli restaurant family comes to T1.

Abu Dhabi Airports appoints Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei as new CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

UAE. Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports and Abu Dhabi Ports Company, is Abu Dhabi Airports’ new CEO.

Bacardi GTR brings Craigellachie heritage to life at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

The month-long campaign at Taoyuan Airport focuses on the worm-tub process used in the crafting of Craigellachie Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.

Coccinelle welcomes new airport openings in Spain and Switzerland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

Coccinelle has opened a 6sq m corner in the Items D’Ho store at Barcelona Airport T1 and a 10sq m personalised corner in Nuance’s Zurich Airport Atelier store.

Hong Kong International Airport calls key consumer technology tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for the Audio/Visual/Electronics concession at Hong Kong International.

Paradies awarded speciality retail contracts at Houston airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

USA. Airport retailer Paradies will operate 20 new concepts at George Bush Intercontinental and Houston Hobby airports, after winning a tender.

The Shilla Duty Free launches Valeur Absolue Parfums in Changi first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

Valeur Absolue is now exclusively available at Shilla's Cosmetics & Perfumes stores in Changi, ahead of the Asia domestic market and other travel retail doors globally.

Aelia, Dufry and Relay France capture key retail concessions at Nice Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/15

FRANCE. Aelia has captured the eight-year duty free contract at Nice Airport, with Dufry and Relay France awarded the gastronomy and ‘chic souvenirs’ concessions.

be Duty Free marks opening with US$15,000 dream vacation giveaway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

MALAYSIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific has announced the winner of its ‘Win Your Dream Vacation’ contest, organised to mark the opening of be Duty Free at klia2.

Beirut Duty Free opens expanded electronics store and offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened an expanded 225sq m electronics store at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport with a broader product offer.

Changi Airport partners Singapore Tourism Board to drive visitorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group and Singapore Tourism Board have announced a S$35 million (US$25.8 million) joint investment plan to boost visitor numbers.

Karma Tequila to expand in travel retail following IAADFS debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

The company aims to extend the travel retail listings for its 100% blue agave tequila across key growth areas, including Asian and South American markets.

London Gatwick Airport names Raymond Melee Development Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

UK. Melee will oversee a £1 billion infrastructure investment programme. He will also work on a proposed new runway, if authorities approve the project.