Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 01 February 2015

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Five big players, six small & medium enterprises contest Incheon International Airport duty free tender; Thailand’s King Power sole international bidder

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Five big players, including four Korean retailers and King Power International Group from Thailand and six small & medium enterprises (SMEs) have tabled offers for the duty free concessions at Incheon International Airport, The Moodie Report can confirm via reliable retailer sources.

Bidding closes for Incheon International Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. It's almost time to begin assessing offers for the world's biggest duty free contract package as deadline day arrived on Friday for the Incheon concessions. Intense interest is expected in the various opportunities on offer. As revealed by The Moodie Report, Incheon International Airport generated duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014 – a world-record performance in the history of the airport duty free industry.

Budapest Airport recognises best commercial and service partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport last night held its Annual Awards for business partners, extended this year for the first time to retail and food & beverage.

DFA rolls out online pre-order service Duty Free Express

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. With Duty Free Express (launched initially at Miami Airport), travellers can order duty free products through DFA up to seven days before they fly.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

Tokyo Narita Airport promises a Hot Winter of events

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

JAPAN. Narita Airport is boosting passenger attractions with an array of performances and workshops from the start of February to early March.

Dallas/Fort Worth Airport launches health and wellness campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

USA. Dallas/Fort Worth International has launched the ‘Healthy + Happy’ campaign, offering nutritious culinary options and healthy-living amenities to passengers.

JR/Duty Free launches MAC online store for Auckland Airport travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free has launched an online shopping portal for MAC Cosmetics within its website for Auckland International Airport travellers.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

Singapore Changi Airport crosses 54-million passenger mark in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

SINGAPORE. Despite overcapacity issues and depressed yields facing the aviation industry in the region, passenger traffic at Changi grew +0.7% to 54.1 million in 2014.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% on Thursday, hitting €9.59 amid intense market speculation of a deal. UPDATED STORY.

Chinese Ambassador opens Qatar Duty Free's Chinese Pavilion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

QATAR. The 180sq m Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport was officially opened today by Chinese Ambassador to Qatar His Excellency Gao Youzhen.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

Dubai International seizes number 1 spot for international passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

UAE. 70.47 million passengers recorded in 2014, 79 million projected in 2015. Is there any stopping the runaway – and runway – success story that is Dubai International?

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail goes Platinum at 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Nuance unveils new luxury beauty store at Geneva Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Nuance has unveiled a new state-of-the-art beauty store at Geneva Airport. The three brands featured are IOMA, Tom Ford Beauty and La Prairie.

Sunglass Hut posts banner year in travel retail with 31 new openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

The year 2014 saw 31 new travel retail openings for the Luxottica-owned brand, taking the tally to over 140 standalone stores and kiosks in airports worldwide.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

Abu Dhabi Airport posts record passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

UAE. 20 million passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals in 2014, up more than +20% over the previous year.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouet now available in Qantas First Class lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail has secured listings for G.H.Mumm Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut in Qantas lounges at Melbourne and Sydney airports.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

WDFG opens Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has opened a Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports up +6% in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports showed continued moderate growth in November 2014, rising +6.0% and +6.1% respectively.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

DKMA launches new Airport Consumer Survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The survey will combine demographic profiling of passengers with a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels and spending habits.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.