Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 05 August 2015

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Bombay Sapphire plays starring role with Heinemann at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann’s duty free store at Sydney Airport is the Asia Pacific launchpad for a Bombay Sapphire gin line extension called Star of Bombay.

Excess Baggage Company opens new outlet at Gatwick’s North Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

UK. Offering a diverse selection of travel goods and luggage, Excess Baggage Company has opened a new outlet at London Gatwick Airport North Terminal.

Flio takes flight: New Global airport App offers instant access to free Wi-Fi and money-saving deals on shopping & dining

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

UK. Underpinned by free, one-click Wi-Fi access, the FLIO App offers comprehensive airport information and exclusive shopping and dining offers. The concept has been developed by highly influential figures from the digital and airport sectors, including former BAA Group Retail Director Brian Collie.

RIOgaleão issues Requests for Proposals for 26 food & drinks outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

BRAZIL. The commercial transformation of Brazil's second biggest airport continues as the RIOgaleão consortium issues a RFP for 26 food & drinks concessions.

Sydney Airport begins transformation of Terminal 2 casual dining zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Travellers through Sydney Airport T2 can expect a "world class experience" in the new casual dining area as a big investment begins.

Three Sydney outlets to be operated by SSP following £32 million contract win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP Group will open Chur Burger, Roll'd and Hokka Hokka as part of a revamp of food options at Sydney Airport's T2 Departures dining precinct.

DFS Group set for ten more years at Kahului Airport in Hawaii

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA (HAWAII). DFS will invest at least US$2.75 million in improved commercial space and general airport facilities if final approval is granted for the extension.

HMSHost snaps up 14-outlet food & drinks contract at Tampa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

USA. HMSHost and joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman have been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport in Florida.

LS travel retail Pacific says ‘Eye Love Auckland’ with specialist store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. It's a case of the eyes have it at Auckland Airport as LS travel retail Pacific opens the fourth edition of its eyewear retail concept.

Qatar Duty Free teams with L’Oréal for pop-up fragrance installation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

QATAR. Oriental and occidental-style fragrances from five perfume houses will be showcased in a pop-up experience at Hamad International Airport in Qatar.

LVMH-owned Sephora makes global airport debut with Abu Dhabi Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/08/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Duty Free, in partnership with DFS, is opening two Sephora pop-up stores, the first ever at an airport for the LVMH-owned beauty specialist.

Autogrill takes a step forward in H1 as the impact of its new outlets kicks in

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill has reported a +10% increase in consolidated revenues in the first half of 2015 – up to €1,967 million from €1,787 million the year before.

Copenhagen Airport taps into Chinese market with charter airline drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport will add thousands more Chinese visitors this Autumn after striking a deal with charter carrier Beijing Capital Airlines.

Heathrow retailers to take part in pancreatic cancer fundraising drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

UK. A number of food and drinks retailers at Heathrow Airport are participating in a fundraising drive throughout August in an effort to help fight pancreatic cancer.

Lagardère Travel Retail H1 revenues dip on disposals and deconsolidation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. Lagardère Travel Retail sales hit €1,640 million in the first half of 2015, down by -11.4% on a reported basis and up +3.5% like-for-like.

LS travel retail Pacific to bring Bath & Body Works to Australia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific will debut beauty and fragrance brand Bath & Body Works at Sydney Airport’s domestic Terminal 2 later this year.

Shilla posts strong H1 despite MERS and heavy Changi contract losses

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free posted a +20.5% increase in sales for the second quarter of 2015 though operating profit decreased by -5.4%.

Abu Dhabi International maintains surging passenger traffic growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi International Airport posted a +17.2% leap in passenger traffic in the first half of 2015 to 11.1 million. India, the largest market, climbed by +57.8%.

JCDecaux partners with amusement park for swivelling motion art display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

HONG KONG. A JCDecaux Transport swivelling motion art display at Hong Kong airport is being used to promote Ocean Park’s tie-up with messenger app Line.

Wild Geese now easily spotted at Shannon International duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Shannon International Airport is stocking The Wild Geese Collection, which includes Irish whiskey, vodka, rum and honey liqueur, in its entirety for the first time.

World Duty Free Group H1 sales climb strongly but profits slide

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group's first-half revenues rose +23.7% but profits fell sharply, due to increased Spanish airport rents and the onerous Düsseldorf Airport contract.

Commercial strength boosts TAV Airports’ first half 2015 results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

TURKEY. A strong performance in duty free and retail was “instrumental” in TAV Airports Holding's first half 2015 results, with an €88 million net profit recorded.

Dufry posts solid H1 turnover and EBITDA growth despite ‘challenging environment’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover climbed by +30.5% year-on-year in H1 2015, despite the challenges of currency and economic difficulties in some markets.

Duty free concession income buoys Spanish airports group Aena in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

SPAIN. A robust commercial performance, including a surge in income from duty free contracts, buoyed half-year results (to 30 June) at Spanish airport company Aena.

HMSHost and Lite Bite Foods team up in bid to win food & drinks contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

INDIA. Lite Bite Foods and Autogrill-owned HMSHost have created a joint venture partnership with the aim of winning new contracts across India and Asia.

HMSHost and TV chef Susur Lee team up for Toronto Pearson venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/15

CANADA. TV chef Susur Lee has opened an Asian fusion restaurant at Toronto Pearson International Airport featuring new recipes created for travellers.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Changi traffic edges ahead in June as new outlets open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

SINGAPORE. June was the busiest month of the year to date for Changi with some 4.7 million passengers using the airport, boosted by rebounding Thai traffic.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

LS travel retail opens Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

LS travel retail North America has opened Hugo Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s international terminal (Terminal D), with further stores planned.

Queensland-themed restaurant opens at Brisbane's International Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

AUSTRALIA. Emirates Leisure Retail Australia (ELRA) has opened a new bar and restaurant inside Brisbane Airport, featuring local dishes and wines.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Asia Pacific airlines post healthy rise in June passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Traffic figures for June from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines show a +5.9% increase in passenger numbers, and a +9.3% six-month rise.

Edrington’s Snow Leopard vodka debuts in Indian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Snow Leopard vodka has entered the travel retail market in India with a launch at Hyderabad Airport, with part of any profits going toward local conservation projects.

Heinemann Duty Free launches new Hugo Boss men’s fragrance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Hugo Boss’ latest fragrance for men is launching at Heinemann Duty Free shops across a range of European airports, after a successful pre-launch in Norway.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract heavy interest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

Hong Kong International Airport pushes array of summer promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport will offer passengers cash coupons, complimentary delivery, lucky draws and more during the summer travel season.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

HMSHost opens Dallas Cowboys Club at Dallas/Fort Worth International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

USA. The travel restaurateur yesterday officially opened the new Dallas Cowboys Club restaurant at Dallas/Fort Worth, which offers regional and Tex-Mex dishes.

Manchester Airports Group reveals robust growth in revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group today reported double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 March 2015, with commercial playing a key role.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

The top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent full-year turnover.