Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 11 February 2016

AIRPORTS

Benetton family explores options for Autogrill shares as stock value spikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

ITALY/INTERNATIONAL. The Benetton family, through its Edizione investment vehicle, is exploring options for its share in Autogrill, according to reports today.

Brisbane Airport issues RFP for Domestic Terminal advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is seeking proposals from media companies for advertising in the southern end of its Domestic Terminal Building.

Hershey and Heinemann bring a sweet treat to passengers at Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

The latest promotion from Hershey World Travel Retail highlights its Reese's brand through a 'Sweets Stage' display, sampling area and product discounts.

Lagardère Travel Retail maintains momentum with organic growth in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

FRANCE. Lagardère Travel Retail sales (excluding the Distribution division) climbed on a like-for-like basis in 2015 despite an impact from the Paris attacks in Q4.

Miami International Airport launches ‘personal travel assistant’ app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

USA. Geolocation technology will enable turn-by-turn, blue-dot navigation while customised shopping and dining suggestions will be offered.

Narita reopens renovated 5th Avenue duty free and fashion stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/16

JAPAN. Two duty free stores and three fashion boutiques in Tokyo Narita Airport’s Terminal 2 reopen after remodelling that allows bigger product ranges.

Bahrain Duty Free reveals record revenues and profits for 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free hits US$77 million in sales in 2015 (+3.3%), with net profit climbing by +4.4% to US$23.7 million, the retailer has revealed.

Belfast International supports local charity with ‘left-behind’ toiletries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. Thousands of shampoos, creams, deodorants, pastes and gels, discarded by passengers at Belfast International Airport, are distributed to people in need.

Denver International posts all-time passenger traffic record

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

USA. Denver International Airport set a new annual record for passenger traffic in 2015, of 54 million, as it marked its 20th year of operations.

Manchester Airport’s T2 Escape Lounge to get £1.6 million upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

UK. The size of the luxury lounge will be increased by more than a third, raising capacity to 212 passengers. A kitchen and bar will also be added.

Paul & Shark opens first boutique in South Korea with Lotte Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

South Korea debut: the Italian lifestyle brand's store at Incheon International Airport officially opened on 16 December 2015 in partnership with Lotte Duty Free.

The Moodie Online Interview: Diageo GTME’s vision for malts in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/16

As Diageo GTME rolls out its latest Talisker expression in travel retail, Regional Director Europe Dayalan Nayager assesses the potential of the malts category.

Atlanta Airport tops 100 million passenger mark for first time in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Hartsfield-Jackson retains status as world’s busiest airport for the 18th year, becoming the first airport to top the 100 million passenger mark.

ATÜ Duty Free captures major US human resources award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

TURKEY/USA. ATÜ Duty Free has won the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for its innovative customer experience project, ATÜ Style.

Brisbane Airport raises glasses to celebrate the promise of 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport hosted 400 business partners to a Raise Glasses function on 4 February to profile a strong 2016 and celebrate its 2015 achievements.

Champion golfer Danny Willett conducts Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise draw

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

UAE. Englishman Danny Willett conducted the latest Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Draw following victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday.

Dallas Fort Worth International awards host of concession contracts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

USA. Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant, Rodeo Bar and Belgium Beer Café are among the food & beverage outlets to have been granted approval.

Dublin Airport Authority raises €240,000 for three Irish charities in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

IRELAND. The latest fundraising efforts mean that DAA staff and supporters have donated more than €1.7 million to 15 Irish charities over the past nine years.

YSL promotion at Paris CDG offers travellers a 'night out' with supermodel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté is launching its latest fragrance Black Opium Nuit Blanche with a digital multiscreen experience at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Qatar Duty Free marks Chinese New Year with promotions and discounts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

QATAR. Qatar Duty Free opens its Chinese pavilion at Hamad International Airport, offering special promotions and discounts of up to -20%.

Sydney Airport reveals premium food and dining brands for T1 City View

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport will feature a Wolfgang Puck bistro among five premium dining brands just announced for its T1 City View precinct.

ACI Europe reports strong passenger traffic growth of +5.2% in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

EUROPE. Positive momentum created by economic conditions in the Eurozone, low oil prices and loose monetary policy to "persist for most of 2016".

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fifth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards.

Ever Rich kicks off Chinese New Year festivities at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

TAIWAN. The retailer is embracing the festive Chinese New Year spirit with a series of promotions and engaging events at Taoyuan International.

Fraport and Lufthansa join forces to expand digital shopping at Frankfurt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. An online shopping platform for departing passengers is the first to launch at the airport’s lounges, with inflight services to follow later this year.

German airports post solid rise in 2015 traffic despite impact of strikes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

GERMANY. Germany’s 22 international airports saw passenger traffic climb by +3.9% in 2015, a solid result despite the effect of strike action at key airlines.

HKIA unveils retail & catering offer for Midfield Concourse

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HONG KONG. “The Midfield Concourse will be able to serve an additional 10 million annual passengers in order to meet the increasing passenger volume at HKIA,” says Airport Authority Hong Kong Executive Director, Commercial Cissy Chan. “We are proud to offer extended retail and catering options throughout the concourse."

Incheon Airport plots duty free tenders for T2; confirms SkyTeam carriers move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) is planning to issue its Request for Proposals for the duty free concession at the new Terminal 2 in August or September, and bidders will then have at least 60 days to prepare their submissions. In an important related development, IIAC has confirmed that Delta, KLM and Air France will join Korean Air as airline tenants at the new terminal.

Lotte Duty Free confirms major new downtown store opening in Osaka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

JAPAN. South Korean travel retailer Lotte Duty Free will open a 4,400sq m downtown duty free shop next year in Osaka's Namba district.

Szamos and Leroy win concessionaire awards at Budapest Airport ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

HUNGARY. Airport recorded a +17% increase in retail and food & beverage transactions in 2015, and broke the 10 million passenger mark for the first time.

Dubai Duty Free launches Chinese New Year 20% discount promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

UAE. Traditional-styled retail areas will house the top 25 popular products for Chinese customers as festive celebrations get underway at Dubai International.

Ever Rich adds Kate Spade and MCM to fashion offer at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

TAIWAN. Two MCM outlets and a Kate Spade store join Ever Rich Duty Free Shop’s fashion offer at Taoyuan International Airport.

Healthy, homemade food key to Icebox Café’s Miami airport award win

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Independently owned and operated venue scooped the Best Concessionaire of the Year award in the medium-sized category for the North Terminal.

Lindt Swiss Masterpieces range set for pre-launch at Zürich

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

The Swiss Masterpieces collection is being pre-launched this month at Zürich Airport with a promotion that includes tastings and creations by Master Chocolatiers.

Paradies Lagardère unveils speciality concepts at New York JFK’s Terminal 4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

USA. Paradies Lagardère officially launched its So Chocolate! and The Scoreboard speciality stores at New York JFK International on Tuesday.

Sydney Airport combines digital and decorations for Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

AUSTRALIA. Digital game hosted on new WeChat channel gives passengers the chance to win shopping vouchers to spend at Heinemann’s tax and duty free store.

Airport craft beer restaurant celebrates Minnesota’s thriving brewing industry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

USA. Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport venue will serve up new and limited edition beers, locally-sourced food and a selection of retail merchandise.

Global Exchange opens branches at Geneva and Billund airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

DENMARK/SWITZERLAND. The travel money services provider has invested €2 million on five new locations in Switzerland and Denmark.

Hyderabad airport launches movie download service for onboard viewing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

INDIA. Passengers can now download movies in three minutes at the airport to watch during their flights using an entertainment Wi-Fi hotspot.

Accolade Wines brings category stage promotion to Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

Accolade Wines brands Hardys, Grant Burge and Houghton are taking centre stage in a two-month promotion with Heinemann at Sydney Airport.

BWI Marshall concessions could be opened up to bidding in 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Maryland lawmakers promote legislation that would see Airmall contract – set to expire in 2022 – opened for competitive bidding next year.

Duty Free Americas scoops top prize at inaugural Miami airport awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Miami International’s best shops and restaurants have been recognised based on excellence in customer service, merchandise and menu offerings.

Tea Forté extends global travel retail presence; launches tastings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

The luxury tea brand said it is focusing on making travel retail the "ultimate" retail revenue as it seeks to expand its footprint in the channel globally.

Westfield unveils revitalised Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

USA. Six airport firsts and seven Southern California brands are among the 16 new retail and dining outlets added as part of the LAX Terminal 2 transformation.

ACI Europe announces speakers for Helsinki event; registration now open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

EUROPE. Lagardère Travel Retail’s Frédéric Chevalier and World Duty Free Group’s Sue Gosling are among those in the speaker line-up.

American Airlines partners with JCDecaux for Heathrow advertising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK. Terminal 3 site is the largest advertising opportunity in the JCDecaux Airport portfolio and targets airline’s business and first class passengers.

Dubai International retains number one status for international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UAE. Dubai International retained its position as the world’s leading airport for international passengers with annual traffic of just over 78 million in 2015.

Ever Rich promotes taste of Taiwan by adding high-quality rice to menus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

TAIWAN. Select Taoyuan International Airport restaurants are offering special meal sets featuring the renowned Chihshang rice for a limited period.

Hyderabad International adds Tommy Hilfiger store to fashion offering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

INDIA. Airport outlet will feature a range of fashion apparels and smart casuals “based on current fashion trends” as well as seasonal collections.

Newly opened Pier 5 set to drive further passenger growth at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

UK. Airport estimates ability to handle an additional 4,200 passengers per day as focus is also placed on improving the overall experience for travellers.