Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 27 November 2014

AIRPORTS

Retail and advertising revenues buoy Airport Authority Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

HONG KONG. Strong growth in commercial concessions revenue buoyed Airport Authority Hong Kong’s performance in the six months to 30 September, with retail licences and advertising revenue climbing by +8.7% year-on-year to HK$3.33 billion (US$429 million). But the airport noted that slowing retail sales in Hong Kong may yet have an impact.

Absolut colours airports with pop-ups to celebrate Warhol launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

Selfie-taking installations celebrate the launch of Absolut Warhol, recognising the brand's original collaboration with famous pop artist Andy Warhol.

Abu Dhabi Midfield Terminal duty free bids due by end of March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. The delayed duty free tender for arguably the world's most ambitious airport terminal will be released later this week with bids due in by the end of March 2015.

Dubai Airport and Jack’s Bar & Grill to host airside music event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail, Brown-Forman and Dubai Airports are poised to host Dubai International's first airside music event, at Jack’s Bar & Grill.

Fortnum & Mason opens first airport store at Heathrow Terminal 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UK. The iconic London retailer has opened a 1,000sq ft store at Terminal 5's new luxury area, with an in-store bar scheduled to open next month.

Nice Airport appoints SSP and Relay for food & beverage concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

FRANCE. The two operators will share around 20 points of sale across both terminals, with new concepts to open early next year in T1.

Singapore Changi Airport buoyed by strong South Asia traffic in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger traffic at Singapore Changi Airport grew +1.9% to 4.49 million last month, with traffic to and from South Asia rising +14% on-year.

SSP appoints Paul Heflin to North America design and construction role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

NORTH AMERICA. Experienced architect Heflin becomes Vice President of Design and Construction in another senior appointment for SSP's regional team.

American Express and airport retailers partner in Foursquare campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. American Express card users can receive statement credit on purchases at several UK airports through offers via location-sharing network Foursquare.

Auckland Airport bolsters fashion and beauty offer with new store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

NEW ZEALAND. Several new retailers have set up shop at Auckland Airport’s international departure area, including Saben, OPI, lolaandgrace and G-Factory.

Mondelez WTR invites Dubai Duty Free customers to ‘Say It With Chocolate’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

The multi-site promotion supports the launch of Cadbury’s new tablet range and features exclusive Dubai destination sleeves and a Cadbury ‘Chunk’ photo wall.

Qatar Duty Free opens two new Armani boutiques in fashion first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

DOHA. Hamad Airport welcomes the first Giorgio Armani airport boutique in the Middle East and the first Armani Junior airport boutique in the world.

SSP to open M&S Simply Food outlet at London Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

UK. The new 2,000sq ft store at Stansted is the ninth M&S Simply Food outlet operated by F&B specialist SSP and will open on Wednesday.

Dubai Duty Free sales hit US$1.53 billion in first ten months of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free has reported sales of US$1.53 billion for the first ten months of 2014, and is pushing towards annual turnover of US$1.9 billion.

IDFS Morocco invests in new store on 25th anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/14

MOROCCO. IDFS Morocco celebrates landmark with refurbishments and rebranding to strengthen the company and the brand for travellers.

Aéroports de Paris unveils luxury fashion area at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE. The new fashion area, located in Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2E Hall K, showcases four key brands: Cartier, Chanel, Dior and Hermès.

Capture collaborates with LS travel retail on Aelia global rebrand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

FRANCE/UK. The agency worked with the retailer to design and implement its new branding and store concept being tested at Marseille Provence Airport.

Global airports report strong passenger traffic growth in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Middle East and Africa recorded the biggest increases as growth accelerated in August, Airports Council International reports.

Media Frankfurt unveils biggest digital airport advertising space in Europe

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

GERMANY. The 100sq m screen outside Terminal 1 at Frankfurt Airport will be seen by 13 million terminal users a year. UPDATED WITH VIDEO.

New whisky category approach drives single malt sales at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Schiphol Airport Retail has posted +33.8% growth in single malt sales as a result of a new whiskey category approach developed in collaboration with William Grant & Sons.

Paradies outlets ‘Pay It Forward’ to military troops for Thanksgiving

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

USA. Paradies will thank active and retired military service men and women with free meals at its airport food & beverage outlets from 24-27 November.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

Gatwick Airport retail improvements boost spend as traffic surges

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

UK. Passenger traffic grew by +8.0% in the six months to 30 September as recent investments across both terminals drove income per passenger higher.

Hudson Group reveals new retail concepts for LAX Terminal 6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

USA. The retailer has adapted its convenience concept for the terminal and will introduce the first ever Belkin electronics store at an airport.

LS travel retail pilots new Aelia Duty Free concept at Marseille Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has opened the first of its ‘next generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores with a pilot outlet at Marseille Airport’s low-cost mp2 terminal.

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Official Guide 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. The guide is published by The Moodie Report to coincide with the annual MEADFA Conference in Dubai on 24-25 November.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Victoria’s Secret expands Australian footprint with Gold Coast Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

The leading lingerie and beauty retailer has opened a new 90sq m Beauty & Accessories store at Gold Coast Airport, in partnership with LS travel retail Pacific.

ATÜ Duty Free signs contract for Salalah Airport master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. The retailer and Oman Airports Management Company have signed a 10-year contract for key commercial activities at the new airport.

Ballantine’s unveils ‘pinnacle’ 40 Year Old whisky in Asia travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The rare release was launched in travel retail at Incheon International Airport last month, with 32 of the 100 bottles produced allocated to Asian travel retailers.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.

HMSHost donates US$25,000 to provide Coca-Cola to America’s troops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. HMSHost seeks to provide "that taste of home" and support traveling troops in over 30 United Service Organizations centres at airports across the nation.

JCDecaux Singapore launches towering new digital media at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. JCDecaux Singapore has unveiled new digital media advertising landmarks at Changi Airport, which it claims are a first of their kind for airports.

King Power (HK) and Adidas capture branded store concessions at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

SINGAPORE. King Power International, a division of King Power Group (Hong Kong), and Adidas have captured the latest fashion concessions at Changi Airport T3.

Muscat Duty Free marks Oman’s National Day with in-store events

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

OMAN. Muscat Duty Free recently celebrated Oman’s 44th National Day with a series of in-store events and entertainment for travellers.

Rolling Luggage extends concession at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

UK. The luggage retailer will redevelop its stores across three terminals as part of the seven-year extension to its concession at London Heathrow Airport.

Travelex to make Polish debut at Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

POLAND. The global foreign exchange operator will open a Departures outlet and an Arrivals multi-currency cash machine at the airport this year.

Westfield reveals retail and F&B line-up at new-look LAX T6

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

USA. Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports have revealed the list of retail and food & beverage brands at the new-look Los Angeles International T6.

Airport property listings service Airportxo launches new website

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airportxo Solutions Inc., a property and RFP listings service for airports, has recently launched its new website, www.airportxo.net.

Delhi Duty Free announces sixth monthly winner for BMW X1 promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INDIA. Krishna Sood is the latest winner of Delhi Duty Free's BMW X1 promotion, which began in May 2014 and has produced six monthly winners so far.

King Power celebrates 25th anniversary; announces Phuket store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

THAILAND. We bring you the first images of King Power International Group (Thailand)'s spectacular 25th anniversary celebrations in Bangkok.

Product labelling among the industry’s most urgent issues, says ETRC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. ETRC Secretary-General Keith Spinks has said that labelling and allowances are among the critical issues facing travel retail today.

Aviation sector adds US$26.7 billion to Dubai economy in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

UAE. Companies including Emirates airline, Dubai Airports and Dubai Duty Free will grow aviation's GDP contribution to 37.5% by 2020, claims Oxford Economics.

Chinese visitors surge as tourist arrivals rebound in Thailand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. A +6.14% increase in total visitor arrivals in October is the first monthly growth since January following a period of political turmoil.

Hong Kong International Airport passenger volumes leap in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in October, with visitor and transfer numbers surging ahead.

Marking 25 years of achievement at King Power International Group (Thailand)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

THAILAND. As King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates its 25th anniversary, Martin Moodie interviews Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

The Moodie Report Interview: On century duty with Puig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

In July Spanish beauty-to-fashion house Puig celebrated its 100th anniversary; Martin Moodie spoke to Chairman & CEO Marc Puig about a century of achievement.

Tourvest aims to take true destination retailing to the world

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Neil Austen, the New Business Manager of Tourvest Destination Retail, talks about taking the South African company’s finely honed skill in destination retail to the world.

HMSHost puts winning dish on the menu at Sammy’s Bar & Grill

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. The operator and partner Sammy Hagar have participated in an episode of cooking competition and reality television show On The Menu.

OTG unveils extraordinary ambition at Newark Liberty Terminal C

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/11/14

USA. OTG and terminal manager United Airlines will create a spectacularly innovative commercial offer at the airport according to plans revealed today.