Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 30 August 2014

ASIA PACIFIC

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in second half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts. The aviation analyst's latest forecasts emerge amid continuing intense interest in the Chinese outbound travel market. Departing international volumes from Beijing T3 will grow by just +3.1% in H2, but there will be above-average increases among South Koreans.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

DFS Group set to give travellers the First Class Beauty treatment

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. "The ultimate beauty shopping experience." That's how DFS describes one of its biggest-ever global campaigns, set to roll out next month.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to increase by +50% in September

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Visitors and returning Korean travellers will be granted an increased inbound duty free allowance of US$600 from 5 September.

Mumbai Port Trust tenders duty free store at international cruise terminal

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INDIA. The company is seeking a duty free retailer at Mumbai International Cruise Terminal to manage the business under an 11-month contract.

Changi Airport unveils growth programme to cement air hub status

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 26/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group is committing S$100 million (US$80 million) to the Growth and Assistance Incentive (GAIN) programme over the next year.

A market transformed: Chinese travel boom to Korea continues

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese visitors represented 42.1% of arrivals in the first seven months, compared to 16.7% for the long-time dominant Japanese.

Auckland Airport lifts FY2014 revenues by +6%, retail climbs by +2.2%

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport grew total revenue by +6.1% in the year to 30 June 2014, with retail revenues up +2.2% to NZ$127 million (US$105.9 million).

Nestlé and Choc Stop chill to summer sounds with Kit Kat in Malaysia

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Nestlé ITR has launched a high-profile Kit Kat campaign with Choc Stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offering branded Kit Kat headphones as a GWP.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pick-up in China numbers spurs marginal July increase in Changi traffic

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 22/08/14

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport posted a modest +1.0% rise in passenger traffic in July. The good news though was the first increase in travel to and from China since January.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Furla continues on expansion trail with new opening in Shanghai

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

Furla has opened a 45sq m personalised concept shop-in-shop in Shanghai Pudong Terminal 1 International in collaboration with Sunrise Duty Free.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Sydney Airport shortlists three for duty free; retail revenues grow +7.4%

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in its duty free tender as it announces first-half retail revenue and passenger growth.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sharing the spoils at Macau Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine what’s at stake as Macau International Airport Company prepares to award its duty free concessions.

Big issues, big names dominate powerful Trinity Forum 2014 agenda

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/08/14

TAIWAN. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch are the latest additions to a powerful line-up.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

Old Chang Kee makes Changi Airport debut with Curry Times

Source: ŠThe Foodie Report - 20/08/14

SINGAPORE. Established catering brand Old Chang Kee makes its Changi debut with the all-day casual dining restaurant at Terminal 3.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Sprint-Cass captures Changi T1 consumer technology concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 19/08/14

SINGAPORE. Electronics specialist retailer Sprint-Cass has captured a new consumer technology concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

King Power and Shilla/Sky Connection named preferred bidders in Macau

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 18/08/14

CHINA (MACAU). The retailers are reliably understood to have been named preferred bidders for the airport's duty free concessions.

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

Auckland Airport duty free tender attracts ten interested parties

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 17/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Interest is mounting in the Auckland Airport duty free tender after the Request for Proposals was released on 21 July. Bids close in October.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

Nuance-Watson (HK) launches Beats New Studio in exclusive new colours

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 15/08/14

Nuance-Watson (HK) is the first retail door in Hong Kong to offer the Beats New Studio headphones in two new colours: Champagne Gold and Metallic Sky.

EDA Australasia strikes up partnership with Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 14/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. EDA Australasia further extends its 15-year partnership with Coty Australia by undertaking a range of new projects for Coty Travel Retail Asia Pacific.

Airports of Thailand buoyed by Q3 non-aeronautical revenue growth

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

THAILAND. Total revenues at Airports of Thailand fell -6.37% in Q3 2014, but non-aeronautical revenues surged ahead with +6.7% growth in the period.

Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading honoured for service quality

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital Airport Commercial & Trading Co Ltd is one of 633 companies to be named among the list of China Quality Integrity Enterprises for 2014.

DFS welcomes opening of MCM pop-up store in T Galleria Singapore

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Taking place from August till September, the new pop-up store will offer the Spring Summer 2014 and Fall Winter 2014 collections from the German luxury label.

Heinemann enters Indonesian travel retail with new Surabaya stores

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INDONESIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific opens two new stores - Surabaya Duty Free and Bon Bon Voyage - with Plaza Bali at Juanda International Airport.

Middle East continues to lead passenger traffic growth in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 13/08/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Middle Eastern airports have posted strong passenger traffic growth of +9% in the first half of 2014, while Asia Pacific airports grew by +5%.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; ECNS.cn - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Ever Rich hosts Hello Kitty community event at Taoyuan International Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop invites children from rural areas and single parent families to a Hello Kitty-themed community event at Taoyuan International Airport.

Sydney Airport hosts campaign as 'Australia’s busiest coffee hub'

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 12/08/14

AUSTRALIA. This month Sydney Airport is running the Joy of Coffee campaign, marking its claim to be Australia’s biggest location for coffee sales.

Flemingo partners with Harley Davidson for Street Thunder motorcycle event

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/08/14

SRI LANKA. Flemingo Duty Free has teamed up with the Harley Owners Group (HOG) for the second Street Thunder motorcycle ride around Sri Lanka.

Hong Kong International calls tender for consumer technology concession

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 11/08/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has invited bids for a key consumer technology concession at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).

Lightfoot Asia celebrates opening of new office space in Singapore

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 08/08/14

SINGAPORE. The specialist travel retail marketing and design agency is gearing up for the next chapter of growth with its brand new space at 54 Kandahar Street.

Focus Network Agencies and Lagardčre Services triumph in Changi confectionery tender

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/08/14

SINGAPORE. Success for Focus Network Agencies and LS travel retail in key Changi bid; disappointment for King Power (HK), Lotte, Nuance-Watson and Heinemann.

Russian and Japanese tax free spending falls sharply in first quarter

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tax free sales to Russian and Japanese travellers fell sharply in the second quarter, says tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Strong Pound Sterling impact hits SSP Group sales in latest quarter

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 07/08/14

UK. SSP Group sales dipped by -1.4% year-on-year in the period from 1 April to 30 June, with currency changes the big factor, the company noted in a trading update.

Nuance-Watson (HK) first to launch Philips Lumea in Greater China

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 05/08/14

The Philips Lumea IPL Hair Removal System SC2004 and SC2006 is now available at the retailer's Sound & Vision Enriching Life stores at HKIA East Hall.

Aviation group Avia Solutions creates new duty free company

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/08/14

LITHUANIA. Avia Solutions Group, a provider of aviation business solutions, has created a duty free retailer called Globus Distribution, with plans to open 40 stores.

Hudsons Coffee opens at redeveloped Brisbane Airport International Terminal

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 04/08/14

AUSTRALIA. Hudsons Coffee is the latest outlet to open as Brisbane Airport’s A$45 million International Terminal redevelopment continues.

Duc d’O and Choc Stop push sales at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 01/08/14

A high profile promotion for Duc d’O at the Choc Shop outlet at Kuala Lumpur International Airport has resulted in an anticipated +300% increase in sales.

Healthy commercial growth buoys Malaysia Airports in first half

Source: ŠThe Moodie Report - 01/08/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports' non-aeronautical revenue grew by +7.2% for the six months ended 30 June 2014, driven by higher commercial and retail revenue.