Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 19 April 2015


ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

In Memoriam: Don Archibald, great pioneer of New Zealand duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

NEW ZEALAND. With deep regret, we report the passing of Don Archibald, Founder of Duty Free Stores Wellington and Duty Free Stores New Zealand.

Motibhai Group pledges 'world class' duty free offer as joint venture plots Port Moresby Airport store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A joint venture between Fiji's Motibhai Group and local partner CPL will open new Departures and Arrivals duty free stores at Port Moresby International Airport from June. The partners will operate under the Prouds Duty Free name in both Departures (332sq m) and Arrivals (90sq m). Motibhai Group of Companies Chairman & CEO Kirit Prabhudas Patel tells us that travellers can expect "a world class travel retail shopping experience” at the location.

Deau Cognac to build regional base at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The family-owned brand will showcase its range of Cognac products at the TFWA Asia Pacific show as it seeks to position itself as an "alternative" in travel retail.

Growth at Asia Pacific airports buoyed by Lunar New Year traffic in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports grew +9.7% – with many growing by double digits – in February, while Middle Eastern airports grew by +7%.

Eagle Boys Express undergoes refurbishment at Sydney Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

AUSTRALIA. The new look for the Eagle Boys Express outlet heralds the brand’s progression and its continuing partnership with corporate caterer Spotless Group.

Giorgio Armani Beauty advances in Americas travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

L’Oréal Travel Retail Americas has opened its first Giorgio Armani three-axis counter at DFS T Galleria Waikiki. Make-up and skincare join the brand’s fragrance offer.

Puan Faizah Khairuddin resigns from Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

MALAYSIA.The much-respected Senior General Manager of Commercial Services at Malaysia Airports, has resigned to take a career break after almost seven years.

China Airlines raises the quality bar with launch of FORMIA amenity kits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

CHINA. With the aim of improving customer service, China Airlines has partnered FORMIA to supply amenity kits to Premium Economy and Business Class passengers.

DFS revenues hit by 'currency and geopolitical developments' in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH posted a +16% increase in reported Q1 2015 revenue, but DFS continued to be affected by "a complex situation in Asia".

International passenger traffic maintains healthy growth rate in February

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Global passenger traffic increased by +6.3% year-on-year in February, driven largely by international volumes (+7.3%), ACI reports.

Kinmen duty free receives boost as shopping allowance is increased

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

TAIWAN. In a big boost to the offshore tourism business, the duty free allowance for visitors to Kinmen has leapt from NTD60,000 to NTD1 million.

The L’Oréal group partners with National University of Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/15

SINGAPORE. L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific has collaborated with Singapore students to help create its exhibition stand for the 2015 Tax Free Asia Pacific show.

Shilla and Hyundai align in bid for Seoul downtown duty free licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Two of the country's most powerful companies, including The Shilla Duty Free, are joining forces in a plan to open the nation's largest duty free store.

Chanel and Uniqlo open in Kansai’s renovated KIX Airside Avenue

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

JAPAN. New Kansai International Airport Corporation has officially opened its renovated Terminal 1 airside precinct and inaugurated Chanel and Uniqlo stores.

Hawaiian Host poised to present fresh product offer in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

Hawaiian Host will be showcasing its new Tropical Fruit Bites at TFWA Asia Pacific as well as products from newly acquired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp.

Airports Authority of India issues Kolkata Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/15

INDIA. Airports Authority of India has issued a duty free tender plus a tender for other retail outlets at Kolkata Airport’s new integrated Terminal 2.

Sydney Airport to open Mach2 amid food & beverage renaissance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/15

AUSTRALIA. No cunning and duplicity, just "a unique and memorable Sydney culinary experience”, as the renowned Machiavelli restaurant family comes to T1.

Bacardi GTR brings Craigellachie heritage to life at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

The month-long campaign at Taoyuan Airport focuses on the worm-tub process used in the crafting of Craigellachie Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.

Hong Kong International Airport calls key consumer technology tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for the Audio/Visual/Electronics concession at Hong Kong International.

The Shilla Duty Free launches Valeur Absolue Parfums in Changi first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

Valeur Absolue is now exclusively available at Shilla's Cosmetics & Perfumes stores in Changi, ahead of the Asia domestic market and other travel retail doors globally.

be Duty Free marks opening with US$15,000 dream vacation giveaway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

MALAYSIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific has announced the winner of its ‘Win Your Dream Vacation’ contest, organised to mark the opening of be Duty Free at klia2.

Changi Airport partners Singapore Tourism Board to drive visitorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group and Singapore Tourism Board have announced a S$35 million (US$25.8 million) joint investment plan to boost visitor numbers.

Autogrill Group to enter China at Beijing and Sanya airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

CHINA. Autogrill has formed joint ventures with Huazhuo and Cosmos, two leading local airport F&B operators, to enter the Chinese market.

Royal Agio Cigars’ Balmoral Royal Anejo 18 debuts in Asian duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

The handmade cigars in two vitolas – Rothschild Masivo and Torpedo – are available from Eraman Malaysia, following successful launches in Europe and USA.

Travel retail agents team up to create IBG International Brands Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. A number of travel retail specialist agencies have teamed up to create a network under the title IBG International Brands Group.

Pernod Ricard India announces winner of Mumbai Duty Free whisky promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

INDIA. Kunal Mehta took home a luxury BMW 320 D Sport Line after a lucky draw ended a promotion of Pernod Ricard's whisky brands at Mumbai Duty Free.

South Korean duty free surges +21.6% in 2014 on Chinese travel boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Soaring Chinese arrivals and spending spurred a +21.6% increase in South Korean duty free sales last year to KW8.3 trillion (US$7.5 billion).

Dufry-World Duty Free deal set to create US$8.1 billion market leader

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. “The acquisition of WDF is a transformational transaction and is a milestone for the travel retail industry,” says Dufry CEO Julián Díaz.

Hong Kong International reveals new-look luxury retail zone

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport has added ten new luxury brands to its Terminal 1 East Hall portfolio, including a number of firsts for the airport and region.

Kabuki Gate, Victoria’s Secret lead store openings at Tokyo Narita

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport opened its Kabuki Gate store in Terminal 1 on 27 March, with a cluster of new and renovated stores also opening in Terminal 2.

SSP Group captures F&B contract at Beijing Capital International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/15

CHINA. The Asia Pacific division of SSP Group has been awarded a six-year £60 million food & beverage contract at Beijing Capital International Airport.

Easter extravaganza at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/15

HONG KONG. Giant M&M’s mascots dressed as security guards, Easter bunnies and musical performances are all part of the Easter shopping celebrations.

Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Bengaluru International Airport passes 15 million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

INDIA. Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has surged through the 15 million passenger mark as its latest financial year draws to a close.

Incheon International Airport awards three SME duty free concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport awards three of its four small & medium-sized enterprise duty free concessions, after a re-tender.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Korean travel retail powerhouse Shilla to acquire 44% stake in DFASS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

SOUTH KOREA/USA. Hotel Shilla, owner of The Shilla Duty Free, has revealed that it is to acquire a 44% stake in leading inflight duty free specialist DFASS.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

ARI names Montréal's Nivine Fahmi as Star Employee of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has named its Star Employees of The Year, with Nivine Fahmi from ARI-North America (Montréal-Trudeau) capturing the top prize.

Hainan offshore duty free categories expanded amid sales boom

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 20/03/15

CHINA. In a further boost to Hainan Island’s booming offshore duty free sector, the number of categories able to be sold under the policy increases from 17 to 38.

Mike Birch: Tang represents Chinese ‘luxury opportunity’ for Bacardi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Tang, Bacardi’s new green tea leaf spirit, is “an incremental luxury opportunity” for the Chinese market, says Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Bacardi launches green tea leaf spirit Tang with DFS in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Bacardi has launched Tang, a new spirit distilled entirely from green tea leaves, with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport the initial exclusive retail partner.

Fraport Group retail revenue per passenger dips sharply in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

GERMANY. Fraport Group has reported its annual results, with the key performance indicator of net retail revenue per passenger falling by -4.7% to €3.43.

Hyderabad International Airport hits ten million passenger mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INDIA. Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has recorded a record high of ten million passengers in its latest financial year, which ends this month.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Rémy Cointreau GTR creates bespoke Rémy Martin Cognac for DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail and DFS Group celebrate their partnership with the launch of Rémy Martin XO Touzac, created exclusively for the travel retailer.

Hong Kong International Airport set for three-runway system

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

HONG KONG. The third runway and corresponding facilities – scheduled for completion by 2023 – will expand the airport capacity by 30 million passengers.