Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 30 November 2015


Lagardère Travel Retail opens as master concessionaire at Karratha Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail reveals a new-look travel essentials offer and builds on its food service network at Western Australia's second busiest airport.

IATA reassesses forecasts after dip but pax numbers still set to double by 2034

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Over the next 19 years, global air passenger numbers will double says IATA. And that's despite a downwards reassessment.

Plaza Premium Group Founder Song Hoi-see wins major accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/15

MALAYSIA. Major recognition for the inspirational creator of a 1998 start-up that has become a global powerhouse in the airport world.

SSP set for debut in Hong Kong rail market after key contract gain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

HONG KONG. SSP Asia Pacific will enter the Chinese rail market next year after it won a deal at Hung Hom Station, which handles China-Hong Kong border traffic.

The Design Solution to consult on key Taoyuan International project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

TAIWAN. Airport retail design specialist The Design Solution will consult on the commercial design for the new Terminal 3 at Taoyuan International Airport.

The Loop Duty Free springs pre-Christmas surprise at Auckland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

NEW ZEALAND. The Loop Duty Free launched its new gifting campaign with a surprise giveaway to a group of passengers on Tuesday.

‘Move, Nourish & Believe’: Lorna Jane Active Living Room opens in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

AUSTRALIA. In a global airport first, Sydney Airport passengers can now enjoy a premium yoga session before boarding their flights.

Delhi International Airport seeks Associate General Manager Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

INDIA. Delhi International Airport seeks an Associate General Manager via Moodie Jobs, the travel retail channel's most popular recruitment service.

Dubai Airports’ Paul Griffiths wins Chief Executive of the Year accolade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

UAE. CAPA bestows honour on the CEO for successfully managing a “massive” expansion programme and runway improvement project.

Perth domestic terminal employs innovative hub concept to drive spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

AUSTRALIA. All retail is placed at or near the gates in the new T1 to maximise dwell times and lower passenger anxiety about gate location.

Swarovski gets a hand from DFS Group in Christmas styling activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

Swarovski is teaming up with DFS Group this festive season to offer travellers in-store hand decorations at locations in Hong Kong and Macau.

DFS campaign brings joy to children battling life-threatening conditions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

HONG KONG. Shoppers can like posts on social media to help children's wishes come true or make donations at T Galleria by DFS stores worldwide.

Shanghai Tang opens second outlet at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

HONG KONG. The brand has opened a boutique in HKIA's Terminal 1 West Hall in a bid, it says, to become the “global creator of modern Chinese chic”.

Lagardère prepares Travelwell and Trader store at Perth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail unveils wellness and convenience concepts for Perth Airport T1, building on the recent relaunch of LINK.

Al Nassma Chocolate makes Indian travel retail debut at Kempegowda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

Al Nassma Chocolate has extended its global travel retail presence by making its debut with Nuance at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

Burberry Scarf Bar concept and advertising prove a Hong Kong hit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

HONG KONG. Burberry pops up in style at Hong Kong International Airport with its chic Scarf Bar, supported by personalisation and strategic advertising.

China Duty Free moves ahead with Cambodia strategy following deals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

CHINA. Angkor Duty Free store signs cooperation agreements with two Chinese firms, with the aim of increasing the number of Chinese tourists to Cambodia.

Lagardère Travel Retail and SumoSalad strike travel retail partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

AUSTRALASIA. The first SumoSalad Green Label under the partnership has opened at the redeveloped food court in Sydney Airport Terminal 2.

Middle East traffic surges in September; Asia Pacific also strong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. September was a strong month for the two regions' airports with passenger growth of +6.5% and +15.7%,

'A 6,000-strong family': Gebr Heinemann captures major award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

GERMANY. "This is an accolade for all Heinemann employees around the world," says a delighted Gunnar Heinemann as the company collects a major trade award.

‘Fewer, Bigger, Better’: Lacoste travel retail vision takes shape

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/15

Lacoste CEO Asia Pacific and Global Travel Retail Jean-Louis Delamarre explains his "winning formula" for the brand, as it plans a series of new openings.

Maison Mumm toasts Melbourne Cup Carnival with high-energy campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

A toast to Mumm: the Champagne house is running a promotion at Melbourne Airport to celebrate its sponsorship of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Martell channels French Art de Vivre with glowing new editions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

Lighting up the Cognac offer: Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail has launched two limited edition glow-in-the-dark Martell bottles, designed by DJ Etienne de Crécy.

World Duty Free unveils new-look Edinburgh Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

SCOTLAND.“This fantastic World Duty Free store doubling in size is a great example of how we have listened to our passengers," says CEO Gordon Dewar.

Coccinelle Asia Pacific travel retail expansion gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Coccinelle has extended its presence in Asia with the opening of a 20sq m pop-up store in Jeju Tourism Organization's downtown duty free store.

Lagardère Travel Retail says Eye Love at Cairns Airport domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail has opened its fourth expression, and "a fresh face", of the Eye Love specialist eyewear concept in the Pacific region.

My Wine Journey: Brisbane Airport Corp General Manager Andrew Brodie

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Why a dinner event at the Sydney Opera House involving the sampling of a number of Australian classics was Brodie's most memorable wine experience.

Nadi International Airport reveals new-look commercial offer after upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

FIJI. Tappoo Duty Free, Prouds Duty Free and Burger King among those to open new stores as part of a US$106 million terminal modernisation project.

Bacardi GTR launches House of Bombay tasting bar at Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

Bacardi GTR and Heinemann are inviting passengers to explore the world of Bombay Sapphire through a sampling promotion at Sydney Airport.

Ferrero brings cosy Christmas promotion to Kuala Lumpur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

Ferrero Travel Market's latest promotion at Kuala Lumpur Airport offers consumers who purchase Raffaello pralines the chance to snuggle up with a blanket.

MTR Corporation calls tender for duty free stores at Hong Kong stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

HONG KONG. MTR Corp invites retailers, through The Moodie Report, to express their interest in duty free tenders at Hung Hom, Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau stations.

Seismic change: Korean downtown duty free licence system under fire as trade assesses shock results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. While Doosan and Shinsegae celebrate, WalkerHill Duty Free and Lotte Duty Free are stunned. The government’s new five-yearly competitive bidding system for downtown duty free licences, introduced in 2013, comes under fire as the travel retail sector at home and abroad assesses the shock, industry-transforming results of the latest licence contest.

Lotte retains IPO & global number 1 aims despite duty free licence loss

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free dusts itself down after losing Lotte World Tower licence and retains growth ambitions. But touted COEX licence switch doubtful.

Assessing the dangers of Korean duty free licence changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. In the run-up to four critical duty free licence awards, The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was interviewed by leading Korean media titles.

Lotte Duty Free reveals details of new Ginza and Bangkok stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. The travel retailer will open a 4,396sq m store in the Ginza shopping district of Tokyo next Spring as part of a concerted global expansion.

Shock losses for Lotte & WalkerHill; Shinsegae and Doosan triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. Korea Customs Service unveils the four crucial (and shock) downtown duty free licence results in Seoul and Busan.

Travellers to get artisan coffee with new opening at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Fonzie Abbott partners with SSP Australia to open outlet serving “some of the best coffee in the city” in the airport’s Domestic Terminal.

William Grant swings into KLIA with ‘Take Home a Monkey’ campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

William Grant & Sons invited passengers at Kuala Lumpur Airport to 'Take Home a Monkey' during its cheeky campaign last month for whisky brand Monkey Shoulder.

AAPA reports positive outlook in Asia Pacific despite competition warning

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region continue to experience strong passenger growth but also a decline in profitability and reduced yields.

Desigual makes Australian debut at Sydney Airport Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Spanish fashion brand Desigual has made its Australian airport debut at Sydney Terminal 2 in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail.

From a galaxy far, far away a life size Star Wars X-wing lands at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

SINGAPORE. Airport experience features photo opportunities, exclusive plush toys for sale, and a ‘language centre’ teaching travellers popular Star Wars phrases.

The Moodie Online Interview – Michael Bickers of Play9: 'We simply get kids'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

First Brisbane Airport, next the world. "Global domination within industries for highly engaging interactive play worlds," says General Manager Michael Bickers.

ARI plots US$50 million-plus investment in airport retail network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. "We don’t want to be the biggest but we want to be the best," says the Irish travel retailer's CEO Jack MacGowan.

Ever Rich continues e-commerce expansion with launch of Tmall shop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

CHINA. Online store is unveiled in time for China’s Double Eleven shopping festival, with Ever Rich exclusives and campaign promotions featuring strongly.

Lacoste prepares for holiday season with personalised bag service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

Lacoste looks ahead to the holiday gifting season as it prepares to roll out a personalised bag service this month at stores in six Asian cities.

Orix and Vinci to operate Kansai and Osaka airports in 44-year contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

JAPAN. Consortium led by the pair will take control of retail activities and is tasked with increasing non-aviation revenues and optimising operations.

Plaza Premium teams with airline for co-branded lounge at Shanghai Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

CHINA. Airport services provider partners with China Eastern Airlines to open 1,800sq m lounge open to all travellers regardless of airline or class.

Lagardère Travel Retail revenue dips on distribution divestments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

FRANCE. Strong growth in Europe buoyed Lagardère Travel Retail in the first nine months, though revenue dipped due to the deconsolidation of distribution activities.

Lagardère Travel Retail unveils 'Quintessentially Tasmanian' store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

AUSTRALIA. "The store is designed to stand proudly as the heart of Tasmania, and its offer will be new and innovative," says Development Director Paul Ryan.

oOh!media launches digital advertising network across Australia’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

AUSTRALIA. Collect & Connect TV is expected to reach more than 70 per cent of flyers within airports nationally – a total of 3.7 million flyers per month.