Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 04 September 2015


Sydney Airport unveils Heinemann Duty Free store at T1 Pier B Arrivals

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport and Heinemann Duty Free have opened the second new Arrivals duty free store in the International Terminal, in Pier B. The revised store layout includes larger orientation zones with wider, more direct pathways and improved wayfinding for passengers. It follows the opening of Heinemann’s Pier C Arrivals store in July, and completes the Arrivals duty free store offering at Sydney Airport. The new duty free Departures stores will open between now and mid-2016.

Deadline falls for Karachi Airport duty free and fashion tenders

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

PAKISTAN. The deadline falls today for bids to manage the duty free concession at Karachi International Airport, with a separate fashion concession also on offer.

Desigual partners with Nuance to open its first travel retail outlets in India

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

Two new corners, at Mumbai Chatrapati Shivaji International and Bangalore Kempegowda International airports, underpin the brand's push into India.

DFASS launches limited edition models onboard Singapore Airlines

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

DFASS Singapore has launched two new limited edition aircraft models for sale onboard Singapore Airlines, created to mark Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

DFASS retains Singapore Airlines inflight duty free concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. In major breaking news, DFASS Singapore has been awarded a further long-term concession for Singapore Airlines’ inflight duty free business.

Momentum builds for Trinity Forum; over 350 delegates set to attend

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

HONG KONG. More than 350 delegates have registered to attend this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place in less than two weeks in Hong Kong.

Nestlé International Travel Retail leads Trinity campaign at Changi T3

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. A Trinity partnership with Focus Network Agencies and Changi Airport Group brings the beach to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Shinsegae Duty Free showcases spectacular new Busan store

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. We present a Picture Gallery of Shinsegae Duty Free's planned new downtown store in Busan, set to open in 2016 subject to licence renewal.

SSP captures Brisbane Airport five-year food & drinks contract

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP has won a five year deal valued at around £23 million (A$50 million) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

The Grand Duty Free set to take over Daegu Airport concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. The travel retail landscape continues to change rapidly, driven by the government's desire to boost small & medium enterprises.

Eagle Boys Express revamps menu at Brisbane Airport’s Cavu diner

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Eagle Boys Express has updated the menu at its Brisbane Airport Cavu outlet; it now includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.

Hyundai Paint Company opens duty free shop in new Busan ferry terminal

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SOUTH KOREA.A new player enters travel retail as Hyundai Paint Company opens a 76sq m duty free shop at the spectacular new Busan seaport terminal.

Powerful Doosan Group enters battle for Seoul downtown duty free licences

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Drama upon drama in Korean duty free. Amid a tense licence renewal contest, another contender enters the fray. And it's no lightweight.

'Pioneers not followers': Gebr Heinemann in major recruitment drive

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann embarks on a major recruitment drive through The Moodie Report as it expands worldwide and as industry consolidation accelerates.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

JR/Duty Free extends Christchurch duty free contract until 2023

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. A partnership forged during the harrowing days of the twin earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 is strengthened with an extended agreement.

Lotte Duty Free underlines its commitment to Korean society with unveiling of new ‘Under Stand Avenue’ project

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free launches an unprecedented community project designed to create employment and to nurture Korean art, fashion and culture.

Sydney Airport moves to phase three of its Terminal 1 transformation

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Phase includes the first stage opening of a huge Heinemann duty free store in Departures as well as the company's Arrivals B duty free store.

Shinsegae Duty Free to relocate flagship Busan store & open Incheon

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Momentous days for Shinsegae Duty Free as it prepares a stunning new location in Busan and begins its new Incheon Airport concessions.

Nuance claims global exclusive with Kairos smartwatch launch in Hong Kong

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 30/08/15

HONG KONG. The mechanical smartwatch is available for the first time in travel retail at Dufry-owned Nuance’s Sound & Vision stores at Hong Kong Airport.

Hotel Lotte prepares IPO launch as Lotte Duty Free fights to retain Seoul downtown licences and negate political criticism

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Lotte’s imminent initial public offering (IPO) in South Korea, announced earlier this month, is set to take place in the face of mounting political criticism of the company’s dominant role in the country’s duty free industry. The political climate explains why Lotte Duty Free is having to mount a robust defence of its two most important downtown duty free licences.

Korean and Chinese arrivals surge to Guam but key Japanese market down

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/08/15

GUAM. The decline in Japanese visitors eases despite a continued weak Japanese Yen, while solid growth in Korean and Chinese visitors buoys travel retail.

Asian airlines post “robust growth” in international passenger numbers

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/08/15

ASIA. Asian airlines carried 23.7 million international passengers in July, a +6.5% increase year-on-year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Guam airport authority invites offers for advertising concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

GUAM. Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA) is inviting qualified bidders to submit offers to manage and develop its advertising concession.

New downtown duty free licence battle looms next month in South Korea

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As one competition for downtown duty free licences in Korea ends, another begins. Lotte, WalkerHill and Shinsegae battle to retain key rights.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

YSL Beauté targets Chinese travellers with DFS T Galleria Hong Kong counter

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/08/15

YSL Beauté Travel Retail Asia Pacific opened its latest counter at DFS T Galleria Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, on 23 August, targeting young Chinese travellers.

Hainan Duty Free sales leap by +45% in first half as expansion looms

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHINA. Hainan Duty Free sales climbed by +45.6% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, as Haikou Meilan Airport prepares to unveil its West Gallery extension.

The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/08/15

MALAYSIA. The Balvenie underlines the craft that underpins single malt whisky production in an innovative "craft bar" at the country's main gateway.

Hong Kong International Airport plots next commercial expansion

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Executive Director Commercial Cissy Chan outlines some of the airport's big projects to The Moodie Report in advance of The Trinity Forum in Hong Kong next month.

Mumbai Airport's Sanjay Khanna joins strong Trinity Forum programme

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/08/15

HONG KONG. Mumbai International Airport Limited Senior Vice President (Commercial) Sanjay Khanna joins the speaker line-up for next month's Trinity Forum.

Shilla Duty Free prepares big openings in Seoul, Incheon and Changi

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As business recovers from MERS and the Changi perfumes & cosmetics concession improves, The Shilla Duty Free is optimistic mood for the future.

Auckland Airport retail income up +3.9% despite tobacco impact

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/08/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport today reported increased retail revenues for FY2015 despite tobacco regulations cutting the passenger spend rate.

Lotte Duty Free takes key role in plan to woo Chinese tourists back to Korea

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/08/15

KOREA. Lotte Duty Free will sponsor theme park concerts featuring K-wave stars as the retailer aims to attract 50,000 Chinese tourists to Korea by October.

TFWA to host its first dedicated Research Workshop at Cannes

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/08/15

FRANCE. The workshop will present key findings of the association’s most recent research studies, including the TFWA Airport Series and Category Reports.

Lite Bite Foods opens first Belgian Fries outlet at Delhi International

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/08/15

INDIA. A new outlet opens at Delhi Indira Gandhi Terminal 1D and will particularly appeal to young people, according to Lite Bite Foods CEO Sharad Sachdeva.

Perth Airport names new partners for A$54 million travel retail makeover

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Perth Airport has revealed several of its commercial partners for the new T1 forecourt and retail hub, designed to transform the travel experience.

Asia Pacific and Middle East traffic 'resilient' in June and first half

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/08/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Airports in Asia Pacific and the Middle East maintained steady traffic growth in June, reporting gains of +4.9% and +6.1%.

Brisbane Airport unveils major artwork by acclaimed Aboriginal artist

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport brilliantly captures the important notion of Sense of Place with a stunning display of works by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori.

Duty free shines as Cochin Airport brings a new solar system to India

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/08/15

INDIA. The solar plant will provide Cochin Airport's entire power requirements. And that's put a sunny smile on the face of the airport's duty free retailer.

Korean beauty brand Hera pops up in Hong Kong with T Galleria by DFS

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/08/15

HONG KONG. The rise and rise of Korean celebrity-related culture has been key to the success of Korean beauty brand Hera, just launched at T Galleria by DFS.

Alibaba joins forces with Suning for duty free e-commerce launch in China

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/08/15

CHINA. Japan's Laox launches overseas flagship store on Tmall Global, while majority shareholder Suning unveils flagship store on with Alibaba.

Miu Miu fragrance makes travel retail debut with Shilla Duty Free at Changi

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/08/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport shoppers are the first in the world to experience the much-awaited debut fragrance from fashion house Miu Miu.

Sydney Airport takes control of T3 and reports robust H1 retail growth

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport announces a deal to take control of Terminal 3, including retail operations, from Qantas, as it reveals a robust set of half-year figures.

Hawaii's Japanese tourism market soft; Chinese arrivals continue to grow

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/08/15

USA (HAWAII). The small but growing Chinese market continues to offer cause for optimism in Hawaii's tourism community. But Japanese arrivals fall again.

Hong Kong International hits new passenger traffic record in July

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport passenger traffic hit a new high in July, with numbers hitting six million in the month for the first time.

MTR records solid +8.5% commercial revenue increase in first half of 2015

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/08/15

HONG KONG. First half revenue from the station commercial businesses reaches HK$2.58 billion (US$333 million) with station retail revenue rising +11.2%.

Airports of Thailand posts strong rise in quarterly concession revenue

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/08/15

THAILAND. Concession revenues, driven by duty free sales, kept pace with a surge in international passenger numbers at Airports of Thailand's airports in Q3.

Shoppers Stop assesses airport retail future after write-down

Source: The Moodie Report; The Hindu Business Line - 14/08/15

INDIA. Shoppers Stop Ltd is assessing the future of its airport retail joint venture with Nuance/Dufry after booking a first-quarter impairment charge.

The Kase invites Trinity Forum 2015 delegates to personalise their phones

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Trinity Forum sponsor Kase, which specialises in customising smartphones and tablets, offers delegates the chance to personalise their devices.