Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 15 September 2014


LS travel retail Pacific recognised for retail excellence at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific’s Aelia Duty Free, Victoria’s Secret and NewsLink stores have been recognised at Adelaide Airport’s Retailer of the Year Awards.

Harold Brooks to retire from DFS; Andrea O’Donnell assumes key post

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

HONG KONG. After six influential years, DFS President, Global Merchandising Harold Brooks is retiring from the role. Experienced retail executive Andrea O’Donnell assumes the post. The company said: "Harold has been instrumental in driving innovation, sales and profitability, and helped position DFS as one of the world’s premier purveyors of luxury brands."

ARI ceases operations at Kunming International Airport in China

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

CHINA. Aer Rianta International (ARI) has ceased operations at Kunming International Airport, where it opened 11 duty paid stores in June 2012.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Dufry successfully concludes the acquisition of The Nuance Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry has concluded the acquisition of Nuance based on a consideration of CHF1.55 billion (US$1.66 billion), on a debt- and cash-free basis.

ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

Nestlé opens first Nescafé Dolce Gusto boutique at Haitang Bay complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Nestlé ITR has expanded its portfolio offer with the opening of a Nescafé Dolce Gusto boutique at the world's largest duty free shopping complex, Haitang Bay.

APTRA calls on retailers to limit tobacco sales to India-bound travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association is calling on retailers to note the new inbound allowances on tobacco for passengers travelling to India.

Gebr Heinemann ties up with Dick Smith for Sydney Airport electronics business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Gebr Heinemann has formed an alliance with local consumer technology retailer Dick Smith to run seven specialist stores at Sydney Airport.

Taipei Trinity Forum lures 300 delegates & powerful airports representation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

TAIWAN. 300 delegates will attend The Trinity Forum in Taipei next week, drawn by an excellent speakers’ line-up and a buoyant Taiwanese travel retail market.

Times Newslink captures children’s shop concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SINGAPORE. Times Newslink (with its Kaboom concept) has won the tender for a children’s toys and gifts shop concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

DFS launches First Class Beauty campaign across global store network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The campaign includes a series of events and promotions featuring 50 brands in 13 destinations, and will run until 21 September.

Malaysia Airports rewards klia2 traveller with trip for four to Australia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

MALAYSIA. Carmen Lee Chia Mun has won an all-expenses paid holiday to Gold Coast as the grand prize winner of the ‘Wonderful Visit to Oz’ contest at klia2.

Max Heinemann: Sydney duty free is ‘the cherry on the first ice cream’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

AUSTRALIA. Just after Gebr Heinemann won the Sydney Airport duty free tender, we spoke to a delighted Max Heinemann, CEO of Heinemann Asia Pacific.

Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste win latest Changi speciality concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/09/14

SINGAPORE. Nuance, LS travel retail and Lacoste representative RSH Singapore have captured the latest speciality retail concessions at Singapore Changi T2.

Grey Goose VX marks Asia Pacific debut with King Power in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

To celebrate the launch, Bacardi Global Travel Retail hosted an exclusive dinner event for King Power’s VIP customers in Bangkok ahead of the airport roll-out.

Victory for Gebr Heinemann in Sydney Airport duty free tender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

AUSTRALIA. The retailer will replace long-time incumbent The Nuance Group at Australia's biggest airport from February 2015. UPDATED with extensive analysis.

China Duty Free ‘proud and confident’ after landmark Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 03/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group (CDF) Chairman Peng Hui says the company is highly optimistic about prospects for its spectacular new CDF Mall.

Lacoste cultivates premium image with new concept store at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The French premium casualwear brand has opened a new store at Changi Airport Terminal 3, introducing to Asia its brand new ‘Premium Standard’ retail concept.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).

CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. China Duty Free has marked the opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. UPDATED.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

JR/Duty Free opens ‘world class duty free precinct’ at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

AUSTRALIA. James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its new walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The 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 2H

Source: ©The 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.

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

Source: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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: ©The 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.