Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 25 May 2016

ASIA PACIFIC

ARI appoints Luke Gorringe as Delhi Duty Free General Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 24/05/16

Gorringe has previously held executive positions at Marks & Spencer and The Nuance Group in the UK, Portugal and India. He replaces Duncan Lawley.

Hyderabad Airport expands branded retail offer with three stores

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 24/05/16

Hyderabad International's retail portfolio is bolstered by Puma's first airport store in India, watches store Helvetica and outdoor apparel concept Wildcraft.

Asia Pacific airline sales hit by soft yields but low fuel costs drive profits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 23/05/16

Airline association notes sustained growth in passenger demand but major challenges from intense competition, cost pressures and volatile currency markets.

Dubai Duty Free named Middle East Travel Retailer of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 23/05/16

Retailer takes DFNI award for the sixteenth time based on votes from retailers, suppliers, agents and distributors serving the Asia Pacific region.

Furla partners DFS Group for Hong Kong Airport store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 23/05/16

The Italian leathergoods brand has extended its Asia travel retail presence with the opening of a 12sq m store at Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 1.

'Here Only Doota!' – Korea's newest duty fee retailer makes its debut

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/05/16

Store employees chant “Here Only Doota!”, the company's customer service commitment and brand slogan, on a landmark day in Korean travel retail.

Asia Pacific & Middle East traffic rises strongly in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/05/16

Passenger numbers in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports in March 2016 grew by +9.7% and +10.2% respectively, according to ACI Asia-Pacific.

Bandaranaike International invites bids for the operation of duty free stores

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/05/16

Sri Lanka's main international airport is seeking two operators to each run one duty free shop in Arrivals and one in Departures. The contract is for five years.

Cairns Airport receives a MAC make-over from Lagardère Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/05/16

“There has been great anticipation in the Cairns community around the arrival of MAC,” says Cairns Airport General Manager Commercial Fiona Ward.

Boss Parfums teams up with Shilla in dramatic Changi Airport campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Boss Parfums and The Shilla Duty Free have delivered a striking, football-themed campaign that recreates a 'stadium' inside Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

DFS marks Changi T3 duplex anniversary with Cocktail Festival

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

DFS Group is to host a six-week Cocktail Festival to mark the first anniversary of the opening of its Wines & Spirits duplex at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Moodie Davitt Live: TFWA Asia Pacific 2016 in images and words

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Highlights of last week's TFWA Asia Pacific event in words and pictures via our Moodie Davitt Live service, courtesy of sponsors Lacoste and Shiseido.

Shirley Chan named to top role at JCDecaux Transport in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/05/16

Hong Kong-based JCDecaux Transport has named Shirley Chan as Managing Director. She has worked for the company for 18 years and succeeds Amy Chan.

Shinsegae Duty Free opens downtown store in Myeong-dong, Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 18/05/16

Shinsegae Duty Free. Remember the name. Another landmark opening today in Seoul confirms the company's status as one of Asia's rising travel retail stars.

ARI overseas profits up +19%; Irish sales post robust +20% growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Aer Rianta International lifted offshore profits by double digits in 2015 while the travel retailer's Irish sales outstripped passenger growth.

Coach underlines commitment to Asia travel retail with roll-out of new concept

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Luxury brand Coach is rolling out its latest concept to travel retail stores across Asia Pacific, with ambitions to extend in new markets such as India and Myanmar.

MCM marks Hong Kong store opening with limited edition collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

MCM's 243sq m outlet at Hong Kong International Terminal 1 highlights its new ranges and features a conveyor belt display stage found only at this store.

New state-owned company to operate Bhutan duty free - reports

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 17/05/16

Bhutan Duty Free aims to enhance revenues and diversify the duty free offer to include high-value luxury items, according to reports in local media.

Lacoste completes a hat trick of boutiques at Singapore Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

Lacoste is highlighting its iconic polo shirt with a customised polo wall featuring visuals shot by famous fashion photographer Karim Sadli.

Song Joong-ki stars as Doosan prepares Doota Duty Free opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

SOUTH KOREA. It's not every travel retailer that can boast "the nation’s most desirable husband" as the face of its marketing. Doota Duty Free can.

Thai airports post surging non-aeronautical revenues in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues grew sharply at Airports of Thailand locations in the second quarter and first half, buoyed by surging inbound tourism.

The Martin Moodie Interview: Philippe Schaus on DFS Group’s 'third wave'

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 16/05/16

Hard times in Hong Kong, a makeover in Macau. Visionary in Venice, culture in Cambodia. These are both testing and tantalising days for DFS Group.

Kreol Travel Retail welcomes decision to relax duty free regulation in India

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/05/16

INDIA. Food and beverages sold at duty free shops will soon no longer be subject to domestic rules following government regulator’s internal decision.

TFWA reflects on industry’s “spirit of optimism” as Singapore show ends

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/05/16

ASIA PACIFIC. A record 2,905 visitors attended TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference this year, representing a +12% increase compared to 2015.

APTRA adds membership category for companies allied to the industry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/05/16

ASIA PACIFIC. ‘Associated Member’ category is open to companies “which can offer services of value to member companies and to the industry as a whole”.

DFS and Luxottica seek differentiation with Ray-Ban concept in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 10/05/16

HONG KONG. Asian travel retail first shop-in-shop opens at the airport’s Midfield Concourse with dedicated areas for segments in the Ray-Ban range.

Games old and new are enhancing the travel experience in Bangalore

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 10/05/16

INDIA. Playport concept turns Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport into a playground and improves the customer journey for holiday passengers.

Asia Pacific airports experience surge in international passenger traffic

Source: Air4Casts*, ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Air4Casts highlights opportunities for the travel retail industry as strong growth in outbound traffic comes from ‘second tier’ Chinese airports.

DFS Group prepares to unveil major expansion at City of Dreams, Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. DFS Group is poised to unveil the first phase of a major expansion of its City of Dreams store in Macau.

Dubai Duty Free scoops three Golden Globe Tigers Awards for sustainability

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

MALAYSIA/UAE. Retailer’s environmental and CSR practices have been recognised at a multi-discipline and cross-industry awards ceremony held in Malaysia.

Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free plots ambitious off-airport projects

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 09/05/16

CHINA. Haikou Meilan Airport Duty Free Shop has revealed further details of the three new off-airport stores that it plans to open later this year in Hainan.

Auckland Airport installs EV chargers as part of sustainability programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

AUSTRALIA. Wider ‘airport of the future’ initiative has already resulted in environmental improvements and underpins international terminal upgrade.

DFP and Landmark set to open luxury downtown Manila duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

PHILIPPINES. The 4,500sq m Luxe Duty Free will focus on fashion, cosmetics and fragrances and target affluent Filipinos and international shoppers.

DFS unveils new store duo at Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

HONG KONG. A wide range of products from DFS Group’s “five pillars of luxury” is available at the two new Midfield Concourse stores.

Gebr Heinemann celebrates launch of Sydney Airport retail emporium

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann Tax & Duty Free hosted an ebullient launch on Friday to celebrate the completion of its ambitious Departures duty free offer.

King Power, FNA Group and Jonbloom capture latest Changi concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/05/16

SINGAPORE. King Power and Furla, FNA International with Taste Singapore and Jonbloom with its bloomB brand have won the latest Changi T1 shop contracts.

KidsTime brand captures toys and gifts concession at Changi Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

SINGAPORE. VenderMac Concept, with its KidzTime brand, wins the latest toys, games, children's gifts and creative learning concession at Changi T1.

Live and online: The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition May 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Print Edition for May 2016, published to coincide with TFWA Asia Pacific, which starts on Sunday.

WHSmith opens its first airport store in Fiji at Nadi International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 05/05/16

FIJI. Local retailer The Tappoo Group will operate the 50sq m unit, which is situated in the airside departures lounge of the airport's international terminal.

Australian government to slash duty free tobacco Arrivals allowance again

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Another blow for duty free retailers, in Australia and abroad, as the Australian allowance is halved from the already skimpy 50 sticks permitted.

Gebr Heinemann prepares for largest duty free store launch in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

AUSTRALIA. Inspired by the city's harbour and beaches, the retailer’s “milestone” 8,000sq m precinct at Sydney International will officially open on Friday (6 May).

Seventh annual ‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ retail promotion launched

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

SINGAPORE. Four event sites have been set up across Changi Airport’s terminals to mark the launch of the promotion, which features a S$1 million grand prize.

China Duty Free Group’s Phnom Penh Duty Free Shop to open on 1 August

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

CAMBODIA. Located in a 3,900sq m space, the underground mall will feature about 400 high-end brands and target a diverse customer base, CDFG said.

King Power’s Leicester City rock the world with Premier League triumph

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

UK. Mission Impossible? Not for Leicester City, the flying ‘Foxes’ of English football owned by Thai travel retailer King Power, who proved that dreams can come true.

Perth Airport to open 110 speciality retail units as part of outlet centre

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

AUSTRALIA. The Direct Factory Outlet will open within the airport estate in 2018 and feature predominantly fashion stores as well as a mix of F&B offerings.

Shiseido Travel Retail and DFS host exclusive Clé de Peau Beauté event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

Taking place on 29 April, the event offered DFS Group's Prestige and Diamond customers the chance to experience Clé de Peau Beauté's La Crème and Synactif.

Dispelling the ‘app myth’: Mighty Media highlights m-commerce opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

AUSTRALIA. With new technology that is not reliant on mobile apps, the barrier to entry to m-commerce is now “extremely low”, says CEO Stephenie Rodriguez.

Organic sales growth buoys Dufry in Q1 as WDF integration gathers pace

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

INTERNATIONAL. “We had a good start in 2016, with the continuation of the improving organic growth trends we started to see in Q4 2015. Europe had another strong quarter and countries impacted by Brazilians and Russians continued to recover." Dufry CEO Julián Díaz reacts to the retailer's Q1 2016 results, which showed solid organic sales growth, and rising EBITDA, but net earnings fell sharply in the period.

Aiming to Excel: Welcome return to travel retail for Art Miller

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 30/04/16

Art Miller, the long-time driving force in travel retail of US beauty house Revlon, is returning to the business with his own company, Excel Brand Solutions.

Changi sees +8.1% passenger growth in March; announces store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SINGAPORE. Korean fashion brand Redeye, Bottega Veneta, Garrett Popcorn and airport spa service Be Relax have all opened outlets at the Singapore airport.