Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 29 May 2015


Hong Kong International tenders luxury boutique spaces in T1 East Hall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called tenders for two luxury boutiques in the Terminal 1 East Hall airside at Hong Kong International Airport.

Japan, South Korea and Thailand lead Q1 tourism surge – new PATA report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Buoyed by the weak Yen, Japan's inbound tourism sector posts a startling +43.7% year-on-year rise in arrivals for the first quarter.

Dollar hits eight-year high against Yen as Hawaiian arrivals drop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

USA (HAWAII). The Dollar hits Ą123.13, its highest level against the Yen since July 2007 – bad news for DFS and other Japanese-focused retailers.

Qatar Duty Free, DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS sweep 2015 DFNI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Duty Free a triple winner at the 2015 DFNI Global Awards, while DFS, Dubai Duty Free and LS snare the Asia Pacific Awards.

Lotte Duty Free hails success of 20th Family Festival in Seoul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

SEOUL. Lotte Duty Free’s 20th Family Festival, which took place from 22-24 May, attracted around 112,000 participants and generated a spend of US$90 million.

Chinese tourism to Korea booms amid race for duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. Surging Chinese tourism drives race for duty free licences in Seoul and Jeju. Now E-Land, in a noteworthy tie-up with Dufry, enters the fray.

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Asia Pacific airlines decline in profitability in competitive market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific carriers have reported a net loss of US$50 million in 2014 as a result of stiff competition, excess capacity and the Asian currency volatility.

Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Blue Label boutique at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Johnnie Walker has launched its second multi-sensory Blue Label boutique, at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, with a focus on the brand's heritage and craftsmanship.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Airports of Thailand non-aeronautical revenues up almost +10% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues, up +9.67% to THB8,855 million (US$263 million), were buoyed by a +12.3% rise in concession revenues during 1H2015.

Another Aussie airport first as Nespresso pops up in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

AUSTRALIA. A range of 23 Grand Cru coffees will enhance an already "exceptional" coffee offer says General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Malaysia Airports retail campaign generates US$3.8 million in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

MALAYSIA. The 13-week 'Indulge & Relax' campaign, which gave away weekly trips to Bali, garnered close to 45,950 entries and raked in sales of more than RM13.5 million.

Bolon continues to expand in travel retail with new Changi listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Essilor has announced a new listing for its Bolon brand with DFS at Changi Airport T3 as it introduces an innovative new E-SPF index for its lenses.

Coccinelle enters South Korean market as Asia expansion continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

The Italian accessories brand has ventured into South Korea with Bluebell Korea, and continues to grow in China with two new downtown duty free locations.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz to lead powerful speakers’ line-up for 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Dufry Group CEO Julián Díaz heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for The Trinity Forum, featuring the theme ‘Putting the Consumer at the Heart of the Trinity’.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

Lotte Duty Free explains reasons behind Guam rent appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free says that a sharp decline in Russian and Japanese arrivals and spending prompted its call for rent relief at A.B. Won Pat International Airport.

LS travel retail-Longchamp alliance wins luxury concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail will operate a new Longchamp boutique at Singapore Changi T3, after winning the latest luxury brand name concession at the location.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

TFS and Performa bring Mumbai Food Festival to Mumbai Airport T2 lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services and Performa capture the spirit of Mumbai with the launch of the first Mumbai Food Festival at the GVK Lounge of Mumbai Airport T2.

Retailer and airport visitor numbers to Singapore show climb slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/05/15

SINGAPORE. Visitor numbers to TFWA Asia Pacific last week climbed slightly year-on-year, with ‘key buyers’ (travel retailers and airport companies) up +1%.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports end first quarter strongly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. Asia Pacific and Middle East airports ended Q1 of 2015 strongly, posting increases of +8.5% and +9.4%, respectively.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Guam Airport rejects Lotte Duty Free appeal for rent relief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

GUAM.. Plummeting Russian visitor numbers and spending power, plus a dip in Japanese arrivals, prompts unsuccessful rent relief appeal by retailer.

Rakhita Jayawardena named as Sri Lankan Airlines CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

SRI LANKA. Veteran aviation executive Rakhita Jayawardena has been named Director and CEO of Sri Lankan Airlines and its sister airline Mihin Lanka.

Sydney Airport and LS travel retail aim to Amuse shoppers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

AUSTRALIA. Amuse is a unique retail opportunity that caters perfectly to the busy T2 passenger travelling domestically,” says Sydney Airport's Glyn Williams.

LS travel retail opens next generation So Chocolate store at Changi T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail has opened its latest multi-brand confectionery concept So Chocolate at Changi Airport T2, described as an “evolution” of its approach to confectionery retailing.

Nuance brings Bengaluru heritage to new Kempegowda duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

INDIA. Nuance India has opened a 900sq m duty free store at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, which channels the heritage of South India.

TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015 examines Asia's untapped potential

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The challenge of staying competitive and relevant in a changing and slowing Asian market was addressed at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference 2015.

Duty Free Philippines opens latest outlet at Bacolod-Silay International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Duty Free Philippines has opened its latest store at Bacolod-Silay International Airport in the province of Negros Occidental.

Andrew Ford to leave DFS Group to pursue other opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/15

HONG KONG. DFS Group Vice President Global Business Development Andrew Ford to leave in July after a substantial contribution to the retailer's growth.

DFS opens striking wines & spirits duplex store at Changi Airport T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

SINGAPORE. DFS Group has opened its spectacular new wines & spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

Chinese international passenger traffic to rise +9.3% in second half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. Chinese international passenger traffic is set to outpace domestic traffic in the second half of 2015, even as domestic travel continues to underpin demand.

Clogau celebrates China milestone with third boutique opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

CHINA. On 30 April Welsh gold jewellery brand Clogau opened its third stand-alone boutique in China, at the Mix City (MixC) Mall in the seaside city of Qingdao.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

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

Stoli Group appoints new duty free distributor to drive China expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

Stoli has named Raylook Trading its exclusive duty free distributor for China, Hong Kong and Macau, as it aims to further grow Stolichnaya in the region.

‘Be a Changi Millionaire’ returns for sixth edition with jubilee twist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

SINGAPORE. To mark Singapore’s 50th year, Changi Airport has partnered with two local designers to offer Singapore-themed instant prizes in its anchor promotion.

Pokémon store debuts at Tokyo Narita Airport's Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

JAPAN. Today Narita Airport officially opened its first Pokémon Store landside in Terminal 2, after a first week of operations during the Golden Week holiday.

Asia Marketing Services to represent Swisher International and Drew Estate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

Asia Marketing Services has been appointed to represent the leading tobacco manufacturer and its new subsidiary in Asian domestic and duty free channels.

Brisbane Airport seeks RFP for speciality F&B at domestic terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

AUSTRALIA. Brisbane Airport Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals as it plans a redevelopment of the Virgin Australia Domestic Terminal dining offer.

British Airways names Vivian Tan-Loh as Commercial Manager, Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

MALAYSIA. The airline will start direct daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to London this month, with Tan-Loh overseeing its commercial activities and development.

Lotte Duty Free announces changes to 2015 line-up of brand ambassadors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. South Korean actors Cha Seung Won‬ and ‎Park Hae Jin are replacing Jang Geun Suk‬ and ‪‎Kim Hyun Joong as Lotte Duty Free’s new brand ambassadors.

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says CEO Jack MacGowan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International (ARI) and parent DAA have revealed annual results, with ARI profits falling from €29.4 million to €18.1 million year-on-year.