Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 29 April 2016


Moroccanoil goes supersize with haircare ahead of Singapore showcase

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

For the first time, Moroccanoil will launch key full-size haircare products, previously only available in salons, into travel retail markets worldwide.

'It's not the same' says Desigual in Autumn/Winter 16 collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/16

Fashion brand Desigual has always said 'no' when it comes to conforming to trends. Its Autumn/Winter 2016 collection 'It's not the same' is no exception.

Travel Retail Consortium scores a six at Lord's Cricket Ground event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/03/16

UK. Iconic sporting venue Lord's Cricket Ground was the location for Travel Retail Consortium's annual day event, which included Alec Stewart as a guest speaker.

Trevor Moore departs lead role at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/16

HONG KONG. Much-respected travel retail executive Trevor Moore has left his position as Managing Director and General Manager at Kai Tak Cruise Plaza.

Miro Kljajic crowned winner of 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/03/16

Kljajic impressed judges with his Elixir Fizz cocktail creation and will compete in the global finals of the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition in April.

Restaurant and shop sales at Tallink top €500 million mark in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/16

ESTONIA. The strong segment performance helped the group to a record overall yearly revenue performance of €945.2 million in 2015, a +2.6% increase.

Tallink opens first Burger King restaurant in cruise & ferry channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/16

ESTONIA. Tallink Group this week opens the first Burger King in the world onboard a ferry. The restaurant is located on the Tallink Star between Tallinn and Helsinki.

Rituals records “phenomenal” growth for ferry and cruise channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/16

Following double-digit sales growth in the channel last year, Rituals is cruising into 2016 with further listings confirmed onboard P&O and Tallink ships.

Free Duty suffers from decline in Chinese visitors and spending

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 24/02/16

CHINA. NWS Holdings’ Facilities Management division, which includes Free Duty, posted a -19% year-on-year fall in operating profit for the first six months.

Costa Cruises unveils Capsule Collection in partnership with SLAM

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/16

The collection of casual wear and accessories for men and women is inspired by the colours of the sea and will be available exclusively onboard Costa ships.

Viking Line exclusively launches Wolfburn in Nordics in travel retail first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/02/16

NORDIC REGION. Distribution agreement marks the first time a Scotch single malt whisky brand has launched exclusively in a travel retail sector.

Adnams appoints Macintyre Scott Xtra as travel retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

UK. The travel retail distribution specialist has been appointed to store and deliver Adnams beer and spirits to well-known UK cruise ships.

SATS forms travel retail joint venture with DFASS in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

SINGAPORE. Singaporean enterprise SATS joins forces through a subsidiary with DFASS (Singapore) to create an ambitious travel retail joint venture.

Tallink Group opens major logistics centre to handle tax free goods

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

ESTONIA. Leading cruise & ferry company Tallink Group bolsters the efficiency of its vital retail business by opening a 14,500sq m logistics centre near Tallinn.

Bacardi GTR to highlight Royal Brackla at Cinderella Whisky Fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Setting sail in the Nordics: Bacardi Global Travel Retail is poised to make its debut at the Cinderella Whisky Fair where it will introduce Royal Brackla to the Nordics.

Angels' Nectar debuts in Nordic travel retail at Cinderella Whisky Fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

Released by Highfern, the independent spirits company founded by Robert Ransom, Angels’ Nectar is crafted from Speyside and Highland malts.

Aurora pops up with YooHoo shop onboard P&O Ferries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

The first-ever YooHoo pop-up onboard a ferry ran over the two-week school Christmas holiday period and featured a life-sized YooHoo character.

Humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ set to join Costa Cruises staff

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

EUROPE. Introducing Pepper the humanoid robot: following a successful internship, Pepper robots are set to join staff onboard the Costa and AIDA fleet.

Three finalists shortlisted for 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

Miroslav Kljajic, Bailon Pasamba and Andres Poljakov will be travelling to Miami in February for the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Finals.

Cruising into new waters: Paul & Shark debuts with Starboard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

Next month will see Paul & Shark partner with Starboard to open a boutique onboard the Costa Fortuna, as well as the opening of a store at Incheon Airport.

Growth in passenger numbers boosts restaurant and shop sales at Tallink

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

ESTONIA. Cruise operator reports +6.8% increase in the category in the third quarter, with an overall +4.2% revenue rise of €10.9 million for the group.

The Moodie Report Interview: Starboard steers a fresh course for expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/15

INTERNATIONAL.Starboard Cruise Services tells us how it is planning to expand through global reach, innovation, supply chain expertise and brand partnerships.

DFASS partnership to develop new duty free store at Belize’s Harvest Caye

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/15

LATIN AMERICA. DFASS and its Belize partner, Sam’s International, have signed an agreement for a duty free store at Harvest Caye Island development.

The Hershey Company puts the focus on Nordic cruise & ferries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/15

Findings from a joint study with Counter Intelligence Retail highlight the importance of the cruise & ferry market and will be shared at TFWA World Exhibition.

Inflight Service names Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/15

SWEDEN. Nordic travel retailer and distributor Inflight Service Europe appoints Anna Zetterqvist as Director, Category and Purchasing amid a reorganisation.

DFASS awarded duty free contract for Cozumel Cruise Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/10/15

MEXICO. The ten-year contract for a 10,000sq ft duty free shop will see 100% exposure to the retail offer for disembarking passengers.

Bacardi launches 2016 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

For the first time the popular cruise & ferry event, led by Bacardi Global Travel Retail, is linked to the global Bacardi Legacy competition for professional bartenders.

Starboard Cruise Services appoints Emily Wong to senior Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services has named Emily Wong as Vice President & General Manager, Asia, a newly created position in a fast-growing market.

Cannes exhibitor numbers could exceed last year’s total, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. New exhibitors to Cannes include Roberto Cavalli, Diesel, Tous and Crystal Head Vodka while Zegna and Elizabeth Arden return.

MEADFA reveals agenda for annual conference as registration opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. Registration has opened for the 2015 Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Conference, which takes place on 23-24 November.

Viking Line aims to 'revolutionise' cruise experience with app launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

FINLAND. The new app, with shopping features, "brings cruise travel into the new millennium,” says Viking Line Head of Sales and Marketing Kaj Takolander.

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

Source: ©The 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.

MSX wins contract to supply two new brands to entire P&O fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

UK. MSX will provide Cornwall ale Doom Bar and Somerset cider Orchard Pig onboard the full fleet of P&O ships after a trial period on the Britannia.

Red Zero 7 to distribute Hush Heath's sparkling rosé on Saga Cruises

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Specialist travel retail and duty free distributor Red Zero 7 has confirmed a deal to supply Saga Cruises with Hush Heath's sparkling rosé.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

Shaken & Stirred: Bartending trio vie for Diageo cruiseline mixology prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

Bartenders from Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises join the final of the world’s largest mixology competition.

Francisco sailings boost River Plate sales for Bernabel Trading

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

URUGUAY. Regular operation of the new-generation ferry Francisco is giving a significant boost to duty free sales by onboard concessionaire Bernabel Trading.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sydney Airport’s T1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In our cover story Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams talks about the changing face of commercial at Terminal 1.

Starboard begins a Golden Era of onboard luxury shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Starboard Cruise Services opens luxury retail space onboard the Golden Era, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises and Chinese travel agency C-trip.

Gebr Heinemann opens trainee-operated store at Hamburg cruise port

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/15

GERMANY. Gebr. Heinemann has opened Destination Hamburg, a 64sq m store at Hamburg’s Cruise Center Steinwerder, operated by the retailer's trainees.

Boost for travel retailers as new card fee regulations come into force

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

EUROPE. Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance chief Jacques Parson hails the introduction of new regulations that place a cap on cross-border card fees.

APTRA reveals details of Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong seminars

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) is finalising the programmes for its Insights Seminars in Seoul, New Delhi and Hong Kong.

Campari and Imbibe Magazine team up for charity Negroni Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

Campari and Imbibe's Negroni Week (1-7 June) will see participating bars and restaurants donate a percentage of proceeds from Negroni products to charity.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Latin America Travel Retail Review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

LATIN AMERICA. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s 2015 Latin America Special Edition, published to coincide with this week's ASUTIL Conference in Panama.

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.

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.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

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%.

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.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.