Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 18 April 2014


Travel Retail Consortium names new officers and members

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/04/14

UK. The Travel Retail Consortium names Richard Thorpe and Nicola Fraser as Chair and Vice Chair; Aurora World, Sekonda and Heineken become members.

Heinemann enters Asian cruise market with launch of Ocean Duty Free

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/04/14

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has partnered with Singapore Cruise Centre to open two stores at the rapidly growing Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal.

Korean duty free shake-up continues as Entas wins Incheon port contract

Source: The Korea Economic Daily; The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Yet another newcomer, Entas Duty Free, enters the fast-changing Korean travel retail market, amid a backdrop of profound legislative changes.

Furla grows cruise retail presence with space on Silja Serenade

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Furla has expanded its cruise ship presence through distributor SKYlink with the addition of a new 10sq m space in the Tax Free Superstore on Silja Serenade.

Diamond Princess targets Japanese cruisers in US$30 million refit

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SINGAPORE. The Princess Cruises vessel will house a remodelled luxury shopping area as it prepares for its second season plying Japanese routes.

TFWA reveals workshop line-up for Asia Pacific conference in May

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 20/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed details of four workshops for the first day of the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference, which takes place in Singapore on 12 May.

Tallink Group doubles space and rebrands retail on Silja Serenade

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group has doubled space in its Tax Free Superstore on board the Silja Serenade, with a major investment in sister ship the Silja Symphony to follow.

ASUTIL reveals diverse programme for 20th anniversary conference

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/03/14

AMERICAS. ASUTIL today revealed a diverse programme of speakers and topics for its annual conference, which takes place from 3-7 June in Mexico City.

Tallink Group shop and restaurant sales dip amid passenger decline

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/03/14

ESTONIA. Tallink Group retail and F&B sales dipped by -2% year-on-year in 2013, hitting €507.3 million, amid a fall in traffic on Finland-Sweden routes.

Ice-Watch sharpens focus on airports as travel retail surges in 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 21/02/14

With sales volumes in travel retail up +48% in 2013 and a strong presence in the inflight channel, Ice-Watch will further intensify its focus on airports this year.

Bacardi Cruise Competition promotes travel-inspired cocktails

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/02/14

This year’s competition challenges onboard bartenders to reflect how travel has inspired their personal style of cocktail making, using the Bacardi brand family.

Heineken adds Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to regional portfolio

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 13/02/14

Heineken Global Duty Free & Travel Retail has added Amstel Radler and Monteith’s to its Beers of the World portfolio for the Americas and cruise markets.

Condor Ferries launches digital product sampling stations onboard

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/02/14

UK. Ferry operator Condor Ferries this week launches a new initiative enabling passengers to ‘try before they buy’ using digital product sampling stations.

ASUTIL Conference 2014 set for Mexico City in June

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/02/14

LATIN AMERICA. ASUTIL has announced that its 2014 annual conference will take place at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma Hotel from 4-7 June.

Bottega takes to the seas with new Prosecco Bar concept

Source: İThe Foodie Report* - 31/01/14

The Italian wines & spirits house's Bottega Prosecco Bar makes its debut onboard Viking Cinderella. Airport and other travel-related environments will follow.

Heineken and Norwegian Cruise Lines partner in major crew campaign

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/01/14

Heineken Global Duty Free and Norwegian Cruise Lines partnered this month in a brand engagement event with crew onboard the Norwegian Getaway.

Shanghai’s cruise industry to welcome opening of duty free stores

Source: Shanghai Daily; The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

CHINA. New duty free stores are being planned for the international cruise terminals in Shanghai’s Hongkou and Baoshan districts, reports Shanghai Daily.

JTO opens Jeju seaport store amid moves to double duty free allowance

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/01/14

SOUTH KOREA. Jeju Tourism Organization opens a new duty free seaport store as pressure to double the duty free allowance increases.

Norwegian Cruise Line opens Bacardí Bar on private island in the Bahamas

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 16/12/13

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered Norwegian Cruise Line to open a Bacardí Bar on Great Stirrup Cay, the cruise line’s private island in the Bahamas.

Star Cruises to triple retail space onboard SuperStar Virgo

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/12/13

HONG KONG. Retail space will triple onboard SuperStar Virgo, the largest ship in Star Cruises’ Asian fleet, as part of a US$19.7 million upgrade next year.

Harding Retail appoints James Prescott to top buying role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/12/13

UK. The experienced travel retailer will join the cruise concessionaire as Buying and Merchandising Director in March next year, relocating from Bahrain.

Craft beer launch an emerging travel retail opportunity, says Heineken

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 15/11/13

As Heineken launches Monteith's into travel retail, the company says that craft beers offer opportunities in the border, cruise, military and airline channels.

Trevor Moore leaves Harding Retail for Hong Kong cruise role

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 29/10/13

UK.Trevor Moore is to leave his position as Buying and Merchandise Director at Harding Retail for a new position with HK Cruise Plaza in Hong Kong.

Heineken brings Monteith's Brewing Co craft beers to travel retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/10/13

Heineken Global Duty Free has added Monteith's Brewing Co craft beers from New Zealand to its Beers of the World portfolio; they launch soon in travel retail.

Harding Retail announces major new contracts as company rebrands

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Leading cruise retailer Harding Retail has re-branded and announced two major new contracts with Carnival UK and Thomson Cruises.

Live and online now: The Moodie Report Print Edition for October 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 18/10/13

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the biggest and, we believe, best issue of the iPad-compatible, digital version of The Moodie Report Print Edition.

Bernabel Trading raises the bar for Latin ferry retail onboard Francisco

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/09/13

ARGENTINA/URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading has shared the first photos of its ambitious Rio de la Plata Duty Free store on the new ferry Francisco.

Bernabel to open new-generation ferry store on 2 October

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 24/09/13

URUGUAY. Bernabel Trading is to open its largest and most ambitious store on 2 October when the River Plate ferry Francisco enters service.

Starboard Cruise Services secures Crystal Cruises retail concessions

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 17/09/13

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH-owned cruise retail concessionaire will operate onboard luxury liners Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity from Spring 2014.

Indu World International strikes duty free deal for Djibouti seaport

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 09/09/13

DJIBOUTI. Dubai-based Indu World International, a division of Indu Maritime & Logistics, has struck a deal to operate a new seaport duty free shop in Djibouti.

Hellenic Duty Free Shops secures Piraeus port stores concession

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 05/09/13

GREECE. The retailer, majority owned by Dufry, will initially operate the contract at three international cruise terminals until the end of 2015.

Duty free shopping complex tendered for Goa cruise port

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 26/08/13

INDIA. Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) has issued a tender for a duty free shop to serve cruise passengers arriving in Goa, The Moodie Report can confirm.

Inflight Service captures retail concession for new Fjord Line ship

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/08/13

NORWAY. Inflight Service has captured the tax free retail concession for Norwegian ferry line Fjord Line's Oslofjord, with strong sales per passenger expected.

Absolut display unveiled at Scandlines BorderShop Puttgarden

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/07/13

GERMANY. Standard pallet space has been transformed into a permanent display promoting Pernod Ricard's premium vodka brand.

Tairo International bolsters cruise business with Alaskan Mist initiative

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/07/13

Distributor Tairo recently celebrated the 2013 Alaskan Cruise season by re-introducing its Alaskan Mist fragrance to Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruises.

William Grant launches limited edition Glenfiddich with Viking Line

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 25/06/13

The Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams is aimed at the Nordic markets, with ferry operator Viking Line given exclusivity within the travel retail channel.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Latin America Special Edition 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 12/06/13

LATIN AMERICA. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s Latin America Special Edition, published to coincide with the annual ASUTIL Conference in Punta Cana.

Dominic Laverty crowned Diageo GTME World Class best bartender

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 10/06/13

He will go on and represent Princess Cruises in the grand final, competing for the coveted title of Diageo Reserve World Class Bartender of the Year.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar concludes with focus on the future

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 28/05/13

EUROPE. The annual Nordic Travel Retail Seminar took place on Tuesday with a focus on innovation, customer service and the consumer of the future.

Flemingo secures master concession at Tangier Med Port in Morocco

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 14/05/13

MOROCCO. Flemingo has secured an exclusive build, operate and transfer master concession at Tangier Med Port Seaport for a ten-year term with a five-year extension.

The Hurun Report lends its support to China Travel Retail 2013

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 19/04/13

CHINA. The Hurun Report is named Strategic Media Partner in China for the China Travel Retail conference, taking place in Sanya 8-9 May. 胡润百富正式成为中国旅游零售大会中华区战略媒体合作伙伴, 将一同出席于2013年5月8日至9日 中国三亚举行的第二届中国旅游零售大会

China Travel Retail event organisers release agenda for Sanya conference

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 27/03/13

CHINA. The organisers of China Travel Retail 2013 have released the agenda for this year’s event taking place in Sanya, in Hainan Province, on 8-9 May.

Diageo extends major cruiseline cocktail competition and training programme

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/03/13

USA. Over 400 bartenders across Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line will be trained and then compete in the Diageo Reserve World Class programme.

Heineken makes key appointments in Americas duty free push

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 22/03/13

AMERICAS. Ernesto Milan appointed as Duty Free Sales Manager - South America - while Alex Godinez will focus on the cruise sector

Bacardi Cruise Competition winners celebrate with onboard themed party

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 11/03/13

USA. Adri Ford of Carnival Cruise Lines was named the Bacardi Bartender of the Year, while Alfredo Marzi of Princess Cruises produced the winning dish.

Distilleria Bottega in major cruise marketing drive for its brands

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 08/03/13

US. With partner Deborah Golden, Bottega says it is making progress with a big cruise marketing push behind its grappas, liqueurs and wines.

Bacardi Cruise Competition 2013 finalists set for judging this week

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 04/03/13

US. The eight finalists for the Bacardi Bartender of the Year and Bacardi Chef of the Year awards will compete in the final tasting and judging on 8 March.

Shop and restaurant sales drive Tallink revenue growth in 2012

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 01/03/13

ESTONIA. Tallink, the world’s largest ferry operator by tax and duty free turnover, had another strong year in 2012, with revenues and profits up.

The Moodie Report e-Zine issue 67: Your weekly must-read on travel retail

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 07/02/13

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report e-Zine, which as always offers an insightful take on the week's top travel retail stories. In this edition we look back on a fantastic Trinity Forum in Abu Dhabi; assess where next for World Duty Free Group post Autogrill's decision to split its retail and food & beverage interests; and look at the long-running Guam duty free tender saga.

China Duty Free Group and Star Cruises ink major duty free retail MOU

Source: İThe Moodie Report - 06/02/13

CHINA. CDFG and Star Cruises' parent company Genting Hong Kong have signed an agreement to “develop duty free retail business” onboard the Star Cruises fleet.