Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 22 October 2014

OTHER SHOPS

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

Chinese and Hong Kong tax free spend in UK surges in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The start of the academic year has provided a boost for retailers as families accompany international students to the UK, according to Global Blue.

New landmark in Seoul as Lotte World Tower begins phased opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The first phases of the ambitious development opened earlier this week, with Lotte Duty Free’s 10,990sq m store opening today (16 October).

South Korea confirms new licences for downtown duty free stores

Source: Reuters; ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The country plans to release an undisclosed number of new licences for downtown duty free shops, the Deputy Prime Minister has said.

Armani Group makes four-store investment at Haitang Bay complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/10/14

CHINA. The fashion group has opened 865sq m of retail space across four sub-brands at the new mall on Hainan Island, operated by China Duty Free Group.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Strong rail border business offsets airport loss for Sky Connection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/14

HONG KONG. NWS Holdings has reported lower revenue and operating profit for its business division including Sky Connection in fiscal year 2014.

Neutral trebles sales in new downtown Rivera store as mall opening nears

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

URUGUAY. The retailer has reported impressive early growth, with a bigger development to follow at the Uruguay-Brazil border location next year.

DFS Group brings T Galleria brand to stores in Guam and Saipan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

MICRONESIA. The roll out of the new branding is accompanied by significant upgrades and supporting community projects at both locations.

MEADFA reveals details of annual regional conference in Dubai

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association and TFWA have revealed details of the programme of this year’s MEADFA Conference.

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.

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

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.

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.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; ECNS.cn - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Russian and Japanese tax free spending falls sharply in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tax free sales to Russian and Japanese travellers fell sharply in the second quarter, says tax refund specialist Global Blue.

Aviation group Avia Solutions creates new duty free company

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/14

LITHUANIA. Avia Solutions Group, a provider of aviation business solutions, has created a duty free retailer called Globus Distribution, with plans to open 40 stores.

LS travel retail performance lifts Lagardère Services in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail sales climbed by +8.1% on a reported basis, and +4.3% like-for-like in the first half of 2014, parent group Lagardère has reported.

World Duty Free Group revenues climb but EBITDA falls in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group today reported a solid rise in first-half revenues but a dip in EBITDA for the period. UPDATED STORY.

Isetan Mitsukoshi, JATCo and Narita Airport confirm downtown duty free deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

JAPAN. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings, Narita International Airport Corporation and JATCo have confirmed a deal to open a downtown duty free operation in Tokyo.

Isetan Mitsukoshi considers first duty free store in downtown Tokyo

Source: Nikkei; The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

JAPAN. The department store retailer has confirmed that it is considering opening a duty free store but has made no firm plans at this stage.

New USA border operation Duty Free City opens for business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

USA. Duty Free City opened its flagship store at San Ysidro on the USA-Mexico border this week. The company has plans for 25 stores in the years ahead.

Brazil set to halve land border duty free shopping allowance from 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report, R7 Noticias - 28/07/14

BRAZIL. Border retailers get a short reprieve from a shock halving of the duty free allowance to US$150. July 1 2015 now shapes as the unwelcome deadline.

Shilla turns in stellar Q2 results as Chinese boom continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report; KB Daewoo Securities - 25/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla, parent company of The Shilla Duty Free, turns in a fine 2Q performance amid a sustained rise in Chinese tourism and travel shopping.

DFS campaign wins prestigious visual merchandising award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

HONG KONG. The Asia Unfolds seasonal campaign has taken the Grand Prize in VMSD magazine’s 2014 International Visual Competition.

Entas Duty Free unveils new store at Incheon Port; plans further expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Entas Duty Free has opened a 740sq m store at Incheon Port International Passenger T1, featuring an expanded offer targeting Chinese tourists.

China Duty Free Group set to open world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

CHINA. Get ready for duty free and travel retail shopping on a scale that you've never seen before as China Duty Free Group unveils its breathtaking Haitang Bay Shopping Complex.

Nigerian and Middle Eastern visitors spur UK tax free spend in June

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

UK. Strong growth from several high-spending nationalities drove overall tax free spend in the UK up by +6% in June, according to Global Blue.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to finance Nuance acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes, the proceeds of which will be used to help finance the Nuance acquisition.

Duty Free On Arrival to launch travel retail and allowances info app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. The app informs users of travellers’ allowances and travel retail shopping options across the world in nine languages.

LS travel retail set to open Marks & Spencer Food store at Paris station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

FRANCE. Marks & Spencer and LS travel retail France will open the first Marks & Spencer Food store in Paris at La Défense RER station on 25 June.

DFS creates major exhibition in Macau to mark Jaquet Droz anniversary

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

MACAU. Luxury travel retailer DFS is hosting a major exhibition of Jaquet Droz timepieces at T Galleria Macau, to mark the brand's 275th anniversary.

Nuance extends Center Parcs partnership with six new outlets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Nuance has extended its partnership with leisure group Center Parcs by opening six multi-brand concept stores at the new Woburn Forest location.

UK tax free spend decline accelerates as instability hits key nationalities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

UK. Tax free spend declined by -15% in May as Thai and Russian visitor numbers plummeted as a result of recent political turmoil, says Global Blue.

ARI-Middle East names Nuno Amaral as General Manager Operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

MIDDLE EAST. Aer Rianta International-Middle East has named Nuno Amaral, long-time head of Nuance's Portuguese joint venture, as General Manager Operations.

Flemingo names Javier Brandwain to lead Latin America & Caribbean drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. Flemingo international has named Javier Brandwain as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean, based in Montevideo.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.

New ETRC initiative addresses regulatory challenges to alcohol sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

FRANCE. The Alcohol Retailing Regulatory Working Group aims to defend and promote the alcohol beverage category in duty free and travel retail.

The Moodie Report publishes From the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

LATIN AMERICA. The Moodie Report presents the compelling story of Latin America’s duty free industry in this special publication.

Travel Blue: Developing a ‘one-stop shop’ for technology accessories

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/14

“We want to be the one-stop shop for the technology accessories business in travel retail." Travel Blue Managing Director Avi Levin describes his company’s aspirations.

Russian regulator argues for more competition in duty free market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/14

RUSSIA. A study by the Federal Antimonopoly Service finds a “highly concentrated” market, and argues that duty free requires fresh regulations.

LS travel retail forecasts +5-10% annual sales growth to 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail is forecasting sales growth of +5-10% a year to 2016, and plans to lift EBITDA margin by one percentage point.

Belfast Airport SSP coffee specialist crowned UK Barista Champion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/14

UK. SSP has named Kate Crozier from Belfast International Airport as UK Barista Champion. She beat competition from across the SSP portfolio in the UK.

Retailer and airport numbers climb +8.7% at Singapore show, says TFWA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/05/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference attracted 982 travel retailers and airport landlords this week (+8.7% on 2013), TFWA says.

MSX lists MacDuff International whiskies with NAAFI military stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

UK. British forces will now be able to buy Lauder's range of blended whiskies thanks to a listing at NAAFI for the brand secured by MSX.

China Duty Free Group gears up for blockbuster Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 12/05/14

CHINA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed ambitious objectives for its Haitang Bay International Shopping Complex, due to open in August.