Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 21 August 2014


China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; - 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.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest digital and iPad-compatible The Moodie Report Print Edition and Category Insight, available in full – editorial and advertising.

ARI overseas profits hit €29.4 million; Dublin and Cork stores flourish

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

IRELAND/INTERNATIONAL. ARI's offshore operations post €29.4 million profit in 2013, boosted by €11.3 million in exceptional items, mainly from the disposal of its share in Aerofirst.

Ever Rich opens Asia’s biggest duty free shop on the Kinmen Islands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Duty Free Shop celebrates the soft opening of the first phase of an extraordinarily ambitious retail-to-leisure investment on the beautiful Kinmen Islands.

Lotte posts +14% rise in Q1; gets set to open revamped Guam stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free posted a +14% rise in Q1 sales, as its Guam Airport offer is nearing completion and its Lotte World Tower project is being finalised.

The Shilla Duty Free plots downtown retail venture in Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/14

CAMBODIA. The Shilla Duty Free is planning to open a downtown store in Cambodia, as it maintains its ambitions for overseas expansion in Asia Pacific.

Shilla hits all-time first quarter high as Chinese spend boosts market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. The Shilla Duty Free has posted an all-time sales high in 1Q2014, as Chinese visitor numbers and spending offset declining Japanese figures.

DFS brings T Galleria retail brand to refurbished Okinawa downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JAPAN. The rebranding continues the global roll-out of T Galleria by DFS and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the newly renovated downtown store.

Nuance targets Hong Kong downtown store; eyes other expansion options

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. As it prepares for an IPO, The Nuance Group is plotting several key expansion projects, including a downtown travel retail store in Hong Kong.

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.

DFS launches Loyal T programme as T Galleria lands in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

SINGAPORE. DFS today launched a new global luxury rewards programme – Loyal T – as it celebrated the roll-out of its ‘T Galleria by DFS’ concept in Singapore.

Duty Free City launches consumer campaign ahead of May store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

USA. Duty Free City is targeting a May opening for its 14,000sq ft land border store in San Ysidro, and has launched a major advertising campaign for consumers.

ASUTIL reveals diverse programme for 20th anniversary conference

Source: ©The 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.

Hong Kong MTR seeks bidders for duty free at West Kowloon station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/14

HONG KONG. MTR is pre-qualifying bidders for its duty free operation at the new station on the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Calling for FAB Awards nominations as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report is calling for nominations for the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards with a submission deadline of 18 April.

Desigual set to open at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

Fashion brand Desigual’s expansion in Latin American travel retail will continue this summer with a store at the new São Paulo Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3.

Shortlist announced for 'The Moodies' digital and social media awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist for 'The Moodies', the second annual airport-specific digital, mobile and social media awards, has been announced.

Argentinean economic troubles hit neighbours, benefit local retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/14

ARGENTINA. Economic restrictions in Argentina are hurting travel retail in neighbouring countries but attracting foreign shoppers to the country.

Duty free and food services divisions buoy LS travel retail growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

FRANCE/INTERNATIONAL. LS travel retail’s sales growth in 2013, first reported last week, was fuelled by strong growth in duty free and food services.