Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 March 2015

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Former Nuance boss Roberto Graziani to lead Shilla's international expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Shilla has announced named former Nuance Group CEO Roberto Graziani as Board Member to lead its overseas expansion.

Lotte declares interest in World Duty Free Group acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Group, parent of Korea’s leading duty free retailer Lotte Duty Free, today publicly declared its interest in bidding for World Duty Free Group.

Qatar Investment Authority to team up with Dufry in WDFG bid – Reuters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Qatar Investment Authority is to partner with Dufry in a bid for World Duty Free Group, according to a report from Reuters today.

TFWA reveals Singapore conference and workshop programme

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA has revealed the conference and workshop programme for this year’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference (May 10-14).

UnionPay International extends airport retail partnerships to new markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

CHINA/INTERNATIONAL. Payment service provider UnionPay International has launched a new privilege programme with duty free partners at 70 airports.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition for March/April 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

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

Sean Staunton renews term as MEADFA President; new board elected

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has named Sean Staunton as President for a further two-year term and elected a new board.

Georgia Revenue Service issues tender for border store contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service has launched a tender for a ten-year duty free concession on the Georgia-Turkey border, with a bid deadline of 31 March.

APTRA launches Mandarin version of its website and newsletter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

ASIA PACIFIC. The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has recognised the key role of Chinese consumers and retailers in the industry with a Mandarin website.

Dufry turnover hits record high despite currency impact in key markets

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group turnover hit a new annual high in 2014, climbing +17.5% year-on-year, despite the impact of the strong Swiss Franc.

World Duty Free Group posts double-digit revenue rise in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group (WDFG) revenues climbed by +15.8% year-on-year to hit €2,406.6 million in 2014 (+13.7% at constant exchange rates).

China remains number one nationality for tax free shopping spend in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers grew their tax free shopping spend by +18% in 2014, and account for 30% of tax free shopping worldwide, says Global Blue.

Reports of Duty Free Philippines privatisation premature

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

PHILIPPINES. A report claiming that the government has “revived” plans to privatise Duty Free Philippines is met with scepticism by the Department of Tourism.

Lotte delights in Jeju duty free success as China boom quickens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has pledged its commitment to local brands and a wider range of products after securing a vital downtown duty free licence for Jeju Island.

DFS launches Spring/Summer 2015 campaign across T Galleria network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. DFS has launched its Spring/Summer 2015 campaign using the journeys of three travellers and social media influencers as inspiration.

Big boost for Lotte Duty Free as it wins new Jeju downtown licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free wins new duty free licence for Jeju, beating off competition from The Shilla Duty Free and Booyoung Group, we can reveal.

Decision imminent as Lotte and Shilla compete for Jeju duty free licence

Source: The Moodie Report, Yonhap News Agency - 26/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. The two retailers, plus Booyoung Group, have submitted bids for a five-year downtown duty free licence on Jeju Island, The Moodie Report confirms.

Peter Ayling named Chairman of UK Travel Retail Consortium

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

UK. Peter Ayling has been elected as Chairman of the UK Travel Retail Consortium for a two-year period, after Richard Thorpe steps down from the role.

Duty free division shines in Hotel Shilla fourth quarter results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free sales surged by +27.1% year-on-year to KRW659 billion (US$0.6 billion), boosted by +39% growth in downtown revenues.

DFS wins travel retail award from luxury goods title The Hurun Report

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

CHINA. DFS Group has won the Best Travel Retail Award at Chinese luxury goods title The Hurun Report’s Best of the Best Awards for 2015.

Strong travel retail sales performance buoys Lagardère Services in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

FRANCE. A strong performance from travel retail helped lift Lagardère Services’ net sales by +1.8% in 2014, with the figure hitting €3.81 billion. UPDATED.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Terminal 4 transformed at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. We pay a visit to New York JFK Airport, and find a fresh, vibrant consumer experience at the new–look T4 amid a US$1.4 billion investment.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Georgia Revenue Service to call tender for new border duty free operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service is preparing to call a tender for a new duty free operation on the Georgia-Turkey border, at Kartsakhi.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

Russia currency crisis hits tax free shopping but Chinese spending grows

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

RUSSIA. Russian spend on tax free shopping dropped by -33% in Q4 2014 while Chinese spending continued to grow, says tax refund company Global Blue.

Fairn & Swanson sues government bureau for loss of warehouse licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson has sued the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, after its export warehouse permit was terminated.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

London Supply raises US$645,848 at annual charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

URUGUAY. London Supply hosted its 11th annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$645,000 to improve an elderly care home.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Ambitious Detail Design plots expansion in airport retail and F&B sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Design and architecture firm Detail Design marks its 15th anniversary and reveals ambitions to grow in the airport retail market.

Ever Rich opens Kinmen hotel; new rules encourage Chinese visitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

TAIWAN. Ever Rich Group has opened its five-star Golden Lake Hotel in Kinmen, adjacent to its ambitious duty free plaza, as new visa rules from China build tourism.

Paraguay reforms duty regime to face Brazilian border competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report, ABC Color - 08/01/15

PARAGUAY. Paraguay is broadening its regime of reduced tariff rates on goods sold to tourists to remain competitive with neighbouring Brazil.

Gebr Heinemann wins accolade for new Erlensee logistics centre

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/01/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann's new logistics centre has received the 2014 Gold SAP Quality Award for its Extended Warehouse Management system.

Luxury retail market hit by declining gaming revenue in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

MACAU. Macau’s annual gaming revenue dropped for the first time in more than a decade in 2014, with a knock-on effect to the luxury retail market.

Canadian airport duty free sales surge in November; land border sales fall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

CANADA. Duty free sales at Canadian airports surged by +21% year-on-year in November, while land border sales posted a decline of -5.75% in the month.

New duty free shop opens in Wuhan, central China – local reports

Source: CRJ English.com - 05/01/15

CHINA. Reports from China reveal the 25 December opening of the first downtown duty free shop in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province in central China.

Travel retail alliance hails European agreement on credit card fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/01/15

EUROPE. The Travel Retail Fair Payment Alliance (FPA) has hailed news of a deal that should offer retailers fairer credit card fee and rate structures in the EU.

Picture Gallery: China Duty Free Group opens in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/01/15

CAMBODIA. As China Duty Free Group opens its much-anticipated downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, The Moodie Report brings you the first pictures.

Macintyre Scott extends distribution partnership with NAAFI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/12/14

UK. Travel retail distribution specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra signs a two-year deal to deliver products to Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes sites worldwide.

DFS Group to enter Cambodia with spectacular T Galleria in Siem Reap

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/14

CAMBODIA. DFS unveils highly ambitious plans to open a T Galleria by DFS store in Siem Reap, near the heritage site of Angkor Wat, in early 2016.

Canadian government eases ‘red tape’ requirements for duty free retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

CANADA. In a move welcomed by the Frontier Duty Free Association, Canada's government has streamlined regulations for the industry following a Strategic Review.

Frank O’Connell: Research and impact studies among World Council priorities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

INTERNATIONAL. Developing a body of research and compiling a study on travel retail's economic impact are early priorities for the Duty Free World Council.

7-Eleven begins tax free shopping service for tourists in Japan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

JAPAN. The redrawing of Japan’s travel retail market continues as 7-Eleven becomes the first convenience store offering tax free sales to tourists.

Dufry names Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes to head Region America II

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

SOUTH AMERICA. Dufry has named Gustavo Magalhães Fagundes as Chief Operating Officer of Region America II, succeeding José Carlos Rosa.

Best of Canada recognised at FDFA Gold Standard Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

CANADA. The Frontier Duty Free Association celebrated excellence across the country's duty free market at its 29th annual convention in Toronto last week.

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association Official Guide 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA. The guide is published by The Moodie Report to coincide with the annual MEADFA Conference in Dubai on 24-25 November.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: David Beckham kicks off Haig Club launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Beckham discusses his involvement in Diageo's single grain whisky and King Power International Group (Thailand) celebrates 25 years.

Uruguayan Border Meeting: first photos of key industry gathering

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

URUGUAY. First photos are at hand of the Second Border Meeting, held on 12 November in Rivera, which confronted new challenges in the border store sector.