Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 20 September 2014


ISG names Karen Durban-Villeval as Director for Europe and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

HONG KONG. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong) has named Karen Durban-Villeval to its senior leadership team as Director for Europe and Africa.

The Moodie Online Interview: Tourvest aims to go from good to G.R.E.A.T.

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Martin Moodie speaks to Tourvest In-flight Retail Services CEO Clive Jones about the opportunities, challenges and shortcomings of inflight retail.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

International passenger growth drives airport traffic worldwide in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at world airports climbed by +5% year-on-year in June and by +5.7% in the first six months of 2014, says ACI.

WHO declares deadly Ebola virus an international health emergency

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency.

Flemingo International seeks General Manager for Morocco operations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/07/14

MOROCCO. Flemingo International is seeking a General Manager for its Moroccan operations through the popular Moodie Jobs service.

Giorgio Armani Beauty continues to advance in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

L’Oréal Luxe has opened a number of new airport doors for its Giorgio Armani Beauty and Armani/Privé collections, with more to follow by the end of 2014.

Airports Company South Africa issues O.R. Tambo and Cape Town tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report; South African Press Association - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. RFPs have been issued for 21 speciality stores at O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg as a major tender process is launched in Cape Town.

Tourvest celebrates Mandela Day by assisting home reconstruction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest representatives will head to South Africa’s Alexandra township to help rebuild ten homes for selected community members this week.

Passenger traffic growth led by Middle East and Latin America-Caribbean

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Passenger traffic at the world’s airports grew by +4.7% year-on-year in May, ahead of the global average for the last 12 months, said ACI.

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.

Nairobi Airport seeks new bids for T4 duty free master concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/14

KENYA. An end may be in sight to the long-running tender saga as Kenya Airports Authority issues revised tender documents and bid deadline.

Inflight retailer Dutyfly Solutions names new management team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/06/14

FRANCE. Inflight retailer DutyFly Solutions has named Philippe Le Goff as Managing Director, while Baptiste Duguit is appointed Sales and Marketing Director.

CBX and IDFS complete initial phases of Casablanca renovation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

MOROCCO. IDFS has embarked on an ambitious renovation of its Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport stores, in partnership with CBX.

Dwell time, choice and value key to driving commercial, says DKMA survey

Source: DKMA - 22/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The DKMA Airport Retail and F&B survey of 15 locations outlined four key areas that airports should address to grow their retail and F&B revenues.

International visitor spending increases +5% and exceeds long term trend in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer indicates total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 of US$1.4 trillion.

Tourvest inflight retail division renamed amid management reshuffle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free becomes Tourvest In-flight Retail Services as company announces several management appointments

MEADFA and TFWA confirm dates and venue for 2014 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/14

MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA. The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association conference will take place at Dubai’s Jumeirah Creekside Hotel on 24-25 November.

DFNI charity dinner raises funds for ABC Trust orphanage project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/14

INTERNATIONAL. The publisher said it raised £100,400 for the charity, on the night that it also revealed the winners of the DFNI Global Awards.

South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Egyptair Duty Free Shops win Hurghada T2 duty free auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

EGYPT. Egyptair Duty Free Shops has captured the duty free concession at Hurghada International Airport's new T2, following a competitive auction today.

SSP captures Hurghada Airport food & beverage concession after auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

EGYPT. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has captured the main food & beverage concession at Hurghada Airport, which was tendered via an auction today.

Distell maintains duty free drive with major channel investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

South African spirits and wine producer Distell is investing behind its travel retail presence, says Managing Director Global Duty Free & Travel Retail Marius Fouché.

Cape Town International Airport prepares to issue airside commercial tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is preparing to issue airside speciality retail and food & beverage tenders at Cape Town International.

Dufry posts +7.8% rise in EBITDA for 2013; revenue increases by +13.3%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/14

SWITZERLAND. Despite a heavy increase in Brazillian concession costs, Dufry maintains solid profits growth. Read on for full results.

Frank O’Connell named President of new Duty Free World Council

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/14

USA. Frank O’Connell, Alberto Motta and Erik Juul-Mortensen have been appointed to key roles in the Duty Free World Council at its inaugural meeting.

Chinese and Russians lead tax free spending worldwide in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. Chinese travellers spent +20% more on tax free shopping year-on-year in 2013, and Russians +13% more, according to tax refund group Global Blue.

Tunisia to tender airport duty free operations, pre-qualification launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/14

TUNISIA. The Office of Civil Aviation and Airports is seeking pre-qualifications as it prepares to tender duty free operations across five Tunisian airports.

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.

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.

Safilo Group announces travel retail appointments in Americas and EMEA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/02/14

Italian eyewear company Safilo says appointments will help drive business in the travel retail channel and build partnerships in the Americas and EMEA regions.

ACI names the best of the best in annual Airport Service Quality awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Singapore Changi, Incheon International, Seoul Gimpo, Haikou and Changchun airports are winners in their respective size categories.

Pernod Ricard confident in travel retail amid challenging climate

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/14

The company described travel retail as a priority and outlined a developing shop-in-shop strategy in comments on its first-half results. UPDATED.

International passenger traffic at world's airports posts healthy growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. International passenger traffic at the world’s airports climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, ahead of overall growth of +3.9%, ACI reports.

Nairobi Airport duty free set for re-tender as protest withdrawn

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/14

KENYA. The Nuance Group's local partner withdraws its challenge against the proposed re-tendering of the duty free retail master concession at the airport.

Middle East and Asia drive global passenger traffic growth in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/02/14

INTERNATIONAL. Global airline passenger traffic climbed by +5.2% year-on-year in 2013, the International Air Transport Association has revealed.

Tourvest group names Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/02/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Leading tourism to travel retail company Tourvest has appointed Judi Nwokedi as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board Member.

Airports Company South Africa issues OR Tambo speciality retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. The company has issued a request for bids for 13 stores at Johannesburg Airport, including jewellery, electronics and foreign exchange.

Dufry signs ten-year airport duty free concession agreement in Nigeria

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/14

NIGERIA. Dufry will operate three duty free shops in two of the major airports in the country: Murtala Muhammed International and Nnamdi Azikiwe International.

Europe and Asia buoyant as tourism arrivals worldwide surge in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tourist arrivals worldwide grew by +5% in 2013, reaching a record 1.087 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Asia Pacific and Europe boosted the figures by posting above-average growth rates. For 2014, UNWTO forecasts +4% to +4.5% growth – above the long term projections of +3.8% to 2020.

Tourvest Duty Free names Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/01/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Duty Free, the inflight retail services arm of leading tourism group Tourvest, has named Clive Jones as its new Chief Executive.

Nairobi duty free master concession award delayed as protest is evaluated

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/14

KENYA. Are you concentrating closely? You'll need to be, as we report the latest twists and turns in the remarkable airport contract saga in Nairobi.

Annulment of Nairobi duty free award appealed; Nuance denies involvement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

KENYA. The annulment of the Nuance joint venture's award of the duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is challenged. But by who?

Middle East and Asia demand drives November airline traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/14

INTERNATIONAL. Robust growth in international passenger demand from the Middle East and Asia Pacific sustains airline traffic increases in November.

Nuance award in Nairobi annulled, fresh tender called

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/14

KENYA. A government review board has annulled Kenya Airports Authority’s award of a duty free concession at Nairobi Airport to Nuance and ordered a fresh tender.

Aéroports de Paris appointed to terminal project at Zanzibar Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/12/13

TANZANIA. Aéroports de Paris Ingénierie has been appointed to play a key role in the design and construction of a second terminal at Zanzibar International Airport.

Nuance poised for Nairobi Airport duty free contract but rival bidders protest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/12/13

KENYA. Nuance is in pole position to be awarded the duty free contract at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International T4, but the process is subject to appeal.

IATA forecasts profits growth for airline industry as outlook improves

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revised upwards its forecast for airline industry profits in 2013 and 2014.

International tourism numbers post robust growth in first nine months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. International tourist arrivals grew by +5% in the first nine months of the year, to reach a record 845 million worldwide, according to UNWTO.

Airline passenger traffic to surge +31% by 2017, IATA says

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/13

INTERNATIONAL. World airlines will see a +31% increase in passenger numbers up to 2017, says IATA, with Asia and the Middle East leading growth.