Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 03 May 2016

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Big names bolster line-up at this month's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

IRELAND. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by golf star Rory McIlroy's charitable foundation, looks set to attract a powerful field from 19-22 May.

Dufry America wins ‘Top Workplace 2016’ award in Florida

Source: Sun Sentinel; The Moodie Davitt Report - 02/05/16

USA. Dufry America has been recognised as a ‘Top Workplace’ for the second year running in awards for companies that have offices in South Florida.

Aiming to Excel: Welcome return to travel retail for Art Miller

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 30/04/16

Art Miller, the long-time driving force in travel retail of US beauty house Revlon, is returning to the business with his own company, Excel Brand Solutions.

Airport luggage delivery service AirPortr makes security appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UK. Tony Smith, former Director General of the UK Border Force, and Danielle Sharp will work to ensure the “highest level” of security for the same-day service.

Changi sees +8.1% passenger growth in March; announces store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SINGAPORE. Korean fashion brand Redeye, Bottega Veneta, Garrett Popcorn and airport spa service Be Relax have all opened outlets at the Singapore airport.

Hudson opens local confectionery store at Chicago O’Hare International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

USA. Sarah’s Candies offers products sourced exclusively from women-owned local businesses and will have a grand opening on Monday (2 May).

Korea Customs Service to grant four new downtown duty free licences in Seoul; possible reprieve for Lotte and WalkerHill?

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. Could the decision to grant four new downtown duty free licences in Seoul in response to surging Chinese tourism spell a dramatic reprieve for the seemingly doomed WalkerHill Duty Free and Lotte World Tower Duty Free stores? UPDATED story with reaction from Lotte Duty Free as it welcomes the announcement.

Lagardère Travel Retail finds a (Mr) Simple fashion solution in Melbourne

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

AUSTRALIA. Local brand Mr Simple makes its airport debut as Lagardère Travel Retail launches its first Pacific foray into men's fashion.

Royal salute: H.H Sheikh Ahmed opens Concourse D at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

UAE. Dubai Airports Chairman H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum has officially opened Dubai International’s new Concourse D, home to 60 airlines.

Sixteen Russian and CIS airlines take part in first ISPY regional event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

RUSSIA. Inflight Sales Group (ISG), Aeromar and ISPY collaborated for the two-day inflight retail and crew training SkyService event, held in Moscow.

TAV Airports reports retail revenue growth in Q1; duty free sales flat

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 29/04/16

TURKEY. Airport company TAV announces +6% year-on-year Q1 2016 increase in retail and catering, flat duty free sales and overall revenue growth of +2%.

Buoyant in Bangalore: commercial revenues show “phenomenal” growth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INDIA. As retail and food & beverage sales growth outstrip passenger increases, Bangalore International Airport Ltd outlines an ambitious commercial vision.

Global expansion for HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA/EUROPE. Autogrill-operated restaurants in European airports will participate in the event for the first time, raising the total number to more than 90.

JFK Airport unveils new relief measures for dogs and other animal travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

USA. It's a case of VIP (very important pet) treatment for canine and other animal travellers as New York JFK Airport unveils important new relief measures.

JR/Duty Free retains Wellington Airport concession after open tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free retains its stronghold at the gateway to the nation's capital after “a very thorough and rigorous tender process”.

On location in Angers: How Cointreau is blending history and modernity

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

FRANCE. The Moodie Davitt Report's Jason Holland visits Angers, home to one of the world's great liqueurs, and discovers a fascinating tale of ancient and modern.

TFWA reveals names of charities to benefit from 2016 Care programme

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. New charities Streethearts and The Hope Foundation, plus ten others, will receive support from the TFWA 2016 Care initiative.

The Moodie Davitt e-Zine: Concourse D’s instant impact for Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we examine the impact of Dubai International’s new Concourse D on Dubai Duty Free.

Toni & Guy illuminates Singapore show with new look packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

Toni & Guy will be 'hairing' around the exhibition with new products and revamped packaging designed to help customers navigate more easily through its offer.

Athens Airport invites tenders for retail, food & beverage and services

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

GREECE. Athens Airport calls tenders for 21 commercial operations at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport through The Moodie Davitt Report.

Brown-Forman names new Head of Global Travel Retail Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. Eric Helms, who joined Brown-Forman in 2014, replaces Tim Young and Jeannine Wise who have both moved to different areas of the company.

Brown-Forman set to acquire BenRiach in US$415 million Scotch whisky deal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The deal, which includes The GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh brands, marks Brown-Forman's re-entry into Scotch whisky.

Colm McLoughlin: Dubai Duty Free buoyed by Concourse D opening

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

UAE. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman Colm McLoughlin says that the retailer’s business has been lifted by the opening of the new concourse.

Danzka vodka returns to US domestic market with CIL US Wines & Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The Danish brand, now thriving under the independent ownership of Waldemar Behn, makes a return to one of the world's key vodka markets

Duty Free World Council releases latest Global Shopping Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. The Duty Free World Council has released its quarterly KPI Monitor for Q1 2016, revealing the latest consumer perceptions about travel retail.

International passenger traffic up +4.5% in Asia Pacific in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

ASIA PACIFIC. Airlines in the region carried a total of 24.4 million international passengers during the month as affordable airfares remained available.

ISG partners with Etat Libre d’Orange for new Corsair fragrance range

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group has partnered with Etat Libre d’Orange to offer an “out-of-the-ordinary” range of fragrances onboard Corsair flights.

Tourvest Inflight names Christine Howard as Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

SOUTH AFRICA. Tourvest Inflight Retail Services has named former senior gategroup executive Christine Howard as its new Chief Operating Officer.

Canadian land border duty free sales surge by double digits in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. Land border sales climbed by a healthy +12% year-on-year in Q1 2016, and by +10% in March, reports the Frontier Duty Free Association.

Dubai Duty Free wins Middle East duty free shopping award for 15th year

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Dubai International has once again been named ‘Best Airport for Duty Free Shopping in the Middle East’ at the Business Traveller Middle East awards.

Dubai International passenger traffic maintains growth momentum in March

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UAE. Passenger numbers at Dubai International climbed by +7.4% year-on-year in March, and by +6.8% in the first quarter, as the new Concourse D opened.

HMSHost captures contract for three new restaurants at Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

CANADA. HMSHost will open Shanghai 360, Smoke’s Burritorie and Smashburger restaurants after winning an eight-year contract at Toronto Pearson International. .

Hong Kong airport marks Labour Day with second instant rebate promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

HONG KONG. Travellers spending more than HK$20,000 by electronic payment can receive instant rebates of up to HK$5,000 in the form of cash coupons.

Hudson to open ‘first of a kind’ interactive art gallery at Omaha Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

USA. Dufry-owned Hudson prepares to open a “first of its kind” airport art gallery in Omaha - with live art created in-store and projected onto terminal screens.

Latest Air4Casts and Skyscanner report reveals London's appeal to Chinese

Source: ©Air4Casts, Skyscanner, The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

UK/CHINA. The second in an exclusive series for The Moodie Davitt Report from Air4casts and Skyscanner underlines London's appeal to Chinese travellers.

ACI underlines role of service quality on commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. "Analysis suggests that prioritising customer service results in the greatest positive impact on non-aeronautical revenue," says ACI World Director General Angela Gittens.

Bahrain Airport Company launches new terminal advertising tender

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

BAHRAIN. “Our tender programme is another significant milestone in our US$1.1bn transformation," says Bahrain Airport Co's Mohamed Khalil.

Dallas Fort Worth Airport adds retail and F&B units in Terminal E

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

USA. The new concessions include women's accessories store Marshall-Rousso, electronics unit InMotion Entertainment and two local F&B concepts.

Dubai Duty Free takes top honours at industry awards ceremony

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

UK/UAE. “We are delighted to be named Airport Travel Retailer of the Year and even more delighted to accept the overall Global Travel Retailer of the Year award."

Foreign exchange with a difference from Coindrum and Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

INTERNATIONAL. What to do with those leftover foreign coins from a trip abroad? Travellers at Milan Malpensa can now exchange them for shopping vouchers.

Largest Starbucks airport store in EMEA opens at Amsterdam Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

NETHERLANDS. Travel restaurateur HMSHost brings Starbucks Evenings menu and Starbucks Reserve coffees to the 470sq m store - called The Pavilion.

Plaza Premium Group wins Cathay Pacific lounge contract in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 25/04/16

HONG KONG. The service provider will now operate and manage all of the Hong Kong flag carrier’s First and Business Class lounges at its home airport.

Chinese arrivals & Korean departures surge in world's top travel retail market

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

SOUTH KOREA. It's all good news for travel retailers as Chinese tourism surges, Korean departures gain momentum and even Japanese visitor numbers grow.

Gatwick launches UK-first connections to fast-growing Chinese cities

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Direct link to Chongqing and onward connection to Tianjin expected to have a significant positive impact on travel retail spend as Chinese tourism rises.

In memoriam: A sad farewell to Hilde Van Den Eede of Coty Prestige

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

With deep sorrow we report the passing of Hilde Van Den Eede, Coty Prestige's Director Trade Operations & Public Relations Travel Retail & Export.

King Power Group’s Sunil Tuli inducted into top Scotch whisky society

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Duty free industry stalwart has been made a Keeper of the Quaich, an international society that recognises outstanding contributions to Scotch.

Milestone moment: Munich Airport opens €900 million satellite terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

GERMANY. Germany's first midfield terminal features 7,000sq m of retail and dining and raises capacity in Terminal 2 to 36 million passengers per year.

Priority Pass surpasses milestone of 900 partner-operated lounges

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Additions in Asia Pacific are largely driving the company’s expansion with 24 lounges in the region becoming part of Priority Pass’ network this year.

Xi’an Airport deepens stakeholder collaboration with ‘Trinity’ event

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

CHINA. Xi’an Xianyang Airport COO Wolfgang Weil says the creation of a Trinity Executive Committee and sub-committees can improve stakeholder relations.

Asia Pacific travel demand predicted to grow by +4.6% per year until 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

ASIA PACIFIC. International traffic into the region will top the 657 million mark by 2020, according to the latest Pacific Asia Travel Association forecasts.