Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 30 July 2014

NEWS

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Bedingham out as Moët Hennessy names Lacave to key Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Jean-Marc Lacave named President and Regional Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific as the much-respected Mark Bedingham steps down.

Brazil border law an important step for Latin America, says ASUTIL

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

LATIN AMERICA. “A frightening Monday… but we are confident that this will strengthen the system in the future.” That’s according to ASUTIL President Enrique Urioste, who welcomed the move by Latin America’s biggest market to regulate border duty free – despite the concerns initially caused by a decree, quickly postponed, to halve its inbound allowance.

Concourse Display Management assists Dufry in Brazil stores project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

BRAZIL. The project management company is helping the retailer to renovate ten stores at São Paulo Guarulhos and Rio de Janeiro Galeão airports.

Houston Airport System prepares to tender key commercial concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

USA. Houston Airport System is set to launch a series of tenders covering duty free, speciality retail and F&B at its two airports in early August.

Inflight Sales Group returns to French market with Newrest alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

FRANCE. Inflight Sales Group (Hong Kong), in partnership with Newrest Group, has won inflight retail tenders onboard Corsair International and Aigle Azur.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to rise +50% to US$600, reports

Source: Maeil; The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Local reports claim the government is set to announce the increase having dismissed earlier proposals to double the allowance.

Uruguayan border store chamber confident on allowances resolution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

URUGUAY. The Chamber of Free Shop Entrepreneurs of Uruguay wants “a level playing field” after Brazil moved to cut its duty free allowance for border shopping.

Armed police and fighter jets respond to inflight duty free disturbance

Source: The Guardian; Metro; AOL; The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CANADA. Dramatic video footage has captured police boarding a Sunwing Airlines plane following a passenger bomb threat triggered by a duty free dispute.

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.

Bric’s expansion gathers pace with Milan Malpensa Airport store opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Italian leather and travel goods brand Bric's has bolstered its presence in the travel retail channel with a new store at Milan Malpensa Airport.

China Travel Retail and China Airport Commercial Summit set for November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CHINA. The third China Travel Retail Summit will take place on 12-13 November in Shanghai, alongside the China Airport Commercial Summit, says organiser Ink.

European Commission approves Aelia and AdP acquisition of Zagreb retailer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

CROATIA. The Société de Distribution Aeroportuaire partnership will operate stores at Zagreb Airport under the Aelia Duty Free fascia.

Excess Baggage extends retail and services offer at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

UK. The retailer and luggage services provider has opened three new spaces deploying new technology and branding at Heathrow terminals 2 and 3.

HMSHost expands Norton Sound Seafood House at Anchorage Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

USA. The seafood restaurant at Concourse C has been expanded to offer the same menu and full-service dining to pre- and post-security travellers.

Kreol Travel Retail calls for US$1,000 Indian inbound duty free allowance limit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

INDIA. Kreol Travel Retail CEO A.S. Lal has called on Indian authorities to further raise the inbound duty free allowance for returning residents to US$1,000.

SSP Norway chef wins prestigious global prize for second time

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 28/07/14

NORWAY. Oslo Airport Executive Chef Christer Rødset was part of a duo winning the Global Chef Challenge in Norway earlier this month.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14


SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Brazilian travel retailers and airports score with World Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

BRAZIL. Strong official and destination merchandise sales and surging foreign visitor numbers made the World Cup a success for Dufry and the host airports.

Heathrow posts marginal retail growth amid T5 luxury investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

UK. The strong Sterling and investment in a luxury extension at Terminal 5 suppressed retail income growth at London Heathrow Airport in the first half.

Munich Airport hits a high note as it plays host to flying pianist

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

GERMANY. As part of his ‘Orange Piano Tour’, musician Stefan Aaron made a stop at Munich Airport, descending on a ‘flying carpet’ suspended from a helicopter.

Nuance completes acquisition of Nuance-Watson joint ventures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The Nuance Group has completed the acquisition of the outstanding 50% stockholding in its former joint ventures in Asia.

OTG completes food & beverage programme at New York JFK T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

USA. The travel restaurateur has completed the project at the Delta Airlines terminal with a deployment of 160 iPads at three of its seven restaurants.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first independent airport lounge in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). The new lounge at Macau International Airport offers a resting area, complimentary Wi-Fi, a range of food options and a meet-and-greet service.

Sales rise but weak Yen and heavy investment costs hit DFS profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, posted a -3% fall in profits for the first half of 2014 to €398 million.

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.

Treasury Wine Estates launches Wolf Blass travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

The four wines, each representing a sub-region of the Barossa growing region in Australia, are available exclusively with The Nuance Group initially.

VietJet Air and King Power Traveler celebrate inflight retail launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

VIETNAM. The carrier is celebrating the launch of its first ever duty free service by offering a -30% discount on all purchases made inflight.

Frontier reveals shortlist for 30th edition of Frontier Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Frontier has announced the shortlist of entries across all 12 categories for the 2014 Frontier Awards, which marks its 30th anniversary this year.

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.

Heathrow Airport appoints Brian Woodhead as Commercial Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

UK. Former Heathrow Retail Director Brian Woodhead is set to take the senior commercial role after stints as Operations Director at Terminals 4 and 2.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: A new luxury landmark at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week our digital magazine stops in Spain, where Aelia Retail España has opened the biggest luxury fashion area in a European airport.

Biotherm Homme scores in Lisbon with football-themed animation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

In May and June, L'Oréal's Biotherm Homme brand took full advantage of FIFA World Cup Fever, by installing a soccer animation at Lisbon Airport.

Changi half-year traffic driven by strong Asia Pacific travel demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

SINGAPORE. Half-year traffic to Northeast Asia and South Asia grew +5.1% and +4.1% respectively, driven by a +31% increase in travel demand to Bali.

Etihad Airways organises donation drive for Abu Dhabi labour camp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UAE. As part of the airline’s iVolunteer programme, over 50 volunteers visited one of the UAE’s largest labour camps with gifts and hot meals for the women living there.

Flemingo wins duty free concession at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer extends its presence in Latin America with a four-year concession at the country’s rapidly growing international gateway.

Kazan Duty Free opens new operation at Tomsk Bogashevo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

RUSSIA. The multi-airport retailer, partnered by Gebr Heinemann, has opened a new duty free store at Tomsk Bogashevo after winning a tender for the space last year.

Lotte Duty Free opens stylish duty free & travel retail offer in Guam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free has formally unveiled its new retail offer at A.B. Won Pat International Airport, highlighted by a vibrant Sense of Place concept.

Louis Vuitton to open first European airport store at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

UK. Heathrow Airport scores a major coup as Terminal 5 is selected to become the venue for Louis Vuitton's second airport store worldwide.

Port Moresby Airport launches tenders amid terminal redevelopment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. The airport is seeking operators for duty free, speciality retail, F&B, foreign exchange and car rental as it upgrades its commercial offer.

SSP appoints Les Cappetta as Chairman for North America region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

USA. SSP has named Les Cappetta, currently CEO, as Chairman of SSP North America. Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO for the region.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/14

INTERNATIONAL. Every week as a service to our readers The Moodie Report updates all the latest passenger traffic statistics from around the world, compiled by Jon Elphick. Like everything we do at The Moodie Report, it’s fast, factual – and free.

Áreas unveils new food & beverage offer at Madrid Barajas Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

SPAIN. The company has opened three quarters of its units at the airport after winning the €1.48 billion mega-tender at Madrid last year.

Chinese arrivals maintain surge in South Korea as Japanese slip further

Source: KTO; The Moodie Report; KDB Daewoo Securities Research - 22/07/14

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals surged by +53.8% in the first six months while Japanese visitor numbers continued to nosedive. UPDATED with key new charts.

Dynamic Taiwanese market in the spotlight at The Trinity Forum 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

TAIWAN. High-level government, airport and retailer perspectives on the Taiwanese market will feature strongly at The Trinity Forum 2014 in Taipei.

Hawaii visitor numbers buoyed by Chinese and Korean arrivals in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

US (HAWAII). Arrivals from China jumped +29.4% in the month, while arrivals from Korea grew +4.9%, outstripping the +3.9% rise in Japanese visitors.

Jim Beam partners Delhi Duty Free in exclusive Bachelor Pad promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Delhi Duty Free customers are being offered the chance to create the "ultimate bachelor pad" in an exclusive Jim Beam promotion that will run until end July.

Jo Malone celebrates Christmas with festive Frosted Fantasy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

As revealed earlier on The Moodie Report’s Instagram and Twitter feeds (#FrostedFantasy), Jo Malone today showcased its Christmas 2014 collection.

Macau Airport completes tender evaluation as H1 revenue grows +18%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau Airport has finished evaluating bids for its recent duty free tender, it announced this week as it releases figures for the first half of 2014.

No.1 Traveller launches new casual lounge concept at London Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

UK. No.1 Traveller has created a new take on airport lounges with the launch of My Lounge, offering a games room for kids, study area and free Wi-Fi facilities.