Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 26 April 2015

NEWS

A tribute to Fraser Dunlop, 'our Scottish ray of sunshine'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

On 1 April, Fraser, the walking, talking miracle man, the Scottish ray of sunshine who lit up so many lives, defiant to the end, finally lost his struggle.

ACI North America presents JFKIAT with Griesbach Award of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

USA. JFKIAT has won the Richard A. Griesbach Award of Excellence for its concessions programme at JFK Airport T4, which was named Best Retail Program.

Alpha LSG’s OMG! Awards recognise Thomas Cook Airways cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. A masquerade ball awards event closes a two-day conference for Thomas Cook Airways' cabin crew and management, organised by the carrier's partner Alpha LSG.

Bacardi launches John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

FRANCE. The concept will give travellers through Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly South the opportunity to experience the Dewar's whisky portfolio.

Changi Airport Group announces plan to reduce aeronautical fees

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

SINGAPORE. Changi Airport Group has revealed a programme of reductions and rebates to aeronautical fees at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gucci opens newly renovated store at A.B. Won Pat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

GUAM. Opened in partnership with Lotte Duty Free Guam, the new-look store spans 975sq ft and has a design featuring marble, wood and warm polished metals.

Heathrow Airport reports robust Q1 rise in retail revenue and spend per passenger

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Heathrow Airport today reported healthy rises in retail income (+6.4%) and net retail income per passenger (+5.6%) for Q1 2015. Airside specialist shops growth was driven by a double-digit revenue surge in luxury retail, aided by new boutiques in T5. Duty and tax free revenues were flat, partly due to a major refurbishment project in T5.

In memoriam: World Duty Free Group's Elena Pareja & Fraser Dunlop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of two much-respected World Duty Free Group executives, Fraser Dunlop and Elena Pareja.

Thomson and First Choice introduce new long haul routes from Stansted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

UK. Next year, for the first time, Thomson and First Choice will operate long haul flights from London Stansted to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast and Orlando, Florida.

Finnair deploys tablet-based POS solution on board with GuestLogix

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

CANADA. GuestLogix’s next-generation Android-based point-of-sale solution will enable Finnair’s flight crew to sell food & beverage as well as duty free items inflight.

Nordic Travel Retail Seminar programme bolstered by Oslo Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

DENMARK. Oslo Airport Director of Business Development Roar Ødegaard joins Scandinavian travel retail executives to discuss issues in the Nordic market.

Pernod Ricard third-quarter sales see uplift from Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Sales grew organically by +7% in 3Q 2014/15 (+2% for the nine months), buoyed by a stable performance in China during the Chinese New Year.

TFWA launches online product showcase for TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

SINGAPORE. Visitors attending the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition can get a preview of the products that will be showcased there by visiting the TFWA Product Showcase.

Thai international passenger traffic grows over +20% in second quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

THAILAND. International passenger traffic at Thailand’s airports continued its uptrend in the second quarter (January–March 2015), growing +21.17% to 16.4 million.

The Moodie Report e-Zine 162: Re-shaping the offer at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we talk to Schiphol Airport Retail about its latest retail developments and about the impact of Gebr Heinemann as majority shareholder.

Warsaw Chopin Airport set to launch new duty free and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

POLAND. Warsaw Chopin Airport is planning to open 15 new travel retail shops across 3,000sq m in May, as a major investment in Terminal A nears completion.

Abu Dhabi International Airport passenger traffic climbs sharply in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.1% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport in Q1 2015, compared to the first quarter last year.

Aéroports de Paris and SSP create food & beverage joint venture at Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris (AdP) has named SSP as its joint-venture partner to plan, develop and operate food & beverage at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

APTRA to share insights on Asia Pacific travel retail at TFWA seminar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

ASIA PACIFIC. APTRA will host a seminar during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference centred on the region’s travel retail environment and its potential.

SSP Canada wins ten-year F&B concession at Montréal Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

CANADA. SSP Canada has been awarded a seven-year contract (with a three-year extension option) at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

Chinese travel growth to South Korea 'slows' in March to +21.6%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Chinese arrivals rose +21.6% year-on-year in March, a marked slowdown from the +32.9% and +58.4% increases in January and February.

Flemingo names Carlo Bernasconi as Group Chief Operating Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Flemingo International has named Carlo Bernasconi as Chief Operating Officer; since March 2013 he has headed the retailer's expansion drive.

HMSHost captures food & beverage concessions in Houston and Montréal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

NORTH AMERICA. HMSHost doubles the size of its operations at Houston George Bush Intercontinental and expands at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

Incheon International to create gaming, entertainment and luxury retail complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Incheon International Airport Corporation is to develop an entertainment and luxury retail complex with a US casino operator on airport land.

LS travel retail acquires assets of Saveria USA at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. LS travel retail North America has acquired certain assets of Saveria USA, gaining it entry to 20,000sq ft of retail space at JFK International Airport T4.

OTG opens chef-driven, technology-led food hall at New York LaGuardia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

USA. Travel restaurateur OTG has unveiled a new technology-enhanced, 10,000sq ft food hall concept at New York LaGuardia Airport Terminal C.

Shinsegae set to bid for Seoul downtown duty free store licence

Source: The Korea Herald; The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Department store group Shinsegae plans to bid for a new downtown duty free licence to be issued in Seoul later this year, say reports.

Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories to open in Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/15

UK. Victoria’s Secret is to open its first beauty and accessories store in Glasgow Airport, in partnership with LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland.

Abertis completes disposal of airport business with Jamaica and Chile sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SPAIN. The Barcelona-based company sold its stake in Desarrollo de Concesiones Aeroportuarias for €177 million, completing the divestment of its airport interests.

Budapest Airport plans retail tenders as commercial revenues surge in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport is planning to launch a series of retail tenders in May for significant areas of SkyCourt, the core food & beverage and shopping zone.

Diageo invites Taoyuan travellers into its Johnnie Walker House

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

TAIWAN. Diageo has released further details of its Johnnie Walker House, which opened officially at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport in September.

Eye Airports launches campaign to help travellers trace lost luggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. The Trace Me luggage tracker is being showcased across the UK on digital screens at airports under a new campaign launched by Eye.

Fears for retail as China restricts Mainland visits to Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

CHINA. Retailers in Hong Kong, already reeling from a severe downturn in Chinese spending, are dealt a further blow following new government restrictions on Mainland visitors.

Heathrow extends consumer service with smart screens in T2 Arrivals

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Screens in the T2 baggage reclaim zones show live price and journey time comparisons between taxis and the airport’s train service to Central London.

Hong Kong International passenger traffic climbs sharply in March

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong International Airport posted a strong increase in March and in Q1, buoyed by healthy transfer and transit traffic.

Incumbent LS travel retail captures London Luton Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. Incumbent LS travel retail UK & Ireland has won the tender to operate a new 1,700sq m tax and duty free store at London Luton Airport.

Nuance reveals latest multi-category concept at Stockholm Arlanda T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

SWEDEN. Nuance has opened its latest store at Stockholm Arlanda T5, combining its Timebox and Sun Catcher concepts with a Swarovski shop-in-shop.

Paris Charles de Gaulle receives ‘Welcome Chinese’ certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

FRANCE. Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport has been awarded “Welcome Chinese” certification, in recognition of its efforts to facilitate Chinese travellers’ journeys.

Plaza Premium confirms eight new airport lounge projects amid expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Plaza Premium Lounge Management Limited has confirmed eight new lounge projects for 2015, as it expands its network around the world.

SSP UK opens The Spinning Jenny’s Brew House at Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

UK. SSP's new bespoke concept at Manchester T2 features a strong casual dining offer including smoked barbecue food and a variety of craft beers.

Tokyo Narita Airport opens low-cost Terminal 3: first photos

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

JAPAN. First photos of Tokyo Narita Airport’s new Terminal 3 reveal an innovative interior design where retail and food & beverage are at the fore.

ACI hails customer service at Mumbai, Gimpo and Indianapolis airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI inducts Indianapolis, Gimpo and Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji airports into the Director General’s Roll of Excellence.

Braun to introduce new products at TFWA Asia Pacific show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

The German consumer electronics brand will showcase its latest innovations including the new Silk Hair 7 Brush at the TFWA Asia Pacific event in Singapore.

Dubai Duty Free Irish Open adds big golfing names to stellar field

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

IRELAND/UAE. In a move that will boost the Dubai Duty Free-sponsored Irish Open, Martin Kaymer, Luke Donald and Patrick Reed join the players' line-up.

In Memoriam: Don Archibald, great pioneer of New Zealand duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

NEW ZEALAND. With deep regret, we report the passing of Don Archibald, Founder of Duty Free Stores Wellington and Duty Free Stores New Zealand.

L’Oréal launches Kérastase into Americas travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

ARGENTINA. L’Oréal has built on Kérastase’s Asian debut with the opening of a 17sq m counter at Puerto Iguazú in partnership with London Supply.

Motibhai Group pledges 'world class' duty free offer as joint venture plots Port Moresby Airport store openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

PAPUA NEW GUINEA. A joint venture between Motibhai Group and partner CPL will open new Departures and Arrivals duty free stores at Port Moresby Airport.

My Wine Journey: Wine critic and musician Billy Norman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Billy Norman shares his wine reviews and experiences in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing cutsomer service in travel retail.

Dubai Duty Free marks 20th anniversary of Newbury sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

UAE. The Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials Meeting this weekend marks the 20th year of the retailer’s sponsorship at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire, England.