Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 24 April 2014

NEWS

Changi sees traffic slowdown as ‘socio-political factors’ affect demand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SINGAPORE. Passenger movements fell -2.5% to 4.49 million at Changi Airport in March, owing to the Bangkok political crisis and a reduction in long-haul capacity.

DFS brings T Galleria retail brand to refurbished Okinawa downtown store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JAPAN. The rebranding continues the global roll-out of T Galleria by DFS and celebrates the tenth anniversary of the newly renovated downtown store.

Klia2 certified fit for use as open day for public announced for 27 April

Source: Bernama; ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

MALAYSIA. Malaysia Airports has obtained the long awaited Certificate of Completion and Compliance for klia2, which will host a public preview on 27 April.

L'Oréal Paris launches Cannes Film Festival campaign in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

JCDecaux has created a display podium at Hong Kong International Airport to mark L'Oréal’s 17th year as official make-up artist of the Cannes Film Festival.

Leadership changes at Lotte Duty Free as Hong-Kyun Lee takes top role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Former Lotte Duty Free CEO Won-Joon Lee is replaced by Hong-Kyun Lee in group reshuffle. UPDATED STORY

New Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller to attend TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/14

Brown-Forman keeps it in the family as Chris Fletcher, grandson of Frank Bobo – Jack Daniel’s fifth Master Distiller – takes up the torch for the whiskey brand.

ARC announces new programme to connect airline buyers with exhibitors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. ARC organiser Ink says a Hosted Buyers Programme will provide buyers with free entry and hotel rooms at this year's conference and related networking events.

Auckland Airport reveals duty free tender timeline as interest builds

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland International will release tender documents for its duty free concessions in July with a probable bid deadline of late September.

Heathrow reveals Slipstream sculpture as centrepiece of new T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

UK. Heathrow Airport today unveiled Slipstream, by renowned British artist Richard Wilson, at the heart of the new Terminal 2, which opens in June.

Munich Airport opens new preflight recreation area for passengers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GERMANY. The 220sq m recreation area in the airport’s Terminal 2 Level G is free of charge for all passengers and has 34 reclining seats and 20 business stations.

New speakers named for FAB 2014 as interest builds in Copenhagen event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. A strong speakers’ line-up is taking shape for the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference & Awards, which take place in Copenhagen on 9-11 June. The event, which showcases the best in travel-related food & beverage worldwide, is hosted by Copenhagen Airports and organised by The Moodie Report.

SSP captures seven-year contract at Athens International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

GREECE. Leading travel food specialist SSP has captured a seven-year contract to run nine outlets at Athens International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport.

The Moodie Passenger Traffic Monitor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

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.

Tirana Airport seeks interest in retail, F&B and lounge concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/14

ALBANIA. The airport is seeking interest from operators for five speciality retail outlets, four food & beverage units and a business lounge.

Cochin Airport plots ambitious duty free expansion at new terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

INDIA. Cochin International Airport Ltd has pledged an impressive commercial offer, including 40,000sq ft of duty free space, at its new international terminal.

Estée Lauder creates Advanced Night Repair store at Beijing Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CHINA. Estée Lauder has created an Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II concept store at Beijing Capital International Airport T3.

Nice Airport enhances offer with new brands and pop-up shops

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has unveiled a number of new-season innovations at Nice Airport, ahead of its ambitious two-terminal overhaul.

Nuance and Victoria’s Secret open new boutique at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

CANADA. Nuance has opened a new boutique at Toronto Pearson International Airport in partnership with leading lingerie and beauty brand Victoria’s Secret.

Westfield appoints Joe Waller to senior business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/14

USA. Westfield has named Joe Waller as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Leasing within its growing Airports division.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in Q1 traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi International posted a +15.1% year-on-year surge in traffic during Q1, with Manila, Bangkok, Jeddah, Doha and London the top destinations.

Singapore state investment company backs Focus Network Agencies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/04/14

SINGAPORE. A Temasek subsidiary has invested an undisclosed sum in the owner of The Cocoa Trees confectionery stores, citing strong growth in travel retail.

Dual retailer model deters DFS from bidding for Macau concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

CHINA (MACAU). Macau International Airport's duty free tender seems certain to attract bids from many industry giants. But DFS Group won't be among them.

Strong Chinese growth helps drive Sydney Airport traffic in Q1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/04/14

AUSTRALIA. Surging growth in Chinese passengers helped Sydney Airport’s international traffic to climb by +4.9% year-on-year in the first quarter.

Autogrill and HMSHost named as Platinum Sponsors of FAB 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. Autogrill and HMSHost have been named as Platinum Sponsors of the fourth annual Airport Food & Beverage Conference and Awards (9-11 June).

Beirut Duty Free opens new fragrances & cosmetics store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

LEBANON. Beirut Duty Free has opened a new beauty store at Beirut International, featuring improved merchandising for brands in an upscale environment.

Brisbane Airport opens Australia’s first airside animal assistance bathrooms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The facilities, in the airport’s international and domestic terminals, aim to make travelling easier for passengers with guide dogs and assistance animals.

Delhi Duty Free sales to grow by double digits in 2014, says ARI

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INDIA. Sales at Delhi Duty Free are forecast to grow by at least +12% year-on-year in 2014 to “well in excess of €100 million”, according to ARI.

Etihad Airways in social media drive with Manchester Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

UK. In partnership with Manchester Airport and Manchester City Football Club, Etihad Airways invites participants to sign up via Facebook for a competition.

Heinemann Duty Free upgrades retail at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free has reopened its main store at Cologne Bonn Airport Terminal 1 as a walk-through following a major investment.

Luxottica signs exclusive eyewear licence agreement with Michael Kors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

ITALY. The agreement allows the US luxury goods company to expand its eyewear business, including in travel retail locations worldwide where its collections will be sold.

Plaza Premium Lounge launches FoodPlaza at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

FoodPlaza, a casual dining concept housing four brands, offers travellers a range of culinary options, from Cantonese and Korean cuisine to juices and salads.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Spotlight on the best of social and digital media

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The industry’s only weekly magazine profiles the winners of The Moodies 2014 awards for social, digital and mobile media.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in first-quarter passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris passenger traffic grew by +3.6% year-on-year in the first three months of 2014, hitting a total of 20.1 million passengers.

All set for tender take-off as Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UAE. As Expressions of Interest are called for the duty free operation at Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal, VP Commercial Gavin McKechnie outlines the opportunities.

Areas opens latest Starbucks outlet amid Madrid-Barajas investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

SPAIN. Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop at Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4 in collaboration with leading retail and F&B services company Areas.

LS travel retail launches Aelia Duty Free and Link at Adelaide Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

AUSTRALIA. LS travel retail Pacific launched Aelia Duty Free and Link in the Australian market with an official opening at Adelaide Airport on 16 April.

SSP makes board appointments; declines comment on flotation reports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/14

UK. The company has confirmed three board appointments but declines to comment on media speculation that it is preparing to launch an IPO

Chinese share of South Korean tourism market doubles in five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

SOUTH KOREA. Five years ago, Japanese visitors accounted for 41.8% of arrivals to South Korea. That figure has now halved as Chinese tourism booms.

Delhi Duty Free Services sponsors Delhi Daredevils cricket team

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

INDIA. The partnership begins with several in-store activities this week and will continue with a big brand presence across the team’s kit and stadium.

Second airport for Sydney is approved; work to begin in 2016

Source: The Moodie Report; Australian Financial Review - 15/04/14

AUSTRALIA. The government today approved the building of a second international airport for Sydney, with completion expected by the mid-2020s.

Sim Local to open three new stores at London Heathrow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

UK. The SIM card retailer will open three mores stores at Heathrow by June and aims to expand its travel retail model to other international airports.

Tyko Travel Retail takes charge of its business in the Asia Pacific market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Gearing up for next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition Tyko Travel Retail has announced that it will handle all new business in the region directly from the UK.

Abu Dhabi Airports releases duty free EOI for Midfield Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

UAE. The airports company has begun its keenly anticipated commercial build up for the new facility with the launch of its duty free Expressions of Interest process.

Copenhagen Airport set to open first B&O Play store in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport is to open the first airport store dedicated to Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand, as well as extending its luxury portfolio.

Delhi Airport opens third outlet for Happily Unmarried brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. Lifestyle and gifting brand Happily Unmarried has opened its third outlet at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3.

Delhi Duty Free opens Victoria’s Secret and Armani Jeans at Delhi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INDIA. The Delhi Duty Free joint venture has opened the first Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Delhi T3, in addition to an Armani Jeans outlet.

DFS Group delivers stunning fragrance showcase in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

ABU DHABI. The inaugural Masters of Fragrances event, and the groundbreaking Fragrances by DFS boutique, were both unveiled in Abu Dhabi last week.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

Luxury goods brand Bally names Pablo Coppola as Design Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Swiss luxury label Bally has appointed Pablo Coppola to head design; in other news, Tommaso Beretta joins as Travel Retail Sales Specialist.

Munich Airport posts record passenger traffic in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

GERMANY. Munich Airport posted record passenger traffic in Q1 2014, with the figure of 8.5 million a marginal increase on the same period in 2013.