Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 October 2014

NEWS

Belfast International Airport urges passengers to 'Park & Pledge a Pound'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

IRELAND. Belfast International Airport is giving passengers the option to donate £1 when they pay for their airport car parking to support Action Mental Health.

Dufry renews duty free contract at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports until 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

CAMBODIA. In a key boost to its Asian aspirations, Dufry today signed a long-term contract with Cambodia Airports to operate the duty free stores at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports. Dufry will manage an additional 1,670sq m of retail space across both airports, an increase of over +100%.

ISPY2015 gathers momentum following conclusion of Travel Retail Tradeshow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

UK. Airlines and Travel Retail Tradeshow exhibitors have already pledged support to ISPY2015, which takes place on 26-29 January at The Grand Hotel Brighton UK.

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit surge in August traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE. Passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International grew +24.8% in August with Bangkok, London Heathrow, Doha, Manila, and Bahrain as the top five destinations.

Belardini, Boyer, Crotti, Piovesana in, Rendek out as Dufry seeks to avoid disruption in Nuance integration

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. In a move to minimise business disruption, Dufry Group has announced a stage one organisational structure following last month's completed acquistion of rival The Nuance Group.

Caplansky’s Delicatessen brings ‘Jewish soul food’ to Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CANADA. Local chef Zane Caplansky has teamed up with HMSHost to open Caplansky’s Delicatessen in Terminal 3 of Toronto Pearson International Airport.

Dubai Duty Free's Colm McLoughlin to receive prestigious Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE/IRELAND. In a major accolade, Dubai Duty Free boss Colm McLoughlin is recognised for his immense commitment to Ireland, joining some of Ireland's greatest patriots and biggest achievers.

Flemingo attracts further backing as Samena Capital invests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UAE. The retailer adds to its existing weighty private equity backing with a new investment from regionally focussed firm Samena Capital.

Global Blue anticipates tax free sales surge as Chinese Golden Week begins

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

UK. Tax refund company Global Blue recorded a +35% year-on-year increase in tax free spend from Chinese travellers in the UK during the holiday in 2013.

Landmark day for The Shilla Duty Free as it opens Changi beauty offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

SINGAPORE. The Shilla Duty Free has commenced operations of the beauty concession at Singapore Changi Airport, offering passengers what it describes as the ultimate shopping experience.

LS travel retail captures Keflavik Airport food & beverage concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

ICELAND. LS travel retail has been awarded a major food & beverage concession in the new Departures lounge at Keflavik International Airport.

Out now: The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

The Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2014 is now available to purchase. Read on for details of how to reserve your copy of this important benchmarking report.

The Moodie Report turns pink as Estée Lauder unveils 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

“Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together.” That’s the powerful theme of the Estée Lauder Companies’ 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign, which launches officially today.

Xi’an Xianyang International Airport hosts National Music & Culture Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

CHINA. The event coinciding with the Golden Week holiday period comprises daily cultural performances and promotions from airport tenants.

'The entire duty free industry shall be activated'; Japan gets set to ring the duty free changes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

JAPAN. The Japanese duty free industry is set for sweeping change from tomorrow as new consumption tax exemptions for tourists are prompting a wave of downtown store openings.

Aéroports de Paris division set to design new Beijing Daxing Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

CHINA. Aéroports de Paris division AdP Ingénierie has won an international competition to design Beijing Daxing Airport’s Terminal 1, which opens in 2018.

Canadian airport duty free sales rise +22% as land border sales dip slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

CANADA. Airport duty free sales in Canada rose +22.0% year-on-year to C$32 million in August, while land border duty free sales fell -0.44% to C$19.7 million.

Chilling response from ARI's Jack MacGowan to Moodie mocking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

TAIWAN. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was chilled out despite the pressures of running The Trinity Forum. But not quite in the way he expected.

Edinburgh Airport to boost customer service with Google Glass trial

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

UK. The airport has become the first in Scotland to trial the optical headset technology, arming customer service agents with instant information.

London Gatwick aims for global award with two-runway airport design

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

UK. Plans for the airport’s new design should a second runway be approved have been shortlisted for a prize at the World Architecture Festival.

Metalsmiths Sterling captures Portland Airport jewellery concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

USA. Sterling silver jewellery brand Metalsmiths Sterling has been awarded the concession for its first US west coast airport location, at Portland International.

Plaza Premium Lounge opens first transit hotel at Bengaluru Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

INDIA. The leading passenger lounge operator has opened a hotel offering hourly rates for transfer passengers in the airport’s domestic terminal.

'The best in the UK': WDF store wins Stansted Airport plaudits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

UK. “Our best execution ever.” "A massive milestone." “Our most commercial layout ever.” “The biggest and the best.” WDF Group opens a breakthrough, walk-through store at Stansted.

Asian duty free liquor volumes tumble in 2013, reports The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The region lost volume as well as market share during a turbulent year in which sales decreased by -4.4%; the first time sales in any region have declined since 2009.

Duty Free World Council database and study to aid lobbying efforts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The organisation has commissioned consultants to build an industry database and conduct the first in a series of economic impact studies.

London Stansted unveils first phase of multimillion pound commercial revamp

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

UK. Earlier today London Stansted Airport officially revealed the first stage of its £80 million International Departure Lounge transformation.

Singapore Changi Airport sees marginal decline in passenger traffic in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

SINGAPORE. Traffic fell -0.6% to 4.65 million, with improved traffic to Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southwest Pacific offset by a decline in Southeast Asia travel.

SSP upgrades food & beverage and conference centre at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

FINLAND. The food & beverage operator has refurbished and added services as the country’s biggest airport embarks on a seven-year plan to enhance facilities.

Sunglasses Workshop & Awards 2014 to focus on Trinity partnership in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. ‘Sunglasses in Travel Retail : The Trinity At Work’ will be the theme of the sixth Sunglasses Workshop & fourth Sunglasses Awards on 28 October.

Thai airports see smaller decline in passenger traffic for month of August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has posted a decline of -8.94% in international passengers to 4.39 million in August, an improvement over previous months.

The Nuance Group (HK) to prelaunch Casio EXILIM TR50 “selfie” camera

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The retailer’s electronics stores at Hong Kong International Airport will offer the Casio EXILIM TR50 before it is made available on the local domestic market.

The Nuance Group opens Boss Traveller shop at Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The refurbished store features Hugo Boss’s latest retail design concept and is the second Boss outlet opened by Nuance this year, after a shop at Mumbai Airport.

Women in Travel Retail to raise funds for All As One charity in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. The newly renamed Women in Travel Retail (WiTr) is holding its annual fundraiser at the TFWA World Exhibition in aid of the children's charity.

Asia Pacific airlines grow passenger traffic by +3.4% in August

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

ASIA PACIFIC. Economic growth on both a regional and global scale boosted carriers last month according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Paris airport stores receive China outbound tourism quality certification

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

FRANCE. Société de Distribution Aéroportuaire is the first European operator to receive the China Outbound Tourism Quality Service Supplier certification.

Westfield brings digital shopping consultants to Miami Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

USA. The projected advisors provide a friendly face to the commercial programme and complement further digital marketing initiatives at the airport.

Duty Free Americas raises over US$180,000 for breast cancer research

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. The inaugural Duty Free Americas Annual Charity Golf Tournament last week raised more than US$180,000 in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

European Court of Justice rules against airline charges for hand baggage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The ruling provides a boost to the ETRC's Air Passenger Rights Campaign which advocates the right of passengers to carry airport shopping on-board free of charge.

HMSHost to launch inaugural Airport Restaurant Month in October

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. Special menus, including recommended wine pairings, have been prepared for the occasion at participating airport restaurants across North America.

JR/Duty Free extends Perth Airport offer with luxury watch boutique

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

AUSTRALIA. JR/Duty Free has opened its latest JR/Watch Co luxury boutique at Perth Airport’s International Terminal 1, alongside its redesigned Departures store.

The Monarq Group steps ahead with strategy to broaden brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Monarq continues its strategy of expanding its portfolio by adding a range of brands from the Bacardi stable including Baron Otard Cognac, B&B and Benedictine.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: World Duty Free at Heathrow's Queen's Terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week The Moodie Report’s weekly magazine takes a look at World Duty Free’s operation at London Heathrow’s iconic new terminal.

Washington airports set for third wave of food and retail transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

USA. Washington's two airports have announced more than 20 additional new food and restaurant options for Summer 2015.

ASUTIL announces return to Panama City for 2015 conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

SOUTH AMERICA. The regional trade association’s well-attended annual conference will be held in Panama next year, for the first time since 2008.

Dufry secures Denver Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

USA. The retailer’s local joint venture Denver Duty Free has won the seven-year concession to operate duty free and duty paid retail at Denver International Airport.

Dufry wins duty free master concession at Jomo Kenyatta Airport T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

KENYA. Dufry Group overcame appeals from two rival bidders to reach the award in the new tender, which follows an annulled initial tender and award to Nuance.

DutyFly Solutions partnership captures Air Tahiti Nui inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

PACIFIC REGION. DutyFly Solutions and partner Imporlux have captured the inflight concession for French Polynesian airline Air Tahiti Nui, effective 1 October.

FlyInStyle partners with technology firm StickNFind for airport marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

INTERNATIONAL. Airport shopping app company FlyInStyle has teamed up with beacon technology company StickNFind to market to customers at airports.

Frankfurt Airport hosts four-week long Oktoberfest campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport is celebrating the annual Oktoberfest beer festival with its own four-week campaign, in partnership with key tenants.

Hermès Parfums showcases portfolio with pop-up shop at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Hermès Parfums has installed a pop-up shop at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, in partnership with Kappé and Schiphol Media, from 1-30 September.