Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 28 July 2015

NEWS

Changi traffic edges ahead in June as new outlets open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

SINGAPORE. June was the busiest month of the year to date for Changi with some 4.7 million passengers using the airport, boosted by rebounding Thai traffic.

Dubai International airport opens new family area inside Terminal 3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

UAE. An Arabian Desert-inspired family area has opened in Dubai International’s Terminal 3 featuring a children's play zone, interactive games and televisions.

LS travel retail opens Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

LS travel retail North America has opened Hugo Boss and Tumi stores at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s international terminal (Terminal D), with further stores planned.

Russian travel decline hits St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

RUSSIA. The sharp decline in Russian travel numbers hit St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport in the first half, with overall traffic down by -4.4% and international by -21.5%.

Asia Pacific airlines post healthy rise in June passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Traffic figures for June from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines show a +5.9% increase in passenger numbers, and a +9.3% six-month rise.

Lotte set for early 2016 downtown duty free opening in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

THAILAND/SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free maintains its expansion drive with plans to open a major downtown store in the Thai capital of Bangkok.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management renamed as Plaza Premium Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

HONG KONG. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has been rebranded as Plaza Premium Group, as it marks 17 years in business.

The Moodie Blog: A new face for gourmet goods at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Premium Food Gate: The clunky name doesn’t give much away but that makes a visit to this destination store at Warsaw Airport all the more surprising.

The Moodie Report revamps editorial team; bids two fond farewells

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Jason Holland assumes the key role of Senior Editor while Colleen Morgan and Helen Pawson take on enhanced editorial roles.

Allen Hong joins Eugene Corp to develop retail opportunities

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

SOUTH KOREA. Duty free executive Allen Hong has joined construction group Eugene Corporation as Managing Director of Business Development.

New Muscat Airport tenders attract seven qualified bidders for duty free, eight for food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company (OAMC) has attracted stellar fields for its duty free & luxury retail and food & drinks contracts at New Muscat International Airport. The qualified duty free bidders are ARI-Middle East, ATÜ Duty Free, DFS, Dufry, King Power Group (HK), Lagardère Travel Retail and The Shilla Duty Free. In food & drinks, qualified companies are HMSHost, SSP, BTA, Airest-Lagardère, Newrest, MMI, Jawad International and Gourmet Foods.

Ottawa International Airport opens two new food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/07/15

CANADA. Ottawa International Airport Authority has opened its two newest food & drinks concessions, Tulip Bar and Wine Lounge and Good Earth Coffeehouse.

Dufry prices €700 million Senior Notes to part fund WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. As anticipated, Dufry has priced senior notes for a total of €700 million to part fund its second blockbuster acquisition of recent times.

Heathrow Airport posts solid retail growth in first six months

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

UK. Heathrow Airport posted a solid retail performance in H1 2015, with the key figure of net retail income per passenger rising by +3.9% to £6.67 in the period.

Lagardère Travel Retail reveals vibrant new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/15

POLAND. Lagardère Travel Retail and Polish Airports inaugurated a striking new commercial offer at Warsaw Chopin Airport on Thursday.

Airport Commercial Revenues Study 2015 survey launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports that submit data to the ACRS 2015, the industry's respected annual benchmarking survey, will receive a free copy of the report.

ARI opens Official Rugby World Cup store at Dublin Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has opened Ireland’s only Official Rugby World Cup store in The Loop at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

Hong Kong International Airport pushes array of summer promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport will offer passengers cash coupons, complimentary delivery, lucky draws and more during the summer travel season.

SSP opens M&S Simply Food at Newcastle Central Station

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

UK. A new M&S Simply Food outlet opened today at Newcastle Central Station, managed by concession partner SSP, amid a national roll-out of the brand.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

Manchester Airports Group reveals robust growth in revenue and EBITDA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

UK. Manchester Airports Group today reported double-digit growth in revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 March 2015, with commercial playing a key role.

Premier Tax Free Shopping unveils self-service refund platform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Premier Tax Free has developed a user-friendly retail point-of-sale solution that it claims to be “the future of tax-free shopping”.

Gebr Heinemann reports strong second quarter amid big expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

GERMANY/INTERNATIONAL. Gebr Heinemann Executive Director Retail and Human Resources Raoul Spanger says that core European markets performed well in Q2, notably Turkey and Germany, and he outlines plans for new and refurbished retail space at Oslo and Sydney. Amid these developments and the addition of new concessions, the retailer is embarking on an ambitious management recruitment drive, from buying to operations.

Latest Boeing forecasts underline long-term strength of global aviation market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Boeing has released a 20-year forecast showing strong demand for pilots and technicians, underlining how the airline market is expected to grow.

On location in Vanuatu: travel retail bounces back from disaster

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

VANUATU. Travel retailing is a key engine in the drive to recover from Vanuatu’s worst natural disaster in decades. Peter Dowling reports from Port Vila.

The top 25 travel retailers revealed in The Moodie Report Print Edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report unveils its indispensable annual ranking of the world’s biggest travel retailers, ranked by their most recent full-year turnover.

Travel Food Services launches K Hospitality, a new corporate brand

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services (TFS), one of India’s largest travel food & drinks players, has launched a new corporate brand and identity, K Hospitality.

Westfield and Eye Airports unveil first Arabic campaign at a UK airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

UK. Shopping centre manager Westfield and Eye Airports are marking the Islamic festival of Eid with an Arabic language campaign at London Gatwick Airport.

Alibaba Group and Unilever sign strategic partnership agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

CHINA. Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba has joined forces with Unilever China, to deliver a better shopping experience to the region's key consumer.

Dufry to issue €500 million in Senior Notes to help finance WDFG purchase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry Group plans to issue €500 million in Senior Notes; the proceeds will be used to part-finance the acquisition of World Duty Free Group.

Hong Kong International Airport posts robust traffic growth in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport posted a +9.1% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year in the first half of 2015, hitting 33.6 million.

JCDecaux partners with Clarins for Hong Kong Airport 3D display

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

HONG KONG. JCDecaux Transport has partnered with Airport Authority Hong Kong and Clarins to deliver the tallest product display yet at Hong Kong International.

Mohit Lal named Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard India, has been named Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail, replacing Con Constandis.

OTG and Carla Hall open new Page eatery at Reagan National Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

USA. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has brought a local flavour and the latest technology to its Terminal A with the new restaurant Page.

Qatar Duty Free opens Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

QATAR. Operated by Qatar Duty Free, the Samsung Experience Store at Hamad International Airport is the first of its kind in the Middle East.

Electronics retailer Croma opens store at Delhi International T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INDIA. Leading consumer electronics retailer Croma has opened its new Croma Zip concept in Departures at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport T1.

Ever Rich Duty Free sponsors Taiwan International Balloon Festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

TAIWAN. The duty free retailer invited 90 disadvantaged children to attend its sponsored Taiwan International Balloon Festival, which took place in Taidong.

Strong passenger growth in Asia Pacific and Middle East for May

Source: ACI Asia-Pacific The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC & MIDDLE EAST. Bangkok Don Muang was the standout airport with +49.6% passenger growth, while Dubai International, Jeju and Busan also starred.

Travel Food Services joins sponsors' line-up for The Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Leading food & drinks retailer Travel Food Services (TFS) pledges support for this year's Trinity Forum, which takes place on 16-18 September.

Big new Laos duty free mall proposed – Bangkok Post

Source: Bangkok Post; The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

LAOS/THAILAND. A group led by leading Lao duty free retailer Dao-Heuang Group is investing US$295 million in a shopping & hotel complex in Vientiane.

Duty Free International set for Hong Kong stock exchange listing as Atlan Holdings outlines growth ambitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

MALAYSIA. In a move certain to spark widespread interest in the investment community, Atlan Holdings, parent company of Singapore-listed Duty Free International Limited, is seeking a dual primary listing for its travel retail subsidiary on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

SSP wins US$90 million six-year contract at Hong Kong International

Source: ©The Foodie Report - 16/07/15

HONG KONG. East meets West as the travel food & drinks specialist secures a key contract in a long-time Asia Pacific airport stronghold.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Power pays off for travel retail's top 25

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. This edition of The Moodie e-Zine is jam-packed with journalistic content and insight, previewing our acclaimed annual Top 25 travel retailers ranking.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

Higher Japanese traffic but lower spending in Hawaii

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

USA (HAWAII). May was an improved month for Japanese visitor numbers but spending, though improved, maintained the 2015 trend of being down year-on-year.

Plaza Premium refuels Heathrow T2 passengers with Power Breakfast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Airport Services company Plaza Premium Lounge has launched a Power Breakfast initiative at its Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

Puig launches Olympéa feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Puig unveils Olympéa, the new feminine fragrance from Paco Rabanne, among the group's most ambitious beauty launches yet. Travel retail will be a key platform.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott transforms security zone at Dulles Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

USA. SpringHill Suites by Marriott has transformed the security experience for passengers at Dulles International Airport with the opening of a Comfort Zone.

The KASE creates new pop-up concepts for travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

THE KASE, a brand concept specialising in ready-to-wear and customised items for smartphones and tablets, is now offering space-saving pop-up stores for airports.

London Heathrow Airport posts record June for passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/15

UK. London Heathrow Airport handled a record 6.68 million passengers in June, with strong contributions from emerging markets such as Mexico and China.