Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 26 May 2015

NEWS

Canadian government to invest C$30 million in new tourism campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

CANADA. The government of Canada has pledged its support for a major new tourism campaign, titled ‘Connecting America’, to attract more American visitors to Canada.

Tocumen Airport pushes for US$30 million lift in commercial revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

PANAMA. Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen SA (AITSA) is rolling out a raft of new commercial concessions as it seeks to increase income and profitability.

Victoria’s Secret to make Finnish debut at Helsinki Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

FINLAND. The leading lingerie and beauty retailer will open its first store in Finland later this summer as part of Finavia’s service reform at Helsinki Airport.

Chinese tourism to Korea booms amid race for duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/05/15

SOUTH KOREA. Latest visitor figures underline why there is such white-hot competition for three new downtown duty free licences in Seoul.

ACI inducts Seoul Gimpo Airport into Director General's Roll of Excellence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Gimpo Airport has topped the 15-25 million passengers category in the Airport Service Quality survey for five consecutive years.

Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop. The company says it has “transformed the space and passenger experience to the best international levels”. The store now features dedicated fixtures for many of the leading whisky brands, as well as branded areas for Chinese cigarettes (such as Chunghwa and Panda) to cater for growth in inbound travel from China.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Zürich Airport commercial turnover dips on strong Swiss Franc effect

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport commercial turnover (net sales to consumers in retail and F&B) hit CHF44.5 million in April, down by -1.5% year-on-year.

Asia Pacific airlines decline in profitability in competitive market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Asia Pacific carriers have reported a net loss of US$50 million in 2014 as a result of stiff competition, excess capacity and the Asian currency volatility.

Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Blue Label boutique at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Johnnie Walker has launched its second multi-sensory Blue Label boutique, at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, with a focus on the brand's heritage and craftsmanship.

Dubai Duty Free opens new village for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

PHILIPPINES. Dubai Duty Free, through its charity foundation, has handed over 32 houses in the new GK Village to the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Dufry hails luxury concession gains at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

FRANCE. Dufry has hailed its capture of nine new luxury and fashion stores at Nice Côte D’Azur Airport, where it will operate under a seven-year agreement.

Duty Free Partners pushes niche strategy at Guadalajara and Tijuana

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

MEXICO. Duty Free Partners is pledging to continue its niche strategy following innovative openings at Guadalajara and Tijuana international airports.

Moodie Live at Singapore 2015: TFWA Asia Pacific in review

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

SINGAPORE. We present pictorial highlights of last week’s TFWA Asia Pacific show, with a chance to review the week as seen through our Moodie Live service.

SSP posts healthy profits and like-for-like sales growth in H1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. SSP has revealed revenue growth of +2.6% for the half year to 31 March, as well as a sharp profit rise, though the strong Pound had a negative impact.

Airports of Thailand non-aeronautical revenues up almost +10% in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

THAILAND. Non-aeronautical revenues, up +9.67% to THB8,855 million (US$263 million), were buoyed by a +12.3% rise in concession revenues during 1H2015.

Another Aussie airport first as Nespresso pops up in Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

AUSTRALIA. A range of 23 Grand Cru coffees will enhance an already "exceptional" coffee offer says General Manager, Retail Glyn Williams.

Auckland Airport partners TripIt to introduce new and improved app

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport has teamed up with top-rated travel organising app TripIt to launch a new smartphone app that aims to be a one-stop planning tool.

Budapest Airport calls for Expressions of Interest in SkyCourt retail tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

HUNGARY. Budapest Airport has called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from travel retailers in its forthcoming tender for outlets in the SkyCourt shopping centre.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

Exchange rate declines weigh on retail spend at Bogota Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

COLOMBIA. Depreciation of Brazilian and Colombia currencies hits commercial revenues at Bogota El Dorado Airport, but expansion offers new opportunity.

Fraser Dunlop’s life to be celebrated as research fund is launched

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

UK. Announcing a celebration of Fraser Dunlop's life, the WDFG executive who defied medical wisdom and inspired friends, colleagues and fellow cancer sufferers.

Nominations are now open for revamped 2015 Sunglasses Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

The industry's annual Sunglasses Awards will incorporate a number of changes in 2015, to include updated categories and a new, bespoke communication platform.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 165: Hitting new heights at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue Martin Moodie takes a look inside DFS Group’s extraordinary new duplex store at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Jihua Park concept provides a new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

CHINA. A new ‘lifestyle destination’ for Chinese consumers is promised as the Jihua Park retail-to-leisure concept is developed across 35 locations.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Malaysia Airports retail campaign generates US$3.8 million in sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

MALAYSIA. The 13-week 'Indulge & Relax' campaign, which gave away weekly trips to Bali, garnered close to 45,950 entries and raked in sales of more than RM13.5 million.

Pittsburgh Airport’s Airmall extends shopping and dining offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The Airmall at Pittsburgh Airport has extended its shopping and dining offer with the opening of two new units and two refurbished stores.

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens at London Heathrow T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

UK. Airport services company Plaza Premium Lounge Management has opened the first independent lounge in Departures at London Heathrow Terminal 4.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz to lead powerful speakers’ line-up for 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Dufry Group CEO Julián Díaz heads a powerful speakers’ line-up for The Trinity Forum, featuring the theme ‘Putting the Consumer at the Heart of the Trinity’.

Hong Kong International posts new monthly traffic record in April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport reported a record-breaking month in April, with passenger volumes climbing by +8.8% year-on-year to 5.8 million.

Lotte Duty Free explains reasons behind Guam rent appeal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

GUAM. Lotte Duty Free says that a sharp decline in Russian and Japanese arrivals and spending prompted its call for rent relief at A.B. Won Pat International Airport.

LS travel retail-Longchamp alliance wins luxury concession at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. LS travel retail will operate a new Longchamp boutique at Singapore Changi T3, after winning the latest luxury brand name concession at the location.

New study underlines role of social & digital media for Chinese travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

CHINA. A study conducted this month by m1nd-set underlines the key role that social and digital media play in Chinese travellers’ journeys and shopping decisions.

Proxama and Eye Airports light up UK airports with beacon technology

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

UK. Eye Airports and Proxama are teaming up for a campaign that uses a network of beacons to deliver targeted branding messages to passengers.

Saudi Duty Free Fabulous Dates Festival generates strong sales surge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SAUDI ARABIA. A major campaign showcasing Saudi Arabia’s dates industry, including special consumer offers, generated a +33% surge in sales.

TFS and Performa bring Mumbai Food Festival to Mumbai Airport T2 lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

INDIA. Travel Food Services and Performa capture the spirit of Mumbai with the launch of the first Mumbai Food Festival at the GVK Lounge of Mumbai Airport T2.

Retailer and airport visitor numbers to Singapore show climb slightly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/05/15

SINGAPORE. Visitor numbers to TFWA Asia Pacific last week climbed slightly year-on-year, with ‘key buyers’ (travel retailers and airport companies) up +1%.

Asia Pacific and Middle East airports end first quarter strongly

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

ASIA PACIFIC/MIDDLE EAST. Asia Pacific and Middle East airports ended Q1 of 2015 strongly, posting increases of +8.5% and +9.4%, respectively.

Edizione rebuts FT claims over Dufry-World Duty Free Group deal

Source: The Financial Times; The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Benetton family-controlled Edizione has rebutted claims made in The Financial Times about Boyu Capital’s offer to buy WDFG.

Hudson Group honours US and Canadian armed forces with free coffee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/05/15

USA/CANADA. Hudson Group is repeating its initiative of offering free coffee to uniformed members of the armed forces at more than 50 cafes across North America.

Guam Airport rejects Lotte Duty Free appeal for rent relief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

GUAM.. Plummeting Russian visitor numbers and spending power, plus a dip in Japanese arrivals, prompts unsuccessful rent relief appeal by retailer.

Momentum builds for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

IRELAND/UAE. Last year's European Ryder Cup team members Victor Dubuisson, Jamie Donaldson and Stephen Gallacher join the line-up for the Irish Open.

World Duty Free Group sales surge but reorganisation costs hit net profit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has posted a +23.4% rise in revenues (+13.1% at constant exchange rates) in the first quarter of 2015, reaching €541.3 million.

Bahrain Duty Free announces +28.5% surge in Q1 profits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BAHRAIN. Bahrain Duty Free Shop Complex Managing Director Abdulla Buhindi extols a solid early 2015 performance, with profits rising sharply despite a modest increase in revenues.

Dufry and LS travel retail win Nice Côte d’Azur luxury and fashion tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

FRANCE. As revealed earlier via Moodie Live, Nice Airport Authority has awarded Dufry and LS travel retail the luxury and fashion tenders for T1 and T2.

Infraero to liberalise concession process for Brazil's state-owned airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

BRAZIL. State airport authority Infraero is moving to implement a more flexible bidding structure for its airport network, including master concessions.

Manchester Airports Group names Rosemarie Andolino as US chief

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/05/15

USA. Manchester Airports Group has appointed Rosemarie Andolino to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer and President of MAG US.