Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 04 July 2015

NEWS

Unilever skincare acquisitions continue apace with Murad deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/07/15

Following the recent acquisitions of Dermalogica, Kate Somerville and REN, Unilever has further bolstered its Prestige portfolio with modern doctor brand Murad.

Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports monitor Air India carry-on restrictions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

UAE. Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Airports react calmly to reports that Air India and Air India Express are tightening restrictions on carry-on baggage, including duty free.

E-Zine: Vodka gastronomique; Kiwi flavours & Newcastle partnership

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

The Moodie Report e-Zine examines how two French creative spirits created a whole new spirit; while we visit Auckland and Newcastle airports' exciting retail openings.

Inflight Sales Group captures Peach Aviation onboard retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Inflight Sales Group (ISG) will manage the onboard retail programme for Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation after winning a tender.

Inflight Service Europe extends contract with partner TUI Fly Nordic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

NORDIC REGION. Inflight Service Europe has extended its retail and packing services deal with long-time airline partner TUI Fly Nordic, effective from May 2016.

Rafael Echevarne leaves ACI to become Montego Bay Airport CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

JAMAICA. ACI World's highly regarded Director, Economics and Program Development is leaving Montreal for the warmer climes of Jamaica and a key role.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category. The annual report provides a real reflection of excellence around the world of travel retail today. Our top-ranked retailers for 2015 are: DFS (spirits), FNA International (confectionery) and LS travel retail ASPAC (fashion & accessories) at Changi Airport, World Duty Free Group (beauty) at Heathrow, Gebr Heinemann (wines) at Frankfurt, Dubai Duty Free (tobacco) and Kappé Schiphol (sunglasses).

AdGroup names Primesight as preferred bidder for Eye Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. AdGroup has appointed UK Out of Home advertising specialist Primesight as the preferred bidder for its airport advertising operation Eye Airports.

Heathrow recommended for third runway slot but Gatwick vows to fight

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. The Airports Commission this morning recommended that Heathrow Airport be awarded a third runway, but Gatwick Airport insists the battle is far from over.

Helsinki Airport terminal expansion to begin early next year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

FINLAND. Finavia's €900 million development programme will see the terminal building extended in 2016 to include +50% more floor space.

Masi Agricola announces listing on Italian Stock Exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

ITALY. Masi Agricola claims to be the first premium wine producer to trade on the AIM Italia, the arm of the Borsa Italiana for SMEs.

Munich Airport's satellite terminal open for business in April 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

GERMANY. Munich Airport (FMG) and Lufthansa committees have confirmed that the satellite terminal at Munich Airport is scheduled to open in April 2016.

Perth Airport calls Expressions of Interest for hotel development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

AUSTRALIA. “We are keen to attract responses from strong performing hotel operators with demonstrated experience,” says Perth Airport CEO Brad Geatches.

World Duty Free Group inaugurates new walk-through store in Newcastle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

UK. "WDFG has brought the ‘wow factor’ to Newcastle Airport". That’s the reaction of airport CEO David Laws as the retailer inaugurates its new north-east location.

“A lot more to come”: Auckland Airport’s new duty free chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International & LS travel retail Pacific open at Auckland Airport. The Moodie Report's Peter Dowling reports on location.

Dubai Airports tenders staff canteen upgrade at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

UAE. Three outlets are covered in this tender, which closes on 13 July, with a further tender for three more canteens to be announced on 1 July.

Hong Kong Airport tenders multiple books store concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport issues another multi-store tender, this time for its key bookstore concession covering ten locations in T1 & T2

Plaza Premium Lounge Management opens new facility at Changi T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

SINGAPORE. Airport services provider Plaza Premium Lounge Management has launch its new independent lounge at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

ARI opens The Loop as new duty free era begins at Auckland International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

"Placing the passenger at the heart of the airport retail experience." ARI CEO Jack MacGowan hails the opening of the company's first stores at Auckland Airport.

Cerruti 1881 opens shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

SAUDI ARABIA. Cerruti 1881 has teamed up with Al Musbah Group for the opening of a 25sq m shop-in-shop at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam.

Dubai Duty Free sponsors 10th annual WTA pre-Wimbledon party

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Dubai Duty Free was once again the main sponsor of the star-studded Women’s Tennis Association pre-Wimbledon party, held last week.

Ever Rich Duty Free sets sail with Penghu Regatta sponsorship

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

TAIWAN. The duty free retailer bolstered its campaign to raise the profile of Taiwanese tourism through sponsorship of this year's Penghu Regatta.

Heathrow Airport closes Terminal 1 amid infrastructure upgrades

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

UK. Heathrow Airport Terminal 1 closes to passengers this evening after 47 years, paving the way for an extension of T2, which opened in 2014.

LS travel retail Pacific opens Aelia Duty Free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. A new era of duty free retailing is underway at Auckland Airport with the opening of LS travel retail Pacific's Aelia Duty Free stores.

Air India tightens carry-on allowances, including duty free, from UAE

Source: Khaleej Times, The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

UAE. Air India and Air India Express enforce carry-on baggage limits, potentially hitting duty free sales. Updated story with reaction from Dubai Airports.

Desigual aims to deliver further growth in the travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

Wholesale Travel Retail Manager Marco Gadola explains how problem-solving and product diversification underpin the Spanish brand’s expansion strategy for travel retail.

Dubai Duty Free extends Irish Derby sponsorship; racing classic turns 150

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

IRELAND/UAE. Jack Hobbs swooped to capture the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday; the travel retailer has extended its sponsorship of the race until 2017.

Oman Airports issues duty free, luxury retail and food & beverage RFQs at New Muscat International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/06/15

OMAN. Oman Airport Management Company has launched Request for Qualifications for its key contracts at New Muscat International Airport.

London City, Heathrow, Cologne-Bonn and Malpensa top ACI league

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

EUROPE. The awards recognise achievement in core activities such as customer service, facilities, retail, security, community relations & environmental matters.

Tokyo Narita Airport gears up for big landside Summer Sale campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

JAPAN. Tokyo Narita Airport is staging a sequence of sales and events in its landside Airport Mall to mark the start of the northern summer.

TripAdvisor launches airport information and review pages

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. TripAdvisor's new dedicated airport pages provide information on airport amenities, including duty free, enabling passengers to leave reviews.

ACI Europe: commercial revenue erosion a challenge for airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

EUROPE. The gradual erosion of commercial revenues is a huge challenge for Europe’s airports, according to ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec.

easyjet adds Nurture drink for pre-school kids to onboard offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

Fruity water product Nurture from the Imune health drink company comes in a spill-proof pouch and is available on all easyjet flights from this month.

LS travel retail gives world debut to new Relay concept at Toronto Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

CANADA. LS travel retail North America debuts the revamped Relay concept as it spearheads a 25-store ‘Travel Essentials’ offer at Toronto Pearson International.

LS travel retail opens new-look The Fashion Place at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

UK. LS Travel Retail UK & Ireland unveils a multibrand store, The Fashion Place, at Glasgow Airport, featuring men's & women's fashion & accessories.

Major Fragrance Foundation recognition for Estée Lauder's John Demsey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

John Demsey, Group President of The Estée Lauder Companies, was presented with the Hall of Fame accolade at the 2015 Fragrance Foundation Awards.

New retail and F&B brands set to open at Washington’s airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

USA. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has revealed the next wave of retail and dining brands that will open at Reagan National and Dulles International.

Sydney Airport's great Terminal 1 transformation gets underway

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

AUSTRALIA. “We will deliver a world-class airport experience for passengers,” is the emphatic message from Sydney Airport Managing Director & CEO Kerrie Mather.

Unilever boosts prestige portfolio with Dermalogica acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Just three months after inking a deal to acquire REN, Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire professional skincare brand Dermalogica.

Francisco sailings boost River Plate sales for Bernabel Trading

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

URUGUAY. Regular operation of the new-generation ferry Francisco is giving a significant boost to duty free sales by onboard concessionaire Bernabel Trading.

ACI offers Airport Retail Concession Management online course

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Airports Council International (ACI) is offering its latest course in Retail Concession Management, aimed at airport commercial managers.

ATÜ Duty Free begins operations at Salalah International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

OMAN. ATÜ Duty Free, the joint venture between TAV Airports and Unifree Duty Free/Gebr Heinemann, has opened its first stores at Salalah Airport.

Auckland Airport gets set for new duty free retailing combination

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

NEW ZEALAND. Duty free shopping set for a whole new look at the country's major gateway as Aer Rianta International and LS travel retail Pacific prepare to open.

Bart Becht to remain as Coty Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. In a move that could be linked to a possible P&G deal, Coty has announced that Elio Leoni Sceti will no longer take up the role of CEO in July.

Belo Horizonte Airport extends F&B tender deadline to November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Strong international interest prompts BH Airport to extend the deadline for submissions for its master F&B tender at Tancredo Neves International.

Dufry pops up in style with trio of new stores at RioGaleão Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

BRAZIL. Dufry unveils three adjacent pop-up stores at RioGaleão Airport Terminal 2, branded to MAC, Tommy Hilfiger and Watches & Accessories.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani heads TFWA speaker line-up at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

FRANCE. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and TUI Group Joint CEO Peter Long are keynote speakers for the TFWA World Exhibition & Conference.

Lotte Duty Free opens spectacular new downtown store on Jeju

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

SOUTH KOREA. The new store, 2.5 times larger than the original shop, features an eclectic range of brands and categories targeted at the Chinese traveller.

OTG opens District bar concept at Washington Reagan National

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

USA. OTG this week opened a new bar concept called District at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Terminal A, as part of a major development.

Retail and advertising performance buoys Hong Kong International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) retail licences and advertising revenue climbed by +10.8% year-on-year in the 12 months to 31 March.