Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 03 September 2015

NEWS

Deadline falls for Karachi Airport duty free and fashion tenders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

PAKISTAN. The deadline falls today for bids to manage the duty free concession at Karachi International Airport, with a separate fashion concession also on offer.

DFASS launches limited edition models onboard Singapore Airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

DFASS Singapore has launched two new limited edition aircraft models for sale onboard Singapore Airlines, created to mark Singapore's Golden Jubilee.

DFASS retains Singapore Airlines inflight duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. In major breaking news, DFASS Singapore has been awarded a further long-term concession for Singapore Airlines’ inflight duty free business.

Dutch airline lets passengers order duty free from their own devices

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

NETHERLANDS. TUI Group’s ArkeFly is trialling a system which allows passengers to purchase duty free products onboard flights using their own device.

Gategroup’s first half net loss deepens as turnaround plan is introduced

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SWITZERLAND. Inflight retail and catering specialist Gategroup posts revenue gains of +2.2% for H1 2015, but is hit by a US$90.3 million loss in the period.

Nestlé International Travel Retail leads Trinity campaign at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SINGAPORE. A Trinity partnership with Focus Network Agencies and Changi Airport Group brings the beach to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.

Shinsegae Duty Free showcases spectacular new Busan store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. We present a Picture Gallery of Shinsegae Duty Free's planned new downtown store in Busan, set to open in 2016 subject to licence renewal.

Spirit France's Jean-Luc Lebault to lead H Mounier travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

FRANCE. Jean-Luc Lebault has been named H Mounier Duty Free & Travel Retail Director after 17 years in charge of Spirit France's travel retail division.

SSP captures Brisbane Airport five-year food & drinks contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

AUSTRALIA. SSP has won a five year deal valued at around £23 million (A$50 million) to operate three outlets at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

The Grand Duty Free set to take over Daegu Airport retail concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. The travel retail landscape in South Korea continues to change rapidly, driven by the government's desire to boost small & medium enterprises. In the latest big development, The Grand Duty Free has been awarded the duty free concession at Daegu Airport, where it will replace The Shilla Duty Free later this month.

Eagle Boys Express revamps menu at Brisbane Airport’s Cavu diner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Eagle Boys Express has updated the menu at its Brisbane Airport Cavu outlet; it now includes options for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks.

Hyundai Paint Company opens duty free shop in new Busan ferry terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SOUTH KOREA.A new player enters travel retail as Hyundai Paint Company opens a 76sq m duty free shop at the spectacular new Busan seaport terminal.

m1nd-set and Generation forge key travel retail research alliance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. "Together we are taking business intelligence in travel retail to the next level.” A powerful new research alliance is forged.

Network Rail appoints SpaceandPeople to deliver new experiences at stations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

UK.Network Rail has awarded experiential sales company SpaceandPeople the contract to sell event and distribution space at its 18 stations in the UK.

Paradies to raise funds for No Kid Hungry campaign at airport venues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

USA. Airport restaurateur and concessionaire will donate 25 cents for every cup of coffee sold at 40 participating locations across 18 airports.

Pernod Ricard travel retail hit hard by Russian Ruble crisis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

FRANCE. MD Finance Gilles Bogaert characterises travel retail business trends in Western Europe and Asia as “flat”, but says the Americas region is “dynamic”.

Powerful Doosan Group enters battle for Seoul downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Drama upon drama in Korean duty free. Amid a tense licence renewal contest, another contender enters the fray. And it's no lightweight.

Swatch partners with Zürich Airport for live artwork installation and campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

SWITZERLAND. A Swatch pop-up store has been set up at the airport to run alongside the installation, which gives passengers the chance to create art.

'Pioneers not followers': Gebr Heinemann in major recruitment drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann embarks on a major recruitment drive through The Moodie Report as it expands worldwide and as industry consolidation accelerates.

Dubai confirmed as world’s busiest airport by international traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. ACI's latest World Traffic Report confirms Dubai as the world's busiest airport for international traffic in 2014, followed by Heathrow and Hong Kong.

JR/Duty Free extends Christchurch duty free contract until 2023

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

NEW ZEALAND. A partnership forged during the harrowing days of the twin earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 is strengthened with an extended agreement.

Lotte Duty Free underlines its commitment to Korean society with unveiling of new ‘Under Stand Avenue’ project

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free launches an unprecedented community project designed to create employment and to nurture Korean art, fashion and culture.

LVMH signs up former Apple Music executive to head digital ‘ecosystem’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

FRANCE. Ian Rogers was previously Senior Director at Apple following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where he was CEO.

Sydney Airport moves to phase three of its Terminal 1 transformation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Phase includes the first stage opening of a huge Heinemann duty free store in Departures as well as the company's Arrivals B duty free store.

Westfield adds Californian flavour to dining offer at LAX Terminal 1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

USA. Westfield adds Reilly’s Irish Pub of West Hollywood, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen and Deli & Co to the T1 lineup at Los Angeles.

Elior appoints Pedro Fontana as Global CEO of concessions division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SPAIN. Elior has appointed highly experienced industry executive Pedro Fontana to be the Global CEO of its Elior Concessions division.

First-half duty free income flat for Norwegian airports group Avinor

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NORWAY. Airport group Avinor has reported that sales and rental income from duty free sales climbed marginally in the first half of 2015, compared to H1 2014.

Schiphol Group average retail spend dips in first half amid renovation work

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group revenue from concessions climbed by +4.3% year-on-year in the first six months, but average spend in retail stores fell by -1.6%.

Shinsegae Duty Free to relocate flagship Busan store & open Incheon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Momentous days for Shinsegae Duty Free as it prepares a stunning new location in Busan and begins its new Incheon Airport concessions.

World Duty Free Group launches ‘Style Goes Live’ campaign across network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/08/15

UK. World Duty Free Group is to host a series of events under its ‘Style Goes Live’ campaign during September, with support from leading brand owners.

Nuance claims global exclusive with Kairos smartwatch launch in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/08/15

HONG KONG. The mechanical smartwatch is available for the first time in travel retail at Dufry-owned Nuance’s Sound & Vision stores at Hong Kong Airport.

Hotel Lotte prepares IPO launch as Lotte Duty Free fights to retain Seoul downtown licences and negate political criticism

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. Hotel Lotte’s imminent initial public offering (IPO) in South Korea, announced earlier this month, is set to take place in the face of mounting political criticism of the company’s dominant role in the country’s duty free industry. The political climate explains why Lotte Duty Free is having to mount a robust defence of its two most important downtown duty free licences.

Korean and Chinese arrivals surge to Guam but key Japanese market down

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/15

GUAM. The decline in Japanese visitors eases despite a continued weak Japanese Yen, while solid growth in Korean and Chinese visitors buoys travel retail.

ARI seeks senior buying managers amid global corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has launched a recruitment drive for global category managers, advertising the opportunities through The Moodie Report.

Asian airlines post “robust growth” in international passenger numbers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

ASIA. Asian airlines carried 23.7 million international passengers in July, a +6.5% increase year-on-year, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines.

Charlotte Christiansen to leave London Gatwick; Toby Tait promoted

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

UK. London Gatwick Business Development & Retail Performance Manager Charlotte Christiansen is to take on a new role outside the industry.

Guam airport authority invites offers for advertising concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

GUAM. Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport Authority (GIAA) is inviting qualified bidders to submit offers to manage and develop its advertising concession.

New downtown duty free licence battle looms next month in South Korea

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

SOUTH KOREA. As one competition for downtown duty free licences in Korea ends, another begins. Lotte, WalkerHill and Shinsegae battle to retain key rights.

Pernod Ricard reports drop in full-year profits while sales rebound

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

FRANCE. Pernod Ricard posts a -15% slide in full-year net profit after being hit by a write-down on Absolut vodka; sales grew by +8% after a 2014 decline.

Sajibumi captures key Cambodian airports’ food & drinks concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CAMBODIA. Sajibumi has renewed its contract to manage food & drinks outlets at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, following a tender.

Strong July performance for both airport and land border duty free in Canada

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

CANADA. Airport duty free sales grew by +18% to C$33 million in July, while land border duty free sales rose +12% to C$18 million, reports the FDFA.

The Moodie e-Zine: Is it now time for an Airport Fair Price Guarantee?

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

INTERNATIONAL. This week we focus on the thorny issue of airport retail pricing, prompted by the so-called 'VAT rip-off' in the UK and consider some ways forward.

YSL Beauté targets Chinese travellers with DFS T Galleria Hong Kong counter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

YSL Beauté Travel Retail Asia Pacific opened its latest counter at DFS T Galleria Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, on 23 August, targeting young Chinese travellers.

Areas opens four new dining outlets at Santiago International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHILE. The opening of the outlets, which include Expression by Lavazza, Johnny Rockers, Telepizza and Heineken, is a “qualitative leap” for the culinary offer.

BTA opens Needstop food & drinks outlet at Riga International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

LATVIA. The Needstop store is BTA's third service point at the airport and offers sandwiches, snacks and drinks to passengers at gates B10 and B19.

Flemingo's Baltona Duty Free extends retail concession at Lviv Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

UKRAINE. Baltona Duty Free, a division of Flemingo International, has renewed its retail concession at Lviv Airport for a further three years and enhanced its offer.

Hainan Duty Free sales leap by +45% in first half as expansion looms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

CHINA. Hainan Duty Free sales climbed by +45.6% year-on-year in the six months to 30 June, as Haikou Meilan Airport prepares to unveil its West Gallery extension.

Paradies set to open Hickory concept at Dallas Fort Worth Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

USA. North American travel retailer and airport restaurateur Paradies will open a Hickory food concept at Dallas Fort Worth, with partner Kent Rathbun Concepts.

South African Airways marks Rugby World Cup with duty free promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

SOUTH AFRICA. As its national team prepares to mounts what is certain to be a strong bid for the trophy, the country's national carrier enters into the spirit of things.

DFASS opens duty free Arrivals & Departures store in El Salvador

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

EL SALVADOR. “We expect to see a transformation in the duty free retail experience at Romero International Airport,” says DFASS Group Ground Stores President Jon Potash.