Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 27 January 2015

NEWS

Abu Dhabi Airport posts record passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

UAE. 20 million passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals in 2014, up more than +20% over the previous year.

Fairn & Swanson sues government bureau for loss of warehouse licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson has sued the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, after its export warehouse permit was terminated.

World Duty Free Group shares rise on private equity interest rumours

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Il Sole 24 Ore; Reuters - 26/01/15

ITALY. Travel retailer's stock rises +3.01% to €8.89 in early trading today following a report that private equity funds KKR and CVC are eyeing a stake in the company.

Xhibit Corp seeking to sell SkyMall after it files for bankruptcy

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Inflight retailer goes bankrupt, citing a highly competitive industry and increased use of electronic devices and Wi-Fi on planes as key reasons for decline.

‘A high price island’: Strong Swiss Franc a major challenge for Zürich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport turned in an impressively resilient commercial performance in 2014 given a difficult trading climate. But it faces huge challenges this year following the Swiss government’s recent scrapping of the three-year-old cap of the Franc against the Euro.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

Puig and the house of Nina Ricci reveal fragrant new L’Extase

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

As revealed via The Moodie Report’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds, last night in Paris Puig and Nina Ricci unveiled a new fragrance called L’Extase.

Rémy Cointreau reports uptick in Rémy Martin sales in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Organic sales decline in Asia Pacific has eased markedly over the past few months, with total 3Q sales reaching €269.1 million and sales of Rémy Martin up +0.4%.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

London Supply raises US$645,848 at annual charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

URUGUAY. London Supply hosted its 11th annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$645,000 to improve an elderly care home.

Qatar Duty Free partners 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

DOHA. As the official retail partner for the golf tournament, Qatar Duty Free has a dedicated pavilion where it is showcasing a range of products and promotions.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

TFWA and APTRA announce ‘China’s Century’ Conference speaker line-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

CHINA. TFWA and APTRA have unveiled the full line-up of speakers for the second ‘China’s Century’ Conference, which is open for registration until 20 February.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

WDFG opens Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

World Duty Free Group (WDFG) has opened a Victoria’s Secret beauty and accessories store at Manchester Airport Terminal 1.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

Kipling names new Travel Retail Manager for EMEA and South America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

BELGIUM. Kipling has strengthened its travel retail team with the appointment of Thomas Falcy as Travel Retail Manager EMEA and South America.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

UK tax free visitor spend slips in 2014 despite China and Middle East growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

UK. Tax free spending by Chinese and Middle Eastern visitors increased in 2014 but growth was offset by a decline in Russian and Thai spend, says Global Blue.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Airports traffic growth in 2014 affected by airline disasters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

MALAYSIA. Passenger movements grew by a lower-than-expected +4.7% as a result of “the two major unprecedented Malaysia Airlines incidents” during 2014.

Mondelez World Travel Retail to host inaugural Delighting Travelers webinar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

Taking place on 16-17 February 2015, the new initiative aims to provide valuable insights and best practices to unlock the potential of confectionery in travel retail.

Paul & Shark names Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

ITALY. The luxury sportswear company has appointed former Devanlay Lacoste Travel Retail Inflight Manager Daisy Petevis as Travel Retail Area Manager.

Richemont third-quarter sales hit by weak demand in Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Richemont has posted third-quarter sales of €3.05 billion, with growth in Europe and the Americas offset by a significant decline in Asia Pacific.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

Heinemann Asia Pacific opens third Ocean Duty Free store in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has expanded its partnership with Singapore Cruise Centre by opening its third store at HarbourFront Ferry Terminal.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

Passenger traffic at Asia Pacific airports up +6% in November 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Passenger traffic in Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern airports showed continued moderate growth in November 2014, rising +6.0% and +6.1% respectively.

Points and Collinson Latitude join forces in global loyalty market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

An extended partnership will enable both companies to offer more products and services to loyalty programmes worldwide with a focus on e-commerce shopping.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

Coindrum expands services to Ireland West Airport Knock

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

IRELAND. Coindrum, which allows passengers to convert unwanted Euros into airport retail vouchers, expands in Ireland after launching at Dublin Airport.

Consumer confidence in Asia Pacific sees marginal decline: MasterCard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Emerging markets top the latest MasterCard Index, out today, while the developed markets of Northeast Asia see a sharp fall in consumer sentiment.

DKMA launches new Airport Consumer Survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The survey will combine demographic profiling of passengers with a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels and spending habits.

ERV UK and Eye Airports launch last-minute travel insurance solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UK. ERV Go is available across multiple mobile devices and offers passengers a cost-friendly solution to purchasing travel insurance just before departure.

Frankfurt Airport posts record passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 59.6 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% year-on-year (despite strike-related disruptions) and a new annual record.

From the Midlands to Montrachet: My Wine Journey with Sharon Beecham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Nuance creates graffiti art in aid of disadvantaged youth in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) teamed up with non-profit organisation StreetPoppy in a graffiti outreach event for disadvantaged youth over Christmas.

Pure Gold Jewellers awarded Changi Airport jewellery concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

UAE. Pure Gold Jewellers becomes the first Middle East jewellery company to operate a jewellery concession at Singapore Changi Airport.