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10 September 2009 TheMoodieReport.com – the website that never sleeps
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Business News:
» Four companies short-listed for Christchurch duty free contract
» Passenger traffic improves at BAA and Fraport airports
» Trinity Forum takes shape in Macau
» Caviar House & Prunier adds more flavour at Sydney Airport T1
Data Room:
» ACI Europe notes easing of passenger declines
» Double-digit decrease in Japan yet conditions may be improving
 
Retail & Business News
FTSE ‘UK recession is officially over’
House prices stabilizing; the FTSE 100 index surpassing the magical 500 mark; economic growth for a third successive quarter. Recession, it seems, is officially over in the UK. But what does that mean in terms of consumer confidence and spending power and what are the repercussions for a global travel retail channel within which the British traveller is a critical component? Read 
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Travel Food Services Travel Food Services leaders to address ACI Airport Business & Trinity Forum in Macau
Travel Food Services Chairman Sunil Kapur and Chief Executive Rajeev Panjwani are the latest big-name speakers to join an already powerful line-up at this month’s ACI Airport Business & Trinity Forum in Macau. Delegate numbers, which are growing steadily, include no fewer than eight CEOs from leading travel retailers as well as a host of senior management from the airport and brand sectors. Read 
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Diageo

Diageo gets set to race at Changi Airport as Formula 1 promotion kicks off in style
Diageo Global Travel & Middle East (GTME) has kicked off a major in-store promotion at Singapore Changi Airport as the build-up to the Singapore Grand Prix on 27 September intensifies. The campaign is one of the most ambitious GTME has executed in an airport setting and early passenger reaction has been “fantastic”, Diageo reports. Read 
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Kraft Cadbury Kraft Foods seeks to create 'a global powerhouse' with £10.2 billion bid for Cadbury
US-based food giant Kraft Foods has made a £10.2 billion offer for Cadbury, which the UK manufacturer has rejected; the move, said Kraft Foods, would create “a global powerhouse in snacks, confectionery and quick meals”. Read 
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Christchurch International Airport Four companies compete for Christchurch International Airport duty free contract
Four companies have been short-listed to tender for the Christchurch International Airport duty free contract, currently held by DFS Group, whose concession is due to expire on 30 June 2010. DFS, JR Duty Free, Duty Free Stores New Zealand and Aelia in partnership with sister company Lagardère Services Asia Pacific are the potential bidders, The Moodie Report understands. Read on for details. Read 
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Moodie Reportfolio The Moodie Reportfolio: Lagardère stars among travel retail stores in August
The Moodie Reportfolio made another monthly gain in August as global markets showed increasing signs of recovery. We examine the collective and individual performance of our basket of travel retail-related stocks. Read 
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Oasis of the Seas Oasis is reality as Royal Caribbean announces ‘one-of-a-kind’ onboard shopping experience
"We are consistently pushing the envelope with the retail selection offered on our cruise ships, and with Oasis of the Seas we sought to fully transform the shopping experience at sea by introducing new brands and new concepts." Royal Caribbean International Senior Vice President Hotel Operations Lisa Bauer unveils “the most cutting-edge amenities and activities ever seen at sea”, including 13 stores, for the world’s largest cruise ship. Read 
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Fraport Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic dips just -0.4% in August as Fraport revises forecasts
Frankfurt Airport passenger traffic dips by just -0.4% year-on-year in August, to 4.9 million, as the declines of previous months ease. Upbeat owner Fraport now believes the full-year traffic fall may hit -5% to -6%, rather than the -6% to -9% it previously forecast. Read 
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Changi Airport Group Changi Airport Group calls tender for key toys, games, gifts and creative learning concessions in Terminal 2
Changi Airport Group has called a tender for two concessions covering Toys, Games, Children’s Gifts and Creative Learning at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2. Read on for details. Read 
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Lagardère Lagardère Services Asia Pacific opens first Relay store at Changi Airport Terminal 3
Lagardère Services Asia Pacific has opened the first Relay store in Singapore at Changi Airport Terminal 3. The new 215sq m store opening will be followed by two more Relay store openings in Terminal 1 in December 2009 and April 2011. Read 
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Other news:

» Iseeka launches promotion with EYE in Manchester
» Bahrain Duty Free lends vital support to 'Miles for Smiles' charity run
» Porsche 911 crowned 'speed king' at Changi Grand Prix Festival
» ‘Business as Usual’ at ASUTIL conference in Aruba
» Eraman Malaysia adds theatre; drives confectionery with Kidz Smart Tunnel

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Airline News in association with Tourvest Duty Free
Airlines' ancillary revenues Airlines' ancillary revenues surge in 2008
The world’s airlines posted €7.68 billion (US$10.25 billion) in ancillary revenues during 2008, up +345% on a year earlier. That’s according to a new report, the Guide to Ancillary Revenue and a la Carte Pricing. Read on for details. Read
Bordeaux Airport Bordeaux Airport to open low-cost terminal
Bordeaux Airport is to open a €5.5 million low-cost terminal in May 2010. The new facility, named ‘billi’, promises airlines turnaround times of under 25 minutes. Chief Executive Pascal Personne says: "We look forward to welcoming many low-cost airlines delivering a growing number of tourists and business travellers to our region." Read
British Airways British Airways posts -1.7% decline in August passenger traffic; Asia Pacific volumes slump
British Airways’ passenger traffic dipped by -1.7% year-on-year in August, with mixed results for key long-haul segments; Asia Pacific traffic fell by -13.1% while Americas traffic grew by +0.6% in the month. Read
Food & Beverage and Travel-Related Commercial Revenues
Caviar House Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar to bring ‘a touch of indulgence’ to Sydney Airport
“Our aim has always been to align with partners who share our determination to offer an outstanding airport experience and who are committed to excellence in everything they do.” Sydney Airport Corporation General Manager, Retail Derek Larsen welcomes the opening of Caviar House & Prunier at Sydney Airport’s new-look International Terminal. Read
 
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Brand Showcase
Frederique Constant Watchmaker Frederique Constant teams up with movie star Shu Qi for children's charity
A children's hospital in Beijing has been transformed thanks to the fund-raising efforts of Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant. Brand ambassador and movie star Shu Qi took a special trip to the hospital to play with the young patients. Read
Scorpio Scorpio brings new watch brands to Cannes
Scorpio Distributors will present two new watch brands exclusively for the inflight channel at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month: SWAP and Superdry. SWAP combines a watch, mobile phone and media centre, while Superdry focuses on high quality fashion timepieces fused with vintage Americana fabrics and Japanese-inspired graphics. Read
Goldkenn Goldkenn joins the Christmas club
Swiss chocolatier Goldkenn has introduced a dedicated Christmas collection for the first time in its history. In other news, the company has been staging a retail promotion called 'Invest in Gold'. Read
MCM MCM stages major Beijing media event
German luxury fashion house MCM held a major VIP media presentation, dinner and trunk show at its store in the Peninsula Hotel, Beijing, for mainland China's key fashion editors. Read 
oneeighty Thomas Henningsen starts new international fashion and lifestyle consultancy venture
Thomas Henningsen, the former Travel Retail Manager of Hugo Boss, Puma and Sand, has set up his own consultancy business for fashion and lifestyle companies wishing to enter the travel retail market. His firm, oneeighty, aims to advise fashion and lifestyle companies in capitalising on travel retail opportunities. Read
Bacardi Bacardi gets interactive with key brand promotions for Grey Goose and Dewar's
Bacardi Travel Retail USA has launched two interactive programmes for its Grey Goose and Dewar’s brands at Aruba International and New York JFK International airports. Read
 
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People News
Nuance-Watson (HK) Nuance-Watson (HK) raises HK$60,000 for victims of Taiwan’s Morakot typhoon
Nuance-Watson (HK) concluded a two-week charity drive at Hong Kong International Airport that raised HK$60,000 for victims of the devastating Morakot typhoon in Taiwan. Read
Paula Oliver Paula Oliver joins Airport Partners
Airport Partners, the specialist regional advertising operator, has announced the appointment of Paula Oliver as Managing Director (Designate). Oliver was previously Operations and Development Director of JCDecaux Airport and has worked in the industry for the past 17 years. Read
David Butler Clogau Gold makes key appointment
Clogau Gold has announced the appointment of David Butler as its new Head of Global Sales, in a move that demonstrates the brand's commitment to expanding its travel retail presence. The company will also exhibit on its first independent stand at the forthcoming TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. Read
Rémi Chadapaux Rémi Chadapaux leaves Scental for YSL
Rémi Chadapaux, General Manager of Scental since 2005, has been named Deputy General Manager in charge of retail at YSL Beauté, which was acquired by the L’Oréal group last year. He will be succeeded at Scental by Olivier Dubos. Read
Data Room
TJI Declines ease at Kansai and Chubu
Passenger traffic declines at Kansai and Chubu airports again posted double-digit declines in July. But the numbers were significantly better than June’s, “indicating a possible turnaround”, according to leading travel analyst Travel Journal International Online. Read
Copenhagan Airport Copenhagen Airport posts -7.6% dip in August passenger traffic
Copenhagen Airport handled just under 1.9 million passengers in August, down by -7.6% on August 2008, with international traffic falling -8.3% year-on-year; the result was “in line with expectations,” the airport said. Read
ACI Europe European airport traffic slips by -4.3% in July
“The vast majority of European airports continue to lose traffic, albeit at a slower pace than earlier in the year,” says ACI Europe Director General Olivier Jankovec as the association reports a fall of -4.3% year-on-year in regional passenger traffic for July. Read
BAA BAA passenger traffic dips -3.1% in August; Heathrow buoyed by Indian traffic
BAA’s seven UK airports handled a total of 14.4 million passengers in August, a drop of -3.1% on the same month last year. Within this, London Heathrow Airport produced a strong performance, recording its busiest ever August. Read
ASUR ASUR traffic slips by -12.8% in August
Passenger traffic at Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) airports in Mexico fell by -12.8% year-on-year in August, to 1.51 million; international traffic at the major airport, Cancún International, dropped by -20.2%. Read

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Diageo On track at Changi
Expectation is building for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, raced at night around the streets of Singapore on 27 September. And there's plenty going on 'trackside' at Changi Airport too. Read
Fraport Vital signs
Might the end of the latest great global industry crisis be hoving into view? Whisper it quietly, but the patient – the aviation business – might just be showing signs of renewed life. Read

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