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The Moodie Report
Issue 327
5 November 2009 – the website that never sleeps
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Main News:
» The Nuance Group opens in style at Geneva International Airport
» Los Angeles International Airport attracts hot interest in RFP
» Major power play in India as Zürich Airport aligns with GVK
Data Room:
» Japanese outbound travel surges in September
» PATA and IATA both note modest market improvement
Retail & Business News
Fraport Group Fraport Group retail revenues slip but net retail revenue per passenger shows increase
Frankfurt Airport owner Fraport Group has reported revenue at its Retail & Real Estate division of €266.4 million in the first nine months, a fall of -2.7% year-on-year. But net retail revenue per passenger rose by +1.9% in the period, to €2.76. Read 
MAP Kerrie Mather MAps out the future
Macquarie Airports (MAp) recently announced significant changes to its structure and the way it operates. The Moodie Report spoke to CEO Kerrie Mather to discover the rationale behind the move to internalise management, and its repercussions. Read 
Diageo Diageo launches The John Walker with DFS at Abu Dhabi International Airport
Diageo Global Travel & Middle East this week launched The John Walker in the Middle East in collaboration with DFS at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The first bottle of the US$3,000 ultra-premium Scotch is being auctioned online to raise funds for DFS's official charity, The Smile Train. The Moodie Report was on hand. Read 
Cath Kidston BAA unveils new-look offer following £200 million refurbishment of Heathrow T4
"We are confident that we have a stand-out terminal and retail offering that will appeal as much to a home audience as to our international passengers," says Heathrow Retail Concessions Director Brian Woodhead as the London hub's Terminal 4 takes shape following its £200 million redevelopment. Read 
The Moodie Report The Moodie Report Print Edition makes big market share gains, powers ahead in 2009
The Moodie Report Print Edition has significantly increased its market leadership over its international rivals – Duty-Free News International, Travel Retail Business, Frontier and Travel Retailer International – during 2009. Despite its lower frequency, The Moodie Report has generated +62% more advertising pages than its nearest competitor for the year to date. Read 
GVK Indian powerhouse created as Zürich Airport aligns with GVK Power & Infrastructure
Zürich Airport has entered into a strategic alliance with GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd for its international airport activities in the Indian subcontinent – creating the biggest private player in the burgeoning Indian airports sector. Read   
ACI ACI World Annual General Assembly pledges support for duty free tobacco sales
At its World Annual General Assembly in Kuala Lumpur this week Airports Council International threw its weight behind the continuation of airport duty free tobacco sales. All governments must safeguard the interests of passengers and the rights of airports and retailers by opposing any ban on the lawful business of duty free sales, it resolved. Read 
Delhi International Airport Delhi High Court rejects Flemingo challenge to DIAL and Alpha Future concession deal
The Delhi High Court this week dismissed a challenge by Flemingo against a duty free contract renegotiation and subsequent settlement between GMR-led Delhi International Airport Limited and incumbent retailer Alpha Future at Indira Gandhi International Airport. The case, Flemingo's first legal defeat against a private airport operator, is considered to have major significance in Indian aviation circles. Read 
Nuance Brave new worlds for Nuance as 650sq m duty free store opens at Geneva Airport
The Nuance Group this week announced the opening of a 650sq m duty & tax free store at Geneva International Airport. The refurbished and expanded retail offer includes a number of 'Worlds' embracing the major categories, plus what Nuance says is a pioneering approach to the core tobacco category. Read 
Nuance Nuance unveils new-look Bvlgari branded boutique at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
The Nuance Group has unveiled its newly refurbished Bvlgari boutique at London Heathrow T3; the store offers jewellery, silver gifts, men's and women's watches, small and large leathergoods, ties and eyewear, plus a limited selection of the brand's Bridal collection. Read  
Bristol Changing of the guard at Bristol Airport as World Duty Free takes over from Nuance
Bristol International Airport saw a changing of the retail guard over last weekend as Autogrill subsidiary WDF, trading under the World Duty Free fascia, took over operations from The Nuance Group. Now the real work begins as WDF plots an ambitious new 1,076sq m walkthrough store, due for completion at the UK airport by next spring. Read 

Other news:

» LAX Request for Proposals attracts 43 applications
» Bahrain Duty Free celebrates 18th anniversary
» The Moodie posts another record month
» Umdasch hosts forum to equip retailers for the future

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STI STI – Airline Sales & Services scores more success at Heathrow Airport
Inflight sales security consultant STI – Airline Sales & Services Limited is continuing to make major inroads against ground theft from aircraft at London Heathrow Airport. A new joint anti-theft offensive that began in September, from aircraft either turning or terminating at Heathrow, is proving to be an outstanding success. Read
IATA Passenger demand levels out in September; but 'too early to call this a recovery' says IATA
Scheduled passenger demand among the world's airlines rose by +0.3% year-on-year in September, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. But IATA Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani says: "It is far too early to call this a recovery. The worst may be over in terms of the fall in demand, but yields continue to be a disaster and costs are rising." Read

Food & Beverage and Travel-Related Commercial Revenues
ADAC ADAC prepares to outsource key food & beverage concessions in T1 and T2
Abu Dhabi Airports Company is to issue a Request for Proposals for the key food & beverage concessions at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminals 1 and 2; the move coincides with a major refurbishment of Terminal 1, scheduled for completion by October 2010. Read
Gina Marie Lindsay LAX commercial concessions Request for Proposals attracts 43 applications
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) confirmed last week that it has received 43 applications for commercial concession opportunities in Terminals 4, 5, 7 and 8, following its recent Request for Proposals. Read
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Brand Showcase
William Grant & Sons William Grant & Sons appoints new Master Blender; names Global Brand Ambassador
Global premium spirits business and independent family distiller William Grant & Sons Ltd has named Brian Kinsman as its new Master Blender, with effect from 1 December 2009. The company also appoints Ludo Ducrocq as its Global Brand Ambassador for Grant's Scotch Whisky. Read
Luxottica Luxottica introduces latest collections
Luxottica Group has introduced the 2009/2010 eyewear collections for a host of the leading iconic fashion brands that it represents in the sunglasses market. Read on for details and images of the latest collections. Read 
Puig Puig shows off Prada’s L’Eau Ambrée
The new feminine fragrance from Prada, L’Eau Ambrée, was among the novelties presented by Puig at last month's TFWA World Exhibition. The latest addition to the Prada Classic range combines notes of citron, May rose and, as its name suggests, amber. Read
Swarovski Swarovski showcases new travel concept; introduces counter displays for the first time
Leading crystal specialist Swarovski introduced its new Travel Exclusive product concept for the first time at the TFWA World Exhibition. In other major news, the company also showcased its new glass-topped counter displays for travel retail stores on its completely redesigned stand in Cannes. Read 
Mango Mango to embark on shop-in-shop strategy
Spanish fashion chain Mango has stepped up its travel retail presence with the opening of a 94sq m shop at Manchester Airport Terminal 1, bringing its airport store tally to eight. Now the company is developing a soon-to-be-unveiled shop-in-shop strategy. Read
Rémy Cointreau Rémy Cointreau releases rare cask
Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail launched its Rémy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask Cognac with a fanfare at the TFWA World Exhibition. Louis XIII Rare Cask is a "supremely rare" limited-edition Cognac, drawn from a single cask. Each bottle retails at about €10,000. Read 
JTI JTI’s upscale approach seeks to raise consumer awareness of tobacco
Japan Tobacco International is celebrating its tenth year of operations in 2009, with a major investment in building consumer awareness of the tobacco offer in travel retail. That drive began with the recent opening of The Nuance Group's new duty free store at Geneva International Airport, says the company. Read
L’Oréal L’Oréal Paris presents Studio Secrets Professional make-up collection
L’Oréal Paris will develop its focus on colour in 2010, with the introduction of Studio Secrets Professional, described as the brand's first professional make-up collection. The line was presented at last month's TFWA World Exhibition. Also on show in Cannes was a new travel-retail gondola for L’Oréal's The Body Shop brand. Read 
Versace Versace issues new jewellery collection
Vertime SA, which oversees the manufacture and worldwide distribution of Versace watches and jewellery, showcased the Italian label's travel retail collection at the TFWA World Exhibition last month. The company also presented new sunglasses models from the Spring/Summer 2010 collections. Read 
Scandinavian Tobacco Scandinavian Tobacco Group makes major drive into flavoured segment
Scandinavian Tobacco Group, manufacturer of cigar, pipe and fine cut tobacco, launched a number of new products and line extensions at TFWA World Exhibition as it bids to grow its market share, particularly in the aromatic and flavoured cigar and cigarillo segments. Read 
Ferragamo Ferragamo grows beauty portfolio
Ferragamo Parfums presented the first fragrance within its new Incanto Cult Collection at last month's TFWA World Exhibition. Incanto Bloom will be launched worldwide in March 2010. Read
La Prairie La Prairie extends Platinum anti-ageing range and introduces Life Threads scent trio
La Prairie previewed a new addition to its super-premium Platinum skincare collection at last month's TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes. Cellular Serum Platinum Rare will begin its worldwide roll-out in February 2010. In other news, La Prairie has just begun rolling out a new fragrance trio called Life Threads. Three scents are available: Silver, Gold and Platinum. Read
John Richmond
Ipekyolu deal
Hidden gold
Heinemann link
Silver lining
The Glenrothes
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People News
Ray Martin A good man down - Ray Martin passes away
The industry has lost a great servant and gentleman this week. Ray Martin, one of travel retail's most popular and respected figures, passed away on Monday after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Read
Max Moore-Wilton Max Moore-Wilton is new Chairman of ACI
Airports Council International has elected Max Moore-Wilton as its new Chairman, to serve for a two-year term, succeeding James Cherry as of 1 January 2010. Dr Yiannis Paraschis of Athens International Airport was elected as the Vice Chair. Read 
Bally Bally names Berndt Hauptkorn as new CEO
Berndt Hauptkorn, the former CEO of LABELUX Group, has been named as the new CEO of Swiss luxury goods house Bally. Read
Data Room
ACI Global traffic returns to growth in September with +1.6% year-on-year increase, says ACI
Passenger traffic volumes at the world's airports increased by an encouraging +1.6% year-on-year in September; the growth was driven by a +4.4% surge in domestic market traffic, while international traffic remains down; ACI World Director General Angela Gittens says: "[This] may signal a sustained trend since domestic traffic is often a precursor to international traffic recovery." Read 
Copenhagen Airport Copenhagen Airports’ Shopping Centre revenue slips in first nine months
Copenhagen Airports' Shopping Centre revenue hits DKK404.9 million (US$80.5 million) in the first nine months of 2009, down by just -0.9% on the same period in 2008; and despite weak overall revenues in Q3, duty free revenue per passenger grows by +3.3% over a year earlier, says owner MAp Airports. Read
TJI Silver Week holiday prompts +15.3% surge in outbound Japanese travel in September
Outbound Japanese travel surged by +15.3% year-on-year in September, and was buoyed by strong demand during the Silver Week holiday; the key markets of China and South Korea posted healthy double-digit growth, reports Travel Journal International Online. Read 
PATA Positive trends for Asia Pacific tourism – ‘but treat figures with caution’ warns PATA
The Pacific Asia Travel Association says that the number of international visitors to the Asia Pacific region improved by +0.5% year-on-year during August. That's a welcome improvement on earlier months, but the association warned that the figures are flattering because of the late-2008 travel downturn. Read

» Estée Lauder reports first-quarter profits rise
» Narita posts September spike in outbound passenger traffic
» Brisbane Airport posts solid retail revenue increase
» Canadian border duty free sales surge in September
» Silver Week drives rise in Japanese arrivals to Hawaii

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The Moodie Blog MOre power to an industry MOgul
If you bump into McArthurGlen Luxury Retail Chairman Brian Collie this month, you may not recognise him… Brian is participating in MOvember – formerly known as November – the MOnth when men grow MOustaches to try to raise MOney for research into prostate cancer, one of the biggest killers of men worldwide. Read 
The Moodie Blog Farewell to a friend
I raced back to my hotel room in Abu Dhabi today preparing to file a story that I had just covered at Abu Dhabi International Airport, conscious as always of an imminent deadline. Within seconds both the story and the deadline withered into insignificance. Read 
The Moodie Blog Trackside in Abu Dhabi
The new Yas Marina circuit, purpose-built for the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, is a stunning place. The 5.5km track also includes the iconic five-star Yas Marina Hotel which straddles part of the circuit, and a 60-metre solar-power Sun Tower. Read 
The Moodie Blog All set to race in Abu Dhabi
The Moodie Report, still reeling from the post-Cannes lurgy, was in Abu Dhabi for the first-ever Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The main reason for our visit was to look at the way Diageo Global Travel & Middle East (GTME), DFS and Abu Dhabi Airports Company are combining forces to maximise the retail benefits from the event. Read 

Misaki Misaki seeks Head of Marketing
Leading jewellery brand Misaki is seeking a Head of Marketing to lead the marketing team and further develop the company's branding, marketing and communication strategy. Read
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