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15 July 2010 – the website that never sleeps
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In this week's edition of The Moodie Report 7 Days, Dermot Davitt says that recent commercial and passenger traffic results from key airport locations provide a neat snapshot of the industry’s health halfway through the year – and offer reasons to be positive about the months ahead. This edition also offers you a pithy executive insight into all the major stories from the last week, together with up-to-the-minute traffic, travel and tourism information - all this and more in The Moodie Report 7 Days PDF, your free weekly summary of the events that shape our industry.
Top Business News
FAB Entries flood in for inaugural Airport Food & Beverage Awards
Entries are flooding in for the first-ever Airport Food & Beverage Awards, to be held at Manchester Airport on 23–25 January 2011. "We're encouraged by the thought that has gone into many of the entries, which underline the momentum – and the trends – behind the airport food & beverage sector," says Convenor of Judges David King. Read
BAA BAA Heathrow rewards World Duty Free staff in new retail innovation incentive scheme
In a major accolade for the business, World Duty Free has been awarded first place in BAA Heathrow's new Eureka! 2010 retail innovation incentive scheme. Launched this year, the award recognises innovative thinking from the airport's business partners, and their efforts to improve the passenger experience at the UK hub. WDF staff won the award for a major Chinese New Year promotion, which lifted spend per person by +35%. Read
Gebr Heinemann Gebr Heinemann continues roll-out of new retail identity at Bratislava Airport
Gebr Heinemann this week unveiled a new, enlarged travel retail store at Bratislava Airport under the Heinemann Duty Free brand name. Among the highlights is a specially designed Regionals zone, featuring Slovak spirits, liqueurs, wafers, chocolates and gifts. The Hamburg-based travel retailer has operated at the airport since 2007. Read
SSP SSP set to roll out Montreux Jazz Café concept to Zürich Airport
SSP's third Montreux Jazz Café will open early next year at Zürich Airport, where the outlet will be located in the newly refurbished Pier B. SSP has already opened two Montreux Jazz Café units, one at Geneva Airport and the other at Sydney Airport’s new-look International Terminal (T1). Read
Aldeasa Aldeasa adds retail theatre to Málaga Airport
Leading travel retailer Aldeasa, in partnership with the Ron Brugal rum brand, has launched a series of live dance shows and cocktail tasting sessions at Málaga Airport, which will run until 1 August. The retailer wants to create a Caribbean ambience in its stores. These are the latest in a series of in-store events that aim to capture passengers' attention and drive footfall. Read
TJI China and South Korea to dominate Japanese summer travel, says leading agency JTB
Japanese outbound travel numbers will leap by +8.4% in the key summer season, with China and South Korea the major destinations, according to a new survey from leading agency JTB. Some 2.44 million Japanese will travel abroad between 15 July and 31 August, compared to 2.25 million in 2009. The bullish forecasts were reported by Travel Journal International Online. Read
Zurich Airport Zürich Airport posts strong commercial performance in June
"The willingness to travel and to spend is back," says Zürich Airport Chief Commercial Officer Peter Eriksson after the airport posted a robust set of commercial results for June. Net sales to consumers from retail and food & beverage posted an encouraging +7.8% increase year-on-year, while sales per departing passenger climbed by +4.5%. Read
HKIA HKIA launches major promotional drive
Hong Kong International Airport has launched a major new promotional partnership with Citibank with the aim of encouraging spend at the airport's retail and food & beverage outlets. From 9 July to 31 August all customers who purchase with Citibank credit/cobrand cards can benefit from retail offers and promotions at a wide range of stores across the airport. Read
Changi Airport Changi issues latest round of T3 tenders
Changi Airport Group has issued the latest in a series of tenders for concessions at Singapore Changi Airport T3. These include a 24-hour mini-market airside plus a brand-name Western speciality coffee concession in the Check-in Hall. Read

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Gatwick Robust long-haul traffic buoys London Gatwick Airport in June
Passenger traffic at London Gatwick Airport slipped marginally (-0.8%) in June to 3.04 million, mainly as a result of capacity reductions in the North Atlantic and Irish markets. Encouragingly, traffic on long-haul routes (excluding North Atlantic) rose by a solid +6.2% year-on-year. Gatwick’s biggest markets, European scheduled and European charter, remained static. Read 

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Top News from our Brand Partners
L'Oreal The L’Oréal group reports solid first-half sales
L’Oréal has reported strong sales growth for first-half 2010. For the period ended 30 June, turnover grew +10.2% to €9.67 billion (+6.3% on a like-for-like basis). Results in the Luxury Products Division were boosted by growth in the New Markets zone, which was driven by strong performances in Asia, Latin America and travel retail. Read 
Maker's Mark Maker's Mark raises visibility with Melbourne Airport tasting promotion
Maker's Mark has launched its first ever travel retail activation at Melbourne Airport in a bid to raise awareness for the premium handmade bourbon whiskey brand. In the largest ever duty free execution for Maker's Mark within Asia Pacific, the activity will offer tastings of the handcrafted spirit to the 80,000 passengers who pass through international Departures each week, as well as deals on duty free purchases. Read
Inter Parfums Inter Parfums inks deal with Betsey Johnson
Inter Parfums has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with designer Betsey Johnson to design, manufacture and sell fragrances, colour cosmetics and other personal care products. The new partnership's first product will be launched in August, with another new collection due next year. Read
La Prairie La Prairie Illuminates its anti-ageing portfolio
La Prairie has unveiled a new anti-ageing trio, called the White Caviar Illuminating Système. The collection is said to deliver the firming benefits of caviar, while also helping to control the excessive pigmentation that causes age spots and discoloration in the skin. It will be available from the end of August. Read
Mãurer & Wirtz Mãurer & Wirtz unveils Superior masterbrand
Mãurer & Wirtz is poised to introduce a new fragrance masterbrand from s.Oliver. Superior by s.Oliver Selection will be available from the end of August. Named after the s.Oliver Selection fashion label, the two new fragrance lines aim to embody the premium segment of the brand. Read 
Diverse Flavours Diverse Flavours offers a taste of South Africa
Experienced duty free executive Anthony Budd hopes the soccer World Cup has whetted travel retailers' appetites for South African wines. He has set up a new trading company, Diverse Flavours, to export South African wines, food and beverages. Based in Cape Town, Budd is working with five wineries to develop their products in duty free. In May 2010 Hidden Valley Secret 2006 became the first South African wine to be sold onboard Korean Air. Read 
Smashbox Smashbox invites consumers to Masquerade
Smashbox Cosmetics has unveiled its Fall 2010 make-up collection, called Masquerade. The line is described as a fantasy of illusion, intrigue, mystery and desire. It will begin rolling out from August. Read 
Beam Global Beam Global launches Jim Beam ‘Signature’
Beam Global Spirits & Wine has launched Jim Beam Signature exclusively into travel retail this month. Initially available in Gebr Heinemann outlets worldwide, Jim Beam Signature has been created by seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe. It is distilled from six grains and aged for six years. Read 
Arnold Andre Arnold André enjoys positive sales growth
German cigar company Arnold André has posted has posted a gross sales increase of +6.2% for 2009, driven by significant growth both at home and abroad. The new mini sizes under the Clubmaster brand were among the highlighted products. Read 
Ballantine's Ballantine’s launches new-look prestige range in travel retail
Pernod Ricard-owned Scotch whisky brand Ballantine's has developed a fresh new look for its prestige range, which will be unveiled first in duty free in Asia Pacific. "The new look embraces a combination of luxury design elements, in a move to increase on-shelf impact and consumer appeal," said Pernod Ricard. Read 
L'Oreal L'Oréal and Armani animate Acqua di Gioia
L'Oréal Luxury Products Division has created a series of high-profile airport animations for its new Acqua di Gioia feminine fragrance from Giorgio Armani, which was launched in June. Over 160 animations have been scheduled in leading international airport doors. Read 
Rubin Liquor specialist Rubin plots duty free debut
Rubin Krusevac, a sister firm of Monus Tobacco Company, plans to enter the duty free market, having won several medals and accolades in international competitions. Rubin has become the top Serbian wines and spirits company in terms of both quality and quantity, exporting products such as Vinjak brandy. Read 
Monus Monus grows Fast in the Greek market
Monus Tobacco Company has announced the debut of its top-selling brand Fast at Hellenic Duty Free Shops in Greece. Fast has become the company's most famous and most popular brand in the region, thanks to its distinctive flavour and affordable price, the company reports. Read 
Toscow Toscow spreads its retail net in Asia
Following the success of its Spangle Bangle crystal range onboard Singapore Airlines, Australian jewellery supplier Toscow is setting up shop in Singapore's domestic market this month, in the prestigious Takashimaya store. The company opened its first domestic store in Hong Kong's iSquare mall in December. Read 
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