Casualfood opens three more dining concepts at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Casualfood Head of Gastronomy Michael Schorm said: “The opening of our three new outlets is a major next step for us at Berlin Brandenburg Airport. “We have now opened all eight different concepts there and we are pleased that casualfood, as the largest gastro operator at Berlin Brandenburg, can finally present itself there in all […]

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Zurich Airport revises full-year forecast on strong traffic growth

SWITZERLAND. Zurich Airport retail and dining turnover reached CHF49.9 million (US$52.9 million) in October, a rise of +36.3% compared to October 2021. This was 94.1% of the 2019 monthly figure of CHF52.9 million. The commercial figures were buoyed by a +49.8% leap in passenger traffic year-on-year, to 2.4 million. Airside spend per passenger slipped by […]

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Anthon Berg launches Baileys Irish Cream chocolate bottles

Liqueur chocolate specialist Anthon Berg has revealed a new Baileys Irish Cream chocolate bottle line. Set to roll out to travel retail next year, Baileys Irish Cream will be available in three SKUs and is expected to bring incremental growth to the brand’s existing range of chocolate bottles. The new product was highlighted at TFWA […]

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Timber Pizza extends dining options at Reagan National Airport

USA. Popular local pizza concept Timber Pizza Co. has opened at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Concourse E restaurant – in collaboration with Marketplace Development, Jackmont Hospitality and Baldi Management Group – is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also caters for later travellers. Timber Pizza Co-founder Andrew Dana said: “Timber has always […]

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Celebrating Diwali: Mumbai Airport dazzles during festival of light

INDIA. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has been celebrating Diwali (or Deepavali), the famed Indian festival of lights, with a suitably dazzling array of installations and decorations across its terminals. Intricate displays symbolise the warmth and grandeur of the festival which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Read the full article at The Moodie […]

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Zurich Airport delivers commercial performance close to 2019 levels in September

SWITZERLAND. Zurich Airport retail and dining turnover reached CHF49.1 million (US$49.1 million) in September, a rise of +46.4% compared to September 2021. Encouragingly, the figure was around 93% of September 2019 turnover, which reached CHF52.5 million. Sales were buoyed by a +67.9% rise in passenger traffic to 2.32 million in the month. Airside spend per […]

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Nice Côte d’Azur Airport confirms Terminal 2 expansion

FRANCE. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport confirmed last week that its application to extend Terminal 2 has been approved by the Administrative Court of Marseille, paving the way for the next phase of development at the location. The Court accepted the application in terms of “its necessity and [the airport’s] integration into a low-carbon strategy”. The […]

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Brown-Forman set to purchase Gin Mare brands

Brown-Forman Corporation has announced an agreement to purchase the Gin Mare brands from Vantguard and MG Destilerías in Spain. Gin Mare is an ultra-premium Spanish gin with a Mediterranean-inspired recipe of botanicals, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Gin Mare Capri, which also features Italian bergamot and lemons, was introduced last year. Brown-Forman President […]

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Miles & More extends rewards programme to Hamburg Airport retail and F&B

GERMANY. Lufthansa airline loyalty programme Miles & More has added a new element to its rewards process. Members are now able to earn one award mile per Euro spent at Hamburg Airport in all participating stores, restaurants, cafés and bars. The initiative, under the slogan ‘Earn Miles until take off’, is effective in more than […]

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‘Travel tastes better’ – Mondelez relaunches Milka with striking travel retail campaign

Mondelez World Travel Retail (WTR) has relaunched Milka with a new recipe, brand identity and travel campaign. The rebrand is the result of three years of development and engagement with over 3,000 customers. Milka’s new recipe now includes more cocoa, blended with Alpine milk. Tenderness is a key theme for the rebrand. Milka’s packaging has […]

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Travel retail rebound supports year of strong growth at Pernod Ricard

Leading drinks group Pernod Ricard today reported results for the 12 months to 30 July, with sales climbing by +21% year-on-year (+17% in organic terms) to €10,701 million. The group reported a +48% leap in travel retail sales, led by a rebound in the Americas and Europe in particular. The company said it had achieved […]

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Walker’s Shortbread to exhibit travel exclusives and new look in Cannes

Confectionery company Walker’s Shortbread is returning to this year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes (2-6 October) after a nine-year break. The brand is revealing a new look alongside its World of Walker’s campaign and travel retail portfolio in the Blue Village [G4]. The Scottish biscuit manufacturer is bringing the World of Walker’s campaign to life […]

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Prospects for Sanya duty free store reopenings rise as COVID cases tumble

CHINA. An early reopening of duty free stores in Sanya now seems increasingly like as new locally transmitted COVID-19 case numbers continue to tumble. With the vital Golden Week holiday period now just around the corner, getting the stores open is of critical importance to travel retailers and their brand partners. As reported, the stores […]

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Sydney Airport unveils first phase of stellar luxury line-up

AUSTRALIA. Sydney Airport has completed the first phase of its revamped luxury precinct with the opening of a stellar array of brands across a 2,700sq m streetscape in the international Terminal 1. Burberry, Bvlgari, Hermès, Moncler, Rolex and Saint Laurent are joined by Sydney Airport debutantes Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Prada and Saint Laurent. The […]

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Portugal Duty Free appoints Alain Brun as CEO

PORTUGAL. Portugal Duty Free, a partnership between ANA/VINCI Airports and Aer Rianta International (ARI), has appointed Alain Brun as Chief Executive Officer. Brun, who took up his position on 22 August, is a highly experienced travel sector executive having most recently been Chief Executive Officer for Cambodia Airports from August 2019. Earlier he spent four years […]

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Lagardère AWPL opens latest stores at Adelaide and Townsville airports

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère AWPL has expanded its Australian airports network with the opening of two stores, one each at Adelaide and Townsville airports. The Amuse Beauty concept opened at Adelaide Airport on Thursday. It takes the beauty retail brand to a new audience in the region, with a series of stores opening under the concept name […]

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Intelligent Track Systems and Blueprint roll out ‘smart’ shopping trolleys at Oslo Airport

NORWAY. Intelligent Track Systems (ITS), in collaboration with Blueprint, Avinor and Travel Retail Norway, has launched its ‘smart’ shopping trolleys programme at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. “It is a best-in-class partnership, a true testimony towards what can be accomplished when we all team up during these unprecedented times” – Blueprint Partner Thomas Kaneko Henningsen Through the […]

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‘Shaping a new journey’ – Kansai Airports to open locally themed shops and restaurants in revamped domestic zone

JAPAN. Kansai Airports yesterday announced that Kansai International Airport Terminal 1’s new domestic area, which is currently under renovation, will open on 26 October. The revamped domestic zone will include a much-expanded commercial area, notable for six outlets (four restaurants and two stores) that feature a rich Kansai flavour. A domestic lounge will also open. […]

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Mumbai Duty Free celebrates high-flying promotion

INDIA. Airport retailer Mumbai Duty Free (MDF) has concluded an innovative promotional partnership with urban air mobility platform BLADE Chopper Services at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport Terminal 2, Mumbai. The exclusive campaign offered MDF shoppers a -15% discount on all chopper rides within India. Lucky draw winners won a free helicopter ride on any […]

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Penfolds launches Venture Beyond limited editions with Dufry at Melbourne Airport

AUSTRALIA. Penfolds has launched two new limited editions at Melbourne Airport, in partnership with Dufry, as part of the wine brand’s ‘Venture Beyond’ campaign. These include the Venture Beyond Bin 389 Cabernet Shiraz Rocket Tin and Bin 28 Shiraz Crater Tin, available via a dedicated Penfolds activation during August. Earlier this year, Penfolds announced it […]

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Football legend Lionel Messi unveiled as Saudi Arabia tourism brand ambassador

SAUDI ARABIA. Paris Saint Germain and Argentina footballer Lionel Messi visited Jeddah this week after the Saudi Tourism Authority named the high-profile star as its official brand ambassador. The appointment of one of the world’s best-known sports celebrities to promote tourism underlines the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s highly ambitious plans to grow the value of […]

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King Khalid International brings car parking operations in-house

SAUDI ARABIA. Riyadh Airports Company (RAC), operator of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA), has brought management of car parking at its international terminals in-house from this month. The concession had previously been managed by a third party operator from January 2017. RAC said the international terminals are now aligned to the business model for the […]

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Travel retail contributes to strong Estée Lauder full-year performance

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) today reported a +9% year-on-year rise in net sales to US$17.74 billion for the year ended 30 June. Organic net sales increased by +8%, driven by double-digit growth in the Americas and Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) regions. The performance was dampened by a -10% decrease in Q4 […]

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Vienna Airport raises full-year forecast as business “buzzing again”

AUSTRIA. Vienna Airport today reported half-year results, with revenue more than doubling to €294.7 million year-on-year. Net profit reached €52.3 million compared to €32.5 million in H1 2021 and the group posted a strong rise in EBITDA to €143.1 million from €25.2 million a year ago. The company has also revised its targets for the […]

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Zürich Airport commercial sales reach over 90% of 2019 levels in July

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport retail and dining turnover reached CHF54.1 million (US$57.47 million) in July, a leap of +56.3% compared to July 2021. Encouragingly, the figure was around 92% of pre-pandemic July 2019 performance. Sales were buoyed by an +85% rise in passenger traffic to over 2.5 million in the month. Airside spend per passenger slipped […]

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