INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the April edition of The Moodie Davitt Magazine, timed to coincide with the Summit of the Americas, which begins in Palm Beach on Sunday.
The in-person event from 10-13 April makes a welcome return for the first time since 2019. The Moodie Davitt Report – as well as mailing this issue to our worldwide audience – will make hard copies available to delegates at the Palm Beach Convention Center venue this week.
Our cover story comes from the Americas, and celebrates the 80-year journey of Buenos Aires-based London Supply Group, one of the industry’s pioneering travel retailers.
Also in South America, we assess how the ground-breaking profit-sharing duty free agreement between Lima Airport Partners and Lagardère Travel Retail is taking early shape at Jorge Chávez International Airport.
We feature interviews with leadership figures from Dufry, Stellar Partners, Duty Free Americas, International Shoppes and 3Sixty in these pages. They discuss the pace of recovery at their regional operations, the new customer landscape and the future of industry partnerships.
We also feature a slice of concessions history at Los Angeles Airport, where Concord Collective recently became the first minority partner to become a prime F&B operator. We get the view from the key parties involved.
There’s much more in this issue, including a detailed Middle East report. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman & CEO Colm McLoughlin offers a positive view of the recovery; we shine the spotlight on Qatar Duty Free in a milestone year, and we speak to Aer Rianta International-Middle East about the return of shoppers, and some of the challenges facing the market.
Please enjoy this edition with our compliments.