INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Online Magazine for September, published in a new format that – like our freshly redesigned e-Zine – embraces the power and potential of the digital platform.

This online edition – the Magazine is also available in hard copy – makes engaging with our content more accessible, and brings to life the words, images and video from our stories.

As ever, the quality of content is key and this edition has many strong stories from around the world of travel retail.

In our cover story, we examine how the ten biggest airports worldwide by international passenger volumes are addressing the changing requirements of their traveller base. We assess the big current and upcoming commercial projects at each, present historical and forecast sales and spend data, and present each airport’s medium to long term vision. For most, restrictions on space and capacity have held back growth, but at the most progressive, technology, new partnerships and a focus on service are pointing the way towards a new future.

There is plenty more in this edition, including an on location report from Dublin Airport, where Aer Rianta International recently revealed its latest wines & spirits concept in Terminal 2.

We are pleased to bring you our latest Category Insight supplement alongside this edition. We take our annual in-depth look at one of the industry’s core categories, confectionery & food, and talk to three retailers that are bringing theatre and engagement to the business: FNA Group International, Heinemann and DFS.

Through the voices of the brands we assess what digitalisation means for travel retail and its treatment of the category, we talk about the value proposition and we examine some emerging trends among consumers.

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt Report Magazine and Category Insight.