INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Davitt Report Online Magazine for September 2019. Our cover story is an in-depth profile of the world’s top ten airports measured by international passenger traffic, featuring business intelligence and commentary on the latest commercial developments at each.

A compelling new study by Morgan Stanley projects a quadrupling of China’s duty free sales to US$24 billion by 2025; we examine how such explosive growth has telling repercussions not only for China (and state-owned China Duty Free Group) but also for international travel retailers, particularly in South Korea.

We also feature exclusive research from the Moodie Davitt Business Intelligence Unit, showing that Chinese resellers are adapting fast and creatively to new challenges, including a new e-commerce law implemented by China last January.

We report the findings of our special Dreamstore 2019 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category.

In our F&B focus this issue, we discover how Zürich Airport’s AIR restaurant represents a benchmark for travel dining but also for collaboration between airport company, concessionaire and design team.

We are also 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 product sectors, confectionery & food, and talk to three retailers that are championing that category: Dubai Duty Free, DR Group and Lagardère Travel Retail.

Please enjoy this edition with our compliments.