Martin Moodie: Long-term commitment to China

CHINA/ASIA. The Moodie Davitt Report has created a new Hong Kong-based company, Moodie Davitt Asia Ltd, and announced a new WeChat platform to be launched in early 2021.

Moodie Davitt Asia will become the group’s worldwide operational headquarters, led by Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, based in Hong Kong, China. Financial operations will continue to be centred in the UK.

“Asia in general and China specifically will be the engine room of the travel retail sector for many years to come and it is vital we have a permanent presence here,” said Moodie. “This move underlines our commitment to China. It will allow us to develop an intimate understanding of this extraordinary market and help us to progress a number of exciting projects we have in the pipeline.”

The new company will launch its WeChat title in coming weeks – the first international travel retail publishing house to launch on the platform. It will offer a combination of China-specific and international news pertaining to the duty free, travel retail, aviation, and airport commercial revenue sectors from advertising and food & beverage to domestic terminal retail and ecommerce.

“The Moodie Davitt Report is already extremely well-read and respected in China but by launching on WeChat we will deepen our market penetration and readership throughout China and across all sectors of the airport and travel retail communities,” said Moodie.

Effective 15 January 2021 the mailing address will be:

Moodie Davitt Asia Ltd
Unit D, 2/F
No 8 Caperidge Drive
Peninsula Village,
Discovery Bay,
Lantau, NT
Hong Kong

Hainan Island: Travel retail’s global hotspot

The Moodie Davitt Report will publish a Hainan Island Special Report with the China edition of The Magazine in February 2021. Written by Martin Moodie and Dermot Davitt, it will explore how the offshore duty free business in China has become critical to the world’s leading brands across many categories.

海南:旅游零售业的全球焦点

穆迪戴维特报告(Moodie Davitt Report)将于2021年2月随The Magazine的中文版发表《海南特别报道》。该篇由马丁·穆迪(Martin Moodie)和德莫特·戴维特(Dermot Davitt)撰写,将探讨中国的离岸免税业务是如何变得对跨类别的各大全球领先品牌至关重要。

报告将覆盖以下内容:

  • 评论与分析自2020年7月1日起,海南新离岸免税政策所引起的重大影响
  • 从美妆个护到时尚、钟表,从葡萄酒、烈酒到消费类电子产品的跨类别离岸免税额的潜力
  • 中免集团,中服免税店,DFS集团,海南旅游投资发展公司,海南省国际经济发展局(Hanain IEDB),拉加代尔旅游零售等集团的重要访谈和简介,尤其着眼于颇具潜力的海南免税店贸易港项目
  • 除海南外,我们还将考察中国国内市场的反弹情况,评估中国机场的前景,并希望终有一天能够恢复国际旅游通行,拥有来自内地,澳门和香港市场的领先旅游零售商的输入
  • 电商驱动力:评估旅游零售业的长期市场领导者Dufry与数字巨头阿里巴巴;以及CDFG和其他主要参与者,是否具备达成合作伙伴关系的潜力
  • 顶级旅行分析师ForwardKeys的专业意见
  • 在内容合作伙伴Globuy,iClick,Jing Daily,Jessica’s Secret和DutyFree Expert的帮助下,分析有关中国消费者和免税市场的趋势

The report will feature:

  • Comment & analysis on the seismic impact of the new offshore duty free policy in Hainan since 1 July
  • The potential of new offshore duty free allowances across categories from beauty to fashion and watches and from wines & spirits to consumer electronics
  • Major interviews with and profiles of China Duty Free Group, CNSC, DFS Group, Hainan Tourism Investment Development Co, Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (Hanain IEDB), Lagardère Travel Retail, and others, with a special focus on the ambitious Hainan Free Trade Port project
  • Beyond Hainan, we examine the rebound in the China domestic market, assess prospects for Chinese airports and hopes for an eventual return to international travel. With input from leading travel retailers in the Mainland, Macau and Hong Kong markets
  • The ecommerce drive: Assessing the potential of the partnership between travel retail’s long-time market leader Dufry and the digital powerhouse Alibaba; plus digital strategies at CDFG and other major players
  • Expert input from top travel analyst ForwardKeys
  • With contributions from our content partners Globuy, iClick, Jing Daily, Jessica’s Secret and DutyFree Expert on trends among Chinese consumers and the duty free market

Contact Irene@MoodieDavittReport.com to partner with The Moodie Davitt Report for this special edition.