INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine. It features a compelling interview with Kian Gould, Founder and CEO of web development specialist AOE, as part of our popular Travel Retail Disruptors series (now in association with Tito’s Handmade Vodka)

Under Gould’s leadership, AOE is pioneering a range of exciting e-commerce breakthroughs in airport retail. The German company was responsible for the technical implementation of a hugely ambitious online retail platform at Frankfurt Airport in 2016 designed to enhance the shopping experience for travellers and to improve retail penetration and turnover.

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In a feature certain to be of interest to airport, airline, retail and brand executives, Gould speaks boldly about his business life to date, and how he sees the future of airport commerce in the digital age.

Elsewhere in this issue we examine how Helsinki Airport operator Finavia is marking 100 years of Finland’s independence in our regular Sense of Place column. The company has unveiled themed buses celebrating the country’s culture and heritage, and a number of other events will be held throughout the year.

In The Foodie Report, the spotlight is on German travel catering company casualfood. It has grown from operating a single conveniently located pretzel stand at Frankfurt Airport to the point where it now runs 60 outlets and has 11 proprietary brands. We interview Managing Partner Stefan Weber about the keys to the company’s success so far and its ambitious growth plans.

We also present the full shortlist for this year’s Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Awards, part of FAB 2017 which is being hosted by Toronto Pearson International Airport on 21-23 June.

Please enjoy this edition of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine with our compliments.