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Welcome to the latest issue of The Moodie Davitt e-Zine, in which we analyse the results of Airport Authority Hong Kong’s (AAHK) core category retail tender process – one of the key stories of the year.

The Moodie Davitt Report has tracked the absorbing evolving story from the moment of AAHK’s tender announcement in mid-2016. This week’s news that the spoils had been split between the China Duty Free Group–Lagardère Travel Retail alliance for liquor & tobacco and Shilla Travel Retail for beauty & accessories represents a fascinating choice. Reporting from Hong Kong, Martin Moodie assesses what the results mean.

Lagardère Travel Retail features elsewhere in the issue as we explore the retailer’s plans to grow its operations in Italy. The recent official launch of its duty free, speciality retail and F&B offer in the newly extended Terminal 3 at Rome Fiumicino Airport represents a strong first step.

Our regular round-up of the most eye-catching videos about and related to the travel retail industry includes a rural elementary school in Hainan in need of support and the opening of a ‘sensory room’ at Shannon Airport for children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges.

Finally, a joyful Lancôme promotion and an innovative and interactive Shiseido experience feature as we look at the industry’s best new launches, campaigns, activations and openings.

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