INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report has been on location on three continents this week to cover the industry’s biggest breaking stories as they happen. In South America we visit Viracopos International Airport in Brazil; we report on a crucial inflight retail tender win in Hong Kong; and we visit Gebr Heinemann’s impressive new offer at Copenhagen Airport.
Our cover story this week examines Lotte Duty Free’s global ambitions in light of the retailer’s stunning win in the duty free tender at A. B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam. How important will the business be as the Korean powerhouse extends its reach?
In our weekly highlights section we look at the latest steps in Autogrill’s exploration of a demerger of its food & beverage and retail businesses; we examine a major retail tender announced at Beijing Capital International Airport; and we muse on the impact of Europe’s airline capacity crunch.
We meet Kappé Managing Director Gemma Whelehan in our weekly column featuring Travel Retail’s Wild Geese, and on The Front Line we visit Dubai Duty Free to congratulate Tin Zaw Myo Ko for his excellent customer service.