4 February 2019 Issue 256

5-9 Travel retail highlights

An epic ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ tournament, a much talked-about brand video, and a premium pistachio partnership feature in our regular look at the industry’s best new launches, activations and openings.

11-19 Lunar New Year 2019

Airports, travel retailers, restaurateurs and brands are marking the Year of the Pig in style with spectacular celebrations, promotions and products. This special pictorial feature showcases some of the best examples.

21-24 Travel retail exclusives special report

Travel retail exclusive products allow retailers to differentiate their offer and generate in-store excitement. But is enough being done to communicate this advantage, and does the term or concept actually resonate with consumers? We asked a panel of retailers and brands, and canvassed the views of travellers too.

26 Sense of Place

Specialist airport design consultancy The Design Solution has created a city-inspired customer experience imbued with local personality at Toulouse-Blagnac Airport.

28 Duty Calls

Fragrance and cosmetics distributor Essence Corp is helping to protect Miami Beach through positive action.

30 The Front Line

“To become an improved version of myself, I try to learn everything from my daily job, work experiences, colleagues and from failures,” says Dubai Duty Free sales assistant Billy Joe Borjal.

31 Stock Watch

Japan Airport Terminal Co and DFS co-parent LVMH have performed strongly in the second half of January, but Dufry subsidiary Hudson Group has struggled.

33-40 The Foodie Report

From its base in Chicago, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is expanding its restaurant network to new territories and new channels, with airports high on the agenda. We speak to Executive Partner Kevin Reynolds.

We also explore a cute restaurant concept at Hong Kong International and assess how a new F&B environment at Louis Armstrong International will “highlight New Orleans brands with national and local notoriety”.

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Jason Holland


Design and production

Ray Heath

Declan Moodie


Colleen Morgan

Oliver Thring

Vice President Sales & Events

Sarah Genest


Advertisement Director

Claire Wates


Publisher and Head of Sales

Irene Revilla


Chief Technology Officer

Matt Willey


Chief Administrative Officer

Victoria Bowskill


President & Editorial Director

Dermot Davitt


Founder & Chairman

Martin Moodie



The Moodie Davitt eZine | Issue 256 | 4 February 2019