Moodie Davitt WeChat: Key stories from Week 38

CHINA. We are pleased to bring readers a summary of recent posts on The Moodie Davitt Report’s WeChat Official Account as the platform continues to grow strongly in China. Stories are posted four times a month in Mandarin and English.

The Moodie Davitt Report has stepped up its Chinese language coverage of key China-related stories, anchored by our WeChat platform, published four times a month. Readership is climbing steadily with the platform now attracting 4,753 followers, along with encouraging reading and sharing levels.

This service is complemented by our recently launched Moodie Davitt Report China Travel Retail Express platform, also on WeChat, which publishes daily.

We also publish the China Travel Retail Report, a quarterly eZine. The next edition will be published in coming days.

Moodie Davitt WeChat is curated under the direction of Penelope Zhou, our Hong Kong-based Chinese Editor, and company Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie, also based in Hong Kong.

They are supported by Chief China Representative Yimei Zhang, former Deputy General Manager at Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free Co. (HTDF) in Sanya, who heads our newly established Moodie Davitt Hainan-based entity, which publishes Moodie Davitt China Travel Retail Express.

Dachang Wang, who had spent two years with HTDF as Brand Manager, has joined the Hainan team as Editor of Moodie Davitt China Travel Retail Express reporting to Yimei Zhang.

The Moodie Davitt Report China team: (Left to right) Yimei Zhang and Dachang Wang are based in Hainan, while Penelope Zhou and Martin Moodie are in Hong Kong

The Moodie Davitt Report is the only international travel retail media title to offer a WeChat service. Our platforms complement the strong and growing Chinese readership of our English language service. For native content enquiries, international companies should contact Publisher Irene Revilla at while Chinese brands can contact Yimei Zhang at

《穆迪达维特免税报告》是唯一进驻微信平台的国际旅游零售行业媒体。《穆迪达维特免税报告》微信公众号现有4,753名关注者,在现有英文平台日渐壮大的中文读者群体基础上实现更广泛触达。如需咨询英文原稿,请联系出版负责人Irene Revilla(邮箱 +

You can see highlights below from our latest edition. 本周热点资讯一览如下。

‘Together we have built a splendid journey through four seasons’ – Martin Moodie was on location as Sunrise Duty Free celebrated its 24th anniversary in extraordinary style at the CDF Sunrise Complex in Shanghai on 16 September. The event was graced by leadership from Sunrise Duty Free, China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation and China Duty Free Group, and business partners of cdf-Sunrise Duty Free. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
‘Duty free shopping + cultural tourism’ – CDFG earlier this month celebrated the inauguration of the second phase of Sanya International Duty Free Complex at Sanya Phoenix International Airport. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
‘Exploring Luxury Travel Retail in 2030: A Glimpse into the Future’ – The Moodie Davitt Report is delighted to announce that DFS Group Chairman and CEO Benjamin Vuchot will address The Trinity Forum 2023 in Hong Kong, to be held on 25-26 October. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Huawei happening: “Do you have the latest Huawei Mate 60 in the store?” A customer surnamed Li from Liaoning asked the staff at the GDF Plaza Huawei Authorised Store in Haikou, Hainan province [Reproduced from China Daily with permission]. Click here for our WeChat story.
Key appointment: L’Oréal Groupe General Manager for Travel Retail Worldwide Vincent Boinay, one of travel retail’s most-respected executives, has been appointed President of the French beauty group’s North Asia Zone and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal China. He is being replaced by Emmanuel Goulin, himself a highly regarded figure in the travel retail community from the recent past. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Brewing up a saucy sensation: This month saw the launch of Moutai Latte (酱香拿铁), a partnership between revered Chinese baijiu brand Kweichow Moutai and domestic coffee chain Luckin Coffee. Click here for our WeChat story and here for our original English version.
Partner with us on WeChat and reach your key Chinese audience in Chinese. Stories related to the China travel retail market are featured each week on The Moodie Davitt Report’s WeChat Official Account. Please scan the QR code to follow us and contact for native opportunities.

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