The Moodie Report e-Zine: 17 November issue live and online

INTERNATIONAL. This week’s edition of The Moodie Report e-Zine is published today, featuring the top news stories of the past 7 days plus comment, analysis and data in multimedia format.

The 17 November issue of the e-Zine features analysis of the Australian duty free market, following the announcement that JR/Duty Free is to replace The Nuance Group as concessionaire at Cairns Airport. With further opportunities likely to emerge in some of the country’s larger airports, an intriguing battle for market dominance is taking shape.

We also analyse the news from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where a bid led by Duty Free Americas (DFA) has been recommended to take over the duty free concession. At an airport with a chequered history concerning the allocation of retail contracts, DFA will take nothing for granted, but its pre-selection has interesting implications for the US duty free landscape.

There’s also coverage of a major new retail initiative at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and of the nine-month results announced by Dufry Group this week. We pay tribute to a major honour bestowed on Taiwanese retailer Ever Rich Duty Free, and look back at the life of the wonderful Evelyn Lauder, who sadly passed away last week.

Among the e-Zine’s regular features, this week’s ‘Out in the e-Sphere’ presents the findings of an online poll conducted by CNN, seeking to identify the world’s most loved and most hated airports. It makes compelling reading.

In Site Lines, Melody Ng compares and contrasts the online shopping websites of Frankfurt and Sydney airports, while this week’s Front Line nomination features Joanna Soh of Nuance-Watson (Singapore). And in our popular Never Hide interview, inflight retail champion Rakhita Jayawardena explains his love for Sri Lanka, country music and, most of all, his family.

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