I always wondered why the makers of Vertu luxury mobile phones never called one of their models Patience but I digress.
I have been visiting Korea multiple times each year since 1989 and care deeply about its travel retail industry. I am proud of the respect in which we are held there. Our voice was an important one for a sector under legislative attack. Quite simply we had to be there.
I nearly started this Blog with the words, ‘Welcome to The Moodie Report Interim Bureau…’ but then realised I was at home for once.
You’ve heard of underground cellaring for wine, but never underwater, right? Wrong. Meet Irina Wiedemann. She is fronting an extraordinary project that blends outstanding wine with a dash of Daniel Defoe and an amazing cellaring concept. Irina, whom I met at June’s ASUTIL conference in Panama, is coordinating the limited edition launch of Crusoe Treasure (http://www.underwaterwine.com).
Today is a red-letter day for The Moodie Report as we start trading from our new UK headquarters by the River Thames on the outskirts of West London. We’ve moved just around the corner from our old offices to The Old Pumping Station, a beautifully renovated 19th century Victorian public utility building in a waterside
“It’s perfect… it’s what we dream of,” The Nuance Group Europe CEO Andrea Belardini can barely contain his excitement. “Look at all these green shopping bags, they’re everywhere!” he laughs. The ebullient Italian has a right to be happy. Trying to film while walking around Nuance-NET Duty Free’s new duty free store at Antalya Airport
Tell me please that this in some way makes sense… Chinese company GIS Events and Ink of the UK announce the first ‘China Travel Retail Event’ to take place in Shanghai on 24-25 July, 2012, and thereafter annually. Days later (though, to be fair, after “around ten years” in development) TFWA announces the association’s first
I think someone is trying to tell me something… Working from home the other morning at The Moodie Report’s unofficial Worldwide Headquarters (also known as the Garden Shed), I answered the phone to what turned out to be a cold call from a salesman. “Good morning, is that Mr Moodie?” “It is indeed.” “Good morning Mr Moodie.” “Good
And so the curtain comes down on the extraordinary year that was 2008… If it was the script for a film no-one would have believed it. A global banking system at one stage in apparent freefall and still in disarray; one of the world’s most respected bastions of the financial community exposed as a pyramid-building