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The Moodie Davitt Report opens Haikou office in neighbouring space with Bluebell Group

The Moodie Davitt Report has launched its new Hainan operation in neighbouring office space with renowned Asian brand operator and travel retail services provider Bluebell Group in WGT Tower in Haikou’s Central Business District.

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The Hainan entity is headed by The Moodie Davitt Report chief China representative Zhang Yimei, former deputy general manager at Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free Co. Ltd (HTDF) in Sanya.

The highly respected executive also held senior roles with China Duty Free Group and Singapore food and confectionery specialist Focus Network Agencies for many years earlier in her career.

Dachang Wang, who had spent two years with HTDF as a brand manager, has joined the team as editor, reporting to Zhang Yimei. He is a former content editor at Beijing Zhidemai Technology Co.

“We are delighted to share an adjacency with Bluebell Group in China. Both companies are deeply committed to growing the Hainan duty free and local markets in their independent and respective fields,” said Zhang.

The Moodie Davitt Report founder and chairman Martin Moodie added, “We are honoured to be neighbours with such a respected and innovative player as Bluebell and to underline our commitment to the China market. Our new Moodie Davitt China platform will be working closely with our overseas team to build international awareness of China’s huge market opportunities.”

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Bluebell Greater China managing director Samy Redjeb said: “I am delighted to share our Haikou office with The Moodie Davitt Report’s newly established Hainan team, both committed to grow our teams and businesses to create more local synergies and speed to market information for our partners and the industry in this booming market.”

Editor’s note: Retail in Asia is part of the Bluebell Group.