Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 21 December 2014


Beam evokes Parisian age of Extravagance for Courvoisier launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

Courvoisier Extravagance joins the brand's existing range of travel retail exclusives and is said to be inspired by the Golden Age of Paris in the late 1800s.

Camus unveils new Elegance ad campaign by Matthieu Forichon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

The House of Camus has unveiled the 'Moments' ad campaign for its Elegance Cognac range, featuring illustrations by French artist Matthieu Forichon.

Stoli announces new Stolichnaya vodka distribution deal in South Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

KWV will replace RGBC as the exclusive distributor of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka and elit in the South African region, effective 1 January.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka begins distribution in the Philippines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

Premier Wine & Spirits Inc has begun distribution of the six-time pot distilled craft vodka from the US in both the on- and off-trade in the Philippines.

Jim Beam Single Barrel marks global travel retail launch at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

The new ultra-premium bourbon is available for the first time outside the US at the DFS departures store at Auckland Airport for an exclusive two-month period.

Patrón Spirits to mark Chinese New Year 2015 with duty free limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

Premium tequila company Patrón Spirits International has introduced a limited-edition keepsake tin for Patrón Añejo tequila to mark the Year of the Sheep.

Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail launches Martell limited editions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail has launched two new Martell limited editions, created by leading designers Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jason Wu.

Champagne Lanson promotes gift sets to Zürich Airport travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

Passengers travelling through Zürich Airport from 2 to 29 December can purchase one of two Champagne Lanson gift sets promoting its Extra Age cuvée.

Bollinger launches exclusive gift box with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

The gift box features a 75cl bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée and will be sold exclusively at World Duty Free Group retail outlets at 21 UK airports from this month.

So Jennie aims to offer premium and stylish alternative for teetotalers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

French company Le Manoir des Sacres is introducing So Jennie, a new premium non-alcoholic sparkling drink made from grape must extracts and no added sugars.

WDF Group rolls out Aultmore malt with major UK airports activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and World Duty Free Group (WDFG) have partnered for the launch of Aultmore Speyside single malt whisky, across 23 stores in the UK.

Cyril Camus saluted for contribution to China-France relations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Cyril Camus, CEO of Camus Cognac, is among 50 distinguished people who have been honoured for their contribution to China-France relations.

The craftsman’s view: The Glenlivet Winchester Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

As Pernod Ricard Travel Retail releases the first in a new series of 50yo single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet, we speak to Master Distiller Alan Winchester.

Choya celebrates centenary with Gold Edition and Extra Series set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

Liqueur specialist Choya highlighted its new super-premium Gold Edition umeshu and Extra Series mini trio set at the TFWA World Exhibition in October.

Seva Group enters into new direct relationship with Diageo in Balkans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

The distributor will supply Diageo's duty free portfolio in the Balkans as well as working with the leading liquor supplier to develop new opportunities in the region.

Underberg unveils Asbach freedom brandy and Brasilberg in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

Underberg showcased its exclusive anniversary edition Asbach Freiheitsbrand (freedom brandy) 1989 vintage and herbal digestive Brasilberg in Cannes last month.

Absolut colours airports with pop-ups to celebrate Warhol launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

Selfie-taking installations celebrate the launch of Absolut Warhol, recognising the brand's original collaboration with famous pop artist Andy Warhol.

Dubai Airport and Jack’s Bar & Grill to host airside music event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail, Brown-Forman and Dubai Airports are poised to host Dubai International's first airside music event, at Jack’s Bar & Grill.

Kevin Baker recalls "extraordinary experiences" in My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

The Nuance Group's Global Head of Liquor reflects on his first wine experience, his finest and many in between in the latest instalment of our new series.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka expands international distribution network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

Starting this month, six new countries will begin distribution of the craft vodka brand in both the on- and off-trade: Guatemala, Korea, Greece, Panama and Costa Rica.

Bacardi launches 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Participants are invited to submit cocktail recipes for the annual event using at least one spirit from the Bacardi rum portfolio. Entries close on 12 January 2015.

New whisky category approach drives single malt sales at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Schiphol Airport Retail has posted +33.8% growth in single malt sales as a result of a new whiskey category approach developed in collaboration with William Grant & Sons.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

Torres wins four golds at Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

Mas La Plana 2010, Grans Muralles 2010, Salmos 2011 and Perpetual 2011 were awarded gold medals at this year's Mundus Vini International Wine Award.

Ballantine’s unveils ‘pinnacle’ 40 Year Old whisky in Asia travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The rare release was launched in travel retail at Incheon International Airport last month, with 32 of the 100 bottles produced allocated to Asian travel retailers.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.

The Macallan Masters of Photography series continues with Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The celebrated portrait and fashion photographer Mario Testino brings a fresh style to the role as The Macallan's Master of Photography, the fifth in the series.

Ferry operator Færgen targets Swedish shoppers with store upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

DENMARK. The company hopes to convince customers to sail the Ystad to Rønne route instead of travelling to Germany to avoid high domestic prices.

Jack Daniel’s travel retail drive continues amid major brand investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller Chris Fletcher talks about the brand's investment in growth, line extensions and a family heritage in distilling.

Pernod Ricard outlines strategy for ‘dynamic’ travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

Travel retail is a "dynamic, resilient and fundamentally strategic” channel for Pernod Ricard, according to Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Alexandre Ricard.

Accolade Wines takes top honours in 2014 IWSC for House of Arras

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Accolade Wines' medal haul at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) included a Gold Outstanding for the 2004 House of Arras Late Disgorged.

Family Spirit: The ancient and modern story of Masi Agricola

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Continuing our fascinating Family Spirit series, Martin Moodie meets Sandro Boscaini, President of Masi Agricola, one of Italy’s greatest wine producers.

William Grant & Sons celebrate POPAI Best Shop in Shop Award in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/14

William Grant & Sons, along with Hans Just, Scandlines and HRG, gathered at the TFWA World Exhibition to celebrate the award for the Glenfiddich Whisky Corner.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail aims to ‘awaken sleeping giant’ with malts drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has said it aims to “awaken the sleeping giant” that is the whisky category within its portfolio, with an emphasis on the malts opportunity.

Beam Suntory launches Laphroaig 11yo exclusively at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

The Laphroaig 11yo limited edition Islay single malt will be available at Schiphol Airport Retail's Exquisite store in collaboration with Maxxium Travel Retail.

Penfolds performs at 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Penfolds was named Australian Producer of the Year at the IWSC awards this week. It also won Best Worldwide Fortified Wine for its Grandfather Rare Tawny.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail launches Aultmore Speyside single malt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched Aultmore Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, featuring a 12yo and a 21yo that is a travel retail exclusive.

Craggy Range named New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

The New Zealand winery, situated in Hawke’s Bay, beat producers from Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Chile to win the title of New World Winery of the Year.

Dubai Duty Free wins two awards at the TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free was recognised for airport retailing excellence at the Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards and the Frontier Awards.

Grey Goose VX makes Pacific debut with launch at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

The launch promotion, in partnership with Nuance, engaged consumers in a ‘barrel thief' ritual and included sampling of Grey Goose VX and a GWP offer of a travel bag.

Roca Patrón to launch in Middle East with Dubai Duty Free in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Patrón Spirits’ newly launched Roca Patrón tequila will be available at Dubai Duty Free, exclusively in the Middle East, for the first three months of 2015.

Stoli Group unveils final Andean Edition of elit pristine water series

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Only 250 bottles of the elit pristine water series: Andean Edition, which was unveiled at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes last month, are set for global distribution.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka named Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Wine Enthusiast magazine has named Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which it credits for helping birth the craft-distillery movement, as Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year.

World Duty Free Group set for Glenmorangie Dornoch debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Last week in Scotland Glenmorangie unveiled Glenmorangie Dornoch, a new travel retail exclusive whisky expression, which will make its debut this month.

Zamora International reveals new look Licor 43; plots travel retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Zamora International has unveiled new packaging for its Licor 43 liqueur, and revealed ambitions to become a 100,000-case brand in travel retail.

Football legend Michael Owen unveils Spey limited edition single malt range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

Harvey's of Edinburgh last night introduced its two new Spey whisky expressions, including The Michael Owen Limited Edition, at a launch party in London.

Asia Pacific liquor market set for long-term growth, says The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

Wines and spirits market analyst The IWSR predicts that Asia Pacific will benefit from the biggest sales volume increases of any region over the next five years.

La Martiniquaise unveils Bardinet XO and Label 5 Gold Heritage in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

French spirits group La Martiniquaise introduced new limited-edition XO Brandy Bardinet and Label 5 Gold Heritage at last month's TFWA World Exhibition.

Ryan Hill begins Antarctic ultra-marathon for the Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill submits a guest blog as he begins an extraordinary challenge in aid of the endangered Snow Leopard.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.