Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 02 September 2015


Pernod Ricard travel retail hit hard by Russian Ruble crisis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

FRANCE. MD Finance Gilles Bogaert characterises travel retail business trends in Western Europe and Asia as “flat”, but says the Americas region is “dynamic”.

Spirit France's Jean-Luc Lebault to lead H Mounier travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

FRANCE. Jean-Luc Lebault has been named H Mounier Duty Free & Travel Retail Director after 17 years in charge of Spirit France's travel retail division.

Underberg set to spotlight varied liquor line-up in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Herbal liquor specialist Underberg is finalising its product offer for next month's TFWA World Exhibition, which includes a focus on Brazil-inspired novelties.

LVMH signs up former Apple Music executive to head digital ‘ecosystem’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

FRANCE. Ian Rogers was previously Senior Director at Apple following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where he was CEO.

Russian Standard Vodka wears its art on its sleeve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

The third in the brand’s series of sleeves celebrating classic Russian art is inspired by work prized by the Tsars of the Imperial Russian Court.

ARI seeks senior buying managers amid global corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has launched a recruitment drive for global category managers, advertising the opportunities through The Moodie Report.

Pernod Ricard reports drop in full-year profits while sales rebound

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

FRANCE. Pernod Ricard posts a -15% slide in full-year net profit after being hit by a write-down on Absolut vodka; sales grew by +8% after a 2014 decline.

The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

MALAYSIA. The Balvenie underlines the craft that underpins single malt whisky production in an innovative "craft bar" at the country's main gateway.

John Dewar & Sons powers local communities with new Speyside facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

Bacardi-owned Dewar's underlines its support for sustainable practices thanks to Rothes CoRDe, a project which generates electricity for local communities.

Discovering the underwater world of Crusoe Treasure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

Imagine fine wines being aged under the sea, with marine life swimming around an underwater cellar. Crusoe Treasure, the world's first underwater wine, is born.

Otis McAllister uncorks memorable wine and spirits ranges for travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/08/15

"Some of the most innovative wines in the market." Otis McAllister's wine division is positioning an exciting range of Spanish & Californian wines for travel retail.

Bowmore launches single malt whisky finished in Japanese Mizunara casks

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

Set for a global release on 1 September and with only 2000 bottles available, the whisky is said to combine Scottish strength and passion with Japanese elegance and refinement.

Lagardère Travel Retail and Aelia Duty Free celebrate the Summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

EUROPE. It's time to ‘Enjoy Summer’ at Aelia Duty Free shops in France (excluding Paris) and Europe, with a a flurry of low prices and multi-buy offers.

Quintessential Brands expands international team, targets travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/15

Global travel retail will become a strategic target as the independent drinks group unveils a series of senior management appointments.

Bottega’s Limoncino celebrates sales of one million bottles in one year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/15

Annual sales of Limoncino Bottega have topped one million bottles for the first time, putting Bottega among Italy's top three Limoncino producers.

Danzka and Heinemann bring the beach to Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/15

Heinemann Duty Free and Danzka vodka are running a summer seasonal campaign at Copenhagen Airport this month, co-sponsored by Carrera sunglasses.

Edrington opens Macallan shop-in-shop at DFS Changi duplex store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/15

Edrington Asia Travel Retail has opened a shop-in-shop for whisky brand The Macallan in DFS Group's duplex liquor store at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

DFS activation at Changi marks launch of rare Dewar’s whisky in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

SINGAPORE. A rare Dewar’s whisky has launched in Asia in a travel retail exclusive at Changi Airport, with an in-store activation marking the occasion.

MSX wins contract to supply two new brands to entire P&O fleet

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/15

UK. MSX will provide Cornwall ale Doom Bar and Somerset cider Orchard Pig onboard the full fleet of P&O ships after a trial period on the Britannia.

Bacardi takes John Dewar & Sons Emporium to Toronto Pearson

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/08/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has taken its John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium to Toronto Pearson Airport, the first location in the Americas for the concept.

Aelia stores in France become launch pad for latest Grey Goose vodka line

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

FRANCE. Aelia says the innovation and sophistication of the Grey Goose vodka offering is "key to unlocking conversion potential in travel retail".

British eccentricity inspires Gibson’s London Dry Gin launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

Part of the La Martiniquaise spirits portfolio, the latest Gibson’s edition, with a vivid red and blue label and sporting a Union Jack cap, is available for worldwide distribution.

Heinemann teams with Beam Suntory for digital campaign at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/08/15

GERMANY. An interactive out-of-store theatrical installation will feature alongside in-store displays in the multi-sensory activation, backed by social media.

Bacardi aims to premiumise rum category with Gran Reserva launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

Spirits company wants to replicate the success companies in other sectors have had in driving the premium category with the launch of the Gran Reserva range.

Johnnie Walker honours Singapore with DFS Changi exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

SINGAPORE. Singapore SG50 has been launched in time for the city-state's Golden Jubilee celebrations and is only available at Changi Airport.

Patrón introduces limited edition collector’s gift tin to duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/15

Patrón tequila has introduced a limited edition collector’s gift tin that pays tribute to its Mexican heritage; the line will be available in duty free stores worldwide.

Bombay Sapphire plays starring role with Heinemann at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann’s duty free store at Sydney Airport is the Asia Pacific launchpad for a Bombay Sapphire gin line extension called Star of Bombay.

Dewar’s strikes gold with travel retail exclusive at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

All that glitters is usually gold at Dubai Duty Free and that's certainly the case with the launch of a travel retail exclusive variant of the new Dewar's 15yo.

SPI Group acquires Spain’s Arinzano estate for new wine division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Luxembourg-headquartered SPI Group has acquired the Arinzano winery. The Spanish estate will now form part of SPI’s new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

Wild Geese now easily spotted at Shannon International duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Shannon International Airport is stocking The Wild Geese Collection, which includes Irish whiskey, vodka, rum and honey liqueur, in its entirety for the first time.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Red Zero 7 to distribute Hush Heath's sparkling rosé on Saga Cruises

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Specialist travel retail and duty free distributor Red Zero 7 has confirmed a deal to supply Saga Cruises with Hush Heath's sparkling rosé.

Cointreau Blood Orange makes debut at Frankfurt and Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Heinemann Duty Free officially launched Cointreau Blood Orange last month with high-profile promotions at Frankfurt and Paris CDG airports, attended by the Master Distiller.

Edrington’s Snow Leopard vodka debuts in Indian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Snow Leopard vodka has entered the travel retail market in India with a launch at Hyderabad Airport, with part of any profits going toward local conservation projects.

Suntory sells Louis Royer to Terroirs Distillers for €100 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

France’s Terroirs Distillers is to acquire Cognac maker Louis Royer from Suntory Holdings, with the purchase price set at approximately €100 million.

Bacardi and Gebr Heinemann launch Single Cane Estate rums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Gebr Heinemann have launched a travel retail exclusive collection of premium aged rums, available at selected European airports.

Camus introduces Cognac Borderies eaux-de-vie range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

The House of Camus has unveiled a trio of the rarest crus in the Cognac AOC. The Borderies range is available now in travel retail locations worldwide.

Accolade Wines introduces Hardys and Mud House travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

Accolade Wines has added Hardys Premium Selection Shiraz and Chardonnay and Mud House Hillside No. 5 to its portfolio of travel retail exclusive wines.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

Cockburn’s celebrates bicentenary with travel retail exclusive gifts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

Symington Family Estates-owned Cockburn's has launched limited-edition travel retail exclusive gifts and bottle packs to celebrate the Port brand's bicentenary.

Mohit Lal named Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard India, has been named Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail, replacing Con Constandis.

Mount Gay Distilleries acquires historical Mount Gay plantation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mount Gay Distilleries has acquired a 134-hectare piece of land surrounding its distillery in Barbados, with the aim of creating a luxury 'terroir' rum.

The Moodie Report Interview: Edrington moves ahead in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Edrington's Global Travel Retail Managing Director tells Martin Moodie about the aims and approach of the company's new global travel retail division, set up last year.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

Treasury Wine Estates launches Penfolds travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Treasury Wine Estates is poised to launch the new, premium Penfolds Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively into global travel retail.

Absolut Elyx delivers immersive brand campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is delivering an immersive brand experience for Absolut Elyx in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

Bacardi launches travel retail exclusive Single Cane Estate rums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has released Single Cane Estate rums, calling the move a “breakthrough, contemporary innovation in the rum category”.

Glenfiddich launches Residence Cask Vintage 1992 with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

DFS Changi's customers can buy "their own piece of history", says Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Spirits, Wine & Tobacco Brooke Supernaw.

Delhi Duty Free launches ‘lowest prices in region’ consumer marketing campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INDIA. The campaign visuals include comparisons of Delhi Duty Free retail prices for Johnnie Walker Black Label 100cl and ck One EDT with those at Dubai Duty Free, Changi Airport Duty Free and Delhi downtown. Delhi is one of several airports putting benchmark pricing at the heart of its consumer marketing (and, often, contract terms) a subject that will be examined in 'The Trinity Papers', a new series of academic studies focused on key travel retail business issues.

John Dewar & Sons Whisky Emporium shop opens at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered with Ever Rich Duty Free to deliver the first showcase of the John Dewar & Sons Emporium in Asia, at Taoyuan Airport.