Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 04 May 2016


Diageo GTME sees joy in global Johnnie Walker airport activations

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

A range of executions based on the short Johnnie Walker Gentleman’s Wager II film have resulted in depletion uplifts of 25% and upwards, the company has said.

Diego Zamora Group brings fresh twist to cream liqueur category

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

Unlike traditional cream liqueurs, Licor 43 Orochata is vegetable-based and contains no cream. It is made from tiger nuts and infused with Licor 43 Original.

New distillery captures the spirit of England's Lake District

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/05/16

From England's beautiful Lake District comes the world's first 'British' whisky, a blend of British Isles whiskies appropriately called 'The One'.

Diverse Flavours raises a glass to global wine and spirits offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

The South African wine supplier is poised to make a splash at TFWA Asia Pacific with a range of wines and Champagnes, as well as Japanese liqueur Sake.

Patriarche takes refreshing approach to sparkling wine offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

The French wine brand is cooling things down with its new Veuve du Vernay Ice range. Available in rosé and white, the line targets younger consumers.

Sazerac set to acquire Paddy whiskey brand from Irish Distillers

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers has entered into exclusive negotiations with Sazerac to sell Paddy, the fourth largest Irish whiskey brand.

World of Patria’s Follador to be served in Virgin Atlantic VIP Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 03/05/16

World of Patria International's Follador has been named the "Official Welcome Prosecco" for Virgin Atlantic's Upper Class VIP Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3.

Diageo GTME and Tasa Meng open The Singleton ‘Sensorium’ in Taiwan

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

In a travel retail first, Diageo Global Travel & Middle East and partner Tasa Meng unveill a new retail space, The Singleton Sensorium, at Taoyuan Airport.

On location in Angers: How Cointreau is blending history and modernity

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 28/04/16

FRANCE. The Moodie Davitt Report's Jason Holland visits Angers, home to one of the world's great liqueurs, and discovers a fascinating tale of ancient and modern.

Brown-Forman names new Head of Global Travel Retail Marketing

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. Eric Helms, who joined Brown-Forman in 2014, replaces Tim Young and Jeannine Wise who have both moved to different areas of the company.

Brown-Forman set to acquire BenRiach in US$415 million Scotch whisky deal

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The deal, which includes The GlenDronach, BenRiach, and Glenglassaugh brands, marks Brown-Forman's re-entry into Scotch whisky.

Danzka vodka returns to US domestic market with CIL US Wines & Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

USA. The Danish brand, now thriving under the independent ownership of Waldemar Behn, makes a return to one of the world's key vodka markets

Lyndea Dew joins Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail in senior role

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 27/04/16

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has named the highly respected Lyndea Dew as Marketing & Business Development Director, Global Travel Retail.

Diplomático Rum courts travel retail with Reserva Exclusiva sipping rum

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

A first time exhibitor at the recent IAADFS show, the Venezuelan brand is already considering product innovations and limited editions for the duty free channel.

Rémy Cointreau unveils exclusive Fine Champagne Cognac series

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Only 7,000 numbered bottles of the first Carte Blanche edition by Rémy Martin Cellar Master Baptiste Loiseau are available, exclusively with DFS.

Stoli gets ready to party with new limited edition elit Ushuaïa 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

World Duty Free is the exclusive travel retail distributor of elit Ushuaïa 2016 Vodka, which will launch on 30 April and feature in promotions in Ibiza and UK airports.

William Grant & Sons announces changes to GTR Europe team

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Marina Steel assumes the role of Business Development Manager, and Jillie Cooper takes on the newly created position of Business Development Executive.

William Grant & Sons toasts Asia Pacific with 'unique' whisky offer

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 26/04/16

Looking to capitalise on the increased demand for "unusual" single malts in Asia Pacific, the company will present two of its newest additions in Singapore.

King Power Group’s Sunil Tuli inducted into top Scotch whisky society

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 22/04/16

UK. Duty free industry stalwart has been made a Keeper of the Quaich, an international society that recognises outstanding contributions to Scotch.

Colour the key in Label 5 and Porto Cruz latest campaign visuals

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

Spirits company La Martiniquaise has taken a colourful approach to the latest campaign visuals for Cruz and Label 5, and has introduced Cruz 2011 Vintage Port.

Gold Bar Whiskey aims to gild global travel retail presence

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

The recent IAADFS show was worth its weight in gold for the San Francisco-based company as it forecasts travel retail to represent 25% of its total sales.

Pernod Ricard reports travel retail declines for first nine months of FY16

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

FRANCE. Spirits company registers €6,813 million in overall sales for the period, but travel retail falls in each of the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Royal Dragon adds fire to vodka offer with new Elite collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 21/04/16

The Hong Kong-based vodka brand is aiming to claw its way to the top of the flavoured vodka category with the launch of five different "premium" editions.

Alfa Brands prepares new exclusive inflight products following IAADFS

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

Contracts with international airlines are in the pipeline for Pillitteri Estates Winery and Nishi Pearls as Alfa Brands reaps the rewards of a varied portfolio at Orlando.

Heathrow collaborates with designer Giles Deacon for Whisky Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 20/04/16

UK. Deacon has designed bespoke whisky stones which will be offered as an exclusive gift with purchase to customers spending £70 or more on whisky.

Improving China market helps drive 'robust' Rémy Cointreau sales

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

The 2015/16 year ended with a flourish, fourth-quarter sales rising +9.8% in organic terms, spurred by improving trends in Greater China.

MacDuff ramps up Singapore presence with bigger, refreshed booth

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 19/04/16

According to the company, the newly designed, larger stand emphasises its commitment and confidence in sales growth in the Asia Pacific region.

Choya Gold Edition strikes a rich seam in travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

Gold Edition, the most luxurious of Choya's ume fruit liqueur range, is enjoying an acceleration of sales in duty free and domestic markets, the company says.

Constellation Brands unveils the Robert Mondavi Maestro

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Robert Mondavi winery, Maestro will feature in special promotions in select North American airports this summer.

Deau Cognac follows travel retail trend for premium and crafted spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

Following a positive response to its new-look Privilège cuvée, Deau Cognac is focusing on consolidating strong partnerships in the Americas market.

Global Travel Retail Distribution brings innovation to the Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 15/04/16

A vodka bottle with customisable LED message band and a suitcase for safely transporting wines and sprits were highlighted at IAADFS.

Edrington becomes sole shareholder of Edrington Fix Middle East (EFME)

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 14/04/16

MIDDLE EAST. The acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Edrington Fix Middle East will see EFME Managing Director Igor Boyadjian leave his role.

The “ultimate souvenir”: Camus introduces its Destination Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 13/04/16

The collection is described as a contemporary version of collectible Limoges porcelain books, introduced by Camus to the duty free market in the 90’s.

Barton & Guestier goes bigger with La Villa Barton Magnum

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

The French wine company unveiled its 150cl La Villa Barton Côtes de Provences Magnum at last week's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Fraternity Spirits underlines the importance of the Asia Pacific market

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

The company's portfolio for next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition in Singapore includes Ron Prohibido and Ron Mulata, two rums specifically targeted to the region.

Illva Saronno to make fashionable debut at TFWA Asia Pacific show

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 12/04/16

The fashion conscious Italian liquor brand is set to spotlight a selection of wines, Disaronno Riserva and the limited edition Roberto Cavalli Disaronno bottle.

Marie Brizard spotlights new look Gautier Cognac in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 11/04/16

Packaged to emphasise its craftsmanship and heritage, Gautier Cognac is part of Marie Brizard Wines & Spirits' large range to be presented at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Beam Suntory announces launch of twice-barrelled Jim Beam Double Oak

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

The expression will be released in global travel retail in July 2016, and will be exclusively available through Heinemann in European travel retail with a gift bag.

Diageo GTME launches Baileys XC with world premiere in Gebr Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

The premium liqueur extension targeted particularly at women and exclusive to travel retail, delivers a combination of Cognac, Baileys spirit and cream.

Magnum force: Le Clos takes off at Dubai International Concourse D

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 06/04/16

UAE. Le Clos is celebrating record sales for the first three weeks of trading in its store within Dubai International’s new Concourse D. Highlights have included the sale of a US$40,000 bottle of The Macallan ‘Golden Age of Travel’ special edition and a US$25,000 magnum of Château Lafite 1945, respectively.

Patrón Spirits introduces special edition litre bottle in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 04/04/16

Patrón Spirits introduces a special edition one-litre Patrón Silver tequila bottle, new for duty free, at this week's 2016 IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Mamont Vodka unveils revamped tusk-shaped bottle and limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Davitt Report - 01/04/16

The Siberian vodka brand, available in 35 countries, has introduced revamped packaging and a new-look aiming to emphasise its "ultra-premium" quality.

Limited edition Guinness expression debuts at ARI's The Loop

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

IRELAND. Guinness’ first premium beer for travel retail, The 1798 Double Extra Stout, is launching exclusively at ARI's The Loop in Dublin and Cork airports.

René Machon set to leave Bacardi Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/16

Bacardi Global Travel Retail confirms that International Key Account Manager René Machon will leave the company for personal reasons at the end of March.

Bruichladdich launches ‘thought-provoking’ Port Charlotte range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

The Port Charlotte 2007 CC:01 range of single malts pays tribute to the heavily peated spirit that was created in the village on the Scottish island of Islay.

Distell Travel Retail set to unveil new-look Amarula Cream in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/03/16

A revamped Amarula bottle, a selection of Nederburg wines, a specialty Cognac range and rare single malts will all be presented on Distell's stand at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Fukuoka Duty Free Tenjin readies for landmark downtown opening on 1 April

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

JAPAN. Kyushu’s first downtown duty free store opens on Friday; The Moodie Report’s Peter Dowling reports on location from Fukuoka Mitsukoshi.

William Grant & Sons appoints Richard Bush to Americas regional role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/03/16

Former Camus Cognac Area Sales Manager Richard Bush joins the William Grant Global Travel Retail team as Regional Marketing Manager – Americas.

DFS captures travel retail accolade in Icons of Whisky Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

ASIA PACIFIC. DFS Group’s Singapore Changi Airport business was named as Travel Retailer of the Year in the 2016 Icons of Whisky Awards.

Stolichnaya vodka focuses on gluten-free choice in new launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/16

According to the brand owner, Stoli Gluten Free delivers on a consumer need for gluten-free products; it will be on display at IAADFS through Chase International.