Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 26 May 2015


Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Blue Label boutique at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Johnnie Walker has launched its second multi-sensory Blue Label boutique, at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, with a focus on the brand's heritage and craftsmanship.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

The house of Glenmorangie introduces new travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

Inspired by a monarch's pilgrimage, Glenmorangie Duthac is the first release from the brand’s Legends Collection and available now in travel retail worldwide.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

DFS opens striking wines & spirits duplex store at Changi Airport T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

SINGAPORE. DFS Group has opened its spectacular new wines & spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Martell continues tricentenary celebrations with Paris CDG pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

FRANCE. The Cognac house has partnered with Aelia to launch its ‘Art de Vivre’ pop-up at Charles de Gaulle Airport, showcasing four limited-edition blends.

Stoli Group appoints new duty free distributor to drive China expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

Stoli has named Raylook Trading its exclusive duty free distributor for China, Hong Kong and Macau, as it aims to further grow Stolichnaya in the region.

Waldemar Behn to bring Danzka Vodka Apple to TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

The 40%abv apple vodka, Danzka's first flavour extension in a decade, will be a key focus for the company in Singapore as it looks to build its presence in the region.

Chivas Regal unveils a new, exclusive icon via Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

The inaugural edition of Chivas Regal The Icon will be available exclusively from Dubai Duty Free from May to September, before being rolled out around the world.

The Martin Moodie Interview: Dan Aykroyd's crystal clear vodka vision

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

Who you gonna call (to talk to The Moodie Report)? Dan Aykroyd of course, star of Ghostbusters and creator of Crystal Head vodka from Canada…

Beam Suntory to launch new Jim Beam Kentucky Dram at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

A premium bourbon infused with Highland Scotch whisky, the travel retail exclusive will be highlighted alongside Beam Suntory's newly expanded whisky portfolio.

Asian wine shoppers seek greater in-store engagement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/15

Travel retail has a huge opportunity to convert the interest of Asian wine shoppers into greater wine sales, according to research from Treasury Wine Estates.

Diverse Flavours to launch new Avondale and Ernie Els wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/15

Diverse Flavours will unveil a new Avondale Navitas vintage and Ernie Els wine collection at this month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Andrew Peller opens Canadian wine boutique at Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. The new T1 store features a selection from Canadian wineries such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Wayne Gretzky Estates.

Brown-Forman to launch Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

Headlining Brown-Forman’s North American whiskey showcase in Singapore, Sinatra Century is a 100-proof whiskey marking Frank Sinatra’s centennial year.

Hotel Shilla names Raelene Johnson Vice President Merchandising

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

SOUTH KOREA. Former Nuance Group President Roberto Graziani's influence to the fore as Shilla appoints highly regarded ex-Nuance executive Raelene Johnson.

Traveller's Trove spotlights new confectionery and Cognac brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/04/15

Traveller's Trove will be returning to the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next month where it will present its Biscuiterie Desobry, Bruyerre and Léopold Raffin brands.

Absolut vodka makes a bold new statement with bottle redesign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Absolut has engaged a group of creatives to design the new bottle, which features an updated two-line logo, redesigned medallion, new script and a brand signifier.

Distell gears up for further growth with two new key appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

Richard Trimby succeeds Marius Fouché as Managing Director Global Travel Retail as Fouché takes on the newly created role of Distell Taiwan Managing Director.

JR/Duty Free opens newly expanded store at Darwin International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/04/15

AUSTRALIA. Redeveloped as part of Darwin’s terminal expansion project, the new space is double the size of the old store and offers a larger product range.

Camus to unveil Extra Dark & Intense Cognac at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

Retailing at US$480, the new expression is described as a more aromatic and intense version of the original Camus Extra Elegance, and features a golden bung.

Hooghoudt offers a taste of Dutch history with De Borgen jenever range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/04/15

Noting an increasing interest in gin, the Dutch distiller is launching its artisanal jenever series on the global market, targeting travellers and top bartenders.

Bacardi launches John Dewar & Sons Fine Whisky Emporium in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/04/15

FRANCE. The concept will give travellers through Paris Charles De Gaulle and Orly South the opportunity to experience the Dewar's whisky portfolio.

Hennessy joins forces with EDA Australasia in new POS solution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

Hennessy has teamed up with retail merchandising company EDA Australasia in a new POS approach to drive sales and educate shoppers on its products.

Pernod Ricard third-quarter sales see uplift from Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Sales grew organically by +7% in 3Q 2014/15 (+2% for the nine months), buoyed by a stable performance in China during the Chinese New Year.

Appleton Estate debuts new variant naming classification and packaging

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has renamed the three core variants of its premium rum range as it introduces a new packaging design to reflect its heritage.

Brown-Forman and Patrón Spirits blaze tequila trail in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Last month Brown-Forman and Patrón hosted a media visit to Mexico, to tell the story of their respective upscale tequilas – and their potential within travel retail.

MacDuff to present new Grand Macnish expressions in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

MacDuff International will showcase the new 6 Cask Edition and Black Edition from Scotch whisky brand Grand Macnish at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition next month.

Snow Leopard Vodka targets Asian travel retail with airport promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/04/15

Edrington Asia Travel Retail is giving away a hand-woven snow leopard ornament with every purchase of Snow Leopard Vodka at selected Asian airports.

Diageo invites Taoyuan travellers into its Johnnie Walker House

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/04/15

TAIWAN. Diageo has released further details of its Johnnie Walker House, which opened officially at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport in September.

Metaxa unveils Angels’ Treasure and Greek Honey at cellar experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

Rémy Cointreau GTR and Metaxa hosted media guests this week in Athens where it revealed the travel retail exclusive Angels' Treasure and Greek Honey editions.

My Wine Journey: Wine critic and musician Billy Norman

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. Billy Norman shares his wine reviews and experiences in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Heinemann Duty Free presents Hennessy Time Barrel promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

Hennessy and Heinemann Duty Free have partnered for a major promotion at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports to mark the Cognac house’s 250th anniversary.

Lanson adds a touch of rose with 2015 Pink Label limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/04/15

The Champagne house has launched the fourth limited edition of its Pink Label bottle, called La Vie en Rose, in a promotion at Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Deau Cognac to build regional base at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

The family-owned brand will showcase its range of Cognac products at the TFWA Asia Pacific show as it seeks to position itself as an "alternative" in travel retail.

Martell names Diane Kruger ambassador of tercentenary celebrations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

Martell Cognac has named actress and Francophile Diane Kruger as its ambassador for the brand’s 300th anniversary, taking place this year.

Sustainable profitability remains top priority for retailers and suppliers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/15

CANADA. The Advantage Group International has unveiled findings from the 2014 Advantage Report – Travel Retail, identifying key retailer/supplier priorities.

Global Spirits USA names Julius Criscione Managing Director Americas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

USA. Global Spirits has established an Americas business unit as it seeks to expand its global presence, appointing Julius Criscione to a key management role.

International Beverage focuses on gifting opportunity in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

The spirits company will introduce new gift packs and travel retail exclusives for its Hankey Bannister, Phraya and Caorunn brands at the TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Rossi D’Asiago to make Singapore debut with Antica Sambuca

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Looking to expand distribution in the region, the Italian distiller will showcase its Antica brand of hand-crafted sambuca at its first TFWA Asia Pacific appearance.

Spirit France to introduce Armagnac Janneau VSOP in PET flask

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/15

Adapted for the duty free and travel retail market, the new product is part of the Spirit France portfolio for next month’s TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition in Singapore.

Bombay Sapphire launches super-premium gin Star of Bombay

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/15

The new super-premium gin Star Bombay will make its travel retail debut this month at Gebr Heinemann stores at Sydney Airport. It will retail at US$50.50.

Amarula partners with Goldkenn to launch charity chocolate bar

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

Distell-owned Amarula has partnered with Goldkenn to produce a chocolate bar filled with the popular liqueur. All proceeds from sales will go to the Amarula Trust.

Botrán celebrates 75th anniversary with new marketing campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

As part of Casa Botrán's 75th anniversary activities the brand unveiled a new communication campaign and duty free exclusive pack in Orlando last month.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Tornado time in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

INTERNATIONAL. We examine the repercussions of Dufry’s industry-changing buy-out of World Duty Free Group, assessing industry reaction and examining an impressive acquisition record.