Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 28 August 2014


Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

Hardys wines reach milestone with distribution in over 100 countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Accolade Wines brand Hardys has achieved a major milestone with distribution in over 100 countries; Hardys now sells over nine million cases a year.

Drambuie gets ready to debut exclusive limited edition at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The 1L bottle featuring a black and white zig-zag motif will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition, ahead of its release into major airports worldwide.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Strong sales growth for Andrew Peller Ltd as Peller Estates sweeps awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

The company has reported strong sales performance for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, as it celebrates several award wins for Peller Estates Icewines.

Snow Leopard Vodka marks Singapore roll-out with charity bike-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

The ultra-premium vodka was launched by Edrington with an environmentally-conscious delivery by a team of cyclists from Singapore's Cat Welfare Society.

Nederburg Wines selects vintage reds for 40th edition of charity auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Twelve bottles of 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon, made and signed by former Nederburg Cellar Master Günter Brözel, will go under the hammer on 14 September.

Underberg looks ahead to Cannes with a varied liquor lineup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Underberg AG’s portfolio for the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes in October will include a limited edition Underberg gift tin, South African liquers and Austrian wines.

Patrón Spirits to launch artisanal line Roca Patrón at Cannes as innovation drive continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

Patrón Spirits is to launch an artisanal, small-batch line of tequilas under the Roca Patrón name at Cannes, amid a new wave of product innovation from the group.

Bacardi mixes up holiday spirit with Ready to Serve cocktails

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

This month Bacardi is greeting passengers arriving at Alicante, Ibiza and Malaga airports with a pop-up bar promoting its Ready to Serve cocktails.

Black Bottle goes back to black as it celebrates origins with new look

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

The revised look and blend is said to offer a more authentic version of the blended Scotch whisky’s history. A 1L travel retail exclusive bottle will launch in November.

Diageo GTME expands leadership team with new senior directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Peter Fairbrother as Global Marketing Director and Craig Norwell as Strategy & Global Customer Director.

Maxxium announces activations for Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Maxxium Travel Retail and Heinemann Duty Free support Jim Bean Signature Craft 12-Year launch with series of promotions at Frankfurt Airport.

New York court orders Diageo to stop using Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club name; brand owner to appeal ruling

Source: The Moodie Report; New York Post - 06/08/14

In a dramatic blow to its travel retail business, Diageo has been ordered by a New York judge to stop using the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection name.

Hungarian wine brand sales surge with Budapest 'Trinity' campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

HUNGARY. Sales of Hungarian wine brand Sauska surged by +418% in July at Budapest Airport’s SkyCourt, during a month-long Trinity promotion of the range.

Zubrowka launches packaging exclusive to global travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

The Polish vodka brand is introducing a new travel retail exclusive sleeve depicting the Białowieża Forest, home of the country’s bison, from November.

Dreamstore 2014: How the brands rate the world's top travel retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. DFS, Nuance, Dubai Duty Free, King Power (Thailand) and Schiphol Airport Retail earned the major plaudits in this year's 'Dreamstore' survey conducted by The Moodie Report.

Campari HQ staff drive Aperol summer campaign at Milan Malpensa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

The campaign was supported by staff from Campari's Milan headquarters, with the 90-minute promotion generating nearly half of brand's daily sales at the airport.

Flor de Caña set to launch first super-premium aged white rum in duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/14

Flor de Caña Blanco Reserva 7, retailing at US$25, offers “a sophisticated trade-up for super-premium white spirits lovers”, according to the family-owned company.

Bacardi and DFS team up in 42 Below travel retail drive at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered DFS in a three-month promotion for 42 Below vodka at Auckland Airport as part of their ‘Cocktails of the World’ joint initiative.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Bedingham out as Moët Hennessy names Lacave to key Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Jean-Marc Lacave named President and Regional Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific as the much-respected Mark Bedingham steps down.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail rolls out Southern Comfort campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has launched a major summer promotion for Southern Comfort in Europe, with a focus on travellers from the UK and Germany.

Bacardi names finalists for annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Bacardi has named the six finalists for the annual Bacardi Cruise Competition, which aims to test the skills of leading cruise and ferry industry bartenders.

The Famous Glasgow 2014 brings Commonwealth spirit to Scotland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

The Famous Grouse has released a limited edition single malt, The Famous Glasgow 2014, to mark its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Treasury Wine Estates launches Wolf Blass travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

The four wines, each representing a sub-region of the Barossa growing region in Australia, are available exclusively with The Nuance Group initially.

Ever Rich launches Kininvie 17yo as global travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

The Kininvie 17yo single malt whisky has been released by William Grant & Sons in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Jim Beam partners Delhi Duty Free in exclusive Bachelor Pad promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Delhi Duty Free customers are being offered the chance to create the "ultimate bachelor pad" in an exclusive Jim Beam promotion that will run until end July.

Rémy Cointreau posts quarterly sales decline as Asian sales slow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

The Cognac and spirits supplier has pointed to continued destocking in Asia as the prime reason behind a -15.3% decrease in sales of Rémy Martin.

Glenmorangie celebrates Open golf major with UK airport promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

Glenmorangie, the Official Whisky of The Open Championship, has launched a series of golf-themed promotions at Manchester, Liverpool and Heathrow.

Ever Rich launches Glenfiddich’s largest single malt promotion in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

The single malt showcase, featuring a wide range of limited edition single cask varieties, will run at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport T2 until end July.

I heart wines appoints Red Zero 7 as travel retail distribution partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

I heart wines has signed a distribution deal with Red Zero 7, the new specialist travel retail and duty free distribution company founded by industry veteran Andy Butcher.

Plymouth Gin activation exceeds expectations at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has adapted the promotion for London Gatwick Airport and Heathrow T3 after the initial campaign beat forecasts by +300%.

Diageo GTME partners with Gebr Heinemann for Smirnoff White launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Diageo Global Travel has partnered with Gebr Heinemann to bring travel retail exclusive vodka Smirnoff White to market at selected European airports.

Edrington creates new global travel retail unit led by Tellis Baroutsis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Based in Singapore, the new business unit will begin trading from 1 October, and will be responsible for travel retail operations around the world.

Havana Club's Mojito Embassy summer tour kicks off at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has launched a promotion for its leading Cuban rum brand at Munich Airport with a celebration of International Mojito Day.

Pernod Ricard USA acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Pernod Ricard USA has acquired a significant majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC, owner of tequila brand Avión, from its joint venture partner Tequila Avión.

Treasury Wine Estates commits to growth in Middle East and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Treasury Wine Estates has boosted its Global Travel Retail team with the appointment of Daevid Warren to head up its Middle East and Africa business.

Martini celebrates racing heritage with Frankfurt Airport summer promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

The F1 racing-themed summer activation, in partnership with Heinemann Duty Free, is timed to dovetail with the peak of interest in the F1 season in Europe.

Bacardi expands the vodka experience with new Grey Goose VX

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail is extending the vodka category with a new ultra-premium expression that combines Grey Goose vodka with fine Cognac.

Katia Egerter joins William Grant & Sons in business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

William Grant & Sons has appointed Katia Egerter, previously from Gebr Heinemann, as Business Development Manager within the European Global Travel Retail team.

Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection makes UK debut at Harrods

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

Mouton Cadet, Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup, has launched its limited edition Ryder Cup Selection for the first time in the UK at Harrods in London.

Indian trade body proposes doubling of duty free liquor allowance to 4 litres

Source: Business Standard - 04/07/14

INDIA. Raising the duty free allowance from the current two litres to four would generate an estimated US$125 million in additional sales, according to ASSOCHAM.

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport revamps summer shops and services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has installed new pop-up shops, joined forces with Navibag and created a Nice Access Fast Track pass.

Spey Whisky aims to score in Asia with football icon Michael Owen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/14

Spey is looking to drive awareness in China, and across Southeast Asia generally, via a three-year partnership with the retired Premier League star.

Campari shakes up European airports with Aperol summer campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

Campari Global Travel Retail has launched a summer promotion for its Italian aperitif brand Aperol at Zurich Airport, with a focus on the brand’s Aperol Spritz cocktail.