Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 02 April 2015


Meininger Awards honour top names in wine and spirits sector

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/15

The Baron Philippe de Rothschild family has been named 'Wine Family of the Year'. Other winners include Accolade Wines and Masi Agricola President Sandro Boscaini.

ETRC renews its commitment to European Alcohol and Health Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

EUROPE. ETRC has renewed its membership to the European Alcohol and Health Forum, a stakeholders’ platform set up to tackle alcohol-related harm.

Pernod Ricard India announces winner of Mumbai Duty Free whisky promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 31/03/15

INDIA. Kunal Mehta took home a luxury BMW 320 D Sport Line after a lucky draw ended a promotion of Pernod Ricard's whisky brands at Mumbai Duty Free.

Gebr Heinemann acquires 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/15

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group sells a 60% stake in Schiphol Airport Retail to Gebr Heinemann, forging a joint venture at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

Bacardi names Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

Holland America’s Gerome Firmalo has won the Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year award for 2015, in a contest against 2,500 industry entrants.

Macintyre Scott Xtra to supply liquor to P&O Cruises’ Britannia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/15

UK. Travel retail specialist Macintyre Scott Xtra will supply five gins and 30 British bottled beers as part of a new deal for P&O Cruises’ newest ship, Britannia.

Newly established Global Brand Equity Solutions gears up for IAADFS debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Founded by industry veteran Jorge C Galbis, the company will showcase five brands, including Khortytsa Platinum Vodka and MB Miami Beach Suncare.

Spirits group Edrington creates new European travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/03/15

Spirits company Edrington has announced the creation of Edrington European Travel Retail, replacing its joint venture with Beam Suntory, Maxxium Travel Retail.

Illva Saronno names Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Italian spirits company Illva Saronno, owner of the Disaronno and Tia Maria brands, has named Martin Howey as Global Travel Retail Director, effective immediately.

Mike Birch: Tang represents Chinese ‘luxury opportunity’ for Bacardi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/15

Tang, Bacardi’s new green tea leaf spirit, is “an incremental luxury opportunity” for the Chinese market, says Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch.

Bacardi launches green tea leaf spirit Tang with DFS in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Bacardi has launched Tang, a new spirit distilled entirely from green tea leaves, with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport the initial exclusive retail partner.

Chablis to Craggy Range: Martin Moodie looks back on an epic Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie features in the latest instalment of our popular column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Rémy Cointreau GTR creates bespoke Rémy Martin Cognac for DFS

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail and DFS Group celebrate their partnership with the launch of Rémy Martin XO Touzac, created exclusively for the travel retailer.

Brown-Forman names Marshall Farrer to head global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

Marshall Farrer has been named as Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail Managing Director. He will replace Jim Perry, who expands his emerging markets role.

La Martiniquaise unveils new designs for Porto Cruz and Label 5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

La Martiniquaise will be showcasing updated designs and initiatives for its Porto Cruz and Label 5 brands at next week's IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

The Moodie Report e-Zine Issue 159: A dash of daring in Dublin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this issue we're on location as ARI opens its first walk-through airport store in Ireland. Plus you'll find the latest edition of The Foodie Report.

Bottega SpA eyes the Caribbean market with new products in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/15

Underlining the increasing importance of the IAADFS show to its Caribbean expansion, Bottega SpA will unveil a new addition to its Bottega Rose Gold range.

Constellation Brands names Mandy So to key travel retail role in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/03/15

Constellation Brands has named Mandy So as Global Travel Retail (GTR) Regional Manager for Asia, based in Hong Kong and reporting to GTR Director Randy Dufour.

Brown-Forman adds zest to Southern Comfort with Blood Orange flavour

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

Brown-Forman Travel Retail will present Southern Comfort Blood Orange – the liqueur’s first global travel retail exclusive flavour – at this month’s Orlando show.

Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka begins sampling campaign at airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/03/15

The Polish bison grass vodka has launched sampling activities at Gatwick and Manchester airports, with further promotions planned for the Americas and Europe.

ARI unveils stunning Dublin Airport Terminal 1 walk-through store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/03/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has unveiled a high-quality new walk-through retail environment at Dublin Airport T1, following an €8 million investment.

Monarq Group to spotlight newly expanded portfolio at IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/03/15

Monarq will return to Orlando this year with a broadened portfolio following the addition of new brands from the Bacardi stable, such as B&B, Bénédictine and Cazadores.

Beluga vodka pays tribute to Siberian distillery with new edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/03/15

The premium Russian vodka brand will highlight its Noble Jubilee range in Orlando, created in celebration of the 115th anniversary of the Mariinsk Distillery.

Delhi Duty Free launches Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold in India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

Brown-Forman Travel Retail's latest addition to its Jack Daniel's portfolio is poised to make its Indian travel retail debut this month with Delhi Duty Free.

The Moodie Report Interview: DFS Group's sharp new look at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/03/15

USA. DFS North America Managing Director Polly Nelson talks about the retailer's duty free operation at New York JFK T4, following a major investment.

Pernod Ricard creates buzz in travel retail with Absolut Honey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/03/15

Absolut’s latest travel retail exclusive flavour has rolled out at DFS Changi Airport, speaking directly to travellers with the slogan 'Honey, I’m coming home'.

From Austria to Australia: My Wine journey with Jasmine Bingemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/03/15

James Richardson Corporation’s Jasmine Bingemann shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Amber Beverage Group to distribute Beam Suntory in the Baltic region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

The partnership will allow Amber Beverage Group, part of SPI Group, to strengthen its position in the whiskey, Cognac and tequila segments in the Baltic markets.

Quintessential Brands Group acquires French spirits company L&L

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

The acquisition represents another step in Quintessential Brands’ growth as a global drinks business, increasing its global distribution reach in over 30 new markets.

Le Clos secures Glen Grant 50yo exclusively for the Middle East market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

The limited-edition single malt whisky has made its Middle Eastern travel retail debut with fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos at Dubai International Airport.

World of Patria set to shake up IAADFS with new Tofka flavoured vodka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

World of Patria International will be focusing on its new caramel toffee-flavoured vodka brand Tofka alongside Swedish älska cider at the Orlando show.

Richland Rum racks up gold medals as it plans move into duty free channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/15

The single estate Georgia rum, which took top honours in tasting competitions in Spain and China, is eyeing an entry into travel retail with a US airport this summer.

Bénédictine 1868 Gold Medal Limited Edition launches with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/15

Commemorating the year Bénédictine won a Gold medal at the 1868 International Exhibition, this new travel retail exclusive made its global premiere at Changi Airport.

Peller Estates launches limited-edition icewine with Nuance in Toronto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Only 1,528 bottles have been produced of a new Peller icewine, Brix 50, harvested at low winter temperatures and available through The Nuance Group.

Diageo Reserve World Class bar drives sales at Beirut Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

The Diageo Reserve World Class pop-up bar at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport drove brand awareness and a double-digit sales increase in December.

William Grant & Sons to showcase retail theatre at IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

William Grant & Sons will highlight the importance of retail theatre with the ‘Adopt a Monkey’ activation for its Monkey Shoulder blended malt in Orlando.

Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas set for IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

The joint venture between World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) and Edrington will present new packaging and products for their extended portfolio in Orlando.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

Beam Suntory to spotlight newly expanded whisky portfolio in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Exhibiting for the first time since the launch of its global distribution operation, it will present a portfolio including the recently integrated Morrison Bowmore brands.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label launches travel exclusive Cities Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Diageo GTME has released a series of limited edition travel exclusives for 2015 featuring famous cityscapes – the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Cities Collection.

SPI Group names new CFO; Rob Cullins promoted to Stoli Group CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SPI Group has announced Rene Lek as Chief Financial Officer and promoted Rob Cullins to Chief Executive Officer of Stoli Group as it prepares for further growth.

Barton & Guestier to unveil La Villa Barton and NectaRose giftpack

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

Barton & Guestier is celebrating its 290th anniversary this year with a new wine and giftpack. Both will be showcased at next month's IAADFS show.

Mouton Cadet marks Year of the Sheep with Heinemann promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Mouton Cadet is celebrating its link with the Year of the Sheep – ‘mouton’ is sheep in French – with a series of Chinese New Year promotions at Frankfurt and Changi.

Highland Park completes Valhalla Collection with the launch of Odin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Scotch whisky brand Highland Park has unveiled limited edition whisky Odin, the final variant in its series celebrating the brand’s Norse heritage.

Illva Saronno to present limited-edition Disaronno Riserva in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Disaronno Riserva, produced by marrying Disaronno with Scotch whisky in oak barrels, will be showcased at next month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Pernod Ricard and Delhi Duty Free team up in shopper giveaways

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal and Jameson Irish Whiskey brands are offering Delhi Duty Free shoppers the chance to win a luxury watch and a Harley-Davidson.

Waldemar Behn names Tito Gonzalez as Regional Director Latin America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

German drinks company Waldemar Behn has appointed Ricardo ‘Tito’ Gonzalez to head up the Latin America and Caribbean division, effective 1 March.

Cointreau Blood Orange launches as travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Described as a new twist on the Cointreau signature, this new expression targets women and will be revealed at next month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

From South Africa to Australia: My Wine Journey with Andrew Gardiner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Melbourne Airport's Andrew Gardiner shares his wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.