Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 30 January 2015

SPIRITS AND WINES

From Villa Maria to Voga sparkling wine: Liz Woodland's Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

Industry stalwart Liz Woodland shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Bottega announces new distribution agreement with Interbrands USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Bottega SpA has announced an agreement with newly established Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, exclusive of duty free.

Russian Standard celebrates heritage at vodka-tasting lunch in London

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Russian Standard yesterday (26 January) invited guests to taste and compare six of its vodka brands at a Russian-inspired lunch in Soho, London.

Bacardi partners with DFS in cocktail campaign across key airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has hailed its ‘Cocktails of the World’ campaign, which ran at Singapore, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Auckland and Hong Kong airports.

G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouet now available in Qantas First Class lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail has secured listings for G.H.Mumm Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut in Qantas lounges at Melbourne and Sydney airports.

Rémy Cointreau reports uptick in Rémy Martin sales in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Organic sales decline in Asia Pacific has eased markedly over the past few months, with total 3Q sales reaching €269.1 million and sales of Rémy Martin up +0.4%.

Bols IPO offer period begins; price set at €13.50 to €18 per share

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

Lucas Bols Holding B.V. has revealed an opening price range of €13.50 to €18 per share for its planned IPO, with listing on Euronext Amsterdam from 4 February.

Beam Suntory introduces Kilbeggan 21yo to European travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

The limited-edition bottling of the blended Irish whiskey is the first of two new releases for travel retail and follows the domestic launch of the award-winning 18yo.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

From the Midlands to Montrachet: My Wine Journey with Sharon Beecham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

St-Germain makes US travel retail debut with International Shoppes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched St-Germain, a French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms, with International Shoppes at JFK Terminal 8.

Pernod Ricard promotes The Chivas Brothers’ Blend at key airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail's latest campaign offers passengers the chance to taste travel retail exclusive The Chivas Brothers' Blend at selected airports.

Martell celebrates French ‘Art de Vivre’ with anniversary pop-up at HKIA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

The pop-up space celebrates Martell’s 300th anniversary by offering travellers a multi-sensory experience through the arts of craftsmanship, gastronomy and tasting.

The Trinity Conversations: Accolade Wines’ Rupert Firbank

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. Accolade Wines Commercial Director Global Travel Retail Rupert Firbank discusses the future of wine in the travel retail channel.

The Trinity Conversations: Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s Mike Birch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this edition of the Trinity Conversations, Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch talks about partnerships and progress.

Brown-Forman names Gustavo Zerbini General Manager for India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

As Country General Manager – India, based in Delhi, Zerbini will help to develop Brown-Forman's growth in the region and lead regional travel retail strategies.

Pernod Ricard brings Ballantine’s Blending Experience to Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

The interactive activation combines creative technology with a Ballantine’s tasting, giving passengers the opportunity to assume the role of Master Distiller.

The Trinity Conversations: Treasury Wine Estates' Tom King

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/01/15

In this instalment of The Trinity Conversations, Treasury Wine Estates' Tom King talks about adding US$1 billion in sales to the wine category in travel retail.

Byejoe Spirit of China makes travel retail debut with DFS Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

Byejoe, a reinvention of the Chinese spirit baijiu for the Western market, is now available in DFS stores at San Francisco and Los Angeles international airports.

Edrington and World Equity Brand Builders launch new joint venture

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

Leading spirits company Edrington and World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) today announced the formation of a new joint venture for the travel retail channel.

Lucas Bols plots IPO and listing on Euronext Amsterdam

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/15

Lucas Bols Holding, the owner of brands such as Bols liqueur and Bols genever, has revealed plans for an Initial Public Offering on Euronext Amsterdam.

From Niersteiner Gutes Domtal to Latour ’47: My Wine Journey with Rodger Craig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/15

Inflight Initiatives Director Rodger Craig shares his wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Bacardi hails launch of Aberfeldy Gold of Pitilie 28yo malt whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has hailed the oldest and rarest commercial bottling in the Aberfeldy distillery’s 116-year history: Aberfeldy Gold of Pitilie 28yo.

Incheon Airport hits US$2 billion world record duty free sales

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. With its mega duty free tender just 25 days from closing, Incheon International Airport announces annual duty free sales of US$2 billion in 2014.

Beam evokes Parisian age of Extravagance for Courvoisier launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/12/14

Courvoisier Extravagance joins the brand's existing range of travel retail exclusives and is said to be inspired by the Golden Age of Paris in the late 1800s.

Camus unveils new Elegance ad campaign by Matthieu Forichon

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

The House of Camus has unveiled the 'Moments' ad campaign for its Elegance Cognac range, featuring illustrations by French artist Matthieu Forichon.

Stoli announces new Stolichnaya vodka distribution deal in South Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

KWV will replace RGBC as the exclusive distributor of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka and elit in the South African region, effective 1 January.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka begins distribution in the Philippines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/14

Premier Wine & Spirits Inc has begun distribution of the six-time pot distilled craft vodka from the US in both the on- and off-trade in the Philippines.

Jim Beam Single Barrel marks global travel retail launch at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/12/14

The new ultra-premium bourbon is available for the first time outside the US at the DFS departures store at Auckland Airport for an exclusive two-month period.

Patrón Spirits to mark Chinese New Year 2015 with duty free limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

Premium tequila company Patrón Spirits International has introduced a limited-edition keepsake tin for Patrón Añejo tequila to mark the Year of the Sheep.

Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail launches Martell limited editions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/14

Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail has launched two new Martell limited editions, created by leading designers Jean-Charles de Castelbajac and Jason Wu.

Champagne Lanson promotes gift sets to Zürich Airport travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/14

Passengers travelling through Zürich Airport from 2 to 29 December can purchase one of two Champagne Lanson gift sets promoting its Extra Age cuvée.

Bollinger launches exclusive gift box with World Duty Free Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/14

The gift box features a 75cl bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée and will be sold exclusively at World Duty Free Group retail outlets at 21 UK airports from this month.

So Jennie aims to offer premium and stylish alternative for teetotalers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/12/14

French company Le Manoir des Sacres is introducing So Jennie, a new premium non-alcoholic sparkling drink made from grape must extracts and no added sugars.

WDF Group rolls out Aultmore malt with major UK airports activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and World Duty Free Group (WDFG) have partnered for the launch of Aultmore Speyside single malt whisky, across 23 stores in the UK.

Cyril Camus saluted for contribution to China-France relations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/14

Cyril Camus, CEO of Camus Cognac, is among 50 distinguished people who have been honoured for their contribution to China-France relations.

The craftsman’s view: The Glenlivet Winchester Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/14

As Pernod Ricard Travel Retail releases the first in a new series of 50yo single malt whiskies from The Glenlivet, we speak to Master Distiller Alan Winchester.

Choya celebrates centenary with Gold Edition and Extra Series set

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/12/14

Liqueur specialist Choya highlighted its new super-premium Gold Edition umeshu and Extra Series mini trio set at the TFWA World Exhibition in October.

Seva Group enters into new direct relationship with Diageo in Balkans

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/11/14

The distributor will supply Diageo's duty free portfolio in the Balkans as well as working with the leading liquor supplier to develop new opportunities in the region.

Underberg unveils Asbach freedom brandy and Brasilberg in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/14

Underberg showcased its exclusive anniversary edition Asbach Freiheitsbrand (freedom brandy) 1989 vintage and herbal digestive Brasilberg in Cannes last month.

Absolut colours airports with pop-ups to celebrate Warhol launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

Selfie-taking installations celebrate the launch of Absolut Warhol, recognising the brand's original collaboration with famous pop artist Andy Warhol.

Dubai Airport and Jack’s Bar & Grill to host airside music event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/14

UAE. Emirates Leisure Retail, Brown-Forman and Dubai Airports are poised to host Dubai International's first airside music event, at Jack’s Bar & Grill.

Kevin Baker recalls "extraordinary experiences" in My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

The Nuance Group's Global Head of Liquor reflects on his first wine experience, his finest and many in between in the latest instalment of our new series.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka expands international distribution network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

Starting this month, six new countries will begin distribution of the craft vodka brand in both the on- and off-trade: Guatemala, Korea, Greece, Panama and Costa Rica.

Bacardi launches 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Participants are invited to submit cocktail recipes for the annual event using at least one spirit from the Bacardi rum portfolio. Entries close on 12 January 2015.

New whisky category approach drives single malt sales at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Schiphol Airport Retail has posted +33.8% growth in single malt sales as a result of a new whiskey category approach developed in collaboration with William Grant & Sons.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

Torres wins four golds at Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

Mas La Plana 2010, Grans Muralles 2010, Salmos 2011 and Perpetual 2011 were awarded gold medals at this year's Mundus Vini International Wine Award.

Ballantine’s unveils ‘pinnacle’ 40 Year Old whisky in Asia travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The rare release was launched in travel retail at Incheon International Airport last month, with 32 of the 100 bottles produced allocated to Asian travel retailers.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.