Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 18 April 2015


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.

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.

William Grant & Sons appoints new Category Marketing Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/15

With its sights set on becoming category leader for single malts in travel retail, William Grant has named Sarah Catton as its first Category Marketing Manager.

Bacardi GTR brings Craigellachie heritage to life at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/04/15

The month-long campaign at Taoyuan Airport focuses on the worm-tub process used in the crafting of Craigellachie Speyside single malt Scotch whisky.

ByeJoe brings spirit of China to IAADFS Duty Free Show in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

Spirits company ByeJoe presented its customised version of the Chinese alcoholic beverage Baijiu at last week’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Karma Tequila to expand in travel retail following IAADFS debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/15

The company aims to extend the travel retail listings for its 100% blue agave tequila across key growth areas, including Asian and South American markets.

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.