Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 21 October 2014

SPIRITS AND WINES

Casa Cuervo creates dedicated global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

Casa Cuervo, owner of Jose Cuervo, is to combine its travel retail operations under the newly created business division Jose Cuervo Global Travel Retail.

Maxxium Travel Retail to close in 2015, Edrington and Beam Suntory announce

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

Maxxium Travel Retail is to cease trading from 1 April next year after The Edrington Group and Beam Suntory announced the end of their joint venture in the channel.

MacDuff strikes Americas distribution deal with Monarq Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/14

MacDuff International has struck an agreement with distribution and marketing company Monarq Group to handle Lauder’s Scotch in large parts of the Americas.

Rémy Martin to unveil Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

The Louis XIII brand is celebrating its 140th year with the launch of the US$13,000 Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Anniversary Edition in Cannes.

Scandlines Bordershop whisky retail concept wins gold at POPAI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The Scandlines Bordershop Glenfiddich Whisky Corner, created by HRG for William Grant & Sons, was named Best Shop in Shop at the annual awards.

Masi Agricola offers exclusive Amarone tasting at New York Wine Experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

The Italian wine producer will showcase four decades of Masi Amarone in a vertical tasting at the New York Wine Experience, which is taking place 16-18 October.

Maxxium Travel Retail hails solid performance of whisky portfolio in 2013

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

Maxxium Travel Retail reports a successful 2013, with stellar performances particularly from its whisky brands contributing to an overall volume sales growth of +2%.

Rémy Cointreau first-half sales maintain downward trend in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

Rémy Martin sales fell -13.4% in the first half of the fiscal year due to continued destocking in Asia, contributing to overall sales decline of -5.6% to €471.8 million.

Teeling Whiskey Company releases new single malt into Irish travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

Teeling Single Malt, the third release in the Premium range of Teeling expressions, is being rolled out at Dublin Airport Authority travel retail outlets in Ireland this week.

World’s first Moët Hennessy boutique opens at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

FRANCE. Moët Hennessy teams up with Aéroports de Paris and LS travel retail to open Les Caves Particulières, a Cognac and Champagne boutique at Paris CDG.

Pernod Ricard turns travellers into polo players with Royal Salute activation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail's latest Royal Salute promotion includes a pop-up store and social media campaign celebrating the brand's link with polo.

US TV personality Lisa Vanderpump launches sangria range in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

The star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has bottled her signature recipe and launched LVP Sangria, made from Spanish rosé and red wines.

DFS boosted by airport operations but LVMH reports Asia slowdown

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, including DFS Group, posted organic revenue growth of +8% in the first nine months of the year.

Ever Rich launches Diverse Flavours wines into Taiwanese duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

South African wine distributor Diverse Flavours has secured listings with Ever Rich Duty Free for nine of its wines, including Cederberg, Ernie Els and Napier.

Diageo begins global roll out of Haig Club after Changi launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

The single grain Scotch whisky will be available in ten travel retail locations this month, with a wider distribution to airports and airlines planned soon.

Camus Wine & Spirits inks deal to distribute Glencadam whisky in the US

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

Camus Wine & Spirits has struck a deal with Angus Dundee Distillers for the exclusive right to distribute the Glencadam single malt whisky range in the USA.

MacDuff International notes increasing sales for Lauder’s Scotch Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/10/14

Travel retail sales for Lauder’s Scotch Whisky grew +70% in 2013 and the brand ranks tenth globally by travel retail sales value in the Blended Scotch category.

Beam Suntory names David Wilson to head Global Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

Former Morrison Bowmore Distillers Sales & Marketing Director David Wilson is named Beam Suntory Managing Director Global Travel Retail, effective 1 October.

World Duty Free Group reveals vibrant new retail arena at Glasgow Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/10/14

UK. “This new store has delivered the ‘wow factor’ and more choice than ever before for passengers," says Glasgow Airport Managing Director Amanda McMillan.

Stoli rules the night with 2014 Night Edition to launch in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

Stolichnaya Premium Vodka is launching Stoli Night Edition 2014, the second in a range designed to target nightlife, at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Symington Family Estates to unveil rare €5,500 Graham’s Ne Oublie in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/10/14

Graham’s Ne Oublie, a limited release Port wine dating back to the arrival of Andrew James Symington in Portugal in 1882, will be shown at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Brown-Forman builds travel retail team with new appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has announced a number of key appointments, effective immediately, that expand its teams in North America and in Europe.

Campari introduces new premium packaging exclusive to travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

The brand’s new packaging concept, with interspersed red axes, was inspired by the creative link between Campari and the brand's birthplace, the city of Milan.

Diverse Flavours to debut Ghost Corner and Groot Constantia wines in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Groot Constantia and Ghost Corner wines will debut at the TFWA World Exhibition, alongside Ernie Els wines and Napier Winery's Napier and Lion Creek ranges.

Former DFS Group drinks supremo John Hoover takes My Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

In the latest edition of our My Wine Journey column we speak to former DFS executive John Hoover about his professional and personal love affair with wine.

Pernod Ricard launches The Glenlivet Winchester Collection inaugural release

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

Eleven of the 100 bottles of Vintage 1964, the first in a series of 50yo single malt whiskies, are destined for travel retail markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.

Stoli and Favarger launch exclusive cross-brand promotion at Zurich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

The activation - the biggest for Stoli with The Nuance Group - encouraged travellers to experience the synergy between Stoli Chocolat Razberi and Favarger chocolates.

William Grant underlines channel commitment as Drambuie joins portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/14

William Grant & Sons has said the differentiation agenda it has pursued in recent years will continue, as it prepares to showcase its portfolio at Cannes.

anCnoc Highland single malt to launch new travel retail exclusives in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Global drinks specialist International Beverage will introduce anCnoc's Black Hill Reserve and Barrow exclusively to travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Disaronno partners with Versace to create second limited-edition bottle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Disaronno has joined forces with fashion house Versace to create a second limited-edition bottle. It will be available in key airports this month.

Heinemann drives Hendrick’s G.O.S.H. activations at Berlin and Copenhagen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Gebr Heinemann has launched a series of promotions centred on the Hendrick’s Gin Oscillating Sensory Helmet (G.O.S.H) at Copenhagen and Berlin Schönefeld.

Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood launches exclusively in European travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Beam Suntory partners Maxxium Travel Retail to introduce the double-matured expression of its Laphroaig Scotch brand across European travel retail this month.

Marie Brizard returns to TFWA World Exhibition with new stand and products

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

French drinks company Marie Brizard is returning to Cannes this year under the Belvédère Group umbrella, showcasing a brand new stand and several novelties.

Waldemar Behn gears up for Cannes with award-winning brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/10/14

Waldemar Behn’s Danzka Vodka and Dooley's Original Toffee Cream Liqueur will be at the forefront of the company's activities at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Cognac Prince Hubert de Polignac auctions off latest creation for €26,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

A Prince Hubert de Polignac demijohn containing ancient Paradis eau-de-vie has sold for €26,000 at the ninth La Part des Anges charity auction.

Gancia sparkling wine cellars added to UNESCO World Heritage List

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/14

The centuries-old cellars of Gancia, the Italian sparkling wine brand, have been chosen by UNESCO for recognition as a world heritage site.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail to pay tribute to Patrick Moran in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail is inviting industry members to join its team in paying tribute to the late Patrick Moran at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

Poliakov vodka to unveil revamped Flavoured range in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/14

La Martiniquaise brand Poliakov vodka will unveil its new-look packaging and revamped recipes for its Flavoured range at this month's TFWA World Exhibition.

MacDuff International to launch Lauder’s Ruby Cask Finish at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

MacDuff International is to launch its latest product, Lauder’s Ruby Cask Finish (part of the Art of Blending range), at the forthcoming TFWA World Exhibition.

Masi Agricola celebrates half century for Campofiorin wine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

Fifty years ago Masi created the Super Venetian Campofiorin, claimed to be the world’s best-selling premium wine without controlled designation of origin status.

My Wine Journey continues with Sri Lanka's son of a preacher man

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

We present My Wine Journey, where travel retail executives talk of their love of wine and its future in the channel. We meet 'The Wine Man of Sri Lanka', Paul Topping.

Triple win for Flagstone Wines in top wine and spirits contest in South Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/14

The premium South African wine brand has won three awards – two Double Gold and one Silver – at The Michelangelo International Wine & Spirit Awards 2014.

Asian duty free liquor volumes tumble in 2013, reports The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

The region lost volume as well as market share during a turbulent year in which sales decreased by -4.4%; the first time sales in any region have declined since 2009.

Ever Rich launches Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Asia first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/09/14

Ever Rich Duty Free is the first retailer in Asian travel retail to launch Bacardi Global Travel Retail’s new Aberfeldy Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Taipei.

Martell partners foie gras house Rougié in Pure Gourmet campaign in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/14

The Martell Pure Gourmet experience has launched in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore Changi airports, featuring a tie-up with foie gras house Rougié.

Grey Goose VX takes flight at Las Vegas McCarran and Los Angeles airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

The new ultra-premium expression combining Grey Goose vodka with drops of fine Cognac has entered Americas travel retail at LAX and Las Vegas McCarran.

The Monarq Group steps ahead with strategy to broaden brand portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/09/14

Monarq continues its strategy of expanding its portfolio by adding a range of brands from the Bacardi stable including Baron Otard Cognac, B&B and Benedictine.

Danzka Vodka set to launch first flavour expansion in ten years in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

Danzka Apple Vodka, which will be presented in Cannes, is the first new flavour for Danzka since the launch of Danzka Vodka Cranraz a decade ago.

John Dewar & Sons unveil ‘Scotland's best-kept secret’ with major new launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Last Great Malts Collection includes new expressions and unreleased single malts from The Deveron, Craigellachie, Aberfeldy, Aultmore and Royal Brackla.

The Moodie Report mounts major drive behind wine in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/14

The Moodie Report today announces The Moodie Wine Project, a major initiative in the travel retail wine category in an effort to champion and advance best practice.