Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 07 October 2015


Dublin Airport marks 75th anniversary with limited edition whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/10/15

IRELAND. Dublin Airport teams up with Powers Whiskey to create the Powers Aviation edition, limited to 176 bottles and exclusive to The Irish Whiskey Collection.

Rémy Cointreau brings Brazilian vibe to Cannes with Passoã offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/10/15

Ready-to-serve cocktail Zombie Fire and Passoã Carnaval, presented in a limited-edition sleeve, are the latest additions to Passoã's product offer.

Bacardi Global and DFS meet for cocktails at Los Angeles International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/10/15

USA. A ‘Cocktails of the World’ promotion highlighting selected Bacardi brands drove sales and brand awareness at Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Chivas Regal unveils travel retail exclusive Scotch collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

UK. Chivas Regal has launched the first of a limited edition collection of ultra-premium Scotch whiskies created exclusively for global travel retail.

Designer Disaronno: Roberto Cavalli limited-edition label released

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

Disaronno targets fashionistas with a new bottle draped in a graphic animal print, inspired by the Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2015 Pre Collection.

Mouton Cadet named as Official Wine for the 2016 Ryder Cup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/10/15

With the 2016 Ryder Cup taking place in Minnesota, Mouton Cadet makes its USA debut at the international golfing event as wine sponsor.

Brown-Forman breaks ground on Irish whiskey distillery at Slane Castle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The official groundbreaking ceremony for Slane Distillery marks Brown-Forman’s entry into Irish whiskey and the opening of its first distillery outside the USA.

Travel retail wines & spirits shows robust growth in 2014, says IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

The value of the global travel retail market for wines & spirits climbed by +7.7% year-on-year to almost US$9 billion, according to figures from The ISWR.

Waldemar Behn presents new flavours and packaging at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/09/15

Waldemar Behn is introducing new flavours and new packaging, including a customised twin pack, for its brands at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.

Accolade Wines appoints Paul Schaafsma as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

Schaafsma succeeds John Ratcliffe who becomes deputy Chairman and advisor on the strategic development of the fast-growing wine company.

H Mounier focuses on three Cognacs for TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/09/15

Maison Hardy launches its Noce d’Argent and the second in a series of crystal carafes by Lalique while Polignac offers what it calls its “finest gem”, the XO Royal.

Accolade Wines introduces Chilean brand Viña Anakena

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/15

A recent addition to the Accolade Wines portfolio, Viña Anakena gives Accolade a footprint in all major New World wine regions.

Treasury chest of Penfolds travel retail exclusives to be opened in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/09/15

Penfolds Cellar Reserve range of five single varietals is described as one of the most contemporary and creative expressions of Penfolds winemaking.

The Macallan ‘reinvented’: Rare Cask Black comes to travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/09/15

It’s ‘dark, smoky and unexpected', The Macallan single malt whisky as you’ve never seen or tasted it before. And you'll only find it in travel retail.

Bottega wins Associazione Travel Retail Italia Producer of the Year Award

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/15

Italian wine and spirits producer Bottega SpA is toasting its recent success of winning the Associazione Travel Retail Italia (ATRI) Producer of the Year Award.

Butlers Chocolates makes time for cocktails at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/15

Gin Martini and Passionfruit Margarita are two of the flavours in a new range of cocktail-inspired chocolates Butlers will display at the TFWA World Exhibition.

The Dalmore opens flagship whisky store with Ever Rich at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/09/15

The Dalmore has opened a flagship store in the Terminal 1 Concourse at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free.

Kevin Baker appointed to lead Marie Brizard’s travel retail business

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

FRANCE. As Global Travel Retail Director, Kevin Baker will create and implement a channel strategy aligned to the spirits company’s 'Back In the Game' plan.

Peugeot promotion steers Kuala Lumpur passengers toward Johnnie Walker

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/15

MALAYSIA. Scotch sampling and education at Kuala Lumpur International highlights a promotion which will see one winner drive home a new Peugeot.

Cointreau puts Blood Orange into bottles (and Cannes)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/09/15

Launched exclusively in travel retail earlier this year, Cointreau Blood Orange is exceeding sales expectations with further promotions planned in key airports.

Metaxa encourages travellers to find their personal 'Spirit of the Sun'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

EUROPE. A summer promotion by Rémy Cointreau GTR in selected European airports matched passenger personality and preferences to a specific Metaxa spirit.

Whyte & Mackay appoints Jonathan Driver as Rare Whisky Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/15

UK/INTERNATIONAL. Jonathan Driver's appointment will add impetus to Whyte & Mackay’s international growth plans for its luxury Scotch whisky portfolio.

Johnnie Walker launches biggest global campaign in brand's history

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

The Scotch whisky giant today embarks on an ambitious global investment to drive its next decade of growth with the ‘Joy Will Take You Further’ campaign.

Party time for Brown-Forman as it takes Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century to Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Determined to spotlight its whiskey leadership and history, Brown-Forman is planning a birthday party to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s centennial year.

Barton & Guestier makes anniversary statement with Héritage release

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

Celebrating its 290th anniversary, the winemaker has released its Héritage label and noted a boom in sales on the key US market.

MacDuff International returns to Cannes with expansion in mind

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/15

MacDuff International has taken a larger stand to spotlight its Lauder’s Art of Blending, Grand Macnish Black Edition and Islay Mist Peated Reserve at Cannes.

Singapore showcase: DFS prepares to host 2015 Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/09/15

SINGAPORE. The retailer will host its fifth Masters of Wines and Spirits collection in Singapore, showcasing over 60 pieces from 47 of the world’s leading brands.

The Dalmore releases two limited edition “showpiece” expressions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/15

The 21 and 30yo whiskies will be available in exclusive outlets worldwide and through selected duty free and travel retailers from September and October respectively.

Accolade Wines adds selection of new brands to its Cannes portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

New offerings from Hardys and recently acquired brands Mud House and Grant Burge will be highlighted at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next month.

Macallan X-Ray Series captures the attention of Asian travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

Campaigns in major Asian airports highlighting the brand’s links to British photographer Nick Veasey increased sales by up to +70%.

Royal Salute’s legacy lives on with new The Eternal Reserve whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/15

Royal Salute's new whisky, The Eternal Reserve, is said to live forever thanks to a special blending technique. The first batch is available exclusively in travel retail.

Bacardi and DFS partner in exclusive Royal Brackla launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

'The King's own whisky' comes to travel retail via three new expressions, exclusive initially to DFS at Changi before being rolled out to the retailer's other key doors.

Gebr Heinemann set for exclusive launch of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/15

Brown-Forman is launching the new Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century through Gebr Heinemann stores at Istanbul, Amsterdam and Frankfurt airports this month.

Sailor Jerry introduces the art of tattooing to Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/15

In a world first, William Grant & Sons and Aer Rianta International have turned a corner of Auckland Airport into a tattoo ‘parlour’ featuring a renowned artist.

Beam Suntory launches travel retail exclusive 16yo Laphroaig

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

The limited edition Islay single malt whisky, celebrating the distillery’s 200th anniversary, is only available in travel retail, at €45 for a 350ml bottle.

Diageo GTME unveils new travel retail version of John Walker & Sons

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

A new 21yo travel retail edition of the John Walker & Sons Scotch whisky commemorates the knighthood awarded to the grandson of the brand’s founder.

Hennessy ranked top IWSR spirits brand with strong travel retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

INTERNATIONAL. Jack Daniel’s, Jameson, Grey Goose and Jim Beam round out the top five in the IWSR World Class Brands list for 2015.

Lagardère Travel Retail – Pacific finds a winner in Airport Millionaire promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

AUSTRALIA. Lagardère Travel Retail – Pacific has just concluded one of the largest-ever promotional campaigns run within the group, attracting 47,000 entries.

Prince Hubert de Polignac partners with The Zon in KLIA promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

MALAYSIA. A pop-up store at The Zon Duty Free Arrivals store at Kuala Lumpur International Airport is offering a gwp and tastings during September and October.

U’Luvka vodka teams up with Haleybrooke International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/09/15

Haleybrooke International to represent the super-premium Polish vodka in duty free and travel retail in the Americas and Caribbean.

Patrón launches duty free exclusive aged limited edition tequila

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/15

Ultra-premium tequila Patrón is introducing a rare, limited edition extra añejo tequila exclusively for sale in duty free: Patrón Extra Añejo 5 Años.

Spirit France's Jean-Luc Lebault to lead H Mounier travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/15

FRANCE. Jean-Luc Lebault has been named H Mounier Duty Free & Travel Retail Director after 17 years in charge of Spirit France's travel retail division.

Pernod Ricard travel retail hit hard by Russian Ruble crisis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

FRANCE. MD Finance Gilles Bogaert characterises travel retail business trends in Western Europe and Asia as “flat”, but says the Americas region is “dynamic”.

Underberg set to spotlight varied liquor line-up in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/15

Herbal liquor specialist Underberg is finalising its product offer for next month's TFWA World Exhibition, which includes a focus on Brazil-inspired novelties.

LVMH signs up former Apple Music executive to head digital ‘ecosystem’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

FRANCE. Ian Rogers was previously Senior Director at Apple following the company's acquisition of Beats Music, where he was CEO.

Russian Standard Vodka wears its art on its sleeve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/15

The third in the brand’s series of sleeves celebrating classic Russian art is inspired by work prized by the Tsars of the Imperial Russian Court.

ARI seeks senior buying managers amid global corporate restructure

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/15

IRELAND. Aer Rianta International has launched a recruitment drive for global category managers, advertising the opportunities through The Moodie Report.

Pernod Ricard reports drop in full-year profits while sales rebound

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/15

FRANCE. Pernod Ricard posts a -15% slide in full-year net profit after being hit by a write-down on Absolut vodka; sales grew by +8% after a 2014 decline.

The Balvenie adds a personal touch and underlines its heritage

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/15

MALAYSIA. The Balvenie underlines the craft that underpins single malt whisky production in an innovative "craft bar" at the country's main gateway.

John Dewar & Sons powers local communities with new Speyside facility

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/15

Bacardi-owned Dewar's underlines its support for sustainable practices thanks to Rothes CoRDe, a project which generates electricity for local communities.