Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 04 July 2015


Ciroc adds pineapple to fruity flavoured vodka selection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

Diageo-owned vodka brand Ciroc has added pineapple to its flavour offer. Promotions at key airports around the world are taking place to support the launch.

Rating the retailers: The Moodie Report ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 is revealed

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to The Moodie Report’s ‘Dreamstore’ 2015 survey, in which the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category. The annual report provides a real reflection of excellence around the world of travel retail today. Our top-ranked retailers for 2015 are: DFS (spirits), FNA International (confectionery) and LS travel retail ASPAC (fashion & accessories) at Changi Airport, World Duty Free Group (beauty) at Heathrow, Gebr Heinemann (wines) at Frankfurt, Dubai Duty Free (tobacco) and Kappé Schiphol (sunglasses).

The Wild Geese Exiles Gin strikes gold at The Spirits Masters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

The Wild Geese Exiles Irish Gin, part of a new trio of spirits which launched last year, was awarded a gold medal at The Spirits Masters series.

Masi Agricola announces listing on Italian Stock Exchange

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/15

ITALY. Masi Agricola claims to be the first premium wine producer to trade on the AIM Italia, the arm of the Borsa Italiana for SMEs.

Choya pursues expansive travel retail strategy, targets Latin America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/15

Japanese liqueur specialist Choya is rapidly expanding the global reach of its duty free business with Latin America the next region in its sights.

Travel retail shines as Edrington delivers strong annual results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/06/15

As a new strategy of taking control of routes to market, including travel retail, prospers, Edrington delivers a sound underlying performance. Travel retail delivered growth in every region.

‘Vodka Gastronomique’ is born as Grey Goose launches new expression

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/15

Next week in Paris, Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Aelia will unveil a global launch for Grey Goose Interpreted by Ducasse, a new expression of the premium vodka.

Chivas Regal debuts latest expression at Mumbai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

Chivas Regal Extra is the brand’s first major new expression since 2007 and is available exclusively at Mumbai Duty Free at Chhatrapati Shivaji International T2.

World Duty Free and Jacob’s Creek host tennis-themed pop-up at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/15

Jacob’s Creek brand ambassador and winemaker Rebekah Richardson appears at Gatwick South to promote the brand's Wimbledon sponsorship.

Sunil Tuli takes expanded role at King Power Group (Hong Kong)

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/06/15

ASIA PACIFIC. Sunil Tuli, Managing Director (Duty Free and Travel Retail) at King Power Group (Hong Kong), has taken on an expanded role at the company.

Pernod Ricard India introduces limited edition Absolut India

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/06/15

The Absolut India Limited Edition, featuring artwork by young local artist Shaheen Baig, is the latest extension of an Absolut vodka line celebrating global destinations.

Diageo GTME makes senior Europe and Middle East appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Dayalan Nayager and Zeina Hatem as its new regional directors for Europe and Middle East & North Africa.

William Grant & Sons names Philip Gladman as Chief Marketing Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/15

Philip Gladman will also be a member of the Executive Board, reporting to Chief Executive Stella David, and will oversee the company’s global travel retail business.

Beam Suntory to launch premium Jim Beam Kentucky Dram

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

The limited-edition Jim Beam Kentucky Dram bourbon will be available exclusively in travel retail from next month, as the company extends its premiumisation drive.

Haleybrooke on apple watch as Ed Brennan firm pushes into travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

1911 Spirits and Haleybrooke International to launch the Brennan family-owned 1911 Spirits in travel retail & duty free, starting in the USA.

The Moodie Report Interview: Beam Suntory's Nick Detmold

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/15

Beam Suntory Director GTR Asia Pacific Nick Detmold outlines the huge opportunity that the channel represents for the company's bourbons, malts and Cognac.

Lindt and Masi partner in Gebr Heinemann cross-category promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

Leading chocolatier Lindt and wine producer Masi Agricola are to partner on an innovative cross-category promotion at Gebr Heinemann stores later this year.

Tullamore DEW releases first ever Cider Cask Finish Irish whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/15

IRELAND. The new Tullamore DEW Cider Cask Finish, now available exclusively in travel retail, is being promoted by ARI at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 until end June.

Pernod Ricard named as Platinum Partner for Trinity Forum 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/15

INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail is named as a Platinum Partner for the 2015 Trinity Forum, joining a growing number of major sponsors.

Tasa Meng secures liquor and tobacco concession at Kaohsiung International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/06/15

TAIWAN. Tasa Meng has won a six-year contract to operate three duty free tobacco and liquor stores at Kaohsiung International Airport, beginning 1 July.

Aelia unveils revamped Lanson Black Label at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

Champagne Lanson is teaming up with Aelia in a series of promotions at Paris CDG Terminal 1 and 2 to support the launch of the newly designed Black Label.

Campari and Imbibe Magazine team up for charity Negroni Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/06/15

Campari and Imbibe's Negroni Week (1-7 June) will see participating bars and restaurants donate a percentage of proceeds from Negroni products to charity.

Beam Suntory unveils travel retail exclusive duo from The Ardmore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

Beam Suntory has added two travel retail exclusives, The Ardmore Tradition and The Ardmore Triple Wood, to the single malt brand's increasingly diverse portfolio.

The Design Solution highlights role in new-look Irish Whiskey Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/06/15

IRELAND. London-based airport retail specialist The Design Solution has hailed the opening of the new-look Irish Whiskey Collection at Dublin Airport T1.

Pernod Ricard unveils The Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

The Glenlivet Master Distiller's Reserve range, a travel retail exclusive collection of three single malt whiskies, will be available from 1 July.

Stolichnaya aims for destination appeal at Stansted Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/05/15

Stolichnaya and World Duty Free Group partner in a high visibility brand-building campaign called ‘The Destination Bar’ at London Stansted Airport.

Quintessential Brands and Monarq strike up new distribution deal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/05/15

Quintessential Brands has appointed Monarq as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in selected Latin America, Caribbean and US markets.

LS travel retail rolls out new shop concept in Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

POLAND. On 1 May LS travel retail opened three new ‘next-generation’ Aelia Duty Free stores in the new terminal one at Warsaw’s Frédéric Chopin Airport. These comprise an 800sq m fragrances and cosmetics boutique, a 500sq m store for liquor, tobacco, fine food and confectionery, and a multi-category arrivals store.

Pernod Ricard releases premium Rioja expression from Campo Viejo

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

Campo Viejo Winemaker’s Art, a 2011 vintage made from 100% Tempranillo grapes, is now available exclusively with World Duty Free Group in UK and Spain.

Star of Bombay activation rolls out across selected Heinemann stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/05/15

The new activation for Bacardi's super-premium gin is now live at Sydney, Frankfurt and Copenhagen airports and is set to roll out in other European doors.

Aelia installs Żubrówka Bison Grass Zone in Warsaw Chopin Airport store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/05/15

The zone brings the Białowieża Forest indoors, allowing passengers to explore the ancient and remote location where Żubrówka originated.

Dream Works reveals new-look Arrivals operation at Yangon Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

MYANMAR. Dream Works, the leading travel retailer at Yangon International Airport, has completed the redevelopment of its liquor & tobacco Arrivals shop.

The Moodie Report: A message to our valued industry partners

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. As The Moodie Report changes ownership, we carry an important message about invoicing and payment to our industry partners.

Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Blue Label boutique at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/05/15

Johnnie Walker has launched its second multi-sensory Blue Label boutique, at Taipei Taoyuan Airport, with a focus on the brand's heritage and craftsmanship.

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel unveil ‘World Class Bar’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/05/15

Celebrity Cruises and Diageo Global Travel Americas have launched the first ‘World Class Bar’ onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, with more such bars to open soon.

Le Clos launches rare Ledaig 42yo in world first for Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

The fine wine and luxury spirits retailer has partnered with Distell Asia Pacific to launch what is claimed to be the rarest and oldest Ledaig ever released, dating back to 1972.

Stoli Group USA names Patrick Piana as Chief Executive Officer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

USA. The North American subsidiary of SPI Group has appointed Patrick Piana to lead the company’s initiatives and brand portfolio in the US and Canada.

The house of Glenmorangie introduces new travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/05/15

Inspired by a monarch's pilgrimage, Glenmorangie Duthac is the first release from the brand’s Legends Collection and available now in travel retail worldwide.

Diageo and DFS open Johnnie Walker House at Changi T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/05/15

SINGAPORE. Diageo Global Travel and DFS partner in the first Johnnie Walker House in Southeast Asia and the seventh worldwide at Changi Airport T3.

DFS opens striking wines & spirits duplex store at Changi Airport T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/05/15

SINGAPORE. DFS Group has opened its spectacular new wines & spirits flagship duplex store – the first of its kind in the world – at Singapore Changi Airport T3.

Live and online: The Moodie Report Print Edition May 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

INTERNATIONAL. Welcome to the digital, iPad-compatible version of The Moodie Report Print Edition for May 2015, available in full – editorial and advertising.

Martell continues tricentenary celebrations with Paris CDG pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

FRANCE. The Cognac house has partnered with Aelia to launch its ‘Art de Vivre’ pop-up at Charles de Gaulle Airport, showcasing four limited-edition blends.

Stoli Group appoints new duty free distributor to drive China expansion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/05/15

Stoli has named Raylook Trading its exclusive duty free distributor for China, Hong Kong and Macau, as it aims to further grow Stolichnaya in the region.

Waldemar Behn to bring Danzka Vodka Apple to TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/05/15

The 40%abv apple vodka, Danzka's first flavour extension in a decade, will be a key focus for the company in Singapore as it looks to build its presence in the region.

Chivas Regal unveils a new, exclusive icon via Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

The inaugural edition of Chivas Regal The Icon will be available exclusively from Dubai Duty Free from May to September, before being rolled out around the world.

The Martin Moodie Interview: Dan Aykroyd's crystal clear vodka vision

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/05/15

Who you gonna call (to talk to The Moodie Report)? Dan Aykroyd of course, star of Ghostbusters and creator of Crystal Head vodka from Canada…

Beam Suntory to launch new Jim Beam Kentucky Dram at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/05/15

A premium bourbon infused with Highland Scotch whisky, the travel retail exclusive will be highlighted alongside Beam Suntory's newly expanded whisky portfolio.

Asian wine shoppers seek greater in-store engagement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/15

Travel retail has a huge opportunity to convert the interest of Asian wine shoppers into greater wine sales, according to research from Treasury Wine Estates.

Diverse Flavours to launch new Avondale and Ernie Els wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/05/15

Diverse Flavours will unveil a new Avondale Navitas vintage and Ernie Els wine collection at this month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

Andrew Peller opens Canadian wine boutique at Toronto Pearson Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/04/15

CANADA. The new T1 store features a selection from Canadian wineries such as Peller Estates, Trius Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Wayne Gretzky Estates.