Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 05 August 2015


Bombay Sapphire plays starring role with Heinemann at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/08/15

AUSTRALIA. Heinemann’s duty free store at Sydney Airport is the Asia Pacific launchpad for a Bombay Sapphire gin line extension called Star of Bombay.

Dewar’s strikes gold with travel retail exclusive at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/08/15

All that glitters is usually gold at Dubai Duty Free and that's certainly the case with the launch of a travel retail exclusive variant of the new Dewar's 15yo.

SPI Group acquires Spain’s Arinzano estate for new wine division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Luxembourg-headquartered SPI Group has acquired the Arinzano winery. The Spanish estate will now form part of SPI’s new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

Wild Geese now easily spotted at Shannon International duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/07/15

Shannon International Airport is stocking The Wild Geese Collection, which includes Irish whiskey, vodka, rum and honey liqueur, in its entirety for the first time.

ARI’s latest liquor concept store aims to change perceptions of rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

CARIBBEAN. A concept store focused on Caribbean rum has been unveiled at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, with an emphasis on heritage.

Red Zero 7 to distribute Hush Heath's sparkling rosé on Saga Cruises

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Specialist travel retail and duty free distributor Red Zero 7 has confirmed a deal to supply Saga Cruises with Hush Heath's sparkling rosé.

Cointreau Blood Orange makes debut at Frankfurt and Paris CDG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Heinemann Duty Free officially launched Cointreau Blood Orange last month with high-profile promotions at Frankfurt and Paris CDG airports, attended by the Master Distiller.

Edrington’s Snow Leopard vodka debuts in Indian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

Snow Leopard vodka has entered the travel retail market in India with a launch at Hyderabad Airport, with part of any profits going toward local conservation projects.

Suntory sells Louis Royer to Terroirs Distillers for €100 million

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/07/15

France’s Terroirs Distillers is to acquire Cognac maker Louis Royer from Suntory Holdings, with the purchase price set at approximately €100 million.

Bacardi and Gebr Heinemann launch Single Cane Estate rums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Gebr Heinemann have launched a travel retail exclusive collection of premium aged rums, available at selected European airports.

Camus introduces Cognac Borderies eaux-de-vie range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/07/15

The House of Camus has unveiled a trio of the rarest crus in the Cognac AOC. The Borderies range is available now in travel retail locations worldwide.

Accolade Wines introduces Hardys and Mud House travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

Accolade Wines has added Hardys Premium Selection Shiraz and Chardonnay and Mud House Hillside No. 5 to its portfolio of travel retail exclusive wines.

Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy team up for F1 campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/15

GERMANY. Heinemann Duty Free and Moët Hennessy have partnered to launch a major F1-themed promotion for Veuve Clicquot at Frankfurt and Hamburg airports.

Cockburn’s celebrates bicentenary with travel retail exclusive gifts

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/07/15

Symington Family Estates-owned Cockburn's has launched limited-edition travel retail exclusive gifts and bottle packs to celebrate the Port brand's bicentenary.

Mohit Lal named Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mohit Lal, currently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard India, has been named Managing Director of Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail, replacing Con Constandis.

Mount Gay Distilleries acquires historical Mount Gay plantation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Mount Gay Distilleries has acquired a 134-hectare piece of land surrounding its distillery in Barbados, with the aim of creating a luxury 'terroir' rum.

The Moodie Report Interview: Edrington moves ahead in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/07/15

Edrington's Global Travel Retail Managing Director tells Martin Moodie about the aims and approach of the company's new global travel retail division, set up last year.

Beefeater makes music at Gatwick with London Sounds pop-up

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

UK. Beefeater is celebrating its British heritage and the best of the capital’s music with Beefeater London Sounds and a new pop-up at London Gatwick.

Treasury Wine Estates launches Penfolds travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/15

Treasury Wine Estates is poised to launch the new, premium Penfolds Cellar Reserve Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon exclusively into global travel retail.

Bacardi launches travel retail exclusive Single Cane Estate rums

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has released Single Cane Estate rums, calling the move a “breakthrough, contemporary innovation in the rum category”.

JCDecaux delivers immersive Absolut Elyx campaign at New York JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/07/15

USA. JCDecaux North America has teamed up with Absolut Elyx to create an immersive brand experience in Departures at New York JFK Terminal 8.

Glenfiddich launches Residence Cask Vintage 1992 with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/15

DFS Changi's customers can buy "their own piece of history", says Senior Vice President, Global Merchandising – Spirits, Wine & Tobacco Brooke Supernaw.

Delhi Duty Free launches ‘lowest prices in region’ consumer marketing campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INDIA. The campaign visuals include comparisons of Delhi Duty Free retail prices for Johnnie Walker Black Label 100cl and ck One EDT with those at Dubai Duty Free, Changi Airport Duty Free and Delhi downtown. Delhi is one of several airports putting benchmark pricing at the heart of its consumer marketing (and, often, contract terms) a subject that will be examined in 'The Trinity Papers', a new series of academic studies focused on key travel retail business issues.

John Dewar & Sons Whisky Emporium shop opens at Taoyuan Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered with Ever Rich Duty Free to deliver the first showcase of the John Dewar & Sons Emporium in Asia, at Taoyuan Airport.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail appoints Talk PR to handle communications

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. Pernod Ricard Travel Retail has announced the appointment of Talk PR to handle its communications in the travel retail chanel.

Aer Rianta International opens Auckland Pier A Departures store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aer Rianta International has brought an open design style to its Pier A Departures store at Auckland Airport, which it opened on Monday.

Saint James rum kicks off 250th anniversary celebrations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

This year rum brand Saint James is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a range of activities, including a week-long programme of festivities in Martinique.

Shaken & Stirred: Bartending trio vie for Diageo cruiseline mixology prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/15

Bartenders from Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises join the final of the world’s largest mixology competition.

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

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/07/15

INTERNATIONAL. How did the world’s leading brand owners rate the world’s leading travel retailers, airport by airport and category by category?

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.