Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 29 July 2014


Bacardi and DFS team up in 42 Below travel retail drive at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered DFS in a three-month promotion for 42 Below vodka at Auckland Airport as part of their ‘Cocktails of the World’ joint initiative.

Bacardi ignites innovation agenda as Grey Goose VX takes off in Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail says the super-premium vodka launch this month is emblematic of an innovation drive bearing fruit across its portfolio.

Bedingham out as Moët Hennessy names Lacave to key Asia Pacific role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Jean-Marc Lacave named President and Regional Managing Director of Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific as the much-respected Mark Bedingham steps down.

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail rolls out Southern Comfort campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/07/14

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail has launched a major summer promotion for Southern Comfort in Europe, with a focus on travellers from the UK and Germany.

Bacardi names finalists for annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

Bacardi has named the six finalists for the annual Bacardi Cruise Competition, which aims to test the skills of leading cruise and ferry industry bartenders.

The Famous Glasgow 2014 brings Commonwealth spirit to Scotland

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

The Famous Grouse has released a limited edition single malt, The Famous Glasgow 2014, to mark its sponsorship of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Zürich Airport welcomes summer with The Nuance Group and SSP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/07/14

SWITZERLAND. The airport has built an attractive seasonal campaign at the Airside Center in partnership with its major retail and food & beverage operators.

Treasury Wine Estates launches Wolf Blass travel retail exclusives

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/07/14

The four wines, each representing a sub-region of the Barossa growing region in Australia, are available exclusively with The Nuance Group initially.

Ever Rich launches Kininvie 17yo as global travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/07/14

The Kininvie 17yo single malt whisky has been released by William Grant & Sons in partnership with Ever Rich Duty Free at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Jim Beam partners Delhi Duty Free in exclusive Bachelor Pad promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/07/14

Delhi Duty Free customers are being offered the chance to create the "ultimate bachelor pad" in an exclusive Jim Beam promotion that will run until end July.

Rémy Cointreau posts quarterly sales decline as Asian sales slow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/07/14

The Cognac and spirits supplier has pointed to continued destocking in Asia as the prime reason behind a -15.3% decrease in sales of Rémy Martin.

Glenmorangie celebrates Open golf major with UK airport promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/07/14

Glenmorangie, the Official Whisky of The Open Championship, has launched a series of golf-themed promotions at Manchester, Liverpool and Heathrow.

Ever Rich launches Glenfiddich’s largest single malt promotion in Asia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/07/14

The single malt showcase, featuring a wide range of limited edition single cask varieties, will run at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport T2 until end July.

I heart wines appoints Red Zero 7 as travel retail distribution partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

I heart wines has signed a distribution deal with Red Zero 7, the new specialist travel retail and duty free distribution company founded by industry veteran Andy Butcher.

Plymouth Gin activation exceeds expectations at London Heathrow T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has adapted the promotion for London Gatwick Airport and Heathrow T3 after the initial campaign beat forecasts by +300%.

Diageo GTME partners with Gebr Heinemann for Smirnoff White launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Diageo Global Travel has partnered with Gebr Heinemann to bring travel retail exclusive vodka Smirnoff White to market at selected European airports.

Edrington creates new global travel retail unit led by Tellis Baroutsis

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Based in Singapore, the new business unit will begin trading from 1 October, and will be responsible for travel retail operations around the world.

Havana Club's Mojito Embassy summer tour kicks off at Munich Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has launched a promotion for its leading Cuban rum brand at Munich Airport with a celebration of International Mojito Day.

Pernod Ricard USA acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Pernod Ricard USA has acquired a significant majority stake in Avión Spirits LLC, owner of tequila brand Avión, from its joint venture partner Tequila Avión.

Treasury Wine Estates commits to growth in Middle East and Africa

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/07/14

Treasury Wine Estates has boosted its Global Travel Retail team with the appointment of Daevid Warren to head up its Middle East and Africa business.

Martini celebrates racing heritage with Frankfurt Airport summer promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/07/14

The F1 racing-themed summer activation, in partnership with Heinemann Duty Free, is timed to dovetail with the peak of interest in the F1 season in Europe.

Bacardi expands the vodka experience with new Grey Goose VX

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail is extending the vodka category with a new ultra-premium expression that combines Grey Goose vodka with fine Cognac.

Katia Egerter joins William Grant & Sons in business development role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

William Grant & Sons has appointed Katia Egerter, previously from Gebr Heinemann, as Business Development Manager within the European Global Travel Retail team.

Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection makes UK debut at Harrods

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/07/14

Mouton Cadet, Official Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup, has launched its limited edition Ryder Cup Selection for the first time in the UK at Harrods in London.

Indian trade body proposes doubling of duty free liquor allowance to 4 litres

Source: Business Standard - 04/07/14

INDIA. Raising the duty free allowance from the current two litres to four would generate an estimated US$125 million in additional sales, according to ASSOCHAM.

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport revamps summer shops and services

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/07/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur has installed new pop-up shops, joined forces with Navibag and created a Nice Access Fast Track pass.

Spey Whisky aims to score in Asia with football icon Michael Owen

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/07/14

Spey is looking to drive awareness in China, and across Southeast Asia generally, via a three-year partnership with the retired Premier League star.

Campari shakes up European airports with Aperol summer campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

Campari Global Travel Retail has launched a summer promotion for its Italian aperitif brand Aperol at Zurich Airport, with a focus on the brand’s Aperol Spritz cocktail.

Jinro maintains top spot in the IWSR’s Real 100 spirits rankings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

South Korean brand Jinro maintained its status as the world’s largest selling spirit in 2013, while Emperador brandy became the second largest brand, according to IWSR.

Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection makes Asian travel retail debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/06/14

Heinemann Asia Pacific will be the first travel retailer in Asia to introduce the limited edition Mouton Cadet Ryder Cup Selection on 1 July at Changi Airport.

Pernod Ricard drives social media engagement with Jacob’s Creek Open

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/06/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe is using RFID technology to amplify the Wimbledon-themed promotion at Gatwick Airport to a wider digital audience.

Heinemann Duty Free opens striking walk-through store at Vienna Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/06/14

AUSTRIA. Gebr Heinemann has opened what it says is Austria’s biggest duty free shop in the airside Plaza at Vienna Airport after a major refurbishment.

Andrew Carter to leave Treasury Wine Estates amid operational ‘step change’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/06/14

AUSTRALIA. Andrew Carter, Treasury Wine Estates' much-respected Chief Commercial Officer APAC & EMEA leaves following major internal changes.

Hendrick’s Gin and DFS open vintage hair salon at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/06/14

Hendrick's Gin has partnered DFS to open a Gin Oscillating Sensory Helmet (GOSH) vintage hair salon at Changi Airport in a two-month promotion until the end of June.

Bacardi opens first airport concept store for Grey Goose at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/06/14

Bacardi and Schiphol Airport Retail have opened the first airport shop-in-shop concept store for leading super-premium vodka Grey Goose in Amsterdam.

Japanese airport retailers assess downtown tax free regulations

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

JAPAN. Japanese airport retailers have reacted cautiously to new government legislation designed to double the number of downtown tax-free stores in the country.

Nuance reveals vibrant retail environment at Toronto Airport T1

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/06/14

CANADA. Nuance has unveiled one of the most striking new airport retail environments in North America, at Toronto International Airport Terminal 1.

Gibbston Valley wines pop up in Queenstown thanks to LS travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/06/14

NEW ZEALAND. "The Gibbston Valley Winery pop-up store goes to the heart of the industry’s ‘Trinity’ ideal," says LS travel retail Pacific.

Le Clos launches Laurent-Perrier limited edition in travel retail first

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/06/14

Les Réserves Grand Siècle, available in a limited number of jeroboams and magnums, has made its travel retail debut with Le Clos at Dubai International.

Shekhar Grover named Diageo Global Travel Best Cruise Line Bartender

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/06/14

Royal Caribbean International's Shekhar Grover won the title at the Diageo Reserve World Class final and will compete for Bartender of the Year at the end of July.

Bombay Amber makes Australian debut with Nuance at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/06/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has partnered Nuance to mark the launch of Bombay Amber, a super-premium extension of Bombay Sapphire, at Sydney Airport.

House of Arras uncorks an Australian winner for travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/06/14

Accolade Wines' House of Arras is looking to expand its travel retail presence following its first listing with Aelia Duty Free at Adelaide Airport.

Żubrówka launches sampling programme in European airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

The Polish bison grass vodka has launched a promotion in Nuance's European airport stores focusing on Lisbon, Geneva, Zurich, Malta and Antalya.

In memoriam: David Lye

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

UK. With great sadness we report the passing of David Lye, a great stalwart of the duty free and drinks industries, who passed away on 6 June after suffering from cancer. May he rest in peace.

Stoli sees +350% sales increase with Heinemann Duty Free in first quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/06/14

Promotions in Heinemann’s German airport stores supporting the launch of Stoli Night Edition have driven sales across the Stoli portfolio by +350% in 1Q 2014.

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific concludes with record numbers from the region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/06/14

ASIA PACIFIC. With record attendance from Asian buyers, the show underlines Hong Kong's status as the Asian hub for the wine and spirits industry, says Vinexpo.

Monarq to distribute Richland Rum in North America and Caribbean duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/06/14

Monarq has been appointed to introduce, market and distribute the single estate Georgia rum in the duty free channels of North America and the Caribbean.

Online voting for Bacardi Cruise Competition fan favourite opens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/06/14

The 25 semi-finalist recipes are now up on, where readers can vote for their favourite to enter the grand final in Miami, Florida, on 4-5 September.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail launches B&B by Bénédictine at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail teamed up with DFS to launch B&B by Bénédictine at Changi Airport in a promotion over the Mother’s Day season last month.

Dufry CEO hails Nuance acquisition as a global powerhouse is born

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/06/14

INTERNATIONAL. Dufry CEO Julián Díaz talks about the impact of the Nuance acquisition, the integration plan and the company's ambitions for category growth.