Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Thursday 05 March 2015


Amber Beverage Group to distribute Beam Suntory in the Baltic region

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/03/15

The partnership will allow Amber Beverage Group, part of SPI Group, to strengthen its position in the whiskey, Cognac and tequila segments in the Baltic markets.

Quintessential Brands Group acquires French spirits company L&L

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/03/15

The acquisition represents another step in Quintessential Brands’ growth as a global drinks business, increasing its global distribution reach in over 30 new markets.

Le Clos secures Glen Grant 50yo exclusively for the Middle East market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

The limited-edition single malt whisky has made its Middle Eastern travel retail debut with fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos at Dubai International Airport.

World of Patria set to shake up IAADFS with new Tofka flavoured vodka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/03/15

World of Patria International will be focusing on its new caramel toffee-flavoured vodka brand Tofka alongside Swedish älska cider at the Orlando show.

Richland Rum racks up gold medals as it plans move into duty free channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/03/15

The single estate Georgia rum, which took top honours in tasting competitions in Spain and China, is eyeing an entry into travel retail with a US airport this summer.

Bénédictine 1868 Gold Medal Limited Edition launches with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/02/15

Commemorating the year Bénédictine won a Gold medal at the 1868 International Exhibition, this new travel retail exclusive made its global premiere at Changi Airport.

Peller Estates launches limited-edition icewine with Nuance in Toronto

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/02/15

Only 1,528 bottles have been produced of a new Peller icewine, Brix 50, harvested at low winter temperatures and available through The Nuance Group.

Diageo Reserve World Class bar drives sales at Beirut Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

The Diageo Reserve World Class pop-up bar at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport drove brand awareness and a double-digit sales increase in December.

William Grant & Sons to showcase retail theatre at IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/02/15

William Grant & Sons will highlight the importance of retail theatre with the ‘Adopt a Monkey’ activation for its Monkey Shoulder blended malt in Orlando.

Edrington WEBB Travel Retail Americas set for IAADFS show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

The joint venture between World Equity Brand Builders (WEBB) and Edrington will present new packaging and products for their extended portfolio in Orlando.

Mumbai Duty Free celebrates first anniversary at Mumbai Airport T2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INDIA. The DFS-Flemingo joint venture is celebrating its first year of operation at Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport T2 with a host of promotional activities.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: All change for duty free at Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. In this week's issue Martin Moodie examines the surprising outcome of the Auckland Airport duty free tender and has reactions from key players.

Beam Suntory to spotlight newly expanded whisky portfolio in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/02/15

Exhibiting for the first time since the launch of its global distribution operation, it will present a portfolio including the recently integrated Morrison Bowmore brands.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label launches travel exclusive Cities Collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

Diageo GTME has released a series of limited edition travel exclusives for 2015 featuring famous cityscapes – the Johnnie Walker Blue Label Cities Collection.

SPI Group names new CFO; Rob Cullins promoted to Stoli Group CEO

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/02/15

SPI Group has announced Rene Lek as Chief Financial Officer and promoted Rob Cullins to Chief Executive Officer of Stoli Group as it prepares for further growth.

Barton & Guestier to unveil La Villa Barton and NectaRose giftpack

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/02/15

Barton & Guestier is celebrating its 290th anniversary this year with a new wine and giftpack. Both will be showcased at next month's IAADFS show.

Mouton Cadet marks Year of the Sheep with Heinemann promotions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/02/15

Mouton Cadet is celebrating its link with the Year of the Sheep – ‘mouton’ is sheep in French – with a series of Chinese New Year promotions at Frankfurt and Changi.

Highland Park completes Valhalla Collection with the launch of Odin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Scotch whisky brand Highland Park has unveiled limited edition whisky Odin, the final variant in its series celebrating the brand’s Norse heritage.

Illva Saronno to present limited-edition Disaronno Riserva in Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Disaronno Riserva, produced by marrying Disaronno with Scotch whisky in oak barrels, will be showcased at next month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Pernod Ricard and Delhi Duty Free team up in shopper giveaways

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

Pernod Ricard's Chivas Regal and Jameson Irish Whiskey brands are offering Delhi Duty Free shoppers the chance to win a luxury watch and a Harley-Davidson.

Waldemar Behn names Tito Gonzalez as Regional Director Latin America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/02/15

German drinks company Waldemar Behn has appointed Ricardo ‘Tito’ Gonzalez to head up the Latin America and Caribbean division, effective 1 March.

Cointreau Blood Orange launches as travel retail exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Described as a new twist on the Cointreau signature, this new expression targets women and will be revealed at next month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

From South Africa to Australia: My Wine Journey with Andrew Gardiner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/02/15

Melbourne Airport's Andrew Gardiner shares his wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Diageo GTME unveils John Walker & Sons King George V limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has released a limited edition design of its John Walker & Sons King George V blended Scotch whisky as a travel retail exclusive.

Le Clos toasts the Year of the Goat with Château Rothschild promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Le Clos is offering shoppers at Dubai International Airport a chance to win a Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 Jeroboam worth AED42,000 (US$11,400).

Pernod Ricard first-half sales hampered by later Chinese New Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

H1 sales are up +1% year-on-year (+2% when restated for Chinese New Year), driven by a strong travel retail performance and a "gradual" improvement in China.

The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliot Erwitt Edition makes airport debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/02/15

Edrington Asia Travel Retail has launched 134 units of The Macallan Masters of Photography: Elliot Erwitt Edition at airports in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Accolade adds to New World offer with Grant Burge Wines acquisition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/02/15

Accolade Wines has further boosted its New World portfolio with the acquisition of iconic Barossa Valley brand Grant Burge Wines.

Rémy Martin Cellar Master’s Selection makes debut in Asian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/02/15

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail has launched the first two expressions of the Rémy Martin Cellar Master’s Selection with DFS at Hong Kong International Airport.

Champagne Drappier appoints Red Zero 7 as distribution partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

The boutique Champagne producer has signed an agreement with Red Zero 7 for worldwide distribution throughout the travel retail and duty free channel.

Five finalists shortlisted for 2015 Bacardi Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has unveiled the five finalists – shortlisted from over 2,500 entries – for the 2015 Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year.

Stoli Group to bring latest Stolichnaya and elit launches to Orlando

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/02/15

Stoli Group will present the Stoli Night Edition 2014 and the Andean Edition of its elit pristine water series at next month’s IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Bacardi marks 153rd year with bold new look for bestselling rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

The new bottle and label – the first packaging update for Bacardi rum in over a decade – will be available in travel retail from April 2015 as part of a global roll-out.

Beam Suntory to launch aged single grain whiskey from Kilbeggan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/15

Following the release of the Kilbeggan 21yo, Beam Suntory is set to launch Kilbeggan 8yo Single Grain Irish Whiskey across European travel retail this month.

Currency impact and geopolitics dampen DFS performance in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/15

INTERNATIONAL. The LVMH Selective Retailing division, which includes DFS Group, has reported a +7% rise in revenues but a -3% dip in profits in 2014.

Distell named Distiller of the Year by Whisky Magazine

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

South Africa's Distell has won 'Distiller of the Year' in Whisky Magazine's 2015 Icons of Whisky, competing against producers from outside Scotland and the US.

Hendrick’s Gin offers Changi travellers a ‘mindblowing’ experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

William Grant & Sons is introducing the Hendrick's Gin 'Manipulatory and Invasive Neural Distorter' (MIND) Blower in a quirky new promotion at Changi Airport.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label launches 2015 limited-edition into duty free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/15

Diageo GTME has released a number of Johnnie Walker Blue Label 2015 limited-edition bottles into duty free locations globally for a restricted period only.

The Front Line: Hailing the best in travel retail customer service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The Moodie Report and ARI are delighted to present recent highlights from our column championing consumer service in travel retail.

From Villa Maria to Voga sparkling wine: Liz Woodland's Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

Industry stalwart Liz Woodland shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Bottega announces new distribution agreement with Interbrands USA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Bottega SpA has announced an agreement with newly established Interbrands USA to distribute its portfolio to the cruise industry, exclusive of duty free.

Russian Standard celebrates heritage at vodka-tasting lunch in London

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

Russian Standard yesterday (26 January) invited guests to taste and compare six of its vodka brands at a Russian-inspired lunch in Soho, London.

Bacardi partners with DFS in cocktail campaign across key airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has hailed its ‘Cocktails of the World’ campaign, which ran at Singapore, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Auckland and Hong Kong airports.

G.H.Mumm and Perrier-Jouet now available in Qantas First Class lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Pernod Ricard Pacific Travel Retail has secured listings for G.H.Mumm Rosé and Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut in Qantas lounges at Melbourne and Sydney airports.

Rémy Cointreau reports uptick in Rémy Martin sales in third quarter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

Organic sales decline in Asia Pacific has eased markedly over the past few months, with total 3Q sales reaching €269.1 million and sales of Rémy Martin up +0.4%.

Bols IPO offer period begins; price set at €13.50 to €18 per share

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

Lucas Bols Holding B.V. has revealed an opening price range of €13.50 to €18 per share for its planned IPO, with listing on Euronext Amsterdam from 4 February.

Beam Suntory introduces Kilbeggan 21yo to European travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

The limited-edition bottling of the blended Irish whiskey is the first of two new releases for travel retail and follows the domestic launch of the award-winning 18yo.

The Trinity Conversations: Russian Standard's Andrew Notcutt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of our video series, Russian Standard Global Travel Retail Marketing Director Andrew Notcutt talks about the vodka company's progress in the channel.

From the Midlands to Montrachet: My Wine Journey with Sharon Beecham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

St-Germain makes US travel retail debut with International Shoppes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched St-Germain, a French liqueur made from hand-picked elderflower blossoms, with International Shoppes at JFK Terminal 8.