Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 22 September 2014

SPIRITS AND WINES

Diageo settles The Explorers Club dispute with sponsorship agreement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

The Explorers Club has signed a global sponsorship and licensing agreement in a settlement of its trademark infringement lawsuit against Diageo.

William Grant’s opens new €35 million Tullamore D.E.W. distillery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/09/14

Tullamore D.E.W., the world’s second largest Irish whiskey, has marked the opening of its new €35 million distillery in its home town of Tullamore in Ireland.

Denver International Airport hosts homage to craft beer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/09/14

USA. The airport is joining the busy beer festival season, welcoming local visitors and passengers to its own beer garden and brewing exhibition.

Bacardi announces 2014 winner of annual bartender Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

The final of the ninth Bacardi Cruise Competition Bartender of the Year took place on 5 September in Miami, crowning Liisi Kütt of Estonian Tallink Silja Line as winner.

DFS welcomes football star David Beckham in Haig Club launch at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/09/14

David Beckham makes a special appearance at DFS’s Changi Airport store to mark the launch of Diageo’s new single grain Scotch whisky brand Haig Club.

Illva Saronno set to debut in Cannes with new Duca di Salaparute wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

The company will present a range of spirits including Disaronno, Tia Maria, Zucca and The Irishman whiskies and announce a new addition to its spirits portfolio.

In Memoriam: Criollo Supreme Brands Founder & Managing Director Jo Raskin

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/09/14

With great sadness we report the passing of Criollo Supreme Brands Founder and Managing Director Jo Raskin, who passed away on 12 August, aged 62.

Brown-Forman to officially launch Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The new expression will make its global appearance alongside the latest Master Distiller edition, to be unveiled by new Assistant Master Distiller Chris Fletcher.

World of Patria adds single-serve sparkling Moscato to Cannes portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/09/14

The premium spirits and wine distributor will launch its Myx Fusions Moscato - targeted at young female drinkers - into travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition next month.

DFS to host largest and most diverse Masters of Wines and Spirits event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

SINGAPORE. DFS will unveil its fourth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits collection - a showcase for fine wine, Champagne and spirits - in November.

Laying down the Law according to Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/09/14

Diageo Global Travel unveils a series of promotional activities to showcase the Johnnie Walker Blue Label short film The Gentleman's Wager, starring Jude Law.

Courvoisier Extravagance pays homage to the Golden Age of Paris

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Beam Suntory and Maxxium Travel Retail are launching Courvoisier Extravagance, inspired the Paris Golden Age of the late 1800s, in travel retail this month.

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold makes golden debut in Europe through Heinemann

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/09/14

Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey has been launched at Frankfurt Airport with Heinemann Duty Free, initially as an exclusive for the European region.

Dubai Duty Free to give away a kilo of gold in Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The retailer’s ‘Gold Reward’ promotion this month marks the launch of Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey in the Middle East, India and Africa region.

Italian sparkling wine Gancia takes off in travel retail with Dufry

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian sparkling wine's Asti and Prosecco variants are now available at Dufry's airport stores in Basel, Mauritius, Tunis, Astana, Yerevan and Moscow.

Janneau to present limited 50yo vintage Armagnac at TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

Janneau 50yo Golden Age Vintage 1964, the second limited edition from the Armagmac house, will be showcased alongside its new identity in Cannes.

Masi Agricola launches new wine initiative with Nuance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/09/14

The Italian winemaker, supported by Fiat, has teamed up with Nuance Zürich in a joint initiative that invites passengers to taste and buy its wines.

Gérard Bertrand to focus on exclusives and estate wines for Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

The French premium winemaker aims to increase awareness and uptake of super-premium South of France wines in travel retail at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Vinexpo announces appointment of Mathieu Vanhalst as Sales Director

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

Mathieu Vanhalst joins Vinexpo armed with seven years of experience in TFWA, which will help drive Vinexpo’s sales development in France and internationally.

William Grant & Sons acquires Drambuie liqueur

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/09/14

In major breaking news, independent drinks company William Grant & Sons has just acquired Drambuie, one of the world's most popular liqueur brands.

Grey Goose VX marks Asia Pacific debut with King Power in Bangkok

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/09/14

To celebrate the launch, Bacardi Global Travel Retail hosted an exclusive dinner event for King Power’s VIP customers in Bangkok ahead of the airport roll-out.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail launches two sipping rums at selected airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/09/14

The latest launches - Bacardi Reserva Limitada and Gran Reserva 8 Anos Ron - are part of Bacardi's strategy to inject new dynamism into travel retail's rum category.

Bacardi brings a touch of Cuban spirit to key European airports this summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

A Havana inspired bar and Cuban band performances are some of the elements of an activation to support the launch of Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron.

Camus and Ginestet highlight Bordeaux wine appellations with new travel exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

The Collection Particulière by Vinissimes features wines from three of Bordeaux’s most prestigious appellations: Bordeaux, Puisseguin-Saint-Emilion and Medoc.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).

Heineken develops BrewLock system to deliver fresh beer onboard

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

BrewLock is a new draught technology developed to offer cruise passengers draught beer at brewery quality, with reduced logistical and handling complexity.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

Edrington to expand partnership with World Equity Brand Builders

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The two companies are set to extend their partnership with plans for an exclusive distribution agreement for travel retail in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Russian Standard channels baroque style with new St Petersburg edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Russian Standard Vodka has unveiled a limited edition St Petersburg sleeve - a global travel retail exclusive - which will be highlighted in Cannes next month.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Torres goes back to its roots with a new-look revamp of Sangre de Toro

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

Sangre de Toro, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, is experiencing its “second youth” with a brand new design that pays tribute to Miguel Torres Carbó.

Sharp fall in Chinese sales hits Pernod Ricard’s full-year results

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

A sharp fall in Chinese sales (-23%) and an unfavourable currency impact were key factors in Pernod Ricard reporting a -7% fall in sales for the 2013/14 financial year.

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Distell posts double-digit revenue growth as sales volumes grow +3.1%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Revenue for 2014 rose by +12.8% to R17.7 billion (US$1.65 billion) in “a climate of persistently tough trading conditions”, said the South African drinks producer.

Hardys wines reach milestone with distribution in over 100 countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

Accolade Wines brand Hardys has achieved a major milestone with distribution in over 100 countries; Hardys now sells over nine million cases a year.

Drambuie gets ready to debut exclusive limited edition at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

The 1L bottle featuring a black and white zig-zag motif will be showcased at the TFWA World Exhibition, ahead of its release into major airports worldwide.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Strong sales growth for Andrew Peller Ltd as Peller Estates sweeps awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

The company has reported strong sales performance for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, as it celebrates several award wins for Peller Estates Icewines.

Snow Leopard Vodka marks Singapore roll-out with charity bike-off

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

The ultra-premium vodka was launched by Edrington with an environmentally-conscious delivery by a team of cyclists from Singapore's Cat Welfare Society.

Nederburg Wines selects vintage reds for 40th edition of charity auction

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Twelve bottles of 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon, made and signed by former Nederburg Cellar Master Günter Brözel, will go under the hammer on 14 September.

Underberg looks ahead to Cannes with a varied liquor lineup

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Underberg AG’s portfolio for the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes in October will include a limited edition Underberg gift tin, South African liquers and Austrian wines.

Patrón Spirits to launch artisanal line Roca Patrón at Cannes as innovation drive continues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

Patrón Spirits is to launch an artisanal, small-batch line of tequilas under the Roca Patrón name at Cannes, amid a new wave of product innovation from the group.

Bacardi mixes up holiday spirit with Ready to Serve cocktails

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

This month Bacardi is greeting passengers arriving at Alicante, Ibiza and Malaga airports with a pop-up bar promoting its Ready to Serve cocktails.

Black Bottle goes back to black as it celebrates origins with new look

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

The revised look and blend is said to offer a more authentic version of the blended Scotch whisky’s history. A 1L travel retail exclusive bottle will launch in November.

Diageo GTME expands leadership team with new senior directors

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East has named Peter Fairbrother as Global Marketing Director and Craig Norwell as Strategy & Global Customer Director.

Maxxium announces activations for Jim Beam Signature Craft 12-Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/08/14

Maxxium Travel Retail and Heinemann Duty Free support Jim Bean Signature Craft 12-Year launch with series of promotions at Frankfurt Airport.

New York court orders Diageo to stop using Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club name; brand owner to appeal ruling

Source: The Moodie Report; New York Post - 06/08/14

In a dramatic blow to its travel retail business, Diageo has been ordered by a New York judge to stop using the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection name.

Hungarian wine brand sales surge with Budapest 'Trinity' campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/08/14

HUNGARY. Sales of Hungarian wine brand Sauska surged by +418% in July at Budapest Airport’s SkyCourt, during a month-long Trinity promotion of the range.