Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 27 November 2015


Marie Brizard unleashes "rebellious" cannabis flavoured vodka

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/11/15

"A rebel in a crowd of ordinary drinks”: Shotka combines the strength of vodka with the taste of cannabis and is targeted at drinkers aged 18 to 28.

Brown-Forman rings the management changes as Tony McIver retires

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/11/15

Tony McIver moves on; Tim Young moves up; Robinson Brown IV moves over. That's the potted story of some important changes at the US drinks company.

Beam Suntory shows brotherly love for travel retail with exclusive expression

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

Company says travel retail is the "perfect showcase to reach committed fans and to introduce exclusive products" such as Laphroaig Brodir Port Wood.

When chocolate meets wine: Frankfurt promotion offers new tastes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/11/15

GERMANY. Gebr. Heinemann joins forces with Lindt & Sprüngli and Masi Agricola for activation featuring live tastings in an intimate bar setting.

Absolut reignites the spark with limited edition Electrik launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Rock down to Electrik avenue: Absolut continues its year-end tradition of limited edition designs with the launch of Absolut Electrik into travel retail.

World Duty Free exclusively launches two Jackson-Triggs wines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/15

CANADA. World Duty Free (WDF) has partnered with Constellation Brands to offer two Jackson-Triggs wines from British Colombia exclusively at Vancouver.

My Wine Journey: Vienna Airport Senior Vice President Adil Raihani

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Adil Raihani shares his passion for Sauvignon Blanc and explains why wine can be a great way to promote regional produce and Sense of Place.

Maison Mumm toasts Melbourne Cup Carnival with high-energy campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

A toast to Mumm: the Champagne house is running a promotion at Melbourne Airport to celebrate its sponsorship of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Martell channels French Art de Vivre with glowing new editions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/15

Lighting up the Cognac offer: Pernod Ricard Asia Travel Retail has launched two limited edition glow-in-the-dark Martell bottles, designed by DJ Etienne de Crécy.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail: Tapping into the potential of premium rum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch says that premiumisation in the rum category can be a “game changer” for spirits in travel retail.

Global spirits consumption set for steady growth by 2020

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

INTERNATIONAL. Data from the IWSR indicates that whisky will overtake vodka to become the second largest spirits category behind local spirits by 2020.

My Wine Journey: Brisbane Airport Corp General Manager Andrew Brodie

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/15

Why a dinner event at the Sydney Opera House involving the sampling of a number of Australian classics was Brodie's most memorable wine experience.

Bacardi GTR launches House of Bombay tasting bar at Sydney

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

Bacardi GTR and Heinemann are inviting passengers to explore the world of Bombay Sapphire through a sampling promotion at Sydney Airport.

Glen Grant and DFS unveil luxury single malt collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/11/15

Taking its name from the Gaelic word for ‘wood’, Glen Grant Fiodh is the first in a series of luxury single malt scotch whiskies created in partnership with DFS.

Bacardi introduces travel retail exclusive Dewar’s Ne Plus Ultra

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has introduced a new travel retail exclusive, Dewar’s 30yo Ne Plus Ultra blended Scotch whisky, at DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits.

William Grant swings into KLIA with ‘Take Home a Monkey’ campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/11/15

William Grant & Sons invited passengers at Kuala Lumpur Airport to 'Take Home a Monkey' during its cheeky campaign last month for whisky brand Monkey Shoulder.

Jose Cuervo strikes a chord with Rolling Stones pop-up unit at JFK T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

An innovative pop-up at JFK Terminal 4 celebrates the role Jose Cuervo tequila played in ‘fuelling’ the 1972 North American tour by the Rolling Stones.

Masi’s Amarone Classico makes Wine Spectator’s Top 10 list

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/15

Masi Agricola President Sandro Boscaini says: “This is the first time that a wine from the Veneto has reached the Olympus of the world’s 10 best wines."

The Spectre of James Bond looms large in travel retail with Heineken

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/15

Spectre campaign features a TV commercial and digital content based around what Heineken says is the world’s first ever selfie from space.

B&G looks ahead to positive future after strong showing in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

Company reports positive travel retail performance and reaffirms its commitment to being a key player in the channel at the TFWA World Exhibition.

Lagardère Travel Retail unveils 'Quintessentially Tasmanian' store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

AUSTRALIA. "The store is designed to stand proudly as the heart of Tasmania, and its offer will be new and innovative," says Development Director Paul Ryan.

Picture Gallery: Grupo Wisa celebrates 'unique opportunity' at Melancia mall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

URUGUAY. We bring you the first photos from Grupo Wisa’s newly opened La Riviera store in the Melancia mall on the Uruguay-Brazil border.

The Moodie Report Interview: Sustaining Patrón’s pioneering progress

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

Patrón Spirits Global Chief Operating Officer Dave Wilson talks about the brand’s resilience in a tough market and about investing ahead of the curve.

William Grant scores at Auckland with Rugby World Cup promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/15

Dubbed the "ultimate activation for rugby lovers", the joint promotion included the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) final in London.

Edrington holds charity bike ride for disadvantaged children in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

SINGAPORE. Donations are most welcome as Edrington Asia-Pacific riders prepare to go the 400km distance in support of charity Child At Street 11.

Gimpo Airport duty free tender likely to take place in early 2016

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/15

SOUTH KOREA. The incumbents' (Lotte Duty Free and The Shilla Duty Free) contracts run until 12 May 2016, meaning another high-profile bid.

DFS Group hits new heights with fifth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

SINGAPORE. DFS Group unveils a stunning collection at the fifth annual Masters of Wines and Spirits, which began in Singapore at T Galleria by DFS.

William Grant & Sons launches new whisky line with House of Hazelwood

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/15

William Grant & Sons family luminary Janet Sheed Roberts inspires the creation of the House of Hazelwood, a blended Scotch that will debut in the travel retail channel.

Bacardi revs up Martini presence at Milan Malpensa Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

Va va voom: Bacardi GTR teamed up with SEA Group and IGPDecaux to run a Williams Martini Racing promotion in September at Milan Malpensa.

Edrington GTR reports strong growth for whisky portfolio in 2014/15

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/15

Business is booming: Edrington GTR has reported double-digit growth in 2014/2015 across all four regions and “exceptional” growth in the Americas.

Teeling Whiskey Company releases limited edition 15yo single malt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/15

Limited to 10,000 bottles, The Revival marks the opening of Teeling’s new distillery in Dublin and the upgrading of its Vintage Reserve Collection.

Le Clos sells rare Château Lafite 1895 at Dubai International for US$17,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

UAE. The magnificent First Growth Bordeaux, one of the few available of such age, was bought by an international wine collector.

SEVA Group set to open first travel retail store on Croatian border

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/11/15

CROATIA. In a major development for SEVA Group, the travel retail distribution specialist is preparing to enter the retail business with a border store at Metkovic.

Beluga highlights two new products and expansion strategy at Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

Development of duty free business across the world gathers pace as an overall sales increase is reported, despite there being a drop in Russia.

Bottega enhances reputation with two major travel retail awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

The Italian winery was named Supplier of the Year at the Frontier Awards in Cannes ahead of stiff competition, and as top producer of the year in Italian travel retail.

Second edition of Destination Wine event to be held in Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/10/15

GERMANY. Fair in Terminal 1 will feature 30 exhibitors and 300 selected wines from vintners around the globe and takes place on the weekend of 7 and 8 November.

Benchmarking index recognises Rémy Cointreau’s CSR achievements

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

FRANCE. Company is rated first in its category in the 2015 Gaïa-Index, and finishes third in the overall rankings for the second year running.

Dufry extends at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport with six new stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

BRAZIL. A first Montblanc duty free boutique joins new Dufry Fashion, Dufry Kids, Delicatessen and two last-minute stores at Guarulhos Terminal 3.

Stoli unveils first new bottle design since 1938 in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/15

It's never too late to change: last week at the TFWA World Exhibition Stoli unveiled the first new bottle and packaging design in the brand's history.

Changi's digital revolution gathers place with online arrivals shopping

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/10/15

SINGAPORE. “The digital revolution has changed the way many browse, shop and purchase products,” says Senior Vice President, Airside Concessions Ivy Wong.

Diageo unveils rare single malt whisky trio in travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

“Some of the world's rarest, most distinctive and most valuable whiskies,” says Diageo Global Travel & Middle East Marketing Director Peter Fairbrother.

Glenfiddich partners with Baccarat for limited edition expression

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

Glenfiddich has revealed a long-term collaboration with Baccarat and created a limited edition travel exclusive decanter for the leading Scotch single malt.

Jameson Irish whiskey introduces the Deconstructed Series

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

Leading Irish whiskey brand launches a new super-premium range exclusive to travel retail, aimed at introducing new consumers to the category.

Le Clos chosen as exclusive partner for unique Chapoutier collection

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

UAE. History in a (very large) bottle as Le Clos unveils a unique collection comprising six Methuselahs of the acclaimed Chapoutier Ermitage 2010.

Scotch recovery continues as Johnnie Walker tops travel retail spirits list

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/10/15

INTERNATIONAL. Top ten in annual IWSR list of travel retail spirits brands remains largely unchanged, with Famous Grouse taking the place of Finlandia.

Multi-talented actors help launch Rémy Martin Cognac’s new global campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/15

Jeremy Renner and Huang Xiaoming are said to embody the philosophy behind the campaign, which celebrates the multi-faceted nature of today’s consumers.

Johnnie Walker brings the joy of giving to travel retail with “big, bold activations”

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/15

UK AND FRANCE. Gifting will be a central focus of a global roll-out of promotions and activations in travel retail which aim to bring joy to the journey.

William Grant & Sons welcomes Russian Standard into its portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/15

William Grant & Sons has announced that Russian Standard vodka will be joining its premium spirits portfolio in the UK from the start of 2016.

Aelia Duty Free introduces three new concepts to Auckland Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/15

NEW ZEALAND. Aelia Duty Free has introduced three new concepts to Auckland Airport: The Top Shelf Bar, Johnnie Walker House and The New Zealand Cellar Door.

CIDF: broadening the appeal of Chinese brands in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/10/15

China International Duty Free, which specialises in the marketing of Chinese brands in travel retail, is targeting new markets and extending its brand portfolio.