Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Saturday 06 February 2016


Growth in rare whisky market in 2015 exceeded all forecasts, says analyst

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/02/16

INTERNATIONAL. Rare whisky “significantly outperformed” many other asset classes – including wine and gold – to record a strong year in 2015.

Bacardi launches limited edition Grey Goose at Dubai Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

Aiming to drive incremental sales in the gifting sector, Bacardi Global Travel Retail has introduced a limited edition Grey Goose bottle, available at Dubai Duty Free.

Justin Weston and Ian Taylor leave key travel retail roles at William Grant

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/02/16

Major changes within William Grant & Sons' travel retail division as Managing Director Justin Weston and Head of Marketing Ian Taylor move on.

Shilla IPark Duty Free targets US$1 billion in sales within five years

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/02/16

SOUTH KOREA. The new Shilla IPark Duty Free will hit US$500 million in first-year sales and US$1 billion in annual sales within five years, says the company.

Accolade Wines brings category stage promotion to Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/02/16

Accolade Wines brands Hardys, Grant Burge and Houghton are taking centre stage in a two-month promotion with Heinemann at Sydney Airport.

Underberg adds a touch of spice to its new Asbach edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/02/16

Underberg's latest creation Asbach Fire, spiced with cinnamon and chili, is targetted at younger people who “like the taste of brandy and new creations”.

Bacardi GTR in major category initiative with ARI at Auckland International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

Bacardi Global Travel Retail and Aer Rianta International have partnered at Auckland Airport in a major shopper activation to drive footfall through three key brands.

Pernod Ricard Deutschland acquires majority interest in Monkey 47

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/16

Pernod Ricard Deutschland has revealed that it has finalised a deal to purchase a majority stake in dry gin brand Monkey 47, produced by Black Forest Distillers.

Delhi Duty Free launches month-long malt whisky festival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

Delhi Duty Free launches Japanese malts as part of the celebrations, with daily activities, demonstrations and promotional offers also featuring.

Lagardère Travel Retail launches Grant’s Elementary range in France

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/16

William Grant & Sons has partnered with Lagardère Travel Retail to launch the new Grant’s Elementary collection at Paris CDG, Paris Orly and Nice airports.

Lotte Duty Free gets set to defend Seoul Gimpo Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free vows to defend its important Seoul Gimpo concession while reviewing whether to bid on Busan opportunity.

World first as DFS receives prestigious whisky accreditation at Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/01/16

SINGAPORE. DFS to expand its whisky training programme after acclaimed Changi operation receives The Whisky Ambassador’s Venue Accreditation.

Adnams appoints Macintyre Scott Xtra as travel retail partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

UK. The travel retail distribution specialist has been appointed to store and deliver Adnams beer and spirits to well-known UK cruise ships.

Ballantine’s Satellite City collection takes a trip to Istanbul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

Available now at Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ballantine’s Satellite City Istanbul limited edition gives consumers an aerial view of the city’s vibrant nightlife.

Martell embarks on Legendary Journeys in Asia Travel Retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

Comprising Martell Cordon Bleu and a Martell XO miniature, the limited edition Legendary Journeys gift box maps the brand's voyage since its creation in 1912.

Pernod Ricard targets Asia Pacific with Jacob’s Creek Expedition range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/16

The travel exclusive range of three premium red wines will feature in major promotions in airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Heinemann and partners introduce ski campaign at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

A Heinemann promotion at Copenhagen Airport, featuring Waldemar Behn and Akita Electronics, highlights Danzka and Dooley’s and includes a ski simulator.

Rémy Cointreau sales return to growth in Q3 after tough first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/16

Rémy Cointreau generated sales of €799.2 million during the first nine months of the 2015/2016 financial year, with a rebound in Q3 after a difficult first half.

A Royal Salute to British calligraphy in Hong Kong airport pop-up experience

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/16

HONG KONG. Travel retail exclusive whisky The Eternal Reserve is on show in the space, which offers personalised Chinese New Year messages to travellers.

Edrington hails success of new format DFS Masters of Wine and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

Edrington said a revamped format opened up the event to a broader set of consumers and provided "an excellent opportunity to educate the next generation".

Rémy Martin unveils new brand website and engagement platform

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/01/16

The new website, which brings to life the brand's 'One Life/Live Them' campaign, is said to allow users to navigate freely from one piece of content to the next.

Brown-Forman to sell Southern Comfort and Tuaca brands to Sazerac

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/16

Brown-Forman has struck a deal to sell its Southern Comfort and Tuaca liqueur brands to Sazerac for US$543.5 million as it focuses on other "strategic priorities".

TFWA adds space for new brands at Singapore show in May

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

ASIA PACIFIC. TFWA will add further exhibition space to its Asia Pacific event in Singapore, with an increased number of brands expected to take part.

TFWA drinks research underlines importance of price to consumers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/01/16

INTERNATIONAL. Over half of travellers believe that shopping for wines & spirits at the airport offers a price advantage over other channels, TFWA research reveals.

Le Clos to retail one-of-a-kind Château Haut Brion console and chest

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/01/16

UAE. Wines & spirits specialist Le Clos is chosen to offer a limited-edition Château Haut Brion wine console and chest, valued at AED1.1 million (US$305,555).

Bacardi GTR to highlight Royal Brackla at Cinderella Whisky Fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

Setting sail in the Nordics: Bacardi Global Travel Retail is poised to make its debut at the Cinderella Whisky Fair where it will introduce Royal Brackla to the Nordics.

The Macallan Rare Cask Black debuts in Israel with photo booth promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/01/16

ISRAEL. The activation invites passengers to capture their portrait via an interactive photo booth for the chance to win a bottle of Rare Cask Black.

Angels' Nectar debuts in Nordic travel retail at Cinderella Whisky Fair

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/01/16

Released by Highfern, the independent spirits company founded by Robert Ransom, Angels’ Nectar is crafted from Speyside and Highland malts.

Bottega appoints Claudia Gamberucci as new Area Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/01/16

Claudia Gamberucci has been named Bottega Area Manager for the Middle East, Greece, Cyprus and Malta. She replaces Nives Perin and joins an all-female team.

Cointreau celebrates 1930s era with limited edition bottle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

La Maison Cointreau has designed a limited edition 'Great '30s' bottle which takes inspiration from the stylish, geometric shapes of the progressive 1930s.

Pernod Ricard introduces Oak by Absolut to travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

Following a "successful" domestic soft-launch in selected US cities, Oak by Absolut is being launched into the travel retail channel this month, starting in the Gulf.

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe shines Golden Beacon at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe lit up Schiphol Airport over Christmas with its interactive Golden Beacon project for luxury brands Martell, Chivas and The Glenlivet.

Scotch whisky’s longest serving malt master David Stewart awarded MBE

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/01/16

The Balvenie's pioneering master craftsman David Stewart wins recognition for services to the Scotch whisky industry in the New Year’s Honours list.

Le Clos sets travel retail record with US$361,000 sale of The Macallan

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/01/16

UAE. Luxury spirits retailer Le Clos claims a world record travel retail sale, as a businessman buys 19 bottles from The Macallan Fine and Rare Collection.

Lagardère Travel Retail: Delivering the ‘wow factor’ in Abu Dhabi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/12/15

UAE. Lagardère Travel Retail Chairman and CEO Dag Rasmussen talks to The Moodie Report about the huge travel retail opportunity at the Midfield Terminal.

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail seeks Key Account Manager

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/12/15

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail is seeking to fill an important vacancy, for a Key Account Manager, via The Moodie Report's Jobs service.

Treasury Wine Estates takes shoppers on an exclusive voyage of discovery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/12/15

"Find your wine, know your wine, love your wine, and buy your wine," says Treasury as it affirms its travel retail credentials with exclusive Penfolds range.

House of Metaxa unveils artistic limited edition Aen at Athens

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

Rémy Cointreau GTR has collaborated with Hellenic Duty Free Shops to present Everness, a limited edition of Aen Metaxa, exclusively at Athens International Airport.

Le Clos sells one-of-a-kind Chapoutier Collection for over US$33,000

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

UAE. Wines & spirits travel retailer Le Clos has sold the Chapoutier Ermitage Mathusalem 2010 Collection, the only such collection in the world, for over US$33,000.

Three finalists shortlisted for 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/12/15

Miroslav Kljajic, Bailon Pasamba and Andres Poljakov will be travelling to Miami in February for the 2016 Bacardi Legacy Cruise Competition Finals.

Diageo boosts Talisker portfolio with travel retail exclusive edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

"An incomparable flavour journey": Named after the most westerly headland on the Isle of Skye, Neist Point joins Talisker's two other travel retail exclusive whiskies.

That's life: Jack Daniel’s unveils US$1,500 Sinatra Family Reserve

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

If ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’, Frank Sinatra, was alive, he’d be 100 tomorrow, sipping on a Jack Daniel’s. We've put together a special travel retail exclusive song line-up.

Whisky intrigue and exploration at a Kuala Lumpur pop-up execution

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/12/15

Showcase of the John Dewar & Sons single malt range features several travel retail exclusives and is driving traffic to The Zon Duty Free’s Arrivals store.

Bottega’s Brunello di Montalcino ranked 'outstanding' by Decanter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/12/15

The Tuscan Brunello di Montalcino 2010 vintage red wine was ranked 'outstanding' by British wine magazine Decanter, scoring 95 points out of 100.

Disaronno creates fashion conscious Roberto Cavalli campaign at JFK

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/12/15

Bringing style to JFK: the two-month wall display promotes the limited-edition animal print Roberto Cavalli bottle during the Christmas gifting season.

Singapore Girl meets the striding man via Johnnie Walker's inflight exclusive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/12/15

Just 2,000 bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label The Casks Edition are available, sold exclusively through Singapore Airlines’ inflight retail store KrisShop.

Pernod Ricard and Nuance India set wheels in motion for major campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/12/15

INDIA. Pernod Ricard India launches a major retail promotion with Nuance India at Bengaluru Airport, offering travellers the chance to win a Kawasaki Ninja motorbike.

Blend it like Beckham: Haig Club travel retail festive exclusive unveiled

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/12/15

Travel retail-only one litre size bottle has been created as an “exclusive and superior gift” by Diageo in time for key festive season.

Beam Suntory and DFS create harmony with limited edition Hibiki

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/12/15

Beam Suntory has teamed up with DFS to create a limited edition Hibiki Japanese Harmony Master's Select bottle, available now at Changi and Hong Kong airports.

Masi unveils second artwork dedicated to Amarone Costasera

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/12/15

The work of Swiss artist Maya von Moos, ‘The Metamorphosis of Material’ has been reproduced on the labels of limited edition Costasera 1999 bottles.