Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Monday 24 November 2014


Tito’s Handmade Vodka expands international distribution network

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/11/14

Starting this month, six new countries will begin distribution of the craft vodka brand in both the on- and off-trade: Guatemala, Korea, Greece, Panama and Costa Rica.

Bacardi launches 2015 Cruise Bartender of the Year competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Participants are invited to submit cocktail recipes for the annual event using at least one spirit from the Bacardi rum portfolio. Entries close on 12 January 2015.

New whisky category approach drives single malt sales at Schiphol Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/11/14

Schiphol Airport Retail has posted +33.8% growth in single malt sales as a result of a new whiskey category approach developed in collaboration with William Grant & Sons.

Duty Free Americas opens exclusive Diageo store at El Dorado Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

COLOMBIA. The supplier and retailer have cooperated at the Bogota airport to open the first store in the region stocking exclusively Diageo products.

Torres wins four golds at Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/11/14

Mas La Plana 2010, Grans Muralles 2010, Salmos 2011 and Perpetual 2011 were awarded gold medals at this year's Mundus Vini International Wine Award.

Ballantine’s unveils ‘pinnacle’ 40 Year Old whisky in Asia travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The rare release was launched in travel retail at Incheon International Airport last month, with 32 of the 100 bottles produced allocated to Asian travel retailers.

Cochin Duty Free to give away three Nissan cars in Chivas promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

INDIA. Cochin Duty Free, in partnership with Pernod Ricard, is offering customers the chance to win a Nissan car in a Chivas promotion that runs until January 2015.

The Macallan Masters of Photography series continues with Mario Testino

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/11/14

The celebrated portrait and fashion photographer Mario Testino brings a fresh style to the role as The Macallan's Master of Photography, the fifth in the series.

Ferry operator Færgen targets Swedish shoppers with store upgrade

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

DENMARK. The company hopes to convince customers to sail the Ystad to Rønne route instead of travelling to Germany to avoid high domestic prices.

Jack Daniel’s travel retail drive continues amid major brand investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

Jack Daniel’s Assistant Master Distiller Chris Fletcher talks about the brand's investment in growth, line extensions and a family heritage in distilling.

Pernod Ricard outlines strategy for ‘dynamic’ travel retail channel

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/11/14

Travel retail is a "dynamic, resilient and fundamentally strategic” channel for Pernod Ricard, according to Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer Alexandre Ricard.

Accolade Wines takes top honours in 2014 IWSC for House of Arras

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Accolade Wines' medal haul at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) included a Gold Outstanding for the 2004 House of Arras Late Disgorged.

Family Spirit: The ancient and modern story of Masi Agricola

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/11/14

Continuing our fascinating Family Spirit series, Martin Moodie meets Sandro Boscaini, President of Masi Agricola, one of Italy’s greatest wine producers.

William Grant & Sons celebrate POPAI Best Shop in Shop Award in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/11/14

William Grant & Sons, along with Hans Just, Scandlines and HRG, gathered at the TFWA World Exhibition to celebrate the award for the Glenfiddich Whisky Corner.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail aims to ‘awaken sleeping giant’ with malts drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has said it aims to “awaken the sleeping giant” that is the whisky category within its portfolio, with an emphasis on the malts opportunity.

Beam Suntory launches Laphroaig 11yo exclusively at Schiphol

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

The Laphroaig 11yo limited edition Islay single malt will be available at Schiphol Airport Retail's Exquisite store in collaboration with Maxxium Travel Retail.

Penfolds performs at 2014 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/11/14

Penfolds was named Australian Producer of the Year at the IWSC awards this week. It also won Best Worldwide Fortified Wine for its Grandfather Rare Tawny.

Bacardi Global Travel Retail launches Aultmore Speyside single malt

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Bacardi Global Travel Retail has launched Aultmore Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, featuring a 12yo and a 21yo that is a travel retail exclusive.

Craggy Range named New World Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

The New Zealand winery, situated in Hawke’s Bay, beat producers from Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Chile to win the title of New World Winery of the Year.

Dubai Duty Free wins two awards at the TFWA World Exhibition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

UAE. Dubai Duty Free was recognised for airport retailing excellence at the Drinks International Travel Retail Excellence Awards and the Frontier Awards.

Grey Goose VX makes Pacific debut with launch at Sydney Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

The launch promotion, in partnership with Nuance, engaged consumers in a ‘barrel thief' ritual and included sampling of Grey Goose VX and a GWP offer of a travel bag.

Roca Patrón to launch in Middle East with Dubai Duty Free in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Patrón Spirits’ newly launched Roca Patrón tequila will be available at Dubai Duty Free, exclusively in the Middle East, for the first three months of 2015.

Stoli Group unveils final Andean Edition of elit pristine water series

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Only 250 bottles of the elit pristine water series: Andean Edition, which was unveiled at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes last month, are set for global distribution.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka named Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Wine Enthusiast magazine has named Tito’s Handmade Vodka, which it credits for helping birth the craft-distillery movement, as Spirit Brand/Distiller of the Year.

World Duty Free Group set for Glenmorangie Dornoch debut

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Last week in Scotland Glenmorangie unveiled Glenmorangie Dornoch, a new travel retail exclusive whisky expression, which will make its debut this month.

Zamora International reveals new look Licor 43; plots travel retail growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/11/14

Zamora International has unveiled new packaging for its Licor 43 liqueur, and revealed ambitions to become a 100,000-case brand in travel retail.

Football legend Michael Owen unveils Spey limited edition single malt range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/11/14

Harvey's of Edinburgh last night introduced its two new Spey whisky expressions, including The Michael Owen Limited Edition, at a launch party in London.

Asia Pacific liquor market set for long-term growth, says The IWSR

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

Wines and spirits market analyst The IWSR predicts that Asia Pacific will benefit from the biggest sales volume increases of any region over the next five years.

La Martiniquaise unveils Bardinet XO and Label 5 Gold Heritage in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

French spirits group La Martiniquaise introduced new limited-edition XO Brandy Bardinet and Label 5 Gold Heritage at last month's TFWA World Exhibition.

Ryan Hill begins Antarctic ultra-marathon for the Snow Leopard Trust

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

ANTARCTICA. Edrington Group's Ryan Hill submits a guest blog as he begins an extraordinary challenge in aid of the endangered Snow Leopard.

Six new companies elected to TFWA Management Committee

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

INTERNATIONAL. Six new companies have been elected to serve on the TFWA Management Committee, which governs the activities of the association.

The Dalmore 45yo launches exclusively with DFS in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

The limited-edition was showcased at DFS's Master of Wines and Spirits and will be available from DFS retail outlets at an RRP of approximately US$24,600.

U’Luvka Vodka names Wojtek Wydro to key sales and marketing role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/11/14

U’Luvka Vodka has announced the appointment of Wojtek Wydro, who has 15 years of experience in the spirits industry, as Global Sales and Marketing Director.

DFS offers a home from home with Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/11/14

SINGAPORE. DFS Group’s Masters of Wines and Spirits took place over the weekend, showcasing over 80 masterpieces from 65 leading brands.

Cage Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier scoops coveted Forme de Luxe Prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

FRANCE. The prize for Cage Cuvée Rosé Laurent-Perrier was awarded at the Luxe Pack ceremony in Monaco, an event that celebrates creative packaging design.

Johnnie Walker launches new limited edition bottle design in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

Made for gifting, Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Exclusive Travellers’ Edition is inspired by the spirit of travel and is embossed with an image of the world map.

Le Clos unveils astounding Penfolds Grange line-up at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 06/11/14

UAE. An outstanding vertical collection of Australia's most iconic wine, Penfolds Grange, goes on sale at Le Clos at Dubai International, for US$565,000.

Balblair highlights three vintage single malts at Edinburgh Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

Balblair offered Edinburgh Airport passengers the chance to sample three travel retail exclusive vintages, one of which was previously available only in Asia.

Champagne Lanson builds Russian awareness with Aeroflot listing

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

In a "tremendous boost" for the Champagne house, Lanson Black Label has been selected for inflight pouring in Business Class on Aeroflot internal flights.

Chivas Regal to introduce Extra extension to travel retail in 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 05/11/14

Chivas Regal Extra, the first expression to be introduced in travel retail since the launch of The Chivas Brothers’ Blend in 2012, will roll out from March 2015.

DFASS hosts motivational event for Singapore Airlines cabin crew

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

SINGAPORE. The annual KrisShop Training and Motivational Event took place in Singapore in September with daytime training sessions and a party at night.

Disaronno unveils limited-edition Disaronno Riserva in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

A new, limited-edition Disaronno Riserva was revealed at last week's TFWA World Exhibition. The product is a combination of Scotch whisky and Disaronno.

Martell Premier Voyage to make debut at Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/11/14

Created in celebration of the Cognac house's 300th anniversary in 2015, the new limited edition features artwork by French conceptual artist Bernar Venet.

Bottega and Dubai Duty Free raise funds for Breast Health International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

Italian spirits company Distilleria Bottega is partnering Dubai Duty Free to raise funds for Breast Health International through sales of its Il Vino dei Poeti Rosé.

Le Clos set to offer rare Ne Oublie 1882 at Dubai International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

Dubai fine wine and luxury spirits retailer Le Clos will retail the rare Graham’s Ne Oublie Port from Symington Family Estates, which dates back to 1882.

The Macallan Diamond Dinners set the scene for Masters of Wines and Spirits

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/11/14

The Edrington-hosted event offered a preview of rare expressions of The Macallan ahead of DFS Group’s fourth Masters of Wines and Spirits this week.

Haig Club kicks off in style with David Beckham in Cannes

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/10/14

Football legend David Beckham arrived at the TFWA World Exhibition yesterday to support Diageo GTME’s launch of single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club.

Heineken Global Duty Free strengthens team with latest appointments

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

Heineken Global Duty Free has strengthened its team with a number of key appointments, including Koos Vrijlandt as Global Account Manager for cruise lines.

Mamont Vodka launches limited edition gift box in time for Christmas

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

The limited edition gift box has been created to celebrate The Mamont Circumpolar Mission, a multinational drinks mixing competition held earlier this year.

Treasury Wine Estates identifies US$1 billion travel retail growth opportunity

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

Treasury Wine Estates claims to have identified a US$1 billion opportunity to grow wine sales in global travel retail amid plans to make wine “a destination category”.