Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 16 April 2014

SPIRITS AND WINES

Distell strikes gold with launch of new Amarula extension line

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Amarula Gold, the non-cream spirit which launched in domestic and selected duty free markets last month, has elicited strong response from consumers, Distell says.

Nuance Australia offers new limited range from St Hugo winery

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/04/14

Vetus Purum, an exclusive new range from the iconic Barossa Valley winery St Hugo, is now available in Nuance Australia’s Sydney and Melbourne airport stores.

Cederberg Merlot Shiraz added to All Nippon Airways Business Class

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Diverse Flavours has struck a deal with All Nippon Airways (ANA) to serve Cederberg Merlot Shiraz to the airline's Business Class passengers.

ETRC and IAADFS urge retailers to make the most of new LAGs regime

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

INTERNATIONAL. The associations have welcomed the successful implementation of enhanced liquids, aerosols and gels screening in Europe and North America.

South Africa's airports spotlight award winning Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/04/14

Distell has partnered Big Five Duty Free to promote Bain’s Cape Mountain at Cape Town International and OR Tambo International airports this month.

Heinemann spotlights premium Mouton Cadet range in Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/04/14

Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Heinemann Asia Pacific have launched a promotion highlighting the Reserve Mouton Cadet range at Singapore Changi Airport.

Gruppo Campari launches airport campaign for Milan Design Week

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

Gruppo Campari has launched a promotion for April at Milan Malpensa Airport to coincide with Milan Design Week and the city's link with the aperitif.

Lateltin set to introduce new herbal liqueur brand in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

Lateltin has expanded its portfolio with the addition of CHrütli Schwur, a new herbal liqueur brand, which will be showcased at next month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

MacDuff to reveal new Islay Mist packaging at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 11/04/14

MacDuff International has created new packaging for its Islay Mist deluxe Scotch whisky, which will be launched at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore next month.

Janneau Armagnac to promote new-look brand image in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 10/04/14

A contemporary logo, new packaging and advertising visuals mark Janneau’s new brand image, which will be unveiled at next month's TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition.

SPI Group hails US progress following Chase International appointment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 09/04/14

SPI Group reports positive results for its Americas business since it took domestic distribution in-house and appointed Chase International as its US distributor.

Diageo to launch Haig Club Scotch with David Beckham and Simon Fuller

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Sports icon David Beckham and Simon Fuller, creator of the Idol franchise, will work with Diageo on developing the Haig Club single grain Scotch brand.

Maxxium 'makes history' with Jim Beam campaign at European airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 08/04/14

Maxxium Travel Retail partners with key travel retailers including Gebr Heinemann and Dufry to launch a new Jim Beam promotion across 14 European airports.

Barton & Guestier plots expansion of wine brands in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Barton & Guestier is committed to a major expansion of its wines in travel retail, which accounts for 10% of its business through brands such as Château Magnol.

Bombay Sapphire launches Holly Fulton gift pack at London Heathrow

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Created in partnership with fashion designer Holly Fulton, the gift pack features a limited edition scarf and is now available at World Duty Free in Heathrow.

Diageo GTME maintains innovation drive amid travel retail investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Diageo GTME talks luxury and innovation as a new Smirnoff variant is released, and as sales of the Johnnie Walker Explorers’ Club Collection hit US$50 million.

Distilled Spirits Council targets export and duty free sales for US producers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States hosted a major export promotion for 21 US spirits producers at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas.

Nuance in exclusive launch of Jack Daniel’s 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

Jack Daniel’s 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, currently exclusive to Asia Pacific duty free, is now available in Nuance Australia's airport stores in Sydney and Melbourne.

Stolichnaya places fresh focus on travel retail in North America

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPI Group is placing renewed emphasis on travel retail and airports in particular in North America, as it seeks a greater focus on the Stolichnaya brand in the channel.

The Macallan and El Celler de Can Roca join forces for Masters of Taste

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 07/04/14

SPAIN. The long-term cooperation will begin with six unique dinners at the restaurant, crowned the world’s best last year, to raise funds for charity.

Bowmore launches travel retail exclusive whisky range

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

The distiller will debut three new single malt whiskies in travel retail outlets worldwide, with a series of tastings planned at select airports where Bowmore is sold.

Chicago O'Hare & Westfield reveal transformed T5 retail and F&B offer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

USA. Chicago O’Hare Airport’s new-look T5 includes a 10,000sq ft Dufry walk-through duty free store and a much improved food & beverage offer.

New version of XO Royal Cognac aimed at gifting in travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 04/04/14

Maison Prince Hubert de Polignac releases a 350ml format of its XO Royal Cognac in travel retail, aime at the gifting market.

Pernod Ricard introduces mini L’Or de Jean Martell to Asian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 03/04/14

The 200ml crystal decanter, with its miniature size and ornate design, is ideal for gifting and will encourage trial of the product, Pernod Ricard believes.

Diageo goes for gold with exclusive launch of Smirnoff Gold Apple

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/04/14

Smirnoff Gold Apple, a new apple-flavoured liqueur containing edible 23ct gold flakes, will be available exclusively in the travel retail channel for six months.

Absolut celebrates passion of Brazil with Absolut Karnival limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe has launched limited edition Absolut Karnival, with activations taking place at selected European locations until early summer.

Distell maintains duty free drive with major channel investment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

South African spirits and wine producer Distell is investing behind its travel retail presence, says Managing Director Global Duty Free & Travel Retail Marius Fouché.

Memoir and Quercus win in hunt for new icewine brands

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

CANADA. Pillitteri Estates Winery and Niagara Duty Free announce a tie in the Wine Branding Challenge in 2014, which focused on the Chinese export market.

Russian Standard outlines travel retail priorities amid expansion drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Russian Standard is investing in a series of activations for Zubrówka and increasing the visibility of Russian Standard Gold as part of a major drive in travel retail.

The Royal Brackla 35yo makes travel retail premiere with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Retailing at US$15,000, The Royal Brackla 35yo highland single malt is available in a limited edition of just 100 bottles exclusively at Singapore Changi Airport.

William Grant & Sons appoints new head of global travel retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/04/14

Former Rémy Cointreau liqueurs and spirits chief Justin Weston will be based in Singapore to help maximise strong potential in Asia and the Middle East.

Global Drinks Finland captures the flavour of Lapland with new variants

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

Four shot flavours, Mint, Espresso, Lemon and Açai berries, join the existing vodka range produced by Helsinki-based spirits company Global Drinks Finland.

Proximo Canada ramps up focus on the Canadian market

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

The premium spirits importer has established a dedicated Proximo sales and marketing team to take charge of its route to market in the Canadian marketplace.

Underberg launches special edition FIFA World Cup Brazil bottle for PITÚ

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/03/14

Brazilian spirit PITÚ, owned by Underberg, marks the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil with the launch of a special edition bottle with a Brazil and football theme.

DFS launches Loyal T programme as T Galleria lands in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

SINGAPORE. DFS today launched a new global luxury rewards programme – Loyal T – as it celebrated the roll-out of its ‘T Galleria by DFS’ concept in Singapore.

Hardys named as official wine partner of England Cricket

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/03/14

The Accolade Wines brand has been named as the official wine partner of England Cricket in a major three-year sponsorship deal.

APTRA launches pilot programme for responsible retail training

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/03/14

ASIA PACIFIC. The online training scheme will be tested by selected APTRA retailer members before a wider roll-out across the region in July.

Premium Scotch outpaces liquor in growing online travel retail presence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/03/14

INTERNATIONAL. The number of premium Scotch references available online through travel retail outlets has grown by +21% since last March, according to aviation analyst Air4casts.

ARI launches Centenary Whiskey Collection at Dublin and Cork Airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

IRELAND. The exclusive five-year collection is produced by The Teeling Company and celebrates five historic and cultural centenaries in the next five years.

Patrón Spirits reports duty free sales surge; plots fresh innovation drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/03/14

Patrón Spirits has reported a +22% leap in duty free sales in 2013 year-on-year. Chief Operating Officer Dave Wilson outlines the company's recent progress.

Botran reveals new design; signals global travel retail ambitions

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

Casa Botran revealed new bottle designs for its aged rums at the recent Duty Free Show of the Americas, and revealed its ambitions to expand in travel retail.

JCDecaux in high-profile brand activations at Miami International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

USA. JCDecaux North America is running two high-profile brand campaigns at Miami International with partner Pernod Ricard, for Absolut and Jameson.

Traveller’s Trove to debut range of brands at TFWA Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/03/14

Increasing its focus on Asia Pacific, Belgian based agency and distributor Traveller’s Trove will showcase at least three products that are new to duty free.

666 Pure Tasmanian vodka enters Australian duty free with Nuance

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/03/14

Nuance has added 666 Pure Tasmanian vodka to its portfolio of Australian-made products. The vodka is being offered exclusively at Nuance Australia stores.

Stéphane Moinard named Sales Director Europe of Grand Marnier

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/03/14

Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle, the producer of orange Cognac liqueur Grand Marnier, has named Stéphane Moinard as Sales Director Europe.

Camus Wines & Spirits unveils Camus Borderies VSOP 2014 limited edition

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

Revealed at the IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, Camus Borderies VSOP is 100% single-growth Borderies and made exclusively from the Ugni Blanc grape.

Dufry partners Russian Standard in ‘Authentic Russian Vodka Collection’

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

The promotion, featuring some of Russia’s leading vodka brands including Russian Standard, has been launched in Dufry's Russian and Armenian airport stores.

Glen Grant unveils US$13,000 50yo single malt whisky to Asian travel retail

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/03/14

HONG KONG. Just 30 bottles of an extraordinary 50yo, US$13,000 single malt whisky are being released into the duty free and travel retail channel.

Jameson celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with limited edition bottle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/03/14

Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the launch of a limited edition Jameson bottle and promotions at selected airports.

Brown-Forman reacts to legislative ‘attack’ on Tennessee Whiskey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/03/14

Brown-Forman reacts forcefully to legislative "attack" on Tennesse Whiskey; claims Diageo objective is to weaken Jack Daniel's heritage and positioning.