Altia buys Xanté

23 January, 2012

Altia Plc is buying the Xanté Company and the Xanté spirits brand from the Swedish Tilander family.

Camus Wines & Spirits is set to unveil a new look for its Calvados Berneroy range in global duty free.

The world’s single largest travel retailer, Dubai Duty Free, has said a rise in the number of Chinese passengers is one of the main factors behind a strong 17% increase in liquor sales over the first nine months of 2011.

Two Kiwi breweries have fallen out over which was the first to enter the New Zealand duty free market.

Rémy Cointreau has created a limited edition bottle for its Cointreau orange liqueur brand, especially for Dubai Duty Free.

Drambuie’s premium expression Drambuie 15 is to be offered onboard all British Airways routes from December. 

The latest addition of Highland Park’s Viking series, Drakkar, has been launched by Maxxium to travel retail outlets operated by Gebr Heinemann.

Cognac house Martell has announced it will unveil the first expression of its Millésimes Collection in Asian duty free on November 23.

William Grant & Sons Global Travel Retail has partnered with travel retailer DFS Group to release a 50-year old, $17,000 bottle of Glenfiddich at Los Angeles International Airport.

Special report: Cannes day 3

22 September, 2011

Drinks International is at the TFWA in Cannes to bring daily videos of the action. Click the link for the third installment.

Special report: Cannes day 2

21 September, 2011

Drinks International is at the TFWA in Cannes to bring daily videos of the action. Click the link for the second installment.

Pernod Ricard has unveiled Absolut Gustafson at the TFWA in Cannes, a new limited edition for global travel retail.

Special report: Cannes day 1

20 September, 2011

Drinks International is at the TFWA in Cannes and will be bringing daily videos to drinksint.com. Click the link for the first installment. 

The Edrington Group is to launch a smokier expression of its Black Grouse whisky. 

The Tax Free World Association’s World Exhibition in the famous French resort of Cannes opened today (Monday September 5). Christian Davis reports from Cannes. 

Absolut Vodka has launched Crystal Pinstripe, the next generation of its 2010-released Crystal bottle, to global travel retail.

Maxxium Travel Retail’s sales grew by 11% last year, outpacing European travel retail growth of 8%, according to findings by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR).

Drinks International is pleased to announce that beer group ABInbev has joined Prosecco brand Follador as sponsors of this year's Travel Retail Awards.

Sparkling wine brand Follador has launched its premium range of Proseccos to travel retail.

Brown-Forman Duty Free has made four senior-level appointments, effective immediately.

Rémy Cointreau has released a ‘nautical’ limited edition of its Mount Gay Eclipse Rum to global travel retail.

Beam Global and Maxxium Travel Retail have ramped up travel retail activity in Europe.

Rémy Cointreau Global Travel Retail (GTR) has appointed Lynsey Eades as key account manager for Europe

Malaysia: Ian Macleod Distillers has set a new sales record for the company and the Malaysian Travel Retail industry.

US: Brugal rum brand-owner the Edrington Group, their distributors Rémy Cointreau Travel Retail Americas and retailer International Shoppes have combined forces to promote travel retail exclusive Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva and Brugal Añejo Reserva - starting in New York JFK.

Entries are now open for this year’s Drinks International Travel Retail Awards. The awards will take place during the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes.The magazine has announced a new venue for this year’s awards – the Bay Restaurant within the Palais des Festivals et des Congres complex.

Rémy Cointreau has announced “important” director-level changes to its Global Travel Retail (GTR) team, in the shape of the appointments of Matthew Hodges and Simon Roffe.

Diageo has launched a Johnnie Walker campaign at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport. The Step into the Circuit campaign is centred around the brand's Formula 1 sponsorship.

Diageo GTME, the global travel and Middle East division of the world’s largest drinks company, has unveiled its latest initiative to grab a greater slice of the travel retail alcoholic liquor market.

The Edrington Group has added to The Macallan 1824 Collection with the launch of the limited release MMXI to travel retail.

Absolut Orient Apple has launched in Frankfurt ahead of an international roll out to major duty-free/travel retail outlets this summer.

Brown-Forman Duty Free has announced the appointments  of Pierre-Hubert Plessis, Susanna Leslie and Hannah Lyons, effective immediately.

The Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division has announced three director-level appointments in a bid to “create a leadership team with a wealth of experience and global expertise”.

International Beverage Holdings will unveil the 1995 vintage of Balblair single malt scotch whisky at TFWA Asia Pacific.

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has launched gin brand, Larios 12, to Spanish travel retail.

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