Scotch whisky producer The Macallan has teamed up with esteemed graphic designer David Carson to launch a travel retail exclusive called Concept No. 3.

South African wines and spirits producer Distell International has signed a distribution agreement with French cognac house Camus for China duty free, effective immediately.

Pernod Ricard sales for H1 FY21 have shown an organic decline of -3.9% on the previous year largely due to the ongoing struggles of travel retail.

Diageo managed to grow organic sales by 1% in the six months to December 31 despite suffering from restrictions on the on-trade and travel retail.

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor Webb Banks has appointed industry veteran Jose Castellvi to the newly created role of vice president for travel retail and spirits.

The global drinks industry will enjoy a better than expected performance in 2020 as a result of dynamism in ecommerce and retail, according to new IWSR forecasts.

Leading bourbon producer Jim Beam has given the beleaguered travel retail sector a vote of confidence by launching an exclusive expression into the channel.

Some of the world’s leading drinks brands are celebrating after securing trophies and gold medals at the 2020 Travel Retail Awards.

Leading South American wine producer Viña Concha y Toro has launched a range of wines, specific to the global travel retail channel.

The 2019 MEADFA Conference will take place in Muscat, Oman. The event, a key gathering for representatives of the duty free and travel retail industry in the Middle East, Africa and beyond, will run from November 25/26. 

The pressure on the luxury sector continues, according to Tax Free World Association president, Erik Juul-Mortensen.

The South American duty free association, Asociacion Sudamericana de Tiendas Libres (ASUTIL), and the International Association of Airport and Duty Free Stores (IAADFS) have announced a new, collaborative partnership for their annual events.

GTR: the future’s digital

05 October, 2016

At a dinner on Monday night in Cannes during Tax Free World Association (TFWA) show week, Pernod Ricard chief executive, Alexandre Ricard emphasised the importance of the global travel retail sector to the company.

on 02 October, 2015

Over the past year I have heard several people in the travel retail sector grandly refer to their business as the ‘sixth continent’, to underline just how important the channel has become to the drinks industry. 

MMI, the leading alcoholic beverage distributor across the Gulf and Indian Ocean and Edouard Garabedian, the major independent alcoholic beverage distributor in Ethiopia, have announced a strategic partnership.

While trading conditions in key markets are far from ideal, leading liqueur brands are stepping up their focus on travel retail, as Joe Bates reports

The Middle East & Africa Duty Free Association has announced that the 2015 MEADFA conference will take place on November 23 and 24 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Brown-Forman has announced that Marshall Farrer, described as a “veteran employee” with various domestic, international, and global roles in sales and marketing, is its global travel retail team’s new managing director.

Edrington, owners of brands such as The Macallan, Famous Grouse and Snow Leopard, has announced the launch of Edrington European Travel Retail.

Edrington and Beam Suntory have announced that they are ending their Maxxium Travel Retail joint venture with effect from April 1, 2015.

The Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association has embarked on a new Responsible Retail Training Programme (RRTP) for DFS staff in stores at Singapore Changi airport.

The Tax Free World Association has announced Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac will speak at the opening conference of its Cannes exhibition in October.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) managing director Doug Bagley, has announced two senior appointments to his Singapore-based team.

General Colin Powell, 35-year veteran of the US Army, former Secretary of State and chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be the keynote speaker at the Tax Free World Association’s (TFWA) opening conference on Monday October 27.

The Duty Free World Council have held a board meeting during the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore to review progress and establish priorities and projects for the year ahead.

The Dalmore distillery has launched a new expression, The Dalmore Valour, for sale exclusively in travel retail.

Diageo has released the second blend in the Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range, which is a duty free exclusive.

TFWA Asia Pacific new venue

08 February, 2013

The Tax Free world Association (TFWA) has announced a new venue for the 2013 TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition in Singapore.

SPI has announced that its Stolichnaya flavoured variants, Stoli Hot and Stoli Sticki have been listed by Dufry Do Brazil, the largest travel retail distributor in Latin America.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its intention to build its presence as a leader in the global travel retail (GTR) sector.

Le Clos, Dubai International's fine wines and luxury spirits duty free outlet,  has announced the winner of the Bordeaux Big Eight promotion which marked the fourth anniversary of the first store opening in Dubai.

Pernod Ricard launched Absolut Exposure last night at an event at TFWA Cannes.

Beam has announced the 2013 launch of Courvoisier Le Voyage de Napoleon, an exclusive travel retail range of cognacs.

For the first time Asia-Pacific is the largest duty free/travel retail region in the world, having overtaken Europe, says the president of TFWA.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Asia Pacific Travel Retail Association (APTRA) have announced the line-up of speakers for the conference in Beijing from March 5 to 7, 2013.

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) and the Middle East Duty Free Association (MEDFA) have released the programme for the 2012 MEDFA Conference.

The European Commission has postponed next year’s deadline to lift EU airport security restrictions on air passengers carrying liquids, aerosol and gels (LAGs) in their hand luggage.

Launchpad: Auchentoshan

30 July, 2012

Hamish Smith takes a closer look at a much-touted travel retail launch

Launchpad: Auchentoshan

30 July, 2012

Hamish Smith takes a closer look at a much-touted travel retail launch

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) have jointly launched a travel retail-exclusive Jim Beam bourbon at Frankfurt airport.

Travel Retail operator World of Patria International has reached agreement with Chase Distillery to offer its range of spirits and liqueurs.

The Edrington Group has launched a limited edition of its Cutty Sark 25 Year Old to global travel retail.

Altia buys Xanté

23 January, 2012

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

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

Pernod Ricard has added to its ever-widening stable of Absolut limited editions with the release of Absolut Mode to global travel retail (GTR) for the run up to Christmas.

Smirnoff goes for Gold

26 September, 2011

Diageo has launched a cinnamon spiced vodka in travel retail.

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

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).

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