Travel Markets Insider Newsletter Vol. 19 No. 7

The Travel Markets Insider newsletter is attached to this post as a PDF file. To open the PDF file, please click on this link.   We start this week’s issue with the very sad news of the passing of one of the travel retail industry’s pioneers. Fred Rosenberg, who along with Herman Greenbaum opened International Shoppes’ first store in New […]

Campari GTR rides Aperol to success

Campari Global Travel Retail has continued to invest in the segment with overwhelmingly positive results since Leigh Irvine joined the company from Bacardi in July 2016. “We have had a very strong and successful 2016, and the momentum has only grown into 2017. The latest IWSR data shows us moving up from 10th to 8th […]

DFS to launch TR exclusive Jack Daniel’s in five cities

DFS Group has partnered with Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail to create a travel retail exclusive Jack Daniel’s range inspired by five iconic destinations. Travelers will be able to purchase the bottles, which were specially selected from a 100 Proof Barrel, beginning in September 2017 in DFS stores in international airports in Singapore (SIN), New York […]

Brown-Forman recovering and gaining momentum in TR

Brown-Forman’s global travel retail business began to rebound in late 2016 and that momentum has carried through and strengthened in 2017, says Monte Wilson, B-F Director of Americas and Global Key Accounts. “A combination of factors have contributed to this turn-around. We are seeing an increase in Russian travelers – which is a very good […]

Flor de Caña volcano activation impacts millions at MIA

Flor de Caña stopped traffic at Miami International Airport this summer with an elegant, disruptive, 10-feet high display inspired by the San Cristobal Volcano in Nicaragua, the birthplace of Flor de Caña rums. The activation, which ran from July through Sept. 8, incorporated large screens that created an incredible visual mosaic showing lava, volcano explosions […]

Loch Lomond launches GTR exclusive Inchmoan 10 Year Old

Global Travel Retail exclusive range with the addition of Loch Lomond Inchmoan 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky. Loch Lomond Group will be introducing the new expression in Cannes, where it will also be announcing details of a new ultra-premium expression which will be its oldest-ever release. Loch Lomond Group owns the award-winning Loch […]

Corrigan leads new WEBB GTR

Stephen Corrigan has been named managing director of the recently launched company, WEBB Global Travel Retail (WEBB GTR). Corrigan teamed up with industry veteran Andy Consuegra and others to launch WEBB GTR on July 1, 2017. WEBB GTR will distribute its portfolio of premium spirits and wines for the travel retail markets in the Americas, […]

IWSR: Leading travel retail liquor brands rebound in 2016

Most of the leading spirits brands increased sales in travel retail in 2016 as the market began to recover following 2015’s downturn, according to IWSR’s Top 100 Travel Retail Brands. Overall global travel retail spirits sales increased by 3.2% in 2016 over 2015 to reach 22.5m nine-liter cases. Johnnie Walker still leads the ranking with […]

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