Sandro Bottega, owner and managing director of Bottega, comments: “I am very pleased to see that our business in North America continues to grow at a fast pace. In Canada, our Bottega sparkling wines, still wines and liqueurs as well as Alexander Grappa more than doubled in 2016 versus 2015 in the airport and border shops on the Canadian side. In the USA, our cruise line business continues to grow for our Bottega sparkling and still wines, liqueurs and Alexander Grappa. In the airports, DFS features four SKUs in their locations and we have new listings of Bottega Gold with Dufry and DFA airport shops plus the DFA Northern Border stores.”
Over the past 15 years, Bottega has invested in expanding its global the travel retail and duty free channel. Bottega products are currently listed on more than fifty airlines and globally present at all of the most important duty free shops. In 2016, the sales volume generated by DF and TR business increased +10% compared to the previous year. In 2015 Bottega was awarded “Best Supplier Of The Year” at the Frontier Awards in Cannes, and “Produttore dell’Anno” (“Producer of the Year”) by ATRI (Italian Association of Travel Retail) in Milan.