Spirits

WEBB Banks reinforces number one position in Caribbean

WEBB Banks, the newly created wine and spirits super distributor, is having fantastic success in the region, CEO Andy Consuegra tells TMI. Created from the joining of North Carolina’s Banks Channel and Miami’s WEBB, the merger gave the combined company the scale, the leverage and breadth of portfolio that the partners did not have separately, […]

Absolut Drop turns actions of hate into Symbols of love

Absolut Vodka has launched Absolut Drop, a new limited edition bottle that turns actions of hate into symbols of love. Absolut traveled to racist and anti-LGBTQ protests across the globe and collected hate and intolerance-filled signs and placards. This ink was then extracted and repurposed to spread a better message of positivity. To raise awareness […]

Pernod Ricard Global TR names new VP marketing

Craig Johnson, currently Vice President Global Marketing, Absolut Vodka at The Absolut Company, has been appointed to the position of Vice President Marketing of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail (PR GTR) from January 2019. Johnson reports to Mohit Lal, CEO of Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail, and will be based in Pernod Ricard Global Travel […]

Bottega gains new airline listings for prosecco ‘minis’ range

Bottega Spa continues to gain airline listings, and is now available on 27 carriers. In 2018 alone, the famed prosecco producer introduced 20cl bottles of its Bottega Gold and Bottega Rose Gold to 13 airlines around the world. Bottega’s small format bottles have also been taken on by several rail operators last year, including Virgin Trains, Great Western, Rail Gourmet […]

One on One with Brown-Forman’s Marshall Farrer: Bullish on future as TR portfolio generates global growth

Just weeks after the 2018 TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes, Travel Markets Insider sat down with Marshall Farrer, Brown-Forman’s Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Global Travel Retail & Developed APAC, at the Louisville headquarters of the American Whiskey giant. With Jack Daniel’s leading the way, a growing portfolio of bourbons featuring Woodford Reserve and Old […]

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