Spirits

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 […]

Edrington sells Cutty Sark to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet

Edrington and La Martiniquaise-Bardinet announced this week that they have concluded an agreement on the sale of the Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand. The completion of the transfer to La Martiniquaise is expected within a month. Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky was launched in 1923; Edrington’s association with Cutty Sark stretches back over nine decades to […]

Diageo sells brands to Sazerac

 Diageo is selling 19 of its non-premium brands to Sazerac in a deal worth a reported US$550 million. The net proceeds of approximately £340 million, after tax and transaction costs, will be returned to shareholders through a share repurchase. The brands included in the transaction are Seagram’s VO, Seagram’s 83, Sea-gram’s Five Star, Myers’s, Parrot […]

Aude Bourdier joins Brown-Forman

A familiar face in global travel retail, Aude Bourdier has taken a new position, joining Brown-Forman as marketing director for Global Travel Retail and Developed APAC which includes the domestic markets of Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand. The announcement was made by Marshall Farrer, senior vice president, managing director, Global Travel Retail & […]

Diageo: Caribbean-Central America GM steps up to senior GTR role as Dayalan Nayager takes key local position

Dayalan Nayager, currently Managing Director for Global Travel, has been appointed to Managing Director for GB, Ireland and France. Nayager will be replaced by Eduardo Barp, currently General Manager Caribbean & Central America as head of the travel retail business. He will report to Alberto Gavazzi, President, Diageo Latin America and Caribbean, Global Travel and […]

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