Caribbean

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin launches with Penha Duty Free in the Caribbean

Amazon-inspired Canaïma Gin, in partnership with Penha Duty Free (via Innotri Limited), has launched in multiple locations across the Penha Duty Free retail footprint. After a successful introduction in the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the United States, the brand – which pursues honoring and improving the quality of life of indigenous tribes […]

Edrington Americas appoints Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC) as new strategic partner for key Caribbean markets

Edrington Americas has announced a new route to market in the Caribbean with the start of a new strategic partnership with Distribution Spirits Company LLC (DISC), led by Juan Gentile. Effective July 1, all of Edrington’s brands will be distributed by DISC in all Caribbean markets with the exception of Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. […]

WEBB Banks expands into fast-growing CBD and Wellness category with launch of WB Canna Co. & Wellness

Miami-based wine and spirits distributor WEBB Banks has opened a new division focused on the distribution of top- quality cannabidiol (CBD) and wellness products, a product area in which the company sees tremendous growth potential. The new wholly owned subsidiary, called WB Canna Co. & Wellness, will handle distribution of these fast-growing product categories in […]

Dufry wins new, five-year duty-free contract at Cayenne International Airport in French Guiana

Dufry has won a new, five-year concession contract to operate the duty free shop at Cayenne – Felix Eboué International Airport in French Guiana, the French over-seas department located in the north of South America. Cayenne airport served 550,000 passengers in 2019. This concession win further consolidates Dufry’s footprint in Central and South America, which […]

Crystal Symphony will sail from Antigua in August

As the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to enforce its Conditional Sail Order which has prevented cruising in U.S. waters, another offshore option has been announced by luxury line Crystal Cruises, whose Crystal Symphony will sail a series of 15 10-night Luxury Caribbean Escapes round-trip from St. John’s from a homeport in Antigua. Crystal Symphony will […]

US. Senators battling CDC for cruise restart

A group of U.S. congressmen, supported by members of the cruise and tourism industries, are fighting back against the ongoing restrictions against cruising issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Tuesday, April 13, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), and Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Careful Resumption Under Improved Safety Enhancements (CRUISE) […]

Global Ports Holding provides critical partnership in developing Nassau as a home port

The cruise industry made positive waves in mid-March when luxury cruise brand Crystal Cruises announced it was launching a series of seven-night round-trip “Bahamas Escapes” voyages from Nassau. The line’s Crystal Serenity ship would homeport in Nassau, and visit Bimini and four other Bahama Islands, avoiding any U.S. ports. The response from the pubic was […]

Relationships times three lead WEBB Banks to powerful new brands and growing business

With tourism essentially shut down, WEBB Banks’ focus on the Caribbean local markets during the coronavirus pandemic has helped propel the leading wine and spirits distribution company to a stronger position than it was in a year ago, says WEBB Banks CEO Andy Consuegra. TMI met recently with Consuegra; Phillip Jarrell, Vice President, Marketing & […]

MONARQ Group reaches customers with digital innovations

As international tourism dried up MONARQ Group shifted its focus to digital marketing, social media and e-commerce, Managing Director Robert de Monchy tells TMI. To promote its brands on social media, the independent premium wine and spirits distributor launched MONARQ’s Social Club early on during the pandemic with overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants. The company […]