Brown-Forman Corporation has announced an agreement to purchase the Gin Mare brands from Vantguard and MG Destilerías in Spain. Gin Mare is an ultra-premium Spanish gin with a Mediterranean-inspired recipe of botanicals, including Arbequina olives, thyme, rosemary, and basil. Gin Mare Capri, which also features Italian bergamot and lemons, was introduced last year. Brown-Forman President […]

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Mondelez World Travel Retail (WTR) has relaunched Milka with a new recipe, brand identity and travel campaign. The rebrand is the result of three years of development and engagement with over 3,000 customers. Milka’s new recipe now includes more cocoa, blended with Alpine milk. Tenderness is a key theme for the rebrand. Milka’s packaging has […]

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Confectionery company Walker’s Shortbread is returning to this year’s TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes (2-6 October) after a nine-year break. The brand is revealing a new look alongside its World of Walker’s campaign and travel retail portfolio in the Blue Village [G4]. The Scottish biscuit manufacturer is bringing the World of Walker’s campaign to life […]

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JAPAN. Kansai Airports yesterday announced that Kansai International Airport Terminal 1’s new domestic area, which is currently under renovation, will open on 26 October. The revamped domestic zone will include a much-expanded commercial area, notable for six outlets (four restaurants and two stores) that feature a rich Kansai flavour. A domestic lounge will also open. […]

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AUSTRALIA. Popular Australian MasterChef star and food educator Callum Hann has teamed up with leading travel retail operator Delaware North and The Pantry Adelaide Kitchen at Adelaide Airport. The restaurant, which is serving Hann’s latest dishes, is part of a major terminal expansion project at the South Australian hub. Adelaide Airport Managing Director Brenton Cox […]

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THE NETHERLANDS. Hendrick’s Gin has extended its proud heritage of innovative and quirky travel retail activations with the launch of a Bureau de Change pop-up at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. But the installation, run in partnership with Schiphol Airport Retail (the joint venture between Gebr. Heinemann and Royal Schiphol Group) is no ordinary Bureau de Change. […]

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USA. The Southern Steak & Oyster, a well-known downtown Nashville steakhouse, has opened a full-service restaurant and bar in Concourse D of the South Terminal at Nashville International Airport. The new 3,589sq ft restaurant will be jointly operated by TomKats Hospitality owner Tom Morales, who concessionaire Fraport Tennessee describes as a “legendary restaurateur”, and Skyport […]

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GERMANY. German brand-building specialist Borco has partnered with Gebr. Heinemann in a Sierra Tequila ‘Lead the Party’ promotion at Hamburg Airport. Travellers are encouraged to interact with brand ambassadors in sampling sessions which introduce a three-step tequila shot process. They also have the opportunity to win a Sierra Tequila party box by uploading their favourite Sierra […]

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UK. In a world-first airport activation, Diageo Global Travel has officially unveiled an immersive luxury brand experience and pop-up store from the world’s number-one travel retail Scotch whisky brand, Johnnie Walker. Johnnie Walker Blue Label (1 litre, retailing at £180/US$226) is the hero product of the activation. Diageo Global Travel worked with Dufry’s World Duty Free, […]

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Chocolaterie Guylian has named Sven Adriaenssens as Senior Channel Manager Travel Retail & Duty Free. Adriaenssens joins the Belgian chocolatier after more than ten years with Diageo, most recently as Head of Route-to-Market. His newly created role supports the company’s strategic plan to relaunch the Guylian brand – famed as the original Belgian chocolate seashells […]

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Bacardi Global Travel Retail (GTR) has underlined the resurgence in South Korea’s travel retail market through major partnerships with Jeju Tourism Organization (JTO) Duty Free and Lotte Duty Free. As COVID-19 case numbers plummet in the Republic, international borders reopen and the quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers to South Korea are lifted, Bacardi GTR is […]

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In celebration of the Holy Month, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has teamed up with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi to offer a specially curated inflight menu for the month of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi-based Chef has put his signature twist on authentic Emirati recipes, fusing contemporary cooking techniques and local ingredients to […]

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Diageo has announced the acquisition of 21Seeds, a super-premium flavoured tequila infused with the juice of real fruits. The brand is available in three varieties: Valencia Orange, Grapefruit Hibiscus and Cucumber Jalapeño. 21Seeds was founded in 2019 by three female entrepreneurs – Kat Hantas, Nicole Emanuel and Sarika Singh – whose vision was to create […]

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Whyte & Mackay, the fastest growing global malt supplier in 2020 according to IWSR, is pleased to reveal its new Jura annual limited edition collection of whiskies designed to recruit new malt drinkers and appeal to conscious millennials. Exclusive to Global Travel Retail, Islanders’ Expressions takes its inspiration from the creative and artistic members of […]

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Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky today unveiled the first in a range of Designed by Aston Martin limited-edition collections, exclusively in global travel retail (GTR). The launch signifies the coming together of Bowmore’s GTR whiskies with the design team at Aston Martin to create a striking bottle and pack design, giving the existing range […]

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