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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UK. Airport Retail Enterprises (ARE) has partnered with independent UK brewery Big Smoke Brew Co to open Big Smoke Taphouse & Kitchen at London Heathrow Terminal 2 later this month. It will be Australian F&B specialist ARE’s second UK location after Grain Store at London Gatwick Airport. The new “craft beer and food destination” features […]

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Bacardi Limited-owned Bombay Sapphire gin is on track to have all of its ten botanical ingredients certified sustainable in 2021. With the suppliers of eight botanicals already certified according to the Ecocert For Life standard, the brand’s goal is for the remaining two producers – for grains of paradise from Ghana and liquorice from China […]

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Ian Macleod Distillers and World Duty Free have introduced ‘Wonder Wall’ Edinburgh Gin displays at Edinburgh and Stansted airports. The permanent units highlight the brand’s point-of-difference as a pioneer of the flavoured gin category. Edinburgh Gin was the first to bring the Rhubarb & Ginger flavour to the market in 2014 and created another first […]

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Richard Paterson today celebrates a 50-year career with Whyte and Mackay, having joined the Glasgow whisky makers on 14th September 1970.  Over the last five decades, Richard has produced landmark whiskies that have established his reputation as one of the greatest whisky makers of his generation. Richard has chosen this moment after 50 years to […]

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Mast-Jägermeister SE, the family-owned company and maker of the world’s most successful herbal liqueur, is rolling out a four-month airport campaign from September to celebrate the launch of new product, Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee. Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee (33% ABV) made its debut in global travel retail exclusively with Gebr. Heinemann in January 2020, following […]

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Accolade Wines has named Martin MacKinnon as General Manager, Global Travel Retail. He will lead the business in “driving availability, visibility and sales in travel retail channels across the globe,” said the company. MacKinnon joins Accolade having most recently been Sales Director for the UK and Ireland at Royal Caribbean International, the world’s largest cruise […]

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