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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AUSTRALIA. Australia’s first airport brewery, run by Stomping Ground Brewing Co and hospitality company Delaware North, has opened at Melbourne Airport Terminal 3. The 330sq m venue, with views of the airfield, is modelled on Stomping Ground’s Collingwood Beer Hall, and features 24 draught beers and six wines on tap. Each year up to 30 […]

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USA. MarketPlace Logan has opened the latest set of local favourite restaurants and stores at Boston Logan International Airport. The company manages the concessions programme at the airport and is an affiliate of Boston-based New England Development. Upscale gastropub Monument Tavern has opened in Terminal B, and is based on the original restaurant in Boston’s […]

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Nestlé International Travel Retail (NITR) has unveiled an eye-catching Chinese New Year activation – for KITKAT® at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail. The confectionery space was secured after a competitive pitch and sees a festive twist on KITKAT’s VIB (Very Important Break) Lounge. The promotion, running throughout January and […]

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Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail (MITR) will create a Chinese New Year celebration to remember with a tailor-made campaign to make the most of one of the biggest shopping opportunities of the year. Using incredibly popular and widely recognised global brands, combined with exclusive releases and flexible display options, MITR is aiming to interrupt the […]

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Mast-Jägermeister SE, the family-owned company and maker of the world’s most successful herbal liqueur is launching a new product, Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee, in the travel retail channel exclusively with Gebr. Heinemann. Made with natural ingredients, Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee was launched in the UK and US domestic markets in September 2019 and is the […]

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Whyte & Mackay brand The Dalmore has released a limited-edition 28-year-old whisky and special packaging for King Alexander III whisky to mark Chinese New Year. The 28-year-old, a single malt matured in American white oak ex-bourbon casks and Graham’s Tawny Port pipes, is limited to 1,300 bottles. Of these, 300 have been made available in […]

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US. San Diego International Airport has used purified concentrate from its water conservation programme to brew a new beer – SAN Test Pilot – in partnership with local brewery Ballast Point and industrial water purification company Water Works. SAN Test Pilot’s water comes from the condensate that drips from the bottom of air conditioning units attached […]

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