Coronavirus ‘great concern’ for travel retail

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) said the coronavirus outbreak has had a “serious negative” impact on the travel retail industry but that it was working closely with members to offer support “at a time of great concern”. Though the TFWA said it remains “hopeful that the situation will soon stabilise and gradually improve”, it acknowledged the “widespread concern” within the duty free and travel retail sector as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. To…

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Macallan Folio 5 extends travel retail availability

Edrington has made the most recent single malt from The Macallan Archival Series available to travellers passing through London Heathrow, Dubai and Taiwan Taoyuan airports. The Macallan Archival Series Folio 5 has been bottled at 43% ABV and priced at RRP £250 (US$350). It is available from The Macallan Boutiques. The fifth release in the series depicts a former advert featuring the tale of ‘Luggy Bonnet’, accompanied by the words “keep this knot firmly tied”.…

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Lagardère appoints Germany CEO

Travel retail operator Lagardère has named Jochen Halfmann as chief executive officer (CEO) in Germany. In his position as CEO for Germany, Halfmann will be responsible for leading the growth and development of Lagardère Travel Retail in Germany. He will take on the role with immediate effect. Frédéric Chevalier, regional chief operating officer, EMEA at Lagardère, said: “We are delighted to have Jochen joining our team in Germany and are looking forward to benefiting from…

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Grey Goose city-inspired gift tins are GTR-exclusive

Bacardi-owned vodka brand Grey Goose has launched a series of city-inspired gift tins available exclusively in global travel retail. Launching initially at airports in Paris before rolling out across other regions, the series features gift tins designed to honour Paris, London, Mumbai, Sydney, Dubai, Singapore and New York. Vinay Golikeri, managing director of Bacardi Global Travel Retail, said: “Whether it’s somewhere you’ve just visited or a destination that’s top of your bucket list, or perhaps…

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Dalmore 28yo Scotch marks Chinese New Year

Scotch whisky The Dalmore has bottled a 28-year-old single malt to mark Chinese New Year and simultaneously launched a celebratory gift pack for its King Alexander III expression. This Chinese New Year will begin on 25 January and marks the Year of the Rat. The 28-year-old Dalmore expression has been aged in American white oak ex-Bourbon casks and Graham’s Tawny Port pipes. Only 1,300 bottles have been created, with 300 earmarked for Asia travel retail.…

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