LVMH wine and spirits sales soar in Q1

The wine and spirits arm of LVMH saw sales skyrocket during the first quarter of 2021, aided by a ‘strong rebound’ in China. The wine and spirits unit of luxury goods company LVMH saw organic revenue rise 36% in the first quarter of 2021 to reach €1,510 million (US$1,805m). Compared to the same period in 2019, this represented a 17% organic increase. LVMH said Hennessy Cognac saw volumes grow by 28% during the three-month period,…

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Kah Tequila eyes global expansion in 2021

Amber Beverage Group is aiming to expand the international footprint of Kah Tequila this year, starting in China. The brand is set to expand its footprint in Canada, Russia, duty free and a number of key markets during 2021. The ‘large-scale’ global expansion plan for 2021 follows the ‘successful’ launch of Kah Tequila’s new bottle design last year. Kah Tequila will become a key focus for Amber Beverage Group’s core China distributor, China Bev. Evija…

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Distell and Camus grow distribution partnership

South African spirits producer Distell has expanded its distribution partnership with Cognac house Camus to include the travel retail channel in China. Camus will be Distell’s exclusive distributor in the China duty free market, looking after brands including Scottish Leader, Bunnahabhain and Deanston Scotch whiskies, plus cream liqueur brand Amarula. Derek Scott, who was named general manager Asia Pacific travel retail for Distell at the end of 2020, will manage the distribution partnership. Luke Maga,…

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TFWA Asia Pacific 2021 to take place in Hainan

The Tax Free World Association (TFWA) will hold next year’s Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Hainan, China, for the first time. Last month, the TFWA confirmed that the next Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference will be held from 9 to 13 May 2021, combining in-person and virtual events and networking opportunities for delegates. The show, which is usually held in Singapore, will take place in Sanya, Hainan, in 2021. The TFWA management committee made…

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ProWine China prepares for 2020 show

Final preparations are being made for wine and spirits trade show ProWine China, which will be held in Shanghai next month. ProWine China will take place from 10 to 12 November at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). Despite international travel restrictions and social distancing measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, organisers said there was every indication it would be a successful event and that they have received a ‘good response’ to this year’s…

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