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Joe Bates

Articles by Joe Bates

The TFWA Asia Pacific exhibition kicks off this weekendPreview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition 2014 9 May 2014

On Sunday (11 May), the Asia Pacific leg of Tax Free World Association's exhibition series kicks off. The event takes place against a backdrop of trading ills for international drinks companies in the domestic Chinese market. Joe Bates previews the exhibition and considers whether the China travails will seep into the region's broader Travel Retail channel.


Diego Zamora is targeting the travel retail channel for future growthSPAIN: Diego Zamora appoints duty-free director 22 January 2014

Spanish wines and spirits company Diego Zamora Group has appointed Antony Kime to the newly-created position of global duty-free director.Spanish wines and spirits company Diego Zamora Group has appointed Antony Kime to the newly-created position of global duty-free director.


Click through to view Distell’s Amarula GoldProduct Launch - GLOBAL: Distell’s Amarula Gold 8 November 2013

Distell has released details of the first line extension for its Amarula liqueur brand.


This yearPreview - Tax Free World Association World Exhibition 2013 17 October 2013

Ahead of this year's Tax Free World Association World Exhibition, which returns to Cannes next week, Joe Bates considers the travel retail landscape.


Click through to view BacardiProduct Launch - ASIA PACIFIC TRAVEL RETAIL: Bacardi’s B&B Liqueur 7 August 2013

Bacardi’s B&B Liqueur


Click through to view an image of the product Product Launch – GLOBAL: Edrington Group's The Famous Grouse 40 Year Old 19 July 2013

The Famous Grouse 40 Year Old is the oldest variant ever to be released by the brand's owners, The Edrington Group.


The TFWA Asia Pacific conference & exhibition kicks off this weekendPreview - Tax Free World Association Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition 2013 9 May 2013

The Travel Retail world will start making its way to Singapore this weekend, in time for next week's TFWA Asia Pacific Conference & Exhibition. Joe Bates takes a look at what visitors to the event can expect as well as how the TR channel in the region is fairing.


FRANCE: Baron Philippe de Rothschild secures Ryder Cup deal for Mouton Cadet 11 April 2013

Bordeaux wine brand Mouton Cadet is set to be the official wine supplier to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland, and the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, France.


Heineken is targeting growth from its duty free operations in South AmericaMEXICO: Heineken creates duty-free sales manager role for South America 25 March 2013

Heineken has appointed Ernesto Milan to the new position of duty free sales manager for South America as the brewer steps up its focus on its fast-growing Americas duty-free business.


UK: U’Luvka vodka founder leaves company 10 January 2013

The founder of the U'Luvka Polish vodka brand is set to step down from the namesake company.


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