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Preview - TFWA Asia Pacific 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.


Fraser & Neave Ready to Spread its Wings 7 Oct 2011

A change of CEO and the end of its 75-year partnership with The Coca-Cola Co, could signal a change of direction for Fraser & Neave (F&N) and the boost it needs to push further into the Asean region.


Focus - TFWA Asia Pacific 2010 Preview 6 May 2010

Exhibitors and visitors to the Tax Free World Association (TFWA) Asia Pacific show in Singapore, which opens this Sunday (9 May), have good reason to be optimistic. The Asian duty-free business has rebounded quickly from last year’s global economic downturn. Joe Bates considers the current state of the travel retail sector in the region, ahead of next week's show.

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Tennent’s Beer Aged with Whisky Oak goes to Asia 13 Nov 2014

C&C Group is rolling out a variant of its Tennent's lager brand containing single malt Scotch whisky to Asia.


ProWein organisers launch Singapore show for 2016 12 Nov 2014

Messe Düsseldorf, the German group behind ProWein, is launching a new biennial wine and spirits event in Singapore in 2016.


Diageo takes Haig Club to Singapore airport 1 Sep 2014

Diageo's single grain Scotch whisky Haig Club has debuted in Travel Retail with a marketing campaign at Singapore's Changi Airport.


Edrington widens Snow Leopard launch in Asia 20 Aug 2014

Edrington is to launch Snow Leopard in Vietnam and Taiwan as it continues to expand the vodka brand's Asian footprint.


Diageo switches Travel Retail marketing director 6 Aug 2014

Diageo has announced a change of marketing director at its Travel Retail & Middle East (GTME) division.


Heineken highlights Asian talent in Tiger push 23 May 2014

Heineken is hoping to turn the attention of Asia's beer consumers nearer to home in a marketing push for its Tiger beer brand.


Heineken Asia Pacific FD moves to markets 19 May 2014

The finance director at Heineken's Asia Pacific unit has moved to head up several of the brewer's Asian markets following the departure of its regional director for Singapore, Indochina and Exports.


F&N pays US$16.7m for Yoke Foods stake 29 Apr 2014

Fraser and Neave (F&N) has bought a 70% stake in Malaysian canned beverage maker Yoke Food Industries for SGD21m (US$16.7m).


Carlsberg takes control of MayBev 9 Apr 2014

Carlsberg has bought a 51% stake in MayBev, the exclusive distributor for Ashai in Singapore.


F&N drops Heineken soft drinks non-compete clause 4 Nov 2013

Fraser & Neave has agreed to drop a clause in an agreement with Heineken that has prevented the brewer from selling soft drinks in Singapore, following a competiton probe.