Duty Free

27 August, 2008
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l DFS Group is set to retain its contract to sell wine at Singapore Changi airport's Terminal Two after it transpired it was the only bidder for the concession when it came up for tender last month.

l Bacardi Global Travel Retail Division (BGTRD) has given two members of its sales team enhanced roles . Former regional manager UK/Ireland Leigh Irvine becomes travel-retail regional director for western Europe, and Hauke Marquardt, formerly regional manager for central, eastern Europe and Turkey, becomes travel-retail regional director for central, eastern Europe and the Middle East.

l Germany's largest independent regional carrier Cirrus Airlines has listed Russian Standard vodka. The three products in the family - Russian Standard Original, Russian Standard Platinum and Imperia - will be the only vodkas served on Cirrus flights and in the airline's VIP lounges.

l Chairman of Indian drinks giant The UB Group Dr Vijay Mallya will be the keynote speaker at the TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes in October. Mallya will speak on the conference theme, 'Challenge the Future.'

l Diageo has promoted Phil Humphreys, formerly European sales and commercial director, to managing director of its Global Travel and Middle East division while his predecessor, Ron Anderson, is leaving GTME to take up a new role as Diageo's chief customer officer in which he will be the "voice of the customer at the most senior level in the company".