Tanduay expands to Guam

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    (From left) Gary Encarnacion, Megamixx 101.9 Station Manager; Richie Cruz, Tanduay mixologist; John Antenorcruz, managing director at TITAN Imports; Leonard Dantic, Bartender Competition 1st Runner Up; Jane Ong, assistant vice president for Exports,Tanduay Distillers; Roy Sumang, assistant M manager for Business Development, Tanduay Distillers; and Paul Lim, senior vice president for Marketing, Tanduay Distillers.
    (From left) Gary Encarnacion, Megamixx 101.9 Station Manager; Richie Cruz, Tanduay mixologist; John Antenorcruz, managing director at TITAN Imports; Leonard Dantic, Bartender Competition 1st Runner Up; Jane Ong, assistant vice president for Exports,Tanduay Distillers; Roy Sumang, assistant M manager for Business Development, Tanduay Distillers; and Paul Lim, senior vice president for Marketing, Tanduay Distillers.

    Tanduay continues its aggressive international expansion.

    In a statement Tanduay said it recently partnered with one of Guam’s leading spirits distributor, TITAN Imports, for its distribution in the US territory.

    “We believe the brand will grow in the state of Guam having a lot of Filipinos residing in that state who’re familiar with the brand, and the locals of Guam themselves who’re looking for quality products,” said Paul Lim, Tanduay Senior Vice President for Marketing, in his opening speech during the launch held at Sharaton Laguna Guam Resort.

    The event included a brand education seminar conducted by Tanduay Business Development Manager and TITAN managing director John Antenorcruz.

    For the past three years, the 165-year-old Filipino brand has been aggressive in opening new markets for its quality rums in countries outside of the Philippines.

    In 2018, its volume in the US grew by 114 percent year-on-year, from the first half of 2018 versus the first half of 2017.

    Its overall product sales grew by 3 percent in 2018 from 2017, making it the world’s best-selling rum for two years running. According to Drinks International, Tanduay 20.1 million 9-liter cases in 2018. It is the only rum brand to reach the 20 million mark for that year.

    Most recently, Tanduay was declared Brand of the Year by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated to advancing branding standards. This is the fifth year that the company won the prestigious award.