DFNI magazine validates and distinguishes the best practices implemented by airports, retailers and suppliers in various aspects of the Travel Retail industry. The DFNI Americas Awards celebrates how well travel retail stakeholders have adapted and transformed throughout the COVID19 crisis and their commendable initiatives to support the community.
The awards focused on the positives to emerge from the past year, with entries this year celebrating optimism, perseverance, partnerships and community in travel retail Americas. Winners were voted on and selected by our panel of seven leading travel-retail specialists: Alexander Anson-Esparza, Lisa Bauer, Geoff Biggs, Felipe Cogorno, Nicolas Dobry, Felipe Grant and Jim Pearce.
The winners were announced during a virtual presentation, as part of the Summit of the Americas. They are:
Airport in the Americas with the Most Supportive Approach to Retail: Bermuda Skyport Corporation, sponsored by Aer Rianta International North America.
Best New Shop Opening: The Macallan Boutique, JFK Airport – Edrington Global Travel Retail
Exceptional Achievement by a Cruise Retailer: Carnival Miracle – Retail Reimagined. Sponsor, Starboard Cruise Services
Exceptional Achievement by an Inflight Retailer: Omnichannel Digital Platform, sponsored by 3Sixty Duty Free & More
Exceptional Achievement by an Airport Retailer: Launch of theloopdutyfree.ca – Aer Rianta International North America, sponsored by Duty Free Dynamics.
Hero Fashion, Jewellery, Watches or Electronics/Gifting Product of the Year: Carnival Fun Ship Speaker – Carnival Cruise Lines
Hero Confectionery & Fine Food Product of the Year: Toblerone Gingery Orange Range, by Mondelez World Travel Retail
Hero Beauty Product of the Year: Long Haul Spa Inflight Spa Kits – Long Haul Spa
Hero Wines & Spirits Product of the Year: South Cause – VSPT Wine Group
Americas Supplier of the Year: The Hershey Company, sponsored by 3Sixty Duty Free & More
Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Joseph’s – Manufacture Belge de Chocolats
Americas Travel Retailer of the Year: Aer Rianta International North America
Team of the Year: Jessie, Sabrina, Agnes, Candy, Maggie, Shannon, Holly, Fanni, Jenny and Anne - SPARK Group of Companies.
For the official transmission, please watch the video presentation here: