USA. 3Sixty (formerly DFASS Group) proudly received DFNI-Frontier Americas’ Top Inflight Retailer of the Year Award, during this year’s duty free and travel retail Summit of the Americas. The event held on March 25th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida, celebrated the very best of travel retail across all channels in the Americas.
The likes of 3Sixty, DFS, Starboard and Mondelez won at the prestigious awards ceremony
The winners for the 2019 DFNI-Frontier Americas Awards were announced last night during the duty free and travel retail Summit of the Americas in Orlando.
The awards celebrated the very best of travel retail across all channels in the Americas. Entries were evaluated by a panel of expert judges – Antoine Bona, Erasmo Orillac, Giles Marks, Jackie McDonagh, Robin Rosenbaum-Andras and Walter Aguilar. The entries with the highest average score were named the winners at the champagne reception event, which also gave delegates at the Orlando Summit a chance to network and unwind after the event’s first full day.
Airport Retail Operation of the Year (over 50 million pax)
WINNER: DFS Group
Airport Retail Operation of the Year (under 50 million pax)
WINNER: Aer Rianta International (ARI) North America
Americas Travel Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Imperial Brands
WINNER: Starboard Cruise Services
Border Store of the Year
WINNER: Importations Guay Ltée (IGL) Duty Free
Charitable Initiative of the Year
WINNER: Streethearts Haiti campaign from Importations Guay Ltée
Cruise or Ferry Retailer of the Year
WINNER: Starboard Cruise Services
Duty Free Experience of the Year
WINNER: DFS Group for First Class Beauty
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Edrington Americas Travel Retail for The Macallan x DFS Loyal T event at Los Angeles
HIGHLY COMMENDED: William Grant & Sons for Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky Ambassador Team
Inflight Retailer of the Year
WINNER: 3Sixty Duty Free & More
New Product Launch of the Year, sponsored by Harding Retail
WINNER: Mondelez World Travel Retail for Toblerone Tiny Crunchy Almonds 272g
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cabeau for Cabeau Evolution S3
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Starboard Cruise Services for Kallati Edge Captain’s Collection
New Shop Opening of the Year
WINNER: Starboard Cruise Services for Celebrity Shops on Celebrity Edge
HIGHLY COMMENDED: 3Sixty for Whiskey Flight at Dallas/Fort Worth
HIGHLY COMMENDED: International Shoppes for iShoppes Duty Free at JFK Terminal 1
Supplier of the Year, sponsored by 3Sixty
WINNER: William Grant & Sons
The Americas Awards are the first in the newly-launched DFNI-Frontier Awards programme for 2019. They will be followed by the regional 2019 DFNI-Frontier EMEA Awards — held jointly with the DFNI Charity Ball on 5 April — and the 2019 DFNI-Frontier Asia Awards, held during the TFWA Singapore Conference & Exhibition, on 14 May.
Our exciting events calendar includes the annual DFNI-Frontier Cruise Retail Conference, which is this year taking place in Miami in June, and culminates in the Frontier Awards — the most anticipated date on the global travel retail calendar.
The 2018 Americas Awards saw DFS Group take home the coveted Americas Travel Retailer of the Year award, with Moët Hennessy, The Hershey Company, Harding Retail, London Supply Group, William Grant & Sons, International Shoppes and DFASS also securing awards.
By Kapila Ireland in Lead Stories March 26, 2019