A repeat performance

Representatives of the winners of the awards for Airport Retailer of the Year, Americas Travel Retailer of the Year, Best Cruise/Ferry/Port Store, and Best New Product gathered Monday to accept their DFNI awards.

Representatives of the winners of the awards for Airport Retailer of the Year, Americas Travel Retailer of the Year, Best Cruise/Ferry/Port Store, and Best New Product gathered Monday to accept their DFNI awards.

For the second year in a row, DFS Group snagged the top prizes at the DFNI Awards for Travel-Retail Excellence in the Americas. The group won the coveted travel retailer of the year and airport retailer of the year awards yesterday at a lunchtime awards ceremony at the IAADFS Show.

Companies are recognized for excellence and top performance in the travel retail industry. Voting is open to all companies in the Americas travel retail industry.

The best border/downtown store went to Importations Guay Ltée, while Starboard Cruise Services won best cruise/ferry/port store.  DFASS was named best inflight retailer of the year.

PUIG took home Americas supplier of the year, while LVMH received best new product launch for James Hennessy by Moët Hennessy.


2016 DFNI Americas Award winners

Americas Travel Retailer of the Year

Winner: DFS Group

Also shortlisted:

Aer Rianta International

Dufry Americas

Airport Retailer of the Year

Winner: DFS Group

Also shortlisted:

Aer Rianta International

Dufry Americas

Best Border/Downtown Store

Winner: Importations Guay Ltée

Also shortlisted:

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

Duty Free Americas

London Supply – Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop Inc.

Best Cruise/Ferry/Port Store

Winner: Starboard Cruise Services

Also shortlisted:

Bernabel Trading
Princess Cruises

Best Inflight Retailer

Winner: DFASS

Also shortlisted:

Duty Free Partners
Duty Free World

Americas Supplier of the Year

Winner: PUIG

Also shortlisted:

Brown Forman

Pandora

Best New Product

Winner: LVMH for James Hennessy by Moët Hennessy

Also shortlisted:

COTY for Hugo Boss the Scent

TUMI for Alpha Bravo Collection