Congratulations to Shopping China, of Paraguay, which was named the Land-based border/ downtown retailer of the year at the annual Frontier magazines awards held in Cannes earlier this month. The award was sponsored by Godiva.
Other familiar brands winning top awards included Desigual, which was named the winner of the Supplier of the Year award; Edrington – Macallan Rare Cask Black, named Star Product of the year over $100 category; and Godiva – Coeur Iconique limited edition 2016 in the Star Product of the Year under $100 category.
Two special mentions must be made also to TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen, who was honored with an Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award; and Dubai Duty Free’s George Horan, winning of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement award.
Rounding out the other winners are Partnership Initiative of the Year: Lagardère Travel Retail – SumoSalad; Speciality Concept of the Year: Johnnie Walker House, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport; Non-airport retailer of the year: P&O Ferries; Inflight retailer of the year: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; Marketing campaign of the year by a supplier: Pernod Ricard Travel Retail Europe – Jameson #BeOriginal 60; Marketing campaign of the year by a retailer: DFS India Pvt Ltd – Meet the Bollywood stars; Marketing campaign of the year by an airport: Heathrow Airport – Pimm’s summer promotion; Technology innovator of the year: Accolade Wines – #Hardy’sHero digital campaign with Heinemann & Sydney Airport; Airport operator of the year: Heathrow Airport; and Airport retailer of the year: Ever Rich Duty Free Shop.