Duty Free Reader's Choice Awards




We brought back our regional Merit of Distinction Awards from the 90s with a fresh and modern digital twist. Our new-generation Duty Free Readers' Choice Awards recognize and celebrate retailers and suppliers within The Americas, Asia and Gulf-Africa regions.

These awards celebrate the most innovative companies in the travel retail space. We’ve chosen to celebrate innovation because that’s what retailers and suppliers are looking for right now.

Our readers had the chance to vote online in seven different categories for each of the three regions: the Americas; Middle East and Africa; and Asia.

The voters were made up of– retailers, suppliers, distributors, airports, airlines and other companies involved in the industry.

To generate awareness, the awards were advertised via our e-newsletters and website. These awards are entirely digital – we don’t need another awards ceremony!

“The Readers’ Choice Awards have shone a light on the incredible innovation and excellence occurring in the regions across all sectors of the travel retail industry. We received hundreds of votes this year. Congratulations to all our winners,” said Hibah Noor, Editor-in-Chief, Americas, Asia and Gulf-Africa Duty Free & Travel Retailing Magazines.

“I want to emphasize that our winners were chosen exclusively by votes coming in from our readers. Next year, we will be finetuning the awards to add another layer of judgement with a twist. Stay tuned."

2019 Regional Duty Free Readers' Choice Awards reveals winners

Best Perfumes & Cosmetics Supplier

The Americas

WINNER: Essence Corp

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Unilever International Travel Retail

Asia

WINNER: Shiseido Travel Retail

Best Confectionery & Fine Foods Supplier

The Americas

WINNER: Mondelez World Travel Retail

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail

Asia

WINNER: Mars Wrigley International Travel Retail

Best Spirits Supplier

The Americas

WINNER: Brown-Forman

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Edrington Global Travel Retail

Asia

WINNER: William Grant & Sons

Best Tobacco Supplier

The Americas

WINNER: Imperial Brands

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Philip Morris International

Asia

WINNER: Oriental General Trading

Best Fashion Supplier

The Americas

WINNER: Luxottica Global Channels

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Lacoste

Asia

WINNER: Paul & Shark

Best Airport Retailer

The Americas

WINNER: Dufry Group

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Dubai Duty Free

Asia

WINNER: DFS Group

Best Non-Airport Retailer

The Americas

WINNER: London Supply

Gulf-Africa

WINNER: Emirates Airline

Asia

WINNER: Ever Rich Duty Free






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