Frontier Awards 2017 shortlist

awards finalist 2017 horizThe final shortlist for the 2017 Frontier Awards has been compiled. On Friday our six judges, chosen for their experience and expertise in travel retail, engaged in a day of lively debate to decide the finalists. Heathrow Airport retail and service proposition director Chris Annetts, worldwide duty free corporate affairs and communications director at Japan Tobacco International Gemma Bateson, Portland Design MD Ibrahim Ibrahim, travel retail director for Asia Pacific at Lacoste Erin Lillis, DFS India and Mumbai Duty Free MD Manishi Sanwal and King Power Hong Kong MD Sunil Tuli got together to debate 17 different categories that included Star Product of the Year over $100, Airport Operator of the Year and new ones such as Best GTR-Exclusive Packaging of the Year.

This year’s awards ceremony, taking place in Cannes on 4 October, will be held at the stunning Palm Beach Casino. The evening will feature spectacular entertainment and the party will continue into the early hours. Celebrating its 33rd year and with four new categories voted on by the judges, plus special awards such as Charity Focus and Outstanding Contribution to the Industry, this promises to be an unmissable event.


Airport Operator of the Year                             

Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur

Heathrow Airport

Incheon International Airport

Airport Retailer of the Year                               


Delhi Duty Free Services

Dubai Duty Free

Dufry International

Ever Rich Corporation

Lagardère Travel Retail – Aelia London Luton Airport

Mumbai Duty Free

Border Downtown Non Airport Retailer of the Year                         

Bhatia Traders

Ever Rich Corporation

Duty Free Philippines

Importations Guay Ltée

Jordanian Duty Free Shops

Shopping China

Cruise Ferry Line Retailer of the Year                         

Harding Retail

P&O Ferries

Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Retailer                      

Capi  –  Pop-up barbershop at Capi

Delhi Duty Free Services  –  Duty Free Delights

Dubai Duty Free – Dubai Duty Free

Dufry International – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with World Duty Free at Gatwick Airport

Lagardère Travel Retail –  Pay what you want: Chapter one

P&O Ferries  –  P&O Ferries: The Collection

Shopping China –  Shopping China

Marketing Campaign of the Year by an Airport     

Budapest Airport –  BUD:shopping Virtual Fashion promotion

Heathrow Airport  –  The Heathrow Whisky Experience

Marketing Campaign of the Year by a Supplier                     

Alzawrae (Mazaya) –  I Wish I Could Shisha In The Sky: Shisha pop-up lounge experience by Mazaya

Godiva Belgium  –  90th anniversary

Mondelez World Travel Retail –  Toblerone Messages

Nestlé International Travel Retail  –  Nestlé International Travel Retail KITKAT However you break, Share it! campaign

Proximo Spirits –  Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Proximo Spirits  – Releasing The Kraken on an Unsuspecting Frankfurt Airport

William Grant & Sons –  World Cucumber Day for Hendrick’s Gin

Inflight Retailer of the Year                

Inflight Sales Group & CX Group

KLM Inflight Retail & Media

Oman Air/Muscat Duty Free Inflight

Star Product of the Year Under $100

Buckley London  –  Buckley London Sparkle Collection jewellery baubles

Cabeau  – Cabeau’s Evolution Cool

Dragon Spirits  –  Royal Dragon Vodka Imperial 1l

Escale Holding  –  Fire Island watch by Versus Versace

Godiva Belgium  – Icônes d’Or/ Godiva

Imperial Tobacco – Davidoff Freeze

IZIPIZI – Reading glasses #D Tortoise by Blue Storks

Lindt & Sprüngli – Lindor Mango & Cream, 387g

Quintessential Brands  –  Opihr Oriental Spiced London Dry Gin

Skross  – Skross Power Case

Swiss Eyewear Group  – INVU metal rimless sunglasses

Wild Tiger Rum  – Wild Tiger Special Reserve Rum

William Grant & Sons  –  Monkey Shoulder

Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds  –  Wonderful Pistachios

Zamora International  – Licor 43 Orochata

Star Product of the Year Over $100                               

Blue Storks – Jott

Capi – DJI Mavic Pro drone

Daniel Wellington – Classic petite mesh watch

House of Sillage – Limited edition Hauts Bijoux

Noble Elegance – F.I.N.E LOVE pendant

Sif Jakobs Jewellery – Corte Grande Ring

Tateossian – Gear cufflink

William Grant & Sons  – Glenfiddich 21-year-old single malt Scotch whisky

Best Inflight Product of the Year                     

Buckley London – Buckley London eight-piece earring set

Gate Retail – MinibarBox

INCC Parfums – Mercedes-Benz Man 50ml

On The Mark – Egyptian Magic

Portfolio Partners – Fentiman’s traditional botanical natural drinks

Portfolio Partners – Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn

Sif Jakobs  – Simeri bangle

Swiss Eyewear Group – INVU B2628c + Bracelet

Tateossian – Carbon fibre leather wrap bracelet

WorldSIM – WorldSIM Duet

Partnership Initiative of the Year                  

ARI & Diageo – The Guinness Export House

Budapest Airport – Budapest Airport/Gebr Heinemann/Beam Suntory trinity promotion

Dufry International & Lindt – The Dufry/Lindt exclusive products partnership

Edrington GTR – Le Clos & The Macallan

Mars & Gebr Heinemann – Mars & Gebr Heinemann

Mondelez World Travel Retail & Lagardère Travel Retail  – Blueprint for Success: A joint case study on cash till optimisation for airport duty free

Mumbai Duty Free & Pernod Ricard – World’s first Luxe boutique at Mumbai International Airport

Pernod Ricard & London Supply – Absolut Nights

Specialty Concept of the Year                            

Alzawrae (Mazaya) – I Wish I Could Shisha in the Sky

ARI & Diageo – The Guinness Export House

Coindrum – Coindrum

Dufry International – WDF Haute Parfumerie, Heathrow Terminal 4

Finavia Corporation – Arctic World of Santa Claus at Helsinki Airport

Edrington GTR – The Macallan Boutique

Gate Group – The Chillo Cool Trolley

Supplier of the Year                 

Accolade Wines

Buckley London

Noble Elegance

William Grant & Sons

Best Food & Beverage Partnership of the Year                        

Delaware North Companies Australia – Delaware North and Coopers Alehouse at Adelaide Airport

Finavia Corporation – Helsinki Airport and HMSHost International

HMSHost International – HMSHost and LEON

P&O Ferries – P&O Ferries and Starbucks

Best Global Travel Retail-Exclusive Packaging of the Year                           

Blue Storks – Happy Socks

DFASS SATS – Johnnie Walker Blue Label The Cask Edition Special Release for Singapore Airlines

Dragon Spirits – Royal Dragon Vodka Imperial, 1l

Edrington GTR – Rare Cask Black Steven Klein Edition

Godiva Belgium – Expression Artistique/Godiva

House of Sillage – Arabesque travel purser collection

Lindt & Sprüngli – Lindt Swiss Masterpieces Bijoux Collection, 260g

Noble Elegance – F.I.N.E LOVE pendant, 925 silver with cubic zirconia, 42+3cm silver chain

Patrón Spirits – Patrón Silver 1l limited edition Mexican heritage tin

Pollard Boxes – Chivas Regal Ultis

Quintessential Brands – Greenall’s Extra Reserve London Dry Gin

Technology Innovator of the Year                 

AOE – Frankfurt Airport omnichannel platform

Dufry International – Dufry: DUDA web virtual assistant

Delhi Duty Free Services

Mumbai Duty Free –  I-say: Consumer conversations with MDF

Setur Turistik – Setur/e-incentive

Safety Tax Free – Tax refund app