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Who are the finalists for the DFNI Global Awards?

DFS Group has opened its 167sq m wine and spirits duty free store at Singapore Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4

Fresh from winning two awards at this week’s DFNI Americas Awards, DFS Group leads the way in the nominations having been shortlisted in five categories – more than any other retailer.

SEE ALSO : DFS named Retailer of the Year

One award DFS has been shortlisted for is the prestigious Global Travel Retailer of the Year award; that award will see it go up against other retailers that have been shortlisted for multiple categories.

These are: Dubai Duty Free (a finalist in four categories), Importations Guay Ltée (also a finalist in four), Lotte Duty Free (in contention for three awards), Qatar Duty Free (shortlisted in two awards) and The Shilla Duty Free (up for four awards).

Elsewhere on retailers, Delhi Duty Free Services (four nominations), Starboard Cruise Services (four nominations) King Power International Group (three nominations) and DFASS (two nominations) are up for multiple awards.

SEE ALSO : DFS opens new experiential wine & spirits store

From the brand point of view, Mondelez World Travel Retail has been shortlisted in an impressive four categories.

The full list of finalists is as follows.

Airport Retailer of the Year
– Delhi Duty Free Services

– DFS Group

– Dubai Duty Free

– King Power International Group

– Qatar Duty Free

– The Shilla Duty Free

Airport with most supportive approach to travel retail
– Singapore Changi airport

– Heathrow airport

– Sydney airport

Best Marketing Activation
– Grey Goose Winter Wonderland at Toronto Pearson airport, Bacardi Global Travel Retail

– Around the whiskey world at Changi, Changi Airport Group

– Tiffany & Co travel-retail launch, Coty

– Delhi Duty Free Services

– #TravelWithOREO, Mondelez World Travel Retail

– Omega Lost in Space, Starboard Cruise Services

– Beauty Truck, The Shilla Duty Free

– Hendrick’s World Cucumber Day, William Grant & Sons

Best New Product
– Santa Teresa 1796, Bacardi Global Travel Retail

– Gucci Bloom, Coty

– The Macallan Quest Collection, Edrington Global Travel Retail

– Toblerone Messages, Mondelez World Travel Retail

– Lindt Assorted Napolitains Travel Trolleys 600g, Lindt & Sprüngli

– Mentos Mini Passport, Perfetti Van Melle Global Travel Retail

– Greenall’s Extra Reserve, Quintessential Brands

– Dual SIM Adaptor for Android and iOS, WorldSIM Duet

Best New Product Packaging
– Toblerone Happy Holidays, Mondelez World Travel Retail/filtr

– Corset Shell Pack Capsule, KT International

– Music Box, Lanson International

– Johnnie Walker Blue Label – Ghost & Rare Special Release, MW Luxury Packaging

– Greenall’s Extra Reserve, Quintessential Brands

– Seksy Sunglasses Exclusive Airline Packaging, Swiss Eyewear Group International

Best New Shop Opening
– DFS in Singapore Changi T4, DFS Group

– Estée Lauder in Abu Dhabi airport, DFS Group

– Heathrow T3 store, Dixons Travel

– King Power Rangnam, King Power International

– Incheon International airport T2, Lotte Duty Free

– Dior Watches & Jewellery Boutique, Starboard Cruise Services

– Incheon International airport T2, The Shilla Duty Free

– Dallas-Fort Worth, TRG Duty Free/DFASS joint venture

Best Supplier
– Mondelez World Travel Retail

– Heineken International

– Lindt & Sprüngli

– William Grant & Sons

Best Technology Innovator
– Coindrum

– Delhi Duty Free Services

– DUDA – Dufry Digital Assistant (ChatBot), Dufry

– Foreo Luna

– Lotte Duty Free

Charitable Business of the Year
– Dubai Duty Free

– Street Hearts Haiti, Importations Guay Ltée (IGL)

– Hand in Hand for Haiti, Starboard Cruise Services

Charity Champion of the Year
– Dubai Duty Free

– Importations Guay Ltée (IGL)

Cruise/Ferry Retailer of the Year
– Harding Retail

– P&O Ferries

– Starboard Cruise Services

Inflight Retailer of the Year

– Gateretail

– KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

CSR Team of the Year
– Delhi Duty Free Services


– Importations Guay Ltée (IGL)

– King Power International Group

– Santa Teresa

– Valrhona

Global Travel Retailer of the Year
– DFS Group

– Dubai Duty Free

– Importations Guay Ltée (IGL)

– Lotte Duty Free

– Qatar Duty Free

– The Shilla Duty Free

(Source: DFNI)