Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

  • Travel retail and restaurateur leader secures two first place awards

ATLANTA, 2016-Apr-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère won three Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards, earning first place in two categories. ACI-NA’s 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards promotes the innovative spirit of the airport concessions industry, and recognizes excellence in airport concessions programs. The winners were announced at a dinner gala awards ceremony that took place during the 2016 Business of Airports Conference in Orlando, Fla., April 4 through 6.

The Awards:
• First place: Best New News & Gift Concept, 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport
• First place: Best New Local Concept, Greenbelt Magazine Marketplace, Boise Airport
• Third place: Best New Retail Concept, 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport

“Paradies Lagardère has enjoyed a long-term partnership with the ACI-NA, and we’re honored to win three awards in the 2016 ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards program. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our employees, who ensure we continue our industry-leading customer service, superior designs and award-winning store and restaurant operations,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO.

“I am thrilled, and I believe the pioneers who created Boise’s Greenbelt would be equally as pleased,” said Tia Crabtree, editor of The Boise Greenbelt Magazine. “The Greenbelt Magazine – It’s a Boise Thing concept captures the beauty of Boise and all its assets. Paradies Lagardère and CSDI Construction did a great job on the design at the Boise Airport.”

Additional Information:
The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards provides the industry the opportunity to recognize success and innovation in commercial programs at airports of all sizes. Any ACI-NA member is eligible. Categories include Best Food & Beverage Program, Best New Retail Concept, Best “Green” Concession Practice or Concept Category, and Best New Consumer Services Concept. The ACI-NA represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the U.S. and Canada.

Paradies Lagardère won first place in Best New News & Gift Concept and third place in Best New Retail Concept. These categories consider a single retail unit operating at an airport, including concepts such as apparel, accessories, electronics and convenience retail units. Paradies Lagardère also won first place in Best New Local Concept, which considers a single food and beverage, retail or personal services unit operating at an airport that best highlights the local culture, aids in giving a sense of place and promotes local economic growth.

Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry and souvenirs. The company delivers casual and quick serve restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.


Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 404 494 3419
Mobile: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère


Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

Paradies Lagardère honored with three ACI-NA 2016 Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards

PetSmart introduces new products to help pet parents enjoy outdoor adventures with their pets

  • In-Store Event This Weekend Will Offer Outdoor Product Demos, Harness Fittings and Giveaways

PHOENIX, 2016-Apr-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Springtime is a great time to get outside and get active with our best friends! Whether it’s hiking the trails, playing in the water or taking walks together, PetSmart offers a wide range of new products to help pet parents include their pets in all types of outdoor adventures.

Hiking and Running: Bring Fido on your next hike with the Top Paw™ Reflective Backpack. Made of lightweight material and decked out with handy compartments means pups can easily tote their own food, snacks and waste bags. Keep them nourished with TurboPUP complete meal bars, a portable, healthy food on-the-go. These all-natural, high-protein and grain-free bars are perfect for pet parents who get out with their dogs.

Camping: Collapsible bowls like the Petmate® Collapsible Travel Dog Bowl make hydration away from home a snap! The bowl collapses down to less than half an inch and is made of durable, non-porous silicone. Camping and other outdoor adventures are often synonymous with insects but you can help protect your pets from pests with an Insect Shield tee, neck gaiter or bandana. This lightweight gear is designed to provide long-lasting, effective, odorless insect protection.

Beach Bumming: For pups that love to romp in the water, the Top Paw® Neoprene Reflective Life Jacket offers versatility and athletic styling. A durable rescue handle makes it easy to help dogs out of the water in the event of an emergency. For pups who prefer a more leisurely beach experience, the Martha Stewart Pets® Flamingo Swimsuit will have them beach-ready and adorable.

Playing in the Puddles: PetSmart offers a variety of stylish rain coats to make romping through puddles a blast. The Top Paw™ Dots Rain Coat, also available in trendy floral and plaid patterns, brings fun and comfort to dogs on rainy days.Matching booties are also available!

Nighttime Adventures: Outdoor playtime doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down – continue the fun safely with light-up collars, harnesses and leashes. Top Paw® Dog-E-Glow™ products all have an LED light tube sewn in to make dogs more visible.

Not sure what products are perfect for you and your pet? Spring into PetSmart this Saturday for the Spring Gear Demo event featuring products demos, recommendations and gear fittings.

Who: Pet parents everywhere & media for local media opportunities
What: Spring Gear Demo
Where: PetSmart stores nationwide*
When: Sat., April 9, noon – 4 p.m.
Why:  Spring is here and the warmer weather and longer days means it’s a great time to get out and active with your pets. PetSmart has products and solutions to make it easier for their pets to join in the fun.
Fun Features: Product demos, harness fittings and recommendations for the various ways pet parents can include their pets in their outdoor adventures. The first 25 pet parents will receive an LED safety light to clip onto their pet’s collar or leash.

These pet products are among a wide, comprehensive assortment available now in PetSmart’s spring line-up.

“At participating PetSmart® locations. Check your local store for availability.”

About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, and operate approximately 1,433 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store.

“”>, and – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives – we live it.

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PetSmart Media Line

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