Paradies Lagardère secures four awards including USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice recognition for Best Airport for Dining

Travel retail and restaurateur leader secures four awards, including USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice recognition for Best Airport for Dining

ATLANTA, 2017-Mar-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, for the 22nd consecutive year earned the Airport Revenue News’ ARN Awards top honor as Best Overall Retailer. The ARN Awards’ “Best Concessions Poll” recognizes airport concessionaires and restaurateurs that exemplify exceptional standards and excellence. The award was given during the annual ARN Conference & Exhibition, which took place in New Orleans, March 13 through 15. Paradies Lagardère also earned the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Airport for Dining for the second consecutive year for Long Beach Airport. Paradies Lagardère manages and operates the full, award-winning food and beverage program at the airport.

The awards:

  • Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator – Paradies Lagardère for Brooks Brothers
  • Best Airport Retail Store Design – Dylan’s Candy Bar at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Award for Best Airport for Dining – Long Beach Airport

Additional USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards Top Ten recognition:

  • Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar and Restaurant Waitstaff – Bar Symon, along with Joint Venture Partner, United Concessions Group, Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Best Airport for Sitdown Dining – III Forks, Los Angeles International Airport
  • Best Airport Newsstand/Travel Essential – Relay – Toronto Pearson International Airport, Univision – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, 7-Eleven – Los Angeles International Airport
  • Best Airport Shop for Local Merchandise – Black and Gold – Pittsburgh International Airport


“Paradies Lagardère is very proud and honored to receive these prestigious awards for both retail and food and beverage,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “Having earned the Best Overall Retailer for the 22nd consecutive year, and winning the USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards for our Long Beach Airport restaurant program for a second year in a row, is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our more than 6,000 employees throughout North America who work extremely hard to exceed the expectations of the customers and business partners we serve each and every day.”

Additional details:

The ARN Awards, judged by industry peers, are the gold standard of airport concession awards. Every year, Airport Revenue News conducts a “Best Concessions Poll” where concessionaires and airports are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments from the previous year.

Throughout the month of February, USA TODAY 10Best readers voted on their favorite shopping, dining, bar, local merchandise and travel essential concepts at airports throughout the U.S.

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

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers.


Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

PHILIPPINES: SM wins four awards at the PRSP Gabi ng Parangal 52nd Anvil Awards

PHILIPPINES: SM wins four awards at the PRSP Gabi ng Parangal 52nd Anvil Awards


Pasay City, Philippines, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — SM won four awards during the Public Relations Society of the Philippines’ (PRSP) Gabi ng Parangal 52nd Anvil Awards held last March 10, 2017.

SM Investments Corporation was awarded for its website redesign project, 2015 Annual Report and Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Report. SM Foundation, on the other hand, received a silver Anvil for its School Building program.

SM’s second ESG Report in 2015 with the theme, “Creating a Sustainable Future”, earned a Gold Anvil Award for “manifesting SM’s committment to sustainability and underscored its alignment with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

SM also bagged a Silver Anvil Award for its website redesign project which introduced “a more current and global aesthetic, improved content and organization and increased functionality and navigability.”

The SM 2015 Unified Annual Reports, with the theme, “Sustaining Growth, Delivering Value”, clinched a Silver Anvil Award “for providing accurate and comprehensive disclosure of SM’s financial performance, growth plans and strategies in key social investments, environment, governnance policies and initiatives.”

The Anvil is presented to the outstanding public relations tools and programs that have met the high standards set for each category.  PR practitioners, industry communications specialists, academicians and business persons attended the event.

Read more about SM Investments’ 2015 Annual Report and ESG Report here:

Ms. Corazon P. Guidote
Senior Vice President for Investor Relations
SM Investments Corporation
Tel. No. (632) 857-0117

Source: SM Investments Corporation