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ARI North America Awarded In Three Categories At The Annual Frontier Duty Free Association Convention

The Gold Standard Awards which recognise and award excellence in Canadian duty free retailing for both supplier and store operators were recently presented at the annual Frontier Duty Free Association Convention. The Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) is the industry association for Canada’s land border and airport duty free shops.
ARI North America had a very successful night, being awarded in three separate categories.

For the second year in a row, ARI North America won Best Canadian Airport Duty Free Company. Jackie McDonagh, General Manager for ARI North America said “This accolade is a huge honour for Aer Rianta International in North America and for all of the teams who work in Montreal, Halifax and Winnipeg.
The teams are delighted to be recognised as the Best Airport Duty Free Retailer in Canada for 2017, following on from the success of also receiving the award in 2016.
This award is significant for us and it Is particularly pleasing, as it represents a resounding endorsement from our brand suppliers of the quality of the retail product offering at The Loop.”

Salome De La Rosa, who is a Luxury Sales Associate in Montreal, won the first ever Outstanding Airport Duty Free Store Employee Award. “I would like to congratulate and say thank you to Salome De La Rosa for her consistent outstanding service and commitment” said Jackie McDonagh.

And finally, Mr. Jacques Dagenais was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognises the appreciation for his outstanding contribution and excellent service to both the duty free industry and Aer Rianta International for over 24 years.

Jackie McDonagh said “Aer Rianta have had the great pleasure of having Jacques Dagenais on our team. With a wealth of knowledge and experience across the duty free industry, Jacques is truly deserving of this Lifetime Achievement Award. We want to congratulate and thank Jacques Dagenais for all his dedication, commitment and service to Aer Rianta International and the duty dree industry.”

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