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ARI Wins Prestigious MoodieDavitt Report Accolade For T1 Beauty Store

11 September 2016

ARI has triumphed in the P&C category in the MoodieDavitt 2016 Dreamstore, a supplier based ranking of the world’s best travel retailers.

The criteria for selection were:

Which retailers, at which airports, really showcase best practice in their respective categories? Which of them understand and reach out to their consumers, add value to the travel retail proposition, promote transparency and data-sharing, and stand for innovation and partnership? Simply put, which travel retailers do the world’s brand owners rank as true category champions? 

According to The MoodieDavitt Report, ARI has delivered a stellar beauty showcase at Dublin Airport’s new-look Terminal 1 since the completion of an €8 million store investment in March 2015. That project, and its results, earned the company wide acclaim from suppliers across the fragrances, skincare and cosmetics categories.

Commenting on the win ARI CEO Jack MacGowan said

“To  be chosen by brand owners as the best beauty store in such a highly competitive category is a ringing endorsement of the endeavours of the entire Dublin retail team. The T1 redevelopment project was a truly cross functional implementation with retail operations, buying, design and marketing all collaborating to deliver a world class result. This success on the back of winning Airport Retailer of the Year in 2015, further enhances our credentials as a world class retailer and I would like to  personally congratulate and thank all involved. ”

MoodieDavitt Report Extract

One leading partner in skincare said: “ARI are always challenging themselves to grow further, analysing who is buying and why, and adapting their concept.”  Another said: “The store has an amazing atmosphere and they have a very client centric approach.”
One more global heavyweight said ARI ranked top across a number of criteria, including “retail design, staffing, customer experience, brand expression and digital innovation”.
That is one of a number of ringing endorsements for ARI at Dublin T1 – a reputation the company will be aiming to bolster in its P&C departments around the world. 

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