Airport Concessions Award Winners

Excellence in Airport Concessions Award Winners

Winners of the Griesbach Award of Excellence

2016: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
2015: JFKIAT, LLC, operator of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport 
2013: San Fransisco International Airport, Terminal 2
2012: Sacramento International Airport, Terminal B                              
2011: Nashville International Airport
2010: Vancouver International Airport
2009:  John F. Kenndy International Airport, Jet Blue Airways-Terminal 5 
2008:  Boston Logan International Airport, Terminal A 
2007:  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
2006:  Memphis International Airport—Concourse B
2005:  Edmonton International Airport—Central Hall
2004:  LaGuardia Airport—Central Terminal Building
2003:  No winner
2002:  Philadelphia International Airport
2001:  Calgary International Airport
2000:  Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
1999:  Chicago O'Hare International Airport
1998:  Portland International Airport
 
Winner of the Concessions Person of the Year Award
 
2016: Paula Kucharz, City of Phoenix Aviation Department 
2015: Eric Johnson, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport 
2013: Rebecca Ramsey, Nashville International Airport
2012: Zenola Campbell, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
2011: Darrell D. Watson, Louisville International Airport
2010: Dick Dickson, Chairman, The Paradies Shops
2009: John Cugasi, Director of Concessions and Retail, Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
2008: Susan Bush, Senior Manager, Concession Programs, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 
2007:  Susan Stiene, Director, Retail & Passenger Services, Vancouver International Airport
*The award was presented for the first time in 2007.
 
2016 Concessions Awards Winners

Best “Green” Concessions Practice or Concept

  • 1st Place: Edmonton International Airport 

Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept or Practice 

  • 1st Place: Channel Your Inner Chef, Chicago O’Hare International Airport (Operated by HMSHost)
  • 2nd Place: Beer Garden: Adventures in Craft Brewing, Denver International Airport (Operated by Denver International Airport)
  • 3rd Place: PGA MSP Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (Operated by Wexford Golf)  

Best New Consumer Service Concept

  • 1st Place: Gold Key Services Parking, Pittsburgh International Airport (Operated by Grant Oliver Corporation) 

Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) 

  • 1st Place: 1897 Market, Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Operated by HMSHost)
  • 2nd Place: Bardenay, Boise Airport (Operated by Delaware North Travel Hospitality) 
  • 3rd Place: Atlanta Stillhouse, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Operated by Delaware North Travel Hospitality)

Best New Food and Beverage (Quick-Service Concept)

  • 1st Place: Modmarket, Denver International Airport (Operated by Tastes Denver, LLC, a partnership between Tastes on the Fly and IRG, LLC)
  • 2nd Place: Plum Market featuring Zingerman’s, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Operated by Hojeij Branded Foods & Joint Venture Partner, AP United LLC)
  • 3rd Place: La Madeleine Country French Café, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Operated by HMSHost) 

Best New Local Concept

  • 1st Place: Greenbelt Magazine MarketPlace, Boise Airport (Operated by Paradies Lagardère)
  • 2nd Place: Hammer Made, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport(Operated by Hammer Made)
  • 3rd Place:  SeaLegs Wine Bar, Los Angeles International Airport (Operated by Jackmont Hospitality)

Best New National Brand Concept

  • 1st Place: P.F. Chang’s, Detroit Metropolitan Airport (Operated by Hojeij Branded Foods & Joint Venture Partner, AP United LLC)
  • 2nd Place: Service Plaza, Indianapolis International Airport (Operated by PMG Airport Plazas) 
  • 3rd Place: Starbucks Evenings, Los Angeles International Airport (Operated by HMSHost)

Best New News & Gift Concept

  • 1st Place: 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport (Operated by Paradies Lagardère) 

Best New Retail Concept

  • 1st Place: PGA MSP Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (Operated by Wexford Golf)      
  • 2nd Place: Fred Segal, Los Angeles International Airport (Operated by Hudson Group)
  • 3rd Place: 7-Eleven, Los Angeles International Airport (Operated by Paradies Lagardère)

Best Food & Beverage Program – Large Airport 

  • 1st  Place: PDX Food Cart Program, Portland International Airport
  • 2nd Place: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 
  • 3rd Place: John F. Kennedy International Airport – Terminal 4 

Best Food & Beverage Program – Medium Airport 

  • 1st Place: Indianapolis International Airport 
  • 2nd Place: Edmonton International Airport 

Best Food & Beverage Program – Small Airport 

  • 1st Place: Boise Airport  

Best Retail Program – Large Airport

  • 1st Place: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport 
  • 2nd Place: Detroit Metropolitan Airport – McNamara Terminal  

Best Retail Program – Medium Airport

  • 1st Place: Vancouver International Airport 

Best Retail Program – Small Airport

  • 1st Place: Boise Airport   

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