Airport Concessions Award Winners

Excellence in Airport Concessions Award Winners

Winners of the Griesbach Award of Excellence

2017: Portland International Airport
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
 
2017: Randy Goodman, Houston Airport System
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.
 
2017 Concessions Awards Winners

Best “Green” Concessions Practice or Concept

  • 1st Place: Vancouver International Airport 
  • 2nd Place: Chicago Department of Aviation
  • 3rd Place: Portland International Airport

Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept or Practice 

  • 1st Place: Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Mountain Concierge, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (Operated by Squaw Valley Resort, LLC)
  • 2nd Place: Taste of Hartsfield-Jackson, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (Operated by Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)
  • 3rd Place: Military Exodus for the Holidays, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Operated by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) 

Best New Consumer Service Concept

  • 1st Place: Escape Lounge, Bradley International Airport and Oakland International Airport  (Operated by MAG USA)

Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) 

  • 1st Place: Saison, Newark Liberty International Airport  (Operated by OTG Management)
  • 2nd Place: Rock & Brews, Los Angeles World Airports (Operated by Crews)
  • 3rd Place: RumFish Grill, Tampa International Airport (Operated by Delaware North as TPA Hospitality Partners)

Best New Food and Beverage (Quick-Service Concept)

  • 1st Place: Angel Food Bakery and Donut Bar, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Operated by Delaware North and Angel Food Bakery)
  • 2nd Place: Grindhouse Killer Burgers, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  (Operated by Delaware North)
  • 3rd Place: Wow Bao, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (Operated by Paradies Lagardère)

Best New Local Concept

  • 1st Place: The Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar, Portland International Airport (Operated by Andale Management Group)
  • 2nd Place: Kapnos Taverna, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport  (Operated by HMSHost)
  • 3rd Place:  Hurley’s, Aéroports de Montréal  (Operated by SSP America)

Best New National Brand Concept

  • 1st Place: Wahlburgers, Boston Logan International Airport  (Operated by SSP America)
  • 2nd Place: P.F. Chang’s, Tampa International Airport  (Operated by HMSHost)
  • 3rd Place: Univision, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport  (Operated by Paradies Lagardère)

Best New News & Gift Concept

  • 1st Place: explore AFAR, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Operated by Delaware North and CBR Partners)
  • 2nd Place: Texas Monthly News, George Bush Intercontinental Airport  (Operated by Hudson Group)
  • 3rd Place: Shady Lane Marketplace, William P. Hobby Airport  (Operated by Paradies Lagardère)

Best New Retail Concept

  • 1st Place: TUMI/Swarovski, Tampa International Airport (Operated by Stellar Partners, Inc.)     
  • 2nd Place: MAC, William P. Hobby Airport  (Operated by Hudson Group)
  • 3rd Place: Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Mountain Concierge, Reno-Tahoe International Airport (Operated by Squaw Valley Resort, LLC)

Best Food & Beverage Program – Large Airport 

  • 1st  Place: Los Angeles World Airports, Terminal 2 and Terminal 6  (In partnership with Westfield, Crews, Delaware North, HMSHost, Jackmont Hospitality, and SSP America)
  • 2nd Place: O'Hare International Airport, Terminal 5
  • 3rd Place: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Best Food & Beverage Program – Medium Airport 

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

Best Food & Beverage Program – Small Airport 

  • 1st Place: Dane County Regional Airport 

Best Retail Program – Large Airport

  • 1st Place: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • 2nd Place: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Best Retail Program – Medium Airport

  • 1st Place: Edmonton International Airport

Best Retail Program – Small Airport

  • 1st Place: Boise Airport   

Best Innovation in Sustainability

  • 1st Place: The Good Traveler, San Diego International Airport

Best New Passenger Experience Concessions Program

  • 1st Place: Boston Logan International Airport

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