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PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2014-2015 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR


September 21, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AWARDS 2014-2015 MERCHANT OF THE YEAR
Roster Takes Home Title at Special Event at the Simeone Automobile Museum

PHILADELPHIA — September 21, 2015 — The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) congratulates Roster in the B/C Connector as the 2014-2015 “Merchant of the Year” award recipient. The announcement came during the annual EDGIE awards and merchant celebration held at the Simeone Automobile Museum.

Sean Perazzelli, manager for Roster, was awarded $1,000, the EDGE! trophy and the coveted title of Merchant of the Year. Sean was joined on stage by his father, Tate Perazzelli, district manager for Roster. Roster is a sports lifestyle store, carrying the latest and greatest selection of hometown team apparel and gifts for the most passionate fans. At its PHL location, Roster has fashions, fabrics and fits to cater to the needs of every Philly sports fan.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s Cutting EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) is designed to motivate and reward merchants for providing great customer service to passengers at PHL. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service, marketing and training. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named Merchant of the Quarter, and the merchant with the most points overall is named Merchant of the Year.

The restaurant and retail quarterly winners for 2014-2015:

•         Q1: Chickie’s & Pete’s (Terminal A West) and Fire & Ice (Terminal F)
•         Q2: Legal Sea Foods (B/C Connector) and InMotion Entertainment (D/E Connector)
•         Q3: Vino Volo (D/E Connector) and Roster (B/C Connector)
•         Q4: Jet Rock Bar & Grill (Terminal B) and Time to Fly (B/C Connector)

“Roster’s team spirit is evident through the quality service and merchandise they provide our travelers,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL. “We congratulate Sean and Tate on the Merchant of the Year honor and look forward to another year of excellence in customer service.”

Additional EDGIE awards were presented to the following merchants:

•         Best New Store Opening: L’Occitane
•         Community Outreach: Hudson News, Chickie’s & Pete’s, OTG Management,
          Smashburger, Jamba Juice, Peet’s Coffee
•         Location with the Highest Regards for Customer Service: The Body Shop
•         Best Retail/Service Location in PHL: Tumi, B/C and D/E Connectors
•         Best Dining/Food Location in PHL: Legal Seafoods
•         Employee of the Year: Priscilla Wilson
•         Outstanding Achievement: Brianne Brown, Anna DiGregorio, Valerie Elliott,
          William Gardiner, Tish Petrucci, Allison McWilliams, Steve Rosen, Sissy Williams

For more information about the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops, please visit www.philamarketplace.com.


ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHL, LLC
MarketPlace PHL, LLC is the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus an average of 20 specialty retail units throughout Terminals A–West through F. MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is a partnership between MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm, and LeJeune & Associates, a Philadelphia-based retail development, management and consulting firm. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com.
Editor’s Note: Photo (L-R) of Sean Perazzelli, manager of Roster, Anna DiGregorio, director of marketing for the MarketPlace PHL, Tate Perazzelli, district manager of Roster and Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL is embedded in this email.


MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace PHL
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com


Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace PHL
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com