Philadelphia International Airport Concessions Program
Philadelphia International Airport Concessions Program Receives Industry Accolades
PHILADELPHIA — November 20, 2008
The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops in the B/C Connector at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) was recognized by Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) as “Best Food and Beverage Program” among large airports in North America. Additionally, the airport’s specialty retail program in the B/C Connector placed third in the large airports category.
Philadelphia International Airport boasts more than 160 stores, restaurants and services throughout its seven terminals, including everything from an upscale wine bar to a full-service spa and fine jewelry stores. The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops offers passengers choices at national chains such as Brooks Brothers as well as local favorites like Chickie’s and Pete’s for a unique Philadelphia experience.
The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest is held annually to recognize innovative and outstanding airport concessions throughout the United States and Canada. These awards demonstrate the growing importance of concessions to the total airport experience. The winners were announced during the 2008 ACI-NA Airport Concessions Conference in Toronto on November 12, which was attended by more than 300 representatives of the North American airport concessions industry.
This year’s contest received more than 120 entries from large, medium and small airports throughout North America.
“We’re thrilled to receive these prestigious awards from ACI-NA,” said Clarence LeJeune, President of Marketplace Philadelphia Management. ”Our merchants are the key to our success; we couldn’t have done this without their continued hard work and dedication to exceed the expectations of PHL passengers.”
“Philadelphia International Airport is proud to offer passengers award-winning food, beverage and retail options. These ACI-NA awards demonstrate our commitment to customer satisfaction,” said Director of Aviation Charles Isdell.
ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout Terminals A–West through F. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus over 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com.
ABOUT PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The airport is a self-sustaining entity that operates without the use of local tax dollars. It is one of the largest economic engines in Pennsylvania, generating an estimated $14.2 billion in spending to the regional economy and employing a workforce of nearly 42,000. Visit the official Philadelphia International Airport website at http://www.phl.org/.