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Fire & Ice Named Philadelphia Marketplace Merchant of the Fourth Quarter


PHILADELPHIA — July 15, 2009

The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced Fire & Ice as its merchant of the quarter for Q4 2008-2009.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Located in the B/C Connector, Fire & Ice offers a variety of unique fine jewelry in silver, gold and gemstones, as well as fossils and one-of-a-kind art glass from around the world.

“Fire & Ice rolls out the red carpet for each customer,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “They are a prime example of customer service excellence and we’re proud to name Fire & Ice Merchant of the Fourth Quarter.”

ABOUT FIRE & ICE

Fire & Ice specializes in one-of-a-kind and handcrafted specialty jewelry, art glass, geology and fossils. The company carries art glass from more than 200 artists, and 100 different gemstones and gemstone carvings, as well as a selection of more than 5,000 fossils from across the globe. Founded in 1980, the company has 12 locations in the United States. For more information, visit www.fireandice.com.

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 all 7 terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. 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. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development a full service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/phlfoodandshops, or become a fan of the Food & Shops on Facebook.