March 08th, 2019

Best Overall Retailer in North America for 24th Consecutive Year


Atlanta, March 8th, 2019 - Paradies Lagardère, a leading North American travel retailer and restaurateur, for the 24th consecutive year earned the Airport Experience News’ AXN Awards’ top honor as Best Overall Retailer. The company also secured a Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator award for Dylan’s Candy Bar. The AXN Awards recognize airport concessionaires and restaurateurs that exemplify exceptional standards and excellence. The awards were given during the annual AXN Conference & Exhibition, which took place in Las Vegas, Nev., February 24 through 27.

“Paradies Lagardère is honored to have been recognized by the industry as Best Overall Retailer,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “A testament to the dedication and commitment of our associates, the Best Overall Retailer Award, a top honor in our industry, speaks to their hard work in exceeding the expectations of our customers and business partners, providing first-class customer service, and enhancing the traveler experience. And we can’t be more excited about the Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator award for our partnership with Dylan’s Candy Bar. We value our long-standing relationship with this popular and iconic brand, and we look forward to bringing more fun, sweet treats to travelers in airports throughout North America.”

Best Overall Retailer

The AXN Awards, judged by industry peers, are the gold standard of airport concession awards. Every year, Airport Experience News recognizes concessionaires and airports for their outstanding accomplishments from the previous year.

Paradies Lagardère delivers the very best solutions – a favorite local concept or a highly-desirable international brand – that exceeds expectations for our airport partners and travelers. Paradies Lagardère specializes in three key airport concessions areas: Food and Beverage, Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail. Within Travel Essentials and Specialty Retail, we offer a diverse mix of categories including fashion, luxury, electronics, convenience, sports, luggage, jewelry, and souvenirs. Paradies Lagardère also delivers high-end restaurants, quick-serve and casual restaurants, and quality bars, including local, national and international brands that provide travelers delicious dining options.

Our commitment to exceptional customer service, superior design and award-winning store and restaurant operations and management, has earned the company numerous accolades from the travel industry, including being named Best Airport Retailer for 24 consecutive years by Airport Experience News magazine. Paradies Lagardère was also recently recognized for excellence in specialty retail, earning AXN Awards for Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator for its Dylan’s Candy Bar concept. The company’s headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit