B&S wins Thomson supplier award for individual contribution

London, 13 December 2016 – B&S, successfully operating a range of duty-free retail outlets around the globe, has strengthened its unique partnership with Thomson Cruises by winning the supplier award for individual contribution. The award was given to B&S for delivering revenue above target through innovation and new product selection, challenging current performance and driving new ideas and incentives.

Over the past years Thomson Cruises and B&S have established a strategic partnership which enabled both companies to continuing to grow their business. With an exceptional customer service and equal supply chain network, B&S is a dedicated expert to outperform the shared ambitions for professionalising and optimising the product offering and shopping experience on board Thomson Cruises ships.

B&S has invested substantially in its organisation and in entering new travel retail markets. Following its ambition to get a more prominent role within travel retail, earlier this year B&S opened 5 stores on board of the newest vessel within the Thomson Cruises family; TUI Discovery. On top, B&S has been rewarded with the concession of TUI Discovery ll.

Thomson Cruises is part of the TUI UK Limited, a member of TUI Group, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, offering renowned holiday experiences. With multiple ships in its fleet, Thomson Cruises serves a variety of customers in the UK offering everything from family-friendly to adults-only cruises.

Partnership

Richard Sofer, Managing Director, Thomson Cruises:

“Thanks to the successful partnership with B&S we’ve been able to continuously improve the offer, service and events. The shops have been designed for relaxed and comfortable shopping, which suits the demands of modern customers and completely fits our modernization and transformation strategy. By using attractive visuals, creating dynamic areas with gifting tables and adding more shop in shop concepts B&S has successfully created a truly exciting shopping experience which enables us to grow our business together.”

Maurice Riegel, Managing Director, B&S:

 “B&S is much more than just a retailer: we’re a full service partner. Our fast learning curve and high understanding of the cruise market enables us to provide the best solutions and enhance the world-class shopping experience. At B&S we believe our partnership with Thomson Cruises goes beyond doing just business, it is being part of a family. With our eyes focused on the future, we are anxious to broaden our presence within cruise retail.”

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