The Loop Duty Free wins 3 x Travel Retail Superstars Awards

We are delighted to see our client ARI Auckland [The Loop Duty Free] scoop 3 gongs in the latest global Travel Retail Superstars Awards. 

We were privileged to work with the ARI Auckland team to plan and implement their 'Welcome Back' re-launch campaign to conincide with the opening of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble. Nothing like a 10 day deadline to get the creative juices flowing.  A huge effort from both The Loop Duty Free's team and our Cavalry team to be ready and open on Day 1 of travel re-opening. 

Below are the 3 x Travel Retail Superstars Awards - well done team!

Innovation Asia Pacific: Shop Floor – Customer Facing
Melanie Rutherford, Head of Operations, ARI Auckland Ltd (The Loop Duty Free)

“When faced with the choice to either accept or fight the challenges thrown at ARI Auckland in the last 12 months, Mel has always chosen to fight. She has fought for the jobs of 240 employees and for a business that she has helped to charter through some particularly rough seas…she is an inspiration to all around her.” 

Star Individual Asia Pacific: Back Office – Marketing, HR, IT, Commercial, Procurement
Sarah O’Donnell, HR Specialist, ARI Auckland (The Loop Duty Free)

“Her compassion, commitment, and loyalty reach every person in our business. Her strength, initiative, and support through the darkest days of our industry has been a guiding light to many…I often find people unknowingly turn to Sarah for her guidance and input.” 

Star Team Asia Pacific Shop Floor – Customer Facing
Team at ARI Auckland (The Loop Duty Free), Auckland Airport


Glen Keeley

Glen Keeley

Managing Director

Glen established Cavalry after holding a number of senior marketing roles in the corporate sector. He has a strong strategic marketing and retail background.