Prizes and awards

The Group and its companies received numerous prizes and awards in 2013. Below is a list of the most important acknowledgements received during the year, testifying to the company’s dynamic approach and its striving for excellence.

Airport Revenue News (ARN)
Las Vegas, 27 febbraio 2013

HMSHost received the Airport Revenue News (ARN) prize in the Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator category - for the sixth consecutive year, in the category Food Operator with Highest Regard for Customer Service for customer service, Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator for brand management, Best New Food & Beverage Concept for “The Varsity” in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport and Best Restaurant Design for the concept developed by HMSHost “Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi” in the Chicago O’Hare international airport.

Moody Report FAB prizes
Dubai, 2 October 2013

For the third consecutive year, Autogrill was among the companies which received an award from FAB Award (Food&Beverage Awards), the international initiative dedicated to global airport catering services organized by the business intelligence magazine “The Moodie Report”. The Group actually received 5 prestigious acknowledgements in all, of which three were assigned to the parent company Autogrill and two to its subsidiary HMSHost.

The prize for Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility was given to Afuture, Autogrill program on sustainability, which is based on three key areas: “People”, “Product” and “Planet”.

The prize for Best Railway station F&B Offer Award was assigned to the new “Bistrot Milano Centrale”, developed through the collaboration between Autogrill and the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, and inaugurated in recent months in the Central Railway Station of Milan.

The prize for Best Airport Wine Bar was awarded to Crú, introduced by HMSHost in partnership with its developer, Patrick Colombo, in Denver International Airport.

The prize for Best Airport Food Court was assigned to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where HMSHost developed an innovative mix of gourmet restaurants, fast casual and quick service, with the introduction of local and national brands.

The prize of Best Digital/Media Initiative Award was assigned to Vyaggio, the application developed by Autogrill that can be downloaded on smartphones or accessed from the web, enabling quick access to and identification of Group stores, with the advantage of extra services and personalized coupons.

Financial Statements Award
Milan, 2 December 2013

In 2013 Autogrill won the Financial Statements Award for the category “Listed companies and large businesses”. The prize was assigned to the Group because the "Financial Statements, including the Report on Operations, the Company's Financial Statements, the Group's consolidated Financial Statements, the Sustainability Report, the Report on Corporate Governance and Ownership Structure, exhaustively represent the context in which the Autogrill Group operates in Italy and abroad". The award was received by Autogrill President Gilberto Benetton, and the company's CEO, Gianmario Tondato Da Ruos, who attended the awards ceremony, held in Milan at the offices of Borsa Italiana under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.