Employees and vendors share best practices and innovative ideas for successful retail endeavors in unique companywide retail show.
FISH CAMP, Calif., (Sept. 14, 2011) – Nearly 100 Delaware North retail employees joined more than 50 vendors for the Delaware North Companies 13th annual Retail Trade Show in late August near Yosemite National Park.
The full-scale trade show took place at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, a resort in Fish Camp, Calif., owned and operated by Delaware North. The company, a global leader in hospitality and food service, has also become a significant retailer at national parks, sports venues and airports.
The theme for this year’s show was “People, Process, Performance.” In the year ahead, Delaware North’s retail managers will focus on developing and recruiting retail talent and enhancing retail processes. Vendors and sponsors shared best practices and current retail trends with Delaware North’s retail management. 
Achievement awards were distributed to select Delaware North retail locations and partners. In the Parks & Resorts division, awards were presented to retail managers at The Lodge at Geneva on-the-Lake, Gideon Putnam Resort, Grand Canyon National Park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Yosemite National Park.
In the Sportservice division, achievement awards were handed out to retail managers for the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Bruins Pro Shop, Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Dayton Dragons, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Nashville Predators, Tampa Bay Lightning and TD Garden.
In the Travel Hospitality Services division, the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
and the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport took home achievement awards.
Awards were also handed out for outstanding partnerships between three Delaware North Companies subsidiaries and their respective vendors. In Parks & Resorts, the award was presented to Prairie Mountain. In the Sportservice division, the award was presented to OPTO International. In the Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services division, the award was presented to MV Sport.
Pictures and video of the retail trade show are available upon request.
About Delaware North Companies Retail Services
Delaware North has established itself as a full-service retail management partner for the special places at which we operate. The company created and operates dozens of specially branded retail stores at such unique locations as Yosemite National Park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Detroit Metro Airport and New Meadowlands Stadium. Delaware North manages or owns more than 400,000 square feet of merchandise space in 350 stores across all of its operations, with retail revenue in excess of $250 million annually. In addition to our onsite retail locations, Delaware North offers a variety of options for ecommerce, providing strategies to increase sales and profitability for our clients’ online operations.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.  


For more information, contact:
Laura Gray
Delaware North Companies
(716) 858-5671
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