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1Above Wins Prestigious Auckland Airport Award

11 September 2015

Immediate Release

1Above® Wins Prestigious Auckland Airport Award

Auckland Airport has named 1Above®, its 2015 Best Specialty Retailer Award - Boutique, International Terminal in its annual retail awards announced on Monday. 1Above was also a finalist in the Customer Service (International Terminal) category.

1Above is no stranger to the Auckland Airport awards, with winning the titles of Best Food and Beverage (International Terminal) and Customer Service (International Terminal) in 2011. Going from strength to strength, and being named Best Specialty Retailer for 2015, 1Above® CEO, Stephen Smith explains, “Our kiosk team is world class and have worked so hard to achieve this recognition. Its shows how far we’ve come and where we’re heading. With the wonderful support of Auckland Airport this was our first kiosk, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be able to celebrate this milestone.”

The first 1Above® kiosk opened in Auckland Airport four-and-a-half years ago. Since then, the category-redefining Kiwi flight drink company has expanded rapidly across New Zealand and Australia. And 1Above® has now broken into North America with retail stores carrying their product in Toronto, Minneapolis and Newark, with more to be added soon.

The next step’s for 1Above® are to continue expanding throughout the US with OTG, and is in early discussions with other key retail partners who have upwards of 400 stores available to them in their networks. The company is currently experiencing up to 70% year on year growth, and expects the momentum to accelerate through this phase of their international expansion.


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