Highly Coveted Award Goes to Belkin For the Second Time in Four Years In a First-Time Feat
Playa Vista, Calif. – December 22, 2016 – At leading travel retailer Hudson Group’s 14th Annual Management Seminar & Vendor Show, Belkin®, the market leader in mobile accessories, was selected as “Vendor of the Year.” This is the second time Belkin has won the award in four years, and the first time any company has held this repeat honor.
Earlier this summer Belkin announced its first foray into a brick and mortar retail space in the highly trafficked and newly renovated Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The tremendous success of the store celebrated a four-year period of growth Belkin has spurred for sales of electronic goods in Hudson stores throughout the nation.
The Vendor of the Year Award was chosen based on customer support and advocacy, quality of consumer goods, and a comprehensive approach to partner relations.
“Belkin is the world’s most popular tech accessory brand and the quality of their products reflect in the popularity of their sales in Hudson stores,” said Joseph DiDomizio, CEO, Hudson Group. “Beyond creating world-class mobile accessories, the professionalism, transparency and dedication to the partnership that we have experienced with Belkin is first-class.”
“Our mission is to create people inspired products to help consumers realize the power of technology wherever they are which perfectly aligns with Hudson’s mission of being the traveler’s best friend,” said Steve Malony, GM & VP, Belkin. “We understand Hudson Group’s unique role in providing customers the essential products that they need and want and can rely upon for travel. Together we celebrate years of friendship and trust to come.”
Belkin® developed its first people-inspired products in 1983 with cables that quickly led to the development of the first intelligent cable that connected an Apple IIc, Apple's first portable computer, to a printer. Today, more than one Belkin product is sold every second globally. Designed in Southern California, and extending across four pillars—power, productivity, protection and connectivity - Belkin products include award-winning lines such as the Valet™ Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone, MIXIT↑™ cables, RockStar multi-port solutions, QODE™ keyboards, and a complete range of mobile, power and charging solutions, including USB-IF certified USB-C accessories, wireless charging docks, and solutions for Android systems. Belkin’s next generation ScreenCare+ and TrueClear™ Pro screen protection service applies state of the art protection with unparalleled accuracy and is available at select leading retailers worldwide. A privately held company, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in more than 30 countries around the world.
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About Hudson Group
Hudson Group, the largest travel retailer in North America, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group operates over 950 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 83 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and operates in 24 of the top 25 airports nationally. Dufry operates over 2,200 stores in more than 60 countries and 370 locations, including airports and transportation terminals around the world.