JUNE 20, 2018 - DFS Group, the world’s leading travel retailer, is paying homage to destinations around the world this July with the launch of “From (DFS) with Love”. “From (DFS) with Love” represents an exciting new identity for DFS’ growing food and gifts category, where (DFS) signifies individual destinations in the retailer’s global network of stores. To celebrate the launch, the retailer has nominated the month of July as a worldwide celebration of culture through food and gifts in nine of its most iconic locations.
Inspired by the world travelers’ desire to experience a true ‘sense of place’ in the retail environments they visit on their journeys, “From (DFS) with Love” is intended to showcase the very best products from local brands and partners, along with exclusive or first-to-launch products from the best-known international brands. Nine locations within DFS’ global network will host a month-long celebration of culture through food and gifts
From July 1 to July 31, participating DFS locations around the world will host a series of events and activations in celebration of global and local food and gifts. Over 40 brands will participate in the events at DFS stores in Honolulu, Guam, Saipan, Sydney, Siem Reap, Los Angeles, Venice, Singapore and Auckland, combining delightful products with interactive experiences and activations to inspire the senses and delight the palate.
T Galleria by DFS Hawaii, and DFS, Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye International Airport will feature a Food and Gift Fair including the Anunue Tea Truck, a Godiva chocolate game of chance, and Hawaiian King and Honolulu Cookie dipping, along with coffee tastings, Manaola bamboo stamping workshops and guest appearances with local designers from Crazy Shirts.
At T Galleria by DFS, Angkor, locally made Angkor Cookies and personalized Coco Khmer products await visitors. A special partnership with local Cambodian restaurant Sugar Palm features an exclusive tasting plate and a sweet delight inspired by local ingredients created by Gelato Lab.
T Galleria by DFS, Guam features a localized food fair showcasing the island’s finest flavors – from cookie dipping by Everything Guam to a pancake crafting session hosted by Micronesia Market Delights exclusively for DFS and a pop-up by Guam’s esteemed bakery Coco Jo.
In Singapore, DFS has partnered with award-winning local pastry chef Janice Wong, who will create an interactive edible art installation at T Galleria by DFS, Singapore. The month-long exhibition will draw on her culinary vision combining food and art.
At T Galleria by DFS, Auckland, honey maker Cheryl Steen will host a session on how to create the perfect Instagrammable food art with prized Manuka honey.
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice will feature thematic activities including tastings of Venchi chocolate, a calligrapher from Bortoletti and the chance to meet the designer behind Gasparotto Dolls.
And, in an exciting world first, chocolatier Godiva will unveil a line of pop-up stores at a variety of DFS locations including T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii, T Galleria by DFS, Saipan, T Galleria by DFS, Guam and DFS, Los Angeles International Airport – complementing the exclusive range of new Godiva souvenir boxes.
“At DFS we understand that travel is a sensorial experience, and so we have curated a selection of the very best luxury food and gift products from some of the most iconic destinations around the world. We know that travelers want to share their enjoyment with family and friends, and this array of products enables them to return home with memorable souvenirs of flavors and cultures from their journey,” said Brooke Supernaw, DFS Group Senior Vice President Spirits, Wines, Tobacco, Food and Gifts.
T Galleria by DFS, Hawaii
DFS, Hawaii Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
T Galleria by DFS, Guam • T Galleria by DFS, Saipan