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You just can’t keep a good man down.
King Power Group (Hong Kong) Managing Director Travel Retail & Duty Free Sunil Tuli is one of the hardiest characters in the industry and once again he proved his resilience in style at last week’s DFNI Awards for Travel Retail Excellence in Asia Pacific where his company was named Best Confectionery Retailer for its admirable Singapore Changi Airport operation.
Unbeknownst to most in the audience, Sunil’s slow march on stage to receive the award was not due to his renowned sense of theatricality but to having damaged his ribs the week before.
Sunil – and his dedicated Changi General Manager Annie Loo – are rightly proud of what they have created at the new Terminal 3, and he was determined to brave the discomfort to receive the award.
Spare ribs may have been a more appropriate order on this occasion but Sunil was delighted to accept the plaudits for a different type of foodstuffs after industry suppliers named the King Power store best of class in the region.
The Moodie BLOG snapped him alongside another award winner – Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Director (Commercial) Lim Peck Hoon who yet again accepted the award for the Airport Authority with the most supportive approach to travel retail.
This Changi double – supported by successes for DFS Group in wines & spirits and Nuance-Watson Singapore for fragrances & cosmetics and best overall retailer in the region – made it a big night for Peck Hoon and surely accelerated the healing process for Sunil.