// Fortnum & Mason wins the luxury retailer of the year at the Luxury Briefing Awards 2019
// The awards recognise outstanding achievement in the luxury industry
// Other finalists in the same category include Selfridges and Farfetch
Fortnum & Mason has been crowned as the luxury retailer of the year at this year’s Luxury Briefing Awards.
The annual awards event, held at The Savoy in London on Monday night, saw the heritage retailer beat finalists Creed, Farfetch, Selfridges and Timothy Oulton to take the top gong.
Fortnum & Mason was recognised after a successful year of investments, expansions and refurbishments.
- Owners of Selfridges & Primark paid near-double dividend
- Fortnum & Mason hails record-breaking Christmas sales
- Fortnum & Mason opens new City store at the Royal Exchange
Domestic expansions include the refurbishment of its Kings Cross St Pancras store, as well as the opening of a new store at The Royal Exchange in central London, marking Fortnum & Mason’s first new location that is not at a major travel terminal.
The retailer also underwent a multi-million pound overhaul of both the confectionery and tea-ware departments in its iconic Piccadilly flagship.
Internationally, Fortnum & Mason is set to open its first standalone store outside the UK in Hong Kong next month.
The department store has also bucked national retail trends in the past five years, seeing consistent double-digit year-on-year growth.