Another Philly First: Guava & Java and The Neat Company


PHILADELPHIA—July 20, 2010—The Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced another historic “first”—two merchants received the title of Merchant of the Quarter. Guava & Java and The Neat Company share the honor for Q4 2009-2010. Both merchants are previous winners of the title in 2009-2010—Guava & Java in Q1 and The Neat Company in Q2 and Q3.

The Philadelphia Marketplace’s EDGE! Program (Excellence Drives Great Experiences) was designed to motivate and reward merchants. Each merchant can earn EDGE! points for exceeding expectations through great customer service and participation in marketing programs. At the end of each quarter, the merchant with the most points is named “Merchant of the Quarter.”

Guava & Java offers gourmet coffee, smoothies, fresh sandwiches and paninis. The company now serves PHL passengers at three locations: Concourse A-East, Concourse E and the recently opened Concourse B location.

Located in Concourses B and C, The Neat Company sells innovative software with customized scanners that helps businesses and consumers organize, store and secure paper receipts, business cards and important documents. The Philadelphia-based company started in PHL’s specialty retail program in 2002 and has since grown to a national operation.

“As repeat winners this year, both companies have demonstrated a continued commitment to excellence in customer service,” said Anna DiGregorio, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops. “We are proud to award the title to two winners this quarter and congratulate the staff at Guava & Java and The Neat Company!”


Operating since 1993, Guava & Java is an innovative food and drink concept created and designed exclusively for airports. The company provides air travelers and airport employees with quality food, delicious beverages and outstanding customer service. For more information, visit

Founded in 2002 as a scanning solution for streamlining the expense reporting system, The Neat Company, formerly known as NeatReceipts, now offers a full range of products and a complete system for managing all the paper clutter in your life. Much more than just creating digital copies of important papers, The Neat Company’s combined software and hardware solutions activate the information trapped on the paper then literally transform it into something more useful. The Neat Company is a privately owned company headquartered in Philadelphia. For more information please visit


MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease, and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter at and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Photo of Matthew Giordano, of The Neat Company, and Ada Cook, of Guava & Java, is attached to this email.

Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
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Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management