2012 Gold Standards Awards

Sponsored by: Americas Duty Free & Travel Retailing, Travel Markets Insider, The Moodie Report, The Canadian Airports Council and the Frontier Duty Free Association.

FDFA 2012 Gold Standard Award Winners

The Frontier Duty Free Association held their annual Gold Standards awards ceremony during the Imperial Gala at the 27th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 14th, 2012. The Gold Standards Awards recognizes and awards excellence in Canadian duty free retailing for both supplier and store members. This year’s winners represented the 2012 winners for over 13 duty free categories. 

To view the entire photo gallery taken during the Gala awards ceremony - click here
To view the photo gallery taken during the Welcome Reception - click here
To view the photo gallery taken at the TFWA Luncheon including select trade floor booths - click here

To Purchase Photos Please Note - if you would like to purchase print copies of the photos from the links above, please contact the photographer Cathy White from Absolute Image with your request. All orders, including payment and delivery arrangements should be sent directly to Cathy White at 905-358-1670 or kwhite@absoluteimage.org

FDFA 2012 Gold Standards winners and participating stores

(Please see winning submissions where applicable)

Best Specialized Product - Jewellery, Watches, Handbags and Accessories

Presented by - Michael Pasternak from Travel Markets Insider

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Caliber 8700 - Citizen Eco-Drive Watch
- Citizen Watch Company of Canada

Wine Holder - Pronto Innovations

Mouflon Handbags - Joanel Inc.

The winner - 
Caliber 8700 - Citizen Eco-Drive Watch
- Citizen Watch Company of Canada
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Best_Specialty_Jewellery_2Accepting - Doug Irwin
- Citizen Watch Company of Canada
(from left - Michael Pasternak, Doug Irwin)

Best Specialized Product - Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Presented by - Michael Pasternak from Travel Markets Insider

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Maple Leaf Bottle - Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Nutella Spread - Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush

The Winner - 
Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush
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Accepting - Michael and Brian Herman
- Turkey Hill Sugarbush
(from left - Michael Herman, Laurie Karson- FDFA, Brian Herman)

Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Presented by - Michael Pasternak from Travel Markets Insider

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Dot by Marc Jacobs - 
Distributed by Coty Prestige Retail & Export

Sexual Fresh - Michel Germain Parfums Ltd.

Burberry Body -
Distributed by Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Winner - 
Dot by Marc Jacobs 
- Distributed by Coty Prestige Retail 
& Export
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Accepting - Barbara Blais
- Coty Prestige Travel Retail

Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Presented by - Michael Pasternak from Travel Markets Insider

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Pyrat Xo Reserve Rum - 
The Patron Spirits Company

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey 
- Brown Foreman, Distributed by
WFH Travel Retail

St. Remy A La Creme 
- Remy-Cointreau Travel Retail Americas

Winner - 
Pyrat Xo Reserve Rum - 
The Patron Spirits Company
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Accepting - Burt Stewart
- The Patron Spirits Company

Outstanding Customer Service Award

 

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Filomena Cangianiello
from Peace Bridge Duty Free Shop

Judy-Lou McDonald
from Tobacco Plains Duty Free

Willie Deplonty
from Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Winner - Filomena Cangianiello
from Peace Bridge Duty Free Store

Click Here to view the winning submission

Filomena Cangianiello
- Peace Bridge Duty Free Store
(from left - Filomena Cangianiello, Laurie Karson - FDFA)

Best Marketing Award

 

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

Winner - Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Inc.

Click Here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Crystal Keeso & Tania Lee
- Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Inc. 
(from left - Crystal Keeso, Tania Lee, Laurie Karson-FDFA)

Best Marketing/Promotion of a "Canadian-Made" Product

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Finalists

Philipsburg Duty Free

Niagara Duty Free

Winner - Niagara Duty Free

Click Here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Steve Richardson 
- Niagara Duty Free

Best New Idea Award

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Niagara Duty Free

Peace Bridge Duty Free

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free

Winner - Peace Bridge Duty Free

Click Here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Bonnie Gates
- Peace Bridge Duty Free

2012 Supplier of the Year - Small Supplier

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Finalists

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Michel Germain Parfums Ltd.

Winner - Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Accepting - Peter D. Mielzynski & Jeff Orson
- Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

2012 Supplier of the Year - Large Supplier

Sponsored by

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Finalists

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Pernod Ricard Americas Travel Retail

Imperial Tobacco Company

DFX Distribution BHI

Winner - Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Accepting - Jennifer & Claude Fontaine
- Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Platinum Award - Category A

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Finalists

Osoyoos Duty Free

Aldergrove Duty Free

Abbotsford Duty Free

Winner - Abbotsford Duty Free

Accepting - Paul Dickinson
-Abbotsford Duty Free

Platinum Award - Category B

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Finalists

Peninsula Duty Free

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free

West Coast Duty Free Store

Winner - Blue Water Bridge 
Duty Free Shop

Accepting - Crystal Keeso & Tania Lee
- Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

Congratulations to all the 2012 Gold Standards winners!