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FDFA 2013 Gold Standard Award Winners

The Frontier Duty Free Association held their annual Gold Standards awards ceremony during the Imperial Gala at the 28th Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario on November 20th, 2013. The Gold Standards Awards recognizes and awards excellence in Canadian duty free retailing for both supplier and store members. Please see the voting format noted for the various cateogies below - the award criteria is available on the FDFA Gold Standards 2013 web page should you require it.

To view the photo gallery taken during the Gala awards ceremony - click here

To view the formal portaits taken during the Gala cocktail - click here

To view the photo gallery taken during the Welcome Reception - click here

To view the photo gallery taken at the Fun Night - 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 2013 Gold Standards winners and participating stores

(Please see winning submissions where applicable)

Best Specialty Product - Jewellery, Watches, Handbags and Accessories

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
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Finalists 

Bike Wine Presenter
- Pronto Innovations

Eco-Drive Collection
- Citizen Watch Company of Canada

Feathers Collection by Mouflon
- Joanel Inc.

The winner - 

Bike Wine Presenter
- Pronto Innovations

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Accepting - Gary Hause
- Pronto Innovations

(from left - Laurie Karson FDFA, Gary Hause)

Best Specialty Product - Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
insider-moodie

Finalists

Brookside Chocolate - Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Mentos Giant Tubes - DFX/Distribution/BHI.

Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush

The Winner - 
Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush

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Accepting - Brian & Michael Herman
- Turkey Hill Sugarbush

(from left - Brian Herman, Michael Herman)

Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
insider-moodie

Finalists 

New Advanced Night Repair - 
Estee Lauder Travel Retailing Americas

La Vie est Belle - Lancome
- Distributed by DFX Distribution/BHI

Givenchy Gentleman -
Distributed by DFX Distribution/DFX

The Winner - 

Givenchy Gentleman -
Distributed by DFX Distribution/DFX

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Accepting -  Marie Guirriec LFMH Frangrance & Alex DeBellis DFX Distribution/BHI

(from left -  Marie Guirriec, Alex DeBellis)

Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
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Finalists

Explorers'Club Collection - Johnnie Walker
  Diageo Global Travel

Patron XO Café Dark Cocoa
- The Patron Spirits Company

Crown Royal Maple 
- Diageo Global Travel

The Winner - 

Explorers'Club Collection - Johnnie Walker
Diageo Global Travel

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Accepting - Peter Zielinski & Steve Carter
- Diageo Global Travel

(from left - Peter Zielinski, Laurie Karson FDFA & Steve Carter)

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

Sandy Chevalier
from Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop

Jay Law 
from Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Juliet Estanol, Maria Salting & Lai Jose
- the Cleaning & Maintenance Dept. from Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

The Winner - 

Juliet Estanol, Maria Salting & Lai Jose
- the Cleaning & Maintenance Dept. from 
Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

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Click here to view the winning submission

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

(from left - Crystal Keeso, Lauri Karson FDFA & Tania Lee)

Best Marketing Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

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Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Bonnie Gates & Sandy Rienzo 
- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo)

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

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

Niagara Duty Free

West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free

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Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Bonnie Gates & Sandy Rienzo 
- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo)

Best New Idea Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Peace Bridge Duty Free

Niagara Duty Free

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free

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Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Bonnie Gates & Sandy Rienzo 
- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo)

2012 Supplier of the Year - Small Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Citizen Watch Company of Canada

The Winner - 

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

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

2012 Supplier of the Year - Large Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored byFDFA-logo-sm

Finalists

DFX Distribution BHI

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Remy Cointreau Travel Retail Americas

The Winner - 

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Accepting - Jennifer & Claude Fontaine
- Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Platinum Award - Category A

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce Inc.

Osoyoos Duty Free

Abbotsford Duty Free

The Winner - 

Osoyoos Duty Free

Accepting - Cam & Kelsi Bissonnette
- Osoyoos Duty Free

Platinum Award - Category B

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop Inc.

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

Accepting - Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Sandy Rienzo, Filomena Cangianiello, Karen Shaubel, Cindy Beam, Kathleen McCreary, Kara Spear, Meaghan Hearn & Jim Pearce)

Best Canadian Duty Free Airport Company

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

- presented by Daniel-Robert Gooch, 
Canadian Airports Council

Sponsored by

Finalists

The Nuance Group (Canada) Inc.

Dufry Duty Free (Edmonton)

AerRianta Internation

The Winner - 

The Nuance Group (Canada)

Accepting - Andy Rattner
- The Nuance Group (Canada)

Congratulations to all the 2013 Gold Standards winners!