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FDFA 2014 Gold Standard Award Winners

The Frontier Duty Free Association held their annual Gold Standards awards ceremony during the Imperial Gala at the 29th Annual Convention in Toronto, Ontario on November 19th, 2014. 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 2014 web page should you require it.

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

To view the formal portraits 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 with your request. All orders, including payment and delivery arrangements should be sent directly to the photographer - Grant Padley.

GRANT PADLEY
FOUNDER l PRODUCER l PMG Inc.
M: 416 937-6905
E: grant@padleymedia.com

FDFA 2014 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

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Finalists

Bella Perlina
- DFX Distribution/BHI

Bella & Rose Watches
- DFX Distribution/BHI

Bulova Watch
- Bulova Watch Company

The winner - 

Bella Perlina
- DFX Distribution/BHI

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Accepting - Alex DeBellis, DFX Distribution/BHI

(from left - Alex DeBellis, Laurie Karson, FDFA )

Best Specialty Product - Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
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Finalists

Freitag Biscuits
- ALFA Brands

Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush

Tic Tac Mini Boxes
- Distribution Fontaine Inc.

The Winner - 
Maple Cream Cookies - Turkey Hill Sugarbush

Accepting - Brian & Michael Herman
- Turkey Hill Sugarbush

(from left - Michael Herman, Brian Herman)

Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
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Finalists

Clarins Double Serum
- Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Sexual Steel
- Michel Germain Parfumes

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Dream
- DFX Distribution/BHI

The Winner - 

Marc Jacobs - Daisy Dream
- DFX Distribution/BHI

Accepting -  Barbara Blais - Coty Prestige,Helen Keser-Salvati, Sherri Gidney,  Alex DeBellis - DFX Distribution/BHI

(from left - Helen Keser-Salvati, Sherri Gidney, Barbara Blais, Alex DeBellis)

Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by
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Finalists

Tito's Handmade Vodka
- WFH Travel Retail

The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- Proximo Spirits Canada

Glenfiddich Select Cask
- Peter Mielzynski Agencies

The Winner - 

Tito's Handmade Vodka
- WFH Travel Retail

Accepting - Bill Harvey
- WFH Travel Retail

Best Marketing Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

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Finalists

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

Niagara/Queentson-Lewiston/Peace Bridge Duty Free Stores

West Coast Duty Free

The Winner - 

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

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Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Gerry Lee, Tania Lee
- Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

(from left - Gerry Lee, Tania Lee)

Best New Idea Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Importations Guay Ltée

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 - Sandy Rienzo, Bonnie Gates)

Outstanding Customer Service Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Jan Miehe - Importations Guay Ltée

Wade Carey - Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

Maria Bartlett - Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

The Winner - 

Wade Carey - Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

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Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Peter Brain, Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop

(from left - Laurie Karson, FDFA, Peter Brain)

2014 Supplier of the Year - Small Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Michel Germain Parfumes Ltd.

Citizen Watch Company of Canada

JOANEL Inc.

The Winner - 

Michel Germain Parfumes Ltd.

Accepting - Eric Cook, Anne MacDonald, Michel Germain
- Michel Germain Parfumes

2014 Supplier of the Year - Large Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

House of Horvath Inc.

The Winner - 

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Accepting - Brian Herman, Michael Herman, Turkey Hill Sugarbush

Duty Free Distributor/Agent of the Year 2014

Sponsored by

Finalists

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Remy-Cointreau Travel Retail Americas

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

The Winner - 

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

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Accepting - Jennifer Fontaine, Claude Fontaine - Distribution Fontaine

Platinum Award - Category A

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Aldergrove Duty Free Store

Abbotsford Duty Free

Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce Inc.

The Winner - 

Abbotsford Duty Free Store

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Accepting - Paul Dickinson
- Abbotsford Duty Free

Platinum Award - Category B

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Importations Guay Ltée

Peace Bridge Duty Free Inc.

Boutique Hors Taxes de Philipsburg

The Winner - 

Importations Guay Ltée.

Accepting - Justin Guay

- Importations Guay Ltée

Best Canadian Duty Free Airport Company

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

The Nuance Group (Canada) Inc.

AerRianta International

WDFG Vancouver

The Winner - 

The Nuance Group (Canada)

Accepting - Andy Rattner
- The Nuance Group (Canada)

Congratulations to all the 2014 Gold Standards winners!