2015 Gold Standards Awards

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

FDFA 2015 Gold Standard Award Winners

The Frontier Duty Free Association held their annual Gold Standards Awards ceremony during the Imperial Gala at the 30th Annual Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 18th, 2015. The Gold Standards Awards recognizes and awards excellence in Canadian duty free retailing for both supplier and store operator members. Please see the voting format noted for the various categories below - the award criteria is available on the FDFA Gold Standards 2015 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 2015 Gold Standards winners and participating stores

(Please see winning submissions where applicable)

Outstanding Land Border Duty 
Free Employee Award 2015

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalist

Kathy Clements
Peace Bridge Duty Free

Carolyn Schwark
DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free)

Zina Arista
Niagara Duty Free

The Winner - Zina  Arista
Niagara Duty Free

Click here to view the winning submission

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(from left: Steve Richardson, Zina Arista - Niagara Duty Free, Laurie Karson - FDFA)

Best Specialty Product - Jewellery, Watches, Handbags and Accessories

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Mouflon Essentials - Feathers Collection
Joanel-Bugatti Group

Accu Swiss Link
Bulova Watch Company

Fossil Handbags
Fossil Group

The winner - 

Mouflon Essentials - Feathers Collection
Joanel-Bugatti Group

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Accepting - Valerie Mazé, Benoit Larose - Joanel-Bugatti Group

(from left - Valerie Mazé, Laurie Karson, Benoit Larose )

Best Specialty Product - Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Milka Products
Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

Maple Cream Cookies
Turkey Hill Sugarbush

Jelly Belly Products
ALFA Brands

 

The Winner -

Maple Cream Cookies
Turkey Hill Surgarbush

Accepting - Brian and Michael Herman

- Turkey Hill Sugarbush

(from left - Brian Herman, Laurie Karson, Michael Herman)

Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Very Sexual
Michel Germain Parfumes

Gucci Bamboo
Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

Escada Turquoise Summer
Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

The Winner - 

Gucci Bamboo
Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

Accepting - Claude & Jennifer Fontaine

- Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Stoli Vodka
Mark Anthony Brands

Johnny Walker Gold Label Reserve
Diageo

Glen Deveron Single Malt
Bacardi

The Winner - 

Glen Deveron Single Malt
Bacardi

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Best Marketing Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Importations Guay Ltee

Peace Bridge Duty Free

West Coast Duty Free

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo, 

- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, 
Sandy Rienzo)

Best New Idea Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Peace Bridge Duty Free

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free

Importations Guay Ltee

The Winner - 

Peace Bridge Duty Free

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo, 

- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, 
Sandy Rienzo)

National Brand Integration Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Importations Guay Ltee

DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free)

The Winner - 

DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free)

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, Sandy Rienzo, 

- Peace Bridge Duty Free

(from left - Jim Pearce, Bonnie Gates, 
Sandy Rienzo)

2015 Supplier of the Year 
- Small Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Michel Germain Parfumes

Citizen Watch Company of Canada

Scandinavian Tobacco Company

 

The Winner - 

Michel Germain Parfumes Ltd.

Accepting - Anne MacDonald

- Michel Germain Parfumes

2015 Supplier of the Year 
- Large Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Bacardi Canada

Peller Estates Winery

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Winner - 

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Accepting - Brian & Michael Herman 

- Turkey Hill Sugarbush

Duty Free Distributor/Agent
of the Year 2015

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Remy-Cointreau Travel Retail Americas

Distribution Fontaine Ltd.

The Winner - 

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Accepting - Claude & Jennifer Fontaine

- Distribution Fontaine

Platinum Award - Category A

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Abbotsford Duty Free

Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce Inc.

Aldergrove Duty Free Store

The Winner - 

Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce

Accepting - Eric Lapointe

- Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beuce

Platinum Award - Category B

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

West Coast Duty Free

Queenston-Lewiston Duty Free

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Store

The Winner - 

Queenston-Lewiston Duty Free

Accepting - Chris Foster & Dave Court

- Queeston-Lewiston Duty Free

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)

(from left: Andy Rattner, Laurie Karson)

Congratulations to all the 2015 Gold Standards winners!