2016 Gold Standards Awards

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

FDFA 2016 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 Convention Highlights, including photo gallery and video links – click here

To view the photo gallery taken during the Gala & Awards Evening – click here

To view the formal portraits taken during the Gala – 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 2016 Gold Standards winners and participating stores
(Please see winning submissions where applicable)

Outstanding Land Border Duty
Free Employee Award 2016

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalist

Gena Godfrey
West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

Carolyn Schwark
DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free)

Stephanie Dagenais
Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

The Winner – Carolyn Schwark
DFS Ventures (Emerson Duty Free)

Click here to view the winning submission

(from left) Michael Resch, Carolyn Schwark and Simon Resch – Emerson Duty Free)

 


Outstanding Land Border Duty
Free Employee Award 2016

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

 Finalist

Salome DelaRosa
Montreal The Loop Luxury Boutique
Gus Kalaidopoulos
Nuance Duty Free

The Winner – Gus Kalaidopoulos
Nuance Duty Free

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Gus Kalaidopoulos – Nuance Duty Free


Best Specialty Product – Jewellery, Watches, Handbags and Accessories

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Ray-Ban Sunglasses
Distribution Fontaine Inc.
Relic Handbags
Fossil Group
Perpetual Chrono Watch
Citizen Watch Company of Canada

The winner – Relic Handbags
Fossil Group

Accepting (from left): Heather Brownlie & Chris Chillman – Fossil Group)


Best Specialty Product – Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Maple Cream Cookies

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Tic Tax Mini Boxes
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Salem Baking Butter Pecan Cookies
ALFA Brands Inc.

The Winner –

Maple Cream Cookies
Turkey Hill Surgarbush

Accepting – Brian and Michael Herman – Turkey Hill Sugarbush


Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists 

Dior Addict Lipsticks
DFX Distribution/BHI

Lacoste Eau de Lacoste
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Dior SAUVAGE
DFX Distribution/BHI

The Winner – Dior SAUVAGE
DFX Distribution/BHI

Dior SAUVAGE

Accepting (from left) – Alex DeBellis, Michael Beler, Helen Kesser – DFX/Distribution BHI


Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Glenfiddich Select Cask Twin Pack
Peter Mielzynski Agencies

Crown Royal Northern Harvest
Diageo

Laphroaig
Borders Duty Free Agency

The Winner –  Crown Royal Northern Harvest
Diageo GTME

Accepting: Kirk Wilde – Diageo GTME


Best Marketing Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Ambassador Bridge Duty Free

West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

DFS Ventures Inc. (Emerson Duty Free)

The Winner – West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting: Phil Case – West Coast Duty Free


Best New Idea Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Niagara Duty Free

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc.

The Winner – Niagara Duty Free

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting: Michael Gruyich – Niagara Duty Free


National Brand Integration Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

Finalists

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free Shop Inc

DFS Ventures Inc. (Emerson Duty Free)

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

The Winner – Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

Click here to view the winning submission

Accepting: Ralph Caria – Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free


2016 Supplier of the Year – Small Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Citizen Watch Company of Canada Ltd.

Fossil Group

Michel Germain Parfums Ltd.

The Winner – Michel Germain Parfumes Ltd.

Accepting: Anne MacDonald and Michel Germain – Michel Germain Parfumes


2016 Supplier of the Year – Large Supplier

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

Bacardi Canada

Imperial Tobacco Canada

Winner – JTI-Macdonald Corp.

 

Accepting: Lesley Harany – JTI-Macdonald Corp.


Duty Free Distributor/Agent of the Year 2016

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

ALFA Brands Inc.

DFX Distribution/BHI

The Winner – Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Accepting: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.

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

The Winner –  Abbotsford Duty Free

Accepting: Paul Dickinson – Abbtsford Duty Free


Platinum Award – Category B

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Blue Water Bridge Duty Free

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop Inc.

Importations Guay Ltée

The Winner – Importations Guay Ltée

Accepting (from left): Ingrid Habelloeker, Janice Ellerton, Justin Guay, Pierre Guay, Lauren Guay, Devon Orr – IGL


Best Canadian Duty Free Airport Company

Voted by Qualifying FDFA Supplier Members

Sponsored by

 Finalists

WDFG Vancouver

AerRianta International (North America) Inc.

The Nuance Group

The Winner – AerRianta International (North America) Inc.

 

Accepting (from left): Seamus Holmes, Jacques Dagenais, Louise Tremblay, Terry Su – ARI


Congratulations to all the 2016 Gold Standards winners – recognizing the Best in Travel Retailing!

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