2017 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 2017 Gold Standards Award winners

The Frontier Duty Free Association held their annual Gold Standards Awards ceremony during the Imperial Gala at the 31st Annual Convention in Montreal – November 15th, 2017. The Gold Standards Awards recognizes 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 2017 web page should you require it.

(Please see winning submissions where applicable)


Outstanding Land Border Duty Free Employee Award 2017

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

 

FINALISTS

Heather Atkinson
Emerson Duty Free

Willie Deplonty
Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free

Paul St-Hilaire
Importations Guay Ltée

 The Winner – Paul St-Hilaire
Importations Guay Ltée

View the winning submission

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(from left) Paul St-Hilaire and Pierre Guay (IGL)


Outstanding Airport Duty Free Employee Award 2017

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

 

FINALISTS

Salome Dela Rosa
The Loop Duty Free Montreal

Amily Ng
World Duty Free Vancouver

The Winner – Salome Dela Rosa
The Loop Duty Free Montreal

View the Winning submission

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(from left)
Paul Lafleur-Woods, Colin Morgan, Salome Dela Rosa, Jacques Dagenais and Jacqueline McDonagh (ARI Montreal)


Best Specialty Product – Jewellery, Watches, Handbags and Accessories

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

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FINALISTS

 

Men’s Sport Curve Watch
Bulova Watch Company

Citizen Eco Drive Watch
Citizen Watch Company of Canada

Majorica Plume Earring
Majorica Jewelry, LTD

The Winner – Men’s Sport Curve Watch
Bulova Watch Company

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Danielle Blier (Bulova Watch Company) and Lois Pasternak (Travel Markets Insider)


Best Specialty Product – Confectionery, Food and Souvenirs

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

Sponsored by

Finalists

Haribo Goldbears
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Tic Tac Mini Boxes
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Maple Leaf Bottle
Turkey Hill Sugarbush

The Winner – Maple Leaf Bottle
Turkey Hill Sugarbush

 

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Brian and Michael Herman (Turkey Hill Sugarbush) and Lois Pasternak (Travel Markets Insider)


Best New Fragrance/Cosmetic Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

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FINALISTS

Versace Dylan Blue
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

Good Girl by Caroline Herrera
DFX Distribution/BHI

Escada Fiesta Carioca EDT 100ml
Distribution Fontaine Inc.

The Winner – Good Girl by Carolina Herrera
DFX Distribution/BHI

 

 

Good Girl

New Fragrance

Michael Beler and Alex DeBellis (DFX/Distribution BHI)


Best New Spirits/Tobacco/Beer Product

Voted by the FDFA Operator Members

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FINALISTS

 

Guantanamera Cristales Cigar
Havana House Cigar & Tobacco

Crown Royal Vanilla
Diageo

Pall Mall Blue
Imperial Tobacco Company

Monkey Shoulder
Peter Mielzynski Agencies

 

The Winner – Guantanamera Cristales Cigar
Havana House Cigar & Tobacco

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Best Marketing Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

FINALISTS

Importations Guay Ltée

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free

Emerson Duty Free

The Winner – Importations Guay Ltée

View the winning submission

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marketing

Lauren Guay, Pierre Guay and Justin Guay


New Idea Award

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

FINALISTS

Emerson Duty Free

Importations Guay Ltée

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free Store

The Winner – Importations Guay Ltée

View the winning submission

 

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Abe Taqtaq (Windsor-Tunnel Duty Free), Lauren Guay, Pierre Guay and Justin Guay (IGL)


 

 

Supplier of the Year 2017 – Small Supplier

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

FINALISTS

Havana House Cigar & Tobacco

Bulova Watch Company

Michel Germain Parfumes Ltd.

The Winner – Bulova Watch Company

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Abe Taqtaq (Windsor-Tunnel Duty Free), Danielle Blier (Bulova Watch Company)


 

 

Supplier of the Year 2017 – Large Supplier

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

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FINALISTS

Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

Imperial Tobacco Company

JTI-Macdonald Corp.

The Winner – Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.

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Supplier large

Brian Herman and Michael Herman (Turkey Hill Sugarbush Ltd.)


 

 

Duty Free Distributor/Agent of the Year 2017

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by

FINALISTS

Peter Mielzynski Agencies Ltd.

Diageo GTME

Distribution Fontaine Inc.

The Winner – Distribution Fontaine Inc.

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Supplier distributor

Jennifer Fontaine and Claude Fontaine (Distribution Fontaine Ltd.)


 

 

Platinum Award – Category A

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by
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FINALISTS

Osoyoos Duty Free Shop

Abbotsford Duty Free

Sault Ste. Marie Duty Free

The Winner – Osoyoos Duty Free Shop

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Platinum Award – Category B

Voted by the Duty Free Media & Sponsors

Sponsored by
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FINALISTS

Niagara Duty Free Shop

Importations Guay Ltée

West Coast Duty Free Store Ltd.

The Winner – Importations Guay Ltée

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Platinum B-2

(from left)
Ingrid Habelloecker, Justin Guay, Pierre Guay, Lauren Guay, Devan Orr and Janice Ellerton (IGL)


 

 

Congratulations to all the 2017 Gold Standards Award winners – recognizing the Best in Canadian Travel Retailing!

2017 GS winners