Davidoff’s Sixth Annual Golden Band Awards, honors itsAppointed Merchants who best embody the Davidoff standard of excellence. The Sixth Annual Awards will be presented on the afternoon of July 11 at the Davidoff booth at the IPCPR Trade Show in Las Vegas.
“The Davidoff Golden Band Awards provide us with an opportunity to recognize our Appointed Merchant network and, in particular, those Appointed Merchants who have really taken their business with Davidoff to the next level. The success of Davidoff has been made possible through decades of close and longstanding partnerships with trusted merchants. Davidoff has a strong track record of cooperation with its family of retailers to help them grow their businesses, align on best practices and contribute towards the increased growth of the Davidoff brand,” says Jim Young, President of Davidoff North America.
“The Golden Band Awards provides us the opportunity to say thank you to our Davidoff Appointed Merchants not only for their partnership, but also their support, enthusiasm and commitment to high standards,” emphasizes Richard Krutick, Vice President of Marketing for Davidoff U.S.A.
The Golden Band Awards will honor Appointed Merchants across seven categories:
Best Performance (Single Location) Nominees: Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, Indiana), Hemingway (Palo Alto, California), Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange, California), Regency Cigar Emporium (Greenwich, Rhode Island), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Best Performance (Multiple Location) Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Arizona), Anthony’s Cigar Emporium (Tucson, Arizona), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Florida), Tinder Box (Charlotte, North Carolina), W. Curtis Draper (Washington, D.C.)
Davidoff Growth (Single Location) Nominees: Belicoso Café Inc (Wyandotte, Michigan), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, California), Coco Cigars (Miami, Florida), Hemingway (Palo Alto, California), Smoker’s Haven (Lincroft, New Jersey)
Davidoff Growth (Multiple Locations) Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Arizona), Club Humidor (San Antonio, Texas), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Florida), Davidus Cigars (Frederick, Maryland), Two Guys Smoke Shop (Nashua, New Hampshire)
Davidoff Appointed Merchant of the Year Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, Arizona), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, California), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, Florida), Il Regalo Preferito (McAllex, Texas), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Best Merchandising Nominees: Bo’s Cigar Lounge (Long Beach, California), Club Humidor (San Antonio, Texas), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, Tennessee), The Cigar Shop of Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi), Tobacconist of Ridgewood (Ridgewood, New Jersey)
Canadian Depostaire of the Year Nominees: Burlington on Whyte (Edmonton, Alberta), Cigar Connoisseurs (Vancouver, British Columbia), Nottingham Cigars & Pipes (Sherwood Park, Alberta), The Humidor Cigar Company Ltd (Woodbridge, Ontario), Zigarren – A Simple Pleasure (Calgary, Alberta)