Davidoff announced the Sixth Annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards, honoring the company’s Appointed Merchants with the best performances over the past year. 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, NV.
“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 USA.
The Golden Band Awards will be awarded in seven seven different catagories:
Best Performance (Single Location)
Nominees: Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, IN), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Maxamar Ultimate Cigars (Orange, CA), Regency Cigar Emporium (Greenwich, RI), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
Best Performance (Multiple Location)
Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Anthony’s Cigar Emporium (Tucson, AZ),
Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, FL), Tinder Box (Charlotte, NC), W. Curtis Draper (Washington, DC)
Davidoff Growth (Single Location)
Nominees: Belicoso Café Inc (Wyandotte, MI), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, CA), Coco Cigars (Miami, FL), Hemingway (Palo Alto, CA), Smoker’s Haven (Lincroft, NJ)
Davidoff Growth (Multiple Locations)
Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, FL), Davidus Cigars (Frederick, Maryland), Two Guys Smoke Shop (Nashua, NH)
Davidoff Appointed Merchant of the Year
Nominees: Ambassador Fine Cigars (Phoenix, AZ), Cigars by Chivas (Pasadena, CA), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, FL), Il Regalo Preferito (McAllex, TX), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)
Nominees: Bo’s Cigar Lounge (Bellflower, CA), Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN), The Cigar Shop of Biloxi (Biloxi, MS), The Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood (Ridgewood, NJ)
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)