Davidoff Cigars Names 2017 Golden Band Award Nominees

Davidoff will recognize top Appointed Merchants at a private reception held at the Davidoff booth at IPCPR.

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Davidoff Golden Band Awards 2017

Davidoff Cigars has announced nominees for its sixth annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards. These yearly awards, usually announced and handed out during the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailer (IPCPR) show each year, honors appointed Davidoff merchants who the company feels best embodies the Davidoff standard of excellence.

“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,” said Jim Young, President of Davidoff North America. “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.”

“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,” added Richard Krutick, Vice President of Marketing for Davidoff USA.

This year’s nominees are as follows:

Best Performance (Single Location):

  • 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):

  • 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):

  • 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):

  • 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:

  • 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)

Best Merchandising:

  • Bo’s Cigar Lounge (Long Beach, 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:

  • 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)

This year’s awards will be presented the afternoon of July 11 at the Davidoff booth during the IPCPR Show. For all the latest news from Davidoff Cigars, visit davidoff.com.