Davidoff Announces 2015 Golden Band Awards Nominees


Davidoff Cigars to honor its Appointed Merchants with the Golden Band
Awards in New Orleans, LA
Ultra-Premium Cigar Brand will introduce a new Award and honor top merchants
PINELLAS PARK, FL, JUNE 9, 2015 — Davidoff, the leading luxury premium cigar brand, announces the Fourth Annual Davidoff Golden Band Awards Show nominees, honoring those Appointed Merchants who best embody the Davidoff standard of excellence. The Fourth Annual Awards show will be part of an exclusive Davidoff event on July 19th at IPCPR in New Orleans, LA.
This year, Davidoff will introduce a new category, “Best New Appointed Merchant“, which will honor the newest members of the Appointed Merchant network based on the first twelve months of sales and implementation of the brand’s programs. In conjunction with the announcement, the Golden Band Awards website has been revamped featuring this year’s nominees.

“The Davidoff Golden Band Awards epitomise the success of the brand which has been based on decades of close and longstanding partnerships with trusted merchants. Davidoff has a long history of cooperation with its family of retailers to help them expand their businesses, and to discuss best practices. They successfully 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, Director of Marketing for Davidoff USA.   
The Golden Band Awards will honor Appointed Merchants across nine categories:

Best New Appointed Merchant Nominees:
Churchill’s Fine Cigars (Atlanta, GA), Cigar Realm (Ashland, VA), Harbor Cigars (Destin, FL), Havana Phil’s Cigar Company (Greensboro, NC), Tobacco Locker (Port Charlotte, FL)

Best Davidoff Merchandising Nominees:
Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Franklin Cigar (Franklin, TN), Queensbury Cigar & Pipe
(Queensbury, NY), Tobacco Shop of Ridgewood (Ridgewood, NJ), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT)

Best Davidoff Performance (Single Location) Nominees:
Blend Bar Cigar (Indianapolis, IN), Cigar Box Enterprises (Aventura, FL), Georgetown Tobacco & Pipe Store (Washington, DC), Maxamar Cigars (Orange, CA), Regency Cigar Emporium (East Greenwich,RI)

Best Davidoff Performance (Multiple Locations) Nominees:
Club Humidor (San Antonio, TX), Corona Cigar Company (Orlando, FL), Emersons of Norfolk (Norfolk, VA), Lone Wolf Cigar Company (Los Angeles, CA), Smoke Inn (Palm Beach, FL)
Davidoff Growth Award (Single Location)Nominees:
Cigar King (Scottsdale, AZ), Cigarz on the Avenue (Winter Park, FL), Florez Tobacconist (Summit, NJ), Iwan Ries & Company (Chicago, IL), Tinder Box (Waldorf, MD)

Davidoff Growth Award (Multiple Locations) Nominees:
Casa de Montecristo (Countryside, IL), Churchills Cigar Shop (Birmingham, MI), Diebel’s Sportsmen Gallery (Kansas City, MO), Telfords Pipe & Cigar (Mill Valley, CA), The Cigar Inn (New York, NY)

Davidoff Appointed Merchant of the Year Nominees:
Regency Cigar Emporium (East Greenwich, RI), Serious Cigars (Houston, TX), Smoking Lamp (Charleston, SC), Tobacconist of Greenwich (Greenwich, CT), Up Down Tobacco Shop (Chicago, IL)
The Industry Service Award honorees will not be announced until the evening of the event. This award is presented to the Appointed Merchant that has contributed to sustain the premium cigar industry and to advance the industry’s agenda in legislation, regulation and the community. The final award category is the Zino Davidoff Legacy Award, which will be presented to the Appointed Merchant who has stood out over the years as the champion of what premium cigars and premium cigar retailing are all about.
Please visit GoldenBandAwards.com for more information

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