DAVIDOFF GOLDEN BAND AWARDS

To honor those cigar retailers who truly embody the Davidoff standard of excellence.

Nominees for the inaugural event which takes place on Saturday August 4, 2012 are as follows:

Best Merchandising honors the Appointed Merchant who best meets the Davidoff Brand merchandising expectations in POS, Davidoff placement in humidor, overall ambiance of humidor, compliance with schedule of goods, store organization, number of facings and store cleanliness.

  • Little Havana Cigar Factory, Miami, FL
  • The Tobacco Shop Of Ridgewood, Ridgewood, NJ
  • Vitola Fine Cigars, Mountain Brook, AL
  • Island Smoke Shop,  Key Largo, FL
  • Milan Tobacconists, Roanoake, VA

Best Performance (Single Location) honors the retailer with a single location that has the highest level of Davidoff brand purchases.

  • Belle Meade Premium Cigar Co., Nashville, TN
  • The Tobacconist Of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
  • Ambassador Fine Cigars, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Owl Shop, New Haven, CT
  • Georgetown Tobacco & Pipe Store, Washington, DC

Best Performance (Multiple Locations) honors the retailer with two or more locations that has the highest level of Davidoff brand purchases.

  • Two Guys Smoke Shop, Salem, NH
  • Tinder Box of the Carolinas, Charlotte, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Up In Smoke, Dallas, TX
  • Cigars By Chivas, Pasadena, CA
  • Humidor Of Westmont, Westmont, IL

The Growth Award (Single Location) honors the retailer with a single location that has the largest percentage and dollar increase of Davidoff brand sales.

  • Cigars & More, Birmingham, AL
  • Ambassador Fine Cigars, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Tinder Box, Waldorf, MD
  • Oasis Cigars, Sunrise, FL
  • Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, Tucson, AZ

The Growth Award (Multiple Locations) honors the retailer with two or more locations that has the largest percentage and dollar increase of Davidoff brand sales .

  • Emerson’s Cigars, Chesapeake, VA
  • Two Guys Smoke Shop, Salem, NH
  • Cigars By Chivas, Pasadena, CA
  • House Of Cigar, Columbus, OH
  • Old Virginia Tobacco Co., Arlington, VA

The Industry Service Award honors the retailer who has done the most to sustain the premium cigar industry and to advance the industry’s agenda in legislation, regulation and the community.

  • Jeff Borysiewicz, Owner Of Corona Cigar Company
  • John Anderson of Draper’s Tobacconists Of Washington, DC
  • Christian Hutson of Just For Him Cigars In Springfield, Missouri
  • Craig Cass of The Tinderbox In Charlotte, North Carolina

Appointed Merchant of the Year honors the retailer with the largest percentage and dollar increase between July 2011 and June 2012 of the complete Davidoff of Geneva Distribution portfolio including: Davidoff, Avo, Camacho, Winston Churchill, Zino Platinum, Cusano, Griffins and all DoGD brands.

  • Ultimate Cigars, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Tinder Box, Waldorf, MD
  • Cigars & More, Birmingham, AL
  • Serious Cigars, Houston, TX
  • Anthony’s Cigar Emporium, Tucson, AZ

The Zino Davidoff Legacy Award honors the retailer who “has stood out over the years as the champion of what premium cigars and premium cigar retailing are all about.”

  • No nominees have been announced – Winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.