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Industry Awards | Supplier and Rep of the Year

To complement the Canadian Gift Association's highly regarded Retailer of the Year Awards program, the association has implemented awards honouring suppliers and sales representatives. The association solicits votes from retailers across the country for their top picks.

For more information on the awards, contact CanGift Special Events Manager, Margo Warren at 416.642.1045 or 800.611.6100 ext. 1045. Email: mwarren@cangift.org.

 
 

Congratulations to our 2014 winners!

CanGift Suppliers of the Year

 

SUPPLIERS OF THE YEAR

LARGE

Splash International Marketing Inc.

Markham, Ontario

Celebrating 29 years in business, serving the wholesale market, Splash International has been named the winner in the large category of the CanGift Supplier of the Year Award. Splash specializes in fashion forward and leading edge giftware in many categories like picture frames, wall art and gifts for men, women and babies.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Enesco Canada Corporation, Mississauga, Ontario

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MEDIUM

Stargazer Originals Inc.

Mississauga, Ontario

The CanGift Supplier of the Year Award in the medium category goes to Stargazer Originals, a 13,000 sq. ft. wholesale emporium that has specialized in unique and original products for 10 years. Stargazer Originals won the award by striving to be the type of supplier who retailers are proud to showcase.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Grand International Trading, Mississauga, Ontario

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SMALL

byChance

Mississauga, Ontario

byChance's winning of the CanGift Supplier of the Year Award in the small category did not happen by chance. Exceptional custom service and original ladies accessories helped them take home this esteemed award for 2014.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Ma's Kitchen Inc., Markham, Ontario

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SALES REPRESENTATIVES OF THE YEAR

INDEPENDENT

Laurel Owens

Mossley, Ontario

Knowing that sales is a partnership between her and her retailers is how Laurel Owens won one of two 2014 Sales Representative of the Year Awards. Starting in the giftware business 20 years ago, Laurel now enjoys being an independent sales rep covering the Southwestern Ontario region.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Rosy Loewith, London, Ontario

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CORPORATE

Clark Cooper - WWRD

Guelph, Ontario

Clark Cooper joined the team at Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton in 2008 as a sales representative for the Southwestern Ontario Region. Focusing on his customers' needs has won Clark one of two 2014 Sales Representative of the Year Awards.

HONOURABLE MENTION: Jacqueline Kent - Winward Silks of Canada, London, Ontario

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