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Industry Awards | Retailer of the Year

Since 1976, the Canadian Gift Association (CanGift) has recognized outstanding achievement in Canadian retailing through the Retailer of the Year awards competition. Criteria include visual merchandising and store design, business achievement, advertising and promotion, and community involvement.

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2013 Retailer of the Year - Twisted Goods

2012 Retailer of the Year - Mortimer Snodgrass

Twisted Goods, the quirky retailer specializing in fun and unusual accessories has won the esteemed 2013 Retailer of the Year Award. For the past 12 years, owner Shashi Behl has been scouring the globe in search of funky finds to satisfy her adventurous, creative and loyal customers in Calgary and Saskatoon. Offering a selection of unique and a bit out of the ordinary goods from modish jewellery, bags and accessories, elaborate décor pieces or never before seen housewarming gifts, Twisted Goods is a one-stop shop with something for everyone.

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2013 Retailer of Distinction - Greensville Gourmet

2012 Retailer of Distinction - Springridge Farm

A beloved destination for the locals of Dundas, Ontario, and for visitors just passing through, Greensville Gourmet has been awarded the 2013 Retailer of Distinction Award. Established in 2004 by Allan and Donna Warring, Greensville Gourmet has become the goto shop for delectable meats, gifts, home décor items, kitchenware and everything in between. Its growing popularity has led to the successful opening of a second location in Burlington. With a fine reputation of quality products and exceptional customer service, Greensville Gourmet does their part as active members of the community, providing charity barbeques and donating funds to various causes each year.

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2013 Retailer of Distinction - Sunnybrook Volunteer Association Gift Shop

2012 Retailer of Distinction - Springridge Farm

A vibrant and ever-evolving retailer that contributes a valuable service to patients, families, visitors and staff, the Sunnybrook Volunteer Association (SVA) Gift Shop has been awarded the 2013 Retailer of Distinction Award. Located at the busy main entrance to Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, the gift shop features 1,400 square feet of selling space and offers an eclectic mix of books, cards, toys, baby gifts and garments and accessories including sleepwear and slippers for hospital and home use. Central to the gift shop are its staff of volunteers that form a unique community devoted to providing exemplary customer service and who are committed to improving and enhancing the patient and visitor experience.

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