BRICKSTONE WINS CONDIMENT
OF THE YEAR AWARD
Brickstone’s Caramelized Onion & Blood
Orange Confit has been named Outstanding
Condiment of 2009 in the 37th annual SOFI
Awards from the National Association for
the Specialty Food Trade. The yummy confit
was one of 128 silver finalists selected from
almost 2000 contenders by a national panel
of specialty food experts.
TELEPHONE: (800) 663-0416
TRUDEAU CELEBRATES 120 YEARS
Trudeau Corporation, a leading supplier of
kitchenware and tabletop, is celebrating its
120th anniversary this year. Established in
1889 as an importer of fancy goods under the
name Genin Trudeau, the company evolved
into a large supplier of kitchenware and
housewares. Today their products are sold in
over 50 countries.
Trudeau kicked off their anniversary
celebrations with luncheons for customers
and colleagues during the Fall 2009 CGTA
Gift Show, where they also introduced a
number of creative and problem-solving
products for today’s increasingly value-conscious consumer.
TELEPHONE: (800) 878-3328
ZOOTIQUE REMODELS WITH
Back in June, The Toronto Zoo unveiled its
new gift shop, Zootique. The 3000-square-
foot store, redesigned by DMD Retail Design,
was revamped with the environment in mind.
Low-emission paint, low-energy lighting,
reconditioned fixtures destined for landfills
and signage made from biodegradable
polymers were all employed.
“With animal habitats around the world
threatened by climate change and human
impact we felt it was essential to bring
creativity and conservation together in this
project,” said David Milne, president of
DMD Retail Design.
ROMA HOME DÉCOR NOMINATED FOR
Roma Home Décor was recently nominated
for an ARTS Award in the wall décor category,
while its creative director, Maria Hoo, was
nominated for Designer of the Year. The
awards are an annual collaborative effort by
Dallas Market Center and the Accessories
Resource Team to recognize the best in the
decorative accessories industry.
TELEPHONE: (800) 263-2322
Left to right: Peter Moore, executive director of
the CGTA; Philippe Trudeau, Jacques Dubuc
and Robert Trudeau of Trudeau.
WILDLY DELICIOUS BRIE BAKER
Wildly Delicious’ Petite Maison Red Brie
Baker was recently named Outstanding
Non-Food Specialty Item of 2009 in the
37th annual SOFI Awards.
“The award validates two years of
hard work to develop a specialty gourmet
product that stands out from the crowd,”
said Michelle Muscat, co-founder of Wildly
Delicious Fine Foods.
TELEPHONE: (888) 545-9995
REVAMPED COOKWORKS STORE
IS RED HOT
Closed for more than eight weeks to undergo
an extensive renovation, Dave Werner’s
Cookworks store on West Broadway in
Vancouver was reopened recently. The
revamped store, which is celebrating its
10th anniversary, features a new contemporary
look, adjusted floor space, new displays and
a demo kitchen.
With the expansion of its Laura Ashley
Home and Scanpan brands, Anglo-Canadian Housewares has hired additional
representation. Jo Rogers joins the company
in the Maritimes, Issie Grachnik in eastern
Toronto and eastern Ontario, Fred Box in
British Columbia and Wayne Bentley in
western Toronto and southwestern Ontario.
TELEPHONE: (905) 760-7806
Line Desgagné is now representing the
company in eastern Quebec and Quebec City.
TELEPHONE: (418) 843-6545.
Garth Hemming is servicing the interior of
British Columbia. TELEPHONE: (888) 201-5622.
Gail Hussman is looking after Vancouver.
TELEPHONE: (604) 943-6919.
During a July open house, Mary Falkowski,
manager of Hallmark-Thorsquare Cards in
Etobicoke, Ont., won a prize draw for an
Abbott feature display valued at $1000
retail. At the Fall 2009 CGTA Gift Show,
Abbott presented Irene Bolger, owner of
The Cheshire Cat in Paris, Ont., with a
$250 wholesale gift certificate.
TELEPHONE: (800) 263-2955