Brampton, ON | March 2017

Dedication, Loyalty & Passion Leads to Giftcraft’s Sixth Consecutive Year of Earning Canada’s Premier Business Award

Trevor Cohen, Giftcraft Ltd. CEO, announced the company has again been named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies maintaining the prestigious Gold Standard moniker. This marks the Brampton, Ontario based company’s sixth consecutive year of earning the country’s premier business award.

Giftcraft services a diverse and loyal network of retail partners in over thirty-five countries worldwide. The unique business model and state-of-the-art infrastructure allows Giftcraft to accommodate the varying and often complex needs of a divergent customer base. This adaptability, in tandem with the Organization’s ability to maintain fiscal responsibility, sustain growth and deliver best-in-class product assortment and service, while fostering a culture of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and inclusivity, has earned the Giftcraft the respect and trust of their valued-retail partners.

“The ability to maintain an unwavering commitment to excellence in every facet of our business is a direct reflection of the dedication, loyalty and passion for servicing our customers by every member of the Giftcraft Team. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude for the collective contributions and congratulate you all for a job well done! Also, on behalf of our entire organization I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our valued retail partners around the world for their continued patronage and loyalty to Giftcraft.” Trevor Cohen, CEO, Giftcraft Ltd.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.

Commenting on what it takes to earn a Best Managed Company designation, Deloitte Partner and Co-Leader of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program Peter Brown noted, “It’s much more than just financial performance. The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

2017 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 19, 2017. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Giftcraft,
Giftcraft is an industry-leader in the areas of design, manufacturing and distribution of a comprehensive assortment of Lifestyle, Fashion, Decor, Giftware, Health, Wellness and Gourmet products. Offering best-in-class sales and service, Giftcraft supports the product needs of a diverse network of more than 25,000 independent, specialty and marque retailers throughout North America. Giftcraft proudly boasts a number of award-winning exclusive brands under the Giftcraft umbrella including Charlie Paige™ and Yo Sox™ Fashion Brands, For Tea’s Sake™ Premium Gourmet Tea, Hint Mint™ and our line of Health & Wellness Products for the Body & Home, Earth Luxe™.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies,
Canada's Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit