National awards program recognizes exceptional dealers
By Andy Kriege, YSN
AVB BrandSource affiliate Mega Group/BrandSource Canada recently announced the 2022 recipients of its annual Retailer of the Year Awards.
As part of the BrandSource affiliate family, its members are connected to a large North American network of fellow independent retailers — in fact, the largest of its kind in Canada.
“Running on the 2022 corporate theme of ‘elevate,’ we have focused this year’s awards on elevating our game, our performance and driving execution to bring the members or our group to the next level,” said Michael Vancura, the group’s executive VP of retail operations. “We award the members for their ongoing dedication to the continuing business development and sales growth of the BrandSource family.”
He also saluted all the group’s members for their ongoing commitment to excellence.
“We applaud our members and recognize the outstanding performance in BrandSource Canada’s programs and services,” Vancura said. “The awards are designated to acknowledge our members for their leading roles in their banners, their marketing performance, program participation and overall improvements.”
The awards are presented during the annual National BrandSource Canada meeting, hosted in English and French. Canada is presently hosting events virtually to encourage member participation nationwide while respecting the country’s current health restrictions.
BrandSource Canada’s seven Retailer of the Year honorees for 2022 are:
BrandSource Home Furnishings, English Market: Renaud’s BrandSource Home Furnishings, Miramichi, New Brunswick (Atlantic region)
Renaud’s BrandSource Home Furnishings carries furniture, appliances and mattresses and was singled out for being No. 1 in sales growth and profitability, as well as for its participation in BrandSource programs.
BrandSource Authorized, English Market: Groves TV & Appliance Centre,Clinton, Ontario (Ontario region)
The newly expanded store carries appliances and mattresses and was cited for increased website and foot traffic along with increased overall operational efficiencies.
BrandSource Home Furnishings, French Market: Ameublement BrandSource Serge Prévost, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Q.C. (Québec region)
The store carries furniture, appliances and mattresses and was cited for great motivation, educational growth, member participation and for being a true and trusted ambassador to the members.
BrandSource Authorized, French Market: Appareils Ménagers Robert Leduc, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Q.C. (Québec region)
The store carries appliances and mattresses, is a strong supporter of Alta website platform, and participates in the BrandSource Sleep program.
Overall Best Marketing, English Market: Harris BrandSource Home Furnishings, Fort McMurray, Alberta (Prairie region)
The store carries furniture, appliances and mattresses and supports the group’s marketing initiatives, including the strategic marketing brand program and communication planning.
Overall Best Marketing, French Market: Ameublement BrandSource Sévigny, Thetford Mines, Q.C. (Québec region)
The store carries furniture, appliances and mattresses, and was honored for its sales growth, along with showing courage, building trust and demonstrating never-ending improvement.
Digital Transformation Award: Green’s BrandSource Home Furnishings, Fort Frances, Ontario (Ontario region)
The store carries furniture, appliances and mattresses and has done an outstanding job of digital acceleration by successfully implementing POS integration, digital price tags and the new Chekkit chat program, as well as the new Alta website.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.