September 2014 Best-seller Lists

August 22, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The CBA Best-Seller and category top-seller lists are compiled from actual sales in Christian stores as reported through CROSS:SCAN. All rights reserved. In order that our retail members may better utilize the Best Sellers Lists, CBA is now providing ISBNs/UPCs on all of the lists, with the exception of Bible lists.

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Baker Book House steps up

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Being a community center addressing tough issues is not easy, but Sue Smith, general manager of Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), took a step of faith and addressed a big elephant in the room: how Christians deal with issues of homosexuality. See her video interview and watch for the story in CBA Retailers +Resources magazine.

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Greatest Gift celebrates 65 years

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Southern Colorado’s largest independent Christian bookstore, The Greatest Gift and Scripture Supply, celebrates its 65th anniversary throughout the month of August. In an event Aug. 8, owners Don and Heather Adams hosted an open house attended by both past owners and members of the community.

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Bethany Book & Gift celebrates 75th

August 20, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Bethany Book & Gift of central Minnesota is celebrating 75 years in business. Originating in 1939 as the Gospel Art Store, Bethany Book has undergone several changes in ownership, name, and location, but has continued to shine the light for Christ

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What does it take to serve the church?

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

CBA Retailers+Resources magazine explores key questions to help those who produce and sell Christian resources to serve the local church. According to the 2012 edition of Barna Reports Pastors + Books, beyond pastors, the typical church environment also has many other consumer groups: board members, elders, deacons, staff members, and volunteers. “I believe there’s a lot of

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2015 exhibitor visit, ICRS preview set

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The 2015 International Christian Retail Show Exhibitor Site Visit in Orlando is Tuesday, Sept. 16. This convention-center preview opportunity not only helps improve exhibitors’ 2015 marketing impact, but also will include advance information on new ICRS direction for 2016 and beyond.

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Harrisons win Carpentree ICRS drawing

July 30, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

At the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta (June 22-25), Carpentree, Inc. sponsored a drawing for $500 in free retail product for stores placing an order at ICRS and recording a video testimony for Carpentree. Marketing Manager Sherry Morris said Lighthouse Christian Store (Beford, IN), owned by Keith and Brenda Harrison, is the winner. The Harrisons have been customers of Carpentree since 2001.

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Back-to-School shoppers prefer stores

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) found that in-store shopping is the preferred method for Back-to-School shoppers. The July report indicates 90% of households select brick-and-mortar stores for the shopping season. While still comprising a 23.7% share of back-to-school shopping, discounters are expected to decrease

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Leave something behind at ICRS?

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The ICRS Lost and Found box is at the CBA office. To see if your missing item is in it, please contact the CBA information mailbox at info@cbaonline.org.

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Adams wins CBA promotion at ICRS

July 16, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Lisa Adams of Love Unlimited Christian Bookstore in Elbertson, GA won CBA’s Town Center drawing at the 2015 International Christian Retail Show. She won two free nights at a 2015 ICRS Orlando hotel, a $300 gift card, and a 1-year retail membership with CBA.

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