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Heaven DVD skyrockets to No. 1

July 29, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

The Heaven is for Real DVD skyrocketed to the top-ranked of all product sales through Christian stores this week, according to CROSS:SCAN data released Wednesday. The film version of the hit Thomas Nelson title of the same name surged after its recent release, ranking 554th last week. The Blu-ray version ranked 13th

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3 questions facilitate deeper church connect

July 28, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Lora Schrock “Who is better equipped [than you] . . . to serve the local church, the youth leader, the Sunday school teacher, the pastor?” Former CBA Executive VP John Bass once asked this of Christian retailers, and it remains a valid question today. The Christian products industry continues to provide churches with the resources they share Christ and help believers grow as disciples. It’s

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Amazon’s net loss jumps — again

July 25, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Amazon reported sales continue to rise in the second quarter, but its net loss jumped to $126 million compared to a net loss of $7 million for the same quarter last year. The numbers surprised Wall Street analysts and prompted some observers to comment that investors are losing faith that growing top-line revenues without profit

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Churches, Christian resources have bright future

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

By Bill Hybels For the last 40 years, God has used Christian resources to personally spur me on in my faith and leadership. From the days following my conversion when my newfound faith was formed by reading

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Jars’ 20th, more in R+RWeekly

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Check out this week’s edition of R+RWeekly, a recap of industry news and announcements to help keep you up to date. Jars of Clay celebrates 20 years, and an International Council of Shopping Centers study confirms shoppers love store. A new list of Millennial influencers from Christianity Today highlights young leaders, many

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FEC may limit book free speech

July 24, 2014 / by / 0 Comment

Democrats on the Federal Elections Commission are trying to regulate book publishers’ free speech rights, according to the commission’s chairman. Using campaign finance rules as a rationale, the commission denied traditional media-exemption rules for a book coming out by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). The book did receive an exemption but under different exemptions. The

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Grid helps retailers plan lifestyle strategies

September 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

The Lifestyle Stories exhibit at ICRS was a hit, as retailers begin adding value for customers by creating in-store experiences that reflect how their customers live. The idea is to connect with retailers in a way that shows you understand and care for them. They feel valued and cared for, and they trust you because you can show you “get” who they are.

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Duck Dynasty launches 4th season: Lifestyle call to ‘Mansumers’

September 26, 2013 / by / 0 Comment

As fall peeks over the horizon and hunting season and a new TV season begins, Duck Dynasty returns to the A&E cable network today for its fourth season – a record for the series and the network. And it’s an opportunity for Christian stores to not only become part of the fun but to build a lifestyle “mansumer” strategy to attract and serve more men in the store.

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