The Christian Product Trends session gives retailers insights into developing product and consumer trends, plus rapid-fire time with sales reps to help see what’s hot with new releases and lines, free products and samples, and time to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and network with fellow retailers. It’s a great way to make final decisions for exhibit floor plans and have fun.

Space is limited to the first 120 retailers who sign up. Tickets are $35 with a limit of two retail buyers per store. The session is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8, in the Gaylord Opryland’s Washington B room.

Industry trends to be covered include The Popularity and Sales of Trends of Gift Products by Sherry Morris of Carpentree, Current Industry Trends for Children’s products by Dr. Mary Manz Simon, and Current Data Trends in the Marketplace by Eric Grimm, CBA director of communications.

Morris will present effective marketing and merchandising practices from general market sources plus developing product trends in gifts and Christian gifts. Simon will present findings from a Christian-retailer survey plus photos and insights from Christian stores contrasted with broader industry findings in this growing category. Grimm will share highlights from key data trends that are helping retailers find new sales and build store traffic.

Christian Product Trends is an effective, informative, and fun event to get the UNITE 2018 week fired up. And did we mention, free products? For more information, visit CBA’s website.