Back by popular demand, CBA is sponsoring a spring 2018 merchandising contest, “Inspiring Customers With Gift-Shopping Experiences.”

Christian retail stores have until noon March 9 to submit photos of their creative spring merchandising displays. These photos will be posted on CBA’s social media sites with #CBAMerchContest and a winner will be selected by industry merchandising experts by March 12. The winning store will be announced on CBA’s Facebook page, website, and Christian MARKET Weekly e-newsletter, as well as in the Retail Market column of the May issue of the Christian MARKET magazine.

The winner will receive a three nights stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center during UNITE 2018, as well as free admittance to CBA’s Retail Academy and a complimentary membership package.

To enter the contest, retailers must submit the following via email to by noon on March 9, 2018:

  • High-resolution photos of their store, showing how merchandising techniques and principles were applied
  • Store name and location
  • Contact person
  • High-resolution head shot of store owner

To get more information and ideas regarding merchandising principles, view this CBA-sponsored merchandising webinar.