Christian retail stores demonstrated their merchandising creativity and skill in CBA’s fall merchandising contest, Inspiring Customers with Gift-Giving Experiences. Stores were invited to submit photos of their displays for a chance to win free gift products from vendors who donated items for the UNITE 2017 gift merchandising workshop. These photos were then posted on CBA and Carpentree’s social media sites with #CBAMerchContest, and the winning store was selected Nov. 20 by two industry experts, Sherry Morris (Carpentree) and Michelle Amster (Integra Interactive).

Of the 183 photos submitted, Dove Christian Supply of Dothan, Alabama was selected as the winner and will receive gift product valued at more than $1,500 wholesale, plus three nights stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center during UNITE 2018 in Nashville.

CBA congratulates Donna and Chip McCollough of Dove Christian Supply, as well as all the stores that submitted photos for the contest. To see the variety of ideas and excellent displays, visit CBA’s Facebook and Instagram pages, #CBAMerchContest album.

CBA also expresses appreciation and thanks to the contest sponsors who provided the products for the UNITE 2017 gift merchandising workshop that were given to the contest winners:

Cactus Games
Heritage Candles
P. Graham Dunn
Personalized Art Signs by Integra Interactive
Scripture Candy
Wee Believers

A spring 2018 merchandising contest will be held Jan. 1 – March 12. Look for details in the January issue of CBA’s Christian MARKET.