Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Christian Product Expo to return to Hershey
Christian Product Expo to return to Hershey PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 21 February 2012 09:16 AM EST

Munce Group’s January CPE (Christian Product Expo) is to return to its longtime venue in Hershey, Pa., next year.

The decision was made after this year’s switch to the Lancaster Convention Center in Lancaster, Pa. The Jan. 29-31 event there drew 219 retailers and 128 vendors to the newly opened center.

“While we received good feedback from the vendors and stores regarding the Lancaster facility, the distance from the airport and other factors led us back to the Hershey Lodge,” said Munce President Kirk Blank. “They are thrilled to have CPE back.”

To be held Jan. 20-22, 2013, the CPE will be back at the venue at which Munce had hosted the show since taking over the former Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s similar event—staged at the same place—in 2007.

With free attendance and a reimbursement program that helps to offset travel, food and hotel expenses, based on reaching order-writing goals, CPE is “summed up in three words,” said Blank, “encourage, equip and engage.”

“This is the show to attend if one is looking to network with other Christian bookstores, authors and vendors,” said James Stokes of Gospel Spreading Bible Bookstore in Washington, D.C., who attended the Lancaster event. “A must for new stores.”

The fall 2012 CPE will be held at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Sept. 16-18.

 

In this current issue:

Enter soon for Christian Retailing’s Best Early Bird discount

News image

Christian Retailing is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Christian...

READ MORE

Latest album gives Casting Crowns fifth RIAA Platinum status

News image

Reunion/Beach Street Records artist Casting Crowns added another Recording Industry...

READ MORE

ECPA president earns distinguished credential

News image

Mark Kuyper, president/CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA),...

READ MORE

K-Love announces 2015 Fan Awards nominees

News image

For KING AND COUNTRY and the Newsboys topped the list...

READ MORE

NRF survey: Valentine’s spending to reach record heights

News image

Cupid has some tricks up his sleeve this year with...

READ MORE

Rosenberg hits best-seller list again with ‘Third Target’

News image

Author Joel C. Rosenberg has done it again. His newest...

READ MORE

Biblica and Zondervan celebrate 50 years of the NIV

News image

January 2015 marks the beginning of a yearlong campaign to...

READ MORE

RBC Ministries rebrands to become Our Daily Bread

News image

Worldwide, Our Daily Bread is recognized as a household phrase....

READ MORE

Rainer title lauded with 2014 award

News image

B&H Publishing Group has announced that Autopsy of a Deceased...

READ MORE

2015 Absolutely Gospel Music Award nominees announced

News image

Joseph Habedank and hit songwriter Kenna West each garnered eight...

READ MORE

Carpentree awarded licensing for 'Old Fashioned'

News image

Carpentree, Inc. is releasing four new canvases that support the...

READ MORE

Carta Jerusalem to partner with Hendrickson Publishers

News image

Carta Jerusalem, the long-established cartographic firm that holds the world’s...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a