Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Suppliers report 'good sales' at Marketsquare International
Suppliers report 'good sales' at Marketsquare International PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 09:12 AM EST

Suppliers reported seeing good sales and meeting new contacts at Christian Trade Association International's (CTAI) Marketsquare International in Atlanta.

Held Jan. 6-8 at the Westin Airport Hotel, CTAI's sixth annual winter show convened right before CBA's NEXT 2013 training event and the start of The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.

The event, which featured international sales, training, networking, inspiration and fellowship, drew 70 foreign and U.S. buyers, and approximately 40 suppliers.

"We had good sales, met new contacts and had a great time," said Bill Cross of Kirkbride Bible Co. "We'll be back next year."

In addition to the U.S., countries represented at the show included Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

"This was the first time I came to a Christian Trade event," said Wale Adefuye of Life Class Services in the U.K. "I was really impressed by the information and contacts I made over the two days."

Part of the association's Professional Booksellers Institute, the event included training sessions such as "Excellence in Customer Service" and "Displays and Merchandising for Your Store," which were presented by CTAI Director of Training and Membership Development Jack Scott.

Attendees also recognized the contributions of CTAI founder Jim Powell, who died of cancer Nov. 19 in Queensland, Australia.

Click here for more information on future CTAI events.

 
Read the Vacation Bible School 2014 guide

In this current issue:

Serial robber hits Family Christian’s Fresno store

News image

Police in Fresno, California, are looking for a man allegedly...

READ MORE

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited subscription service

News image

Amazon.com introduced on July 18 Kindle Unlimited—a new subscription service...

READ MORE

Facebook tests consumer ‘Buy’ button to help businesses

News image

Facebook is now testing a new feature to help businesses...

READ MORE

Faith-based surfer film nominated for three film festival awards

News image

The Perfect Wave has been nominated for three awards at...

READ MORE

Recording artist Yancy adds Spanish songs to free app

News image

Yancy’s Little Praise Party app is getting a bilingual upgrade with...

READ MORE

Liguori Publications acquires Franciscan Media’s parish resources

News image

Liguori Publications, a Catholic publisher and Redemptorist ministry, has purchased...

READ MORE

New company BroadStreet Publishing partners with Authentic Media

News image

BroadStreet Publishing has announced its partnership with U.K.-based Authentic Media,...

READ MORE

Canadian marketing programs raise awareness of Christian products

News image

Canadian marketing and publicity agency Graf-Martin Communications has launched Spark,...

READ MORE

AAP: Sales rise for religious presses

News image

The overall trade publishing sector continues showing growth in 2014...

READ MORE

Retail sales up minimally in June

News image

The Commerce Department announced its monthly sales numbers Tuesday, signaling...

READ MORE

Millennials strongly influence parents’ back-to-school spending

News image

Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need...

READ MORE

Crown Awards’ Best Picture goes to ‘Patterns of Evidence’

News image

International Christian Visual Media (ICVM) presented Crown Awards to outstanding...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

a