|RETAILING REBOOT: CBA chairman joins panels|
|Written by Staff|
|Tuesday, 12 April 2011 05:13 PM America/New_York|
CBA chairman George Thomsen is among retailers due to be sharing ideas and advice at Christian Retailing's Retailing ReBoot 2011, April 26-28 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla.
The general manager of the award-winning The Harvest Bookstore at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., is scheduled to join other store representatives, consultants and suppliers to discuss issues at a series of roundtable sessions at the event themed “Engaging Without Limits.”
Among the topics to be addressed are Bible and book categories, the impact of digital publishing and customer service and experience. There will also be worship and inspirational messages and a suppliers' exhibit area. The program will also include an authors' reception and the announcement of the winners of the magazine's 2011 Retailers Choice Awards.
Originally organized solely for church stores and formerly called The Gathering, the event has been renamed this year to reflect its inclusion of independent retailers and the need for stores to "reset" for the future, said Christian Retailing Publisher Dave Condiff.
"The old ways of running things don't meet the current challenges and future needs of the industry," Condiff said. "But smart stores are being proactive about making changes. We want to come together to learn from and encourage each other."
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