Winners announced for 2016 Christian Retailing's Best awards
Lake Mary, Fla. (June 27, 2016)—Winners of the 2016 Christian Retailing's Best awards were announced Monday morning, June 27, at the International Christian Retail Show (ICRS) in Cincinnati. B&H Publishing Group was the runaway winner with 13 awards this year, while Abingdon Press won five awards and both Lighthouse Christian Products and Baker Publishing Group won four.
Dr. David Ireland presented the awards in a press conference room at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Christine D. Johnson, editor of Christian Retailing magazine, welcomed the guests.
Nominating companies submitted books, Bibles, gifts, DVDs and more in this year's competition. In each category, three finalists were named. One category—Christian Living: Spiritual Growth—had two winners because the category was so large.
Christian retailers, publishers, church store managers and volunteers—in short, anyone actively engaged in the Christian products industry—were eligible to vote. Voters were asked to judge the nominations on their impact, including their ability to speak to people's hearts and evoke emotion; open people's minds to new ways of thinking; and encourage and affirm Christlike living.
Introduced in 2001, the awards—formerly known as the Retailers Choice Awards—have been increasingly acknowledged as an important way of recognizing some of the most significant new, life-changing products in the Christian retail industry.
Click on the Winners page to see the full list of 2016 Christian Retailing's Best awards winners.
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