Catholic Retailing Tips

Ave Maria Press Launches CatholicMom.com Books

August 29, 2012
Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy

We'll be interviewing Sarah Reinhard, author of the first CatholicMom.com title for the Behind the Counter radio show. Stay tuned! Notre Dame, IN—Building on the popularity of Lisa M. Hendey’s The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and her award-winning website CatholicMom.com, Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce […]

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Talks, Ducks and Interviews at the ICRS 2012

July 18, 2012

Take read over at HowToRunACatholicStore.com.

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The International Christian Retail Show (Day 3)

July 17, 2012

Go read about my trip over at Howtorunacatholicstore.com

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International Christian Retail Show (Day 2)

July 16, 2012

Go read about my trip over at Howtorunacatholicstore.com

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International Christian Retail Show (Day 1)

July 15, 2012

Go read about my trip over at Howtorunacatholicstore.com

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The Top Ten Catholic Retail Stories of 2011

January 2, 2012
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During 2011 we saw a lot of major stories in the retail world. These are our top ten that have an effect on Catholic retailing. 10. Catholic Digest combines with Faith and Family Magazine. Early in 2011 when Bayard announced the purchase of Faith and Family magazine there was some concern for the brand. Fortunately, […]

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The Briarhurst Manor - A Study in Customer Service

December 17, 2011

Fancy restaurant. Exquisite food and a 20 minute wait. Did the staff recover? Read the rest over at How to Run a Catholic Store.

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Why We Don't Carry the Pieta Prayer Book

October 14, 2011

There is a very popular prayer book available called the Pieta Prayer Book. It typically has either a blue or orange cover and the image of Michaelangelo's Pieta on the front. The book is full of wonderful prayers and is very affordable. We sold several hundred when we first opened our store. Unfortunately, we found […]

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A Bit of CPSIA Sanity

August 4, 2011

Three years ago the government passed one of the most intrusive "safety" laws in recent memory. It basically put anyone who sold anything for children at risk of huge fines and jail time if any of their products, whether new or used, turned out to have lead in them. Among the idiotic things covered by […]

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Is Anyone There? My Latest at How to Run a Catholic Store

May 25, 2011

If you run your own business making sure that you engage with your customers is critical to your long term success. Read the rest.

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