Tagged with CLC Wholesale

News Roundup: The Autumn Leaves all-good-news edition

News Roundup: The Autumn Leaves all-good-news edition

AUTUMN LEAVES? Yes indeed: no matter how many you sweep up, there are always some that get away; and in this news roundup I present some of the stories — all good news, I’m delighted to say — that managed to get away from me over the last couple of months, including the launch of CLC Wholesale’s trade website and Eden’s commitment to the Living Wage. Continue reading

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A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

A Summer of Changes: Trade Distribution Update

AUTUMN IS UPON US and with it an opportunity to look back over the changes this summer has wrought across the trade’s distribution channels. Whilst less dramatic than last year, this year’s changes have still been enough to disrupt supply and rock the boat for many. To summarise: Authentic Media have switched from in-house distribution to Marston; CLC Wholesale have relocated to Chester and are now wholesaling Premier magazines; Joining the Dots have (as previously reported) ceased trading; and Malcolm Down Publishing has moved to Booksource. Continue reading

Challenges and Changes for CLC UK

Challenges and Changes for CLC UK

IN A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TODAY, CLC UK have announced a number of operational and personnel changes as they face the possibility of a compulsory purchase order on their wholesale warehouse in Alresford, Hampshire. The changes consist of: A one-­year ecommerce fulfilment agreement with eden.co.uk (Eden Ecommerce Ltd) commencing 1st October 2014. An in-principle decision … Continue reading

And the winners are… #CRT14: Congratulations to all this year’s award winners!

And the winners are… #CRT14: Congratulations to all this year’s award winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to all this year’s Christian Resources Together award winners! As most of this blog’s readers know, of course, the conference took place over Monday & Tuesday of this week, 2nd – 3rd June 2014, with the Awards Ceremony held on the Monday evening, many of the results tweeted by Eddie Olliffe.

UPDATE 18/6/2014: Official photos and the full list of award winners are now available on the CRT website: visit http://www.christianresourcestogether.co.uk/2014awardwinnersgallery.htm to view! Continue reading

Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

Distribution Update: All change as publishers switch distribution channels at “unprecedented scale and speed”

UPDATED 24/4/2014: Penfold Card and Gift announce trade distribution via Marston and appoint regional reps.

OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS a number of leading Christian publishers have switched distribution channels in what Brian Wilson, IVP’s Chief Executive, has described as “a totally unprecedented scale and speed of change, the like of which I have never witnessed in my 20 years in this trade.”

Those that have come to my attention so far are… Continue reading

Take Note May/June 2013 Now Available

Take Note May/June 2013 Now Available

THE MAY/JUNE 2013 EDITION of Take Note, the free promotional magazine published by CLC Wholesale, is now available to read/download via CLC World at issuu.com. Better yet, however, the magazine — and all the offers it contains — is also being made available at an increasing number of other Christian bookshops as well, of course, as at all … Continue reading

UKCBD News Roundup: The #CRT2012 Awards Edition

UKCBD News Roundup: The #CRT2012 Awards Edition

WHOLEHEARTED CONGRATULATIONS to all the CRT2012 Award Winners, with further congratulations to those award winners who have been proactive in publicising their awards: press releases and tweets included in the roundup below. This is an occasion when the UK Christian book and retail trade can rightly celebrate its achievements, and to those who haven’t shouted … Continue reading