Spring Arbor Introduces Expanded Inventory, New Products and New Look at ICRS 2010 Show

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Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc. company, today announced an enhanced inventory selection and market focused programs for the Christian retailers and publishers.

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The new Spring Arbor being unveiled at ICRS symbolizes our renewal and our recommitment to the Christian market as the relevant and reliable category leader, but as the new logo is exciting, it is just a small representation of all that we are doing

Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., an Ingram Content Group Inc. company, today announced an enhanced inventory selection and market focused programs for the Christian market.

“At Spring Arbor, we are expanding our offerings and services to better serve our Christian partners - both retailers and publishers - to help them build strong businesses and ministries,” said Skip Prichard, President and CEO, Ingram Content Group.

“The new Spring Arbor being unveiled at ICRS symbolizes our renewal and our recommitment to the Christian market as the relevant and reliable category leader, but as the new logo is exciting, it is just a small representation of all that we are doing,” Mr. Prichard continued.

Customers of Spring Arbor are already experiencing an expanded inventory of books, book-related products, bibles, music and video.

“The continued growth of DVD sales is an important trend for our retail partners, and to support it we expanded our assortment of faith-based and family-friendly DVD titles, making them available in both our LaVergne, Tennessee, and Roseburg, Oregon, distribution centers to allow quick delivery to both coasts,” commented Chris Smith, Director of Sales, Spring Arbor.

Recognizing that speed and availability are critical for our retail partners serving local churches, Spring Arbor also has made bestselling communion supply items available in all distribution centers. In addition, Bible covers, tabs and highlighters have also been added to the Spring Arbor assortment of products.

To further empower the Christian retailing community, and allow customers to be fully informed on important, need-to-know industry product news, Spring Arbor customers have access to The Spring Arbor Wire, a user-friendly downloadable desktop app that is both PC and Mac compatible. The Spring Arbor Wire app, introduced in January of this year, provides users with stock news on fast-moving products, alerts on top awards and breaking events, as well as “backorder now” messages to ensure they are among the first for allocations. The popular industry application can be downloaded at http://www.springarborwire.com

In addition to introducing and delivering the most relevant products and services to the Christian market, the new Spring Arbor is also committed to Christian authors and musicians. At the ICRS show, Spring Arbor will host seven popular special guest authors and musicians for in-booth events. Monday, June 28 will kick off with an in booth breakfast with award-winning recording artist Steve Green. At the breakfast, Mr. Green will be signing copies of his latest album, Love Will Find A Way, (EAN 0895642002006), distributed exclusively by Spring Arbor. At the conclusion of breakfast, Zondervan author Emily Colson will sign copies of Dancing with Max (ISBN 978-0310293682).    

Additional events on Monday include Barbour author Stephen M. Miller signing copies of The Complete Guide to Bible Prophecy (ISBN 978-1602603004). Destiny Image author Jackie Kendall, will sign copies of Lady in Waiting (ISBN 978-0768432138) that afternoon. Concluding Monday will be recording artist Michael O’Brien, signing copies of his forthcoming album Be Still My Soul, (EAN 626570609063) which will be released in August and be distributed exclusively by Spring Arbor. B&H Publishing author William Boykin will be signing copies of Danger Close (ISBN 978-0805449556). On Tuesday morning at the Spring Arbor booth, WND/Midpoint author James DeYoung will be signing copies of Burning Down The Shack (ISBN 978-1935071846).    

Spring Arbor is proud to support The Association for Christian Retail and will be exhibiting at this year’s ICRS in Booth No. 903.

About Ingram
Ingram Content Group Inc. provides a broad range of physical and digital services to the book industry. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Ingram Digital, Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and Ingram Marketing Group Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ingramcontent.com.

Contact: Keel Hunt (615) 321-3110

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