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ABC [Anglican Book Centre] offers fair trade certified goods

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article36208
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Volume
134
Issue
7
Page
3
Notes
"Augsburg Fortress Canada and Four Corners, the alternative trade program of Canadian Lutheran World Relief have entered into a partnership to provide Canadians with more options for buying fair trade products. Home decor items, fashion accessories and fair-trade certified goods such as coffee, tea, and chocolate are now available at the Anglican Book Centre in Toronto and the Augsburg Fortress Bookstore in Kitchener, Ont."
Subjects
Anglican Book Centre
Augsburg Fortress Canada
Four Corners
Fair trade - Canada
Fair trade - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Fair trade - Religious aspects - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
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Bookstore turned small profit in 2007

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article39415
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 May
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 May
Volume
134
Issue
5
Page
17
Notes
"In 2007, the Anglican Book Centre (ABC), the Canadian church's Toronto retailer, survived and looks like a viable operation for the future, according to its new manager, the Lutheran publisher and retailer Augsburg Fortress. Slated to close its storefront outlet in favor of a Web and telephone-only operation, the bookstore experienced sharply reduced sales last year [2007] but made a small profit, said manager Andy Seal. Final numbers were not yet available and comparisons with previous years are somewhat difficult since Augsburg took over management of the operation in June 2007 from the Anglican church's national office, called General Synod. Peter Blachford, treasurer of General Synod, said he expected that bookstore sales for all of 2007 were about half the $2.96 million recorded in 2006. Mr. Seal in an interview, estimated that the operation showed a profit of $25,000 last year, showing that 'the store did perform such that it is a sustainable location'. In 2006, said Mr. Blachford, the store lost $504,000 and in the three years before that, total losses were $899,000. In the five years prior to 2003, the store returned a total of $1.38 million in profits to General Synod, but began to feel the pressure of competition from the Internet and mega-booksellers such as Amazon.com and Chapters/Indigo. In addition, the store experienced a difficult move to a new building in 2004 and the departure of two managers".
Subjects
Anglican Book Centre
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Augsburg Fortress Canada
Religious bookstores - Canada
Religious bookstores - Anglican Church of Canada
Christian publishers and publishing - Canada
Seal, Andy
Blachford, Peter
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Church records $777,000 deficit: Residential schools refund prevents much larger loss

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article36217
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Author
Sison, Marites N.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 September
Volume
134
Issue
7
Page
7
Notes
"The national office of the Anglican Church of Canada has reported a deficit for the fifth straight year in 2007, with a shortfall of $777,195; the amount is $290,768 more than the loss recorded in 2006 of $486,427. The deficit would have been $1.97 million had General Synod not received a refund last year of $1.17 million from the federal government as part of the revised Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, the financial statements showed. The statements reported revenue of $13.68 million, and expenses of $14.46 million. General Synod treasurer Peter Blachford said there were a number of reasons for the deficit, but that the biggest cost was related to the transfer of Anglican Book Centre (ABC) , the church's Toronto-based bookstore, to the Lutheran bookseller, Augsburg Fortress Canada". "Although donations to the Anglican Appeal, the church's flagship appeal, went up by 1.6 per cent ($438,344 compared to $425,881 in 2006) in 2007, it still fell short of its budgeted revenue target of $550,000, added Mr. Blachford. Proportional giving by some dioceses was also down".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Finance
Anglican Church of Canada - Residential schools
Settlement Agreement
Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA)
Anglican Book Centre
Augsburg Fortress Canada
Blachford, Peter
Anglican Appeal
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Closure of ABC 'the end of an era'

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article38207
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 December
Author
Staff
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2012 December
Volume
138
Issue
10
Page
7
Notes
"Augsburg Fortress Canada -- the bookseller for the Anglican Church of Canada -- has announced the closure of the Anglican Book Centre (ABC), effective Jan. 18, 2013. Patrons will now be served online and by phone (800) 265-6397. Founded more than 100 years ago, ABC is an internationally known retailer of books, vestments and church supplies. Sales were down by 28 per cent in 2011, which is 'below the break-even level', said a joint statement released by the Anglican Church of Canada and Augsburg Fortress. 'In spite of hard work and innovation, the trend has continued in 2012', said the statement. The decline in revenues was attributed to competition from web-based book retailers and the increase in readership of e-books. 'Religious book and gift stores across Canada have faced significant challenges resulting in the closure of 120 stores in the past 10 years', said Andy Seal, director of ABC/Augsburg Fortress Canada".
Subjects
Anglican Book Centre
Augsburg Fortress Canada
Religious bookstores - Canada
Religious bookstores - Anglican Church of Canada
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Negotiations underway to save bookstore

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article34464
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2007 April
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2007 April
Volume
133
Issue
4
Page
8
Notes
Lutheran Church bookseller Augsburg Fortress is negotiating to take over the operations of the Anglican Book Centre.
Subjects
Anglican Book Centre
Augsburg Fortress Canada
Religious bookstores - Anglican Church of Canada
Seal, Andy
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