BERRYVILLE, AR – Family Christian, America’s largest Christian products retailer acknowledged Kerusso, the #1 source for Christian apparel, jewelry and gifts, with their Outstanding Service & Distribution Award during the annual James Fund Gala in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “While we are privileged to work with a large number of exceptional supplier partners, our Family Christian Vendor Awards are intended to recognize and honor the best of the best in key categories each year,” said Family Christian Senior Vice President of Merchandising Craig Klamer. Kerusso was one of six vendors who received an award this year and the only vendor from the apparel category. “This year’s winner has a proven track record of shipping purchase orders on time and complete as committed; they keep the lines of communication open to ensure a smooth transaction and they always step up to quickly determine the best possible solution” further noted Mr. Klamer. “Earlier this year, Kerusso worked with Family Christian to provide great new fixtures with strong graphics that is resulting in a sales increase of over 52%.” “We’re honored to be recognized with a Family Christian vendor award again this year, they’re a great retail partner!” stated Kerusso President/CEO Vic Kennett. “We’ve had a relationship with Family Christian for over two decades and together we’ve have grown our valued partnership with dedication and hard work at all levels.” Kerusso has also been a recipient of past James Fund Awards, including the 2010 Partnership Award and the 2003 Business Innovation Award. The James Fund, a non-profit organization founded in 2003, is compelled to action by the many promises God has made to orphans and widows. Family Christian, through The James Fund, partners with its customers in a shared mission to reach out to orphans and widows by showing them the love of our Heavenly Father.
Left to right: Vic, Emily Diephouse (Buyer, Cards and Apparel), Cliff Bartow (CEO), and Craig Klamer (Senior Vice President of Merchandising) Kerusso was founded in 1987 by Vic Kennett. Over the past 25 years, Kerusso has become the leading producer of Christian-themed apparel, jewelry and accessories. Their products can be found at over 5,000 retailers across the country and in 95 countries around the globe. Kerusso continues to stay true to its mission of Proclaiming the Good News to the world through products about Jesus.