Strategies for Growth: Rewards Programs, Omnichannel Stores, and Acquisitions - Research Report on Barnes & Noble, Staples,

Strategies for Growth: Rewards Programs, Omnichannel Stores, and Acquisitions
  - Research Report on Barnes & Noble, Staples, Office Depot, Sotheby's, and
                                 Jos. A. Bank

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NEW YORK, June 28, 2013

NEW YORK, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Barnes
& Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), Office Depot Inc.
(NYSE: ODP), Sotheby's (NYSE: BID), and Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. (NASDAQ:
JOSB). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including
full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links
below.

Barnes & Noble, Inc. Research Report

On June 25, 2013, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (Barnes & Noble) announced its
financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and full-year FY 2013 (period ended April 27,
2013). For Q4 FY 2013, the Company's consolidated revenues decreased 7.4% YoY
to $1.3 billion. Net loss was $118.6 million or $2.11 per share as compared to
net loss of $56.9 million or $1.06 per share in Q4 FY 2012. For full-year FY
2013, the Company's revenues decreased 4.1% YoY to $6.8 billion. Consolidated
net losses were $154.8 million or $2.97 per share as compared to $65.6 million
or $1.35 per diluted share in FY 2012. Commenting on the results, William
Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, said, "Our Retail and
College businesses delivered strong financial performances in fiscal year
2013. We are taking big steps to reduce the losses in the NOOK segment, as we
move to a partner-centric model in tablets and reduce overhead costs. We plan
to continue to innovate in the single purpose black-and-white eReader
category, and the underpinning of our strategy remains the same today as it
has since we first entered the digital market, which is to offer customers any
digital book, magazine or newspaper, on any device." The Full Research Report
on Barnes & Noble, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/994e_BKS]

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Staples, Inc. Research Report

On June 20, 2013, Staples, Inc. (Staples) announced the launch of its first
omnichannel stores. According to Staples, the new stores, located in Norwood,
Massachusetts, and Dover, Delaware, incorporate Staples.com and Staples'
mobile assets into the retail experience, enabling customers to shop the way
they want. In line with Staples' vision of providing every product businesses
need in order to succeed, the new stores feature Staples.com kiosks, providing
customers with the widest range of items. Staples informed that its customers
can select from more than 100,000 items, including the latest tech products,
furniture, school supplies, and cleaning and breakroom items. The stores also
feature consultation areas for small business customers who are in need of
help from Staples EasyTech and Copy and Print Associates. Additional features
include a business lounge, the ability to reserve online and pick up in store,
and ink and toner finders. The Company said that it had recently launched its
Staples Rewards program, with new benefits such as 5% back in rewards on every
purchase and free shipping from Staples.com. The Full Research Report on
Staples, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/f374_SPLS]

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Office Depot Inc. Research Report

On June 25, 2013, Office Depot, Inc. (Office Depot) unveiled Office Depot
Rewards, a rewards program that provides members with numerous ways to earn
and maximize their reward points. Members can increase their rewards based on
the way they shop for products and services, connect with the Company, and
recycle. Starting July 1, 2013, Office Depot informed that its customers can
sign up for either one of three categories: Local Businesses, Loyal Customers,
or Star Teachers. Members will then receive personalized offerings designed
exclusively for them, and also receive rewards certificates for every 1000
points they earn. Further, customers can become "Choice Members" by spending
$200 in a quarter, helping them earn extra points on their favorite products.
The Full Research Report on Office Depot Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/ebd4_ODP]

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Sotheby's Research Report

On June 24, 2013, Sotheby's announced that Vinci Chang has been appointed as a
Consultant and will be responsible for business and client development
activities in Asia, with a special focus on 20^th Century Chinese Art and
Contemporary Asian Art. With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Chang has held
important positions in the international auction business in both Taipei and
Hong Kong. According to Sotheby's Kevin Ching, Chief Executive Officer of
Sotheby's Asia, "Vinci brings with her enormous expertise and experience in
the art and auction business, as well as a network of key collectors and
galleries worldwide. I am delighted to welcome Vinci to Sotheby's." The Full
Research Report on Sotheby's - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/a511_BID]

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Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. Research Report

On June 21, 2013, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (Jos. A. Bank) confirmed that
it has been and is considering strategic opportunities to enhance shareholder
value, including seeking potential acquisitions to facilitate additional
growth. Jos A. Bank stated that it intends to retain capital not needed for
operations to provide the Company with the flexibility to pursue its strategic
opportunities. Finaco, LLC, an investment banking firm, has been assisting the
Company in its consideration and evaluation of various strategic options. The
Company revealed that it has been and will continue to seek potential
acquisitions that are strategically sound and accretive in the long run,
though no timetable has been set for any acquisition. The Full Research Report
on Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/3322_JOSB]

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