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July 28, 2015 11:37 AM ET

Specialty Retail

Company Overview of Follett Higher Education Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. operates and manages bookstores in North America. The company offers bookstore management services, including academic materials, general merchandise, and store design services. It also provides bookstore services, such as used books, buyback services, and point of sale/management systems, as well as professional services, which comprise store fixtures and design, store signage and promotion, and consulting services. In addition, the company buys and sells used textbooks, general books, emblematic clothing, gifts, and supplies. It serves faculty, students, alumni, and the campuses. Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. also sells its products through a vir...

1818 Swift Drive

Oak Brook, IL 60523

United States

Founded in 1966





Key Executives for Follett Higher Education Group, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President
Age: 53
Vice President of Merchandising Systems
Director of eCommerce Operations
Senior Vice President of Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. Key Developments

Owens Selects Follett Higher Education Group to Manage Campus Bookstores

Owens Community College announced its newest partnership with Follett Higher Education Group. Follett is scheduled to begin managing the Owens Community College Bookstores on July 23. Follett was identified as the company with the best experience, product offerings and technology to support the Owens campuses and local community.

Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. Announces Executive Changes

Follett Corporation announced that after nearly 12 years as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Follett Higher Education Group, Tom Christopher will retire, effective August 30, 2013. The company has named Don Germano, former Senior Vice President of Operations for Dick's Sporting Goods, to succeed Christopher. Christopher joined Follett in 2002 after serving in executive leadership roles at Restoration Hardware, Barnes & Noble, Bookstop and Pier 1 Imports. Over the past decade, he has led an expansion of the company's on-campus retail store business, adding nearly 300 new stores. Prior to Dick's Sporting Goods, Germano served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Kmart Holding Corporation, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation, between 2005 and 2010. He was responsible for the financial performance, operations and management of Kmart's 1,350 stores. Germano previously served in several senior-level operating roles for Kmart, and earlier held management and logistics positions with, Nabisco, North American Van Lines and United Parcel Service.

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