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Last $23.08 USD
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122 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10011

United States

Phone: 212-633-3300


ator appreciation weeks, Discovery Friday, and Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble event which highlights specific themes and genres for its customers. The company also provides fund-raising opportunities through its bookfair program for schools and local non-profit arts and literacy organizations. Before a store opens, the company’s buyers study the community and customize the title selection with offerings from the store’s local publishers and authors. After the store opens, each Barnes & Noble store manager is responsible for adjusting the buyers’ selection to the interests, lifestyles and demands of the store’s local customers. Product Master, the company’s proprietary inventory management database, has approximately 16 million titles. It includes approximately 6.2 million active titles and provides each store with title selections. The company has a multi-channel eCommerce marketing strategy that deploys various merchandising programs and promotional activities to drive traffic to both its stores and Website. At the center of this eCommerce program is the company’s Website, In this way, the Website serves as both the company’s direct-to-home delivery service and as an important broadcast channel and advertising medium for the Barnes & Noble brand. Competition: B&N Retail competes with other bookstores, including Books-A-Million. It also faces competition from many online businesses, notably and Apple. Increases in consumer spending via the Internet may significantly affect its ability to generate sales in B&N Retail stores. B&N Retail also faces competition from mass merchandisers, such as Costco, Target and Wal-Mart. Seasonality: The B&N Retail business, like that of many retailers, is seasonal, with the major portion of sales and operating profit realized during its third fiscal quarter (year ended May 3, 2014), which includes the holiday selling season. B&N College As of May 3, 2014, this segment operated 700 stores nationwide, of which 155 stores are co-branded with the universities’ name and Barnes & Noble name. These stores are operated under 448 contracts, which can cover multiple stores and include approximately 5 million students and faculty and alumni. B&N College generally operates its stores pursuant to multi-year management service agreements under which a school designates B&N College to operate the official school bookstore on campus. In turn, B&N College provides the school with regular payments that represent a percentage of store sales and, in some cases, include a minimum fixed guarantee. Customers B&N College’s three customer constituencies are students, faculty members and campus administrators. The B&N College customer base includes approximately 5 million students and faculty in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Store Locations Traditional Bookstores: As of May 3, 2014, B&N College operated 664 bookstores in its traditional format, including state universities, private universities and community colleges. Select campuses include Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Penn State University, Texas A&M University, Washington State University, and California State University – Los Angeles. Academic Superstores: As of May 3, 2014, B&N College operated 36 B&N College academic superstores at select major campuses, such as the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, the College of William and Mary, Boston University, DePaul University, Vanderbilt University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. B&N College actively promotes and drives traffic to individual customized Websites for the bookstores it manages. The company serves the needs of one in four students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions through programs including: Textbook Rentals: During 2014, B&N College began offering a buyout option to allow the purchase of a rented book at the end of the semester. FacultyEnlight: FacultyEnlight is B&N College’s proprietary online platform which provides content search, discovery and adoptions (textbook selection) by the faculty at the campuses it serves. Yuzu: Soft launched in the Spring of 2014, Yuz


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