College push on the plate at Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble (BKS +2.8%) CEO says the company wants to have over 1,000 college bookstores in operation within five years. The company runs 696 shops at the moment.

The plan also includes a doubling of the number of academic superstores (+30K square feet).

In order to hit the 1,000-store mark, B&N will have to convince some larger universities to move away from the independent store model.

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  • J Mintzmyer
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    Great move! They make a killing over here at UMD.
    9 May 2014, 01:24 PM Reply Like
  • wigit5
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    The B&N shops at colleges are much nicer and better run imo too than the independents
    9 May 2014, 01:57 PM Reply Like
  • serndipity
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    And for the same reason bank robber, Willie Sutton did rather well at his profession....that's where the money is (e.g. the markups (e.g. margins) are sky high and they get it).
    9 May 2014, 02:18 PM Reply Like
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