Inventory Controls Help Books-A-Million Post Strong 2003 Earnings
- Dip in Chain Outlets. // Publishers Weekly;12/22/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 51, p5
The article reports that the three leading bookstore chains in the U.S. entered the 2003 holiday season with fewer total stores than they operated in 2002. As of November 1, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Books-A-Million (BAM) had a total of 2,266 outlets, down from 2,310 at the same time in 2002....
- Turning The Page. HARRIS, JIM // Retail Merchandiser;Mar/Apr2015, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p66
The article features Books-A-Million, a brick-and-mortar bookseller. It offers information on the book retailer including its sales increase during the 2014 holiday shopping season, its plan to add 30 new stores to its 267 stores in 2015 and the role of adaptability in its success and growth. It...
- BAM Moves Into Used Books. Schultz, Marc // Publishers Weekly;1/31/2011, Vol. 258 Issue 5, p9
This article reports that Books-a-Million (BAM) has moved into the used books market with 2nd & Charles, a test store located in Birmingham, Alabama. A second 2nd & Charles test store in Augusta, Georgia in December 2010, with a plan to open three more stores in unidentified locations....
- Book Sales Plunge at Books-A-Million. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;1/20/2003, Vol. 250 Issue 3, p14
Reports on the decline of book sales of Books-A-Million in the nine-week period that ended January 4, 2003. Attributions to the decline; Categories that did well over the nine weeks; Performance of the book group between January and November 2002.
- Chain Sales Slowed In Third Quarter. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;11/22/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 47, p4
Reports on the sales of bookstore chains in the U.S. for the third quarter ended October 31, 2004. Factors that limited the sales increase of bookstore chains; Rate of decline in revenue at Barnes & Noble.com; Information on rebranding efforts implemented at Waldenbooks; Book categories which...
- ALABAMA. Nawotka, Edward // Publishers Weekly;1/1/2007, Vol. 254 Issue 1, p17
The article offers a look at the state of the bookselling industry in Alabama. Homegrown chain Books-A-Million (BAM), headquartered in Birmingham, has grown from a regional operation into the third-largest chain in the country. While BAM's elevation may be symbolic of the ubiquity of mass market...
- BAM! Gets Settled In New England. Rosen, Judith // Publishers Weekly;8/27/2012, Vol. 259 Issue 35, p14
This article discusses book retailer Books-a-Million's (BAM!) presence in the U.S. following their purchase of the leases for 14 Borders stores from the U.S. bankruptcy court. Topics include concerns over the Alabama-based chain's focus on Christian literature being successful in New England,...
- BAM: Another weak quarter. // Publishers Weekly;8/31/1998, Vol. 245 Issue 35, p14
Notes that Books-A-Million had disappointing results for the quarter ending August 1, 1998. Lower than expected sales; Sales in the six-month period.
- The choices for taking inventory--and control. Stander, Bella // Publishers Weekly;3/20/1995, Vol. 242 Issue 12, p33
Lists system suppliers that offer computerized inventory control systems for booksellers to check wholesalers' stock availability. Includes Anthology; The Book Wizard; Booklog; Bookmaster Management Software; Books in Store; Booktrak; Bookware; Bookworks; GSS Bookstore Software.