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- Why the Bookstore Wars Are Good. NORTON, ROB // Fortune;10/27/1997, Vol. 136 Issue 8, p50
Focuses on the concept of book superstores in the book industry, with reference to the opening of superstores Barnes & Noble Inc. and Borders Inc. in the U.S. Impact of superstore opening on the business of independent bookstores; History behind the superstore concept; Critics of superstores;...
- Aggressive Superstore Expansion Planned For Remainder Of 2000. // Book Publishing Report;06/05/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 23, p3
Reports on the plans of book retailers Barnes and Noble and Borders to open several superstores in the United States as of June 5, 2000. Number of the companies' large bookstores.
- If Only The Book Chains' Comparable Store Sales Were Going Up As Fast As Their Superstores. // Book Publishing Report;9/16/2002, Vol. 27 Issue 36, p1
Looks into the expansion of superstores operated by the bookselling companies in the U.S. Opening of domestic superstore by Borders Group Inc.; Expansion of the operations in international setting; Growth of the store operations of Barnes & Noble Inc.
- INDEPENDENT RETAILER WATCH. // Book Publishing Report;Jun2008, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p12
The article reports various developments within the book industry in the U.S. Both Barnes & Noble Inc. and Borders Group Inc. find a system that would encourage consumers to become regulars and target those steady consumers. Out of the 117 independent bookstores, 37.9% indicated that between...
- Cost of Doing Business Rises for Big Three. // Book Publishing Report;Jun2007, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p1
The article focuses on the big three bookstore chains that reported a sales decrease in the U.S. The three stores, Barnes & Noble Inc., Borders Group Inc. and Books-A-Million Inc., has suffered a slump since it is offering discounts to members of its loyalty program. Such stores cite the...
- More Chain Stores on The Drawing Board. Milliot, Jim // Publishers Weekly;12/5/2005, Vol. 252 Issue 48, p9
The article reports on the plans of Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Books-A-Million to open new superstores in the U.S. in 2006. Barnes & Noble plans to open 30 to 35 superstores in 2006, while Books-A-Million will open 10 to 12 superstores next year. On the other hand, Borders plans to mix new...
- B&N vs. Borders. // Publishers Weekly;10/25/2004, Vol. 251 Issue 43, p5
Compares the financial performance of Borders with Barnes & Noble for six months ended July 31, 2004. Failure of Borders to meet its financial targets in the third quarter of 2004; Increase in book sales posted by Barnes & Noble superstores; Average superstore sales of Borders per outlet.
- Physical Audiobooks Prove a Surprise for Stores. Rosen, Judith // Publishers Weekly;6/14/2014, Vol. 261 Issue 24, p7
The article discusses the rise in sales of physical audiobooks as of 2014. Topics include why bookstore chain Barnes & Noble considers audiobooks to be a strong part of its business, how audiobook sales go up during year-end holidays, Father's Day, and the summer season, and how independent...
- Barnes & Noble store opens in Sugar House Commons. // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;11/16/98, Vol. 28 Issue 21, p4
Focuses on Barnes & Noble Inc.'s opening of its Salt Lake City, Utah superstore. Total area of the store; Number of employees; Comment by Alan Kahn, chief operating officer of Barnes & Noble Inc.