Another Mixed Bag For Barnes & Noble

Even in the digital age, Barnes & Noble can’t avoid the headache of returns. Although the company posted lots of positive results for the year-end and fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, the number most analysts seem to focus on was Nook segment sales for the fourth quarter, which fell 10.5%, to $164 million. CEO William Lynch explained that the decline was due to heavy returns of Nook Simple Touch in the quarter and the decision to delay the launch of Nook GlowLight to May to ensure it met B&N’s quality standards. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Acquisitions: Netflix Buys Millarworld; Barnes & Noble Education Buys Student Brands

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Barnes & Noble Looks for a Sales Rebound

With the election over, the chain expects sales to pick up as the holiday gift-giving season approaches. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble hires Demos Parneros as c.o.o.

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Len Riggio Promises to Fix Barnes & Noble

After a slow start to the fiscal year, Riggio, who returned as Barnes & Noble's CEO after last month's ouster of Ron Boire, has plans to improve the bookseller's bottom line. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Barnes & Noble shares fall after boss sacked

Shares in the US books chain Barnes & Noble tumble after the firm sacks its chief executive for not being a "good fit" with the company. Continue reading at BBC News

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Barnes & Noble Ousts CEO, Ron Boire

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Barnes & Noble Bets On Physical Bookstores To Improve Profits

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The retiring B&N chairman reflects on his years in the bookselling business, and the big changes that have reshaped the chain in the past decade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Len Riggio, Barnes & Noble Founder, Announces Retirement

Len Riggio, who built Barnes & Noble from a single store into the country's largest bricks-and-mortar bookseller, will retire after the company's September annual meeting. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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