Recent Articles

8
Nov

5 Strategies To Improve Your Buyback

Buyback is coming—and with much of retail moving into the eCommerce space, it’s very important to stay relevant. Brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past and students are becoming savvier than ever when it comes to getting the most for their money. Consider the areas where your store’s marketing could use a pick-me-up and try out a few

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25
Oct

NBC Introduces PrismInsight™: The next generation of business analytics

Lincoln, Neb: The technology division of NBC has introduced PrismInsight™ to the higher education market, its newest product in the Prism Suite of software offerings. PrismInsight™ is an interactive platform that allows users to analyze data in one dashboard using real-time, customizable reporting. It can also track key metrics, manage inventory, and measure sales with confidence. The dashboard and mobile

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2
Oct

The Battle to Stay Independent

By. Ed Dillon I began my career as a publishing sales representative in 1990. In my territory I worked with 20 bookstores, all independent and institutionally operated. Fast forward to 2017 and only eight of these bookstores remain independent. Over time, beginning in the early ‘90s and accelerating from there, college administrations have made the decision to outsource bookstores to

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27
Sep

Adapt to your Surroundings or Face Extinction: 5 surefire ways you stay relevant

It’s no secret retail stores are closing left and right; and higher education campuses are not immune to this trend. According to the research recently released by Credit Suisse, there will be 8,640 stores closing in 2018. While many of these closings are expected, some of these brands are quite surprising. What does this have to do with higher education

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1
Aug

Nebraska Book and VitalSource’s Verba Software Deepen Collaboration to Help Independent College Stores Better Compete in Today’s Marketplace

Enhanced tools allow stores to offer student more affordable course material options LINCOLN, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on their five-year relationship, Nebraska Book Company, Inc. (NBC) and Verba Software LLC., a VitalSource company, have expanded their collaboration to increase campus store competitiveness and lower the cost of course materials for students. NBC is a leading source of software, textbooks, rental program options,

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1
Aug

Tips & Tricks for a Successful Fall Rush

It’s that time of year again! Students are starting to fill up campus again, getting their last minute supplies and materials prepared — are you prepared for the rush? Whether its updating a register or having enough “Return” stickers on hand, its easy to look over the small things when there is so much going on. NBC is here to help with

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20
Jun

Succession Planning: Be Intentional

Engaging members of the college retail industry daily, the team at Nebraska Book Company is increasingly hearing the news of store directors and text managers who are close to retirement. And while we congratulate those who are about to reach that well-deserving milestone, we begin to ask, “who is next in line to fill your big shoes?” More often than

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9
Jun

NBC Launches Internship Program

Nebraska Book Company (NBC) is excited to have launched a new internship program with a full array of opportunities for young people in the community to get their feet wet in the world of business. What better way to learn than with a company with a rich 101-year history and is consistently at the forefront of innovation in its industry.

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8
May

Do you know your student buying habits?

By: Mark Palmore SVP of Sales, Nebraska Book Company Collegiate retailers have always been interested in the buying trends of the average college student. In the early days, the only data we had was the buying history on each individual campus. However, as years passed and student’s access to course materials grew well beyond the campus store there developed a

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27
Apr

Interview with Eric Hager

Eric Hager came to the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) two years ago from a large retail industry leader. He brought a fresh set of eyes and a lot of energy to the changing environment at UNO. Like many other college campuses, UNO was facing declining course materials revenue year over year. In less than two years, Eric and his

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