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Spotlight: David Ritz — Winning Student Trust

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/19/17 5:30 AM

We had the pleasure of sitting down in Oklahoma with Territory Manager David Ritz to discuss how he thinks college stores can gain student trust.

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Spotlight: David Ritz — How Bookstores Stay Viable

Posted by Liz Schulte on 9/18/17 5:30 AM

We had the pleasure of sitting down in Oklahoma with Territory Manager David Ritz to discuss his long career in the college bookstore industry and how he thinks college retailers can adapt to the changing course materials distribution environment.

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Spotlight: Starla Marshall Says Students Want It All

Posted by Lori Reese on 9/12/17 5:30 AM

Oklahoma State University Store Assistant Director of Course Content Delivery, Starla Marshall, has worked in the college retail industry over 27 years. We visited the student-union housed Stillwater store — which serves the 26,000-plus students on OK State's main campus — for two days during 2017 fall rush to gain hands-on experience with textbook veterans. Marshall took time early one morning to talk to us about everything from industry changes to recruiting challenges and shelving course materials by author.

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Spotlight: Kelly Jones It All Comes Back to Service

Posted by Lori Reese on 9/5/17 5:30 AM

MBS Direct Executive Director of Client Services, Kelly Jones, has been helping educators find course materials solutions since 2002. We sat down with her to discuss the latest challenges in education, the reason more schools are investing in hybrid solutions and the future of the textbook industry.

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Spotlight: Wayne Jones Customers Leave More Confident

Posted by Lori Reese on 8/31/17 5:30 AM

With MBS Systems Training 2017 Fall Forums fast approaching, we sat down with organizer and Customer Education Manager, Wayne Jones, to talk about de-stressing textbooks, fostering collegial connections and other reasons stores are getting registered now for the free training adventure here in Columbia, Missouri.  

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Spotlight: Victor Hoffman Talks MBS Arc

Posted by Lori Reese on 8/2/17 5:30 AM

The MBS Systems Advanced Retail Center, Arc, provides a single sign-on portal to a suite of cloud-based applications. The technology’s functionality drew praise at CAMEX and sparked intense interest among college store managers and directors. Here, we talk to MBS Systems Sales Consultant Victor Hoffman about how Arc can increase productivity and elevate the bottom line.

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Spotlight: Patrick Cervenik It’s All Retail

Posted by Liz Schulte on 7/27/17 5:30 AM

MBS Systems Sales Consultant, Patrick Cervenik sat down with us to discuss the changes happening in the retail industry, and how college stores can stay adaptable to the transitioning environment.

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