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Spotlight: Clatsop Community College Bookstore Remains Open to Help Students During Pandemic

Posted by Liz Schulte on 7/27/20 8:00 AM

The Clatsop Community College Bookstore is in an unusual position: it never closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the rest of campus moved online and closed to foot traffic, the college store remained open, becoming a single point of contact for all student needs. We sat down with Denise Russell, Bookstore/Copy Center Manager and Adjunct Professor, to discuss how the bookstore expanded its service during this time.

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How College Stores Are Adapting to Changes in Retail

Posted by Liz Schulte on 7/15/20 6:30 AM

As COVID-19 is changing retail, campus stores are rearranging and remodeling their space to meet the current demands for health and safety. As college stores reopen, they must consider how students and customers can safely shop in the store and how the current environment has evolved customers’ retail expectations.

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Delta College Bookstore Strengthens Campus Relationships During Pandemic

Posted by Liz Schulte on 7/13/20 6:30 AM

Since the end of March, college stores have had to make quick adjustments to meet the unprecedented demands created by COVID-19. As the San Joaquin Delta College campus responded to the pandemic, the Delta College Bookstore stepped up with a plan to safely offer students a centralized location to return and pick up materials.

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University of Utah Campus Store’s Curbside Sale Event Brought in More Than $1 Million

Posted by Liz Schulte on 6/15/20 6:00 AM

Every year the University of Utah Campus Store holds a large Apple® sale in their store. This year, unable to open the store to customers, they decided to do the next best thing: take the event online. The official order pickup event was held from May 4-8. However, the store began taking preorders three weeks before the official event. The end result: more than $1 million in sales.

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Campus Store Conversations Buyback and Rental Returns Panel Discussion

Posted by Liz Schulte on 4/29/20 6:30 AM

Organizing buyback and rental returns is top of mind for many college stores as they work to develop strategies that will best support their store, students and school. We invited stores to join us for a Campus Store Conversations roundtable discussion to share what their stores have planned for the end of term.

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