CAU Bookstore Operations transition from Barnes and Noble
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its newest vendor partnership with Follett Higher Education Group. After reviewing other national chain proposals, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the resources, technology and product selection it can provide to meet the evolving needs of the University.
With this new partnership, and a network of more than 6,000 publishers at its disposal, CAU will benefit from Follett’s expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Follett will utilize its Price Match Program to ensure students receive value as well as convenience in their purchasing.
Beyond books, Follett will reinvigorate the campus bookstore experience by promoting the unique spirit of CAU, refresh general merchandise offerings, hassle-free service and community engagement. “Customers can expect a custom product assortment that reflects local interests as well as national trends in clothing, gifts, supplies, technology and more.” Its recent $50M technology investment to “headless” eCommerce keeps Follett at the cutting edge of commercial online retailing.
Follett is a leading retailer in the college textbook industry on college campuses in the United States. “We are confident that they will offer our students, faculty, staff and Alumni new tools and technology, ranging from digital textbook adoption services, greater merchandise selections, lower prices, and a host of other benefits,” said Lucille Maugé, CFO and EVP for Clark Atlanta University.
The transition is scheduled for July 23, 2018.
About Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation is the world's largest single source of books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media for libraries, schools and retailers. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett provides education technology, services and physical and digital content to millions of students at 70,000 schools more than 2,850 physical and virtual campus stores in North America. Through Baker & Taylor, Follett's reach also extends to the public library and global retail markets.