College Stores and Bookstores
SIC 5942 | NAICS 451211
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
The College Store Magazine / Campus Marketplace E-Newsletter
Bimonthly trade magazine and weekly e-newsletter feature news and information for higher education retailers throughout North America, with topics covered in these publications including industry news and developments, management best practices, retail innovations, customer service, marketing and promotions, campus relations, legislation, emerging technologies, and new products and services.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:
National Association of College Stores
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Higher Education Retail Market Facts and Figures
Student Watch: Campus Market Research Study
Frequently Asked Questions
Information resources available from this organization include:
Educational Marketer Newsletter
College Course Materials Market Forecast
Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data
Bookstores / School Book and Textbook Stores
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Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Independent College Stores Financial Survey Report
Annual NACS financial survey allows users to compare their financial and operating performance with other similar survey participants in terms of annual sales, store size, expenses, purchases, inventory, and staffing levels, with independent college stores participating in the survey defined as those having the following types of ownership/operation: institutional, student association, co-operative, or private.
The Independent College Stores Report
Annual benchmarking survey conducted jointly by the ICBA and NACS Large Stores Group provides financial and operating performance measures for institutional stores (not lease-operated or privately owned), with product categories covered in the survey including trade books, textbooks, technology products, insignia products, and student supplies. Survey results are available to participants only.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Salary & Benefits Report
Biennial NACS salary and benefits survey allows users to compare their compensation and benefits practices with similar participating college bookstores based on annual sales volume, type of school served (two-year versus four-year), type of school ownership (institutionally owned, privately owned, contract managed, or other ownership), geographic region, and school location (urban versus rural).
Free online service provides salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this retail sector such as bookstore manager, merchandise manager, assistant manager, book seller, and cashier, with college store operators for which salary or wages are provided including Barnes & Noble College Booksellers (B&N Education, LLC) and Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. (Follett Corporation).
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