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    Dear all, The American University is considering a flexible dining plan for students for upcoming year. We wonder if any universities/colleges offering the cash-equivalency meal plan options? If yes, is it voluntary or requirement meal plan option? How do you think about it comparing with the traditional/block plans? Thank you so much and Happy Holiday! ... Read More

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    As always at Canada Lab, and certainly no different this year in a virtual format, there were so many great discussions! The Canadian Community is a great place to continue to have these conversations.  Stay tuned in the coming days for some threads on some of the conversations we began during Canada Lab and within the roundtables. Thank you to all ... Read More

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    Hi Jason, we have been in very early discussion about this as well.  Let's stay in touch about this initiative.            ​ ------------------------------ Karsten Purbs Kwantlen Polytechnic University Director Ancillary Services Surrey BC Canada ------------------------------ Read More

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    Hi, Jason! I'm sure this community will have lots of good insight for you so I'm excited to follow the conversation. For me, I would contact IndiCo (division of NACS at goindico.com) as they are experts in helping institutions will all their options related to their bookstore. I can vouch for their professionalism and expertise.  I am also an longtime ... Read More

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    I would be interested in this as well. We are going out to bid and I'm looking at all possible solutions that will take our store into the future. John M. Reale, Jr. '95 Executive Director of A uxiliary Services 100 Seymour Road Utica, NY 13502 P 315.792.7413 realej1@sunypoly.edu Read More

  • Posted in: College Bookstores

    As we are all working to try to capture/recover from revenue losses due to COVID-19, our bookstores have had to shift to a different way of doing business. We have lost a lot of the daily traffic in the stores, with a limited number of people on campus. What things have you done to try to get people to your stores or your store website?  What services ... Read More

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    Happy Thursday All, I am currently working on a business case looking at an internal operating model vs. an outsourced model for campus store operations. Specifically, I am looking at 3 different models: Full outsourcing model, fully internal operations, and a hybrid model where books (text books, ebooks, used books, rentals) are outsourced and GM ... Read More

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    Hello all, Has anyone implemented unattended payment kiosks?  We are interested in using a kiosk in place of a cashier in our convenience store on campus and are looking for vendor solutions that can interface with inventory that's already in place.  If anyone can recommend a vendor, we'd greatly appreciate it! Best, Vanessa ------------------------------ ... Read More

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    Bonjour Corey Thank you for sharing those links. At the moment I did not receive any other info from the Nacas group. Our legal services at Concordia University is doing a research, if they find anything I will be happy to share ! I will also start drafting this new policy that I could share with the group when completed. Best ... Read More

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    Hi Jessica. I would recommend reviewing ICLA (https://nacda.com/sports/icla) as an amazing source of information and also an amazingly supportive community! Also, feel free to reach out to me directly with any specific questions. Best of luck! ~Monica  ------------------------------ Monica Middendorf Arizona State University Trademark Licensing ... Read More

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