A New Direction for Barnes & Noble | Hear About it First—at Digital Book World

As the nation’s largest retail bookseller, Barnes & Noble is committed to operating the best omni-channel specialty retail business in America—fulfilling customers’ needs no matter how they shop or in what format they choose to consume content. To refine and further their efforts, B&N recently struck out in a new direction, appointing retail veteran Fred Argir in a newly created executive role to helm their Nook and e-Commerce efforts.

Last week, Digital Book World Conference + Expo announced Argir as an exciting Keynote addition to the 2016 Conference in New York City this March.

Argir will join in a dialogue with Mike Shatzkin, Conference Council Chair and Idea Logical Company Founder. The two will discuss the company’s plans as B&N works to improve collaboration as part of this new, strategic initiative.

Argir’s extensive retail history—including posts at Toys “R” Us and The Sports Authority—gives him a unique perspective from which to lead B&N’s e-Commerce division. His five years at Target mean supply chain experience invaluable to the book retailer.

Argir’s appointment heralds a new direction for the pioneering bookstore chain. And it’s no doubt one many in publishing will want to hear about firsthand.
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