Sodexo’s New Partnership with BBA Solutions Helps Save Students Money and Creates an On-Campus Destination
August 20, 2013
Campus Store by Sodexo focuses on reducing the overall cost of higher education by emphasizing customer service, high efficiency and low overhead
Gaithersburg, Md. August 20, 2013 — Rising higher education costs continue to be a big concern for students, families and colleges and universities nationwide. Quality of Life services leader Sodexo, Inc. partnered with BBA Solutions, the fourth largest textbook company in the United States, to develop Campus Store by Sodexo. This retail program is focused on reducing the overall cost of higher education by emphasizing customer service, high efficiency and low overhead at on-campus stores.
Campus Store by Sodexo creates exceptional student experiences in a number of ways. The program not only offers students direct access to BBA Solutions’ immense textbook inventory, which focuses on both rental and used textbooks and includes eBooks and custom titles, but it also places a new emphasis on technology and user-friendly web solutions.
“Together, Sodexo and BBA Solutions make the campus store a destination location for students and the campus community,” said Tom Post, president, Sodexo Education-Campus. “With Campus Store by Sodexo, we transform a store into a real showcase – something unique that really sets it apart from other campuses.”
In addition to the textbooks, classroom supplies and spirit gear students expect to find at a bookstore, Campus Store by Sodexo allows for customization, including dining components, to make it a complete and immersive retail experience. The management team works closely with the administration to understand what is important to that campus and creates a tailor-made bookstore.
“This new partnership with Sodexo allows campuses nationwide to boost customer satisfaction while also lowering costs to students,” said Rene Morgan, chief operating officer, BBA Solutions. “Our management team is completely in tune with the rapidly-changing needs of the college student. We don’t just follow the traditions of the past; we create new ones. Our customers want convenience at a fair price, and we provide the best value to the customer.”
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Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $20 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog.