As a top company in the Specialty Retailers industry Barnes & Noble specialize in the publishing and retail of books.
Business Industry - Specialty Retailers
The general business activity and principal products or commercial enterprise of Barnes & Noble are categorized as being part of the Specialty Retailers Industry.
Barnes & Noble Slogan
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Barnes & Noble Mission Statement and/or Vision Statement
Mission Statements and Vision Statements are written for customers and employees of corporations. A Mission Statement can be defined as a sentence or short paragraph written by a company or business which reflects its core purpose, identity, values and principle business aims. The definition for a Vision Statement is a sentence or short paragraph providing a broad, aspirational image of the future.
Barnes & Noble Mission Statement:
"Our mission is to operate the best specialty retail business in America, regardless of the product we sell. Because the product we sell is books, our aspirations must be consistent with the promise and the ideals of the volumes which line our shelves. To say that our mission exists independent of the product we sell is to demean the importance and the distinction of being booksellers.
As booksellers we are determined to be the very best in our business, regardless of the size, pedigree or inclinations of our competitors. We will continue to bring our industry nuances of style and approaches to bookselling which are consistent with our evolving aspirations.
Above all, we expect to be a credit to the communities we serve, a valuable resource to our customers, and a place where our dedicated booksellers can grow and prosper. Toward this end we will not only listen to our customers and booksellers but embrace the idea that the Company is at their service."
Barnes & Noble, a Top Fortune 500 Company
Barnes & Noble appears in the 2008 Fortune 500 company listing. Every year Fortune the American business magazine compiles, ranks and publishes a list of the top 500 U.S. public corporations based on their gross revenue. The Top Fortune 500 Company list provides Fortune magazine readers with facts and information about the top companies and their contributions to the American economy. Companies eligible for inclusion in the Top Fortune 500 Company list are are those incorporated in the United States and whose revenues are publicly available.