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Shopko names Baker & Taylor as its book supplier

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Shopko has tapped Baker & Taylor Inc. as its sole supplier of books.

Shopko has tapped Baker & Taylor Inc. as its sole supplier of books.

Baker & Taylor, which already supplies music to Shopko’s stores in 13 states, said it will also provide the discount retailer with both field merchandising and vendor managed inventory services.

"We are thrilled that Shopko, a premier retailer, has chosen to outsource its book program to Baker & Taylor," said David Cully, president of retail markets and executive vice president of  merchandising for Baker & Taylor. "It truly speaks volumes about our expertise as merchandising professionals."

"Shopko chose Baker & Taylor for its unmatched abilities as book merchants," said Bob Couch, divisional merchandise manager at Shopko. "By partnering with Baker & Taylor, we will create a highly focused, relevant and on-trend book assortment for our customers."

Shopko is a $2 billion retailer headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., with stores in 13 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions. 


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