The Colorado State University Bookstore has been named the 2017 Collegiate Retailer of the Year by the NACS Foundation.

The honor was announced this month at Campus Market Expo 2017, the campus store industry’s largest education and tradeshow event held March 3-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The award recognizes a college store that demonstrates the highest level of collegiate retailing excellence. Judging is based on six criteria:

  • campus connection
  • academic support
  • customer commitment
  • shopping experience
  • workplace culture
  • profitability.

According to the NACS Foundation, the CSU Bookstore stood out with its commitment to both campus and community. Along with developing a wide network of partner groups on campus and working to support student orientation and other programs, the bookstore serves as a key partner of CSU’s “School is Cool” program, which helps local K-12 students with back-to-school supplies. The program has provided more than 40,000 supply bags to local students over its 25-year history, and the Bookstore has been involved for nearly two decades by ordering low-cost, high-quality school supplies and having them delivered.