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Student-Operated Enterprises Storefront in Bookstore

Student-Operated Enterprises Storefront

A storefront in the Berry College bookstore is providing a new avenue of experience for  student-operated enterprises while also making it easier to purchase Angus beef, cage-free eggs, cheese, hand-woven creations, honey, handcrafted furniture and other items produced by Berry students.

Previously, products were only available online and at occasional events such as on-campus markets held each fall and spring.

“We have sales experience and marketing experience, and now we are pairing that with retail marketing, staffing and cash management experience,” said senior Ben Lord, student director of the enterprises program. “There are a lot more moving parts when you’re running a store, and students are involved with every part of the process.”

Lord appreciates the opportunity the storefront provides for customers to talk directly with the students who developed the products they are purchasing.

“They’re not just purchasing the product itself,” he said. “They’re purchasing part of Berry’s culture.”

The store is open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Saturday. Click here to learn more about the products available through student-operated enterprises and to shop online.

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Story by student Kendall Aronson; photos by student Rette Solomon

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