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Follett Acquires Advanced-Online

Leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise to expand

WESTCHESTER, IL, Nov 2, 2015Follett today announced that the company has acquired Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers. Advanced-Online expands Follett’s portfolio of campus store services and solutions and complements the company’s extensive ecommerce capabilities.

“Advanced-Online is a great fit for Follett because it gives us an exciting new tool to help customers build and promote their campus and athletic brands,” said Don Germano, President of Follett Higher Education Group.  “As the leader in campus retailing, Follett already provides extensive brand merchandising services at the more than 1,200 campus stores we operate.  Advanced-Online’s ecommerce and online capabilities give us even more ways we can help our campus partners connect with students, fans and alumni.”

With more than 25 years of experience producing branded merchandise, apparel and print products, Advanced-Online serves more than 150 universities directly, and more than 250 universities through other websites.

Located in Coppel, Texas, Advanced-Online also provides branded merchandise services to more than 80 corporations. Details about the company can be found at

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About Follett Corporation |

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,200 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.

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