The nation’s largest book-seller Thursday lowered its full-year same-store sales forecast amid declining sales caused by the upcoming election.
At least that’s how Barnes & Noble founder and executive chairman Leonard Riggio partially explained the chain’s disappointing first quarter results. Riggio, 75 and the company’s largest shareholder, has been leading Barnes & Noble since August, when it fired CEO, Ronald Boire, who had been in the position for just under a year. . . . more