A humble hegemon: Barnes & Noble 20180927 (Regular Words (disarray,…
A humble hegemon: Barnes & Noble
: Barnes & Noble reports quarterly result today.
: It will be another sorry show.
the largest retail bookseller
a loss of nine cents per share and a drop of 2% in same-store slaes
1）fail to offer a colourful, curated experience
2）Disarray among B&N's top brass: its CEO was fired owing to his micromanagement
1）their number has grown by nearly 40% since 2009
2）sales up 5% in the past year
tailored advice and community events, making browsing a pleasure
these independent shops must now pull for the former bricks-and-mortar behemoth to turn things around.
(be) on the up 持续增长
same-store sales 同店销售比
Good Expression & Translation
humbled hegemon 虎落平阳
offer a colourful and curated experience
a twist of fate 命运的无常
Barnes & Noble
America's largest retail bookseller
一种美国公司的命名规则：A & B一般是合伙人的名字
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