Milestones in the company's history:

1959 The ETH students’ self-help cooperative (SAB) is set up by students at the ETH. The branch under the Polyterrasse is established.
1975 The Polybuchhandlung cooperative bookshop is set up by students at the ETH. The branch under the Polyterrasse is established.
2001 The SAB and the Polybuchhandlung bookshop open their second branch on the Hönggerberg campus.
2009 The SAB celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2012 The wall between the divisions of the SAB and Polybuchhandlung bookshop on the Hönggerberg campus is removed. A large, joint shop area is established as a result.
2012 Establishment of the ETH Store AG as a joint venture of the ETH Zurich, SAB and Polybuchhandlung bookshop for the distribution of ETH merchandising items.
2013 The ETH Store AG achieves a physical retail presence in the flagship store at Sonneggstrasse 3 and in the retail zone within the HPI building on the Hönggerberg campus. Impressions from the opening: here is a link to youtube
2013 The SAB opens the material sales department in the HIL building.
2014 Merger between the two cooperatives of the Polybuchhandlung bookshop and SAB into the ETH Store Cooperative. The founding members include 19 organizations, among which are the VSETH (Student Union), special associations, the ETH Alumni Association and organizations for non-tenured staff. The ETH Store Cooperative qualifies as a SME with 10 permanent staff employed and undertakes training in the bookselling trade and in the retail sector for young people. The Polyterrasse branch is renovated during the summer of 2014. The renovation brings about a larger and brighter sales floor for books, stationery and binding machines in a self-service format. The ITZ shop on the new Toniareal campus (Zurich West) welcomes the presence of the ETH Store with the sale of many study materials and services.
2015 Buyers can now enjoy browsing and shopping in a new online version of the shop.
2018 The ETH Store Cooperative merged into the ETH Store AG. The ETH Store AG now operates all ETH Store outlets and the online store.


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