OfficeMax Sees No Material Effect on Current Year’s Results from Gateway Computer Wind-Down (PR Newswire)
OfficeMax, Inc. said today that it does not expect any material effect on this year’s operating results from Gateway, Inc.’s apparent intentions to phase out selling Gateway computers in OfficeMax stores.
My spin: I had really liked the Office Max / Gateway in-a-store combination and am sorry to see it end so soon. However, both companies have to do what’s best for them. Gateway doesn’t need Office Max and it’s obvious that Office Max doesn’t need Gatway….we’ll see if Office Max gets another PC vendor or other retailer to put up a store within a store!