The Poway, Calif.-based PC maker, which left the overseas market in 2001, said in its annual report that its acquisition of eMachines will provide new product distribution channels, including third-party retail stores in the United Kingdom and Japan, as well as in the United States.
Although Gateway exited the overseas market three years ago, it has since dabbled in selling its PCs in Canada and Mexico.
If Gateway can use eMachines to tap third-party retailers, does it need its own chain of stores? The report didn’t answer that question, but it’s one Gateway will likely grapple with as part of the merger. (full story)
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