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Gateway shutters six Country stores

PC maker Gateway has closed six under-performing stores and opened three new locations. On Aug.
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PC maker Gateway has closed six under-performing stores and opened three new locations.

On Aug. 10, Gateway closed the half-dozen Country stores as part of a "store-by-store analysis that occurs on a regular basis," Gateway spokeswoman Cory Baker confirmed Thursday. At the same time, she added, the company opened three stores and may open more in the next 12 months.

With the changes, the San Diego-based company now has 296 stores in the United States where consumers can purchase PCs, accessories, training and services.

The company shuttered stores in Cambridge, Mass.; Nanuet, N.Y.; San Mateo, Calif.; Northridge, Calif.; Norridge, Ill.; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Gateway has opened stores in Bakersfield, Calif.; Green Bay, Wis.; and Champaign, Ill.

The company, which has also closed some overseas stores, may shutter more of its 56 remaining international shops if it decides to pull back or exit some overseas markets, Gateway spokeswoman Donna Kather said. --Richard Shim, ZDNet News and Ian Fried, Special to ZDNet News

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