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CompUSA to Close 100 Stores

CompUSA to Close 100 Stores

by , 4:55 PM EST, February 23rd, 2007

Shoppers looking for new Macs will have fewer retail options now that it appears that CompUSA plans to close a significant number of its stores nation wide. The electronics retailer is undergoing a comprehensive restructuring led by its new CEO and president Roma Ross, according to Twice.

The changes to the company include phasing out several senior executives and closing some stores and regional offices around the United States. CompUSA isn't saying exactly how many stores will be shuttered, but The Consumerist claims an anonymous insider said that 100 of the 229 stores are on the list.

If so, that could translate into bad news for prospective Mac buyers that don't have an Apple Store or Authorized Apple Reseller in their area. Apple's "store within a store" deal with CompUSA has placed Apple employees in many of the retailer's locations offering an alternative location to get hands-on time with Macs and make purchases with the help of Apple-trained staff.

CompUSA executives are taking the restructuring path to help bring expenses back under control and to improve the company's position in relation to competitors like Best Buy, Circuit City, and Wal-Mart. There is no word on when store locations may start shutting down.

[Thanks to TMO reader Brian Caldwell for the heads up.]

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