Dell Plans to Double China Sales Outlets

Dell Inc. plans to expand into smaller cities and double its sales outlets in China over the next two to three years to help cushion it against the steep fall in global personal-computer shipments.

The world’s third-largest maker of PCs is looking to less-developed markets even as it faces buyout offers from founder Michael Dell and potential rival bidders. The efforts to take the technology giant private have cast uncertainty over its future direction, but a buyout shouldn’t affect the company’s plans to increase investment in Asia and other developing economies, said Peter Marrs, Dell’s executive director for Asia Pacific end-user computing sales.

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