OfficeMax reported total company sales for the third quarter ended September 25 decreased 1% to $1.81bn (£1.2bn). However, pre-tax profit was $33m (£21m), compared with $17m (£11m) in the third quarter of 2009. For the full year, OfficeMax said it expected total company sales to be slightly lower than fiscal 2009. This is despite the retailer trying to win more customers by offering more in-store services and taking its goods to grocers, drugstores and other mass merchants.