Report: Office Max Founder to Open Health & Wellness Retail Concept

New York City OfficeMax Inc. founder Michael Feuer plans to launch a new retail venture, called Max-Wellness, according to cleveland.com.

He and his business partner, Jared Florian, plan to create a chain of health and wellness stores, the report said.

Florian is the founder and owner of Universal Screen Arts Inc., an umbrella firm for six mail-order catalog and Internet companies.

The two partners, who are financing the venture on their own, expect to open the first four concept stores in the first half of next year, and to develop a national chain by 2012, according to the report.