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The e-commerce impact beyond Amazon buying Whole Foods

Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods foreshadows a period where e-commerce will begin to transform shopping for consumables—exposing them to an impact that is now rapidly advancing in discretionary goods categories from apparel to electronics. The e-commerce impact on the grocery,…

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Trends by Category Online: The Big Picture They Paint

Big-box general merchandise stores and small-box specialty stores are the focus of the implications of the stair-step movement of categories online—from slowly shifting consumables goods to progressively faster-moving discretionary goods. Big-Box Weakness: As discretionary categories from apparel to toys follow electronics...
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