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The Growth of E-Commerce & The Retail Industry

“Retail apocalypse” is what many are referring to when discussing the closure of giant retailers who have historically been the main anchor stores in shopping malls and strip centers around the country.  The rise of e-commerce, along with brick-and-mortar store closures and bankruptcies, have led to widespread fears about what lies ahead for the retail market.  Melodramatic news headlines cloud consumer perceptions of the industry, and conclusions are quickly formed without assessing the market as a whole. 

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