Is Amazon Killing Big-Box Retailing?

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Amazon.com intends to build lots more distribution centers closer to major markets. This could be the beginning of the end for many traditional retailers. A recent Slate article talks about Amazon.com moving closer to same-day delivery. Just imagine ordering something from Amazon.com in the morning and having it at your door when you get home from work. The Kindle has already changed the way we read and has put huge pressure on margins of physical retailers like Barnes & Noble.

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