Tax Hikes and Online Sales Hit Retailers

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Target and Wal-Mart have struggled with same-store sales in 2013, but this isn't a phenomenon that's exclusive to these two discount retailers. High-end retailers have struggled as well and one of the culprits is online sales. is outpacing almost every brick-and-mortar competitor there is, which is troublesome for those without a big online presence. Fool contributor Travis Hoium sat down to discuss recent trends in retail. 

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