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51 Companies That Are Changing the Way We Shop

February 7, 2013
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With the advent of e-commerce, retail is changing more than nearly any other industry. In this evolving environment, a few trailblazers have set themselves apart and are revolutionizing the way we perceive and consume retail. Some retailers have altered their merchandising strategies to accommodate today's fast-paced shoppers. Others are making e-commerce more personalized than ever. 


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