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These 16 Companies Are Leading a Retail Revolution

January 9, 2013
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Morgan Stanley's internet and retail research teams led by Scott Devitt just published a big report on global e-commerce, which they project will be a $1 trillion market by 2016. E-commerce and retail are engaged in a zero-sum game: one company's gain in e-commerce is another's lost retail sales. As such, the team refers to e-commerce in the context of "retail sales disruption." 



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