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ILSR Press Room filed under Independent Business | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Dec 8, 2016

What Happens to a Town When Amazon Moves In?

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The Nation – December 8, 2016 by Michelle Chen A few years ago, the greatest menace to the mom-and-pop shop was the Big Box store—“Walmartization”—cannibalizing Main Street’s small businesses and pauperizing workers. But the Big Box has lately started to crumple under a blast of digital trade winds, and the Amazon Empire could prove far more… Continue reading