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  1. Great article. This will be a very useful series. As much as the retail industry is changing, there is still a desire for retail shops. This is something I think you may be getting ready to address in teh next installment. Shopping ranks near the top of just about any survey asking how people like to spend their liesure time. The downtowns that manage to fill their space with shops selling unique items and offering an experience to their customers will tend to do well.

    Here is an interesting take on the changes in retail, and Amazon’s plan to deliver products by drone, from none other than Stephen Colbert.

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