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chi-amazon_go_stock_1.0 (3) Amazon just opened an Amazon Go store in downtown Chicago, its first in the metro area.

CHICAGO—The challenges faced by brick-and-mortar retailers is well-known. And many people are also starting to realize that the overall outlook has a lot of positive aspects. In fact, even though e-commerce will continue to expand its share of consumer spending, the US retail marketplace should end the year on a strong note, and continue to expand at least to mid-2019, according to a recent report issued by Cushman & Wakefield.

Brian J. Rogal

Brian J. Rogal is a Chicago-based freelance writer with years of experience as an investigative reporter and editor, most notably at The Chicago Reporter, where he concentrated on housing issues. He also has written extensively on alternative energy and the payments card industry for national trade publications.

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