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Slow growth offline, fear of Amazon drives retail deals

The Nordstrom store is seen at a mall in a Denver suburb May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The Nordstrom store is seen at a mall in a Denver suburb May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

The Nordstrom store is seen at a mall in a Denver suburb May 16, 2008. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
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Shoppers walk by at the Walgreens' Times Square store in New York December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Shoppers walk by at the Walgreens' Times Square store in New York December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Shoppers walk by at the Walgreens' Times Square store in New York December 17, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A driver delivers two packages from Amazon.com in Boston, Massachusetts July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A driver delivers two packages from Amazon.com in Boston, Massachusetts July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A driver delivers two packages from Amazon.com in Boston, Massachusetts July 26, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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