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“Act Vertical” vs. “Go Extinct” Retailers - Part 1
In over a decade of covering the enterprise application space, I’ve repeatedly lauded and advised vertical focus (i.e., someone’s proven expertise in some

it ksa  current economic downturn, and it will most likely extend long after the economy rebounds. The number of retail bankruptcies and mergers began accelerating in 2002, long before the latest recession started. In particular, the sad state of the retail sector’s affairs in 2007 was illustrated by about 1,500 mergers and 300 retail bankruptcies in the US, according to Capital IQ’s bankruptcy database of retailers, including Internet retailers. Moreover, for 225 publicly held US retailers between 1998 and 2

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