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News - December 26, 2012

Local startup offers new take on buying local

by Dave Boyce

Here's a thorny issue: For decades, merchants on Main Street have been watching as their customers are snatched away by discount giants like Walmart, Costco and Home Depot. To thwart big-box encroachments, local governments sometimes enact ordinances but it's often just a matter of time before these outsized competitors establish themselves. As if online competition were not enough, Amazon.com is becoming bricks-and-mortar with its network of warehouses and its plans for same-day delivery of online purchases.

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