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Futurework

Trends and Challenges for Work in the 21st Century


futurework: Chapter 4 - Box 4.5

B O X 4.5

EVOLUTION OF RETAIL

In times past, people pored over the Sears catalogue and purchased goods that came to them across the reaches of rural America. With urban development came large downtown department stores for the same shopping. Then came suburban living and the invention of the shopping center. Now technology has once again released our shopping from geographic connections: one can purchase almost anything imaginable, from almost anywhere in the world, over the Internet.

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