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“Not surprised”: Experts react to Amazon’s reported department store plan

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that online retail giant Amazon is looking to open large bricks-and-mortar stores in the US to sell clothing, homewares, electronics and other products, much like a department store. According to the report, the stores will be around 30,000 square feet — much smaller than a typical department store, which is around 100,000 square feet — and will feature items from leading brands as well as Amazon’s own private-label products.  The re