Marcial: Put Amazon in Your Shopping Cart

The e-tailing giant is expected to buck the retailing trend and grow robustly, thanks to improved shipping, a vast array of products, and expansion overseas

It's the prototypical Internet success story: Online retailer Amazon.com () has experienced rapid growth in both sales and the dizzying array of wares it offers in its relatively short life of 14 years. And in doing so, it has outstripped the sales growth of such brick-and-mortar rivals as Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), and even the 800-pound gorilla of U.S. retail, Wal-Mart (WMT).

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