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Sarah Halzack

Amazon Finally Finds a Good Fit at the Mall

Converting abandoned department stores into warehouses has the potential to benefit the online retailer, its shoppers and mall owners.

Imagine an Amazon logo here.

Imagine an Amazon logo here.

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Amazon.com Inc. might soon be filling online orders from the kinds of shopping centers it has helped destroy.

The e-commerce giant, according to the Wall Street Journal, is in talks with mall operator Simon Property Group Inc. about setting up fulfillment centers in spaces currently or formerly occupied by J.C. Penney and Sears, two once-mighty department stores that have filed for bankruptcy protection.