Opinion: Time to take a leaf out of Waterstones’ book

Waterstones

It seems a long time ago – some people won’t even remember it – that Amazon was simply an online bookseller.

But as Amazon continues to push the boundaries of retail, attempting to shake up categories ranging from food to fashion, perhaps under-pressure retailers can learn from books specialist Waterstones – one of the first to be disrupted by the Seattle goliath’s rise.

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