Hundreds of traditional small and big-name retailers filed for bankruptcy last year, including Toys ‘R’ Us, Wet Seal, Payless ShoeSource and The Limited. As of Dec. 22, store closures in the U.S. increased 229 percent year-over-year to 6,985, according to Coresight Research. And yet–despite what some in the industry describe as a brick-and-mortar apocalypse fueled…

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