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Retail's next battleground: Groceries

In Japan's next eCommerce contest, Amazon, Seven & i seek partnerships to deliver fresh products

Amazon is expanding into the grocery delivery business in Japan.

TOKYO -- In the world of retail, the line between online and physical shopping is quickly becoming blurred -- and the next battleground for businesses looks to be groceries.

Amazon.com's recent deal to acquire the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market in a blockbuster deal is a sign of the trend, with the potential to radically change the face of the grocery business.

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