From Entrepreneur:

Big-box retailers may be hurting due to ecommerce. But small businesses have learned how to thrive.

Apocalypse. Meltdown. Doomsday. If you’ve been reading the headlines lately, there’s been nothing but hand-wringing going on over the state of retail. Seemingly with good reason: Amazon’s wide-sweeping commoditization of goods has made almost everything available with just a few clicks, leaving big-box retailers like Walmart scrambling to compete.

But there’s one sector of the retail economy that is proving to be surprisingly resilient:local retail. Here’s why:

Amazon isn’t a threat to local retail.

Read the full article on Entreprenuer.