Top 4 Fastest Growing Retailers in America: Amazon, VZW, Apple & AT&T; Apple NOT 1st

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    Yahoo! had an interesting little quick writeup on the 15 fastest growing retailers in America, and the top four surprised me, so I thought I would share it with you guys. First of all, believe it or not, Apple was not in the number one spot, although in hindsight I wasn't surprised when I found out who was in first. Second, I was also surprised by a couple of the companies in the top four, namely Verizon Wireless and AT&T. We think of them as cell service carriers, which makes it easy to forget that they actually "carry" retail products for sale to go along with those services. Apparently, smartphones are such a high commodity in the world that it has propelled these two companies into the top four. At any rate, here are the top four in order:
    1. Amazon
    2. Verizon Wireless
    3. Apple
    4. AT&T
    I would not have guessed some of this. Feel free to take a gander at the other eleven on the list at the source link below. (Speaking of eleven, the convenience store/gas station "7-Eleven" was number five on this list.)

    Source: Yahoo!
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    amazon does not surprise me in 1st place but i thought apple would be 2nd .
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    Interesting... so we need to shop more at Kroger lmao

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    ^^... lol
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    Guess those Family Share Plans really are something!
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    Kinda surprised Apple isnt #1.

    But...this is a list of fastest growing retailers. Apple has probably peaked already. Amazon has done some new things recently, so I can understand that. Verizon and the usually higher price plans than the others is a surprise at #2.
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    so verizon is second. wonder what their top selling item is....
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    I forsee both AT&T and Verizon dropping over the next year over the way they're handling their new plans, and Apple perhaps slowing in light of their patent mongering being so heavily in the spotlight lately, though all of that might just be wishful thinking on my part to be honest. I can only hope.
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    I had a post about this, then edited it. There is one thing in common with Apple, Verizon and AT&T...lol. Maybe 2 things.
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    Apple and Amazon are kind of surprising given their size. Didn't read the article - I'm guessing it's based on revenue $ growth rather than % growth.