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The Financial Times reports that Amazon.com “is stepping up its expansion in the European Union with an enlarged network of distribution centres and a drive to sell into new markets.

“The push is part of efforts over the past year by Amazon to build its business outside North America, which accounted for 45 per cent of its sales of $7.5bn during its most recent quarter. Of the 11 new distribution centres the retailer added in 2010 to its previous global network of about 40 sites, only two were in the US ... Three were in Europe, five in China and one in Japan.”
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