07 May 2014

Amazon may have disrupted the brick-and-mortar world of retailing, but as Bruce Cohen, senior partner and director of private equity and strategy at Kurt Salmon, told Forbes, shipping the likes of Crest toothpaste to individual consumers is not where it's making its money. Rather,“It’s in cloud computing. It’s these vast servers. They’re not making money on the sexy part of the business–streaming video or delivering us boxes of cool stuff.” And with AmazonSupply, the online behemoth is making inroads with the equally unsexy but lucrative world of B2B distribution.

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