Ompare and contrast the retail revolutions in the UK and US. What are the similarities and differences and who are the winners and losers?

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interpretation of the question, tentative line of argumentation, proposed
structure, and annotated bibliography commenting on key elements of at
least 5 academic sources (properly referenced).
 Shows evidence of wide and relevant reading and an engagement with the
conceptual issues
 Develops a rigorous argument
 Shows a sophisticated understanding of relevant source materials. Materials
are evaluated directly and their assumptions and arguments challenged
and/or appraised
 Shows independent thinking and a willingness to take risk
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