From David Wilson of Bloomberg News:
Sales growth at Amazon.com Inc. and other U.S. merchants that
shun stores is going back to the future. June’s sales at what the
Commerce Department calls nonstore retailers increased 14.2 percent
from a year ago, while overall retail sales rose just 2.7 percent.
The percentage-point gap between the rates is the widest in favor
of online sellers since December 2000, a year after an early boom
in Internet commerce peaked.