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Former city councilor Mike Ross penned an op-ed piece in the Boston Globe today noting just how competitive Boston's e-commerce business is relative to the hometowns of other retail giants. Noting the niche domination of brands like Wayfair (home goods), Karmaloop (streetwear), and Rue La La (flash sales), Ross also cites maker-hub The Grommet as well as big corporations like TJX and Staples as national leaders in the online space. [Boston Globe]