Retailers face holiday battle with Amazon

NEW YORK — Traditional retailers are plotting an aggressive strategy to stave off the loss of shoppers to Amazon’s convenience and low prices. Stores like Best Buy and Walmart are matching the e-merchant’s prices, pushing faster delivery times for online purchases, and focusing on customer service. Meanwhile, Amazon is continuing the in-store pickup option it rolled out last year with lockers in convenience stores like 7-Eleven, further narrowing the divide between in-store and e-commerce. Read on at