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While in the current retail climate there may not be safety in numbers, it does seem as if coalitions, alliances, partnerships or mergers/acquisitions can give retailers competing against the big guys the ability to prove that 1 + 1 can + 3.  Scale matters, as Scott Moses, managing director at PJ Solomon, likes to say.  Having a larger ecosystem matters.  And there's no time like the present to figure out what that looks like.