NRF will make history at Retail's BIG Show today when it hands its annual Gold Award to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, making Amazon the first web-only merchant to win the trade group's top retailer award. The selection reflects the rapidly changing retail scene, said NRF's Mike Gatti. "Brick-and-mortar companies have gone onto the Web, and now some Internet pure-plays are having discussions about opening stores," he said.

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