Despite all the doom and gloom, business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce is set to grow and grow - but without the dotcom middlemen - reported the Wall Street Journal. B2B is "real, and it's big, and it's growing," said Gerald Storch, vice chairman of retailer Target Corp, speaking at a March economic conference. "The economics are fundamentally there." Later, in an interview, he added: "In five years, all of our purchasing activity will be done over the Internet."