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DC Velocity reports that Amazon has opened a pop-up store in the parking lot of a Wilmington, North Carolina, Whole Foods store, that is designed to allow local residents still reeling from the damage caused by Hurricane Florence to “receive parcel deliveries even if their homes are still isolated by storm damage … the site consists of an Amazon Prime delivery van, a temporary tent, and enough staff to handle the incoming packages holding important items for storm recovery.”


• FAO Schwarz is back.

CNN reports that thew retail brand’s owner,ThreeSixty Group (which bought the brand from Toys R Us in 2016), plans to open a 20,000 square foot store at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan next month, in time for the end-of-year holiday shopping season.

The story notes that “FAO plans to open airport stores, including at New York's LaGuardia Airport, and in Canada. It has also started selling inside Kohl’s,” as it looks to re-establish itself as a viable toy retailer.
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