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Shorter shopping season could mean a win for brick-and-mortar toy stores this year

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBENov. 26, 2019, 8:23 PM UTCBy Leticia MirandaWalmart, Amazon, and Target are battling for the $7 billion gap in the toy market left by Toys R Us, which liquidated last year. But it could ultimately be a quirk of the calendar that decides who prevails this year.The fight for toy sales is a complicated one, as consumers become more comfortable buying toys online -- but still visit stores to sample them.As online sellers such as Amazon continue to compete on convenience and assortment, brick-and-mortar stores are leveraging their physical footprint to lure in shoppers with Instagrammable displays and events. Wi ...