1. The popularity of esports is finding a home at Five Below, where executives hope to serve a growing community by building gaming facilities at their retail stores. Backed by a $12 million investment, the Philadelphia-based chain will team up with Nerd Street Gamers to build the 3,000 foot facilities below selected Five Below stores.
2. Uber continues to expand beyond its core ride-hailing business by announcing an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Cornershop, an online grocery delivery start-up primarily serving Latin America. The deal is expected to close in early 2020, pending regulatory approval.