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    The holiday season is hectic for everyone, but retailers are especially busy keeping up with shopper trends, pricing strategies and the latest tech. Luckily, FierceRetail has everything you need to know in one convenient place with our Holiday Hotsheet. Be sure to check in frequently to stay on top of all the biggest retail news as the busiest time of the year rolls on.

Shopify retailers now able to sell directly through Wanelo app

Wanelo announced a partnership with Shopify that will allow the company's more than 100,000 retailers to sell directly within Wanelo's mobile app. With access to Wanelo's community, retailers will be able to directly show millions of users their product catalogs and even make items directly available for purchase through the app.

Hudson's Bay names former Toys R Us head as CEO

​Hudson's Bay announced that Gerald Storch has been named CEO, effective January 6, 2015. He will be in charge of Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, Home Outfitters and HBC Digital.

Nearly half of in-store shoppers do research on mobile

A new study shows that the line between m-commerce and the in-store experience is rapidly disappearing as retailers reported that nearly half of customers who have used their phone for shopping have done so in-store.

47% of shoppers buying more beauty products online

In an industry traditionally rooted in touching, seeing and testing, e-commerce is becoming a more popular channel for shoppers to buy beauty and personal care products. According to A.T. Kearney's study "Beauty and the E-Commerce Beast: 2014 Edition," 47 percent of surveyed participants purchased more beauty products online this year compared to last year.

American Apparel officially fires Charney, hires new CEO

American Apparel has officially terminated founder Dov Charney from his position as CEO and named Paula Schneider to fill the role. Charney was initially removed from the job in June for misconduct.


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