Seasonal Coverage






    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.

Nasty Gal opens first brick-and-mortar

Online, global fashion destination, Nasty Gal, opened the doors to its first retail location in Hollywood, California. The 3,500-sq.-ft. space, located at 8115 Melrose Avenue, offers a selection of apparel, shoes intimates, accessories, tech and gifts, as well as vintage pieces.

51% of Williams-Sonoma's revenue generated by e-commerce

More than half of Williams-Sonoma's sales are now made through e-commerce, announced Laura Alber, the company's CEO and president, during a quarterly conference call with analysts. Displaying a strong multi-channel model, the company delivered an 8.7 percent revenue growth across all brands.

Gap names Jeff Kirwan and Andi Owen as new global presidents

Gap announced the promotions of two executives to global brand president positions for Gap and Banana Republic. Jeff Kirwan will become global president for Gap brand in December, succeeding Stephen Sunnucks who will leave the company in December. Andi Owen will become global president for Banana Republic, succeeding Jack Calhoun, who will leave in February.

Maurices tests shoppable video, garners 7% click-through rate

Specialty fashion retailer Maurices partnered with Zentrick to create a shoppable video campaign. The "How to Wear It" and "What to Wear: Summer 2014" online video campaigns integrated interactive elements into six videos, which logged a 15.2 percent engagement and a 7.4 percent click-through rate.

Webrooming on the rise, physical stores take back sales

Post-recession shoppers, on the hunt for good bargains, are increasingly webrooming when they shop—studying prices and products online, then purchasing in a physical store. In fact, P.K. Kannan, Ralph J. Tyser professor of marketing science, University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, predicts that mall and store traffic is going to increase and threaten online sales volumes.


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In a move destined to displease advertisers, Google has launched  Con tributor, which lets people pay a small fee to access their favorite sites—without ads.


Google is having a rough month. First, ditched AdSense for Search in favor of adMarketplace. Next, Firefox replaced Google search with Yahoo search. Now, Forbes announced that it will also drop Google after signing a deal with adMarketplace to provide paid search advertising alongside search results.