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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.

Walmart China restructures, cuts 30 executives

Walmart has dismissed 30 executives from its China division in an effort to streamline its business.

44% of consumers to buy gifts from favorite brands

Loyalty will play a critical role this year in holiday shopping, as 66 percent of consumers are planning to shop at their favorite retailers and 44 percent will give gifts from brands they are loyal to. According to a holiday study from Bond Brand Loyalty, 42 percent of these same consumers will use loyalty points to fund their shopping.

Thanksgiving shopping hours don't boost retail sales

As more and more retailers agree to open their doors on Thanksgiving to stay competitive, does it mean Walmart, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Kmart and the like will garner more sales? According to Howard Feller, a partner at MMG Advisors, no, opening on Thanksgiving just shifts retail sales from Black Friday to Thursday. From 2012 to 2013, Black Friday sales decreased by $1.5 billion and Thanksgiving Day sales grew by $1.8 billion, according to ShopperTrak, nearly balancing out the weekend's overall total revenue.

Twitter offering cash-back rewards in tweets

Twitter announces the launch of a new commerce product, Twitter Offers, which will enable companies to offer card-linked promotions in tweets that link directly to consumers' credit and debit.

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