Laura Heller is the Executive Editor of Fierce’s portfolio of retail publications. She has been reporting on mass-market retail trends and initiatives since 1995 as a reporter for trade magazines, business outlets and websites including Forbes and The Week. She began her career covering the retail and consumer electronics industries for leading B2B publications including Discount Store News/Retailing Today, Drug Store News, Grocery Headquarters, Chain Store Age, Consumer Electronics Daily, Home Channel News, License! Global and Shopper Marketing Magazine. She has appeared on national TV and radio programs discussing retail trends including CNBC's "Closing Bell," ABC News Now and National Public Radio. Her blog – “The Point of Purchase” – appears on Forbes.com.