About Retail Minded

Retail Minded is an internationally recognized industry blog and publication that is committed to delivering
quality news, education and support specific to independent retailers. Founded in 2007 by retail thought
leader and influencer Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, Retail Minded introduces retailers to leading industry resources, merchant
specific news and timely education to help independent businesses – both online and offline –
thrive in their unique retail goals. In addition to Retail Minded’s ongoing retail research, Retail
Minded provides content services to companies looking to communicate to retail audiences.

Nicole Reyhle

Nicole Leinbach

Retail Minded’s Founder Nicole Leinbach is recognized as a global retail thought leader from companies that include IBM, American Express, Lightspeed POS and more – including having been recognized as #3 out of 100 worldwide retail influencers. Together with her Retail Minded team, Leinbach regularly produces events at industry trade shows that include ASD Market Week, NY NOW, IGES and more. She also contributes to media outlets that include Forbes, Entrepreneur, NBC and others – as well as speaks at worldwide events with a core concentration on commerce and consumer experiences. In addition to Retail Minded, Leinbach is also the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference and Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing & Marketing Your Business” from McGraw-Hill and supported American Express’s Small Business Saturday as their Spokesperson since 2014. Additionally, in 2022, WWD recognized Leinbach as one of their Inspirational Women to follow in fashion and retail.

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Retail Minded Resource Guide

Resource Guide

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Retail Minded Content Services

Content Services

The Retail Minded Content Services program was designed to support businesses aiming to connect with retailers small and large through their brand messaging.

Retail Minded Speaking Services

Speaking Services

Through our targeted, ongoing research of retail, the Retail Minded team is able to deliver quality insight and perspectives to best support your unique audience.



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