Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle Recognized as #1 Retail Influencer Out of Vend’s Top 50

Parker, CO (February 25, 2015) – Vend – a point-of-sale, inventory, and customer loyalty software – has released their 2015 “Top 50 Influencers List” and holding the number one spot this year is Retail Minded’s Founder Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, who is also the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference and a contributor. This is the second time Reyhle has been recognized by Vend, holding the #22 spot on their 2014 list.

Vend defines their “retail influencers” as people who consistently publish or share content specifically about retail, as well as they must have a deep understanding of retailers and shoppers and also hold extensive industry experience. As explained on their website, these individuals represent the “top retail trailblazers, who will keep you updated on the latest news, trends, and innovations, so you can keep moving forward on the path to retail success.”

I’m honored to be recognized by Vend as a retail influencer, and humbled to be recognized as their number one choice this year. It takes an village – as the saying goes – to raise children, and likewise, I believe it takes a village to support retailers. This list is a great representation of the many retail influencers that collectively create a dynamic retail village for merchants and industry providers to lean on. I’m honored to be among them,” Reyhle states.

Among the other retail influencers recognized by Vend include Georganne Bender – one half of retail strategists and professional speaking duo Kizer & Bender –  holding the #19 spot. Kizer & Bender also sit on the Retail Minded Advisory Board and are frequent emcees of the Independent Retailer Conference, co-founded by Retail Minded’s Reyhle. Paula Rosenblum – a fellow contributor – is also recognized, as is Forbes Staff Writer Clare O’Conner.

Bob Phibbs – known as The Retail Doctor – was recognized at the #2 spot, with Shep Hyken, George Anderson and Claire Rayner following in the #3, #4, and #5 spots. The list consists of a variety of retail influencers, ranging from authors to speakers to editors to research analysts and more.

To review Vend’s 2015 Top 50 Influencer list, click here.  

To learn more about Vend, please click here. 

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