Vend to Join Independent Retailer Conference at P3 Pet Expo

Parker, CO (August 16, 2016) – The Independent Retailer Conference is thrilled to welcome for the first time leading retail cloud software Vend to the upcoming Independent Retailer Conference, taking place at the P3 | Pet Progressive Products Trade Show at Navy Pier in Chicago August 24 & 25, 2016.

“The Independent Retailer Conference is thrilled to support the pet retail industry through our partnership with the P3 Pet Trade Show. Having Vend join us in our efforts to deliver valuable, retail rich education to show attendees is an added bonus. They are well recognized and well respected for their innovative software and the impact it’s having on retail businesses around the world, and we look forward to working together to offer show attendees some unforgettable retail learning experiences.” shares Kerry Bannigan, Independent Retailer Conference Co-Founder.

Founded by Vaughan Rowsell in 2010, Vend is a cloud-based retail management platform that provides point-of-sale, inventory management, ecommerce and customer loyalty on iPad, Mac and PC. Vend aims to get rid of clunky cash registers, and instead bring retailers a sophisticated technology to run their business from anywhere with far greater ease and less cost that traditional systems. From a bike store as their first-ever customer, the company now powers over 15,000 stores in 140 countries, and has strong partnerships with world-leaders in the industry such as Apple, PayPal and Xero.

Joining Vend at the Independent Retailer Conference at the P3 Pet Expo will be Dogaholics, Integrity Payment Systems, Marshall Law Group, Purpose & Action, LLC and RETAILMavens. Additionally, internationally recognized keynote speakers and retail experts Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender of speaking duo Kizer & Bender will join the Independent Retailer Conference at the P3 Pet Trade Show, serving as event emcees and keynote speakers.

The Independent Retailer Conference is dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of retail small business owners. Their education-rich, action-packed events offer retailers, wholesalers and community leaders the chance to engage, learn and connect with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded entrepreneurs. Attendees of the P3 Pet Trade Show can expect an interactive experience that leaves them better educated and more inspired – with takeaway tools to bring back to their stores.

About Independent Retailer Conference

The Independent Retailer Conference is the nation’s only retail conference dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of independent store owners. Founded by industry veterans Nicole Leinbach Reyhle of Retail Minded & Kerry Bannigan of the Nolcha Shows, the Independent Retailer Conference offers independent retailers the chance to engage, learn, and connect with industry leaders while also getting inspired from retail experts, service providers and like-minded retailers from across the nation.

About P3 | Pet Progressive Products Trade Show

Filling a marketplace need for a Midwest trade show for pet industry retailers, Urban Expositions ( has launched P3 | Progressive Pet Products.  Making its debut August 24-25, 2016 at Chicago’s Navy Pier, P3 will deliver a forward-looking, fun trade show experience to one of America’s top destination cities – pairing the market’s newest pet products with exceptional educational programming and networking events. | 800.318.2238.

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