Retail is going through a major transformation. Retailers are faced with changing consumer shopping patterns and must adapt to evolving market conditions in real-time if they are going to win in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
There is a plethora of new technology and strategic focuses retailers can adopt as they look to build the enterprise of the tomorrow. But the sheer volume of concepts and the corresponding technology can be overwhelming and retailers need a network of trusted advisors to help them navigate the modern retail minefield.
Luckily for retailers there is no shortage of retail advisors. But just like the magnitude of technology on the market, the amount of opinions on the subject can be overwhelming. To help retailers find the right voice to trust, Vend has released its annual “Top 100 Retail Influencers” report.
The report ranks the industry’s top experts, analysts, consultants, and journalists. Vend researched each individual to gauge their authority and influence in the industry. The final ranking of influencers is a who’s who of the industry that retailers can turn to for insights, news, and advice. These are analysts, consultants, and journalists who are constantly sharing insightful content and commentary about retail, and actively helping retailers build and run their businesses.
Notable members of Vend’s ranking include: RIS’ own Joe Skorupa, Brian E. Kilcourse, Paula Rosenblum, Cathy Hotka, Greg Buzek, Jeff Roster, Greg Girard, and Leslie Hand.
The full list of the top 100 influencers is available here. Below is a quick look at the top 10 finishers.