Contributors

Meet our Top 100 Contributors, hand selected from leading retail experts around the world.

Contributor Name
Top Contributors
Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender

Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender

Rich Kizer & Georganne Bender are professional speakers, retail strategists, authors and consultants whose client list reads like a “Who’s Who” in business. Companies internationally depend upon them for timely advice on consumers and the changing retail market place.
George Anderson

George Anderson

George Anderson has served as the editorial voice of RetailWire since the site's founding in 2002 and has been interviewed by a wide variety of media outlets including the Charlotte Observer, Providence Journal, MarketWatch, NPR, Wall Street Journal Radio and others.
Natalie Berg

Natalie Berg

Retail analyst / commentator / author. Areas of expertise include: UK retail, grocery/FMCG, shifting big-box channel, Walmart, Amazon, Tesco, private label, omnichannel/digital trends, market strategies, and value retailing.
James Bickers

James Bickers

Senior editor of Retail Customer Experience, with 20 years experience in technology and business journalism.
Fiona Briggs

Fiona Briggs

Fiona Briggs is the editor of Retail Times, a free access web site focused on the global grocery retail market. Retail Times reader demographics include senior executives in the retail sector – CEOs, marketers, decision makers and the end user (consumer).
Nick Bubb

Nick Bubb

Nick Bubb has been a leading retailing analyst for over 30 years, spanning a number of different stockbrokers and investment banks (including Arden, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale). He is a well-known commentator on UK retailing in the press and is also very knowledgeable about shopping centres.
Tony D'Onofrio

Tony D'Onofrio

Tony D'Onofrio is a creative marketing, product management, sales, and general management executive with 20+ years of professional experience building global market presence, growing global and emerging market / technology businesses, identifying / leveraging global trends, and turning strategic plans into tactical profitable results.
Glynn Davis

Glynn Davis

Glynn Davis is a business writer specialising in the retail and food & drink sectors for publications including FT, Publican’s Morning Advertiser (PMA), What’s Brewing, BEER, Caterer & Hotelkeeper, Retail Week, Retail Bulletin. Also editor and founder of Retailinsider.com.
Sarah Dunn

Sarah Dunn

Bryan Eisenberg

Bryan Eisenberg

Bryan Eisenberg is the founder & CMO of IdealSpot and is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal & New York Times bestselling books “Call to Action”, “Waiting For Your Cat to Bark?”, “Always Be Testing” and "Buyer Legends: The Executive Storytellers Guide".
Jessica Elenstar

Jessica Elenstar

Digital storyteller and writer, editor and content manager at NRF, the world’s largest retail trade association.
Alicia Fiorletta

Alicia Fiorletta

Alicia is Senior Editor at Retail TouchPoints. Although she tends to gravitate to all things social and mobile, she strives to create compelling thought leadership pieces, trend features and case studies that spotlight how retailers are improving the customer experience. She also manages the Retail TouchPoints Tumblr blog.
Melissa Gonzalez

Melissa Gonzalez

Pop-Up Architect™ and founder of the Lionesque Group.
Kevin Graff

Kevin Graff

Kevin is the president of Graff Retail, a provider of award winning retail training programs for major chain stores and top merchants across North America and internationally.
Krystina Gustafson

Krystina Gustafson

Krystina Gustafson is a content editor and retail reporter at CNBC.com. Before joining CNBC, she was the online editor at Condé Nast-owned Women's Wear Daily, the trade publication for the fashion and retail industries.
Amy Hatch

Amy Hatch

Amy is the editor for The Future of Commerce, a website dedicated to cutting-edge trends and happenings in the commerce industry, specifically focused on e-commerce.
Laura Heller

Laura Heller

I'm a retail geek, having reported on consumer electronics and mass-market retail trends since 1995, for trade and consumer magazines and Web sites. I'm the editor of Retail DIve and teach journalism at Columbia College Chicago. Follow me on Twitter: @lfheller
Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken

Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE is the Chief Amazement Officer at Shepard Presentations, customer service expert, keynote speaker and New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling business author. Shep works with companies who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees.
Shah Karim

Shah Karim

An expert on big data, Karim is chief executive officer of SafeRock, a New Jersey-based company that provides analytic solutions to retailers to improve shareholder value and improve return on investment. He also is a leading researcher in omni-channel retail, mobile and digital solutions, U.S. reta
Miya Knights

Miya Knights

Miya Knights is a senior research analyst with IDC Retail Insights, providing industry insight for the Worldwide Omni-Channel Customer Experience Strategies program, which tracks key trends in store systems, ecommerce, and multichannel capabilities, as well as consumer adoption of these technologies.
Shelley E. Kohan

Shelley E. Kohan

Retail expert Shelley E. Kohan has more than 25 years of experience in retail store operations. Her contributions across the industry include profit and sales improvement, applied big data in the brick-and-mortar environment, and enhancing in-store shopping experiences.
Scott Kreisberg

Scott Kreisberg

Scott Kreisberg is Founder and CEO of One Step Retail Solutions. After graduating from College with a double Bachelors of Science degree in Finance and Marketing, Kreisberg established One Step Data in June of 1985. In 1987, Kreisberg soon recognized that the retail POS/Inventory Control market was
Sarah Lim

Sarah Lim

Sarah Lim is a Managing Partner and Head of the U.K. Retail & Consumer Practice at CTPartners.
Sucharita Mulpuru

Sucharita Mulpuru

Sucharita serves eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals. She is a leading expert on eCommerce, multichannel retail, consumer behavior, and trends in the online shopping space.
Francesca Nicasio

Francesca Nicasio

Francesca Nicasio is a retail expert and author from Vend. She’s constantly writing about trends, tips, and other things that can help retailers increase sales, serve customers better, and be more awesome overall.
Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen

Chris H. Petersen, PhD, CEO of Integrated Marketing Solutions is a strategic consultant who specializes in retail, leadership, marketing, and measurement. He has built a legacy through working with Fortune 500 companies to achieve measurable results in improving their performance and partnerships.
Bob Phibbs

Bob Phibbs

Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor, is an expert retail speaker, award winning author, and in-demand motivational speaker. Since 1994, the Retail Doctor, Bob Phibbs has been transforming businesses big and small into thriving operations.
Matthew Pillar

Matthew Pillar

Matt Pillar has been writing on and speaking about retail technology and operations since 2000, when he began covering retail technology for Business Solutions magazine. Later that year, he joined Innovative Retail Technologies magazine as Editor In Chief. He now serves in that capacity at www.innovativeretailtechnologies.com as well, and continues to contribute frequently to Business Solutions magazine. In 2010, Pillar founded MPC, a content generation agency serving up custom content for a variety of clients in the tech community.

Tristan Pollock

Tristan is an Entrepreneur in Residence at 500 Startups, the world's most active investor and accelerator program, and empowering the most creative people in the world as co-founder of Storefront, the online marketplace that connects makers with retail space.

Pieter Post

Retail Solution Architect, with special interest in retail innovation & startups | IBMer
Jim Roddy

Jim Roddy

In 2016, Jim launched a business advisory program to serve the partners of Vantiv, a leading payment processing and technology provider. Since 1999, he has educated business leaders through magazine articles, online columns, webinars, podcasts, and presentations at national conferences. He is also a
Neil Saunders

Neil Saunders

Neil Saunders is the Managing Director of Conlumino, a retail research agency and consulting firm with a focus on all aspects of retailing and consumer behavior.
Joe Skorupa

Joe Skorupa

Joe was named a Vend Top 50 Retail Influencer in 2015 and 2013. He is frequently quoted in media like USA Today and American Public Media (NPR), and is a frequent speaker at SXSW, NRF, Oracle Open World and other major conferences.
Cathy Wagner

Cathy Wagner

With over 25 years of experience in retail as both an owner and a consultant, Cathy has the unique position of having worked on both sides of the counter. Cathy helps retailers increase profits, get better results, have more fun, and get better sleep!
Bernadette Wilson

Bernadette Wilson

Bernadette Wilson is the associate editor of Business Solutions magazine. She manages a team of writers who report news from the IT channel each day at BSMinfo.com, and works with thought leaders to provide insights on issues, trends, and pain points common to the channel. Wilson joined the Business Solutions team with more than a decade of experience in journalism.

Mike Wittenstein

Mike Wittenstein is the founder and managing principal at Storyminers, an experience, service, and business design consultancy known for its game-changing work with leading service brands. Mike is also a world-class expert on experience, service, and business design

Stefan Wolpers

Founder of @BeaconWeek and @Snippet42. Aka @BerlinUp. Mentor at @sbcBerlin. Works as Product Manager. Likes iBeacons, Retail 2.0, wearables & Internet of Things.

Vend is a cloud-based retail software platform, which enables retailers to accept payments, sell online, manage their inventories, reward customer loyalty, and garner insights into their business in real-time.

It’s simple to set up, works with a wide range of point-of-sale devices, and operates on any web capable device with a browser. Vend also seamlessly integrates with other fantastic business apps such as Xero, Timely and Swarm.

Launched in late 2010, Vend now has more than 15,000 active users in over 100 countries and is seeing continued rapid global growth right throughout 2015.

Find out more about Vend here.