Independent Retailer Conference

The nation’s only retail conference dedicated entirely to indie store owners

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29th July - 1st August 2018

Las Vegas Convention Center

An Event Not to Be Missed!

The Independent Retailer Conference is a “pop up conference” within a trade show experience dedicated entirely to the unique lifestyle and responsibilities of indie store owners with a focus on delivering in-store and e-commerce operational insight and expertise that can help independent merchants further succeed in their retail goals. It is nationally recognized as a unique, trusted destination for retailers to gain valuable insight for their one-of-a-kind businesses. We are dedicated to delivering indie-style expertise in the areas of store operations, marketing, publicity, merchandising and more.  
 Experience an action packed interactive event that provides takeaway tools and action steps to utilize in everyday business.  Discover new market data, realistic insight and practical solutions specific to independent retailers – both brick & mortar and online! Build business relationships with retail experts, industry leaders, service providers and like-minded retailers.

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Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is a nationally recognized retail expert who has written over 2K published articles on the business of independent retail. Reyhle founded Retail Minded in 2007 to help smaller retailers achieve success through news, education and support, and has since launched the nation’s only retail lifestyle publication, Retail Minded Magazine, supporting retailers both in & out of their stores. In addition to her passionate work with independently owned businesses, Reyhle also has a regular column on and is a frequent speaker at national retail events, as well as contributes regularly to a variety of retail publications. Additionally, in the Summer of 2014, Reyhle released the book Retail 101: A Guide to Marketing & Managing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill and has represented Small Business Saturday as their Spokesperson since 2014. |



British native Kerry Bannigan is a trailblazing entrepreneur building pioneering events and initiatives in fashion and retail to drive economic change, impact small business and spearhead social good. Kerry’s leading expertise in event management, strategic marketing and business development combined with her passion for supporting entrepreneurship and philanthropy has gained her international media recognition in NBC, Forbes, CBS,BBC, Fox, New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Wall Street Journal. Kerry is the co-founder of Nolcha Events; a New York City based award-winning creative events production agency with a client portfolio that includes New York Stock Exchange EuroNext, Yelp, G8 Young Summit and Procter & Gamble. Kerry’s diverse acumen and vision has led her to an active role in executing government retail initiatives with the United Kingdom, Turkey, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; including selected by the UK Trade and Investment with the British Embassy to forefront the Fashion is GREAT campaign with Harvey Nichols Istanbul.

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RMIssue6CoverAnchored by retail publication Retail Minded, the Independent Retailer Conference is unlike any other industry event.

Retail Minded is a trusted source for independent retailers, supporting them in a world where retail is their life. Founded in 2007 by Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, our no-nonsense, straight to the point approach speaks directly to the hearts of independent retailers – delivering applicable solutions and news to support retailers both IN and OUT of their stores.

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