Nicole Leinbach

Nicole Leinbach
Nicole Leinbach
Founder and Author
Retail Minded
Nicole Leinbach is the Founder of, a retail industry resource that has been recognized worldwide for its leading business insight since 2007, and the bi-annual Independent Retailer Conference held in Las Vegas. With a core concentration on supporting retailers, small business operators, online sellers and the various touchpoints of commerce that influence modern merchants, Leinbach is a frequent guest and contributor to various media outlets that have included The Today Show, Forbes, and countless B2B publications. Additionally, Leinbach has supported American Express’s Small Business Saturday as a Spokesperson, is the Author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill and is an instructor at Columbia College Chicago in their retail business program. She also recently co-wrote the children’s book “Shadow Siblings” with her daughter and has been recognized within the top 10 out 100 worldwide retail thought leaders since 2015 – including having held the #1 spot. Additionally, in March 2022, WWD recognized Leinbach as one of 25 Inspirational Women Leaders in Business. Leinbach is Denver based, mom to 4 children and 3 dogs and an avid traveler.

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January 15
1:15 pm1:45 pm
Javits North Level 4, Elastic Path Stage
What is the future of physical stores in an omnichannel age? It’s not about growth for growth’s sake. The retailers who are adding stores to their portfolio are focused on enhanced services, smart partnerships, and delivering on what’s trending in the media zeitgeist. In-store experiences in 2023 need to be engaging, entertaining and community centric. We’ll chat with a few retailers who are… Read more