The RETHINK Retail Top 100 Retail Influencers is an annual list featuring the world’s most instrumental influencers in retail.
This list is comprised of retail experts, consultants, analysts, academics, journalists, and thought leaders who are making an impact in retail in 2021.
Awardees are selected by RETHINK Retail’s staff and listed in no particular order of rank.
Diane J. Brisebois
Nicole Leinbach Reyhle
Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender
Jason Del Rey
Julia Raymond Hare
Shelley E. Kohan
About Our List
How do we define retail influencers and categories?
We recognize influencers for their activity within the online retail community. Influencers frequently comment on retail trends or news stories, share industry insights and join thought leadership discussions. These influencers take on many roles. We selected executives from academia, media, consultancies and analyst firms.
Often times, influencers wear multiple hats spanning professions. We identified 5 categories most common in this cohort:
Academia: university educators leading retail-related courses or programs
Analysts: industry research firms tracking the latest trends
Associations: retail trade associations
Experts: retail authors, consultants, advisors, futurists, speakers
Media: editors, journalists, podcast hosts, bloggers, content creators
How did we identify the Top 100?
Our team used a variety of sources to select our Top 100, including: third-party listings, primary research within our own network of influencers, recent award winners and tools such as Buzzsumo.
We considered factors such as social presence, articles, speaking engagements, awards and authority to verify each awardee included in our non-ordered listing of the Top 100 Retail Influencers 2021.
How can you be considered for future lists?
Yes. If you’re actively sharing insights, publishing your writing, speaking at industry events and engagement with the media, we would love to consider your nomination.
If you’d like to be considered or nominate someone, let us know in the form here.