For the third year in a row retail point of sales software supplier Vend has released it’s Top 50 Retail Influencers list and I am happy to report I came in at number 35. The list is a compilation that consists of the industry’s top professionals, analysts, reporters and researchers.Once again, Vend scoured the web to find the individuals who are sharing the best retail insights. They also invited existing influencers to nominate people they think are worthy of being on the list, and we looked at reader comments from our previous lists to ensure we didn’t miss anyone. From there, they assessed each individual’s expertise and clout in the retail industry. Vend read their articles, listened to their commentaries, then looked at their experience, social following, and presence in retail events and publications. All the above factors to determine their place on our list.