l-r: Sean Dowdell, co-owner of Club Tattoo, Brad Szollose, international business author and advisor, Jim Phillips, author, Linda Johansen-James founder of International Retail Group.
Emcee: Lea Woodford, founder of SmartFem Media Group.

Linda Johansen-James Favorite Interviews

What to Stop Buying in 2023

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Linda Johansen-James of International Retail Group shares what not to buy in 2023:

● Diamonds – wedding season is around the corner, don’t break the bank on an engagement ring…swap out natural diamonds for lab-grown and save 50-70%
● Dryer sheets – not good for clothing, health or sustainability, use wool dryer balls instead; save on your grocery bill
● Birthday and greeting cards – with the price of stamps going up, greeting cards follow. Save money by going digital.

What to Buy in The Month of May

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Linda Johansen-James is KLAS CBS8's Las Vegas Now's
Exclusive Retail Correspondent.

Linda is KLAS CBS8's Las Vegas Now's Exclusive Retail Correspondent.

Internationally known retail consultant Chris Igwe, sits down with Linda Johansen-James on Season 2 of The Global Voice of Retail.

Linda and Chris have a fun conversation on today’s trends that are affecting The USA AND European Brands.

Chris Ressa chats with founder of International Retail Group, Linda Johansen-James in this episode of Retail Retold. Linda shares the secrets to launching the Barbell Apparel Brand store in Las Vegas, NV.

Jen Devore Richter sits down with Linda Johansen-James to discuss Linda’s explosive growth with POP-UP Carts. This is an episode filled with retail secrets you don’t want to miss.

Linda Johansen-James in The News

Karine Augis Joins Forces with International Retail Group to Drive USA Development Forward

Karine Augis Joins Forces with International Retail Group to Drive USA Development Forward

Karine Augis, the French leather goods brand with a chic Parisian spirit, is pleased to announce its partnership with the International Retail Group (IRG) for its development in the North American market.

Headquartered in Las Vegas, IRG is comprised of the top professionals in the industry, led by CEO and founder Linda Johansen-James, who has a track …click here to read entire article.

Jack Canfield sits down with Linda Johansen-James to talk about her extraordinary career, and the changing face of retail This is Jack's Canfield's most downloaded episode!!!

Want a Speaker who Creates Impact and Draws a Crowd?

Smart meeting planners call upon Linda Johansen-James to share her extraordinary stories; from building American Kiosk Management from the ground up, to explosive sales for brands like HESS Trucks, Proactiv® and Barbell Apparel.

Linda Johansen-James knows how to build success. Her keynote masterclasses and breakout sessions will give your audience an exemplary experience.

From the secrets to building a billion-dollar brand to becoming the Queen of Pop Ups, Carts, Kiosks, Inline Stores and Automated Retail, Linda is a humorous and highly interactive speaker.

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Linda Johansen-James with Channing Tatum.
Linda Johansen-James hangin out with Magic Mike himself, Channing Tatum.

For media appearances and speaking engagements, contact us at:
email: LJohansen-James@irg-retail.com

direct: 702-927-8740

Linda’s Most Popular Programs:


The 7 Secrets to Building
a Billion Dollar Brand

Whether it’s hiring and training for loyalty, or automated retail, Linda shows your audiences exactly what it takes to expand from $8 million to a billion dollar retail powerhouse. You’ll discover how to hire better, the psychology of upselling, training secrets and much, much more.

Comedianne, Rita Rudner and keynote speaker Linda Johansen-James.
Linda Johansen-James speaking on a panel at SmartFem Summit in AZ, with Jen Devore Richter.
Linda Johansen-James with Jen Devore Richter on a panel at SmartFem Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Linda Johansen-James launching Crepe Erase with Jane Seymour.

Cart Magic:
Making Millions with Carts

When it comes to Malls, the most overlooked spaces are the open walkways and common areas. Getting a customer’s attention while they stroll takes a particular set of strategies to making your carts, kiosks and pop-ups highly profitable. Linda shows you the path to Cart Prosperity.

This is a fun and highly strategic presentation with golden nuggets that work. Linda shares the secret to launching new, never before seen Celebrity Branded Carts, along with representing the right product line and creating customer loyalty programs.

THIS session will be the keynote masterclass you didn’t know you needed.

Linda Johansen-James with Daymond John lauching his
"The Shark" POP UP Cart.
Linda giving the keynote address at American Kiosk Management's Annual Awards Dinner.

Guerrilla Retail:
How to Make Pop Ups Work for You

In this fun session, Linda shows you how she became the Queen of Pop Ups. Choosing the right space, experiential design tips, 
display strategies while getting your staff trained and ready, are all strategic pieces to making a splash in Pop-Up Retail.

FlipFlop Shops POP UP.

The Power of Broke
by Daymond John

How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Linda Johansen-James was featured in The Power Of Broke, and shares her extraordinary journey of being a single mom who was given a once in a lifetime offer…and she never looked back.


Click here for your Free Chapter of The Power of Broke.

Or you can purchase The Power of Broke here on Amazon.

The concept of “think small” is exactly what made Linda so successful. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t have big dreams, but she thinks in ways other entrepreneurs might overlook. This outside-the-box thinking led her to focus on selling products out of small, 60-foot kiosks in malls.

Currently Linda’s company manages over 1,000 retail locations and has sold to over over 50 million customers…” 

Daymond John

Founder, President & CEO FUBU
Shark Tank investor

Linda Johansen-James working with Daymond John to launch
his brand "The Shark."

Linda is an in demand keynote speaker, and has keynoted
for ICSC, Ancillary Retail and Spree.

ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centres
Ancillary Retail France

Linda is also an active member and frequent keynote/guest speaker for industry associations ICSC, Ancillary Retail and Spree, and holds the distinction of Certified Leasing Specialist CLS and Certified Retail Executive CRX. Linda was the Co-Chair of the 2014 and 2015 SPREE-RECON convention.

Linda Johansen-James. CEO and founder of International Retail Group IRG

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