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02/23/2022

EnsembleIQ Debuts Hybrid Podcasting, Video Series to Retail Audiences

EnsembleIQ, parent company of Retail Leader, has unveiled its new, innovative hybrid podcasting and video experiences to deliver actionable retail business insights.

Retail consumer behaviors are constantly shifting and creating new challenges and demands for retail decision makers. To keep up, companies need easy access to the latest industry insights to drive their businesses forward. EnsembleIQ is fulfilling this need with innovative digital experiences

EnsembleIQ has already launched a hybrid podcast and video interview series, Retail Leader’s Trend Talk. Every week, Retail Leader speaks with retail experts and thought leaders who share their firsthand experiences and insights on the trends shaping retail today. Retail Leader Trend Talk has featured Julie Roy of DSW, Harry Cunningham of Vera Bradley/goodMRKT, Marla Ryan of A Pea in A Pod, and many other retail leaders. 

Consumer Goods Technology and Retail Information Systems News unveiled the Tech Transformation series, in both podcast and video formats. The series bridges the retail and consumer goods technology communities through focused conversations with retail and brand executives, thought leaders and analysts.

“We’re investing in creative, high-quality hybrid podcasting and video content to serve our retail, retail technology and consumer goods audiences because trends in engagement show a hunger for new, innovative insights that are easy-to-access through mobile devices,” Joe Territo, executive vice president of content at EnsembleIQ, said in a statement. “By delivering timely and actionable business intelligence in engaging and convenient podcast and video formats, we’re serving the needs of busy retail executives.”

Available now, the Tech Transformation series will be published twice a month and delve into technology trends shaping the industry and the best practices that are delivering a real impact on individual companies and the industry at large. The video and podcast series also highlights  innovative technology strategies retailers and consumer goods companies are executing.

In the first episode, Cheryl Williams, chief Information Officer of Wakefern Food Corp, discusses the most recent pandemic wave's effect on grocery retailers, how Wakefern is handling new challenges, some of the latest tech innovations Wakefern has planned and insight into the future of checkout-free stores, consumer behavior and in-store robots. The first episode is already live to watch here or listen here.

“Constantly evolving consumer behaviors around the pandemic have accelerated the use of technology in the retail industry,” said Albert Guffanti, vice president, group publisher, Consumer Goods Technology and Retail Information Systems. “We developed this engaging video and podcast series to explore the technology trends, strategies and innovation shaping our industry. These conversations with industry leaders will provide our audience with recommendations and best practices that will help them meet the needs of their customers and consumers now and in the future.”

And this coming spring, EnsembleIQ’s Progressive Grocer will launch the Top Women in Grocery podcast and video series, an extension of the Top Women in Grocery (TWIG) awards program and event. Twice a month, the series will highlight industry trends and topics to help women drive business growth and professional development. The programs will feature successful women leaders in the retail, supplier and service provider communities.

EnsembleIQ publishes across the retail sector under several names as the total voice of the retail, retail technology and consumer goods market. Its retail brands include: Progressive Grocer, Store Brands, Canadian Grocer, Drug Store News, Convenient Care Clinician, Convenience Store News, Convenience Store News Canada, Consumer Goods Technology, Retail Information Systems News, Path to Purchase Institute, Chain Store Age, Retail Leader and Hardware Building and Supplier Dealer.

For sponsorship opportunities for EnsembleIQ podcasting and video experiences, contact Jason Ward, Vice President, Digital at [email protected]

To learn more about EnsembleIQ, visit: ensembleiq.com.