RIS Parent EnsembleIQ Strengthens Brands With New Groups

Liz Dominguez
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RIS’ parent company EnsembleIQ is combining the strengths of several of its brands to create two new business groups — U.S. Grocery and Convenience and Retail Technology —  that will help power business growth across several industries. 

EnsembleIQ’s new U.S. Grocery and Convenience Group includes Progressive Grocer, Convenience Store News, and Store Brands and the new Retail Technology Group includes the brands Retail Info Systems, Consumer Goods Technology, and Retail Leader.

NEW! GroceryTech Event Brings EnsembleIQ Groups Together

The two groups have already launched a collaborative new 2023 event, GroceryTech, bringing together business and technology grocery executives on the journey to modernize infrastructure for innovation. The event takes place July 12-14 in Cincinnati. Register and learn about sponsorship opportunities here.

The U.S. Grocery and Convenience Group delivers learning and networking through its brands’ websites, email newsletters, strategic print offerings, marketing services, and educational events including: Convenience Foodservice Exchange, Progressive Grocer GenNext, Store Brands Industry Forums, Top Women in Convenience, Top Women in Grocery and Grocery Industry Week.

The Retail Technology Group offerings include websites, email newsletters, marketing services, and educational events: Analytics Unite, Consumer Goods Sales and Marketing Summit, League of Leaders, and a new Value Chain Technology event. Retail Leader also provides a premium subscription service that provides exclusive, critical insights to industry professionals,  including inside perspectives on new retail developments and emerging trends across retail channels. 

The company promoted several senior strategy and audience development leaders to lead the initiative. EnsembleIQ’s new U.S. Grocery and Convenience Group will be managed by SVP and group publisher Paula Lashinsky. The new Retail Technology Group will be overseen by VP and group publisher Albert Guffanti.

To support ongoing growth initiatives, the company has also promoted Joe Territo to chief strategy officer, who will be tasked with developing and activating integrated content, communications, and marketing strategies that tap into editorial insights to continue engaging decision makers across the industries served by EnsembleIQ.  

Additionally, Julie Ball has been promoted to VP, audience development, reporting to chief operating officer Derek Estey. Ball will influence all areas of audience development, operations, and analytics, leveraging analysis and insights to support audience initiatives.

“Uniting operations of these industry-leading brands will further enhance the quality and accessibility of their trusted business intelligence offerings,” said EnsembleIQ CEO Jennifer Litterick, in a statement. “Our U.S. Grocery and Convenience, and Retail Technology groups can also now even more efficiently and effectively provide suppliers and service providers with creative marketing solutions and impactful event experiences connecting them with our business-building communities across industry sectors.”

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about EnsembleIQ’s offerings? For U.S. Grocery and Convenience, contact Lashinsky: [email protected]. For Retail Technology, contact Guffanti: [email protected].

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