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02/22/2022

CGT Parent EnsembleIQ Invests in Innovative Podcasting & Video Experiences

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To provide today’s consumer goods companies and retailers with easy access to the latest business-driving insights, CGT parent EnsembleIQ is investing in innovative podcasting and video experiences, including the newly launched Tech Transformation series from CGT and RIS News.

Constantly shifting consumer behaviors are creating new challenges and demands on the time and attention of retail decision makers. EnsembleIQ, North America’s leading source of actionable intelligence in the retail, retail technology and consumer goods marketplaces, intends to fulfill this need with innovative digital experiences to help leaders make informed business decisions and gain a competitive advantage.

“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,” said Joe Territo, executive VP of content at EnsembleIQ. “By delivering timely and actionable business intelligence in engaging and convenient podcast and video formats, we’re serving the needs of busy retail executives.”

Tech Transformation with CGT and RIS, produced in both podcast and video formats, is the only program that bridges the retail and consumer goods technology communities through focused conversations with retail and brand executives, thought leaders and analysts. Published twice a month, the series delves into the innovative technology trends shaping the industry, and the best practices that are delivering a real impact on individual companies and the industry at large.

The series also highlights the innovative technology strategies retailers and consumer goods companies are executing to meet the needs of their customers and consumers, and explores the trends shaping the industry. 

The first episode of the Tech Transformation is now available and features a conversation with Cheryl Williams, CIO of Wakefern Food Corp, where she discusses some of the latest tech innovations Wakefern has planned, as well as the future of checkout-free stores, consumer behavior and in-store robots. 

Listen to the First Episode of Tech Transformation

“Constantly evolving consumer behaviors around the pandemic have necessitated accelerated use of technology in the retail industry,” said Albert Guffanti, VP, group publisher, CGT and RIS News. “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.”

Retail Leader Trend Talk is another EnsembleIQ video and podcast series, bringing a fresh mix of perspectives and in-depth discussion of the latest trends that are driving innovation across all retail sectors. 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. Watch here or listen here.

Progressive Grocer, another EnsembleIQ brand, will launch the Top Women in Grocery podcast and video series this spring, 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.

For sponsorship opportunities for EnsembleIQ podcasting and video experiences, contact Jason Ward, VP, digital at [email protected].

Watch the First Episode of Tech Transformation