EnsembleIQ Shares the Top Trends Shaping Today’s Retail Industry

EnsembleIQ’s new web series offers a thorough examination of the nine trends dramatically affecting today’s retail landscape.

EnsembleIQ announces the launch of its new webinar series, 2018’s Disruptive Trends in Retail, offering a thorough look at the nine trends radically influencing the purchase decisions of today’s shoppers.

Presented as a 10-part series, 2018’s Disruptive Trends in Retail leverages the expertise of EnsembleIQ’s research and editorial teams to deliver the key cultural drivers currently impacting the state of retail.

The series is broken down into ten distinct and easy-to-digest chapters, with the first chapter providing an overview of the ideology behind the trends, and each subsequent chapter delivering a deeper dive into one of the trends. Chapters include:

  • Disruptive Trends Overview
  • Conversational Commerce
  • Direct-to-Consumer
  • Experience Matters
  • The Privacy Conundrum 
  • Democratization of Retail
  • The Ethical Enterprise
  • Cyber Security
  • Globalization
  • Brand: Redefined

“EnsembleIQ’s expansive portfolio of brands allows for an incredible glimpse across the entire landscape of the retail industry,” said Tanner Van Dusen, SVP of Innovation at EnsembleIQ. “The goal of this series is to take a deeper look at each of the nine trends affecting the industry including relevant statistics, case studies and the implications for retailers and brands. The trends have been broken down so listeners can customize their experience based on the trends that are most applicable to their unique business needs.”

To access the first two chapters of the 2018 Disruptive Trends in Retail web series click here.

To learn more about how your organization can leverage the research capabilities of EnsembleIQ, contact Terese Herbig, President, Enterprise Solutions, EnsembleIQ at [email protected] or 773-992-4438.

About EnsembleIQ: EnsembleIQ is the leading business intelligence platform serving the retail, consumer goods, health care, food service; pharmacy and hospitality industries focused on helping customers solve big problems and inspiring bold ideas. EnsembleIQ operates an integrated network of media brands across all retail sectors and leverages its scale to inform, connect and provide actionable marketplace intelligence to help clients achieve growth. Visit

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