EnsembleIQ's New "Essentials" Platform Empowers Retail Executives with Innovative, Industry-Leading Insights

Chicago, IL – EnsembleIQ announces the launch of part one in its series of reports appropriately titled Essentials, a curated collection of thought leadership articles, research reports and industry leading insights focused on the topic of innovation.

Produced by EnsembleIQ to serve as an executive’s guidebook, the inaugural edition of Essentials is designed to conveniently and efficiently arm retail industry executives with fresh perspective and ideas on the hottest topic in retail – innovation.

“We created Essentials because we know how important innovation is to every company in the markets we serve,” said David Shanker, Chief Executive Officer of EnsembleIQ. “We looked at the content our award-winning journalists and market researchers created on the topic of innovation across our portfolio of brands and knew we had to share it broadly with retail leaders.”

The inaugural issue explores the topic of innovation from the perspective of EnsembleIQ’s leading brands, including; Progressive Grocer, Convenience Store News, Retail Leader, Store Brands, Shopper Marketing, Apparel, RIS News, Consumer Goods Technology, Hospitality Technology and Path to Purchase Institute.

“Within the pages of Essentials are thought-provoking and forward-looking articles on market-moving trends and consumer insights and exclusive reporting on the people, companies and technologies driving change in the retail and consumer goods industry,” said Mike Troy, Editor-In-Chief, Retail Leader. “All of the editors at EnsembleIQ recognize disruption is accelerating the pace of change and requiring relentless innovation across the industry.”

To download the current Essentials report click here or to learn how your organization can leverage Essentials and the resources 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

EnsembleIQ is a portfolio company of RFE Investment Partners, a private equity investor with more than 30 years of experience investing in growth companies in partnership with strong management teams. Visit