Rogers Media B2B titles find new home with Chicago-based EnsembleIQ
Chicago, Illinois – November 9, 2016 — EnsembleIQ announced today that it has acquired Canadian Grocer, Pharmacy Practice+, Profession Santé, The Medical Post and other allied brands from Canadian media and communications company Rogers Media.
“We’re thrilled to have such powerful titles join our portfolio of brands,” said EnsembleIQ CEO and President, Peter Hoyt. “Not only do they align perfectly in serving some of our key markets throughout North America, but they have a rich history of helping their readers and advertisers find success in their careers, which is the primary objective of EnsembleIQ.”
This transaction was led by Korry Stagnito who has been named President of EnsembleIQ-Canada. Mr. Stagnito has also been appointed EnsembleIQ’s Chief Business Development Officer. In this role, Mr. Stagnito will spearhead all of the company’s future M&A activities.
The acquired brands provide a strategic complement to EnsembleIQ’s U.S. media titles that include Progressive Grocer, Shopper Marketing, Retail Leader, Convenience Store News and The Gourmet Retailer, as well as Canadian brands such as Pharmacy Business, PharmacyU.ca and Your Convenience Manager. A more complete listing of EnsembleIQ brands may be found on the company’s website, www.EnsembleIQ.com.
A brief overview of some of the acquired brands:
Reaching grocery office executives and store-level managers in a wide range of food outlets throughout Canada, Canadian Grocer was launched 130 years ago and is the most influential publication among key industry decision-makers. Grocery industry professionals turn to Canadian Grocer for trusted, timely information on trends, products, issues and innovation.
For more than 35 years, community and hospital pharmacists have turned to Pharmacy Practice+ for trusted and practical articles and information that elevate their professional expertise. Content focuses on continuing education lessons, clinical features, self-care and wellness columns.
Read by French-speaking physicians and pharmacists, Profession Santé is uniquely positioned within the Quebec healthcare sector. With new regulations in Quebec, the need for common-ground communications between pharmacists and physicians has never been greater. Content is targeted to issues addressing each profession, including healthcare system news, legal, new prescribing mandates for pharmacists, compensation, clinical information and education.
The Medical Post
The independent voice of Canada’s doctors for 51 years, The Medical Post provides a news magazine approach for its readers by using a professional/personal content mix of one-of-a kind clinical and political news, opinion, lifestyle and practice management.
Monday Report on Retailers
Starting in 1973 as a subscription-only weekly newsletter, the Monday Report on Retailers delivers valuable news and insights on retail chains in the Canadian market and developments in the Canadian retail real estate industry. A sister newsletter, the Shopping Centre News, focuses on retail real estate developments and leasing opportunities.