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Sandra Parente joins EnsembleIQ as SVP, grocery and convenience

Parente will oversee several Canadian brands including Canadian Grocer
Sandra Parente
Sandra Parente

Canadian Grocer's parent company EnsembleIQ has appointed Sandra Parente to the new role of senior vice-president, grocery and convenience, Canada.

Parente will oversee Canadian GrocerConvenience Store News CanadaOctaneProduct of the Year Canada, and Monday Retail IQ, collaborating with the leadership team of each brand to drive innovations that provide essential insights and actionable connections to the professionals they serve. 

“EnsembleIQ continues to expand its diverse digital, social, event, research, marketing services and strategic print offerings to deliver new insights and networking opportunities to the Canadian retail and consumer goods industries. Sandra will further accelerate this growth to bring together suppliers and service providers with our highly-engaged communities,” said Jennifer Litterick, CEO, EnsembleIQ. 

Parente was most recently managing director of Newcom Media’s Insurance and Financial groups, where she developed strategy and drove the business growth of brands including Canadian UnderwriterAdvisor’s EdgeConseillerInvestment Executive and Finance et Investissement.

Her previous experiences included senior leadership roles with some of Canada’s best-known consumer media brands: Maclean’sMoneySense and Sportsnet. She also served as general manager, corporate sales of Rogers Media’s publishing group. In that role, Parente integrated the Product of the Year Canada program across consumer and B2B properties and served a wide range of business markets.

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