Joan Driggs

Joan Driggs

Director of Editorial Strategy

Director of Editorial Strategy, Progressive Grocer

Managing Director – Strategy, Member Development, Path to Purchase Institute



Joan Driggs is Managing Director – Strategy, Member Development at Path to Purchase Institute and a strategic advisor to Progressive Grocer, both of which are part of EnsembleIQ, a business intelligence resource that helps people and their organizations succeed.


For the Path to Purchase Institute, Joan works with industry partners to provide solutions for shared, focused challenges. Through her work on Progressive Grocer, Joan continues to support the U.S. grocery industry in the never-ending quest to “stay ahead of what’s next.”


Prior to joining EnsembleIQ (the division known as Stagnito Business Information) Joan was Director of Research at Mintel, a global consumer and market research firm, where she oversaw the company’s robust series of syndicated reports.


Joan is a member of the Western Michigan University Food/CPG Industry Advisory Board and of Les Dames d’Escoffier.

Presentation: Joan Driggs, Progressive Grocer, Path to Purchase Institute

Ballrooms A & B - TCC - North Building

Retail Reinvention As with the speed of technology, the rate of change in grocery retail has never been faster. Joan Driggs, Managing Director, Strategy, for Progressive Grocer, talks about how empowered shoppers, ecommerce, and the competitive marketplace are driving dramatic changes in store – from new assortments and floor plans to services and store brands.