Four Symphony RetailAI Executives and Two Customers Named to Progressive Grocer’s 2022 Top Women in Grocery

National award recognizes outstanding female leaders in grocery industry, including women from Symphony RetailAI and Symphony RetailAI customers

DALLASJune 15, 2022Symphony RetailAI, a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated AI-powered merchandising, marketing and supply chain solutions for retailers and CPG manufacturers, today announced four executives and two of its customers were honored as Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer.

Each honoree in the Top Women in Grocery’s class of 2022 played an integral role across all segments of the North American food retail and grocery industries, going above and beyond to meet the needs of shoppers and associates while also achieving strong business results.

The four Symphony RetailAI executives and two customers named 2022 Top Women in
Grocery include:

Senior-Level Executives:

  • Rochelle Seideneck, VP Digital, Giant Eagle
  • Charisse Jacques, GM and Chief CCR Officer, Symphony RetailAI
  • Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Product Officer & General Manager, Retail & CPG, Symphony RetailAI

Rising Stars:

  • Diana Barr, Director of Digital and Loyalty Marketing, Coborn’s Inc.
  • Diana Garfold-Barr, Director, Customer Insights, Symphony RetailAI
  • Katherine Collins, Head of Client Engagement, Symphony RetailAI

Symphony RetailAI executives honored for work helping retailers and CPGs

Cheryl Sullivan, Chief Product Officer & General Manager, Retail & CPG and Charisse Jacques, GM and Chief CCR Officer at Symphony RetailAI, were named to the Top Women in Grocery award as Senior-Level Executives. Sullivan was recognized for her work driving the enhancement of Symphony RetailAI’s AI-based product offering and developing next-generation capabilities to ensure grocers and CPGs are prepared for future challenges. Jacques was honored for her work helping customers leverage data and analytics to effectively serve shoppers and increase profitability.

Katherine Collins, Head of Client Engagement, and Diana Garfold-Barr, Director, Customer Insights at Symphony RetailAI, were named as Rising Stars. Collins was recognized for her work ensuring that CPG clients are well equipped to create mutually beneficial relationships with retail partners. Garfold-Barr was honored for enabling her retail partners to make data-driven, customer-centric decisions in their category management processes.

Coborn’s Inc. and Giant Eagle executives honored for bettering the shopper experience

Rochelle Seideneck, VP Digital, Giant Eagle, a Symphony RetailAI customer, was named a Senior-Level Executive-category winner for her work in leading the grocer’s innovative Retail Media Network, one of the leading loyalty programs in the U.S. designed to reward shoppers. Seideneck is now a two-time Top Women in Grocery honoree, having been selected as a Rising Star in 2012.

Diana Barr, Director of Digital and Loyalty Advertising, Coborn’s Inc., a Symphony RetailAI customer, was named a Rising Star for her work enhancing the shopper experience and delivering business impact by creating and executing the company’s customer loyalty and digital strategy programs.

“We are proud to see the hard work all these exceptional leaders put forth being recognized by Progressive Grocer,” said Chris Koziol, CEO of Symphony RetailAI. “The grocery industry has drastically changed over the last few years, and these women have helped retailers and CPG companies successfully navigate unprecedented challenges and better serve customers. Symphony RetailAI is committed to elevating the role of female leaders within the industry, and we congratulate these outstanding industry experts for this well-deserved recognition.”

Through its Top Women in Grocery award, Progressive Grocer shines a national spotlight on many dynamic leaders from some of the most admired organizations in the U.S. supermarket business. All honorees will be recognized during Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery Awards Gala, taking place Nov. 3-4 in Orlando, Fla.

This year’s award winners are profiled in the June edition of Progressive Grocer, as well as online at progressivegrocer.com.

About Symphony RetailAI

Symphony RetailAI is a leading provider of end-to-end, integrated AI-powered Merchandising, Marketing and Supply Chain Solutions for retailers and CPG manufacturers worldwide. Harnessing the power of AI, our solutions enhance agility, performance, and revenue growth across the retail value chain from source to consumer. Trusted by hundreds of the world’s leading retailers and manufacturers, Symphony RetailAI serves more than 1,200 organizations worldwide, including 15 of the top 25 global grocery retailers, 25 of the top 25 global CPG manufacturers, thousands of retail brands, and hundreds of national and regional chains. At Symphony RetailAI, it’s about more than transforming retail – it’s about building a culture of contributing to positive change: Symphony RetailAI achieved Great Place to Work Certification in all nine countries for which it was eligible. More at Symphony RetailAI.

 

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