Katie Waltz

Senior Director of Shopper Insights and Analytics, Topco Associates

Katie Waeltz is currently the Senior Director of Shopper Insights and Analytics for Topco Associates, LLC, joining in June 2016.  Her focus on customer-centricity is central to her team’s work at Topco through integration of customer insights into Category Business Plans, Assortment Recommendations, Own Brand Strategy, and Innovation measurement. 

Katie also spent over ten years at Walgreens, where she was, most recently, Director of Customer Insights Sharing and Vendor Collaboration.  At Walgreens, she lead the team responsible for standing up the Balance Rewards Customer Insights Tool and coaching CPG clients to leverage customer data to drive growth with most valuable customers.

Xcelerate presentation

Driving broad insights into action via customer data

11:15am – 11:45am |  Wednesday October 9th

Often, as retailers, we find ourselves faced with broad challenges we must answer, such as “you are leaking volume to club,” with little understanding of what to do about it. Katie Waeltz from the Topco organization, will share how Topco utilizes their member retailers’ loyalty card data to craft actionable plans of attack. In this presentation you will see how product, place, price and promotion tactics can be gleaned based on an understanding of customer behaviors within the walls of the retailer itself.