Director, Category Insights
Josh Rizzo is a seasoned retail veteran with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. He currently serves as the Director of Category Insights at Topco Associates, where he leads Topco’s insights division supporting grocery retailers and wholesalers across America. He and his team support a $17.6 billion dollar business and a portfolio of more than 40,000 products available across the U.S. At Topco he utilizes his extensive understanding of the retail industry to develop strategies that optimize the assortment and strategic solutions for the organization. He believes in leveraging information across a variety of sources to tell relevant, comprehensive and compelling stories that result in actional recommendations, which drive Topco's overall business strategy. Prior to his current role, Josh was the Beer and Milk buyer at Walgreens, where he managed the strategies, assortment, and promotional planning for all products across the retailer. In addition to his buyer role, he worked in their Insights department supporting personal care products and devised new approaches for their reset process and clustering.