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Category Partners hires director of analytics

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February 19, 2024 Idaho Falls, ID – Category Partners, LLC, a leading provider of data and insights solutions to the perishable industries, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Walter Liu as Director of Analytics.

Walter most recently served as Senior Director, Category Management at Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., where he helped build and manage the company’s category management and market research functions, and prior to that he worked at Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Lindt & Sprüngli in Toronto, Canada.

Walter Liu

He holds a Doctor of Business Administration and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Miami.

In his new role, Walter will draw on his decades of experience in Category Management leadership to enhance the company’s retail analytics function and to further develop its capabilities in operations analytics. Drawing on his deep roots in education, he will lead and mentor a team of analysts to expand their capabilities.

“Adding Walter to our team is a major win for Category Partners,” said CEO Tom Barnes, of Category Partners. “His experience, skills, and leadership will enable our team of analysts to reach a whole new level in bringing value to our clients.”

Category Partners is a firm specializing in insights, analysis, and research. They offer services in retail analytics, operational analytics, consumer research, and consulting for produce and other perishables categories.

Category Partners is headquartered in Idaho Falls, ID.