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State of U.S. Retail: How COVID has Impacted the Retail Industry

June 11, 2020 at 02:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

This webinar from the Food Institute, and sponsored by Mazars USA, will feature expert analysts from Barclays, discussing the current state of food retailing in the U.S., and how the pandemic has impacted the industry. Topics covered will include current retail industry conditions; consumer behavior spending patterns; which retailers are outperforming / underperforming and why; how the retail industry looks post-pandemic.

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Mazars USA

Mazars USA provides food and beverage companies with the specialized expertise required to navigate and succeed in this dynamic industry environment. The more than 200 leading food and beverage manufacturers, distributors, restaurants and importers who call us their trusted advisors, are a testament to our deep market knowledge and global capabilities. For more information about our comprehensive food and beverage practice please visit www.mazarsusa.com/fb. #MazarsFB

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst - Barclays
Karen Short joined Barclays in July 2016 as a Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst following the Staples Retailing industry. She now covers Staples and Hardline Retailers with a combined market capitalization of $1.3 trillion. Prior to Barclays, she was at Deutsche Bank where she covered Staples Retailing and Distribution. Karen started her equity research career in 1999 at Lehman Brothers and now has more than 20 years of equity research experience covering retail. She was ranked as the No. 1 Food Retail Analyst in the 2019 Institutional Investor All-America Research Team survey, No. 2 in 2017 and 2018 and No. 3 in the 2014 and 2015 surveys. She has also been recognized in the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street survey (#1 in 2011), the Starmine Analyst Awards for stock picking (#3 in 2011), and the Greenwich Survey (#4 in 2012). Prior to her career in Equity Research, Karen spent 5 years in energy sales and trading in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, B.C. Karen received her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in New York and BA from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
Webinar hosting presenter
Head of U.S. High Yield Research and Managing Director - Barclays
Hale Holden is Head of US High Yield Research and is a Managing Director at Barclays. Based in New York, he is the lead analyst responsible for covering the High Yield Consumer, Retail/Grocer, Food & Beverage, and Restaurant sectors. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, he was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank Securities in New York, where he was a research analyst covering the IG Cable, Media, and Telecom sectors and co-covering the HY Cable/Satellite sector. Prior to that, he spent three years at Bear Stearns in its TMT corporate credit research group. In 2018, Mr. Holden was named to the First Team in HY Consumer Products, Second Team of HY Food & Beverage coverage and Third Team for HY Retail in the Institutional Investor Magazine All-American Fixed Income Team. Mr. Holden received his bachelor’s degrees in Economics and History from Vanderbilt University.
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