Oct 24

Wall Street – Bentonville Town Hall on the Retail Industry Today

Oct 24, 2017  |  The Four Points by Sheraton  |  Christopher Horvers and Ken Goldman

Join us Tuesday, October 24th for a unique opportunity to get the perspective of two leading Wall Street analysts on the ever-changing food retail industry. You will engage with Ken Goldman, who covers Food Retailers and Producers for J.P. Morgan and Christopher Horvers, who’s responsible for Discounters and Wholesale Clubs for J. P. Morgan. Walmart’s competition in our industry is heating up as Lidl and Aldi make their impact and Amazon buys Whole Foods. This program will provide you with an outlook on what could be expected in the coming year ahead.  They will discuss:

  • How is the overall competitive environment changing within food retail?

  • What Walmart and Kroger are doing differently these days and how is this likely to evolve?

  • Which changes are taking place at Whole Foods and how are competitors reacting?

  • What are food producers doing to adapt to the changing retail landscape?

About The Presenters:

Christopher Horvers

Managing Director Equity Research for Broadlines and Hardlines Retail

Christopher Horvers is Managing Director Equity Research for Broadlines and Hardlines Retail industry including Discounters and Wholesale Clubs. His categories include auto parts, beauty, consumer electronics, home furnishings, home improvement, office supply, nutrition, and sporting goods. He has been ranked in both the Institutional Investor and Greenwich polls. Christopher joined J.P. Morgan in June 2008 from Bear Stearns. Prior to being lead analyst, he was on the II ranked hard and softlines team at Bear Stearns. From 1995-2001, he worked in public accounting, specializing in the broker-dealer industry. Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University at Albany and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is also a CFA Charter holder and a Certified Public Accountant.

Ken Goldman

Managing Director

Ken Goldman is the Managing Director, JPMorgan Equity Research, Food Producers and Retailers.  In the 2016 Institutional Investor All-America research survey, he was ranked #1 in Food Retailers and #2 in Food Producers. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in June 2008, Ken covered food stocks at Bear Stearns. During eight previous years as a television producer with ESPN and other national networks, he won two team Emmy awards. Ken has an MBA in Finance with top honors from New York University’s Stern School of Business (full-time program) and a BA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. He is originally from the Philadelphia region and is married with two daughters.