Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 11, 1999

Brands & Packaged Foods : Eric R. Katzman – Merrill Lynch

ERIC R. KATZMAN is a Vice President with Merrill Lynch Securities Research. Previously, he was associated with Shearson Lehman Brothers and Israel's Ministry of Trade and Industry. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Katzman is a member of the NYSSA and AIAIR. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Economics and Government from Oberlin College and his M.B.A. in Finance from New York University's Stern School of Business. Among his personal interests Mr. Katzman includes tennis, golf, basketball, and skiing. Profile
TWST: What are the macro issues surrounding the brands and packaged

foods companies today?

Mr. Katzman: The macro issues primarily involve an economy which is very

strong, in combination with