Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> September 7, 2009

Leaders In Specialty Retail – Sharon Zackfia – William Blair & Company

SHARON ZACKFIA, Principal and CFA, joined the equity research department of William Blair & Company in 2000. She focuses on the restaurant, leisure and apparel industries. Previously, Ms. Zackfia worked in research at Credit Suisse First Boston, and with the Nasdaq Stock Market and Jennison Associates. She received a B.A. from Yale University. Profile
TWST: Sharon, where are you focusing your attention on in the specialty retail

space? I understand you cover apparel.

Ms. Zackfia: That's correct. We see some strengthening of sales trends at