Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> September 8, 2003

Natural Products Companies: Carole Buyers – Rbc Capital Markets

Carole Buyers, who joined RBC Capital Markets in the fall of 2001, is the leading analyst nationally focusing on the 'Healthy and Active Lifestyles' industry. Prior to joining RBC Capital Markets, Ms. Buyers covered the 'Healthy Lifestyles' industry at Tucker Anthony Sutro Capital Markets. Her industry coverage includes the active lifestyle brands category, retailers, service businesses and manufacturers in the natural products industry. Ms. Buyers has over seven years of experience in the industry, including two years on the buy-side with United Capital Management. Ms. Buyers received her MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her BA from the University of Albany. Ms. Buyers is a member of the Denver Society of Security Analysts and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Profile
TWST: What are the major underlying trends that have driven the growth

of the natural products and specialty foods industry?

Ms. Buyers: The fundamentals have been very strong. Demand for