OUTLOOK FOR BEVERAGE, BEER & LIQUOR COMPANIES: ANN GURKIN – DAVENPORT & CO LLC
Ann H. Gurkin is a First Vice President in the research department of Davenport & Company LLC, with primary responsibility for coverage of companies in the packaged food, beverage and tobacco industries. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, she was a Portfolio Manager and Analyst at Crestar Asset Management. Previously, Ms. Gurkin worked in the research department at Wheat First Securities Inc. following the food, beverage and tobacco industries. The Wall Street Journal recognized Ms. Gurkin in its "Best on the Street" 2001, 2002 and 2004 analysts surveys. Ms. Gurkin earned a B.A. in English from Hollins University and an MBA from the University of Richmond. Profile
TWST: Let's start with the non-alcoholic side of beverages. What's gone
on in that space from a business perspective in 2004?
Ms. Gurkin: In 2004, the key has been execution in the marketplace