Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> October 8, 2001

Personal Care & Household Products Stocks: James Gingrich – Sanford C. Bernstein & Co

JAMES A. GINGRICH is a Senior Research Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, Inc. covering the household and personal products sector. Prior to joining Bernstein in the fall of* 1999, Mr. Gingrich was a Partner in the consumer products and retailing practice of Booz, Allen & Hamilton, a management consulting firm. In his 17 years with Booz, Allen, he worked with consumer products clients in household products, food, beverage, snacks and durables, as well as supermarket, department store, and general merchandise retailers and wholesalers. Mr. Gingrich's client work spanned the Americas and Europe, and from 1993 to 1998, he led Booz, Allen's consumer products and retailing practices in Latin America. Mr. Gingrich holds BS, M.Eng. and MBA degrees from Cornell University. Profile
TWST: Will you begin by telling us about the approach that you take to

investing in personal care and household products stocks?

Mr. Gingrich: I think you need to look at investment decisions