Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> March 21, 2011

Pricing Power Positively Correlated With Traffic Trends – Sharon Zackfia – William Blair & Company, Llc

Sharon Zackfia, Principal, Group Head-Consumer Sector, CFA, joined the equity research department of William Blair & Company, L.L.C., 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 LLC. Ms. Zackfia earned a B.A. from Yale University. Profile
TWST: Where do you focus your attention in the restaurant space these days?

Ms. Zackfia: Most of our attention has been focused on commodity costs. Clearly food costs have done nothing but go up over