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Roundtable Forum: Retail / Broad Lines

JOSEPH GRILLO is a Senior Analyst at Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown, covering the Broad Lines Retail sector. He was previously associated with Levi Strauss and Co. in merchandising and product management. Mr. Grillo received a BA from the University of California-Berkeley and an MBA from Georgetown University. Profile
JEFFREY M. FEINER is a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers. He was previously associated with Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Feiner is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the National Retail Federation, the New York Society of Security Analysts, the Merchandising Analyst Group of New York and the Financial Analyst Federation. He received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and an MBA from the Columbia Business School. Profile
TWST: Jeff, how do you respond to the assertion that this past holiday

season was the worst that the retailers have experienced in nine years?

Mr. Feiner: The Christmas 2000 selling season was