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NEW YORK, Jun 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Piper Jaffray will host its 30th Annual Consumer Conference June 8-9 in New York. This year's conference will feature nearly 75 of the industry's highest profile retailers, footwear and apparel brands, restaurants, food processors and distributors, and leisure/entertainment companies, addressing current industry trends and presenting their latest growth strategies.

"Piper Jaffray has a longstanding commitment to the consumer industry," said Bob Peterson, global head of equities. "Interest is particularly high in this year's conference given the macroeconomic environment as investors and company managements alike are eager to discuss current conditions, strategies and opportunities."

Driving sales productivity through improved productivity, processes and systems; adapting technological enhancements and innovation; philosophies on growth and cash re-distribution; and industry headwinds are among trends and themes expected to be discussed by consumer analysts and company managements. In addition, this year's conference will feature a teen panel on Tuesday, June 8, comprising a group of teenage suburban New York students who will discuss the latest trends in apparel, electronics, video games and food.

Companies scheduled to present include: AnnTaylor Stores Corporation; B&G Foods, Inc.; Big Lots, Inc.; Bon-Ton Stores Inc.; Brown Shoe Co. Inc.; Cabela's Inc.; Cache, Inc.; Charming Shoppes Inc.; Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (The); Children's Place Retail Stores, Inc. (The); Citi Trends, Inc.; Coach, Inc.; Coldwater Creek Inc.; Collective Brands, Inc.; Crocs, Inc.; Deckers Outdoor Corporation; Denny's Corp.; Destination Maternity Corporation; Dress Barn Inc.; Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.; Fossil, Inc.; Genesco Inc.; G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.; Golfsmith International Holdings Inc.; Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc.; Guess?, Inc.; hhgregg, Inc.; Inter Parfums Inc.; J. C. Penney Company, Inc.; J.Crew Group, Inc.; JAKKS Pacific, Inc.; Jamba, Inc.; Kirkland's, Inc.; Kona Grill Inc.; Landec Corp.; LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.; Life Time Fitness, Inc.; LKQ Corporation; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Lumber Liquidators, Inc.; McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc.; Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.; New York & Company, Inc.; Nordstrom, Inc.; P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc.; Panera Bread Company; Peet's Coffee & Tea Inc.; Perry Ellis International Inc.; Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation; Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc.; Ross Stores, Inc.; Rue 21; Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.; Select Comfort Corporation; Seneca Foods Corp.; Skechers USA Inc.; Tempur-Pedic International Inc.; Tractor Supply Company; True Religion Apparel Inc.; Urban Outfitters, Inc.; VF Corporation; Vitamin Shoppe, Inc.; Volcom, Inc.; Warnaco Group, Inc. (The); Wet Seal, Inc. (The); Wolverine World Wide Inc.; Zumiez Inc.

Company and investor participation in the Piper Jaffray Consumer Conference is by invitation only. Clients interested in attending should contact their Piper Jaffray representative. General and research-related media inquiries should be directed to AnalystMediaRelations@pjc.com.

About Piper Jaffray

Piper Jaffray Companies (NYSE: PJC) is a leading, international investment bank and institutional securities firm, serving the needs of corporations, private equity groups, public entities, nonprofit clients and institutional investors. Founded in 1895, Piper Jaffray provides a broad set of products and services, including equity and debt capital markets products; public finance services; financial advisory services; equity and fixed-income institutional brokerage; equity research and fixed income analytics; and asset management services. Piper Jaffray headquarters are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices across the U.S. and in London and Hong Kong. Piper Jaffray & Co. is the firm's principal operating subsidiary. (www.piperjaffray.com)

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