28th Annual Consumer Conference

Consumer Sector Expertise

 

Piper Jaffray & Co. will host its 28th Annual Consumer Conference on June 10-11, 2008 in New York City. The conference will feature management presentations from more than 100 leading U.S. consumer growth companies, including high-profile retailers, footwear and apparel brands, and food processors and distributors, as well as restaurant, leisure and entertainment companies.

In addition to presenting the latest growth strategies and industry trends, management teams will discuss global growth opportunities, cost inflation and market share shifts across the domestic market in light of an economic recovery in the consumer sector.

The conference will also feature a teen panel on Tuesday, June 10. The panel will comprise a group of teenage students from Oceanside Senior High School in Oceanside, N.Y. who will provide their opinions on the latest trends in apparel, electronics, video games and food. Piper Jaffray frequently enlists help from teens to gauge their retail and spending preferences, and has done so for the past seven years through its proprietary, semi-annual “Taking Stock with Teens” research survey, which was last released on April 8, 2008.