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Water Tower Research (WTR) to Host Consumer Products Virtual Investor Conference

May 13, 2024, St. Petersburg, FL – Water Tower Research LLC ( is modernizing IR with a powerfully differentiated ecosystem of investor relations services, research-driven content and communications, and investor engagement.  Water Tower Research is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its inaugural Consumer Products Virtual Investor Conference on Wednesday, June 5 and Thursday, June 6, 2024.

The event will kick off with keynote speaker R.J. Hottovy, the Head of Analytical Research for, an advanced foot traffic analytics platform. Mr. Hottovy has covered the restaurant, retail, and e-commerce sectors for nearly 20 years. He has held several analyst positions in the past, including Global Consumer Equity Strategist at Morningstar and equity analyst roles at William Blair & Co. and Deutsche Bank. He also has a wealth of experience with early-stage investments as an investor and member of the investment committee for the IrishAngels Venture Capital group. Mr. Hottovy’s efforts have been recognized by numerous financial and trade publications, including CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Barron’s, BusinessWeek, Forbes, and The Economist.

The conference will showcase two days of presentations by branded consumer products companies and will be hosted by Doug Lane, WTR’s Head of Consumer Products. Presentations and fireside chats will focus on corporate strategies, recent results, and the outlook for each of the presenting companies, including discussions of their respective current macro and competitive environments.

Confirmed presenting companies include: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (NASDAQ: FLWS), Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSET), Flow Beverage Corp. (FLOW.TO), Gaia, Inc. (NASDAQ: GAIA), Herbalife Limited. (NYSE: HLF), iPower Inc. (NASDAQ: IPW), Lanvin Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: LANV), LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ: LFVN), Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), The Beachbody Company, Inc. (NYSE: BODI), The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW), and Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA). We are anticipating a few more presenter confirmations in the week ahead.

Commenting on the Consumer Products Virtual Investor Conference, WTR CEO & Co-Founder Shawn Severson said, “Building upon the great success of other WTR industry-specific conferences already held in 2024, we are excited to host WTR’s inaugural US Consumer Products Virtual Investor Conference, allowing investors to engage with several leading Consumer Products companies and industry experts.  WTR conferences provide a unique opportunity for all types of investors around the globe, ranging from traditional institutional money and family offices to RIAs, brokers, and individual investors.  Information flow and access are two of the key pillars of investing success, and we are excited to provide this in an open-access format for all investors.”

Also commenting on the upcoming conference, WTR Head of Consumer Products analyst, Doug Lane, stated, “I am honored to have so many respected companies and management teams participating in our conference next month.”

To attend the conference or for further information, please email [email protected] or click here.

About Water Tower Research 

Water Tower Research is modernizing Investor Relations through research-driven communications and Investor Engagement. Sound investment research begins with good information. At WTR, we help companies and investors connect by creating expert information flow and strategies that are the foundation of a successful modern investor relations platform. Our analysts and capital markets professionals bring decades of unrivaled Wall Street experience and insight to a new digital world of investor communications and engagement. Our research and investor content is distributed across traditional research aggregators like Bloomberg, FactSet, etc., proprietary direct distribution lists, social media, search engines, and our website. As a result, every institutional and retail investor has equal access to our high-quality company research. Our mission is to help companies take control of their IR program and proactively reach investors while bringing investors a consistent flow of quality information to help them understand our clients’ businesses, industries, and the investment opportunities they present.

Contact Information:
Name: Water Tower Research LLC
Email: [email protected]
Job Title: WTR Investor Engagement

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