Senior Beverage Analyst
Jim Watson is a Senior Analyst in Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research group covering the North American beverages sector, based in New York. He studies the big consumer and industry trends that are shaping the beverage world, with a specific focus on coffee and beer. Jim has written recently about consolidation in coffee, the blurring lines between coffee and the broader beverage segment a how the coffee market may look different in ten years. Prior to joining Rabobank, Jim spent ten years as an equity research analyst at HSBC covering the global beverages industry. While at HSBC, he focused strategic and thematic issues, especially industry consolidation and emerging consumer trends. Jim earned a BS in Economics from Duke University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.