Prior to founding his own firm in 1981, Mr. Davidowitz was a Principal at Ernst (now EY) where he was Director of National Retail Consulting Services and Chairman of the Retail Committee..  He has a B.S. and M.A from New York University and resides in Manhattan.
As a retail expert, he appears regularly on Bloomberg ( TV
and Radio), Fox News, CNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS,
MSNBC, Yahoo Finance, NPR Radio and a number of other
U. S. and Canadian TV, internet and radio outlets.  He is frequently quoted in national and regional business media including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Investors Business Daily, The Washington Post and a host of other newspaper, business, internet and trade publications.  On hundreds of occasions, Mr. Davidowitz has addressed professional and trade organizations, industry groups and seminars, client sponsored meetings and training sessions, as well as other business gatherings.

The firm has worked with numerous investment firms with retail interests, including Banker's Trust, General Atlantic, M & I Bank, Meridian Bank, Normandy Asset Management, Odyssey Partners, Trump Group (Julius & Eddie Trump) and Vornado.
Segments served include retail and retail-related organizations of all types and sizes:

DISCOUNT

Ames
Ann & Hope
Apparel Buying (Woolco)
Bargaintown USA
Caldor
Fishers Big Wheel
Interstate Dept. Stores
Kings
Kmart
Prangeway
Rinks
Rockower Bros. (Woolco)
Schultz Bros.
Sterling Stores
Target
Two Guys (Vornado)


DEPARTMENT

Alexanders
Argesingers
Arnold Constable
Boston Store
Bullocks (Federated)
Cox's (TX)
Cox's (PA)
Crawfords
Diamonds (Dayton Hudson)
Epstein's
Gottschalks
Goudchaux
Greens
HC Prange
Hess
Hewes Bros.
Higbees
Hudsons (Dayton Hudson)
J. Byron
Liberty House
LS Good
Maison Blanche
Marshall Field's
Martins
McClurkans
Mervyn's
Orbachs
Outlet
Parisian
Perkins
SP Dunham's
The White House



SPECIALTY APPAREL

Added Dimensions
Ann Taylor
Balliet's
Barbara Moss (Moray)
Bon Worth
Brauns Fashions
Casual Corner
Cato
Cherry & Webb
Clothestime
Colony Shops
Craigs
Dalmys
Davids
Dawahares
Don Levy
Dress Barn
Fashion Cents
Fashion Conspiracy
5-7-9 Shops
Franklin Simon (City Stores)
Goldring
Imagine
Jack Winter
Jeans West
Joseph Magnin
Junction House of Jeans
Lerner
Limited
Madison's
Mandy's
Mangels
Martha's
Maurices
Merry-Go-Round
Miller's Outpost (Hub)
Miller-Wohl
Miss Jackson's
Modern Woman
Motherhood Maternity
Narragansett Clothing Co.
No Name
Ormond
Petrie
Pic-A-Dilly (Lucky)
Reynolds
Ritz Department Stores
Roamans
Salkin & Linoff
Sheplers Western Stores
Sidneys
Strawberry/Chuckles (A & E)
The id
The Lodge
Thimbles
Ups & Downs
WR Grace
You & You Stores
Yielding's














OTHER

Ace Hardware
Amcena
American Regitel
Associated Merch. (AMC)
Burroughs
Chicago Holdings
Child World
Consumers Distributing
Dank's
Dansk
Duane Reade
Eastern Mountain Sports
Edison Brothers
Evans Fur
Federated Group
Fortunoff
GranTree Furniture
Itel
Kays Home Center
Ketchum & Co.
Klein Bros.
KMGA
Knogo
Lamport Company
Lechters
Levy Brothers
Marvella Pearls
Menswear Retail of Amer.
Modern Age Furniture
Mutual Buying Syndicate
Neisners
Oshman's Sporting Goods
Panelrama
Pep Boys
Pitney Bowes Alpex
Rack Room
Schweber Electronics
Seiko Corp. of America
Seligman & Latz
Ski Haus
Spencer Gifts
The Handyman
Toys R Us
United Sporting Goods
US General Supply
Wherehouse Entertainment
Wolverine Worldwide
W & J Sloane (City Stores)
GROCERY

Bashas Markets
Copps
Big Bear
Waldbaums

Howard Davidowitz
MENSWEAR

After Six (Morville)
B & B Lorry's
Bartman & Bixer
Bond Stores
Eagle Clothes
Hamburger's
Howard Stores
Hughes & Hatcher
Kennedy's
Julius Lewis
Paul Stuart
Phillips Van Heusen
Robert Hall
Webster Clothes
JEWELRY

Belkeith Jewelry
Edison Jewelers
Finlay Fine Jewelry
Fortunoff
Georg Jensen
Haltoms
Harry Winston
Spritzer & Fuhrman
Van Cleef & Arpels