Beth Kowitt

Beth Kowitt is a senior writer for Fortune Magazine, where she primarily covers the business of food. She has written cover stories on Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and the war on "Big Food," which chronicled how shifting eating habits are shaking up legacy food companies. Her 2014 story on McDonald's woes and her 2010 piece "Inside Trader Joe's" were both named top stories of the year by Longform.

Beyond the food world, Kowitt has chronicled Ikea's global expansion, the secret success story of T.J. Maxx, the decline of Avon Products, and the trouble inside Lululemon. Kowitt, who joined Fortune in June 2008, is also aco-chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen. She has a bachelors of arts in sociology and English from Bowdoin College and a master of science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She and her husband, photographer Karsten Moran, live in New York City.