SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm has filed a Class Action Against Fairway
Group Holdings Corporation - FWM
NEW YORK, April 4, 2014
NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Pomerantz LLP has filed a class action
lawsuit against Fairway Group Holdings Corporation ("Fairway" or the
"Company") (NasdaqGS: FWM) and certain of its officers. The class action,
filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and
docketed under 14-cv-0950 is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or
entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Fairway between
April 16, 2013 and February 6, 2014, both dates inclusive (the "Class
Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and
certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the
federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.
If you are a shareholder who purchased Fairway securities during the Class
Period, you have until April 15, 2014 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead
Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at
www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, x237.
Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address,
telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries operate in the retail food
industry, selling fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and hard
to find specialty and gourmet offerings along with a full assortment of
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made
materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business,
operational and compliance policies. Specifically, Defendants made false
and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Fairway's
same store sales were declining; (2) the Company's direct store expenses were
increasing; (3) the Company's financial forecasts were wholly unrealistic; and
(4) as a result of the foregoing, Fairway's public statements were materially
false and misleading at all relevant times.
On February 6, 2014, Fairway reported earnings that severely missed analysts'
estimates including disappointing same store sales, as well as increased
direct store expenses. Moreover, the Company reported a substantial miss in
EBIDTA growth for the third quarter, as EBIDTA grew 3.2% over the same period
in the prior year compared to growth of 20% - 25% that management had
On this news, shares of Fairway fell $3.19 per share, more than 27.91%, on
intraday trading, to a price of $8.24 on February 7, 2014.
The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego,
is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate,
securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L.
Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm
pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years
later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting
for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty,
and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar
damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.
Robert S. Willoughby
SOURCE Pomerantz LLP
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