On February 6, 2014, Fairway announced disappointing results for the fourth quarter of 2014, including a net loss of $0.74 per share and a decline in same-store sales of 1.7%. Fairway also announced the retirement of its CEO. Following this news, Fairway was downgraded by multiple analysts, and the price of its shares dropped $3.31, or 28.9%, from a closing price of $11.43 per share on February 6, 2014 to close at $8.12 per share on the next trading day, well below its IPO price of $13.00 per share.About Lieff Cabraser Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Nashville, is a nationally recognized law firm committed to advancing the rights of investors and promoting corporate responsibility. Since 2003, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs’ law firms in the nation. In compiling the list, the National Law Journal examined recent verdicts and settlements in addition to overall track records. Lieff Cabraser is one of only two plaintiffs’ law firms in the United States to receive this honor for the last eleven consecutive years. For more information about Lieff Cabraser and the firm’s representation of investors, please visit http://www.lieffcabraser.com. This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.
The law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that class action litigation has been brought on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (“Fairway” or the “Company”) (NasdaqGM:FWM) between April 17, 2013 and February 6, 2014, inclusive (the “Class Period”), including purchasers of Fairway common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s Registration Statement and Prospectus (“Registration Statement”) issued in connection with Fairway’s initial public offering (“IPO”) on April 17, 2013. If you purchased or otherwise acquired Fairway securities during the Class Period and/or pursuant or traceable to the Registration Statement, you may move the Court for appointment as lead plaintiff by no later than April 15, 2014. A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Your share of any recovery in the action will not be affected by your decision of whether to seek appointment as lead plaintiff. You may retain Lieff Cabraser, or other attorneys, as your counsel in the action. Fairway investors who wish to learn more about the action and how to seek appointment as lead plaintiff should click here or contact Sharon M. Lee of Lieff Cabraser toll-free at 1-800-541-7358. Background on the Fairway Securities Class Litigation Fairway, headquartered in New York, New York, and its subsidiaries operate in the retail food industry and purports to sell fresh, natural and organic products, prepared foods and specialty and gourmet offerings along with conventional groceries. The actions allege that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding Fairway’s business, operations, and compliance policies in violation of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Specifically, defendants allegedly 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.