John Whitefoot

John Whitefoot is an editor at Lombardi Financial, specializing in low-priced investment opportunities. John has been a financial writer since the late 1990s and has written on everything from penny stocks to blue chip stocks to the broader issues that affect the stock market. John has profiled more than 1,000 low-priced stocks, researching and covering numerous sectors including health care, media, manufacturing, IT, education, hospitality, natural resources, and retail. As an editor at Lombardi Financial, John has enhanced his understanding of economics, turning his attention to individual stocks and other investing opportunities. John is primarily a fundamental analyst. His focus is on “off-the-radar” situations with big upside potential for the individual investor. Outside of his professional life, John stays active through tennis and sailing. He also enjoys collecting antiquarian books and art. You can contact John at j.whitefoot@americaclosed.com

Michael Kors to Close Up to 125 Stores as Sales Collapse

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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (NYSE:KORS)—the luxury brand known for its handbags, footwear, jewelry, and clothing—announced it will close up to 125 stores due to plunging sales. Management said the company’s restructuring will help it improve profitability. The retailer expects the store closings to result in a $125.0-million expense, but they will help the company save (more…)

Cereal Giant Kellogg’s Guts Headcount by 400+ in Texas

Cereal giant Kellogg Company continues with its latest round of massive layoffs. The company announced that more than 400 employees will be looking for work after it closes two distribution centers in Texas. The Michigan-based cereal and breakfast food maker said it plans to close the distribution centers in Fort Worth between July 29 and (more…)

Guaranty Bank Fails, 107 Branches Close

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Wisconsin-based Guaranty Banks is no more. The bank, with over 100 branches across the country (doing business as Best Bank in Georgia and Michigan), was closed by regulators. About 500 bank employees were laid off. Guaranty Bank is the fifth Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)-insured institution to fail in the U.S. this year.

Joe’s Crab Shack Owner To File For Bankruptcy

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The once robust and ubiquitous American restaurant industry continues to slowly disappear. The operator of Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern restaurant chains is preparing to file for bankruptcy. The quick and casual dining sector has been facing major decreases in customer traffic, and Ignite Restaurant Group is no exception.

U.S. Retailer Marsh Supermarkets Files for Bankruptcy

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Marsh Supermarkets, Inc., a retail food chain with stores throughout Indiana and parts of Ohio, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in May, as it looks to sell off its remaining 44 stores. Founded in 1931 by Ermal Marsh, the business was running 116 supermarkets and 154 convenience stores in 2006 when Sun Capital took the (more…)