Frank - he is simply a lying machine trying ot knock it down to buy cheaper.
He will talk out of both sides of his swarthy mouth. When he picks on PLSB about something his precious JSDA has the same issue but he won't admit to that. Anyway, from what I am gathering in doing real DD is that it sounds like a lot of retailers have moved from regional buying decisions to a centralized national model. Where before, the regional buyers would meet a couple times a year to make final decisions, the centralized approach meets just once per year. That could slow the sign up of new outlets through the balance of the year. Red tape has a way of doing that. I am long term bullish.
I sure hope this isn't it for the year. They set some pretty clear expectations with regard to the number of outlets, etc. Falling a few thousand short will be seen as a failure by some. I know that seems crazy with everything that has been accomplished, but the statements made by management will be evaluated. Investors want to be confident that management is competent enough to make accurate projections and honest enough to be realistic.