The conference calls get shorter and shorter as Wall Street and its analysts decide the retail sector just isn’t worth their attention. I don’t and won’t invest in anything I write about but damn, this feels like one piece of putting in a bottom in the retail sector. Maybe it will take the recession to finish the process.
Zumiez had a quarter which I’ll describe as uninspiring. Like every other industry retailer, they find themselves in circumstances of declining mall traffic, sluggish demand and an uncertain future that changes faster than you can react to it.