Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Business Cycle Goes Round and Round


A number of stores with which I have talked over the past few months have reported lackluster sales, with at least 40 of them closing up shop since summer. One local store shuttered its doors just recently.  Many of these trading card game focused shops and, with the current softening of the trading card game market (many stores  have noted a downturn in sales in both Magic and Yu Gi Oh, while Pokemon remains fairly steady), they did/do not have a sufficient cash cushion to allow them to wait the cycle out.