CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense

CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense

CVS Aetna Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 December 2017 CVS Aetna, an acquisition that actually makes sense The CVS Aetna acquisition culminates a long transformation of CVS, starting with eliminating sales of cigarettes. (Unlike its main competitor,...
Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you.

Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you.

Starbucks and Princi Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 November 2017 Princi, watch out! Starbucks may just end you. Starbucks is joining forces with the Italian bakery, Princi. Princi currently operates bakeries in Milan and SoHo in London. The new Starbucks...
Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Target stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2017 Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little Cheers for more Target stores! Or at least, that encompasses the remarks by Target CEO Brian Cornell at a media event last week. Target spends...
Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale

Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale

Rolling Stone magazine Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 September 2017 Rolling Stone magazine seeking change with sale Last week, my oldest son wrote a guest blog. His post, something special to his heart, highlights the music review site, Pitchfork. I...
The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

Nordstrom brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 September 2017 The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach Nordstrom is launching a new kind of store, as the Nordstrom brand verges on being bought by Leonard Green & Partners, taking the chain private. In...
Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 August 2017 Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%? Amazon is always top of mind with me. The recent acquisition bringing together Amazon Whole Foods means goods are delivered to your door. Or it’s...
QVC HSN to merge, to what effect?

QVC HSN to merge, to what effect?

QVC HSN merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 July 2017 QVC HSN to merge, to what effect? Another fallout from Amazon’s continued retail dominance. One that never occurred to me. The home shopping networks, QVC and Home Shopping Network (HSN). In...
Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon

Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon

Whole Foods acquisition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 June 2017 Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon For $13.7 billion, Amazon once again changes the online retailing game. With its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is no longer just an online...
YouTube advertising becoming dangerous

YouTube advertising becoming dangerous

YouTube advertising becoming dangerous Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 April 2017 Brands risk being associated with questionable content Advertisers caught in the web of offensive online content are hoping Google fixes the problem. Pronto. Otherwise, those...
Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight.

Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight.

Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 February 2017 Retailers need an intervention I love how “people familiar with the matter” dictate the course of events today. The Wall Street Journal reported that Canadian retailer,...
AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge

AT&T Time Warner merger could be huuuuge Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 December 2016 The AT&T Time Warner merger could change everything The proposed AT&T Time Warner merger is now being considered by a Senate panel. And the companies’ CEOs...
AT&T Time Warner deal a sign of things to come

AT&T Time Warner deal a sign of things to come

ATT Time Warner deal a sign of things to come   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 October 2016    The future of television and mobile   The ground shook across the TV landscape when a potential ATT Time Warner deal was announced, forewarning...