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...
How grocery chains can beat Walmart

How grocery chains can beat Walmart

How grocery chains can beat Walmart The key? Don’t copy Walmart The bad news for grocery chains is that they have become a cauldron of consolidation. The past few years have seen major grocery chains buying smaller competitors to forestall the Walmart takeover...
Is Bass Pro Shops buying Cabela’s a good idea?

Is Bass Pro Shops buying Cabela’s a good idea?

Bass Pro Shops Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 Is Bass Pro Shops buying Cabela’s a good idea? Earlier this week, Bass Pro Shops announced it is acquiring Cabela’s for about $5.5 billion. The acquisition will double its number of...
AB InBev as a parent brand for its beers

AB InBev as a parent brand for its beers

AB InBev as a parent brand for its beers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 September 2016 Should AB InBev invest in its name? AB InBev, the global brewery that owns many of the world’s most famous beer brands, has decided that it will keep that name even...