Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Amazon Instant Pickup Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 August 2017 Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat? Amazon is doubling down on its push into traditional brick and mortar with its new Amazon Instant Pickup service for Prime and Student Prime...
Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics

Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics

Blue Apron Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 August 2017 Blue Apron getting a lesson in the basics A twinge of intrigue rumbles in my ever-impressionable gut when seeing advertising for Blue Apron. The art direction for the high-end meal kit plan (recipes...
The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

The six-second commercial is here as brands fret

Six-second commercial Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 August 2017 The six-second commercial is here as brands fret It’s inevitable, I guess, watching a six-second commercial on live TV. What with streaming becoming the accepted mode of viewing and...
Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku

Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku

Apple TV Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 July 2017 Apple TV falls behind Google, Amazon and Roku Here’s something catching me off guard today. An eMarketer report says Roku is the nation’s most used streaming device. But that’s not the only shocking part....
The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

Kenmore Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 July 2017 The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made Oh my. Sears announces it’s selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon as part of a new deal. And experts believe this is a major step forward for the retailer. Holy...
Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy

Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy

Amazon IT Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 July 2017 Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy I’ve well documented my detest of Best Buy. And the new appearance of Amazon IT may finally put the retail brand to rest. Seems to me, there isn’t much...
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...
Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at the...
Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps

Amazon NFL games are just the first steps Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 April 2017 There is more to come from Twitter, Google and Facebook Another sure sign TV isn’t like it once was. Amazon is paying $50 million to air the NFL’s Thursday night package...
Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf

Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf

Another winner for Amazon: Tumble Leaf Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 April 2017 The show makes me a better grandparent too It’s a funny thing. I always considered myself a good father. But, as a grandfather, I’d like to call myself a great one. Right...
Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh

Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh

Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 March 2017 Retailers are tumbling down like dominos No doubt about it. Retailing sits mired in a state of massive change. Today, Sears announces there is “substantial doubt” it can...