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...
WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card.

WikiLeaks Vault 7 report names brands. The report card. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 March 2017 Apple and the rest will be fine, Samsung at risk Afraid to use your iPhone now? Afraid to watch your smart TV? The WikiLeaks Vault 7 report says the CIA...
Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices

Picking among all the streaming devices Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 February 2017 There is opportunity here for simplicity but the market is confusing now It’s Monday and I have an hour to spare after work. I decide to hit up an old standby. Best Buy,...
Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Amazon is the new Sears Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 February 2017 Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck. I’ll explain the Roebuck part of Sears Roebuck in a minute. Yesterday, I happened upon a song while driving home from the office. It was...
How many Sears losses can it take?

How many Sears losses can it take?

How many Sears losses can it take? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 December 2016 Sears losses but all retailers should take note. Twenty quarters of Sears losses. For the past five years, Sears reported a loss coupled with massive drops in same-store...
Amazon Prime TV Spot is the Wrong Message

Amazon Prime TV Spot is the Wrong Message

Amazon Prime TV. Sappy. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 December 2016 Amazon Prime TV spot is the wrong message The Amazon Prime TV spot leaves me cold Call me obtuse, Amazon Prime TV. Or call me heartless, if you must. Frankly, call me whatever name you...
Black Friday will not save retailers

Black Friday will not save retailers

The question of whether Black Friday is still a thing is moot at this point. There will always be shoppers who enjoy the experience of running through a department store door at 6 am because that’s what Black Friday is about. The experience. But any hang wringing on...
Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day

Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day

Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2016 For some, Black Friday is still an experience Normally, I appreciate most of what Amazon does. The brand has a well thought out and executed brand strategy, with...
Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord

Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord

Amazon Unlimited Music strikes the right chord   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 October 2016    Amazon making its move into streaming music   I like my music. In fact, I am about as much of a music nut as I am about the latest tech fads....
Staples Workbar won’t fix the overall problem

Staples Workbar won’t fix the overall problem

Staples Workbar won’t fix the overall problem Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 September 2016 Staples Workbar won’t fix the overall problem Oh boy. As Staples (and its failed merger partner, Office Depot) tries to recover from disappointing...
Amazon’s gamble with planes for Prime Air

Amazon’s gamble with planes for Prime Air

Amazon’s gamble with planes for Prime Air Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share   7 September 2016   Amazon’s gambles usually pay off Amazon recently showed off one of its new 767s that will ship some of its products purchased through the...
Amazon Prime Day fits the brand

Amazon Prime Day fits the brand

Amazon Prime Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 July 2016 Amazon Prime Day fits the brand For years, people have teased Hallmark for creating holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and Grandparent’s Day just to sell more greeting cards. While not...