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 Those holding onto outdated business models will die.”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...
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....