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. Amazon Prime TVOr call me heartless, if you must. Frankly, call me...
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...
What retailers can do about Black Friday

What retailers can do about Black Friday

Black Friday Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 November 2015 What retailers can do about Black Friday It’s their own fault. As forecasts predict declining sales on Black Friday this week, the retailers only have themselves to blame. What was once considered...
7-Eleven, KFC enter delivery

7-Eleven, KFC enter delivery

7-Eleven, KFC enter delivery Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 November 2015 Oh, this will solve EVERYTHING For almost all of retail – whether you’re talking about consumer goods or ordering pizza – delivery is the river from which all life flows. Because...
Bluelight Specials are back

Bluelight Specials are back

In an effort to drum up sales, Kmart has brought back its iconic Bluelight Specials. Kmart, whose sales have steadily fallen as shoppers shop at alternatives, hopes to attract customers back into its stores searching for the elusive deal. It will fail. Again....
Amazon reviews: Fact or Fiction?

Amazon reviews: Fact or Fiction?

Here are two of my favorite things to do, as I am lay awake in bed: The first is to visit the Amazon App on my iPad and check out the “Deals of the Day.” While the deals aren’t anything to write home about most of the time, there are those rare...