LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son

LaVar Ball Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 May 2017 LaVar Ball makes it hard to root for his son Here’s some straight truth. I’ve seen Lonzo Ball play basketball only a few times. I know the UCLA freshman has legitimate hardwood talent,...
Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. A brand for MEN.

Duluth Trading Company. I’m in! Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 April 2017 Duluth Trading Company. A man’s brand. Duluth Trading Company commercials rock! Duluth Trading Company understands its brand. It has few, if any peers, that get IT so...
Nordstrom and Ivanka. Does it matter?

Nordstrom and Ivanka. Does it matter?

Nordstrom and Ivanka. Does it matter? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 February 2017 There are bigger issues for Nordstrom than Ivanka Trump Anger and applause has greeted Nordstrom deciding to no longer carry Ivanka Trump’s brand of apparel. You’re...
Nike store showing retail how to look ahead

Nike store showing retail how to look ahead

Nike store showing retail how to look ahead   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 November 2016   Retailers looking for a better in-store experience should take note   If you’ve been reading the new articles on this site (and blog), you’ll...
Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

A Rebranding Strategy for Department Stores Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory Why talk about department store rebranding? Because the department store market and the retail industry needs a complete reset (read a detailed market study of the entire retail...
Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 November 2016 It’s only a matter of time Macy’s declines in market share and revenue because department stores are holding onto a model of the market that no...
Another retail casualty: the CEO of Stein Mart

Another retail casualty: the CEO of Stein Mart

Another retail casualty: the CEO of Stein Mart Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 September 2016 Another retail casualty: the CEO of Stein Mart The retail industry is under siege, if you haven’t already noticed. Stores are closing, CEOs are leaving (being...
Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie

Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie

Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 September 2016 Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie Troubled retailer Macy’s is creating yet another made up holiday – national holiday hiring day. The...
Retailer Troubles. Who will survive?

Retailer Troubles. Who will survive?

Retailer problems seem to mount and grow Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 Retailer Troubles. Who will survive? All (or almost all) brick and mortar retailers are in trouble. Macy’s is just one of the bigger retailer examples. Sports...
The UCLA Under Armour deal is hypocritical

The UCLA Under Armour deal is hypocritical

UCLA and Under Armour just announced a shoe and apparel deal worth about $280 million over the next 15 years. The deal covers all sports at UCLA and is the largest shoe deal in the history of the NCAA, eclipsing last year’s $252 million deal between Nike and Ohio...
Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters and vinyl records

Urban Outfitters taking a step back Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 March 2016 Urban Outfitters and vinyl records I am a child of the 60’s and proud of it. In fact, a greater majority of my brand beliefs are rooted in ideas that sprang forth at that...
LensCrafters. Count your fingers when leaving.

LensCrafters. Count your fingers when leaving.

LensCrafters. Count your fingers when leaving. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 February 2016 LensCrafters. How very crafty. What is wrong with LensCrafters? Remember 1987 when LensCrafters upset the eyeglass applecart by promising quality lenses in about...