Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
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...
Retailers must rethink the in-store experience

Retailers must rethink the in-store experience

Retailers must rethink the in-store experience Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 November 2015 But it will take more than that for many to survive The Christmas shopping season is upon us as the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving shopping day seems...
Amazon wins Christmas

Amazon wins Christmas

The final sales from the holiday shopping season won’t be officially in for a month, but one thing is for sure: Amazon came out the clear winner. Big surprise. (Insert sarcasm font.) We’ve noted in the past that the retail industry is in flux as it adjusts to the...
The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one

The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one

The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 November 2014 Please, don’t call it a holiday Thanksgiving is next week and I can’t wait. Call me an oddball, but it’s my favorite holiday of the year. I can’t wait to...
How To Beat Walmart Without Going Broke

How To Beat Walmart Without Going Broke

Kick Walmart’s Ass How To Beat Walmart Without Going Broke Beat Walmart Everyday The Holy Grail in retailing is, of course, how to take market share from the biggest retailer of them all: Beat Walmart. Hundreds of billions of dollars in yearly revenue, more than...
Is Kmart becoming…edgy?

Is Kmart becoming…edgy?

We at Stealing Share believe that media placement matrixes are important because you need to maximize your ad spending dollars – and measure it. But they often don’t tell the whole story. So take the following news with a bit of skepticism while acknowledging a...
Is Black Friday kaput?

Is Black Friday kaput?

Black Friday is dead. At least that’s the word coming out of USA Today and I agree. Now, if you’re looking for an expert at shopping on Black Friday, I’m not that person. I’ve never shopped on Black Friday. But, as a brand strategist, I can see the problems brewing....
Kmart keeps plugging away, to little avail

Kmart keeps plugging away, to little avail

Are retailers evil? That’s what Kmart wants you to think. That is, it wants you to think the other retailers are evil because they put restrictions on layaways. In a new ad, a committee of evil people (Satan, the guy who eats the last donut, etc.) thinks of...
The scene at this year’s Thanksgiving

The scene at this year’s Thanksgiving

This will be the conversation at Thanksgiving this year: Me: “Everybody come sit down. I’m ready to carve the turkey. Now where did I put that electric knife…” Everybody else: “Sorry. Gotta run. Will have leftovers when we get home.” Me: “When will that be? Everybody...