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...
Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs

Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs

Office Depot, Staples merger and new CEOs What the new CEOs should do Changes are afoot among the office supply chains with both Office Depot and Staples looking for new CEOs. This comes on the heels of the expected Office Depot Staples merger between the two...
Staples will buy Office Depot. Who cares?

Staples will buy Office Depot. Who cares?

Today it was announced that Staples will buy Office Depot for about $6.3 billion. As a small business owner, this purchase will mean that Stealing Share will likely be forced to spend a little extra in office supplies because there will be only one major store now....

Office Depot’s new promise: Stamps

Have you heard the latest radio sponsorship from Office Depot? I noticed it the other day on NPR and the voice over went something like this: ”Office Depot now sells postage stamps.” Now I have written before about the terrible category of office supply stores and how...
OfficeMax has little to say and its market share reflects that

OfficeMax has little to say and its market share reflects that

OfficeMax has little to say and its market share reflects that Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 February 2012 Is there really any difference between OfficeMax and its competitors? Human beings look for meaning. In the absence of meaning, they will create...

Do companies really want to win? Or is it just words?

I was just thinking this morning that every CEO and marketing director I speak with insists that, more than anything else, they want to win and thrive. They want their business to steal market share from their competitors. I believe that they believe this. The problem...

Shopping at Office Depot…I mean, Staples

Question: What is wrong with this story? A company creates a new category of mass merchandising by recognizing a need in the marketplace, then consolidating a fragmented marketplace that allows customers to shop for needed products in a more efficient and economical...