When will retailers like The Limited learn?

When will retailers like The Limited learn?

When will retailers like The Limited learn? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 January 2017 Retailers need serious new thinking And another one bites the dust. Goodbye, The Limited. The retailer has closed all of its brick and mortar locations as of Sunday....
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...
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...
Retail Advertising Awareness

Retail Advertising Awareness

Retail advertising awareness drops Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 November 2016 Tis the season where many retail advertising makes or breaks the retailers themselves. That’s why Stealing Share has been offering suggestions and criticisms for the...
A case study in exclusivity & more: Costco

A case study in exclusivity & more: Costco

I love Costco Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 November 2016 A case study in exclusivity & more: Costco Costco might be my favorite place to shop, ever. Sure, I’ve rattled on about Ikea, have praised the store concepts of Verizon and I believe...
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...
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...
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...
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...
A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed

A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed

A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 November 2016 Brands go away all the time – Brookstone could be next I did something that I really detest the other day — I went to the mall. My wife and I were away for a few...
Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon

Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon

Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 October 2016 Even the grocery stores are being threatened by Amazon Recently, I wrote in Supermarket News that grocery stores have landed in a trap. It’s a trap of their own making, by...
Retail Market Study. A study of the retail space

Retail Market Study. A study of the retail space

MARKET STUDY A retail market study. Department stores in trouble. “…the future is coming and changes must be made. If you don’t, you’re screwed.” A retail market study of the retail space This retail market study will look at the retail market...