Retail troubles go further than losing anchor stores

Retail troubles go further than losing anchor stores

More retail troubles Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 November 2017 Retail Troubles. Rebrand.  Sad. More retail troubles Lord & Taylor is selling its flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The old landmark is lost, according to a recent article in the New York...
Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party?

Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party?

Walmart Christmas Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 November 2017 Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party? Improving the in-store experience seems to be the cure-all for retailers’ woes. Or, at least, that’s what they think. In that vein, there are now...
Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Amazon Key Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 October 2017 Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me. Man, I’m either getting old or Amazon is taking things too far. Amazon Key allows deliverers to open your front door, place a package inside and lock it...
Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears

Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears

Sears and Whirlpool Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 October 2017 Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears Sears and Whirlpool aren’t getting along. Sears announces it will stop selling Whirlpool brands in its stores because prices are too high. Bizarre? Yes,...
Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Target stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2017 Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little Cheers for more Target stores! Or at least, that encompasses the remarks by Target CEO Brian Cornell at a media event last week. Target spends...
Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry?

Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry?

Coach becomes Tapestry Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 October 2017 Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry? Coach changing its name to Tapestry means nothing no matter what CEO Victor Luis says. He tells The New York Times that the iconic leather bag...
Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys

Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 September 2017 Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys Most people recall brands like FAO Schwarz and Toys R Us when thinking of toys. (As many of you know, Toys R Us actually owns FAO Schwarz.) And...
The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

Nordstrom brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 September 2017 The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach Nordstrom is launching a new kind of store, as the Nordstrom brand verges on being bought by Leonard Green & Partners, taking the chain private. In...
Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon

Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon

Kohls Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 September 2017 Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon The Kohls Amazon partnership promises a smart home experience in 10 stores in Los Angeles and Chicago. Amazon zones now take up 1,000 square feet inside...
Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Amazon Instant Pickup Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 August 2017 Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat? Amazon is doubling down on its push into traditional brick and mortar with its new Amazon Instant Pickup service for Prime and Student Prime...
The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

Kenmore Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 July 2017 The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made Oh my. Sears announces it’s selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon as part of a new deal. And experts believe this is a major step forward for the retailer. Holy...
Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy

Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy

Amazon IT Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 July 2017 Amazon IT comes to take down Best Buy I’ve well documented my detest of Best Buy. And the new appearance of Amazon IT may finally put the retail brand to rest. Seems to me, there isn’t much...