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...
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...
Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods?

Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods?

Walmart Uber Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 August 2017 Walmart Uber vs. Amazon Whole Foods? The doubling of the number of cities for the Walmart Uber pilot partnership, in which Uber delivers groceries, demonstrates Walmart isn’t taking Amazon lightly....
QVC HSN to merge, to what effect?

QVC HSN to merge, to what effect?

QVC HSN merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 July 2017 QVC HSN to merge, to what effect? Another fallout from Amazon’s continued retail dominance. One that never occurred to me. The home shopping networks, QVC and Home Shopping Network (HSN). In...
Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at the...
Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for.

Make America Great Again. Really? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 February 2017 Make America Great Again. Careful what you ask for. The lets’ Make America Great Again brand is a perfect example of a slogan. Not a brand. Slogans get repeated and brands are...
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...
Walmart to use Lyft and Uber so you live better

Walmart to use Lyft and Uber so you live better

Walmart to use Lyft and Uber so you live better Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 June 2016 The service is a fulfillment of its brand promise Leave it to Walmart to be on the forefront of retail technology. While the retail giant hasn’t always been on top of...
Food Lion had it, then lost it

Food Lion had it, then lost it

Food Lion had it, then lost it Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 April 2016 Food Lion had the best lion spot, the lost it among the others There’s no further proof that Walmart has spooked the supermarket category with its own grocery than the increased...
Bluelight Specials are back

Bluelight Specials are back

In an effort to drum up sales, Kmart has brought back its iconic Bluelight Specials. Kmart, whose sales have steadily fallen as shoppers shop at alternatives, hopes to attract customers back into its stores searching for the elusive deal. It will fail. Again....
Now at your nearest Target grocery, fresh produce

Now at your nearest Target grocery, fresh produce

Now at your nearest Target grocery, fresh produce Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 March 2012 It’s the little guy who’s gonna get squeezed I’ll be the first to admit that, when it comes to the “mega-stores” of the world, I am not beaming with...