The reasons why Whole Foods 365 died

The reasons why Whole Foods 365 died

Whole Foods 365 Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 January 2019 The reasons why Whole Foods 365 died If nothing else, you have to give it up to Whole Foods for seeing its mistake and not making it worse. The grocery chain announces it’s discontinuing...
The Sears company should just let it go

The Sears company should just let it go

Sears company Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 January 2018 The Sears company should just let it go Sears receives a last minute reprieve from liquidation from chairman Edward Lampert and a hedge fund. Lampert submitted a revised bid of nearly $5 billion...
The Leica name speaks for itself

The Leica name speaks for itself

Leica Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 January 2018 The Leica name speaks for itself This past Christmas, I found myself in a usual kind of quagmire. What the heck am I going to buy for my wife? Know first, I tend to go on the extravagant side with my...
Van Morrison remains a genius

Van Morrison remains a genius

Van Morrison Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 December 2018 Van Morrison remains a genius I recently bought the book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968, penned by the music journalist, Ryan H. Walsh. Since reading it, I’ve been transfixed by the music...
Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook

Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook

Nextdoor Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 December 2018 Use Nextdoor, get rid of Facebook About a year or so ago, I kissed Facebook goodbye. Much to my surprise, it’s making me use NextDoor more. My withdrawal from online communities probably isn’t a...
Retail market changes are akin to climate change

Retail market changes are akin to climate change

Retail market changes Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 December 2018 Retail market changes are akin to climate change Are you paying attention to the many retail market changes? I am. Some fundamental changes are afoot. I believe the days of large...
George HW Bush, a public servant we don’t have anymore

George HW Bush, a public servant we don’t have anymore

George HW Bush Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 December 2018 George HW Bush, the kind of public servant we don’t have anymore It’s dangerous for a brand guy like me to wade into political waters. What I say can be interpreted as the way I feel...
AT&T customer service needs a complete overhaul

AT&T customer service needs a complete overhaul

AT&T customer service Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2018 AT&T customer service needs a complete overhaul There have been times in my 60-plus years when I have felt completely helpless. Like when when my alma mater, the Temple Owls, lost...
The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives

The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives

Amazon brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 November 2018 The power of the Amazon brand: Inviting it into our lives Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Amazon brand receives some of its biggest shopping days. In fact, Cyber Monday was the single...
Developing brand trust

Developing brand trust

Brand Trust Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 November 2018 Developing brand trust Brand trust is an old story. And often misunderstood. Marketers believe developing trust in a brand simplifies purchasing behavior. In a sense, they are correct. But they...
Finally, a leaf blower that works: Stihl

Finally, a leaf blower that works: Stihl

Stihl Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 November 2018 Finally, a leaf blower that works: Stihl I love autumnal weather. The temp is perfect, the scent is crisp and the colors are brilliant. But dang it, if I can’t stand anything, it’s managing leaves...
The tragedy of the Hardees brand

The tragedy of the Hardees brand

Hardees brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 November 2018 The tragedy of the Hardees brand What has happened to the Hardees brand? A few weeks ago, I wrote that the new ad from Carls Jr (Hardees western US partner) was simply an amusement for those at...