Walmart home delivery goes next day. Amazon’s response?

Walmart home delivery goes next day. Amazon’s response?

Walmart home delivery Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 May 2019 Walmart home delivery goes next day. Amazon’s response? Walmart home delivery once again responds to Amazon, and so the delivery version of the Battle of Winterfell is on. As I wrote before,...
5,994 and counting, retail closings at record numbers

5,994 and counting, retail closings at record numbers

Retail closings Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 April 2019 5,994 and counting, retail closings at record numbers In 2018 alone, 5,864 retail locations closed. So far in 2019, retail closings stand at 5,994 and it is only April. If the pace stays the same...
Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility

Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility

Amazon Prime growth Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 March 2019 Amazon Prime growth means the coming of a new utility Consider the incredible rate of Amazon Prime growth. By the end of 2019, Amazon Prime is predicted to be used by more than 51% of...
Payless brand ignored the signs

Payless brand ignored the signs

Payless brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 February 2019 Payless brand ignored the signs Last week, the Payless brand filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The discount shoe retailer expects to close all its nearly 2,500 stores in North America.I...
How feasible is the Toys R Us return?

How feasible is the Toys R Us return?

Toys R Us return Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 February 2019 How feasible is the Toys R Us return? It appears the rumors of Toys R Us demise are greatly exaggerated. Tru Kids Brands announces that it has begun the Toys R Us return by reopening stores in...
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...
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...
Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches

Prime Day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 July 2018 Prime Day remains the tops, despite glitches There are very few shopping events that get me excited. Let me rephrase that. There is only one shopping event that gets me excited — Amazon’s Prime Day. Even...
Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads grow more robust

Netflix downloads Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 July 2018 Netflix downloads grow more robust It’s a stunner to me that only a few streaming services do it, but why don’t more of them offer downloads of their content like Netflix? OK, Amazon Prime...
Too much customer service is a real thing

Too much customer service is a real thing

Too much customer service Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 June 2018 Too much customer service is a real thing I’ve said this before, but I gotta say it again. Too much customer service drives me bat-shit crazy. Not surprisingly, Best Buy kills me with...
Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand

Macy’s B8ta Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 June 2018 Macy’s B8ta partnership demonstrates head firmly in sand I know I sound like a screaming banshee, but when are retailers going to wake the hell up? Take Macy’s, a retailer floundering so much...
Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good?

AT&T Time Warner merger Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 14 June 2018 Could the AT&T Time Warner merger actually be good? The potential of an AT&T Time Warner merger fascinates me. Because, in light of a district court judge’s decision to allow...