JCPenney bankruptcy expected, COVID-19 or not

JCPenney bankruptcy expected, COVID-19 or not

JCPenney bankruptcy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 May 2020 JCPenney bankruptcy expected, COVID-19 or not When news of the JCPenney bankruptcy spread over the weekend, was anyone surprised? The retailer can blame the COVID-19 virus all it wants. But the...
Wear your masks: It’s fast becoming the (required) new normal

Wear your masks: It’s fast becoming the (required) new normal

Wear your masks Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 May 2020 Wear your masks: It’s fast becoming the (required) new normal In thinking about what the world will be like in the post COVID-19 era (or at least, the adaption to it), I think I’ve witnessed the...
Grocery brands missing today’s opportunity

Grocery brands missing today’s opportunity

Grocery brands Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 April 2020 Grocery brands missing today’s opportunity Inserted in an interview with Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen on the current state of grocery brands was an interesting tidbit about his own.“Customers shop...
Here comes another Burger King flop, the Chip Butty

Here comes another Burger King flop, the Chip Butty

Burger King and the Chip Butty Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 March 2020 Here comes another Burger King flop, the Chip Butty God, I wish this was a joke. But get ready for the Chip Butty from Burger King, a sandwich with french fries instead of meat. The...
Never responding to all the competition killed Earth Fare

Never responding to all the competition killed Earth Fare

The demise of Earth Fare Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 February 2020 Never responding to all the competition killed Earth Fare Let’s talk grocery chains for a moment, and in particular, the now defunct Earth Fare.In my hometown of Greensboro, North...
What the Wendys brand must do to win breakfast

What the Wendys brand must do to win breakfast

Wendy’s brand: Breakfast Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 February 2020 What the Wendys brand must do to win breakfast As McDonalds CEO Chris Kempczinski said during a recent conference call with analysts, “Breakfast is the only daypart in the...
The CVS brand just keeps getting…better

The CVS brand just keeps getting…better

CVS brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 February 2020 The CVS brand just keeps getting…better More than five years ago, the CVS brand positioned itself as a truly health supporter by refusing to sell cigarettes. And five years later, the brand stands as...
The Dollar General brand isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay

The Dollar General brand isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay

The Dollar General brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 December 2019 The Dollar General brand isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay In an environment where most retail continues to struggle, the Dollar General brand is bucking the trend.Typically, when...
eBay commercial highlights retailers’ laughable problem

eBay commercial highlights retailers’ laughable problem

eBay commercial Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 November 2019 eBay commercial highlights retailers’ laughable problem Man, does the newest eBay commercial really lay it on brick and mortar retailers. In spots running on your airwaves, the e-tailer shows...
Love that chicken (sandwich) from Popeyes

Love that chicken (sandwich) from Popeyes

Popeyes chicken sandwich Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 September 2019 Love that chicken (sandwich) from Popeyes They’ve caused fights, rapper Quavo tried selling them for $1,000 apiece and Popeyes sold twice as many chicken sandwiches per day than...
Have you been in a Target retail store lately?

Have you been in a Target retail store lately?

Target retail Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 August 2019 Have you been in a Target retail store lately? It may be small steps, but the new initiatives for Target retail are somewhat encouraging for a brand desperately in need of an overhaul. While annual...