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...
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...
Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update

Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update

Food Lion brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 June 2018 Food Lion brand needs an overhaul, not an update Who doesn’t like a good deal? In my case, I fixate on eBay, deeming myself a winner with each auction. As such, I am now the proud owner of 20-plus...
Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market

Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market

Amazon Go Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 January 2018 Amazon Go is another threat to the grocery market Well, damn. Amazon completely revolutionized grocery shopping in one fell swoop with Amazon Go. Stories flooding the newswires yesterday told of a...
ALDI is unique, but is it better?

ALDI is unique, but is it better?

ALDI Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 January 2018 ALDI is unique, but is it better? There was a time in my life when consuming food was my enemy, bringing about a battle with diabetes. Since then, I work hard at keeping my food intake at bay. Nonetheless,...
Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%?

Amazon Whole Foods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 August 2017 Amazon Whole Foods cut prices 40%? Amazon is always top of mind with me. The recent acquisition forming Amazon Whole Foods means goods are delivered to your door. Or with its somewhat off-base...
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....
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...
Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon

Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon

Whole Foods acquisition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 June 2017 Whole Foods acquisition better defines Amazon For $13.7 billion, Amazon once again changes the online retailing game. With its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is no longer just an online...
Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon

Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon

Grocery rebranding welcomes Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 31 October 2016 Even the grocery stores are being threatened by Amazon Recently, I wrote in Supermarket News that grocery stores have landed in a trap. It’s a trap of their own making, by...
Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 June 2016 Honey Nut Cheerios hits a home run Honey Nut Cheerios is one of General Mill’s flagship brands. The cereal market is in a death spiral (read our in-depth market study on the...
Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts

 Cheerios Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 June 2016 Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy Hearts Honey Nut Cheerios hits a home run Honey Nut Cheerios is one of General Mill’s flagship brands. The cereal market is in a death spiral (read our in-depth market study on...