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...
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...
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...
How desperate can a mattress retailer be? Check this out.

How desperate can a mattress retailer be? Check this out.

A desperate mattress retailer Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 June 2018 How desperate can a mattress retailer be? Check this out. You wanna talk desperation? Check this out. Mattress retailer Raymour & Flanigan partners with…Papa John’s to sell more...
Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Facial recognition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2018 Can facial recognition technology save retail? How far will stores go with facial recognition? Especially in light of a dismal future for brick and mortar stores? Several retailers, including...
Target Restock at least makes an attempt

Target Restock at least makes an attempt

Target Restock Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 May 2018 Target Restock at least makes an attempt Retailers, want yet another example of the death spiral you are in? Target announced yesterday that it is expanding next-day delivery service Target Restock...
The Schwinn brand needs to change its brand architecture

The Schwinn brand needs to change its brand architecture

Schwinn brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 May 2018 The Schwinn brand needs to change its brand architecture This post on the Schwinn brand is written by Stealing Share brand strategist Mark Dougherty Many moons ago, I was a young boy in Hopewell, NJ....
Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2018 Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible Here’s the goddamn truth when it comes to most companies rebranding. They get half pregnant. They don’t go all in with their rebranding. The change...