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...
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...
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...