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...
Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Amazon Best Buy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2018 Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership? The recently announced Amazon Best Buy partnership is not the kind of partnership where Best Buy is opening a store within a store on Amazon. Rather, this...
There was little Toys R Us could do

There was little Toys R Us could do

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2018 There was little Toys R Us could do Were you a Toys R Us kid who didn’t want to grow up? It saddens me that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down. It really does. Toys R Us stood as a retailing icon. For many...
Macy’s going out of business? You bet.

Macy’s going out of business? You bet.

Macy’s going out of business Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 March 2018 Macy’s going out of business? You bet. Macy’s going out of business? I would bet the ranch and the dog on it. As my old buddy Dave Rooney used to say, “It may not be...
Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls

Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls

Dicks Sporting Goods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 February 2018 Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls Dicks Sporting Goods announcing it’s banning the sale of all assault-style rifles in its stores. In addition, the retailer refrains from selling...
Retail Extinctions. Shopping habits have changed.

Retail Extinctions. Shopping habits have changed.

Retail Shopping Habits Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 January 2018 Consumer Shopping Habits. Change. Do we need an official report on holiday sales figures to see that shopping habits have changed and that the changes are permanent? I don’t think so. The...
Cyber Monday rules over Black Friday

Cyber Monday rules over Black Friday

Cyber Monday Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 November 2017 Cyber Monday rules over Black Friday I often muse that Black Friday is slipping into a relic of the past, while Cyber Monday becomes the champion of deal days. But first. Since my crazy blog a few...
Retail troubles go further than losing anchor stores

Retail troubles go further than losing anchor stores

More retail troubles Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 3 November 2017 Retail Troubles. Rebrand.  Sad. More retail troubles Lord & Taylor is selling its flagship store on Fifth Avenue. The old landmark is lost, according to a recent article in the New...
Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party?

Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party?

Walmart Christmas Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 November 2017 Who wants to attend a Walmart Christmas party? Improving the in-store experience seems to be the cure-all for retailers’ woes. Or, at least, that’s what they think. In that vein, there are now...