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...
Black Friday will not save retailers

Black Friday will not save retailers

Black Friday will not save retailers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 7 November 2016 Black Friday will not save retailers. The question of whether Black Friday is still a thing is moot at this point. There will always be shoppers who enjoy the experience of...
Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day

Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day

Amazon Black Friday won’t kill the day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 2 November 2016 For some, Black Friday is still an experience Normally, I appreciate most of what Amazon does. The brand has a well thought out and executed brand strategy, with...
What retailers can do about Black Friday

What retailers can do about Black Friday

Black Friday Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 November 2015 What retailers can do about Black Friday It’s their own fault. As forecasts predict declining sales on Black Friday this week, the retailers only have themselves to blame. What was once considered...
Retailers must rethink the in-store experience

Retailers must rethink the in-store experience

Retailers must rethink the in-store experience Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 5 November 2015 But it will take more than that for many to survive The Christmas shopping season is upon us as the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving shopping day seems...
REI Black Friday a goner

REI Black Friday a goner

REI Black Friday campaign is a mistake. I have never minced my words when it comes to my distain over the Black Friday hoopla that happens each year or that I was pleased as punch to report that sales were down by 11% last year. That’s why I am surprised by my general...
Black Friday was a bust

Black Friday was a bust

Now that the numbers are trickling in concerning Black Friday, a verdict can be rendered: Black Friday was a bust. Sales were down 11% on Black Friday, which doesn’t come as that big of a surprise considering retailers really opened up the sales season earlier in the...
Black Friday is now Black Week

Black Friday is now Black Week

A week of Black Friday? We’ve lost our minds. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 November 2014 Black Friday is now Black Week Now that I’ve touted the idea of Black Friday ruining Thanksgiving, let’s look at the concept from a strategic point of view....
The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one

The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one

The Black Friday holiday isn’t really one Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 November 2014 Please, don’t call it a holiday Thanksgiving is next week and I can’t wait. Call me an oddball, but it’s my favorite holiday of the year. I can’t wait to...
Will Black Friday numbers continue to dip?

Will Black Friday numbers continue to dip?

Will Black Friday numbers continue to dip? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 November 2013 Retailers need a new plan with Black Friday numbers dipping Do recent Black Friday numbers mean it’s dead? At least that’s the word coming out of USA Today and...
The scene at this year’s Thanksgiving

The scene at this year’s Thanksgiving

The scene at this year’s Thanksgiving Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 November 2013 Because stores are open to shop This will be the conversation at Thanksgiving this year: Me: “Everybody come sit down. I’m ready to carve the turkey. Now where did I...
The way manufacturers can win this holiday season

The way manufacturers can win this holiday season

The way manufacturers can win this holiday season Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 October 2013 Scarcity, after all, is a value It may be only late October, but the holiday season is just about upon us – whether we like it or not. Halloween is next week....