Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “Retail is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change everything will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at the...
When will retailers like The Limited learn?

When will retailers like The Limited learn?

When will retailers like The Limited learn? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 January 2017 Retailers need serious new thinking And another one bites the dust. Goodbye, The Limited. The retailer has closed all of its brick and mortar locations as of Sunday....
Black Friday will not save retailers

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 running through a department store door at 6 am because that’s what Black Friday is about. The experience. But any hang wringing on...
Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory

A Rebranding Strategy for Department Stores Department Store Rebranding: Mandatory Why talk about department store rebranding? Because the department store market and the retail industry needs a complete reset (read a detailed market study of the entire retail...
JC Penney and Sears. Case studies in blindness.

JC Penney and Sears. Case studies in blindness.

The lack of vision is what’s hurting the JC Penney and Sears brands. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 9 October 2014 JC Penney and Sears. Case studies in blindness. The news in the retail sector today focuses on the contrasts between two old giants in...
Martha Stewart. JC Penney finally does something right.

Martha Stewart. JC Penney finally does something right.

Martha Stewart and JC Penney Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 529 September 2013 Martha Stewart. JC Penney finally does something right. JC Penney drops Martha Stewart The big news in retail today is that JC Penney is dropping the Martha Stewart brand from...
The desperate tactics of department stores

The desperate tactics of department stores

The desperate tactics of department stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 June 2012 And why all department stores are the same Last week, my wife asked me to go shopping with her at Belk — she needed new shirts for an upcoming vacation (or so she...
Dillard’s “success” represents much of the retail world

Dillard’s “success” represents much of the retail world

Dillard’s is on the cusp of becoming irrelevant Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 March 2010 Dillard’s “success” represents much of the retail world Maybe it’s just the way of the retail world now. To increase earnings, you have to cut...