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...
Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight.

Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight.

Hudson Bay to buy Macys? Riiiiiiight. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 February 2017 Retailers need an intervention I love how “people familiar with the matter” dictate the course of events today. The Wall Street Journal reported that Canadian retailer,...
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....
Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business.

Sears and Macy’s. Already dead. Sears and Macy’s. Going Out of Business. Are Sears and Macy’s in the throes of a death struggle? The problem with Sears and Macy’s won’t be solved with store consolidation, liquidation or closures. And the problem is...
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...
A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed

A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed

A Brookstone rebrand is desperately needed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 November 2016 Brands go away all the time – Brookstone could be next I did something that I really detest the other day — I went to the mall. My wife and I were away for a few...
Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg.

Macy’s declines in importance. Tip of the iceberg. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 November 2016 It’s only a matter of time Macy’s declines in market share and revenue because department stores are holding onto a model of the market that no...
Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie

Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie

Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 21 September 2016 Macy’s national holiday hiring day is a lie Troubled retailer Macy’s is creating yet another made up holiday – national holiday hiring day. The...
Macy’s Department Stores should have seen this coming

Macy’s Department Stores should have seen this coming

Macy’s Department Stores should have seen this coming Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 August 2016 Macy’s Department Stores should have seen this coming Macy’s Department Stores continue to stumble We have written a number of times about...
Retailer Troubles. Who will survive?

Retailer Troubles. Who will survive?

Retailer problems seem to mount and grow Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2016 Retailer Troubles. Who will survive? All (or almost all) brick and mortar retailers are in trouble. Macy’s is just one of the bigger retailer examples. Sports...
Retail in a nutshell: Macy’s

Retail in a nutshell: Macy’s

Retail in a nutshell: Macy’s   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 May 2016   How long can retailers go with losses?   Last week, Macy’s reported that same-store sales fell…again. This marks the fifth time in a row Macy’s has reported a negative number....
Where’s the urgency with retail brands?

Where’s the urgency with retail brands?

Where’s the urgency with retail brands? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 May 2013 I mean, many of them are going to die What does a rise in Macy’s profits of 3.8 percent in the last quarter mean to other retail brands? It means this is no time to be...