Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

Retail Market Study. Redefining the category

RETAIL MARKET STUDY Retail Market Brand Study. A Failing Market. “The retail market is in the throes of monumental change. Those who change will survive. Those holding onto outdated business models will die.” Retail market study. An in-depth look at retail...
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...
Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail.

Affinity programs and why they fail. Brand Affinity programs and why they fail. Affinity Programs Rarely Create Affinity Almost all businesses from retailers to transportation companies have affinity programs designed to foster brand loyalty. Most work very poorly and...
How the Retail Industry is out of step

How the Retail Industry is out of step

Retail How the Retail Industry is out of step Introduction to the retail industry and category (Read our recent in-depth look at the retail industry and category here) Today, the U.S. consumer has made adjustments to the faltering economy by altering their spending...
Aeropostale gets more money to burn

Aeropostale gets more money to burn

Aeropostale wasn’t one of the retailers we examined in our recent retail study, but the story is familiar. The teen apparel retailer recently secured a $150 million credit line from private equity firm Sycamore Partners to keep the retailer afloat. The story that’s so...
Retailers beware: Amazon delivery going same day

Retailers beware: Amazon delivery going same day

Retailers beware: Amazon delivery going same day Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 July 2012 There are more important issues involved than just operations Brick and mortar retail stores, beware. As Slate recently pointed out, Amazon delivery going same-day...
Retailers must remember their employees represent the brand too

Retailers must remember their employees represent the brand too

Retailers Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 30 April 2010 Retailers must remember their employees represent the brand too Retailers really need to get their act together when it comes to making sure everything they do is a reflection of their brand ¬– in...