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...
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...
Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me.

Amazon Key Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 26 October 2017 Who’s afraid of Amazon Key? Uh, me. Man, I’m either getting old or Amazon is taking things too far. Amazon Key allows deliverers to open your front door, place a package inside and lock it...
Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears

Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears

Sears and Whirlpool Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 October 2017 Whirlpool says good riddance to Sears Sears and Whirlpool aren’t getting along. Sears announces it will stop selling Whirlpool brands in its stores because prices are too high. Bizarre? Yes,...
Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little

Target stores Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 October 2017 Remodeling Target stores a tiny step that does little Cheers for more Target stores! Or at least, that encompasses the remarks by Target CEO Brian Cornell at a media event last week. Target spends...
Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry?

Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry?

Coach becomes Tapestry Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 October 2017 Who cares Coach is becoming Tapestry? Coach changing its name to Tapestry means nothing no matter what CEO Victor Luis says. He tells The New York Times that the iconic leather bag...
Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys

Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 September 2017 Toys R Us bankruptcy reflects new definition of toys Most people recall brands like FAO Schwarz and Toys R Us when thinking of toys. (As many of you know, Toys R Us actually owns FAO Schwarz.) And...
The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach

Nordstrom brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 September 2017 The Nordstrom brand takes a new approach Nordstrom is launching a new kind of store, as the Nordstrom brand verges on being bought by Leonard Green & Partners, taking the chain private....
Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat?

Amazon Instant Pickup Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 16 August 2017 Is Amazon Instant Pickup just an automat? Amazon is doubling down on its push into traditional brick and mortar with its new Amazon Instant Pickup service for Prime and Student Prime...
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...
Dennys Demand for couch potatoes everywhere

Dennys Demand for couch potatoes everywhere

Dennys Demand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 June 2017 Dennys Demand for couch potatoes everywhere Reading about Dennys Demand reminds me of something I saw on a recent business trip. A side outside a McDonalds with this offer: Call Uber Eats for...
Walmart employees get another bonus

Walmart employees get another bonus

Walmart employees Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2017 Walmart employees get another bonus Shopping at Walmart doesn’t thrill me. Its stores are far too expansive for me to ever feel comfortable as a shopper. I never quite know where to go to find...