Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Can facial recognition technology save retail?

Facial recognition Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 May 2018 Can facial recognition technology save retail? How far will stores go with facial recognition? Especially in light of a dismal future for brick and mortar stores? Several retailers, including...
Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible

Best Buy logo Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 May 2018 Best Buy logo rebrands in the weakest way possible Here’s the goddamn truth when it comes to most companies rebranding. They get half pregnant. They don’t go all in with their rebranding. The change...
Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership?

Amazon Best Buy Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 April 2018 Who wins the Amazon Best Buy partnership? The recently announced Amazon Best Buy partnership is not the kind of partnership where Best Buy is opening a store within a store on Amazon. Rather, this...
There was little Toys R Us could do

There was little Toys R Us could do

Toys R Us Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 March 2018 There was little Toys R Us could do Were you a Toys R Us kid who didn’t want to grow up? It saddens me that Toys ‘R Us is shutting down. It really does. Toys R Us stood as a retailing icon. For many...
Macy’s going out of business? You bet.

Macy’s going out of business? You bet.

Macy’s going out of business Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 March 2018 Macy’s going out of business? You bet. Macy’s going out of business? I would bet the ranch and the dog on it. As my old buddy Dave Rooney used to say, “It may not be...
Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls

Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls

Dicks Sporting Goods Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 February 2018 Dicks Sporting Goods shows balls Dicks Sporting Goods announcing it’s banning the sale of all assault-style rifles in its stores. In addition, the retailer refrains from selling...
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...