Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash

Build-A-Bear Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 4 September 2018 Build-A-Bear pressures you to fork over cash Let’s take a moment and chat about the biggest rip-off there is, the Build-a-Bear workshop. This Labor Day, I gave my son and daughter-in-law a morning...
The sheer lunacy of the Overstock brand

The sheer lunacy of the Overstock brand

Overstock brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 August 2018 The sheer lunacy of the Overstock brand What’s in a brand name? If you consider the Overstock brand, you see a very confused one resulting in an online retailer getting crushed by Amazon. If...
Mattress Firm brand goes ker-plunk. Surprised?

Mattress Firm brand goes ker-plunk. Surprised?

Mattress Firm brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 8 August 2018 Mattress Firm brand goes ker-plunk. Surprised? It looks like yet another retailer rests on the cusp of filing for bankruptcy. This time it’s the Mattress Firm brand going away. Is anyone...
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 announces 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...