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,...
Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon

Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon

Kohls Amazon Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 September 2017 Kohls Amazon partnership only helps Amazon The Kohls Amazon partnership promises a smart home experience in 10 stores in Los Angeles and Chicago. Amazon zones now take up 1,000 square feet inside...
Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding strategy is SOP. Not an exception.

Rebranding Strategy Development Rebranding Strategy Your Rebranding Strategy A new rebranding strategy is necessary when your brand is not as successful as planned. Now, that may sound stupid and simplistic but it’s the hard truth. Rebranding does not always involve a...
The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made

Kenmore Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 July 2017 The laughable Kenmore deal Sears just made Oh my. Sears announces it’s selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon as part of a new deal. And experts believe this is a major step forward for the retailer. Holy...
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 Those holding onto outdated business models will die.”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...
Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh

Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh

Online retailing exacts its pound of flesh Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 22 March 2017 Retailers are tumbling down like dominos No doubt about it. Retailing sits mired in a state of massive change. Today, Sears announces there is “substantial doubt” it can...
Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck.

Amazon is the new Sears Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 10 February 2017 Sears Amazon. Amazon is the old Sears Roebuck. I’ll explain the Roebuck part of Sears Roebuck in a minute. Yesterday, I happened upon a song while driving home from the office. It was...
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...
How many Sears losses can it take?

How many Sears losses can it take?

How many Sears losses can it take? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 15 December 2016 Sears losses but all retailers should take note. Twenty quarters of Sears losses. For the past five years, Sears reported a loss coupled with massive drops in same-store...
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...
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...