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75% of retailers have still not implemented EMV technology chainwide
Even months after the Oct. 1 deadline, a number of retailers are still slow to enable the technology to read new EMV computer chip-based credit cards, according to a ConsumerWorld.org survey. Of the 48 retailers surveyed, 75 percent have not enabled the chip reading technology chainwide, even though some already have the slot reading terminals. Only 11 of the retailers have the new terminals and have enabled the chip reading technology chainwide. Those retailers include Target, Walgreens, Home Depot, Macy's and Best Buy. Kroger, Whole Foods, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petsmart and CVS are among the retailers surveyed that have the new terminals, but have not made the new chip reading technology operational. The retailers were questioned and observed with in-store spot checks between Dec. 1-5.

One of the large retailers from the survey, which has fully implemented the system, said it is a very complicated and expensive process to properly interface with all the card networks, which could be why stores with the card slot terminals have not yet enabled the system.

Other reasons provided by the retailers in the survey include they are still testing the software, stores got specifications late from some of the card networks, some card networks are slow to certify retailers' systems, stores didn't want to make system changes during the busy holiday shopping season, some need to change the module inside the card-slot reader, and some are only partially through rolling out the system to stores. akronlegalnews.com

Staples lays off hundreds at corporate office - "It was a bloodbath," says source
Staples Inc. on Monday laid off hundreds of corporate employees, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. "It was a bloodbath," says one source, who adds that pink slips were handed to both senior and junior employees at its headquarters in Framingham, Mass. The job cuts were confirmed by a current employee and a former employee, both of whom asked for anonymity due to job and severance concerns.

Staples spokesman Mark Cautela would not comment on layoffs, pointing only to a press release issued Monday in which chief executive Ron Sargent said the company was "streamlining."

This was a move that analysts said suggests the company is preparing for the likelihood its planned merger with Office Depot Inc. won't win regulatory approval. Staples efforts to merge with rival Office Depot, which would join the top two office supplies retailers in the country, has been thwarted by the Federal Trade Commission, which last month filed a lawsuit calling the deal anticompetitive. Last week, Staples and Office Depot said they would extend their expiring merger agreement until May, demonstrating their desire to complete a deal. Court proceedings could begin in March. fortune.com bostonglobe.com

Looking to Cut Costs, Sprint Slashes 2,500 Jobs
Sprint Corp has axed at least 2,500 jobs across six customer care centers and its Kansas headquarters as part of its plan to cut $2.5 billion in costs, a company spokeswoman said on Monday. The job cuts, mostly in customer service, also include 574 positions at Sprint's headquarters at Overland Park, Kansas, Sprint spokeswoman Michelle Boyd said. entrepreneur.com

Report: Many retailers could face moves from activist investors
Many retailers have come under scrutiny by activist investors who see potential in their dipping stocks and their real estate holdings, reports CNBC. Macy's is under pressure from hedge fund Starboard Value, for example, and, after resisting calls to form a real estate investment trust with its portfolio, the department store is exploring ways to capitalize on many of its properties. Sears has already spun off its property to a REIT, but Fairholme Capital, which added another 276,100 shares to its portfolio of Sears stock early this year, may also want that struggling retailer to make another move. According to CNBC, Retail Metrics forecasts say home furnishings retailers are especially vulnerable among low-performing retailers, down 14%, followed by footwear, down 12%. And as we've reported, department stores and teen apparel retailers, with few exceptions, face low performance expectations-leaving retailers of many persuasions vulnerable to activists. retaildive.com

Survey: Top 10 Business Risks
Concern over natural disasters among risk managers and insurance experts has declined after a year of less-severe catastrophes around the globe and increasing concern over other risks. Insurance and asset manager Allianz SE released its Annual Risk Barometer, based on answers from 824 respondents, with business interruption, market developments and cyber incidents at the top of the list of concerns last year.

The top 10 2016 risks according to the survey (2015):
1. Business Interruption (1)
2. Market Developments (New)
3. Cyber Incidents (5)
4. Natural Catastrophes (2)
5. Changes in Legislation (4)
6. Macroeconomic Developments (New)
7. Loss of Reputation (6)
8. Fire, Explosion (3)
9. Political Risks (9)
10. Theft, Fraud and Corruption (10)  wsj.com

NJ Panel rules Burlington Coat Factory not liable for berry slip-and-fall
Burlington Coat Factory stayed free of liability in a personal injury case when a state appeals panel ruled Tuesday that the retailer was unaware of a berry on the floor of one of its New Jersey stores that caused a shopper to slip and fall. While business owners owe a duty of care to provide a safe environment - as set forth in the New Jersey Supreme Court's decisions in Nisivoccia v. Glass Garden Inc. in 2003 and Hopkins v. Fox & Lazo Realtors in 1993 - they're generally not liable for injuries caused by defects they didn't know about and couldn't address, the three-judge panel ruled. law360.com

Tyco Completes Acquisition of Retail Analytics Leader ShopperTrak
Tyco International plc announced yesterday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ShopperTrak, a Chicago-based leading global provider of analytics for the retail industry, for approximately $175 million in cash. ShopperTrak's solutions include perimeter traffic counting, in-store consumer behavior analytics and industry benchmarking. Combining these capabilities with its existing loss prevention, inventory intelligence and retail traffic analytics solutions, Tyco now offers retailers a unique combination of insights that they can use to make more informed decisions to improve their revenue and profitability. prnewswire.com

Report: Under Armour Opening 200 New Stores in 2016
With one of its biggest partners shrinking the number of stores it operates, Under Armour is making an aggressive bid this year to control its own future. The Baltimore, Maryland- based athletic wear brand will open a whopping 200 stores in 2016, said Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank in a keynote speech at the annual National Retail Federation conference last week. Plank did not disclose what mix of formats those new 200 stores would comprise, and a spokeswoman for the company did not return a request for comment. But the composition is likely to be a mix of several store types. Globally, Under Armour currently operates 144 owned factory stores, which sell more affordable workout gear than is normally found at department stores, online and sporting goods retailers. thestreet.com

Third time's the charm?
- Circuit City returning this spring with new small-format stores
New York area retail vets Ronny Shmoel and Albert Liniado are betting that the third time will be a charm for Circuit City. This time, what Circuit City has in store is an ambitious, multi-tiered game plan that calls for retail outlets, web sales, branded and private-label products, licensed kiosks, mobile shops and franchise opportunities, all under the iconic red-and-white banner. The fun is expected to begin in June when the company opens its first store, most likely in the Dallas market, and relaunches CircuitCity.com. The stores themselves will range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, and will feature product zones that present the assortment by category and brand. Shmoel, CEO of the enterprise, expects to have 50 to 100 corporate-owned stores up and running by next year and, eventually, an additional 100 to 200 franchised locations. twice.com

Abercrombie & Fitch closes most Indiana stores as sales drag
Abercrombie & Fitch has closed four of its five stores in Indiana, including Indianapolis locations at Circle Centre and the Fashion Mall at Keystone. The local stores closed over the weekend. The retailer, which targets the teen and young adult market, also recently closed stores in Fort Wayne and Evansville. The only remaining store in Indiana is at the Edinburgh Premium Outlets mall about 35 miles southeast of Indianapolis. ibj.com

Apple turns to India, as Chinese market weakens
As red-hot sales in China show signs of cooling, Apple executives are touting India's growing appetite for iPhones. In its earnings call in which the company reported its first revenue drop in 13 years, the Indian market stood out as a rare bright spot for Apple. indiatimes.com

Nearly 300,000 civilian drones registered in U.S. in 30 days
Nearly 300,000 drones have been registered in the US in the last 30 days, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revealed. Compulsory registration of civilian drones in the US was introduced on 21 December covering all manner of remote control flying systems from toys to aerial cameras. Any small unmanned aircraft weighing between 250g and 25kg must be registered before being flown outdoors, and pilots must be aged 13 or older. High profile incidents involving drones have highlighted the need for safety and accountability. In 2013 one was flown towards German chancellor Angela Merkel, and in May last year there were attempts to fly over the White House, while in December one narrowly missed downhill skiing champion Marcel Hirscher on the slope in Italy. theguardian.com

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Wendy's Probes Reports of Credit Card Breach
Wendy's, the nationwide chain of fast-food restaurants, says it is investigating claims of a possible credit card breach at some locations. The acknowledgment comes in response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity about banking industry sources who discovered a pattern of fraud on cards that were all recently used at various Wendy's locations. Bob Bertini, spokesperson for the Dublin, Ohio-based restauranteur, said the company began receiving reports earlier this month from its payment industry contacts about a potential breach and that Wendy's has hired a security firm to investigate the claims. "

We have received this month from our payment industry contacts reports of unusual activity involving payment cards at some of our restaurant locations," Bertini said. "Reports indicate that fraudulent charges may have occurred elsewhere after the cards were legitimately used at some of our restaurants. We've hired a cybersecurity firm and launched a comprehensive and active investigation that's underway to try to determine the facts."

Bertini said it was too soon to say whether the incident is contained, how long it may have persisted, or how many stores may be affected. krebsonsecurity.com

One In Three Americans Had Their Health Records Breached In 2015
- Hackers Follow The Money From Retail To Medical Data
At least 111 million individuals' data was compromised due to hacking or information technology problems in 2015, according to a report released Wednesday by cloud security company Bitglass, based on numbers made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The exact figure matters less than what both reports indicate: Healthcare data has become far more valuable than stolen credit and retail information. Instead of just a credit card number and Social Security number, medical records include an individual's medical history, test results, a list of past addresses, family members and other information that's hard to change or delete.

Just 5.7 million compromised retail records were reported in 2015
, according to the IBM report. That's a 92 percent decrease from the previous year. One reason for that is the introduction of chip-and-pin technology on plastic cards, and because it's so easy for credit card companies to issue new numbers to victimized customers.

"It shows to the healthcare industry that retail and financial services have done a good job of devaluing data on the black market," said Rich Campagna, vice president of products at Bitglass. "The time and effort that goes into monetizing that data takes longer, and that in and of itself is significant." ibtimes.com

75% of Retail and Technology Professionals Cite Payments Security as Most Important Feature for Digital Channels
Payments security is a core area of concern for retailers, according to new research from ACI Worldwide. The survey of 200 retail industry professionals was conducted in January 2016 at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, "The Big Show."  Principle findings of the survey included:

EMV Readiness: Although nearly four months have passed since the October 1 EMV liability deadline, the majority of respondents are not compliant. Of the retailers surveyed, only 8.5 percent indicated that they were already compliant and 14 percent are not prepared. 48 percent are prepared or somewhat prepared, but still have work to do and/or are still evaluating their options for EMV.

Mobile Apps: Payment security (72 percent), integrated loyalty options (71 percent) and seamless ordering (55 percent) were highlighted as the top three features that all respondents want their mobile app to deliver.

Mobile Wallets: 75 percent of respondents prioritize payment security as the most important feature of a mobile wallet offering, followed by integrated loyalty/rewards (55 percent) and mobile ordering (46 percent).  businesswire.com

Lucrative pay offered India hackers to work for ISIS
Hackers in India are being handsomely rewarded for taking on work for ISIS, according to India Today. The group is offering upwards of $10,000 for each "job" - anything from hacking into government databases to siphon off data to assembling lists from Twitter and Facebook accounts of potential recruits. It is believed that over the past six months more than 30,000 people in India have been contacted online by ISIS via various underground forums or through internet-based services like Skype. scmagazine.com

Brown University Launches Executive Cybersecurity Program
Brown University has launched its first executive master program in cybersecurity, the school announced. The move was prompted by the surge of private- and public-sector data breaches in recent years, which in turn is fueling demand for cybersecurity experts across all industries, the school said. The 16-month program aims to "close the gap between the ever growing attack landscape and the growing lack of resources to address these issues," said Program Director Alan Usas. Study.com, an online education site, lists DePaul University, George Mason University and Northeastern University among U.S. schools with top cybersecurity programs. Brown's advanced program targets students with five to 15 years of professional and managerial experience in security in business, education, financial services, government and other areas, according to the school. wsj.com

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Retailers Waste over $1 Billion Annually on Fines Associated with Alarm Permits and False Alarms

By: Judy Borchardt, Director of Customer Relations, Iverify

There are many mundane tasks that are necessary to the well-being of your business. And as your priorities change from crisis to crisis, the list of tasks that often get temporarily overlooked or permanently forgotten continues to grow. If you're like many retailers, the management of your alarm permits is likely near the top of that list.

In fact, the retail industry wastes over $1 billion per year on unnecessary fines associated with alarm permit compliance and false alarms. Although reducing these fines continues to be one of the quickest ways a Loss Prevention executive can impact the profitability of his or her organization, many continue to overlook this easily curable profit-eroding cancer that's plaguing their bottom line.

But fines associated with false alarms and alarm permit management are not the only risk in this dilemma. Did you know that failing to annually maintain an alarm permit for each individual retail location will, in many jurisdictions, result in your organization being put on a "No Dispatch" list? This means that when an alarm is activated, the Police or other emergency responders won't even be dispatched to the alarming location for investigation or resolution. In many instances, retailers are put on the "No Dispatch" list with no warning simply for not having a valid permit on file, thereby subjecting themselves to increased liability should emergency responders fail to respond to the alarming location.

Obtaining and renewing alarm permits is a constant challenge

The number of states, counties, cities, and towns requiring retail businesses to obtain alarm permits for their monitored alarm systems is increasing rapidly. Gathering all the necessary information to secure alarm permits from appropriate authorities for every business location can be difficult and time-consuming. Each jurisdiction can have different alarm permit requirements. Locations must be identified and registered. If a retail location does not have an up-to-date alarm permit, it is either fined for non-compliance or put on a "No Dispatch" list, meaning emergency responders will not be dispatched at all. Numerous out-of-compliance locations can be costly, and the tremendous liability risk incurred is simply unnecessary. Permits must be completed, processed, and scheduled for routine renewals. False alarms must be dealt with, fees/fines must be paid, and being put on the "No-Dispatch List" due to no permit or an unpaid fine must be avoided.

Navigating online forms takes time and allocation of resources, both of which are in high demand and tight supply. This often leads to alarm permit functions being left in the hands of someone not equipped to handle them properly or the distribution of various tasks to several employees which, especially in the case of high employee turnover, can result in noncompliance issues and unnecessary liability.

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Prada Closes Counterfeit Web Site
Prada has secured a digital win as it closed a Web site that sold counterfeit products showing the Italian company's label. The luxury firm has closed the site borsepradamilano.it in collaboration with Italy's Guardia di Finanza, part of the Italian armed forces under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance and in charge of dealing with financial crime and smuggling.

According to a legal source, the products were made in China and the goods were distributed through France, the Netherlands and the U.K. A "complex and costly" design proved that the intent was to deceive also the more experienced customers, continued the police. In addition, prices were in line with those Prada's official outlets, contributing to the site's credibility as did its system of payment, "managed by main credit card circuits," and of shipments, handled by specialized and leading companies. wwd.com

Mobile Payments Data Security Fears Flood IT Sector
The growth of mobile payment acceptance is driving adoption, but it is, at the same time, creating a data security vacuum in the back end, with most companies reportedly lagging behind in upgrading their security profiles, Gemalto research has found. The research, which surveyed over 3,700 IT security practitioners from more than a dozen major industry sectors, found that while mobile payments are expected to double in the next two years, companies are increasingly becoming vulnerable to cyberattacks. A lack of PCI DSS compliance emerged as one of the very basic problems plaguing the industry with repeated cyberattacks. In the survey, 74 percent of respondents reported that their company was not PCI DSS-compliant or was only partially compliant. Some of the other problems included a lack of end-to-end encryption, with only 44 percent reporting that their company used it to protect payment data from the point of sale to when it was stored or sent to a financial institution. pymnts.com

How a 10% USPS rate hike affects online retailers
A recent United States Postal Service rate hike that went into effect on Jan. 17 is affecting some online merchants, especially those who rely on specialty shipping options like flat-rate priority mail services, retailers and experts say. On average, rates increased 9.5%, according to the U.S. Postal Service. This is the first time in three years the government carrier has raised prices on commercial Priority Mail. internetretailer.com

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Salem, NH: Police arrest 5 at Lowe's in connection with fraudulent credit cards
Five people from New York were arrested in connection to suspicious transactions reported at Lowe's Home Improvement store in Salem, police said. Lowe's loss prevention department contacted Salem police around 3:15 p.m. Monday, reporting that several men came into the store and purchased a significant amount of store gift cards using credit cards. Officers said they stopped the van as it attempted to leave the parking lot. After the stop, police found fraudulent credit cards in the car. wmur.com

Minneapolis, MN: Mall of America worker helps police nab 2 Identity Theft suspects; over $65,000 in merchandise
A Mall of America employee is credited with helping police nab two men accused of using other people's credit cards to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and gift cards. Kesheng He, of Orlando, Florida, and Junshi Zhang, of Brooklyn, New York, both face one count of felony identity theft after investigators say the two men stole more than $65,000 worth of merchandise from stores in the Twin Cities area. He and a woman went into an MOA jewelry store to buy a Rolex watch. When the woman handed over the credit card and identification, the clerk noticed the ID card didn't have a hologram on it. The clerk told them she'd have to call their credit card company to make sure it actually belonged to them. When an officer in the mall found the vehicle He was in, Zhang was driving. Police say 11 of the cards they found are associated with other people. bringmethenews.com

Dedham, MA: Two Charged with Stealing Nearly $1,000 in Merchandise
at Dedham Mall
On Jan. 23, police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Dedham Mall. While on the way, officers were informed that one suspect was heading towards a car. After arriving, police observed a male carrying a pink bag walking across the lot. One suspect attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended. The value of the items taken was $540. After about 20 minutes, the woman, identified as Nina James, 44, left the store and started towards her car. Police approached James and arrested her. The value of the items taken was $439.95. patch.com

Tomball, TX: Harris Co Deputy arrests two in theft ring hitting Target
HCSO Deputy Reyes received a call for service from the Target in Tomball on last Friday at around 3:30 p.m. The loss prevention officer had observed two men loading a shopping cart with expensive vacuum cleaners and Bose stereo speakers. The suspects placed the cart next to a fire exit door in the back of the business. The males then exited the store, and one male returned and pushed the cart out the door while his accomplice loaded the items into a waiting vehicle. The suspects were in the act of loading the vacuum cleaners, when Deputy Reyes made the arrest without incident. yourhoustonnews.com
 

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Gary, IN: Security Guard wounded in cell phone store shooting
A Security guard was wounded in a shooting Tuesday at a phone store in Gary's Glen Park neighborhood. Police responded to a call for service about 2:30 p.m. at the ABC Phone store on Broadway. Officers arrived and found the store's security guard with a gunshot wound. The security officer was in serious condition. On Tuesday night, surveillance photos from the store showing two suspects were released.  nwitimes.com

Shakopee, MN: 6 Shots fired outside Wal-Mart store; no one hurt
A Craigslist transaction turned into an attempted robbery and led to shots being fired Tuesday evening outside the Shakopee Wal-Mart. The store was put on lockdown when police arrived. The audio of the call on the Police Calls Twitter page said six shots were fired; police said there were no injuries. startribune.com

Davenport, IA: City paying up to $45K to settle case of Police striking woman inside Von Maur's Security Office
The City of Davenport has agreed to pay up to $45,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed against two of its police officers over the treatment of a shoplifting suspect at a Von Maur department store in 2013. Davenport City Attorney Tom Warner confirmed Tuesday he had authorized a $15,000 settlement to Brandie Redell and up to $30,000 to her attorney. The 37-year-old Davenport woman, in a 2014 federal lawsuit, claimed she was beaten by a police officer in a department store security room after being stopped on suspicion of shoplifting. The incident was captured on a store surveillance camera. Mr. Warner said he believed the city ultimately would prevail but, "because an unfavorable result would likely come with a six-figure attorney fees award even if Brandie Redell was awarded only a dollar, I determined it would be best economically to hedge against it." qconline.com

Sugar Land, TX: Man wanted in Armed Robbery at T Mobile
A man knocked on the front door of the T-Mobile around 8 p.m. Jan. 17 after two employees had closed the business and locked the door at 6 p.m. One of the employees opened the door and the armed man forced his way inside. The man told the employees to remain in a bathroom at the back of the store. He escaped with cash from the store. click2houston.com

Sioux Falls, SD: Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for involvement in shooting near Empire Mall
The man who took a plea deal in last year's shooting near the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls was sentenced Monday. Robert Montes agreed to plead guilty to being an accessory to murder and testify against co-defendant Conner Hanson in exchange for having his murder charges dropped. For that he will spend the next five years behind bars. His case has been back in the spotlight ever since Hanson was acquitted on all charges in the killing of Anthony Gabriel last week. Montes asked the judge to have his sentenced suspended, but Gabriel's family says he deserves his time behind bars. ksfy.com

Dallas, TX: Surveillance video released of Chanel store Smash and Grab
The video shows what happened inside the store in Highland Park Village on Jan. 18 about 6:30 a.m. The burglars used a van to smash through the store's glass window from Preston Road. The burglars can be seen inside grabbing purses and throwing them in trash bags before running away. An off-duty police officer, working security, saw the thieves loading as many as 50 handbags into the van and another vehicle. The officer chased the van and the pursuit ended a short time later when the van's tires blew out. Seven suspects were arrested. fox4news.com

Pocatello, ID: Pair arrested after cutting hole in jewelry store roof
Two people who allegedly tried burglarize a Pocatello jewelry store were arrested after cutting a hole through the roof. Officers responded to Perry Jewelry for a burglary alarm just after 7 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, a 37-year-old man, later identified as Douglas Johnson, of Pocatello, was on top of the roof. Police searched the building and found Erica Hamilton, 19, also of Pocatello, hiding under a desk. No items were stolen, but there is significant damage to the building. eastidahonews.com

UK: Smash & Grab raid on Mulberry's factory shop in Shepton Mallet
Tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags were stolen in Somerset after burglars smashed their way into the Mulberry factory shop. Three hooded men armed with a sledgehammer battered down the door of the store in Shepton Mallet and helped themselves to what police described as 'a large quantity' of designer handbags and shoes, filling the getaway car before driving off into the night. westerndailypress.co.uk

St Louis, MO: JC Penney associate busted for the theft of $30,000 in cash

Palm Beach, FL: Chainsaw thief confronted, drops merchandise, flees, jumps into pond



AM/PM - San Bernardino, CA - Armed Robbery
BP - Columbus, OH - Shooting
CVS - Port St Lucie, FL - Armed Robbery
CVS - Santa Paula, CA - Robbery
Dollar General - Nashville, TN - Armed Robbery
JJ's Convenience - Palestine, TX - Robbery
Meijer - Holland, MI - Robbery
Nayarit Mexican restaurant - Perris, CA - Shooting / 1 killed
Pit- Stop - Dougherty Co GA - Armed Robbery / clerk injured
Quick Market - Opa-Locka, FL - Armed Robbery
Shank's Convenience - Monaca, PA - Armed Robbery
Three Amigos - Palm Beach Co, FL - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Eden, NC - Armed Robbery
Verizon - San Gabriel, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - San Bernardino, CA - Armed Robbery
7-Eleven - San Angelo, TX - Armed Robbery
24/ 7 Mart - Bensalem, PA - Burglary
99 Cent - Partier, CA - Robbery

 

 


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