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LPRC Announces New Board of Advisors Vice Chairs and Members
The LPRC's Board of Advisors champions the longevity of research-based decision making through collaboration, advice and support to the LPRC's Director's mission. Congratulations!


Shannon Hunter, Sr. Director of LP at Office Depot, named Vice Chair of Operations Scott Ziter, VP of Risk Management at Golub Corp/Price Chopper Supermarkets named Vice Chair of Finance Adam Gilvin, Global Director AP, Analytics, & Fraud Management at Ascena Retail Group is our newest board member


Veteran Supply-Chain Management Executive, Larry Monaghan, Joins the ALTO Assurance Management Team
ALTO US, an innovative technology provider in the retail and supply-chain asset protection industry, is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Monaghan, a veteran operations and supply-chain management executive, as vice president of business development for ALTO AssuranceSM, the company's innovative supply-chain risk management technology solution.

With more than 30 years of experience in multi-country and wide-ranging leadership roles with companies such as Safeway, Toys"R"Us, Haeir, LG Electronics, and Ashley Furniture, Monaghan will provide strategic planning and account development for ALTO Assurance in the North American market. In addition to his supply-chain management and logistics expertise, Monaghan has served in a variety of operational roles including legal, information technology, imports, distribution, domestic transportation, customer service, reverse logistics, administration, sale of returned assets, facilities, manufacturing, retail, and e-commerce. Congratulations Larry! Read full press release here

Jeff McPike promoted to Sr. Director of Retail Operations and Construction - APLA for Nike
Jeff was previously the Global Director of Nike Direct Operations for two years before earning this promotion. He's been with Nike since 2011, holding various LP and operations positions including Director of Loss Prevention - North America, and Director of Operations - North America. He was also the Director of Loss Prevention for Columbia Sportswear and a Regional Director of Loss Prevention for Loehmann's. Congratulations Jeff!

Michael Mata promoted to Director of Cyber Security and Retail Loss Prevention for Worldwide Golf Enterprises
Michael was previously the Director of Loss Prevention for Worldwide Golf Enterprises before getting this promotion. He's other loss prevention positions including Field LP Director - West for The Wet Seal, Regional LP Manager for The Vitamin Shoppe, Regional LP Manager for Hot Topic, Regional Audit Supervisor for LP Innovations and LP Manager for Robinsons-May. Congratulations Michael!

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Bob's Discount Furniture VP of LP Recognizes Manchester, CT Police Chief
For Getting 200 Corporate Office Personnel 'Active Shooter Trained'

In keeping with BOB'S Core Values, "Community - Bob's respects and supports the population with which we share a common location", BDF Vice President of Loss Prevention Patrick Burns (pictured left) is seen recognizing Manchester, CT Police Chief Marc Montminy for his efforts in helping to get over 200 Home Office personnel "Active Shooter Trained" in our brand new Home Office building.

Volunteering his time on three separate days, the Chief facilitated six different classes in which he taught everybody what to do, what not to do and what to expect from the Police if you ever find yourself in this horrific situation.

After the awards presentation the "Troops" were treated to a pizza party and Patrick and Mark Zibel, Regional Director Loss Prevention (not shown) were treated to a detailed tour of the Police facility.

Thank you to Mark Zibel, Regional Director, Loss Prevention, for this article submission.

It Can Be Done
Only Two LP Execs The Daily Knows Of Having Made CEO Level
JC Penney & UK Retailer Beales Department Stores
UK: CEO of Beales department store, who started in security, talks LP efforts

The boss of department store Beales said security officers at the Bournemouth branch are detaining six shoplifters every week.
CEO Tony Brown, who began his retail career working in security for a supermarket chain, said shop thefts will "never" be fully eradicated. However, he hailed the work of Bournemouth's business community in cracking down on those who target shops.
The store's security officers keep track of known shoplifters in order to ban them from the premises. Staff from businesses around the area also communicate via radios to warn of problems in the town centre.
Rangers funded by the Bournemouth Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) team are often called out to deal with problems such as shoplifting. bournemouthecho.com

#MeToo Impacting Retailers - Especially Nike &
Guess, Signet Jewelers and Victoria's Secret

Nike House Cleaning as High As 14
"The company is in total shutdown mode"

The Nike purge continued this week with the ouster of five more senior managers, including the first woman. Though no details were provided Tuesday, the dismissals suggest the company's investigation is not restricted to gender equity and #MeToo complaints.

Out are Simon Pestridge, vice president, category marketing; Steve Lesnard, vice president, general manager global running; Tommy Kain, vice president global sports marketing; Ibrahem Hasan, senior creative director; and Helen Kim, New York business director, according to information provided to The Oregonian/OregonLive by people familiar with the changes.

The house cleaning began in March, after a group of female employees presented Nike chief executive Mark Parker with the results of survey on workplace culture. The latest departures bring to at least nine, possibly as high as 14, the number of Nike senior managers dismissed.

Local employment lawyers are watching the unfolding process at Nike with great interest. Craig Crispin said he's heard from clients that day-to-day work at Nike has practically ground to a halt. "The company is in total shutdown mode," he said. Their message was consistent: "The company has always had this culture: You work hard and play hard," he said.

Crispin said. "But this widespread claim of misbehaving males running roughshod over women is a new thing."

Nike's image as a progressive, enlightened workplace has taken a beating since the purge began. Older workers protested that they were targeted in last year's layoff of about 1,400. And some women complained they were overlooked and harassed by their male counterparts. oregonlive.com

Has Nike hit peak crisis yet?
At what point does an exodus earn that label?

Even if Nike manages to rid itself of every hire tainted by misconduct or discrimination allegations, it's an open question how much damage the brand will suffer from an exodus that reflects poorly not only on how the company treats employees, but also on the sports sector in general.

Retail's #MeToo moment arguably began shortly after Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein allegations. Donna Karan came under fire for supporting the producer and jeopardizing her brand in the process. Since then, Guess, Signet Jewelers and Victoria's Secret have stumbled over tarnished brand images.

"In a word: yeah," Mark Lipton, graduate professor of management at The New School said, when asked if there's a reason sports retailers in particular are facing this issue. "When you've got companies that cater much more to masculine-identified sports, yeah, I think it's a pattern ... These are really high testosterone guys. I'm not oversimplifying it by calling it a hormone thing."

"This could be a bottom line issue if you don't do anything about it and I'm not hearing what you're doing about it," Lipton said. "My sense is, he needs to respond to this before any of these external voices start saying: 'What are you doing? Are you doing anything besides firing more guys?'" retaildive.com

Two Visa Execs Leave Amid Misconduct Allegations
Discontent Among Female Execs at Visa Leads to CEO Meeting

Visa in recent months has grappled with several issues related to the treatment of women. In December, a senior male executive was fired for alleged misconduct. Earlier this year, at least one more male executive left the firm amid allegations of misconduct, according to people familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, a recent, top-level reorganization within some divisions amplified concerns inside the company about women's representation in senior roles, according to people familiar with the matter. wsj.com

Don't Oversimplify Acknowledgments of Harassment Training
Signatures of attendance alone are not enough for some employers

Employees' acknowledgments that they've attended anti-harassment training should document more than attendance; they should also show that workers understood the training's contents, some legal experts say.

"Most employers just get a signature and that's it," said Jeanine Gozdecki, an attorney with Midwest-based Barnes & Thornburg. Following the #MeToo movement, she recommended employers consider an acknowledgment that summarizes the company's commitment to professional, respectful behavior. The summary also should encourage employees to contact HR if they have any questions, she said.

That the employee should note in the training acknowledgment that he or she received however many hours of training on sexual and other unlawful forms of harassment. The acknowledgment should note that the training covered state and federal laws, the company's legal obligations regarding harassment and other best practices for preventing workplace harassment, he recommended. shrm.org

Racial Profiling & Racial-Bias Training

Nordstrom Rack President flies to St. Louis to apologize for racial profiling incident
President of Nordstrom Rack Geevy Thomas flew to St. Louis on Monday to investigate a situation in which three black teenagers were falsely accused of stealing clothing from a store in suburban St. Louis last Thursday. The customers, who were at the store to browse for prom attire, were followed throughout the store by two employees and reported to the police. The men showed the police their purchases as well as the receipts and were let go, The New York Times reports.

A Nordstrom spokeswoman did not comment on whether the employees involved were still employed by the department store chain. "We have guidelines that direct our employees to only call the police in emergency situations. Unfortunately, those guidelines weren't followed," she told Retail Dive in an email. Thomas said in a statement that the company will investigate the actions of the employees and that it is committed to "identifying opportunities to enhance the training and resources we offer them."

For many people of color, this episode is just the latest symbol of the everyday systemic racial discrimination prevalent in the U.S., where simply entering a store can stoke suspicion.

These types of commonplace incidents, which are not always highlighted in national media, raise the need for racial-bias training. It's so far unclear specifically if or how Nordstrom will implement new training for employees. retaildive.com

3 black teens wrongly accused of theft meet with Nordstrom Rack president

Fraud Policy Backfires
Schnucks apologizes, fires employee who had run-in with black couple
over money order

An employee who initially denied a Belleville man and his girlfriend a money order at the Concord Village Schnucks was fired, the company's top executive said in a contrite statement Tuesday. 

Kellen Hill shared video of the ordeal on Facebook on Monday, and the post garnered thousands of comments and shares.

"It's really sad that you can't be black and buy a money order without being accused of fraud," Hill said in his post. 

Initially, Hill attempted to use a debit card at the South County grocery to get a $1,100 money order to pay rent. But after seeing Hill's Florida-issued driver's license, an employee declined to give him the money order, citing concerns about fraud. 

"Due to multiple recent incidents of fraud where subjects were using stolen debit cards and showing out-of-state identification - most frequently from the state of Florida - to purchase high-dollar money orders, the customer was asked to use cash to make the purchase instead," Schnuck said in his statement. 

"Later in the day, the customer complied with the request, when his (girlfriend) returned to the store with cash," Schnuck said in his statement. "The money order should have been sold to her at that point. It was not."

In videos posted by Hill, his girlfriend is crying and upset as Hill argues with the male employee, and other customers have stepped in to support the couple and ask why the money order couldn't be given. 

When Hill asks the employee if he is being denied a money order because of a "new policy that just happened," the employee says yes. Hill asks when the policy was announced, and the employee said it was announced within the last couple weeks. Hill asks the employee for an exact date.

"I don't have to tell you any of this stuff," the employee says.

"I'm trying to help you keep your job," Hill responds, "because racial profiling is not good, bro."

"We're not racial profiling," the employee responds.

Eventually, the employee gives the couple the money order.

"Although the teammate was focused on the recent increase in fraud, once the customer produced cash for the transaction, the money order should have been sold without further issue," Schnuck said. stltoday.com

DOJ: Hobby Lobby Pays $3M Fine For Smuggling 3,800 Iraqi Artifacts
United States Returns Thousands of Ancient Artifacts To Iraq

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the United States returned approximately 3,800 Iraqi artifacts to the Republic of Iraq at a repatriation ceremony at the residence of the Republic of Iraq's Ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. The artifacts were smuggled into the United States for delivery to Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. ("Hobby Lobby"), a nationwide arts-and-crafts retailer based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and two of its corporate affiliates. Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit these artifacts and $3 million to resolve a civil forfeiture complaint and multi-year investigation by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). justice.gov

Sharp Increases in Cocaine Positives
More U.S. Workers Test Positive for Certain Illicit Drugs

New data show fewer positive tests for prescription painkillers but sharp increases for cocaine, methamphetamine.

Fewer U.S. workers tested positive for prescription painkillers last year, but cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana use surged, according to new data from Quest Diagnostics , DGX -1.06% one of the largest drug-testing laboratories in the U.S.

The share of American workers and job applicants testing positive for illicit drugs in 2017 was 4.2%, holding steady on the prior year, the data show. Quest analyzed more than 10 million urine tests conducted on behalf of employers.

Positive tests for opiates, such as morphine and oxycodone, dropped sharply by 17% in 2017 from the year before, likely reflecting continuing crackdowns on illegal or excessive opioid prescriptions, Mr. Sample said.

Positive tests for marijuana rose in states that have recently legalized the drug for medical or recreational use. In Nevada, where voters legalized marijuana use starting in January 2017, positives were up 43% last year.

Quest data suggested a continuing surge in methamphetamine use in the Midwest, South and parts of the Northeast. Some states, including Nebraska and Idaho, saw sharp increases in cocaine positives.

In the general workforce, 5% of tests came back positive for an illicit substance, up from 4.9% in 2016. Of people in safety-sensitive roles, 2.1% tested positive in 2017, up from 2% the prior year. wsj.com

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Publicly Disclosed Breaches Down Drastically in Q1 2018
Down Over 50% from Last Year
Quietest first quarter since 2012

The early part of 2018 has brought a spot of good news, as reports from first quarter show that the number of publicly reported breaches dropped dramatically compared to the same period of time last year.

"We haven't seen a Q1 this quiet since 2012," says Inga Goddijn, executive vice president for Risk Based Security, which today released the statistics from its Q1 2018 Data Breach Trends report.

The study shows that organizations experienced 686 breaches that exposed approximately 1.4 billion records. That's nothing to sneeze at, but the good news is that compared to Q1 2017 both numbers have gone down more than half. In the first three months of 2017, the number of exposed records had already added up to 3.4 billion.

Goddijn and the Risk Based Security team are not sure exactly why the numbers have shifted lower, though they have a few theories. First of all, the number of attacks phishing for employee W-2 wage and salary data has plummeted. Last year's report saw 200 of these incidents in Q1 and this year it's dropped down to 35. Additionally, the change could also be attributable to the momentum growing in cryptomining activity. darkreading.com

Retail Threats and Trends Webinar Recap
Last week, Matt Brady, threat intelligence analyst on Accenture Security's iDefense Cyber Espionage team, covered the current state of targeted attacks against retail as well as an executive summary of iDefense's threats and trends report. R-CISC Core Members can review the presentation and the slides in the Collaboration Portal. Some of the key trends he noted were to expect a continuation of the following:

● Nation state interest & targeting of global events, potentially the 2018 World Cup
● Targeting of e-Commerce websites using brute force methods for injection of information stealing malware
● Targeting of POS systems, including but not limited to activity by financially motivated APT groups such as FIN7
● Targeting & mining of cryptocurrency by nation state and cyber-criminal actors alike

*This webinar is open to R-CISC Members only. Please email events@r-cisc.org for more information or to RSVP today.

5 Common Pitfalls in IT Security & How to Overcome Them
Whenever there's a data breach, it's easy to get caught up in the root cause analysis - a misconfigured device, an unpatched application, an employee falling for a phishing attack, you name it. But really, the root causes of most breaches are not these moment-in-time errors. Instead, they are almost always shortsighted decisions made well before the breach ever occurs.

By making better decisions relating to security funding and operations, enterprises can dramatically reduce the likelihood of a breach months or even years down the road. Here's my list of the "big five" most common pitfalls that cause enterprises to increase the risk of a breach:

Pitfall 1: Failing to budget for professional services along with product renewal costs
Pitfall 2: Trying to do it all yourself
Pitfall 3: Over-engineering, because you can
Pitfall 4: Failing to understand your entire technology environment
Pitfall 5: Failing to understand your company culture and lack of ability to move quickly securitymagazine.com

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Starbucks Canada to close all stores on June 11 for sensitivity training
Coffee chain has 1,083 stores in Canada

Starbucks Canada will close its offices and all company-owned locations for an afternoon next month to provide sensitivity and diversity training.

This decision, announced Friday, follows the controversial and unwarranted arrest of two black men at a U.S. Starbucks location in Philadelphia last month. The 23-year-old men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, were arrested by police on April 12 when employees said they were trespassing for not purchasing anything.

"We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect," Starbucks Canada's president, Michael Conway wrote in a letter to employees.

"On Monday June 11, 2018 we will close all our company-operated stores and offices across Canada for a portion of the afternoon, for partners to participate in a training session designed to address implicit bias, promote conscious inclusion, and ensure everyone inside a Starbucks store feels safe and welcome."

According to Statista.com, Starbucks has roughly 1,083 company-operated stores in Canada as of 2017. thestar.com

Paradise, Newfoundland Told To Cease All Video Surveillance
Accused of peeking 'too far' into the public's personal space
The Town of Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada, has been asked to shut down all of its video surveillance cameras. It appears the town may have been peeking a little too far into the personal space of members of the public and of employees in certain areas.

The report notes the town operates 87 video cameras distributed among the town hall, the town depot, recreation facilities and the community centre. Most of the cameras were installed and activated in December 2016.

The report states that 69 cameras are in public areas and 18 in staff-only areas. Of the 87 cameras, 64 are located outside buildings, while 23 are located inside. There are 16 signs posted in various locations advising people that the area is under video surveillance.

The mayor of Paradise must now respond within 10 business days as to whether the town will comply with the request to shut down the system. The town had challenged the commissioner's authority and the process used to request the detailed information. security.world

(Update) Calgary, AB: Man Found Dead in Wall Of Woman's Washroom Climbed Into Vent
Police say a man whose body was found inside a wall in a women's washroom in a downtown Calgary mall died accidentally after he crawled into a vent behind a toilet and got stuck.

"The victim's motivation for crawling inside the wall is unknown at this time," police said Wednesday. His body was found on Monday morning by a maintenance worker who was called to fix a toilet that wouldn't flush on the fourth floor of The Core Shopping Centre.

Investigators say the man in his 20s entered the women's washroom alone on Friday evening. It's believed he climbed on top of a pony wall behind the toilets and removed a vent cover on top of the wall. manitobapost.com

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6-12) encourages Canadians to be better prepared
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to encourage Canadians to take concrete actions to be better prepared to protect themselves and their families during emergencies. This year's theme is "Be Emergency Ready".

While governments at all levels are working hard to keep Canada safe, everyone has a role to play in being prepared for an emergency; and being prepared means having the knowledge and equipment necessary to better cope during an emergency. There are many ways to "Be Emergency Ready". Here you will find links and resources to help you and your family better prepare for possible disasters. canada.ca

ASIS Toronto Holds Kick-off Event for Young Professionals on May 30
Please join us for the first 2018 Young Professionals Kick-Off Event at the Brazen Head Pub, located at 165 E Liberty St, Toronto, on May 30th, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 09:00 pm.

The theme of the event is "Breaking Out of the Comfort Zone", where YP's are encouraged to network with other security professionals, collect business cards, and make new connections with industry leaders. eventbrite.ca

Store Openings in Canada
Canada's New Horizon Mall to open this summer in Calgary
Edmonton's 1st Outlet Mall Opens to Massive Crowds
Nordstrom Rack Unveils Glass-Enclosed Canadian Flagship in Canada
Mr. Pretzels to open 25 locations over next 6-8 months
Shopify will open first brick-and-mortar location in 2018
Hart Department Store Chain Is Opening in Fredericton's Brookside Mall
Luxury Children's Brand 'Bonpoint' Announces 1st Standalone Canadian Store
Maker Pizza Opens Second Location and Gears Up for More Growth

Loblaws $25 gift card offer to end as class action lawsuits for price-fixing gear up

Taking on Amazon: Loblaw plans to 'blanket' Canada with e-commerce options

Report: Walmart, Costco win more food shoppers in Canada

Fire Monitoring of Canada acquires Bulldog Fire and Security

2nd Annual Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum
May 23 - 24 in Toronto, ON

The Retail Landscape is changing and with these changes providing safety and security for your customers, staff and business is of utmost importance.

This 2-day exclusive seminar will cover topics ranging in a variety of spaces including, but not limited to:
Organized retail crime
Cybersecurity and brand
Leadership styles during unlikely events
Workplace safety in a time of legal cannabis

If you are interested in attending this two-day complimentary seminar please email Rick Snook or call him at (647) 444-4672 for more details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Brampton, ON: Thieves steal $25,000 in earrings from Brampton jewelry store
More crews hitting stores across Canada
Police are hunting two jewelry thieves and they are hoping video surveillance photographs will help identify the couple. A man and woman distracted employees at a jewelry store in Shoppers World on April 8 and stole $25,000 worth of diamond earrings. The man came in first and said he was waiting for his wife, said the store's owner, who did not want to be identified.

When the employees were occupied with other customers, they reached over the counter and inside the showcase, removing the earrings. They walked out, and the store employees noticed the theft a short time later.

John Lamont, director of loss prevention for the JVC
, said he believes the pair that robbed the Shoppers World store were a "one-off." But, he said there is a group of thieves who are travelling the country stealing jewelry in a similar way.

"We have been tracking them through video, from Hinton (Alberta) to the east coast of Canada," Lamont said. "They're very, very mobile." bramptonguardian.com

Rising crime numbers concerning for Regina Police Chief
Theft & gang-related crimes are increasing

After a string of years where crime has gone down, Regina's crime rate saw an increase in 2017, which is unfortunate news to Regina's police Chief. Evan Bray pointed out that theft and gang-related crimes are notable areas where crime appears to be on the rise.

Bray says Regina Police would like to work with the suspects they catch so they don't re-offend.

"Let's try and dig into the people that are stealing the cars; who are these offenders, what are they struggling with in terms of addictions and what can we do if we are able to make an arrest, which we do in most cases, what can we do and what can other agencies do to try and prevent this person from re-offending."

Bray says the results are disappointing seeing as crime was on the downward trend a year earlier. According to Bray, many auto thefts take place before the suspect uses the stolen vehicle to commit more crimes. 620ckrm.com

Oshawa, ON: $5,000 of Stolen Merchandise seized from Hotel Room, 4 suspects arrested

Thunder Bay, ON: Mac's robbery suspect pulls syringe on clerk

Windsor, ON: Knife-wielding robber hits up two variety stores

Video shows accused mail thief fending off TTC inspector with purse

Robberies and Burglaries

C-Store - Ottawa, ON - Robbery
Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery
Variety Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Jefferson Blvd.)
Variety Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Lauzon Rd.)



'Live in NYC 2017' Top 5


NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill addresses
the Retail Loss Prevention community

At the D&D Daily's "Live in NYC" dinner event on Jan. 16, 2017, keynote speaker NYPD Commissioner "Jimmy" O'Neill, took time for pictures with attending LP teams and vendors, then addressed the crowd in a speech focusing on current issues facing the retail community.

O'Neill was appointed the 43rd police commissioner of the City of New York by Mayor Bill de Blasio in September 2016. He had served previously as chief of department, the NYPD's highest uniformed rank. Widely experienced in both the patrol and the investigative sides of the department, Commissioner O'Neill is a hands-on police practitioner and a dedicated police reformer.

Having the opportunity to hear from the nation's top cop was a valuable experience for everyone in attendance, and the D&D Daily thanks him for taking the time to join us.



Alibaba Expands Global Brand Alliance to Fight Fakes
Apple Inc. and Adobe Systems Inc. are among 75 new members of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.'s alliance against counterfeiting, an issue that's put the Chinese e-commerce giant in the U.S. Trade Representative's crosshairs for two years running.

The new additions bring total membership in Alibaba's alliance to 105. Alibaba launched the coalition with 30 global brands in January 2017 to collaborate on keeping counterfeit goods off its platforms.

"Brands share IPR and other related insights about their products-enabling us to leverage our proprietary, cutting edge technology and algorithms to root out and deter bad actors," Alibaba Senior Vice President Michael Yao said. "The speed of the group's expansion reflects the trust these large major global brands have in Alibaba and what we are doing."

The alliance enables Alibaba and brands to work together, using big data, artificial intelligence, and other anti-counterfeiting technologies to identify and proactively remove counterfeit goods. Alibaba said it has divided the alliance's members into 12 industry working groups, each of which will seek solutions to problems specific to their sectors. bna.com

Consumer Activity, Strong Economy Driving Tight Ecommerce Warehouse Market
After a brief period of parity for industrial space in the U.S., demand is once again outpacing new supply according to a report from commercial real estate firm CBRE, with consumer behavior leading to a tight ecommerce warehouse market.

CBRE cited various drivers of supply chain demand including increases in wages, consumer confidence and consumption, business inventories and industrial production and low unemployment. The company said 41 million square feet of industrial space was absorbed in the first quarter of 2018, and the rate of availability for space declined to 7.3%, its lowest level since Q1 2001. It was the 32nd straight quarter of positive net absorption, the longest streak in almost 20 years. multichannelmerchant.com

PayPal Checkout Touts 89% Conversion Rates
Consumers are embracing the platform as a trusty payment service in the thread of fraud and data breach threats.

PayPal continues to command the domain of mobile payment platforms. According to a study conducted by ComScore, PayPal Checkout touts almost 89 percent conversion rates - 82 percent higher than options that don't offer the platform. PayPal Checkout converted purchases 60 percent higher than alternative digital wallets, which secured over 55 percent conversions.

As shoppers continue to shift their product research and purchasing to mobile devices, the need for secure and seamless payments grows substantially. According to a PayPal spokesman, the data in the study was secured by comScore's behaviorally tracked PC panel, which measured U.S. online purchases at 20 enterprise domains over the fourth quarter last year - its consumer panel includes one million online shoppers. wwd.com

2nd Circ. Dismisses Class Action against E-merchants Accused of Retail Rewards Program Fraud

Sales of online groceries to outgrow in-store purchases

Two Arrested in $19,000 Ulta Beauty Burglary; GPS tracking and helicopter
A man and woman from Reseda pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they broke into a Burbank beauty products store and stole more than $19,000 worth of perfume. Giovanni Lopez-Valencia, 27, and Mariel Miranda-Guerra, 33, were arrested early Sunday in Canoga Park after the GPS tracking devices on some of the perfume packaging helped authorities locate the stolen items. Officers sent to Ulta Beauty on a report of a smashed window and burglary alarm activation just after midnight Sunday discovered a shattered storefront window and a substantial quantity of fragrances missing from the store. With the assistance of Los Angeles Police and Air Support, Burbank police were able to track the location of the perfume through the GPS tracking devices, and the stolen fragrances and several items and tools commonly associated with burglary and theft-related offenses were found in the vehicle after it was stopped, according to Burbank police. mynewsla.com

Charlotte, NC: Belk Employee said she couldn't pay medical bills, so she stole $25,000 in Fine China
An employee at the Belk store at SouthPark mall in south Charlotte is accused of stealing $25,000 worth of fine china and silverware. Diana Ruth Ades, 55, was charged with felony larceny by employee and freed on $1,000 bail on Friday. Ades told police she used the proceeds to pay medical bills. Ades said she has $20,000 in medical-related debts. Ades returned about $9,500 of the merchandise. She sold nearly $14,800 of the merchandise on eBay. newsobserver.com

Saugus, MA: Macy's stops 3 females during $1200 theft at Square One Mall
Macy's loss prevention reported three females tried to shoplift roughly $1,200 worth of merchandise and took off in a vehicle. An officer reported all three females dropped the merchandise prior to leaving. wickedlocal.com

Grand Island, NE: Yap Auction loses $6,000 in Online Credit Card fraud transaction

Laredo, TX: Police searching for female suspect in the theft of 4 TV's from Walmart

Tulsa, OK: Flower Theft Suspect arrested with $1,200 of evidence in truck bed

(Update) Myrtle Beach, SC: Police seek woman accused of stealing $10K in items from Victoria's Secret in Coastal Grand Mall

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Shootings & Deaths

Nashville, TN: Murder suspect arrested in Texas; shot and killed woman outside liquor store
Kevin Newson was wanted for Friday night's fatal shooting of Jacqueline Johnson after an altercation at the Firehouse Discount Liquor Store in Nashville led to shots being fired in the parking lot. wkrn.com

Las Vegas, NV: Shootout At East Valley Shopping Center; 10 yr old Girl among injured
A shootout between two men (possibly gang related) at a busy east valley shopping center Tuesday afternoon left four people with bullet wounds, including three innocent bystanders, among them a 10-year-old girl, according to Metro Police. The three victims and one of the gunmen suffered injuries not deemed life-threatening. The other suspect fled the scene. About 20 gunshots erupted about 4:40 p.m. in a parking lot connecting a pawn shop and a restaurant in the 300 block of Nellis Boulevard. lasvegassun.com

Bessemer, AL: Officer shoots, wounds man at Hibbett Sports
Authorities say a police officer responding to a report of theft at an Alabama sporting goods store shot the suspect in the shoulder.  sacbee.com

Charlotte, NC: Man with electronic monitor shot in knee, injures other leg running away

Cobbs Creek, PA: C-Store Owner shot with AK-47 during Armed Robbery; suspect sought

Robberies & Thefts

Charlotte, NC: Target stores a recent bullseye for crimes
Rise in number of Target thefts in past 5 days including employee threatened with a weapon

NBC Charlotte is learning about nearly half a dozen crimes at local stores just in the past few days. Shoplifters have stolen hundreds of dollars in household items. In another case, police say a man robbed a Target by threatening an employee with a weapon. At the Target store on Walker Branch Drive, police said a man took several items without paying for them, including luggage and a baseball bat. Police then said he threatened an employee outside the store with a blunt object. It's one of five crimes in as many days targeting Target stores. The store on Rea Road was hit three times by shoplifters. The items stolen include $600 vacuums. wcnc.com

Plainview, TX: C-Store Armed robbery suspects are 11, 13, and 17

Denton, TX: Police investigate possible link between 7-Eleven and Family Dollar robberies

Grand Island, NE: 17 year old Kohl's shoplifter tries to kick police officer; now facing 3rd degree Assault on an Officer

UK: London: Former Pink Panther diamond thief sought after $2.7M worth of diamond rings stolen at Chelsea art fair

Jinan, China: Woman slaps IKEA Security Guard after learning they don't sell Umbrellas

Fred Meyer Jewelers in Lynnwood, WA reported a Theft of a counter top display, items valued at $735

Hugo Jewelry in San Antonio reported an Armed Robbery on 4/30

Jared Vault in the Gilroy Premium Outlets, Gilroy, CA reported a Grab & Run on 5/5, item valued at $30,800


St. Louis, MO: Gas station clerk admits federal gun crime in customer's death
A gas station clerk accused of the murder of a customer pleaded guilty on Monday to a federal gun charge and admitted a role in the death. Taleb Rebhi Ali Jawher, a clerk at a St. Louis gas station, was charged with murdering a customer over what he believed was a stolen $1 bag of candy. He pleaded guilty to a federal charge over his illegal possession of a gun. stltoday.com

Lynnwood, WA: Man gets 7 years for Alderwood Mall stabbing on Christmas Eve 2016

Urbana, IL: Man gets 7 years for Armed Robbery of Casey's General store; $1,200 and a roll of nickels

Cleveland, OH: Jury convicts 2 men for Armed Robberies of Dollar Tree stores in Cleveland

Cleveland, OH: Two men charged for brandishing firearms, shooting police officer while robbing MetroPCS stores



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named Team USA Manager - Safety, Security & Loss Prevention for Domino's

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