A National Update
Jeff Fulmer, VP of LP for Barnes & Noble and Chair of the
NRF's Legislative Committee, and Jon Gold, VP, Supply Chain & Customs
Policy at the NRF, provide a national update on the NRF's legislative efforts,
including where federal ORC legislation stands and what retailers and LP
professionals can do to aid the legislative effort. Jeff and Jon also talk about
where the retail industry is going when it comes to cybersecurity and privacy,
two hot-button issues also being looked at in Congress right now.
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Take, hear from Joe LaRocca, Greg DeTardo, President at NuTech
National, and Kathy Grannis, Senior Director, Media Relations at the NRF.
Kathy talks about some of the highlights from the NRF's ORC Survey. While Greg
discusses what's new with NuTech and where they are headed. They also discuss
the opportunity as an industry for developing partnerships with retailers and
law enforcement to combat ORC.
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Shutterfly Hit With Privacy Suit Over Facial Recognition
In the wake of similar allegations against Facebook Inc., a putative class
action filed in Illinois federal court Wednesday accuses Shutterfly Inc. of
using facial recognition technology to create and store millions of face
templates without permission, in violation of a state law protecting residents'
control over their biometric data. Plaintiff Brian Norberg, an Illinois
resident, alleges in the suit that online image publisher Shutterfly and its
subsidiary ThisLife LLC violated the state's Biometric Information Privacy
Act by collecting facial recognition data from user-uploaded photos without
first notifying individuals and receiving their written consent, and by failing
to inform them how long the information will be stored and how it will be used.
Wal-Mart Canada on Mcommerce and Responsive Design
Wal-Mart Canada was one of the first retailers in the world to offer a fully
responsive mobile site. Simon Rodrigue, senior vice president of ecommerce at
Wal-Mart Canada, spoke with eMarketer's Lisa Barron about how the site has
helped boost ecommerce sales. "For Wal-Mart Canada, digital sales are a
significant part of our future. We don't report out ecommerce sales in Canada,
but we've seen very strong growth year over year. So it's a key part of our
strategy going forward. We don't actually see mobile as a separate channel-it is
a way of giving customers access to Wal-Mart whenever and however they want.
What digital does for them is it allows them to access Wal-Mart when they're at
work, when they're at home, when they're mobile, and allows them to get products
delivered to their house or to a pickup location. For us, it's all about
offering different ways of accessing the Wal-Mart brand."
Mobile Wallets Open Revenue Doors for Retailers'
According to a study, 30 percent of all shoppers now use mobile wallets to pay
for their purchases. This includes both in-store and online purchases, such as
Apple Pay's NFC and in-app transaction capability. Retailers need to make sure
they have this facility as 64 percent of mobile wallet users prefer shopping at
a retailer who offers this payment option. This provides retailers with
excellent opportunities including a chance to increase productivity with a
seamless, secure payment service option. This means that mobile wallets are
especially sticky among consumers, and they're more likely to show loyalty to
retailers who offer mobile payments acceptance. On the flip side, the study also
shows that 62 percent of shoppers are not using a mobile wallet for their
purchases. However, if consumer trends are anything to go by, the mobile wallet
is here to stay. Millennials make up the largest mobile market users, with 58
percent of them using this technology.
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Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay Expands To 21 More
Study: Product recommendations aid in e-commerce
"Fraud is not a person - it is a dynamic grouping of statistics
that deviate from the norm."
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CEO, The Zellman Group & Zelligent
Two Vancouver residents suspected in Safeway $15,000 ORC thefts |
Two Vancouver residents accused of stealing more than $15,000 from local Safeway
stores since February made first appearances in Clark County Superior Court on
Wednesday. Alicia F. Brown, 26, and Jacob A. Beatty, 33, face allegations of
first-degree organized retail theft, 10 counts of trafficking in known stolen
property, first-degree theft and first-degree possession of stolen property.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in Superior Court, investigators
with the Northwest Organized Retail Crime Alliance met in February after
noticing a large amount of Similac infant formula and personal care items being
sold for prices substantially lower than retail value through online store
fronts, such as OfferUp. Private investigator Christopher Frazier found a
posting for the formula and shaving razors on OfferUp being sold by an
individual who went by the name Alicia. This pattern of stealing merchandise
from Safeway stores across Clark County and then selling the merchandise to
Frazier went on until about June 7, the affidavit says. In total, Brown
allegedly stole $7,935.52 worth of merchandise from Safeway. Beatty allegedly
stole $7,358.73 worth of merchandise.
Violin worth $200,000 stolen from Lilburn shop in purported instrument 'theft
ring' Dressed to the nines in a sharp suit, a man with jet black,
curly hair strolled into a Lilburn violin shop earlier this month and began to
browse. It was a busy Saturday at Ronald Sachs Violins on Pleasant Hill Road,
recalled Cody Sisk, an instrument maker at the business. Sisk said the man had
his eye on one item in particular, a "gorgeous" violin made in 1781 by the
renowned Italian craftsman Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi. "He picked it up and asked
one of our employees, How much is this?" Sisk said Wednesday. #The answer:
$200,000. Taken aback, the man put the violin down, and the employee went about
his work, leaving the man to himself. Ronald Sachs Violins wouldn't see the
prized instrument until a week later. Police found it in a room at a Roswell
extended stay hotel in a bust that shook up what some in the niche violin
community are calling a "theft ring" in Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.
Along with the violin from Lilburn, police say they found five instruments from
Atlanta Violins in Roswell, as well as several other instruments. The Roswell
store owner realized the violins were gone after a shop owner in Raleigh, N.C.
called to say they had the instruments, police said.
County, OR Sheriff's arrest 2 in $6,000 Electronics theft from Walmart
Two people are accused of being part of an organized retail theft operation that
resulted in the loss of more than $6,000 from Walmart. Aurora Hinkley and Jason
David Wigley have been indicted by a Multnomah County grand jury with one count
each of organized retail theft and first-degree theft. Court records show that
on or about Sep. 5, 2013, they unlawfully and knowingly, while acting in
concert, took property from Walmart that, within a 90-day period, that exceeded
more than $5,000. Lt. Steve Alexander, a spokesperson with the Multnomah County
Sheriff's Office, said in January 2015, Wigley and Hinkley were stealing
electronics. He said Detective Rian Hakala was working and the case and could
not provide additional details. Officials said there are pending investigations
against Wigley and Hinkley in Washington and Idaho.
Georgia Woman stole 131 pairs of underwear from Walmart
A Georgia woman was arrested after stealing 131 pairs of underwear from a
Walmart store, police said. Julia Marie Jones, 22, tried hiding the garments in
her purse, a handbag and grocery bags, according to a Huffington Post report
citing police. The underwear was worth about $750, the HuffPo story said. Jones
was charged with felony theft by shoplifting and released on $5,000 bond.
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Shoplifting suspect dies after he is detained by grocery store LP officer at
Super 1 Foods in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho A shoplifting suspect died
Wednesday night in Coeur d’Alene after he was detained and held on the ground by
a loss prevention officer from a nearby grocery store, police said. The
35-year-old man was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m. at Kootenai Health. The Coeur
d’Alene Police Department has not released his name, pending notification of
next of kin. According to a police news release, officers responded to U.S.
Highway 95 and Kathleen Avenue at 10:35 p.m. for an initial report of two men
fighting. Police were advised that the loss prevention officer from Super 1
Foods had detained a male shoplifter, and they found the suspect unresponsive on
the ground. |
The security officer told police the suspect came into the store with a woman
and shop-lifted items. He said he attempted to detain the man once he was
outside the store, and that the suspect fled on foot. The security officer said
he chased the suspect and caught him in the area of Sunset Motors, where he
attempted to hold onto him. Witnesses said the suspect began to fight to get
away. Preliminary information indicates the loss prevention officer held onto
him and put him on the ground, police said. The suspect asked to be let up and
the security officer did so. Once up the suspect tried to fight again, and the
officer put him back on the ground, where the suspect became lethargic while
police responded to the scene.
Preliminary information from witnesses who observed the incident said the loss
prevention officer did not apply excessive physical force while trying to detain
the man. Information obtained from the woman accompanying the suspect is that he
was under the influence of illegal drugs at the time.
Standoff with Armed man at Canadian Tire in Timmins, Ontario, CN ends, suspect
vanishes A man who was armed with at least one long gun inside a
Canadian Tire store in Timmins, Ont. on Wednesday appeared to have escaped a
police dragnet. City police Insp. Mike McGinn had said the store's alarm went
off around 4 a.m. Wednesday and employees found an intruder in the building when
they arrived. The employees left and called police, who arrived within minutes,
McGinn said. "The target of the break-in was firearms and there are firearms
that have been removed," McGinn said. "Anything that would be within line of
sight of a high-powered weapon we have evacuated." Several other stores and
nearby roads were shut down as Ontario Provincial Police set up a perimeter and
took control of the scene. McGinn said investigators security video showed the
man was armed with a "long gun", but police had not identified him. Police
declared the standoff over late Wednesday evening but no suspect was found.
Four Walmart employees arrested in theft case - More arrests expected in Suisun,
CA Four Suisun City Walmart employees were arrested as suspects in an
internal theft investigation on Monday. Investigators are currently completing
additional investigations which are expected to yield additional arrests. The
Suisun City Police Department has worked closely with Walmart management and the
Loss Prevention Department to address theft-related incidents within the retail
store, Police Chief Tim Mattos said in a statement.
Five men arrested for stealing Boost Mobile store safe in Houston, TX
Police arrested five men they say stole a safe from a Boost Mobile cellphone
store. Neighbors called police around 4:00am after hearing a lot of loud noise
coming from a home in the 7200 block of Saint Louis at Darien. Residents thought
it was a burglary, but when police arrived, they found five men in a garage
trying to open a safe. The safe was stolen earlier from the cellphone store. The
safe was full of cell phones. Police also found a stolen Ford F-250 pickup truck
in the driveway. All five men will likely face multiple charges.
CT Man Tried to Kidnap Girl at Merrimack Premium Outlet Mall in New Hampshire
A Windsor man was held on $100,000 cash bail after allegedly attempting to
kidnap a girl near the food court area of the Merrimack Premium Outlet Mall in
New Hampshire. Desmond Mighty, 25, was arrested on June 17 and charged with
attempted kidnapping, criminal restraint, and second-degree assault, all
felonies, as well as false imprisonment, criminal threatening, simple assault,
two counts of possession of a concealed firearm, and possession with intent to
distribute (marijuana). According to police, at around 4:15 p.m., officers were
called to the mall for a reported assault. A girl reportedly was exiting the
restroom in the food court area when she was grabbed by a male, thrown to the
ground, and pinned so the she could not move, according to Police. "The male
made threatening remarks to the juvenile placing her in fear for her life," she
noted. "It was reported that the juvenile did not know the male perpetrator."
The girl began screaming and was able to gain attention of a bystander who
approached the restrooms and saw the incident occurring. The man then fled the
area, according to the report.
5 15-year-olds charged in burglary of Minot, ND Grocery store
Five 15-year-old boys have been arrested in connection to a burglary at a Minot
grocery store. The Minot Police Department said in a news release Wednesday that
the suspects are being charged in juvenile court. One is charged with burglary,
while the other four are charged with criminal conspiracy to commit burglary.
US, French Customs Seize Over $500k in Personal Care Products
Counterfeit condoms and other personal care items worth more than half a million
dollars were seized by French and US customs agents, the US Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) agency said in a statement. 'The joint operation, conducted
from April 8 through May 4, resulted in the seizure of 76 shipments of more than
31,000 counterfeit items for a combined manufacturer's suggested retail price of
$541,000," the statement said Thursday. The items were seized as part of an
operation dubbed "Bathe and Beaute," which included seizing counterfeit condoms,
make-up, contact lenses, skin care products, hair curlers and straighteners. The
CBP stated a portion of the items may have contained dangerous chemicals and
2 charged in Twin Cities Credit Card Cloning scam in Minnesota
Two people are charged in Dakota County with using dozens of "cloned" credit
cards to make thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent purchases across the Twin
Cities metro area. Emile Rey, 35, and Sade Robinson, 21, are accused of buying
stolen information and using it to create cloned credit cards. They then used
the fake credit cards to purchase gift cards at various stores in more than a
dozen metro communities over the past four months, the station reports.
According to the criminal complaint, Rey used the credit card number of a
resident of Savage, Minn., for the first time on February 27, when he purchased
a gift card at the Target store in Eagan. The victim was still in possession of
the credit card. Over the next four weeks, Rey made a total of 21 fraudulent
transactions at that Target, using several different cloned card.
Dover, DE Police seek help locating credit card thieves
According to a Dover Police Department press release, police are looking for
five unknown suspects who they believe are obtaining credit card information and
creating duplicate cards from area Seacoast residents in both Maine and New
Hampshire. Police believe the suspects use the duplicate cards to purchase Visa
and MasterCard gift cards. Pettingill said the crimes have occurred at Shaw's,
Hannaford, Rite Aid, and Walgreens - all in Dover.
Sears L.P Agent assaulted stopping leaf blower thief in Fredrick, MD
A Frederick man who bit and punched a store employee after stealing a $300 leaf
blower early Tuesday faces theft and assault charges, according to documents
filed in Frederick County District Court. Mark Edward Permenter, 51, dropped the
power tool and punched and bit the employee, who tried to defend himself. A
woman sitting in a nearby black Chevy Impala, who was later identified as Rhonda
McGlaughlin-Camplair, exited the vehicle and also assaulted the employee, the
documents state. The Sears employee, who had scratches and bites on his neck and
chest, told sheriff's deputies that McGlaughlin-Camplair, 57, appeared to be
driving Permenter's getaway vehicle. Permenter then jumped into the Chevy and
began spinning the car in circles, squealing the tires, and threatening to run
over the employee. Soon after, Permenter exited the vehicle and began biting and
punching the employee again, according to charging.
Suspect nailed in nail gun theft: at Lowe's in West Hazelton, PA; posts his
apology on Facebook A man nailed by police for allegedly stealing a
nail gun from Lowe's posted an apology on the Facebook post announcing his
arrest. West Hazleton police were summoned to Lowe's Home Improvement store on
May 23 after an asset protection manager reported stolen retail items. Police
learned a male entered Lowe's around 6:30 p.m. on May 22 and concealed an
electric nailing gun valued at $300.99 inside a hooded sweatshirt he was
wearing. The male left the store with the item, failing to pay for it. A police
investigation led to identification of the suspect as Chris Planutis, 35, of
West Hazleton. On May 23, around 3:57 p.m., borough police received information
that Planutis was again at Lowe's. Planutis allegedly tried to avoid police
apprehension by fleeing the area in a vehicle at a high rate of speed, but
officers were able to take him into custody a short time later. During the
incident, officers located numerous items of drug paraphernalia inside
Planutis's vehicle, police said.
Tiny Scottish Island Experiences First Crime in 50 Years With Six Wooly Hats
Stolen The burglary happened at one of the island's 20 buildings. A
recently-opened cosmetics store on the tiny Scottish island of Canna was robbed
last Friday night, with thieves breaking in and stealing cash, several beauty
products and six wooly hats. The theft is the first instance of crime on the
island in over half a century; the last theft in the 1960s was of a wooden
plate, Scottish broadcaster STV News reported. "The thieves cleared the shelves
of sweets, chocolate bars, coffee, biscuits, batteries and more," said a
spokeswoman for the Canna Community Trust, which runs the store. "Most upsetting
for [manager] Julie was they stole six of her hand-knitted Canna wool hats which
were in the shop on a sale or return basis." The spokeswoman added that they
might have to employ drastic new security measures to prevent further thefts on
the island, which has a population of less than 30.
Swimming Shoplifter arrested in Minneapolis
A suspect in a Mall of America shoplifting case didn't want to give up easily.
The 21-year-old Coon Rapids man had to be fished out of a Minneapolis lake in
order to be arrested in connection with the theft of denim jeans from the Mall
of America Macy's store. The suspect fled the store and ran into a silver
minivan waiting outside the store's main floor entrance. When officers conducted
a traffic in Minneapolis the suspect fled, running toward Lake Nokomis. Two
women inside the van remained inside. Officers chased the suspect as he ran
through a marshy area. He eventually reached the lake, where he began to swim
away from shore. He swam approximately 30 feet from shore when he started to
return, although he refused officer commands to exit the lake. As the man waded
through the lake an officer entered the lake, reaching the man and pulling him
FDA cracks down on over 1000
illegal online medicine sellers
Kay Jewelers in the Northtown Mall in Coon Rapids, MN hit with a Grab & Run,
merchandise valued at $21,700
Man arrested after Victoria's Secret burglary at
Crossroads Center Mall, St Cloud, MN
Milwaukee man charged in armed robbery and shooting at Bouchards Clothing Store
UK: Thief leaves court and immediately goes on shoplifting spree at Mark &
B&D Market - Minot, ND - Burglary
Boost Mobile - Houston, TX - Burglary
Burger King - Wichita, NE - Armed Robbery
Circle K - Columbus, GA - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Houston, TX - Burglary
CVS - Paducah, KY - Robbery
Dollar General - Bakersfield, CA - Robbery
Haney's - Tulsa, OK - Shooting
Inland Cellular -Dayton, OH - Burglary
Lincoln Grocery - Fort Worth, TX - Armed Robbery/ Shooting
Maverik - Gooding, ID - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - Rockdale Co, GA - Burglary
Mobile - Milford, DE - Armed Robbery
One Stop - Charleston, WV - Armed Robbery
Pharmachoice - Gambo, NF, CN - Burglary
Rite Aid - Gloucester Twp, NJ, - Robbery
Walgreens - Chicago, IL - Burglary
Woodbridge Firearms - Woodbridge, CT - Burglary
7-Eleven - Elgin, IL - Robbery
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Allison Jonas was named National
Manager Learning & Development for Sears Holdings Corporation.
Paul McGinley was named Global Senior Manager,
Security for Connolly iHealth, LLC.
was promoted to Director of Field Loss Prevention and Safety for PetSmart.
Paul Trickett was named Sr.
Regional Loss Prevention & Safety Manager Canada for PetSmart.
Andrew Schneider was named Regional
Asset Protection Manager for Regis Corp.
Jamie Van Dusen
was promoted to District Director of Asset Protection for Macy's.
Karen Patituce was promoted to
Market Asset and Profit Protection Manager - Sears Holdings Corporation.
Gordon Bourne was named Regional
Asset Protection Manager for Dollar Tree Stores.
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