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Where have all the comp store sales gone - Retail E-Commerce Sales Seen Growing
25% in 2015 Global retail e-commerce sales - spurred by big gains in
China and other Asia-Pacific economies - are forecast to expand this year to
$1.67 trillion, up nearly 25% from 2014, and account for a 7.3 percent share of
the total retail market worldwide, research company eMarketer predicts. Between
now and 2019, retail e-commerce sales growth "will continue to outpace
brick-and-mortar sales growth by a more than 3-to-1 margin," the research firm
As a result, eMarketer estimates e-commerce sales will grow to $3.5 trillion by
2019 and account for a 12.4 percent share of total retail sales worldwide of
$28.8 trillion, with the Asia-Pacific the dominant growth market.
In North America and Western Europe, spending on retail e-commerce purchases is
forecast to increase by 14.4 percent to nearly $376 billion, and by 12.7 percent
to $313 billion, respectively, and with growth expected to come from "expanding
online categories and increased order values."
In the U.S., e-commerce sales will increase by 14.2 percent to reach $349
billion, or a 7.2 percent share of total retail sales. The study added that
"though brick-and-mortar sales still command a vast majority of the market,
e-commerce sales are increasing at a much faster rate." The study projects that
by 2019, U.S. retail e-commerce sales will grow 57 percent to reach $548.2
Why Apple Pay will cure NFC security headache
Mobile NFC could solve the security flaws of contactless card payments,
according to experts reacting to the findings from a recent Which? report.
According to Paul Hampton mobile solutions such as Apple Pay offer "much greater
security". "Contactless payments made with mobile phones typically don't use
real card details and usually need the user to supply either a PIN number or
fingerprint in order for the phone to transmit the payment information, this
prevents a fraudster with the appropriate wireless equipment from being able to
capture any information," said Hampton. "The payment industry always planned
that the risks associated with exposing information over wireless connections
would be mitigated by stronger controls put around card not present transactions
made over the telephone or Internet, however, as Which have highlighted, often
these controls are relaxed by merchants as the inconvenience of additional
security can drive customers away from completing purchases."
Top 3 Factors Disrupting Online Retail in 2015
Like a tornado ripping through an empty cornfield, online retail has gathered
enormous strength. Consumers love it for its convenience, and there are fewer
barriers to entry for retailers. Every year it seems that eCommerce gets
stronger and develops even more innovative practices that have a lasting impact
on the industry.
Many companies have drawn up ways to improve eCommerce in 2015. These ideas can
completely change the way online sellers compete with one another. Retailers are
beginning to switch gears to accommodate their business strategies according to
UPS delivers expanded e-commerce options
Next On The Vegas Strip - The Mike Tyson Bitcoin ATM?
Snapchat reportedly working on 'special' ecommerce
product with Hearst
"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
Ring - Female admits to being part of ring operating in Leesburg, Fla. - Hitting
Walmart - Are they hitting your stores? A 26-year-old Leesburg woman,
arrested for shoplifting at least a half-dozen times, let slip to police she is
part of retail theft ring, an arrest affidavit states. Brionna Bender was taken
into custody Monday for allegedly taking three sets of bedroom sheets from
bedding department at Wal-Mart, placing them in a Wal-Mart shopping bag and
trying to get a $40.41 refund from the service desk. While waiting on the
history to come back, Ms. Bender made spontaneous statements (about) how there
were several arrests for theft because she was part of a group who were going
around doing these thefts at several other stores in the area," the arresting
officer said. Bender made no additional comments.
steals thousands from sunglass store in Jacksonville, FL A Yulee
business owner is on edge over the theft of thousands of dollars in merchandise
stolen right in front of his employees, again. The heist was caught on
surveillance video. He grabs a pair of expensive sunglasses and puts it in his
pocket... over ... and over again. He even pretends to try on the shades - while
already sporting a pair - before stuffing his pockets. "This guy was a
professional, my staff members were two feet away from him - literally." "The
thief walked around the store - talking on his cell phone to keep employees away
- grabbed 8 designer glasses worth about $3,000 and the owner is hoping
surveillance video will help get this guy caught.
shoplifters steal $10K in merchandise in South Jackson, TN Thousands
of dollars in merchandise is stolen from a Jackson Walmart in what police are
calling an elaborate shoplifting scheme. Officers say they stole more than
$10,000 worth of merchandise and may be connected to similar thefts in Jackson
and West Tennessee. But this dynamic duo's shoplifting scheme came to an end
Monday night. In the video, Noonan can be seen opening a box filled with new
merchandise and emptying it. Seconds later, she can be seen filling the box with
dozens of other items, trying to conceal them. Investigators said Noonan and
Hayes were known for using a getaway car and that it was easier to track them
because they used the same one almost every time.
Macy and Sears Jewel Thief plead Guilty in San Mateo County, CA
A Hayward man facing multiple burglary and theft charges in connection with a
series of attempted jewelry and cigarette thefts in San Mateo and Redwood City
took a plea deal on Monday just as his trial began. Dale Lionel Mark, 55,
pleaded no contest to one count of burglary and one count of grand theft and
admitted to nine prior convictions. On Dec. 1, 2014, Mark was seen entering the
Macy's at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo and using a tool to cut a
security cord on a jewelry case before leaving the store. An accomplice was
allegedly waiting to pick up the case, which contained $31,000 in jewelry. On
Dec. 22, 2014, Mark allegedly returned to the same shopping center, entered the
Sears store, took a pair of wire cutters from the hardware department and again
cut a cord on a jewelry case in the store. He allegedly picked up the jewelry
case himself, which contained $13,000 in jewelry, and placed it in a shopping
cart before walking out of the store with it.
Jeans Thieves Sought After Violent Shoplifting Incident at Dillard's in Waco, TX
Police have released surveillance images of a man and woman wanted in connection
with the theft of a number of pairs of jeans from the Waco Dillard's store,
where an employee was hurt while trying to detain the pair. The injury the
female employee suffered means the two are facing robbery charges, police said.
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Use of force under investigation after NYC Target arrest caught on camera
The NYPD is investigating the use of force used by officers during an arrest at
a Target store in Brooklyn that was caught on camera. The video shows several
punches being thrown, including two by a male officer and two by a female
officer, as a crowd instantly gathers around the officers from the 70th Precinct
who are attempting to arrest Alando Brissett.
"That's when people actually responded," City Councilman Jumaane Williams said.
"That's when the crowd got animated. It didn't seem to be the arrest or whatever
happened before. It seemed to be the punches....There are a good few seconds
there where they're just kind of wailing on him."
The video was shot by a Target shopper on Flatbush Avenue in Midwood just after
7:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say after Brisset dropped off some bottles for
recycling, he asked for a receipt. And when he was told the store doesn't
provide them, Brissett refused to leave. Williams spoke with Target employees,
who said Brisset was there the day before, and his behavior then was alarming.
"We want to make sure that people understand that something happened before the
video," Williams said. "Because it starts off with the arrest, you don't know
what's going on before that. But even within that context, we still need to find
out what the protocol is when someone is not complying." Authorities say that
not only did Brisset refused to leave, he also refused to give them his name. He
was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. The incident is now under
internal review to determine any misconduct. 7online.com
Arrested on Shoplifting charge found dead in Holding Cell in Mount Vernon, NY
investigating the holding-cell death of a woman who waited two days for
arraignment on a shoplifting arrest in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Mayor Earnest
Davis said 43-year-old Raynetta Turner had been arrested Saturday on a
shoplifting charge for the third time recently. She was found unresponsive and
lying on her side on a wooden bench in her holding cell Monday afternoon.
According to Davis, Turner reported various medical issues at the time of her
arrest, and she was taken to Montefiore-Mount Vernon Hospital. She was then
released back to police custody Sunday evening. Raynette Turner was accused
of stealing from Restaurant Depot, a local food wholesaler. Sunday morning she
said she felt sick. Police say she was treated at the hospital for
hypertension and then brought back for her court appearance. Police say no foul
play is suspected. An autopsy is being done.
Judge Overturns Shoplifter's Walmart Ban, But Store is Still Off-Limits
Two weeks after a municipal court judge handed down a sentence of banishment for
life from any Walmart store in America to a shoplifter, the verdict has been
vacated. But the shoplifter, Johanna Cassimore, of Hopatcong, still won't be
allowed inside the retail chain's buildings. That's because, according to nj.com,
Cassimore had previously signed an agreement with the Walmart company stating
she would never enter the stores again prior to her guilty verdict in Mt. Olive
Township earlier this month. The vacated ruling, made Monday, showed Judge Brian
Levine meant to acknowledge the agreement between Cassimore and Walmart, not
that he was imposing the ban himself, the report said.
Man, 71, shot to death outside Family Dollar store in Atlanta
Police are investigating the shooting death of a 71-year-old man in the parking
lot of a Family Dollar store in northwest Atlanta. The shooting happened at the
store on Joseph E. Boone Drive early Wednesday morning. Atlanta police Lt.
Charles Hampton tells WSB-TV that investigators were not sure about the
circumstances that led to the shooting. He said they planned to canvas the area
to see whether there were any witnesses.
Family Dollar security video helped identify suspect in Egg Harbor City store
beating Police are still seeking the female suspect in the beating of
a woman at the Family Dollar store here Monday afternoon. Sgt. Dylan Hutton said
Wednesday that a security camera caught the alleged attack, and a woman has been
charged after a judge found probable cause in the case. A warrant has been
issued for her arrest. Hutton said there were children in the store at the time
of the incident, but he is not sure if they were with either of the women
Game Stop roof top Burglary in Stillwater, OK end with Police Chase and crash
Police arrested a 19-year-old early Tuesday morning, suspected of cutting a hole
into the roof of a Stillwater Game Stop. He and another burglar crashed; the
second person remains hospitalized. One man woke up behind bars and another in
the hospital after allegedly burglarizing a Stillwater business. Police arrested
19-year-old Markez Thompson, from Nebraska, for second degree burglary,
possession of burglary tools and attempting to elude officers. He and another
person are suspected of cutting a hole into the roof of a Game Stop. Thompson
ran on foot and was caught, while a second suspect drove from the Game Stop down
Hall of Fame Avenue, chased by police. He crashed in a backyard, injuring
Kay Jewelers employee in Center Valley, PA tries to re-sell a $7,999 stolen
diamond ring A Kay Jewelers employee stole a 2-carat Neil Lane
engagement ring from The Promenade Shops. Travis Michael Ketchen of Nazareth,
reportedly tried to sell the $7,999.99 ring on July 25 to another jewelry store
where it was recognized as belonging to Kay Jewelers. The jeweler did not
purchase the ring and provided surveillance video footage of Ketchen. The Neil
Lane ring was reported missing from the Center Valley store safe on July 13.
DNA hit and a Punch in the nose brings arrest for Walgreens robbery In Urbana,
IL A Champaign man's DNA left behind at an Urbana drug store late last
year has led to his arrest for robbery. Urbana police investigator Dave Smysor
said he learned recently from the Illinois State Crime Lab that blood left at
Walgreen's was found to contain DNA that matched that of Levester Pettigrew.
Smysor said that in the early morning hours of Dec. 13, 2014, a man came in the
Walgreen's and asked a clerk for change. When the male clerk opened the
register, the man reached across the counter and snatched a handful of $20
bills. Smysor said the clerk then jumped over the counter and got into a fight
with the robber, bloodying his nose in the process.
Search continues for suspect in Under Armour Armed Robbery in the Tanger Outlet
in Bluffton, SC The search for the armed man, who robbed some
employees at a popular shopping center in Bluffton, continues. Two employees of
the Under Armour store at Tanger Outlet One were robbed at gunpoint, as they
opened the store around 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Investigators say the man, dressed in
black clothes, with a black mask, approached the two, entered the store,
demanded money, and ran. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has been looking
for him ever since. Deputies canvassed the area of Fording Island Road with
assistance from Bluffton Police, for hours. There were feet on the ground, and
eyes from the sky as the chopper flew above. They did find what they believe to
be the suspect's handgun.
smash window, spend hours looting Tacoma, WA business Surveillance
cameras caught a smash-and-grab looting that went on for hours inside a local
business. Aside from being upset by the thefts, the owner is also frustrated
about all the bystanders who never raised the alarm. "They threw a large piece
of concrete right through the front window," said Josh Norris, who's been
gearing up for the grand opening of Sluggo Brewing on 6th Avenue. From there,
the hooded thief then snatched a mountain bike off the rack and walked out.
Polk County FL Sheriff's Department busts suspects with 85 Counterfeit Credit
Cards Texas man called the Polk County Sheriff's Office earlier this
year to say his debit card was being used in Davenport, FL. He said he'd never
been to Davenport and didn't lose the card, yet somehow someone had used it to
take money out of a CenterState Bank ATM there. Deputies pulled surveillance
video from the bank and said it showed 29-year-old Harvey Jackson Jr. using the
card. They then got a warrant to search his Davenport home. When they went to
the house on Sunset View Drive on Tuesday, deputies said they found Jackson, his
34-year-old girlfriend and her mother. They also found a credit card re-encoder.
Deputies said Jackson had about 85 counterfeit cards made from information he
got from the internet.
Tampa, FL Man Sentenced to 4 years in Prison for Credit Card Fraud and Identity
Theft United States District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced
Dariel Sardinas Lopez (22, Tampa) to four years in federal prison for credit
card fraud and identity theft. He pleaded guilty on April 22, 2015. According to
court documents, Sardinas Lopez produced and trafficked in counterfeit credit
cards. These fraudulent credit cards were encoded with the numbers and
information of victims whose cards had been "skimmed" at local gas stations.
Dallas County deputy arrested for shoplifting in uniform
A Dallas County sheriff's deputy was arrested by Garland police Tuesday for
allegedly shoplifting from a Tom Thumb grocery store eight times. Darrell
Markeith Moore, 49, was charged with one count of theft between $50 and $500, a
Class B misdemeanor, after the eight incidents over the course of a month were
combined for one charge.
Police use Taser to subdue hammer-wielding man at
Bizarre bistate police chase began over underwear
Two Middleburg, FL women charged with carjacking and false imprisonment after
Kohl's shoplifting incident
Walmart Shoplifting suspect sought by North Augusta, GA Police
Dubai gang steals millions from villas, buries
loot in desert
Capeview Food - Norfolk, VA - Burglary
Cashland - North College Hill, OH - Armed Robbery
Casey's General - Great Bend, KS - Robbery
Chevron - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
CVS - Haddonfield, NJ - Armed Robbery
Dunkin Donuts - Woodstown, NJ - Burglary
Family Dollar - Atlanta, GA - Shooting/ 1 man killed
GameStop - Glassboro, NJ - Theft
Hy-Vee - Jefferson City, MO - Robbery/ Shooting
Kum & Go - Owasso, OK - Shooting
Las Palmas Grocery - Corpus Christi, TX - Armed Robbery
Metro PCS - San Bernardino, CA - Burglary
Mobile - Mansfield, CT - Armed Robbery/ employee charged
Rabba Foods - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery
Rite Aid - Haddonfield, NJ - Robbery
Southern Food - Suffolk, VA - Armed Robbery
Stars and Stripes Flag Store - Rochester, NY - Robbery
Under Armour - Armed Robbery
Verizon - Lexington, KY - Armed Robbery
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