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December 19, 2014
1.  The Brick trains staff to fight crime
2.  Hundreds of Manitobans accounts drained last weekend - Debit card skimming device found
3.  Canada lags 2 or 3 years behind omni-channel retailing
4.  Ikea to open string of smaller stores across Canada
5.  Two Calgary Police Service constables are in charge of a program to reduce organized retail crime
6.  Toronto cops shoot man cutting his own throat and wrists at Scarborough mall
7.  Montreal Man sentenced to Over Five Years in Jail on elaborate Credit Card Fraud
8.  Attempted robbery at south Calgary jewellery store thwarted by attentive staff, off-duty Alberta Sheriff
9.  Windsor Police arrest shoplifter with assistance from alert citizen
10. Winnipeg Police seek suspect after armed convenience store robbery
11. Ontario duo charged with theft after tweeting selfies with stolen liquor

December 15, 2014
1.  ORC In Canada Gets National Attention - A First in History

December 12, 2014
1.  Why Canada Is Headed for a Retail Bloodbath - Sears Canada Could Be the Canary in the Mineshaft
2.  Canada's Gov't will be investigating your 'unfair' pricing - Aims to cut retail price gap with U.S. - Watch Out Retailers!
3.  Canada police 'can search phones' after arrest
4.  73% of Canadians want in-store pick up vs. home delivery - 23% of all online sales are ship-to-store
5.  Canada's Black Friday sales weakest in 3 years - traffic same as LY - Cyber Monday up 12%
6.  Mexx Canada's 95 stores files Bankruptcy - Dutch parent Mexx declared bankruptcy in Amsterdam as well
7.  Toronto area police recover baby taken in vehicle theft
8.  Oakville, Ontario, Halton Regional Police Service implements Project H.O.L.I.D.A.Y. They're including ORC in their program!
9.  Two men arrested in card-skimming operation going on across the Prairies in Western Canada
10. 2 women sentenced to jail for Birks $10,735 Grab and Run robbery in Carrefour Laval in Montreal
11. Man steals puppy from Nanaimo pet store

December 5, 2014
1.  Lowe's plans aggressive Canadian expansion
2.  Ottawa approves Tim Hortons-Burger King deal with conditions
3.  Teen who allegedly robbed convenience store to fund terrorism was Facebook friends with man who ran down soldier
4.  Swift Current Police Investigate Jewelry store Break-in and Theft
5.  RCMP urge caution after woman attacked and robbed in central Alberta
6.  Lens & Shutter the victim of an over night burglary in Kelowna, BC; tens of thousands of dollar of inventory stolen
7.  Retail Fast Facts: November 2014

November 26, 2014
1.  U.S. Retailers changing Holiday Shopping across Canada - Fully embracing 'Black Friday' with 61% planning to shop
2.  Calgary retail space demand reaches all time high - 50 projects - 12.1 million square feet in planning
3.  Canadian retailers are getting their butts kicked online by U.S. retailers
4.  Reitmans closing 107 Smart Set stores - converting some
5.  Upscale retailer Simons opening 5 new stores
6.  Whole Foods CEO Confirms Aggressive Canadian Expansion - Currently has 10 opening 30 more
7.  Drug addiction behind armed robberies in Saskatoon
8.  Riverview convenience store robbed by man wielding knife
9.  Shubenacadie pharmacy robbed with hypodermic needle

10. Electric guitar stolen from Tom Lee Music in Langley
11. Thieves used forklift to steal $25,000 spa
12. Armed robbers steal 25 iPhones from Rogers in Winnipeg
13. Westmount pharmacy held up in Montreal
14. Sunday's Pharmacy Robbery third in Saskatoon so far this fall

November 21, 2014
1.  Shopping season in Canada sees increase in shoplifting
2.  DSW launching Canadian e-commerce site and stores in conjunction with 49.% purchase of Canada's Town Shoes
3.  Walmart Canada lays off 210 head office, field management employees
4.  Will they stay or go? Target's future in Canada far from certain
5.  Target Corp. says Christmas sales could make or break Canadian operation
6.  Sears Canada more than doubles net loss in Q3
7.  Canadian holiday retail sales expected to be up 3.3% and hit $33B
8.  1 in 3 Canadian consumers will shop Black Friday, Cyber Monday
9.  Vancouver Police warn drug users after East Vancouver pharmacy robbed

10. Security Guard Tasered at Polo Park Mall in Winnipeg, CN
11. Toronto Police Release CCTV Footage in $500,000 Jewelry Store Robbery
12. Man charged with Robbing Birks Jewelry stores in 2012, 2002
13. Retail Fast Facts: October 2014

November 14, 2014
1.  Macy's Won't Come to Canada - Despite Recent Press
2.  Target's 'Make it or Break It' Holiday Season
3.  Mastermind Toys Aggressively Expanding Canadian Store Base
4.  E-commerce explosion coming for 2014 holiday shopping - online fraud to follow
5.  Canada's new 'Black Friday' - It's Growing
6.  Worker protection bill passes with amendments to help temps and wage theft claimants; Bill also ties minimum wage increases to inflation and expands protections to interns, students and migrant workers
7.  1 million Canadians expected to call in sick to go Black Friday shopping
8.   Nordstrom set to hire 400 employees in Ottawa
9.  Montreal, CN: Jewelry robbery targets Birks in Fairview Pointe Claire shopping mall

10. Ex-Michelin worker charged with fraud
11. Langley RCMP investigating 4 suspects in Gift Card and stolen bank check scheme
12. Pharmacy Robbery Unsuccessful in Exeter 

November 7, 2014
1.  Canada is no cakewalk for U.S. Retailers - But They're Still Opening More Stores - A must read!
2.  Target's Canadian Disaster Continues - Same Quarter Sales Down 11.4%
3.  Indigo Books scouting locations for new stores
4.  Future Shop opening third small-format store on Cornwall, Ontario
5.  Amazon's same-day delivery expands to Canada
6.  RCMP bust importer & seize 13,000 counterfeit items in Montreal after 11 month investigation
7.  Suspect in two armed robberies at Circle K store in custody
8.  Organized Criminal Groups behind illegal tobacco sales in Alberta - 10% of all sales are contraband
9.  Surrey RCMP investigating multiple gas station and Convenience store Robberies, 'These people will not stop until they're caught'

October 31, 2014
1.  New Ikea Canada boss aims for a revamp as competition heats up
2.  Widespread layoffs & other cost cutting measures could hit Tim Hortons after Burger King takeover
3.  Canadian's outspend American on Halloween
4.  Premium Outlets Montreal Opens - Only the 2nd one in the country
5.  Three girls arrested for stealing $13K of clothes in Winnipeg
6.  Daytime robberies in Saskatoon leave pharmacists on edge
7.  Whitehorse RCMP ask for help identifying break-in suspect
8.  High-end saxophones stolen from Saskatoon music store; Suspects caught on camera
9.  Saskatoon police are looking for three suspects after an armed robbery
10. Retail Fast Facts: October 2014

October 24, 2014
1.  Canadian to be appointed as ASIS president in 2015
2.  Study: Canada C-Suite execs say companies prepared for threats
3.  Jacob to close its doors - despite attempt to reinvent
4.  Canadian retailers expected to face tough holiday season
5.  Gun report briefly closes Kanata mall in Ottawa
6.  Two deadly assaults on uniformed members of Canada's armed forces in three days - one at strip mall - Does it impact holiday sales?
7.  Target could sell Canadian assets to Wal-Mart or HBC, analyst speculates
8.  IBC, Quebec trucking industry group partner to fight cargo theft
9.  Toronto Police release image of suspect in a $30,000 Optical Store Robbery
10. Canadian web sales to grow 12.3% annually through 2019
11. Saks Fifth Ave stores to have high-end food halls
12. Retail Fast Facts: October 2014

October 17, 2014
1.  Dollarama's 1-student-in-store policy called discriminatory - Loss Prevention Policy - To Stop Shoplifting
2.  Retail salespersons job leads job demand & job creation list in Toronto for next 5 years
3.  Wetaskiwin RCMP investigating downtown bomb threat at Value Drug Mart
4.  O.P.P.'s Western Region investigating 13 Pharmacy Smash and Grabs
5.  Five suspects arrested in Aberdeen convenience store robbery
6.  Windsor Police investigating Armed Robbery/Shooting at Sunny Variety; no injures
7.  Edmonton Police launch new mobile app

October 10, 2014
1.  ISIS Planned Attack - TARGET: Unnamed Canadian Mall
2.  Retail giants Walmart, Sears and Lowe's are suffering in Canada - Target's Not Alone - The Canadian Squeeze
3.  Canadians spending across the border balloons to $8 billion in 2012 - Representing 1% to 2% of Total Canadian Retail Sales
4.  Target CEO says every store in Canada needs to do better
5.  Canadian Tire Getting Aggressive - Goal: "Take Other People's Business"
6.  UK footwear retailer Clarks to grow from 13 to 50 Canadian stores
7.  Boutique Jacob gets another court extension, seeks to survive as smaller chain
8.  The future of money in Canada is digital - Future of money = digital & mobile  
9.  Fresno man leaves resume after robbing CVS Pharmacy
10.  Canada's "Combating Counterfeit Products Act" passes latest hurdle
11.  Trial begins for man charged in mass shooting, double murder at Eaton Centre
12.  Police bust $200K shoplifting ring operating out of a few houses in Vancouver
13.  Charges laid after dramatic RCMP chase east of Swift Current, Saskatchewan
14.  Halton Police arrest a Toronto man for numerous fraud-related charges
15.  Retail Fast Facts: September 2014

September 26, 2014
1.  Target gets aggressive - Undercuts even Wal-Mart in pricing
2.  Canadian class-action lawsuit against Home Depot data breach - seeks $500M - 1 person sees $8K in bogus charges on his card
3.  Cargo theft a hit to Canadian economy, security - Supporting Bill S-9
4.  Fraud turns up on Canadian credit cards following Home Depot breach
5.  Sears Canada loses its 3rd CEO in three years - CEO Douglas Campbell resigns after one year in the job
6.  Saks Fifth Avenue preparing to build 1st Canadian stores
7.  Patrol car rammed, Vancouver Police fire shot at suspect in AM/PM robbery
8.  Canmore drug store robbery at Rexall Pharmacy
9.  The Sûreté du Québec's economic crimes squad cracks Credit Card Fraud scheme, 5 arrested
10. Retail Fast Facts: September 2014

September 19, 2014
1.  Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants
2.  Judge clears way for $100 million class-action lawsuit against Sears Canada
3.  Saskatoon Police seeking Alleged fraudsters for credit card skimming
4.  Man wanted for downtown Saskatoon jewelry store robbery
5.  Hamilton, ON gun store theft video released
6.  Tractor-trailer containing 1,320 cases of beer stolen in Oxford County, Ontario, Ca.
7.  Suspect Description Released after St John's Jewelry Store Smash and Grab
8.  Retail Fast Facts: August 2014

September 12, 2014
A must read!
2.  Canadian retailers bet on technology in fight with U.S. giants - Here comes online fraud and more e-commerce LP jobs!
3.  U.S. retailer Yankee Candle to open 50+ stores across Canada
4.  Langley pair arrested for massive fraud operation; value of items seized runs into six figures
5.  Organized crime-ring disrupted, 29 people charged after raids

September 5, 2014
1.  Home Depot asks Canadians to report ‘unusual activity’ on credit cards
2.  Target's speed drill & broken distribution led to the 'botched expansion'
3.  Canadian Gov't Wants Lower Swipe Fees for Retailers - currently among highest in the world
4.  Holt Renfrew to close two smaller stores & maybe more amid competition
5.  List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada
6.  Walmart takedown sparks questions about security training

August 28, 2014
1.  Tim Hortons deal could spark ‘inversion’ frenzy - Fueling the Canadian Push
2.  Counterfeit electronics can be 'highly dangerous'
3.  Some CNE vendors told to cease and desist with counterfeit goods
4.  Canadian Retail Sales Improving up 4.8% in June
5.  Montreal $400k Armored car heist at Place Portobello Mall
6.  Durham, Ontario CN Off-duty Officer credited for breaking up retail fraud
7.  Surrey RCMP arrest two after mobile phone store robbed
8.  OPP Traffic stop leads to drug, credit card fraud charges
9.  Thieves break through wall at Cambridge, Ont., Source store, steal $10k in electronics
10. Armed robber flees Airdrie Mac's store on foot
11. Saskatoon Police search for woman after drug store robbery

August 22, 2014
1.  Study: 36% of Canada's IT pros know they've been attacked
2.  Nordstrom bets on a slow, cautious entry into Canada
3.  Canadian Retail Sales on the Rise - Up 6th Straight Month in a Row
4.  Ottawa man faces robbery charges on both sides of river
5.  Calgary man arrested after weeklong robbery spree
6.  Man charged in alleged theft, arson spree near Hamilton, ON, CN

August 15, 2014
1.  Target's new Canadian Chief Outlines Plan to Fix Empty Shelves & High Prices
2.  Department stores have best growth opportunity in Canada - This speaks well for HBC's growth plans
3.  Fire crews rush to Calgary's Market Mall after explosion in diamond store
4.  Target to open 3 more Canadian locations this fall
5.  Visa won't reimburse pet shop owners after fraud scam
6.  Arrest made in armed robbery at London pharmacy
7.  Fredericton Police locate accused Shoppers Drug Mart robber
8.  Armed Robbery at 7-Eleven in Hinton, AB
9.  Lone male steals money from register at St Catherine's Canada Chex Sports store

August 8, 2014
1.  DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse opened two stores in Toronto this week - Slow and Controlled Growth Planned
2.  Target Canada opening 3 new stores in Ontario, Quebec - Now 130 open
3.  Menswear store owner - Sudbury shooting victim, fears reprisal from released shooter
4.  Plain clothes York Police team targeting shoplifters and known criminals
5.  Vacuum thief's clean getaway captured by Costco's surveillance camera

August 1, 2014
1.  Chapters Indigo - Canada's Version of U.S. Barnes & Noble - Transforming It's Stores To Stay Alive - Lifestyle Products
2.  Birks Group jewelers plans operational restructuring to reduce corporate overhead - Closing U.S. regional office?
3.  Target losses hit $1.64B since entering Canadian development phase in 2011 - The new CEO named today "will likely have to exit the Canadian business for the benefit of the shareholders"
4.  Target price matching campaign in Canada - Jump Starting the business
5.  Ikea illegally negotiated with workers, must pay damages to union, says Labour Relations Board
6.  RCMP report - Bitcoin is fresh method to launder proceeds from crime
7.  Ingenico to deploy Canada's first EMV and contactless mPOS product
8.  Senior citizen arrested, facing charges after bomb threats in Porter’s Lake
9.  Ottawa man, 25, charged in five retail robberies
10. Burin Peninsula RCMP Search for Marine Store Robbers
11. Surrey Mounties jolt man with Taser; man barricaded himself in a flower cooler of an area grocery store

July 25, 2014
1.  Canadian retail Sales Up, But Weak Spots Abound
2.  Is It Time for Target to Exit Canada? The American Blunder - Expert Discussion
3.  Alberta small and mid-sized businesses take big hit from fraud
4.  Sears Canada, Reitmans & Indigo face battle for survival with some close to extinction
5.  Target Canada asks suppliers, vendors for a 2 percent cost break
6.  World's largest fashion retailer to further expand Zara and Massimo Dutti in Canada
7.  Home Outfitters to be merged with Hudson's Bay's Home Division and a couple stores will close
8.  Drug gang enforcer charged in June's Brentwood Mall shooting
9.  Retail Fast Facts: June 2014

July 18, 2014
1.  Target Corp. should cut its losses and exit Canada — soon, says Credit Suisse
2.  Canadian Women's clothing retailers face tough year, more bankruptcies: analysts
3.  Canada's retailers warned by developer - Watch out for mystery shopper / secret shopper scams
4.  IBC's cargo theft reporting program pays dividends: Database helps identify owners of $1.4M in recovered cargo
5.  Jacob - fashion chain seeks extension to avert closing down 92 stores
6.  Ontario Workers Win New Protections as Wage Theft and Minimum Wage Bills Re-introduced
7.  Police Recover $1.4M in Stolen Cargo; 15 separate thefts over last several months
8.  $40K of bikes stolen from Cadence Cycle in Whitehorse
9.  RCMP investigating drug theft during break and enter at Brookfield Pharmasave
10. Lululemon ranked most profitable apparel company in North America

July 11, 2014
1.  Ontario Provincial Police launches new online crime reporting system
2.  Canadian Tire to pay $7k to customer for being handcuffed to chair after refund attempt
3.  Police looking for suspects in Airdrie Walmart $2000 theft
4.  Man in custody for Superstore robbery in Pitts Meadows, BC
5.  Pace of online sales growing five times more than traditional retail

July 3, 2014
1.  $10,000 worth of Canadian Motorcycle Company vests smash and grabbed from a Langley City store
2.  Armed man robs Pitt Meadows Superstore on Canada Day
3.  Surrey teen charged in string of cell phone store robberies
4.  Tim Hortons, CIBC launch technology-enhanced Visa card
5.  Break and Enter at the Belmont Liquor Store in Prince Rupert

June 27, 2014
1.  Top 3 Canadian Grocers for 2014 - By the numbers and by actual store visits by a 'Legendary investor'
2.  Hudson's Bay Corp. may sell some stores real estate to fund remodel's & Saks Fifth Avenue's Canadian Entry
3.  U.S. "invasion" causing more heat for Canadian brands - the pressure is on!
4.  Small formats in future for Walmart Canada? - You are where your leader takes you...
5.  DNA could help solve 5-year-old Toronto pharmacy robbery case
6.  The rise of open-air shopping in Canada
7. targets the bottom line
8.  Canadian businesses outdo U.S. counterparts in mobile device investments: poll
9.  Bissell Centre Thrift Shoppe in Edmonton - fire causes $950,000 in damages
10. Vancouver PD raid East Van medical marijuana dispensary
11. 'Aggressive shoplifter’ goes on violent spree through Osborne Village in Winnipeg
12. Hawkesbury Canadian Tire employee faces drug, theft charges
13. Armed robbery at Paulatuk Northern Store was staged: RCMP

June 20, 2014
1.  Target Canada employees issue mea culpa in new video
2.  Canada's Entry Point - Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Center - Most Foreign Retailers Start There - Forecasted to Become North America's Top Selling Mall by 2018
3.  Sporting Life to open stores across Canada
4.  Statistics Canada - retail sales up fourth consecutive month in April, up 1.1% to $41.6 billion
5.  Driver hits convenience store, eight vehicles in wild southern Alberta joyride
6.  Ontario Provincial Police say Canadian Tire employee caught 'red-handed' in theft
7.  Twitter helps RCMP nab vacuum thief

June 13, 2014
1.  Canadian stores set to drop prices to keep customers
2.  New Survey - 61% of Canadians form opinion in less than a day - You get one chance to react to bad news & it better be right and quick
3.  Canadian retailers cutting prices in face of stiff competition
4.  Canada Charges U.S. Executives as Anti-Bribery Push Advances
5.  Mounties join crack down on Russian cyber crime - 2 and 1/2 year operation with the FBI
6.  Arson unit investigating "suspicious" fire at Pharma Plus store in Ottawa, CN
7.  E-Commerce in Canada Worth $136 Billion in 2013, up from $122 Billion in 2012
8.  Rexall reinvents itself in a bid to boost profitability
9.  Canadian retailers looking to ramp up online
10. Online shopping won’t kill traditional stores, Canadian Tire president says
11. Toronto man sentenced for violent jewelry store robbery
12. Armed Robbery at Shellard Lane Brantford Mac’s store

May 30, 2014
1.  Canada’s quirks make expansion there tricky, expert says - a few have failed already
2.  Bitcoin’s slow crawl to acceptance in Canadian retail
3.  Canadian Tire - not wasting time - Opens 'Showroom' store in Toronto - An Omni-store
4.  Tap-and Go credit cards drive 45% increase in fraud in Victoria - Police want cards scrapped
5.  Target’s new Canadian chief: ‘You have to be priced right’
6.  Target Canada loses $211 million in last quarter - wider than last years $205 million loss
7.  Eyewear maker Luxottica closes Winnipeg plant; 200 jobs reported lost
8.  Calgary woman put needles in grocery's bakery and dairy products, now asking for $8M in lawsuit for "loss of family honour"
9.  Masked culprit admits role in slick jewelry store robberies
10. Calgary Gun Store the target of Smash and Grab thieves; store hit twice in last 30 days
11. Robber who busted into stores with young kids in tow must deal with drug addiction
12. Video released of Yonge-Eglinton jewelry store robbery in Toronto

May 23, 2014
1.  The Big Looming Question When Target Opened All Those Stores
'What's with all the empty shelves?'... A Computer Glitch & A 3PL
"One of the Greatest Supply Chain Disasters in Canadian History"
2.  November is the new Black Friday in Canada - fundamentally altering the look & feel of shopping in Canada - Canadian retailers are fighting back
3.  Knockoffs from China sting small Canadian shop
4.  Sears Canada selling 15% stake in Quebec shopping centre for $33.5M
5.  Tim Hortons Launches Mobile Payments
6.  Canadians pay 30% more for gas than Americans - another example of higher prices in Canada
7.  Petcetera to close all 18 stores
8.  RCMP in Edmonton seeking suspect in violent robbery
9.  Niagara Regional Police investigating an Armed Robbery at a Dollar Value Store in Niagara Falls, CN

May 16, 2014
1.  Sears Canada may be doomed but it could still be with us for years - with $513.8M in cash & no long-term debt
2.  Canada declared International Retail 'Hot Spot'; by Women's Wear Daily
3.  It's not just Sears—6 mistakes US stores make coming to Canada
4.  Canada Outperforms United States in Fighting Debit Card Processing Scams
5.  Chico's to open first three stores in Canada
6.  Retail Fast Facts: April 2014

May 12, 2014
1.  Target says no intention of slowing down in Canada
2.  Canada's new rules on prepaid cards come into effect
3.  Canadian Push Casualty - Canadian fashion chain Boutique Jacob 92 stores closing its doors across Canada
4.  Calgary counterfeit credit card manufacturing lab found in home - two men busted in elaborate scheme
5.  Montreal trio face 112 charges for theft, fraud in Toronto; Investigators believe similar incidents also took place in other parts of Ontario, Quebec, B.C.
6.  Study suggests fewer than half of Canadians showrooming
7.  Kobo e-reading company cuts 63 jobs from its Toronto office
8.  American Girl opens first two locations in Canada with 15 more coming
9.  Two Regina convenience stores hit by robbers armed with knives
10. Arrest made in gift card scam, second suspect still at large in Barrie
11. Retail Fast Facts: April 2014

May 2, 2014
1.  Loblaw plans to battle Amazon and Wal-Mart with online food operation
2.  Blackhawk Canada enables 'contactless' smartphone card payments
3.  Calgary Police lay charges against 10 men in Grocery Robbery Conspiracy
4.  RCMP release surveillance photos of suspects in Airdrie Electronics Theft
5.  Robbery with machete leads to charges against two teens in Kelowna, BC

April 25, 2014
1.  Grand & Toy to close all 19 retail stores, but keep selling products online
2.  Embattled Sears Canada ‘open’ to more real estate sales
3.  Canada retail sales up in February
4.  Lethbridge, Alberta man sentenced for Mac’s Armed Robbery
5.  Ridiculously photogenic guy wanted for stealing stuff from Winners store in Toronto
6.  Surrey, British Columbia RCMP needs help to solve cell phone store robberies
7.  Kitimat, Terrace RCMP Investigate Jewelry Store Robberies
8.  Toronto Police request assistance with theft investigation, Security camera images of suspect released, Laird Drive and Eglinton Avenue East
9.  Retail Fast Facts: March 2014

April 23, 2014
1.  More Canadians leaving their jobs after just 2 years
2.  DSW moving into Canadian market; buys 44% stake in Canada’s Town Shoes
3.  Thieves break into downtown jewelry store in Okotoks, Alberta
4.  Halifax man charged in violent Cash Trader robbery
5.  Ontario thieves make off with $15,000 in hair removal products

April 11, 2014
1.  Canadian privacy bill floats $100k fine PER BREACH VICTIM not notified
2.  U.S. retailers find tough going in Canada - Target lost nearly a Billion dollars there last year
3.  Toronto mall’s security upgrades ‘raise the bar’ - Now safest in Canada, tops in North America, expert says
4.  Shoppers Drug Mart, Lululemon Athletica and Canadian Tire rank in Top 50 of most-valuable retail brands
5.  Edmonton man gets 7 years for robbing a jewelry store of $245,000 on Rolex watches at knifepoint
6.  Windsor police looking for Hotel smash and grab thieves
7.  Lake Cowichan Mounties find Robbery suspect in lake
8.  Retail Fast Facts: March 2014

April 4, 2014
1.  Human cashiers still trump self-checkouts for most grocers in Canada - But the debate continues & so does theft
2.  Ontario grocery stores to have liquor stores inside - Here comes another Washington State ORC mess
3.  Loblaw’s acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart is complete
4.  Uniglo in talks to open stores in Canada in 2016 at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto
5.  Amazon adds 1M more products to Canadian site
6.  Charges laid in 4 retail robberies in Ottawa - suspect in custody
7.  3 suspects charged, one sought in series of violent retail armed robberies in York Region-Toronto
8.  Robbers crash truck into South Vancouver jewelry store
9.  Red Deer RCMP cruisers rammed by fleeing pickup theft suspect at Mac’s
10. Portage la Prairie RCMP looking for armed robbers

March 21, 2014
1.  $3.4M security upgrade coming to Yorkdale mall in Toronto
2.  Two men sought in retail store thefts in Ottawa-Gatineau area
3.  Three arrested in alleged $1.6-million fraud at York University
4.  5 cellphone store employees in north Toronto charged in theft ring
5.  Images released of Kitchener Queen Stop store robbery suspect
6.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2014

March 14, 2014
 New Cargo Theft Program - Insurance Bureau of Canada joins forces with Canadian Trucking Alliance, police forces to announce details - Tuesday, March 18
2.  In the wake of Safeway purchase, Sobeys' moves to cut $200M in costs and 50 jobs
3.  Sobey's 3rd quarter negative performance attributed to "shrink" associated mainly with Sobeys' fresh retail inventory
4.  Half of America's TOP-10 Malls - in Canada with two Vancouver malls selling more per square foot than almost any other in North America
5.  Nova Scotia man charged with credit card fraud
6.  Moncton, New Brunswick Teen suspect in $15K diamond ring theft turns herself in
7.  Vehicle rips up inside of Winnipeg Easyhome furniture store
8.  Armed Robbery suspect leads RCMP in a high speed chase across Man-Sask border
9.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2014

March 7, 2014
 Two men arrested after armed robbery of a Pharmaprix pharmacy in Montréal’s east end
2.  Laptop theft exposes 5,500 of Etobicoke General’s hospital patient records
3.  Toronto cops & Crime Stoppers warn public on distraction thefts
4.  Armed Robber of a Flower Shop in Ladysmith, BC arrested within hours by RCMP
5.  Montreal Police searching for 2 Verdun jewelry store robbery suspects

February 28, 2014
 Tim Hortons Inc, the biggest quick-serve restaurant chain in Canada, to open 500 new stores in Canada, 300 in U.S.
2.  Canadians must remain on guard against fraud, identity theft: Canada survey
3.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2014
4.  North Edmonton Mall evacuated after suspicious package left inside bank
5.  Toronto woman locked inside The Bay tweets her experience
6.  Armed robbery suspects arrested after standoff at Fredericton hotel
7.  Second Smash and Grab gun theft in Bonnyville, AB in a week
8. Peoples Jewellers thief pleads guilty to $3200 theft in Prince Edwards, NS
9. Thunder Bay RCMP Warning Public over Counterfeit Goods
10. Man in ski mask attempts to steal, open ATM from a Foodland store in Whitbourne, Newfoundland
11. South-Barrie grocery apprehends 3 shoplifters

February 21, 2014
 Samsung to open 90 "store in store" kiosks at Best Buy & Future Shops in Canada this spring
2.  Joe Fresh to open 120 stores in 25 countries
3.  Amazon top Canadian digital retailer
4.  Organized retail crime ‘very common,’ Calgary police say after big bust & seizure of $230,000 of stolen merchandise
5.  Four busted using stolen credit cards hitting retailers in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, Ontario
6.  Winnipeg police bust four in “crime spree” involving credit card, debit card and check fraud
7.  Two suspects charged in Shopper’s Drug Mart robbery in Mount Forest, Ontario, CN
8.  Vancouver Man faces charges in three robberies where gun was fired
9.  RCMP in Fort Macleod, Alberta investigating the Fort Pharmacy burglary

February 14, 2014
 Canada's Minister of Finance vows to legislate away large gap between retail prices in Canada and the U.S.
2.  Sobey’s to sell 30 Canadian stores for $391 million
3.  Innisfail Mounties arrest Shopper’s Drug Mart pharmacist in alleged theft of prescription drugs
4.  Edmonton, Alberta prisoner’s Kingsway Mall escape prompts review
5.  Syringe robbery part of new trend
6.  Harrow schools released from hold and secure, as police look for robber
7.  Welland, Ontario Walmart theft suspects wanted
8.  Armed robbery at Peoples Drug Mart in Chetwynd, British Columbia
9.  Gun-toting robber arrested after falling from the roof of a portable toilet

February 7, 2014
 Royal Canadian Mint conducts crypto-currency trial
2.  The growth of organized retail theft
3.  Vancouver business owner duped in gift card scam
4.  Kelowna RCMP released surveillance photos of suspects in the armed robbery of a Mac's Convenience Store
5.  Wal-Mart to invest $500 million in Canada, create 7,500 jobs
6.  Home Depot Canada to hire 6,300 Associates for Spring Season - their Christmas season
7.  Loblaws Distribution Center security guard jailed for stealing from workers in Kitchener, ON
8.  Vancouver Rexall pharmacy robbed of strong methadone
9.  Couple charged in Langley, BC store and spa robberies
10. Retail Fast Facts: January 2013

January 31, 2014
 Consumer-watchdog program "Marketplace" draws controversy after teaching consumers how to negotiate retailers' return policies
2.  Crime Stoppers Join Truckers To Fight Cargo Crime in Canada - Their 2014 Focus: Fighting Cargo Theft
3.  'The heat is on': Saks vs Nordstrom turf war set to play out across Canada
4.  Best Buy Canada slashes 950 jobs amid online sales push
5.  Bass Pro Shops announces sixth Canadian Store in Metro Vancouver
6.  Suspects steal a bass guitar from Music Centre Canada in Airdrie, Alberta

January 24, 2014
 Canadian pharmacists - Looking down the barrel of guns, knives and home-made flame throwers - Criminals hitting pharmacies are using 'increasingly unusual weapons'
2.  Mail theft on the rise and expected to increase
3.  Loblaw to invest $100 million in Quebec stores
4.  Canada November sales increase 0.6%

January 17, 2014
 Ice storm in Canada chilled retail sales - Canada's adoption of Black Friday also slowed December sales
2.  Peel Police Department's Constable Erin Cooper interviews Stephen O'Keefe, Vice President of Operations at Retail Council of Canada on the topic of 'Internal Workplace Theft'.
3.  Nordstrom to open store in Toronto Eaton Centre as Sears departs
4.  Ottawa’s retail market to continue heating up in 2014
5.  Vaughan man charged in Richmond Hill jewelry store robbery
6.  Target of Burnaby shooting at a strip mall uninjured
7.  Two days, two armed robberies at Hamilton convenience stores
8.  OPP investigating armed robbery at Shoppers Drug Mart in Elora

January 10, 2014
 Canadian retailers lag U.S. competitors in online shopping - Only Lululemon Athletica makes Top 5
2.  Crime Busting on Mac’s Store’s Priority List in Thunder Bay
3.  Bomb threat prompts evacuation of two Ottawa Walmart locations
4.  Canmore, AB RCMP nab man accused of pilfering $30,000 polar bear pelt to impress girlfriend
5.  Suspect targets meat in two foiled Vernon, BC shoplifting attempts
6.  Two charged with multiple robberies of a Henderson Highway pharmacy
7.  Safeway bomb 'hoax' in Kamloops, BC could land youth with criminal charges
8.  RCMP identify a person of interest involved in Surrey Mac’s Store shooting
9.  Vancouver Police investigating Chevron robbery in Bagley Downs neighborhood
10. Retail Fast Facts: December 2013

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