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December 18, 2015
 Calgary Co-op seeks Loss Prevention Director - based in Calgary, Alberta
2.  Fewer 'unwanted guests' in Regina stores, but clampdown worries critics - Last year, police service received more than 3,000 complaints
3.  Canada Launches New Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)
4.  Ontario's New Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Certification Training Standards Take Effect March 1, 2016
5.  Weak Canadian economy, low loonie expected to limit cross-border travel
6.  List of Retailers Opening and Expanding in Canada: Part 1 and Part 2
7.  Former mall security officer recounts experience of consumer racial profiling
8.  'Isis' Clothing Store In Edmonton Plans Name Change After Threats
9.  Halton Hills, ON: Police 'Project Holiday' busts a $4,000 ORC thief at Toronto Premium Outlets
10. Kelowna, BC: Hudson's Bay shoplifter busted; He would have got away if it wasn't for that meddling police helicopter
11. Ottawa: Police seek man in 4 Pharmacy Robberies
12. Brantford: Second man arrested in Shoppers Drug Mart robbery
13. Waterloo Region: 32 Smash & Grabs: Kitchener man faces 78 charges after break-in spree
14. Stratford, ON: Police are investigating a $4 000 theft of groceries taken from Sobeys
15. Paradise, NF: Royal Newfoundland Constabulary seek suspect in Convenience store Armed Robbery
16. Windsor, ON: Police investigating Monday evening Pharmacy Robbery

December 11, 2015
 Calgary, AB: Bitcoin ransom demanded by hackers of Calgary wine store; Hackers demand $500 in bitcoin after encrypting database with malware
2.  Cargo Theft Reporting Program to Launch in Western Canada
3.  Canadian Black Friday Getting More Popular - Consumers Purchasing Almost Doubles
4.  Quebec-based jewelry and accessories brand Bizou to open 5 stores in '16 - now at 125 locations
5.  Dollarama achieves major retail milestone with 1,005 stores
6.  Montreal recommends plastic bag ban by 2018
7.  Grinch arrested by Calgary police for holiday theft warning
8.  Retail Fast Facts: November 2015 
9.  Hamilton, ON: Pharmacy robbery numbers on track to triple this year; 20 Hamilton pharmacy robberies in 2015
10. Saskatoon, CN: Ontario man charged in Sask. Jewelry store and Pharmacy Robberies
11. Cargo Theft: Mississauga, CN: 495 TVs, Trailer stolen from Mississauga truck lot on Sunday; Toronto Police found the empty trailer on Tuesday
12. Sudbury, ON: $13,000 Tandem axle Fuel Tanker stolen; one arrested
13. Penticton, BC: RCMP suspects Arson in Save On Foods fire

December 4, 2015
 Calgary police warn citizens of organized retail crime risks - people "steal up to $10,000 to $15,000 a day, six or seven days a week"
2.  Loss Prevention Jobs Booming in Canada - Talent Shortage?
3.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - New Gift Card Rules
4.  Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Announces Entry into British Columbia and Manitoba; New Locations in Quebec
5.  Laura's Shoppe's reaches agreement with creditors to continue operations
6.  CTA Comments on Growing Cargo Crime Problem in CTV three-part series - Canada's $5 Billion Cargo Theft Problem
7.  Cargo thefts have doubled from last year: IBC - Christmas is prime time for cargo theft
8.  Toronto police display $12-million in counterfeit goods seized in Project Pace
9.  LCBO trying locks on some liquor bottles
10. Retail Fast Facts: November 2015 
11. Ikea's 1st pickup store opens in London, ON. - with four more coming
12. Couche-Tard acquires Topaz, Ireland's largest convenience and fuel retailer with 464 stations
13. Three arrested after attempted massive tractor-trailer cheese heist in Vaughan last Wed.
14. Oshawa, CN: Store owner, son charged with stealing $50K in snow tires
15. Vancouver, BC: Mounties caution parents, Legomaniacs about buying stolen Legos online
16. Calgary: Holiday warning: gift cards hot targets for thieves
17. Barrie, ON: Man charged with theft of electronics and toys from Barrie Walmart

November 25, 2015
 Retailers ready for Black Friday blockbuster
2.  Cross-border shopping, reversed: This Black Friday, Canadian outlet malls set to be packed with Americans
3.  Sears Canada Inc faces another $100-million class action lawsuit from its Hometown dealers
4.  Richmond's McArthurGlen mall named world's best outlet centre
5. Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH Announces Three New Store Locations in Canada
6.  Three shopping malls in the NewFoundland & Labrador Province sold
7.  North Toronto: 5 Cellphone Store Employees charged in theft ring
8.  Okotoks, AB: Accused Halifax Pride thief now charged with 8 counts of Credit Card Fraud at Home Depot in Alberta
9.  Edmonton: Police trying to identify two suspects in credit card fraud
10. Toronto Police hold Robbery Investigators Conference

November 20, 2015
 Retail & hotels among Canada's safest employers
2.  Canada Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop in September
3.  Saks Fifth Avenue to open two GTA stores
4.  Canada's Most Expensive Retail Streets - Toronto's Bloor Street West Most expensive - $325 per sq. ft.
5.  Starbucks Canada targets youth unemployment with program to hire at-risk young people
6.  13 grocers among first chosen to sell beer across Ontario - beer could go on sale at up to 60 locations by December
7.  Sears Canada's downsizing deepens as it sells more real estate, including $100M distribution centre
8.  Stoney Creek, Hamilton, ON: $20,000 in Lego stolen during overnight Burglary from Toys R Us
9.   Marystown, NF: Burglar gets away with $75K in jewelry from Stapleton's Jewellery in the Peninsula Mall
10. Vernon: Vandals destroy holiday displays at a downtown store
11. Toronto: Police arrest 2 Hamilton men in 2014 jewelry store Armed Robbery
12. West Vancouver: Horseshoe Bay Convenience store, Owner violently beaten during Robbery
13. Edmonton: Parkland Reddi Mart the victim of an Armed Robbery, suspect charged
14. Windsor: IDA Pharmacy robbed at knifepoint, video released by Police
15. Grande Prairie: Macs store held up at Knifepoint, employee was unharmed

November 13, 2015
 Shopping malls gear up for Black Friday - It's taking off in Canada after only 3 years - America's Impact
2.  Walmart Canada admits photo centre customers' data hacked - May affect 750,000 Canadians
3.  Starbucks Canada targets youth unemployment with program to hire at-risk young people
4.  RCMP to recognize 20 people for bravery in 2014 Ottawa terror attack
5.  Reported phone thefts in Toronto fell 40% in 2014
6.  Sears Canada's downsizing deepens as it sells more real estate, including $100M distribution centre
7.  Canada Post braces for record holiday volume - e-Commerce deliveries up 18%
8.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2015 
9.   Calgary, AB, CN: Police charge 2 Seniors in connection with alleged Steal-to-Order ring; $56,000 of items recovered
10. Calgary, AB, CN: Six month investigation ends with 4 arrested in Organized Credit Card Fraud scheme
11. Toronto: Woman arrested for fraudulent high-end handbag sales, posed as a Holt Renfrew employee online
12. Windsor, ON: Macs Convenience robbed at knifepoint

November 6, 2015
 7-Eleven Canada - Tough on Crime, Generous in Donations
2.  Canadian retailers focus on Black Friday next
3.  Parcel Pick-Up Lockers Look to Take Canada by Storm -
4.  Toronto: Many Canadians Feel Vulnerable to Identity Theft Heading Into Holiday Shopping
5.  IKEA Canada sees 10.4% growth in 2015 Fiscal year ending August 31st. - Hits $1.795B in sales - with 26M store visits & 75M online visits
6.  Holiday retail sales in Canada are projected to grow 4% over last year - Much stronger than U.S. counterparts by far
7.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2015 
8.  Oakville, Ontario: Thieves steal three tractor-trailers loaded with $50,000 worth of Campbell's soup
9.  Stellarton, NS: Sobeys bomb threat closes Stellarton streets for three hours
10. Police seek assistance identifying two men involved in theft of $10,000 watch
11. Portage la Prairie RCMP Seeking Five Violent Men
12. Saskatoon: Police are searching for a masked Armed Robber who hit a west side convenience store

October 30, 2015
 HSB BI&I Study Shows 87 Percent of Canadian Businesses Experienced Hacking Incidents
2.  Cybersecurity, Privacy and the 'Connected Store' in Canada
3.  'Tap and go' credit card purchases are surging in Canada - PIN becoming Passe'
4.  One in seven smokes contraband in B.C.: survey - Illegal Gangs
5.  Co-op investigating unscented propane to ensure safety
6.  The Canadian Push Becoming the Canadian Squeeze - Canada's Retailers Face "drawn out, margin-squeezing, profit-shaking competitive battle" this Holiday Season
7.  Tim Hortons owner vows to speed pace of global expansion - "Taking Tims all around the world"
8.  Montreal Retailer Brown Shoes to open 25 stores next 4 yrs. - 55 stores now
9.  Apple Pay expanding to Canada with American Express
10.  Loblaw draws on the latest data technology to address inventory issues
11.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2015 
12.  Halifax: Parents of Mall Shooting plot suspect pen complaint letter to Police
13.  Retail robberies spike in Ottawa - Up 39%
14.  Grande Praire, AB: Stolen credit card used to buy $2000+ in lottery tickets
15.  Regina, ON: Man pleads guilty to 20 counts of identity theft, fraud
16.  Pangnirtung RCMP seek public's help to find armed robber
17.  Saskatoon police search for 2 men who robbed 33rd Street store with shotguns
18.  Halifax: Urinating on a tree leads to Credit Card Fraud charges for three Quebec men
19.  Family spots stolen car being pursued by police on CTV News

October 23, 2015
 Target begins international shipping test; Canada laughs
2.  Canadian Cities Could Soon Have More Luxury Department Stores than in U.S.
3.  Canada Post embracing e-commerce with modern pickup centres - Reinventing Itself
4.  Nordstrom Rack Plans Canadian Fall 2017 Debut - With 20 Rack Stores Planned
5.  Nordstrom Reveals Two Toronto Store Opening Dates
6.  Online grocer Penguin Fresh launches pick-up kiosks at mall parking lots
7.  Retail Fast Facts: September 2015 
8.  Vancouver, BC: Three Arrested in Large-Scale Fencing Operation; $100,000 in stolen property recovered
9.  Whitecourt, AB: Police chase leads to 2 Arrests in the Armed Robbery of Audrinna's Jeweller's
10. Yorkdale's Jimmy Choo store hit by same shoplifter twice
11. Stephenville, NF: Canadian Tire Reports a Trailer break-in, tires stolen
12. Hamilton, ON: Fentanyl stolen at knifepoint from Pharmacy
13. Surrey, BC: Police staying tight-lipped about incident at strip mall
14. New Minas, NS: Police arrest a thief who hit at least 2 stores and a Gas Station
15. Toronto 'romance scam' linked to $5B FBI fraud probe

October 16, 2015
 Target Corp's hasty retreat still haunting Canadian REITs nine months later
2.  Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire and Lowe's bought a combined 36 store leases from a total of 58 sold as part of Surveillance drones: the next new security tool
3.  Sobeys appeals rights board's decision on racial profiling
4.  Study: Only 20% of Canadian Retailers are investing optimally in future growth
5.  McDonald's Canada Launches New Self-Serve Kiosks to 1,400 restaurants
6. Brings Two-Hour Delivery to Canada
7.  Saks 5th Avenue to Open Canada's Largest Suburban Luxury Store
8.  Vancouver: Police bust $100,000 'predatory' buy-and-sell operation for stolen goods
9.  Police release photos of Fort Erie pharmacy robbery suspect
10. Vancouver: 4th Smash and Grab Burglary at Vancouver drone store
11. Saskatoon: Suspects at large after armed robbery at convenience store

October 9, 2015
 Ontario to begin retail audits under AODA
2.  New Outlet Collection Winnipeg set to open May 2017
3.  7-Eleven to offer pickup points for Wal-Mart online customers in
4.  Montreal: Portable Payment Device Scammers Hitting Businesses -
5.  David's Tea Reveals Expansion Plans to double store count & hit 250 Canadian stores
6.  DSW Designer Shoes Reveals 4 Canadian Locations to Open Next Spring
7.  Swatch Continues Canadian Expansion with New Locations
8.  Retail Fast Facts: September 2015
9. RCMP Look to Identify Okanagan Credit Card Fraud Suspects
10.  Etobicoke, ON: Grab and Run a man in his twenties entered People's store and asked to see rings
11.  Battlefords: Quick-thinking store clerk averts robbery
12.  Terrace B.C: Father and son arrested for shoplifting at Walmart
13.  Toronto: Three men facing charges in rash of robberies
14.  Ottawa man, 23, charged in drug-store robbery

October 2, 2015
 Canada's Couche-Tard plans to expand its Circle K convenience store brand globally to all 15,000 stores
2.  Minimum wage going up Thursday in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
3.  Manitobans making fewer shopping treks to U.S., says new survey
4.  Opinion: Fighting cybercrime
5.  Thanksgiving Retail Hours
6.  Canadian shoppers not keen on Black Friday - Boxing Day still #1 (The day after Christmas)
7.  Asset Protection Coordinator (Saskatoon, Wholesale) for CO-OP, Federated Co-operatives Limited, posted in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
8.  Michaels three new GTA locations
9.  Giant Tiger to move Ottawa distribution centre to Prescott
10. Retail Fast Facts: September 2015
11. Guelph, ON: Five arrested, $40,000 in stolen merchandise seized in Organized Retail Crime operation
12. Vancouver, BC: Bystanders hold Mall parking lot shooting suspect in until RCMP arrive
13. Kitchener, ON: 10th area convenience store robbery this month reported
14. Montreal: Molotov cocktail sets back of Saint-Laurent store on fire
15. Surrey, BC: Suspect sought in violent Surrey sex assault
16. Saskatchewan: Goat 'arrested' at Tim Hortons was possibly kidnapped
17. Grande Prarie, AB: RCMP searching for Armed Robbery suspect
18. Thunder Bay, ON: Police are searching for two men involved in an early morning Mac's store robbery

September 25, 2015
 Report: 'Perfect Storm' Brewing for Canadian Retail - 15-20% of retailers predicted to go out of business in next 20 years
2.  Canadian retailers poised to raise prices amid slumping loonie
3.  Merchants warn about debit card scam hitting businesses in Montreal - $5,000 gone in 20 seconds
4.  West Coast retail leaders set to meet in Vancouver on Oct. 7th for Retail Council of Canada's Retail West 2015 conference
5.  Canadian retailers slow to adapt beacon tech despite shopper awareness
6.  Mac's convenience stores to be rebranded as Circle K
7.  Windsor's Sears store set to close
8.  Why Rexall could be the next big Canadian retailer up for sale
9.  Report: Canada's retail sales rose for a third month
10. Retail Fast Facts: September 2015
11. Toronto, CN: Police release video of violent convenience store robbery; elderly man injured
12. Regina, Sask, CN: Regina Police probe debit card 'skimming' linked to New York
13. Cambridge, ON, CN: Suspect sought in Pharmasave robbery
14. Saskatoon, CN: Teen arrested after Saskatoon drug store robbed
15. Surrey, BC, CN: RCMP warn public to be vigilant as 32 suspects arrested in three months for robberies
16. St Catharine's. ON: Distraction team hits People's Jewelers
17. Stephenville, NF, CN: Man turns himself in to Police, charged with $3,000 thefts from Canadian Tire, Walmart and Dominion Market
18. Pickering, ON, CN: Jewelry store Grab & Run at a Pickering Town Center jewelry store
19. Lindsay, ON, CN: Two females distract jewelry store clerk, gold chain stolen

September 18, 2015
 Mission, BC: Man stabbed after argument at Canadian Tire
2.  Suspect in a 'gas and dash' theft murder in midtown Toronto 3 years ago has been arrested in Montreal
3.  Vernon, BC: Aj's Pets and Things Owner releases Arson Surveillance tape: goes viral
4.  All B.C. Pharmacies to Have Time-Delay Safes
5.  Brentwood, ON: Former store clerk charged with Armed Robbery
6.  Thunder Bay police make arrest in Oliver Rd. Mac's store robbery
7.  Saint-Antoine, NB: Three men charged after 9 guns stolen from Basque Fly Rod
8.  Comox Valley: Walmart shoplifter arrested with $1,000 of stolen merchandise

September 11, 2015
 Retail Council of Canada honours Rita Estwick of Canada Post with Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award  
2.  Low prices, large selection lure Canadian shoppers to American supermarkets
3.  Free Half-Day Fraud Seminar in Vancouver on Sept. 22nd. - Brought to you by Kount
4.  Saks Fifth Ave to open first two stores Feb. 18th & Feb. 25th in Toronto
5.  Starbucks worker sues for $1m after alleged supervisor attack
6.  Conducting secure business in the Cloud
7.  Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase Steps into Canada
8. to Test Drone Delivery Service
9.  Sears to close in two Ottawa Valley towns
10. Retail Fast Facts: August 2015
11. Toronto, CN: Filipina woman arrested in Toronto for alleged airline ticket fraud
12. Mississauga man faces charges in Regina over alleged credit card fraud
13. Holyrood RCMP Search for Suspect in 3 C-store thefts
14. Steinbach RCMP seeking identify of a man who is believed to involved in multiple thefts and frauds in Steinbach

September 4, 2015
 Canadian employees and labour activists calling for end of 'on call' shifts - just like their U.S. counterparts
2.  Gap's store brands in Canada to end on-call, short-notice shifts
3.  Sears Canada to cut $100m to $125m in annual operating expenses - Cuts are coming
4.  Clothing retailer Laura's to close five fewer stores after rents lowered - Closing 15 on Sept. 13th
5.  Canadian shoppers turn to the web for products they can't find nearby
6.  Canada gets serious about e-commerce
7.  Plus-Sized U.S. Retailer Torrid Plans Up to 50 Canadian Stores
8.  It's operation rehab for many fashion chains
9.  Retail Fast Facts: August 2015
10. Vancouver, BC, CN: $15,000 worth of merchandise stolen from Vancouver drone store
11. Victoria, BC, CN: Police are seeking a Jewelry thief, fled with $10,000 in merchandise
12. Regina, SK, CN: 306 Skate Shop hit by Distraction Team for a $1,000 vintage baseball jersey
13. Airdrie RCMP seeking 2 suspects in $950 Crest White Stripes from Shoppers Drug Mart
14. La Loche, Sask, CN: Brinks Armored truck Rolls but No Money Spills

August 28, 2015
 Canadian cargo theft more common than people think, expert says - Columbia Sportswear hit hard
2.  Free Half-Day Fraud Seminar in Vancouver on Sept. 22 - Register Soon, Seating Limited
3.  Best Buy sales soar in U.S., plunge 25.6% in Canada
4.  As U.S. retailers eliminate on-call scheduling, Loblaw signs part-time workers deal with union up north
5.  Canadian Salary Growth to Slow
6.  Nine West sold to American owner of brand, new subsidiary to run business
7.  British Fashion Brand REISS Plans Cross-Canada Store Expansion
8.  Laura's Shoppe Inc to close 20 stores by Sept. 13, seek rent cuts on 26 others
9.  Vacant Target Canada locations inspire Tumblr page
10. Three police officers win Canadian Banks' Law Enforcement Award for innovative investigative work
11. Labour Day Retail Hours: What Retailers Need to Know
12. Retail Fast Facts: August 2015
13. RCC LP Conference Keynote Session: Workplace Violence Red Flags, Prediction and Prevention
14. Nearly 100 fentanyl patches stolen from downtown Toronto pharmacy this week
15. Audiotronic's merchandise stolen from Dawson Creek turn up in the Okanagan
16. Robbery suspects break into Woodbridge convenience store by cutting hole in roof
17. Barrie, ON: Police seeking suspects in ice cream truck theft

August 21, 2015
 Canadian Retailers Increasingly Facing Stronger Headwinds - Retail Sales Growth Slows - Amazon Takes A $1B Bite
2.  Amazon's corporate culture raises questions about Canadian similarities
3.  "Canada remains one of the most favourable markets in the world for supermarkets," Loblaw & Metro Continue to Grow
4.  Jeweller Michael Hill plans to almost double its Canadian store count
5.  Sears to close Seaway Mall, Welland location - affecting 55 employees
6.  Toronto's high-end grocer Pusateri's will rebuild flagship after last weekend's fire Saturday night
7.  RCC LP Conference: Keynote Session - The Boston Bombing! Leadership Lessons From the Hero Who Saved the Day
8.  Two arrested after TVs, electronic equipment stolen from Canadian Tire in Stephenville
9.  Sobeys shoplifting suspect arrested in Cow Bay after RCMP release photo
10. Bonnyville RCMP searching for liquor store thieves
11. Attempted Armed Robbery in Torbay thwarted by c-store staff
12. Kelowna RCMP Warn About Credit Card Skimmers at Fuel Pumps

August 14, 2015
 Canada's London Drugs post 'Assistant General Manager - Loss Prevention Manager' position in Vancouver, BC - The #2 LP position in company
2.  Sephora continues to expand beauty presence in Canada
3.  Saks OFF 5TH to open 8 Canadian stores in 2016, plans 25 by 2021 - This means LP Jobs
4.  Nordstrom plans 9 stores for Canada and 12 to 15 Rack stores
5.  Strellson Plans Substantial Canadian Expansion
6.  Herbal Magic closes stores across the country
7.  Retail Fast Facts: July 2015 
8.  Cargo theft crackdown urged in Atlantic Canada
9.  Two male credit card fraudsters hit two stores in Brockville, On. - Police looking for suspects
10. Toronto, CN: Dangerous Prescription drug Fentanyl stolen
11. Ottawa police lay charges against Hazeldean Mall robbery suspect
12. Two men sought for Vaughan grocery store theft

August 7, 2015
 Canada in 'mild recession' after economy shrinks five months in a row
2.  Is Canadian Tire Corporation Limited Canada's Best Retailer?
3.  La Cure Gourmande is looking to eventually open as many as 35 stores across Canada
4.  Saks Fifth Avenue to hire 365 positions for its first Canadian stores, both located in Toronto
5.  Laura clothing chain files for creditor protection - Restructuring & store closings
6.  Retail Fast Facts: July 2015
7.  Keynote Session: Organized Retail Crime: Stories from Toronto's Crime Scene
8.  Police investigate Smash and Grab incident at North Hill Centre in Calgary
9.  Rutland Mac's Store Robbed by 3 men
10. Serial shoplifter sentenced to 115 days in jail in Sarnia, ON
11. Gas Station Skimmer found in Vernon, B.C.
12. Coquitlam RCMP seek help in suspected shoplifting case
13. RCMP in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick apprehend Cambridge man for three overnight robberies
14. 2 arrested after Dartmouth pharmacy robbed
15. Kamloops Mounties release photos of credit-card skimmer 

July 31, 2015
 Cyber security is keeping Canada's top CEOs awake at night - Get the strategies you need to tackle cyber threats at RCC's LP conference
2.  Canada 6th most attractive location in the world for retailers to operate
3.  Violent crime rate down for 8th year in a row as crime falls to 1969 levels
4.  Food inspectors' union concerned about food safety in Canada - "Particularly worrisome in the Toronto area"
5.  Lowe's Canada to add 14 stores
6.  Deputy Director, Asset Protection for Holt Renfrew- Canada's Ultimate High End Retailer - The #2 spot in AP located in Toronto Corp. Support Center
7.  Hudson's Bay Company - HBC - post 21 Asset Protection positions on LinkedIn in last 10 days
8.  Jones New York 35 stores & e-commerce bought by Grafton, Tip Top Tailors, will remain open and even expand
9.  Canada Nine West Operator Gets US Bankruptcy Recognition - Thus protecting their license agreements
10. Canadian e-commerce to hit $30B in sales & some online sites opening retail stores
11. Retail Fast Facts: July 2015
12. Keynote Session: Securing Content in an Unsecure
13. RCMP Adopts Gentler Grilling of Suspects
14. Rexall Pharmacy employee faces theft, trafficking charges in Arnprior, ON
15. Car crash helped Toronto police solve string of Armed Robberies across city
16. Toronto man arrested following identity theft investigation
17. Chilliwack RCMP look for leads following a pair of armed robberies
18. Nanaimo suspect arrested after crime spree on Vancouver Island

July 24, 2015
 Toronto McDonald's shooting deaths of two men by security guard: Security firms want more info
2.  Bebe CEO apologizes to Calgary woman after store refused to hand over dress
3.  Government announces $142M to beef up Canadian cybersecurity
4.  Canadian retailers Danier Leather and Le Château having a rough year at the mall
5.  Loblaw to close 52 unprofitable stores over next 12 months reducing sales about $300 million annually
6.  Retail Fast Facts: June 2015
7.  RCC LP Conference Keynote Session: Workplace Violence Red Flags, Prediction and Prevention
8.  Pair charged in Halifax mall plot to go to trial as preliminary hearing wraps
9.  Langley RCMP investigate suspicious explosion, 2 businesses damaged
10. Woman sought after Family Drug Mart robbed in Dartmouth, NS

July 22, 2015
 Canadian Privacy Laws now favorable for the LP professional: Part 3 -  Legislative Reform
2.  RCC LP Conference: Keynote Session - The Boston Bombing! Leadership Lessons From the Hero Who Saved the Day
3.  LPNN Filming at the RCC LP Conference

July 21, 2015
 Canadian Privacy Laws now favorable for the LP professional: Part 2 - The Introduction of PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act)
2.  RCC LP Conference: Keynote Session - Organized Retail Crime: Stories from Toronto's Crime Scene
3.  LPNN Filming at the RCC LP Conference

July 20, 2015
 Canadian Privacy Laws now favorable for the LP professional: Part 1 - The Great Debate: Privacy versus Security
2.  RCC LP Conference: New Keynote Speaker Announced
3.  LPNN Filming at the RCC LP Conference

July 17, 2015
 Canadian Privacy Laws now favorable for the LP professional - Read all about it here in the Daily in a 3 part series starting Monday next week
2.  Digital Privacy Act Finalized
3.  More fresh food, more shrinkage problems for supermarkets, experts say
4.  It's Going to be a Fight - Too Many High End Retailers Setting Up Shop In Canada
5.  Fashion retailer Simons to expand across Canada
6.  Tim Hortons offers buy-outs to 15 per cent of total workforce - "just over three per cent" elected to take the offer
7.  Victoria Police investigating after employee records from Sports Traders tossed in dumpster
8.  Montreal downtown businesses opting against staying open 24 hours
9.  Joe Fresh closing 2 NYC stores and may be closing it's only other 2 in NYC as well
10.  Strike canceled at 69 Loblaw-owned stores in Ontario as workers ratify agreement
11.  Rent-A-Center sells 14 Canadian stores
12.  Retail Fast Facts: June 2015
13.  RCC LP Conference: New Keynote Speaker Announced
14.  Two Toronto men arrested with U-Haul truck and over $5,000 of stolen goods from Walmart, Lowes and Real Canadian Superstore
15.  Teens arrested after botched pharmacy hold up in Plateau, Montreal, CN
16.  1 of 2 suspects in alleged Windsor, ON Q-Store robbery turns himself in
17.  Teen girls sought in Armed Robbery of 7-Eleven in Lethbridge, AB, CN
18.  Suspected Robbery at Kelowna Christian Supply Store

July 10, 2015
 Top Canadian Retailers by Sales-Per-Square-Foot
2.  Loblaw averts strike at 60 Ontario stores, 12,000 employees, with amended agreement
3.  Opening of new McArthurGlen Designer Outlet mall causes major traffic problems at Vancouver Airport - Poor Security Planning
4.  Closure of landmark Mills department store in Halifax blamed on 'street people' by former owner/entrepreneur
5.  Nine West stores caught in bankruptcy protection
6.  Beer sales to hit Toronto grocery shelves by December - But wine lags behind
7.  N.B. convenience stores call for crackdown on illegal smoke sales - claims 24% sold are illegal - want tougher penalties
8.  Save-On-Foods to open 40 new stores in Manitoba, Saskatchewan - LP Jobs!
9.  Ashley Furniture HomeStores to open 16 locations in Ontario & Alberta
10.  Manulife Bank to Install 830 ATMs in Canadian Stores
11.  Promenades St-Bruno jewelry store heist caught on video
12.  Police looking for suspect in Quebec after fatal shooting in Vaughan café
13.  Stolen one-of-a-kind, $13,000 Custom-made Bike Returned to shop by Port Coquitlam RCMP
14.  Prepaid Credit Card Scams On Rise, Canadians Losing Millions
15.  Montrealers are Worried that the New STM Opus Card Reader can be Hacked

July 2, 2015
 Dollar Store Wars Heat Up as Canadian Retail Polarizes - High-End and Low-End retailers succeeding - Middle-Market retailers struggling and in some cases closing
2.  Sears Canada in 'make or break' stage as retailer continues to struggle: analyst
3.  Hudson's Bay Initiates Unprecedented Store Renovations
4.  Report: Major gaps in Canadian online retail - eBay and Amazon 'light years ahead'
5.  Food waste at record levels as other Canadians go hungry
6.  Co-op Atlantic lays off 400 employees, closing 4 remaining Canadian grocery stores
7.  Loblaw workers appear headed for strike in coming days
8.  Editorial: Alberta risks ruin with plan for huge hike in minimum wage
9.  High-income Canadians using cash the least: Bank of Canada
10. Russia criticizes new Canadian sanctions, warns of response
11. Retail Fast Facts: June 2015
12. Head of Quebec Bar Association suspended after alleged shoplifting incident
13. Jewelry Store Robbery at the Village Mall in St John's
14. Guelph Police use tracking dog to locate shoplifting suspect
15. Mounties Allege Kids Break into Manitoba Store Through Roof, Unplug Video System

June 19, 2015
 Defining the Canadian Millennial
2.  Quebec to require retailers with English names to add French descriptor
3.  Loblaws demands workers pay back thousands after payment error
4.  'Focus On Retail Security' Seminar - Making Crime Unprofitable
5.  Hudson's Bay in $3.9-billion deal to buy German department store chain
6.  Saskatchewan's Min. Wage to increase to $10.50 on October 1, 2015
7.  What is Canada's largest retailer? - New report tackles this tricky question
8.  Calgary Security Supervisor Christopher Pollitt was responding to alarm in Beiseker when killed in fatal crash Sunday
9.  Scuffle sends Atlantic Superstore Loss Prevention officer to hospital in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
10. Timmins Police release 3 security images of man in Canadian Tire standoff
11. A familiar duo nabbed in $350,000 Surrey credit card fraud scheme
12. 38 Calgary gas stations targeted by credit card skimming devices, two arrested; $150,000 in merchandise recovered
13. Armed Robber surrenders outside Vancouver jewellery store
14. Regina Pharmacy robber's sentence increased

June 12, 2015
 Canada's Online Retailers Gaining Strength, Study Finds - Retail Canada's Biggest weakness - e-commerce
2.  E-Commerce in Canada in a Sorry State
3.  New law to impose strict rules on police record checks in Ontario
4.  Target Canada's Ill-Fated Adventure - The Biggest Misstep in Retail History - The story in detail
5.  Web sales are growing fast but Canadian retailers face challenges
6.  Dollarama to install mobile cash registers to reduce seasonal lineups
7. launches clothing, shoe stores
8.  Blacks Photography falls victim to digital industry - Closing all 59 stores
9. $15 minimum wage worries retailers, restaurants, small businesses in Alberta
10. Acklands-Grainger Celebrates the Opening of New Toronto Distribution Centre
11. Retail Fast Facts: May 2015 
12. Security Guard Slashed Trying to Stop Store Robbery in Winnipeg
13. Crown wants three years for bat assault on a Canadian Tire Loss Prevention Officer in Regina
14. 2 Yellowknife men charged with theft of guns from Canadian Tire
15. Real Canadian Superstore Loss Prevention Team and Brookville Police apprehend 3 on credit card fraud offences
16. Fortune woman jailed for shoplifting spree in Marystown
17. Calls made for 'pay before pump' law after gas station worker injured during theft
18. Two Quebec men charged in theft of more than $1.5 million in exhaust systems

June 5, 2015
 1.6 million square foot "Megamall" may be coming to Montreal - $1.7B investment with 15,000 jobs
2.  Canadian Tire transitioning from "old-world retailing" to digitalized environment - 2015 Corporate Priority
3.  Target Stores Insolvency Biggest In Canadian Retail History - $3B in debt
4.  Lowe's Canada taking two Calgary store locations vacated by Target
5.  OPP and Mac's team up for "Operation Freeze 2015"; Good deeds rewarded with 'frosters'
6.  HBC plans up to 25 Off 5th and seven Saks Fifth Avenue stores in Canada
7.  Sobeys buying 1.3M square foot Target Distribution Center in Balzac, Calgary
8.  Mastermind Toys to open 10 or 11 locations this year - 75 stores by 2018 goal
9.  Retail Fast Facts: May 2015 
10. Man, 19, charged in daytime Shooting at Strip Mall in Toronto
11. Winnipeg Police arrest 3 Suspects in Pembina Highway Jewelry Store Armed Robbery
12. Walmart iPad thefts prompt police to release suspect's photo
13. Robbery suspect wearing cat mask sought by Ottawa police
14. Alleged Paris jewelry store robber sought by police
15. Two arrests made in Save Easy break and enter in Twillingate
16. Pair from Keswick arrested after Ajax drug store robbery
17. Time is running out to register for Focus On Retail Security!

May 29, 2015
 Lowe's expansion in Canada helped by Target's absence - Doubling store count over next three years - More LP Jobs!
2.  Canada ripe for dollar store invasion - the one US growth sector who's been silent during the Canadian Push - but Family Dollar is coming and you can expect Dollar General might not to be far behind - LP Jobs!
3.  Two of Nordstrom's 6 Flagships to be in Canada - Vancouver's Pacific Centre & Toronto's Eaton Center
4.  Montreal approves 24/7 retail shopping - Will it help retailers? It certainly will create LP issues
5.  Ottawa buildings unprepared for active shooter, report finds - If you have retail stores in the area, be on alert and help get prepared
6.  Ikea to fuel Canada expansion with massive DC in Ontario
7.  Police launch 'positive ticketing' campaign in partnership with Mac's C-Store LP
8.  Retail Fast Facts: April 2015 
9.  Calgary Police charge 3 in multi-million dollar fraud investigation
10. Man with rifle arrested at White Oaks Mall in London, Ontario
11. Jewelry store robbed at gunpoint in central Mississauga
12. Armed robbery at Homesense was 'staged,' Saskatoon police allege
13. Superstore employee finds another nail in potatoes
14. Thieves steal 500 comics in Calgary smash and grab
15. Male female duo busted using fraudulent ID's to apply for credit card in Edmonton, Canada
16. Barrie man gets nine years for fake prescriptions
17. York Regional Police seek suspect following Holland Landing Convenience Store robbery
18. Free Fraud Seminar in Toronto on June 11: A Half Day That Could Save Your Company

May 22, 2015
 Toronto named 'Hottest Retail Market in the Americas'
2.  Tim Horton's new U.S. owner moving office to Oakville, Ontario - Closing Columbus, Ohio office
3.  Security guard found guilty of assaulting disabled man after takedown caught on camera at Vancouver's Pacific Centre Mall in 2012
4.  'Focus on Retail Security' Conference Session: 'Fighting Back Against ORC' - June 10th in Toronto
5.  Wal-Mart Canada out performs U.S. - adding 29 supercenters, Target's DC, and 12 Target locations
6.  Hudson's Bay still in talks as bidding for German Department store - Kaufhof chain heats up
7.  Loblaw's Joe Fresh hits another road block - closing it's two NYC Fifth Ave stores - right after J.C. Penney boots them out
8.  Union votes 97% in favor of strike at Loblaws in Ontario - Negotiations resume May 26th
9.  Target Stores Update - 55 returned to landlords, Wal-Mart gets 13, Lowe's gets 13, and Canadian Tire takes 12 - that leaves 40 to go
10. Ikea to fuel Canada expansion with massive DC
11. Hamilton Man accused of trying to Stab Jackson Square Mall Security Officer
12. Witnesses at Value Village claim man beaten over stolen jeans
13. Masked men with handgun, crowbar, force female employee around store during robbery at Need's in Halifax
14. Torontonians charged for trying to use fake credit cards at Cambridge Centre mall
15. Barrie Police Fraud Unit arrest suspect in credit card fraud spree
16.  Police in Nova Scotia say metal objects found in potatoes bought at stores
17.  Robbery of St. John's Pet Store Caught on Camera

May 15, 2015
 Canadian Outlet Malls - are booming
2.  Canadians slowing down on cross-border shopping
3.  Canadian consumers send wake-up call to retailers as 76% of Canadians households head online
4.  Ikea to test two new 'pick-up-point' store formats in London, Ontario and Quebec City as part of global pilot
5.  Bullied B.C. grocery store employee wins $16,000 in discrimination case
6.  Canadian Security's Focus On Retail Security one-day seminar
7.  Here's our list of top 20 most productive Canadian malls by sales per square foot, annually
8.  Indigo to Overhaul 6 Flagships - Open 4 American Girl Stores
9.  Rona plays down suggested Lowe's merger
10. Suspect Sought in Kelowna Mac's Store Armed Robbery
11. Calgary Police recover $1.9 million in stolen vehicles
12. Woman suspected of shoplifting critically hurt on Coquitlam, BC, highway
13. Cigarettes stolen during Yellowknife grocery store break and enter
14. Alleged shoplifter attacks employee at Peterborough Sobey's
15. Oakville businesses rocked by series of smash-and-grab break-ins
16. Ottawa Police hunt two after April cellphone store robbery
17. Alberni Mounties Dismantle Island Wide Theft Ring
18. 'Threatening' cougar shot and killed near West Vancouver mall
19. Retail Fast Facts: April 2015 

May 8, 2015
 Wal-Mart to Buy 13 Former Target Canada Stores, Plus Distribution Center - Spending $289M - Adding 1.6M ft. of retail space - Creating 3,400 jobs
2.  Wal-Mart's press release listing locations of the 13 new stores
3.  Canadian Tire Corp acquires 12 Target leases for $17.7 million
4.  Target Layoff could be 'single-largest one-time purge of jobs in Canadian workforce history'
5.  J.C. Penney drawing battle lines - decides to split with Canada's Loblaw chain Joe Fresh - The competition is heating up
6.  Canadian Security's Focus On Retail Security one-day seminar
7.  First three Saks Off Fifth stores opening in Ontario next spring
8.  Best Buy CA takes on Amazon with 'marketplace' selling of other retailers' products
9.   Toronto Mayor John Tory supports swapping some cops for civilians
10.  RCMP looking for credit card fraudsters hitting stores throughout Alberta & Calgary
11. Mounties Cuff Canadian 27-year-old woman Webcam Hacker
12. Woman dies of injuries after being hit in parking lot of Vancouver store
13. Cargo Theft: Brampton man charged with tractor-trailer thefts; nearly $100,000 of bread and dog food 14. Vancouver GameStop store robbed at gunpoint
15. RCMP investigating assault at Sherwood Park 7-Eleven store

May 1, 2015
 Exclusive: U.S. CFO shares Canadian pricing formula
2.  Retail is booming in Canada - First-Quarter Consumer Spending Rose 5.8%, Moneris Says
3.  Police in Canada patrolling truck stops to prevent cargo theft
4.  Class action lawsuit seeks $2B from Loblaw's Joe Fresh for Bangladesh garment factory collapse
5.  11-year-old boy detained for shopping without adult at Calgary Lego Store
6.  British Columbia retail sector is struggling to stay afloat as a tidal wave of changes squeezes margins
7.  With HBC's Saks Fifth Ave. on their heals & coming to Canada in a big way - Holt Renfrew plans 'major expansion' in downtown Vancouver
8.  28 retailers which are either new to Canada or are expanding
9.  Vancouver's Saje to open 50 stores by 2018
10.  Vancouver Emerges as "critical" Money Laundering Hub for International Criminals
11. Short-lived Edmonton Police web series triggers $1-million lawsuit
12. Regina Shoppers Drug employee facing charges over theft of medications
13. RCMP seek suspect in Musquodoboit Harbour drug store robbery
14. 2 suspects sought in Lawton's Drugs theft in Clarke's Beach
15. $200,000 in jewelry stolen from Hudson's Bay store in Langley
16. Retail Fast Facts: April 2015 

April 24, 2015
 Moneris introduces 'Verify' to help fight $1.7B in Canadian retail fraud
2.  Wow - Excitement at Sears Canada - Here's a rarity - Sears Canada picks up two fashion lines Target had exclusive rights to & left behind that they're pumped about & More!
3.  Indigo named top Canadian retail employer brand, sixth overall
4.  Best Buy to invest $200M in their remaining stores &
5.  Canada - Retail Job Fair for 30 retailers opening stores at the new McArthurGlen Design Outlet in Vancouver attracts massive crowd - with Target & Future Shop closures
6.  Michael Kors clamps down on counterfeit goods sold in Quebec - Suing 10 people because it's not a priority for police
7.  Canada's Convenience Stores Applaud new Federal Budget - no new taxes on Tobacco - fighting Canada's underground economy
8.  Canadian Security's Focus On Retail Security one-day seminar
9.  Canadian Hacker Gets 18 Months In $100M Microsoft IP Theft - Xbox software theft
10.  Apple in talks to launch Apple Pay in Canada in November
11. Metro and Hudson's Bay Co. interested in some Target Canada stores
12. Cross-border shopping takes nosedive as Canadian dollar drops
13. H&M's upscale fashion brand COS will open Canadian locations
14. DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse has revealed six new locations
15. Porsche Design has closed its Canadian stores, discontinued plans to open locations across the country
16. Michael Kors launches ecommerce site in Canada
17. Calgary man faces 36 charges in multiple credit card fraud cases
18. Judge calls bat strike excessive; assault on Loss Prevention agent in Regina
19. Employee bear sprayed in convenience store robbery in St John's
20. Retail Fast Facts: April 2015 

April 17, 2015
 Quebec Court of Appeals judgement impacts franchise law in Canada - Franchisor must root out free-riders in Dunkan Donuts case
2.  Canadian Retailers Applaud New Contraband Tobacco Law
3.  Supreme Court of Canada strikes down mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes
4.  Apple Pay Plans to Launch in Canada This Fall
5.  Ontario Will Loosen Rules to Allow Beer Sales in Largest Supermarkets
6.  Canada Updates Credit-Card Transaction Rules - Gives Retailers Greater Control, Reflects Growing Use of Mobile Payments
7.  Retail Fast Facts: March 2015
8.  Calgary smash-and-grab part of larger trend in Canada
9.  Stoney Creek pharmacy robbery makes 13 so far this year
10.  Armed robbery at Burlington, ON bakery didn't actually happen
11. Someone knows this Staples suspect from Maple Ridge
12. Woman shocked after phone recycled at Rogers store sold on eBay

April 10, 2015
 65 Future Shop stores left - re-open under Best Buy name - Investing $200M over next two yrs to improve "customer experience"
2.  Quebec based David's Tea files for IPO; sees potential for 300 U.S. stores - Could need an LP Director in the future
3.  Canadian Tire - A Brand Canadian's should be proud of & one that helped defeat Big Red (Target)
4.  Canada could see 7 Sakes Fifth Ave. stores & 25 Off Fifth's - That's Lots of LP jobs!
5.  Nordstrom plans to open between seven and 10 Canadian stores, with locations already open in Calgary and Ottawa
6.  Boutique Jacob relaunching operations with five Quebec stores
7.  Kelowna RCMP looking for Vacuum thief - hit London Drugs store six times
8.  Chaos as Walmart shoppers swarm armed robber in Hamilton
9.  Crash in Regina leads to fraudulent credit cards seizure by RCMP
10.  Jewelry Store Robbers caught by police a block away in North Vancouver
11. Retail Conditions Report February 2015
12. Retail Fast Facts: March 2015

April 2, 2015
 Big box properties need to reinvent - into mixed-use lifestyle hubs to avoid bleak future
2.  In Canada, Unabashed Wooing of Commercial Drones - Amazon is Flying - And so do clay pigeons
3.  Future shop severance packages not up to snuff, says lawyer
4.  Is Metro & Sobey's just giving up to Walmart & Costco basic's & bulk buying?
5.  Don't treat closing Target stores as junk shop, says employee
6.  Americans Answer Questions About Canada
7.  British Columbia becoming a hot hunting ground for cyber criminals
8.  Target closing all Canadian stores by April 12
9.  Widespread drone use in Canada years away, experts say
10.  Halton Regional Police investigating 2nd burglary at Purba Vision in Burlington
11. Chilliwack police make arrest for downtown robberies
12. Calgary Police Service's Economic Crimes Unit Fraud Team arrests man in month long investigation
13. Alberta SafeGrowth Grant to deter thieves approved

March 27, 2015
 Canadian Retail Sales Are In Good Shape
2.  16 Target Stores closed - 30 more closing April 1st - Last 87 by mid-May - The Target impact on LP jobs - Simple Law of Supply & Demand regretfully
3.  Wal-Mart Canada considering installing automated external defibrillators (AED) in stores - Cabela's AED Saves a Life
4.  Canadian grocer Loblaw has announced it will tie up with footwear retailer Aldo on the shoe component of its Joe Fresh clothing offer
5.  Paladin Security wins Best Managed Companies award for third straight year
6.  Credit card skimming devices on pay-at-pump machines on rise over last couple of months, Calgary Police warn
7.  Two arrested for theft at Walmart in Leduc, AB
8.  Windsor police arrest suspect in Shoppers Drug Mart robbery at Tecumseh Mall
9.  Armed man tries to rob The Source store in Okotoks
10. Chilliwack RCMP seek suspect in a string of Robberies

March 20, 2015
 Cross-border shopping trends in reverse as losing loonie skirts 75 cent value
2.  New RCMP Process for Employee Background Checks
3.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2015 
4.  Active Shooter Training with Toronto Police and OCAD University
5.  Canadian Border Patrol stops fugitive connected to shooting of Portland, OR Police officer
6.  Regina man arrested in Dominican Republic on fraud, theft charges
7.  Police warn of influx of counterfeit U.S. bills to Waterloo Region
8.  Norfolk County OPP makes an arrest in recent robberies at Robinson Mart and Videos in Simcoe

March 13, 2015
 Loblaws $1.2B Retail Refresh - 5,000 jobs - 50 stores - 'Massive infrastructure & IT Rollout' - LP Jobs & Solution Provider Opportunities
2.  Being aggressive can come back and "bite you in the butt"
3.  Nordstrom Overstocks Shelves To Prove It's Not Target Canada
4.  Rogers Communications breach of "small number" of medium sized businesses through employee email address
5.  CIBC Visa customers seeing high amount of fraud - scammers find number & expiry date before being issued - 'sequencing fraud'
6.  Cross-Border online shopping stunts Canadian e-Commerce - Total retail online = 4.8% vs. U.S.'s 12.7%
7.  Husband assaults Canadian Tire LP Officer - not knowing his wife just stole from the store
8.  Debate on Social Media over Security Guards at Prince Albert's Gateway Mall
9.  Jewellers Vigilance Canada: February Theft Recap Report
10. Sears Canada to sell 3 locations for $140m & lease back
11. Germany's 'Gerry Weber' plans 6 new stores in Southern Ontario
12. Quebec's women's jewelry & accessories brand Bizou to go from 120 to 300 stores
13. Canadian Fraud Statistics from the Canadian Bankers Association:
14. Stores that may disappear from Canada
15. Durham Regional Police lay 58 charges against Scarborough couple in sweeping Identity Fraud investigation
16. Serial St. Thomas, On., shoplifter charged again
17. Langley RCMP investigating Shoplifter with knife goads employee into fight outside store

March 6, 2015
 Target Canada's $1.9-billion debt under court review - sale of 11 sites approved
2.  Retailers reap rewards after Target's failed Canadian expansion
3.  Montreal considers ban on plastic shopping bags
4.  22 retailers looking to expand in Canada
5.  Loblaw looking at a number of Target store locations
6.  American footwear brand Rockport opening 5 new stores in Canada
7.  Nordstrom takes cautious approach to Canada, launching only its 2nd store
8.  Chapters Bookstore locations will be re-branded as Indigo
9.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2015
10. March is Canadian Fraud Prevention Month - Avoid these common mistakes
11. Coquitlam RCMP bust sophisticated theft, fraud ring - a "counterfeit credit card factory"
12. Security guard could face charges for Toronto McDonald's shooting
13. Suspects in alleged Valentine's Day Halifax mall shooting plot to appear in court
14. Police shut down Mic Mac Mall after threat, later release three suspects
15. Shot fired during robbery of King Edward Avenue store, police say
16. Police and RCMP working to ensure West Edmonton Mall is a safe place

February 27, 2015
 2014 overall, total Canadian retail sales increased 4.7%, the highest annual growth since 2010
2.  Walmart raises pay for 40% of U.S. workers, but no changes in Canada
3.  Debit card fraud hits record low in Canada - Chip and PIN working in Canada
4.  Canadian e-commerce is greatly lacking - will they catch up?
5.  Target's departure - A good thing for some Canadian Malls
6.  Winnipeg Safeway warehouse closing this year - 172 jobs lost
7.  Nordstrom to hire 1,000 Vancouver employees including 44 managers - LP jobs too!
8.  Identity theft used to buy $13,000 diamond ring from Peterborough, ON store; similar frauds have taken place in other Ontario cities
9.  Morinville RCMP investigating Armed Robbery at Super Mart in Legal, Alberta
10.  Iqaluit RCMP: "We've solved five of six recent convenience store robberies"

February 20, 2015
 Canadian Retailers should send a Thank You to Target Stores - Not because they're leaving but Because They Came
2.  RUDE SHOPPERS: Target workers ask for compassion, please - Like we said, upset the Canadian consumer and this is what you get
3.  Canadian consumers prioritize payment security above all else - 4 years into EMV chip and PIN
4.  B.C. man sues Lululemon after a display mannequin allegedly knocks him out
5.  LCBO has indefinitely shelved plans to put express kiosks in Ontario grocery stores
6.  The Outlet Collection at Niagara - Largest open-air mall in Canada - Trying to Capture Shoppers Going to the States
7.  Bikini Village files bankruptcy protection - stores to remain open
8.  Uniqlo plots move into Canada; the International clothing retailer will open stores in Toronto first, then Vancouver
9.  Battlefords RCMP investigating string of thefts by same male suspect hit four businesses with distraction theft
10. Langley RCPM investigating 2 suspects in the theft of over $1,000 worth of clothing from MD Charlton
11. Brandon man arrested for theft, twice in same day at same store
12. Man charged in the theft of an ATM machine from a movie theater in Waterloo

February 13, 2015
 Long Starved for High-Enders - Luxury Retailers are Coming to Canada - With only two true high-enders Canada is ripe territory
2.  $18,000 Target Check Bounces to Small Business Market Researcher - 2,000 more are waiting for their's
3.  Dollar Tree, Dollarama growing in Canada - 'Nipping away at the drug stores'
4.  Committee to oversee structure, shape of Canada's Parliament Hill security
5.  Wal-Mart Canada expanding - building 29 new Supercenters and expanding distribution network
6.  Montreal's Saint-Laurent Street Has Lost 160 Stores
7.  Danier Leather exploring strategic alternatives after Q2 results - sales down 10%
8.  RCMP looking for jewelry thief in Stony Plain; $40,000 of merchandise stolen
9.  Police accuse man of being 'polite' drugstore bandit in Saskatoon
10. Three arrested in Hamilton, ON drug store robbery
11. West Shore RCMP suspect Pharmacy break-ins are linked in Saanich

February 6, 2015
 Tyco's Long named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women
2.  Target will eventually take a second crack at Canada - What an article! Is he serious? Canadians Won't Forget
3.  Target Canada's liquidation draws crowds, but also bargain hungry critics
4.  Movie rental company Redbox shutting down 1,400 rental kiosks Canadian operation - another one bites the online dust
5.  Parasuco Retail, Inc to Close all 7 stores; Another Canadian based company has announced they will be closing up shop
6.  3-Million Square Foot Mega-Mall Planned for Montreal
7.  Nordstrom to open 2nd location in Ottawa next month at Rideau Centre
8.  Police search underway after armed robbery at Scarborough Metro
9.  RCMP search for suspect in armed robbery in Osler, Saskatoon, CN
10. GPS leads police to truckload of beef, salsa stolen in Brampton, Ont., in one hour, on it's way to Costco
11. Retail Fast Facts: January 2015 

January 30, 2015
 Holt Renfrew closes three locations as it embarks on $300M expansion - getting ready for Sakes Fifth Avenue's 'Canadian Push'
2.  The Run On Target Stores Locations Begins - LOWE'S CANADA is the most likely candidate to snap up some of Target's Winnipeg locations
3.  Tim Hortons says layoffs affected 15% of employees - 350 employees at its headquarters and regional offices
4.  The Lessens from Target Canada's Demise: (It'll be studied for decades)
5.  Target Canada severance package is only severance for some
6.  ORC on the rise in Calgary - New 'Retail C.O.P.' initiative helps retailers, law enforcement share information
7.  Future Shop closing three stores in Canada - Regina, Gloucester, Kingston
8.  Chapters closing it's Vancouver flagship store
9.  Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo to open 2 flagship shops in Toronto
10. Sears Canada makes acting CEO permanent
11. Walmart Canada aggressively expanding Supercentres - Opening 11 by end of this month alone
12. Crime in Canada falls to lowest point since the '60s
13.  B.C. shoplifter faces gun charges after weapons discovered in bag
14. Halifax illegal tobacco seizure leads to 11 stores / 12 people charged
15. Langley RCMP investigating a thief who used debit card to steal $10,000
16. Three arrested for $57,000 in multiple Tire Thefts in Winnipeg and Manitoba
17. Retail Fast Facts: January 2015 

January 23, 2015
 Target Canada owes more than $5B and has lost about $7B so far!
2.  Nordstrom better positioned than Target to take on Canadian expansion
3.  Walmart Canada opening 11 new supercenters by Jan 29th bringing it's Canadian store count to 394
4.  Giant Tiger to open eight stores in six months
5.  Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to anchor new Ottawa Tanger Outlets - as many as 25 may be opening in Canada
6.  Retail Fast Facts: December 2014
7.  Security high at sports stores
8.  Three men arrested in Burlington baby formula thefts
9.  Hamilton man charged in jewelry store robbery
10. Razor blade taped to Cross Iron Mills shopping cart prompts RCMP investigation
11. Mountie uses his car to push fleeing 7-Eleven Armed Robber off road

January 16, 2015
 How Target Canada's exit is like 15 malls closing at once for the retail world
2.  Calls to re-open Zellers as Canadians say goodbye to 'Tar-Jay'
3.  Sony to close all 14 Canadian retail locations in next two months
4.  Mexx Canada liquidating 95 stores by end of February
5.  List of retailers closing stores in Canada
6.  5 Reasons Why Target Canada Failed
7.  Instaloans ATM pried open at southwest smash-and-grab in Calgary
8.  Florida man could be source of multiple bomb threats to Alberta grocery stores
9.  Video shows shotgun being fired during violent Toronto robbery
10. Thief returns to Winnipeg store to pay for stolen merchandise

January 9, 2015
 Target's New CEO Is About to Make a Big Decision on the Retailer's Future - Losing $2.5B since entering Canada
2.  Lululemon appoints former J. Crew executive as CFO
3.  Jean Coutu profit drops 10% on increased costs
4.  Canada's Luxury market is about to grow - Big Time and that means LP Jobs!
5.  In New Brunswick, return fraud cost retail between $28-$40 million in 2013 & in Nova Scotia $33-$48 million was lost in 2013
6.  Tractor trailer loaded with Chevron oil products stolen in Puslinch, Ontario on boxing day
7.  New Westminster video store cleaned out in robbery
8.  Suspected robber shot by security guard at Toronto jewelry store
9.  Robbery suspect shot by police inside Rexall in Toronto


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