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December 23, 2013
1. 
Salvation Army Christmas Kettles Stolen in Mississauga
2.  Armed robbery of Shoppers Drug Mart in Windsor, Ontario
3.  Thieves target Sherwood Park, Edmonton Salvation Army thrift store
4.  Woman with a knife robs a Mac’ Convenience Store in Kamloops, British Columbia


December 20, 2013
1. 
More trouble for Sears Canada: 640 jobs lost as company ally goes into receivership
2.  Kids in Windsor, Ontario forced to shoplift, threatened with death, police say
3.  RCMP, Assiniboine Park Zoo Team Up to Fight Counterfeit Merchandise
4.  Violent convenience store robbery caught on video


December 13, 2013
1. 
Canada's high-end retailers are getting ready for a fight and Hudson's Bay Corp is racing to ward off the Nordstrom invasion of Canada - Watch out for Holt Renfrew right beside you
2.  Underground retail ring busted - major fencing operation shut down in Vancouver
3.  Canadian company launches no-waste gift cards
4.  Skimmers hitting Red Deer businesses in Alberta
5.  Sarnia, Ontario police arrest 3 men for 2 drug store robberies on Dec. 6
6.  Retail Fast Facts: November 2013


December 6, 2013
1. 
Canada tightens rules on prepaid credit cards and on accuracy of measurements retailers use
2.  DDB Canada Shows Organized Retail Theft Mark-Ups for Toronto Crime Stoppers
3.  Fake goods valued at $6.5M seized in Toronto
4.  Police Seek Identity Fraud Suspect After hitting stores in Kelowna, B.C.
5.  Surveillance images released of Mark’s Work Wearhouse theft investigation in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada
6.  Big Lots plans to abandon Canada stores - two years in - closing 73 stores
7.  Mississauga man facing fraud charges in identity theft case
8.  Suspects hitting recreation centers stealing ID's and credit cards - using them at stores in Airdrie, Banff, and Canmore, Alberta
9.  Women steal 45 bras worth a total of $2,000 from Coquitlam store in Vancouver
10.  Two arrested, one suspect at large in two brazen robberies in Nanaimo, Vancouver
11.  RCMP uses ‘Air 3’ helicopter to capture two fleeing shoplifters from Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna, British Columbia


November 22, 2013
1. 
Ogilvy, Holt Renfrew to merge into luxury megastore - Saks May be coming but watch out for the Weston's
2.  New partnership to make it easier for Canadians to buy from US retailers online
3.  Poll finds 47% of Canadians will go to U.S. for Black Friday
4.  Blame Canada: Target’s net income falls
5.  Truck drives through mall entrance in Fort St. John jewelry store heist
6.  The Lloydminster Municipal RCMP still seeking four suspects in fragrance robbery from Shoppers Drug Mart; $5000 worth of merchandise stolen
7.  RCMP look for suspect in botched Airdrie armed robbery; Man locked out by suspicious clerk in Airdrie armed robbery
8.  Two men charged in recent string of Calgary grocery store robberies
9.  RCC Ontario Safety Group - Taking applications for 2014
10. Retail Fast Facts: October 2013


November 15, 2013
1. 
#StopRetailCrime - Crime Stoppers aims to curb shoplifting
2.  Experimental Retail: Taking shopping back to the lab
3.  Conventional grocers suffer due to increased competition - The Fight is On - The Canadian Squeeze
4.  71% of Canadians would Prefer to Never Handle Cash Again
5.  36% More Canadians Using Social Media for Brand Recommendations
6.  Sears Canada to sell stake in eight properties
7.  Cabela's plans another new store in Canada
8.  Good Samaritans jumped in to catch would-be thief at a jeweler in Barrie, On.
9.  RCMP ‘disrupted’ two dozen security threats last year
10.  Langley RCMP arrest Best Buy employee in thefts from warehouse
11.  Suspects sought in Leduc, Alberta Walmart arson
12.  Fugitive from Vancouver arrested in Mexico, faces more than 50 criminal charges related to an organized crime ring
13.  RCC Ontario Safety Group - Taking applications for 2014
14.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2013


November 8, 2013
1. 
Canada now has two senior vice presidents in the asset protection/loss prevention industry
2.  Black Friday retail events generate consumer buzz
3.  Canadian retailers expecting a slow holiday
4.  Microsoft opens shiny new store in Metrotown - its third retail outlet in Canada
5.  Canadian banks vie for mobile wallet dominance - Rogers joins the 'Wallet Wars'
6.  Bank of Canada unveils new-look $5 and $10 bills Thursday
7.  Sobeys completes $5.8-billion purchase of grocery chain Canada Safeway
8.  Canadian Tire Profits Climb 11% in third quarter following stronger earnings
9.  Q&A: New Aritzia CMO looks for U.S. growth
10.  16 Arrested in Canada for Credit Card Fraud
11.  Halifax Police investigating ORC ring; over $5,000 in merchandise shoplifted from 3 HRM stores
12.  Airdrie, Calgary grocery clerk kidnapped during robbery
13.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2013


November 1, 2013
1. 
Amazon to take on Canadian grocers in crowded retail landscape - It's a "bloodbath" in the grocery industry in Canada says one executive
2.  Employers face Nov. 1 deadline to meet WorkSafeBC anti-bullying rules in British Columbia
3.  B.C. considers grocery store liquor sales
4.  Target to open 33 Canadian stores in November
5.  American Girl Coming to Canada
6.  Canadians spent $18.9B online in 2012 and average customer spent $1,450
7.  British Columbia man sentenced to 5 years in U.S. prison for skimming device scheme
8.  Three suspects arrested in St. Catharines, Ontario for fraudulent use of credit cards
9.  Retail Fast Facts: October 2013


October 25, 2013
1. 
Sears Holdings may be open to selling Canadian flagship store - and may close more stores
2.  5 Canadian consumer trends to shape the future of retail
3.  Best Buy Canada looking to become ground zero in Windows, Apple, Samsung electronics battle - looks like the same in the U.S.
4.  Target’s Rough Ride In Canada Will Persist In The Near Term
5.  Starbucks brews up an expansion
6.  Vancouver police warn of fraudsters reselling gasoline stored in modified vans and buying with fake credit cards
7.  Richmond RCMP arrests a drug store robbery suspect; used an imitation handgun at Garden City shopping center
8.  Robber enters a Calgary grocery store with a screwdriver and knife demanding money
9.  Owner working to recover after last month’s $40,000 robbery of a Montreal boutique
10. Retail Fast Facts: October 2013


October 18, 2013
1. 
Toronto Police and LP officers crack "sophisticated" shoplifting ring
2.  Sean Sportun named Security Director of the Year
3.  Sears to hold first-ever Canadian Thanksgiving Black Friday sale
4.  Chico’s FAS takes White House Black Market to Canada joining the Canadian Push
5.  Mega Mall to be built outside Calgary
6.  RETAILER'S ALERT: Identity theft operation coming to Peel Region with 18,000 names stolen
7.  West Nipissing Police investigating $80,000 jewelry store robbery
8.  Retail Fast Facts: September 2013


October 11, 2013
1. 
Tentative deal struck to end strike at Alberta Superstores, Liquorstore - 8,000 workers
2.  British Columbia Offers Resources to Help Employers Address Workplace Bullying
3.  Toronto Police arrest 5 suspects in connection with smash and grabs at Sporting Life and Prada
4.  Winnipeg police arrest suspects following an attempted grocery store robbery, stabbing incident
5.  Retail Fast Facts: September 2013


October 4, 2013
1. 
Canada Security - 2013 Salary Survey - Share your point of view and take the Survey
2.  Cybercrime cost Canadians $3B in past year - more than doubled in one year
3.  Canada’s retail megamerger boom
4.  Ground broken for new Premium Outlets Montreal - 2nd one for Canada
5.  Mobile banking app usage grows in Canada
6.  'Blacklist' for stolen and lost phones takes effect in Canada
7.  Toronto ORC gang hits GTA retailers for $395,000+ in credit card scam - hitting Home Depot and others
8.  What are the Penalties for Credit Card Fraud in Canada?
9.  Vancouver police look to return jewelry stolen in ‘blessing’ scam.
10.  Winnipeg jewelry store owner beaten during armed robbery
11.  Police bust four from Montreal in Windsor, Ontario, hitting stores with counterfeit credit cards
12.  Armed robbery spree ended with three arrests after 7 stores robbed in Ontario
13.  Ottawa Police issue warrant for knife-wielding robbery suspect
14.  Inside Toronto's new maximum-security detention center


October 1, 2013
1.  Sept 10 and 11 marked Retail Council of Canada’s annual Loss Prevention Conference -A meeting of the minds of Loss Prevention professionals


September 27, 2013
1.  Cargo theft leading to Billions of dollars in losses for Canadian businesses
2.  Hamilton, Ontario Police investigating 40,000 pounds of meat stolen; believed to be tied to organized crime
3.  $20,000 in glasses stolen from Laval store in smash-and-grab
4.  Vancouver Police arrest two youths in the armed robbery at the Tom Harris Cellular Store
5.  Flash Fog devices being installed in GTA


September 20, 2013
1.  Roma Gypsy Crew hits Toronto retailers again for over $700,000 with EAS jammers - The actual story began back in 2011 and now another crew gets busted in the GTA
2.  2 more smash-and-grabs at GTA stores - $100K in merchandise stolen from Yorkville Prada store
3.  Truck smashes into mall in botched robbery at Sherwood Gardens
4.  Saskatoon Police arrest two suspected of credit fraud and Pin Pad thefts.
5.  Calgary Police arrest a two men accused of operating a high tech identity fraud ring.
6.  Canada Post launching same-day delivery for online orders in Toronto
7.  Canada's book seller Indigo (Chapters) introduces their first store within a store format - feeling the same pain their counterparts in the States are feeling, they're betting the bank on new "Tech" shop
8.  Hells Angels biker gang opens retail store in Toronto


September 13, 2013
1.  Guilty plea in cloned credit card fraud case as Coquitlam Mounties show off crook's tools
2.  Saskatoon Police investigate Jewelry store robbed by knife-wielding man
3.  Suspect uses stun gun on employee in Toronto cell-phone store robbery
4.  Costa Rican cops arrest four Canadians linked to cloned card scams
5.  Police dismantle fraud and identity-theft ring in Calgary
6.  Smash and grab hits jewelry store in Calgary early Friday morning
7.  Retail Fast Facts: August 2013


September 6, 2013
1.  Cargo thefts not 'victimless crime' - "Project Momentum" Canada-Ontario-Verisk Crime Analytics
2.  Target to open 23 more stores, including its first in Que. and N.S.
3.  CNE raid collects $1M worth of counterfeit goods
4.  Older workers pushing students out of part-time jobs: report
5.  Retail Fast Facts: August 2013


August 30, 2013
1.  Canada's Shopify - Driving Omni-channel retailing
2.  Police add high-tech tools to prevent truck cargo theft in partnership with Verisk's CargotNet
3.  Montreal skimmer busted with 6 credit card skimming devices
4.  RCMP discover skimming device in Cochrane fast food restaurant
5.  ORC Family busted in connection with $750,000 gift-card scam in Toronto, Canada
6.  Retail Fast Facts: August 2013


August 23, 2013
1.  Canada's selection isn't deep and yes the prices are higher - Pirate Joe's in Vancouver stocks his store with Trader Joe's goods
2.  Wal-Mart workers in Weyburn, Sask., vote to dump union
3.  Canadian shoppers not impressed with Target
4.  Target not delivering the deals customers expected: experts
5.  Sears Canada to Cut 245 Head-Office Type Jobs
6.  Cargo thieves make off with tractor trailer filled with shampoo and mouthwash in Hamilton, On.
7.  Retail sales fell 0.6% in June to $40.1 billion, Statistics Canada says
8.  Fashion retailer Marshalls opening stores in Alberta, Quebec
9.  Close to 40% of Canadians haven't started back-to-school shopping
10. Phone scam targets Shoppers Drug Mart customers nationwide - still ongoing
11. Retail Fast Facts: July 2013


August 16, 2013
1.  'Project Momentum' - A new CTA-led initiative aimed at driving down cargo theft, will hold its first meeting Sept. 5 at Jeff Bryan Transport’s facility
2.  Crime forces Mac’s Thunder Bay stores night closures
3.  Axis Communications' Academy launches Sales Essentials training in U.S. and Canada - four Canadian stops planned
4.  Retailers tracking customer return data prompts concerns over transparency - the #1 article in our industry in North America this week - published in over 20 publications this week alone
5.  Metro to restructure in Ontario, Makes Target Deal
6.  Thieves make off with $4K in garlic from Quebec farm
7.  Video Released of Attempted Theft at Avalon Mall in Newfoundland and Labrador
8.  RCMP investigates links between two separate break-and-enters in Cobble Hill


August 9, 2013
1.  Retail Council of Canada's annual Retail Loss Prevention Conference
2.  Elliot Lake mall inquiry sees collapse video, hears 911 calls - where two died and owner could face criminal charges
3.  Credit fraud gang of three hitting retailers in the "GTA" - Greater Toronto Area - for over $250,000 so far
4.  Alert clerk catches two suspects swapping out a PST with another one - ready to be skimmed in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
5.  Canada has moved to chip-based technology
6.  Retail Fast Facts: July 2013


August 2, 2013
1.  The Retail Council of Canada's Retail Loss Prevention Conference is right around the corner
2.  First upscale outlet shopping center opens in Toronto - well the ORC won't be far behind - Welcome to the outlet world Canadian LP Exec's
3.  Famous Footwear opens first Canadian store in Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills, Ontario
4.  Here comes the Outlet stores to Canada - a first for them - with ORC right behind it
5.  Hudson's Bay opens first outlet store in Canada
6.  Hudson's Bay to open 6 full-line Saks stores in Canada and up to 25 Saks Off Fifth outlet stores
7.  Home decor retail heating up as well with Zara opening home decor stores called Zara Home in Canada in August
8.  Owner of Mall that roof collapsed killing 2 on June 27th, 2012 may be charged criminally in Ontario
9.  Companies are racing to buy hacking insurance - data breaches are concerning everyone - the fastest growing area of commercial insurance in the world right now!
10. Nearly 70% of Canadian businesses hit by cyber attacks, says year-long survey
11. Retail Fast Facts


July 26, 2013
1.  Canada May retail sales leap by 1.9 pct, biggest jump in 3 years
2.  Canadian e-retail sales are set to grow 10% annually through 2018
3.  Halifax Regional Police are asking for the public's help identifying a woman who's accused of stealing more than $7,500 worth of sunglasses from the Halifax Shopping Centre.


July 19, 2013
1.  The Loblaw purchase of Shoppers Drug, Canada's largest drug store chain, is actually a move by one family not to let foreign competition dominate Canada's retail scene without a fight - a bold move
2.  Retail deal could be first of many: analyst
3.  Yankee Candle names Canada GM, to grow Canadian store count to 50
4.  Police arrest suspect in string of seven robberies in GTA (Greater Toronto Area)
5.  Retail Fast Fact: June 2013 - provided by Retail Council of Canada


July 12, 2013
1.  Sears Canada To Be Providing Penningtons Plus-Size Fashions
2.  Another 20 Target stores are set to open next week in Canada
3.  Retail Fast Facts: June 2013


July 3, 2013
1.  Quebec is different than the States - Labour Commission Rules: Target Needs Just Cause to Deny Former Zellers Workers in Quebec


June 28, 2013
1.  Amazon launches Canada's biggest toy store
2.  Canadian retailer Rona closing 11 stores due to restructuring; move will save over $70 million.
3.  Hershey pays $4M fine for chocolate price-fixing
4.  National Household Survey: Retail clerk is Canada’s most common job
5.  Canadian women studying more, still earning less
6.  Barrie, Ontario, police officer guilty of beating man at mall, fabricating evidence
7.  Retail Fast Fact: June 2013 - Provided by the Retail Council of Canada


June 21, 2013
1.  Sears Canada Could Gain $245 Million for Closing Up to Three Stores in Toronto-area Malls
2.  Hudson's Bay Transforms Ordinary Department Store to Shopper's Hangout
3.  Loblaw, Canada's largest supermarket chain, tests new discount store as grocery rivalry heats up
4.  Retail Council of Canada - Retail Fast Facts: May 2013


June 7, 2013
1.  Giant Tiger's response to the American invasion - Open more stores in rural areas where the big boys won't go
2.  U.S. Retailers Will Shape the Future of Canadian Shopping
3.  Billabong Hires Financo To Sell West 49
4.  Costco continues its Canadian Push as well - how much expansion can Canada handle before it's saturated like the States?
5.  Provincial Revenue Agency files 1500 charges against a Montreal Goldsmith retail chain for $211 Million in Tax Fraud.
6.  Remember the OJ chase on TV - Well Ontario police chased a stolen flatbed for hours - while being televised on live TV


May 31, 2013
1.  Creativity, not panic, best reaction to U.S. retail expansion into Canada, report says
2.  Canada's book store retailer Indigo Books reports $8.2M loss with same store sales down 4.6%
3.  Target's opening of 48 stores isn't going smoothly and customers are complaining
4.  BC Adopts New Workplace Bullying and Harassment Policies
5.  Tips lead Toronto Police to $14,000 rug thief.
6.  Vancouver Police use non-lethal Bean Bag round to take down shoplifter with a knife.


May 24, 2013
1.  Holt Renfrew plans big expansion to compete with Nordstrom's Canadian Push
2.  Whole Foods co-CEO says grocer wants to open 40 or more stores in Canada
3.  The "Target effect" hits Wal-Mart Canada in 1st Quarter   


May 17, 2013
1.  Toronto 11 Division to launch “Wanted Ones” on Facebook and Twitter.  
2.  Couple sought in $7000 rug theft.
3.  Police chase down shoplifter fleeing Walmart in St. Catherines with $800 of merchandise.
4.  Shoppers store in Kimberley hit for $1000 in Visa Gift cards purchased with a stolen credit card.


May 10, 2013
1.  Accepting Nominations for the Canadian Security Directory of the Year Award
2.  Canadian Tire celebrates soaring share prices; highest since 2007.
3.  RCMP discovers $30,000 of stolen cargo in Spallumcheen, several arrested.
4.  York Police bust an Organized Retail Crime ring focused on shoes and clothing; 7 people arrested, $80,000 in merchandise seized.


May 3, 2013
1.  Loblaw CEO troubled by "deafening silence" from other apparel retailers that use Bangladeshi garment factory that collapsed
2.  Loblaw vows to compensate families after Bangladesh factory collapse
3.  For supplier audits, Loblaw will now consider building safety
4.  Retail Council of Canada (RCC) and its members offer their sincere condolences to the victims and their families in Savar, Bangladesh.
5.  Bank of Canada unveiling new $5 and $10 polymer banknotes
6.  Canada’s e-commerce managers not feeling executive love - Does anyone know the term Omni-Channel up north?
7.  Indigo named top Canadian retail employer brand by workers and job seekers
8.  “The Impact of Walmart Supercentre Conversion on Consumer Shopping Behaviours,“ - Here's the results
9.  Midtown Toronto Jewelry store robbed Monday morning.  


April 26, 2013
1.  Canadian e-retailers falling short of customer expectations & "Canadian retailers should be shaking in their boots," a Forrester analyst says.
2.  One U.S. retailer levels the shopping field for Canadian customers and guarantees prices match U.S.
3.  Quick Responses by Security Professionals Praised by Canadian at Bomb Site
4.  Joe Fresh items made in Bangladesh factory that collapsed, killing more than 300
5.  Gang-related hits occurring throughout Metro Vancouver in recent months with one man shot dead at Morgan Crossing Mall Wed. evening
6.  Four face charges of Cargo theft in Mississauga; $2 Million dollars of merchandise recovered.
7.  Update: Police in Edmonton release details on two suspects in the Londonderry Mall homicide.
8.  50-Year-Old Bottle of Scotch, One of Only 50 Around the World, Stolen- Whoever Gets to Enjoy it is a Lucky, Lucky Man!


April 19, 2013
1.  Counterfeit Chainsaws being sold in Canada.
2.  Busy week for Cargo thieves in Ontario.
3.  Two suspects sought in distraction theft of a laptop from Staples in Duncan.


April 12, 2013
1.
 Combating Counterfeit Products Act will give Border Services Agency and RCMP new enforcement tools
2.  Canada has a "real and acute labor shortage in certain sectors and regions" in the low-skill service and retail jobs
3.  Canada feeling third wave of retail invasion
4.  Canada's biggest Department store Hudson's Bay is doing the same thing everyone in the States is doing - stores-within-stores
5.  There are plenty of reasons for Canada-U.S. price gap - Best article published about the Price Gap!
6.  The dollar store industry in Canada is booming too! Dollarama posting "record results" in 4Q
7.  RCMP raid an East Hamilton Flea Market: seized $100,000 of counterfeit merchandise.
8.  RCMP seeing a dramatic rise in Shoplifting cases; Merchants taking additional steps to combat the common crime.
9.  Halifax man busted for 56 fraud-related charges involving gift cards
10.  ORC gang of five busted stealing thousands, operating across Canada


April 5, 2013
1.
 Toronto, OPP and Durham Police seize $750,000 of counterfeit goods from three area businesses.
2.  Third suspect arrested in the $2 Million theft from the Toronto Salvation Army.
3.  Alberta Police ongoing investigation of gun theft.
4.  Two Thieves pepper-spray a 74-year-old Walmart greeter in Edmonton.


March 22, 2013
1.
 Rona gets Metro's COO - Great news for Rona
2.  Target's first three stores have been consistently "slammed" with customers
3.  Canadian Tire to roll-out 5,000 tablet devices for customers to research products in store
4.  Holt Renfrew, Canada's high-end department store, to open their first "hr2" store - a new lower-priced 30,000 square foot banner at Montreal's Quartier Dix/30 mega-mall
5.  Sobeys grocery stores warehouse workers end 29-day strike
6.  Five from Montreal charged with fraud hitting retailers in Newfoundland including Shoppers Drugmart, Sobey's and Lawton's
7.  Video of security guards accused of excessive force at Chinook Center probed
8.  Police called to West Edmonton Mall; possible man with gun at 2 am this morning.
9.  Brazen thief steals a countertop spinner display from a mall jeweler in British Columbia.


March 15, 2013
1.
 Can Canada's Joe Fresh revive a sagging U.S. retail giant? J.C. Penney is counting on it, with 700 opening soon!
2.  Canadian Security Magazine's "Focus on Security Series" March 27th focuses on Retail - Sheraton Parkway, Richmond Hill, On.
3.  Canadians lack cyber security skills
4.  Canada's new Combating Counterfeit Products Act gains support
5.  Counterfeit stamps cost Canada Post millions a year, expert says
6.  YouTube video “how to blowtorch an ATM open” key in arresting 4 in Toronto suspected in $1.1 Million in ATM thefts.
7.  Toronto Organized Crime Ring busted; 3 suspects facing 21 charges.
8.  New citizen’s arrest powers come into effect thanks to grocer
9.  New Westminster burglar caught in a pipe attempting mall break-in.


March 8, 2013
1.
 Target Canadian launch expected to spark price wars
2.  Union claims Target Canada engaged in unfair hiring practices
3.  U.S. womenswear retailer Chico’s to expand into Canada beginning late 2013
4.  The Bay department store rebranded as Hudson's Bay - good timing all things considered
5.  One merely needs to look at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto to see the Canadian Push with 12 new retailers opening from the U.S. & UK
6.  Thieves armed with bear spray rob Vancouver Apple Store
7.  Tractor-trailers containing $100,000 worth of frozen chickens stolen in Etobicoke
8.  Canadians browse and buy more online than any developed nation in 2012


March 1, 2013
1.
 RCMP in Saskatchewan launch Fraud Awareness month.
2.  CCTV and Police body cameras are a focus of Law Enforcement in Canada.
3.  Police believe Gypsy shoplifting gang is hitting retailers from the North Shore, Laval, West Island to Montreal.
4.  Coquitlam Mounties charge a man of over a dozen robberies.

February 22, 2013
1.
 Canadian December retail sales post biggest drop in two years - not a good time for a major roll-out
2.  All Out Retail war predicted when Target invades Canada
3.  Canada loses 3 senior Loss Prevention positions

4.  Two ORC gangs reported this week in Canada - maybe Canada's journalists will start reporting on it now
5.  Rona Job Cuts: 200 to be laid off as company mulls closing stores
6.  Don’t refuse our pennies, Canadians tell retailers


February 20, 2013
1.
 Toronto Police Service: News Release

February 1, 2013
1.
 Sears lays off 700 in Canadian stores under the banner of "Right-Sizing"
2.  Best Buy closed 7 namesake stores and 8 Future Shop stores in Canada
3.  Four men work as a team to hit West 49 for $15,500 in watches in Oshawa.

4.  Thief targets Costco customers purchasing bulk cigarettes.
5.  RCMP makes four arrests in Richmond store break-ins.


January 25, 2013
1.
 Canada is getting tougher on employees engaged in workplace violence with Bill 168
2.  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, shoplifters face new united front because thieves increasingly
     organized
3.  Barrie Police officer faces charges for beating a suspect for breaking a mall Christmas ornament at
     the Bayfield Mall.

4.  Walmart to pump $453 million into upgrading Canadian stores.
5.  Pricey Chinese herbs a target of thieves; RCMP working with store owners to solve the case.
6.  Canada Post employee charged with the theft of $30,000 in merchandise.
7.  'All in the Family" ORC? - Ottawa grandmother and grandson busted hitting stores
8.  Target's boldest project in its 50-year history - becoming a global retail force and opening the first of
     its 124 stores in Canada in March

January 22, 2013
1.
 Toronto Police need help identifying the owners of $150,000 in merchandise recovered.

January 18, 2013
1.
 Canada lags behind the US in December retail sales.
2.  Despite demise of HMV in Britain, the retailer is still strong in Canada.
3.  Two suspects arrested in connection to December Jewelry theft in Cochrane.

January 11, 2013
1.
 Online credit card fraud soaring in Canada
2.  Canada is eliminating the penny
3.  New Saskatchewan laws to help protect late night workers take effect

4.  Are Sears Canada’s days numbered? Poor results could have U.S. retailers circling
5.  Destination Maternity opens its first Canadian store
6.  Toronto shoplifter who shot at a loss prevention associate gets nine years in prison
 

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