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September 21, 2016
One Week Left to Register for Retail Council of Canada Loss Prevention Conference!
2. Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt
3.  North America's Busiest Shopping Center in Canada's 'Times Square'
- Nordstrom Opens Toronto Eaton Center - Flagship to Huge Crowds
4.  Canada Can Do More to Fight Money Laundering, Terror Financing
5.  Expect more cuts at Sobeys as 'sales challenges' continue amid botched Safeway integration
6.  Canada pushing toward a cashless society with a 70 per cent drop in cash transactions by 2030
7.  Government of Canada Commits to Review Credit Card Market, Including Fee Levels
8.  Walmart expands Visa boycott in Canada to 16 Manitoba stores
9.  Home Hardware goes 'aggressively' after growth
10. Toronto, ON: Man stabbed repeatedly at Eaton Centre
11. Kamloops, BC: Northills Shopping Centre evacuated due to reported bomb threat
12. 'Armed and dangerous' Grand Prairie mall shooter still on the loose
13. Calgary, AB: Man faces four charges after machete attack that injured policeman at Marlborough Mall
14. Brampton, ON: Shooting of Domino's Pizza employee linked to 5 robberies
15. Calgary, AB: Police investigating after man with 'serious' stab wounds found at convenience store
16. Prince Edward, CN: Toy store loses valuable collectibles in weekend theft
17. Ottawa, ON: Attempted theft at home improvement store
18. Atikokan, ON: Convenience store robber still at large
19. Fruitvale, BC: Liquor store robbed at gunpoint
20. Nanaimo, BC: Woman arrested in attempted gas station robbery
21. New Brunswick: RCMP looking for help to solve three business burglaries
22. Niagara Falls, ON: Police ID suspect in Niagara Falls variety store robbery
23. St. John's, NL: 2 suspects wanted in convenience store robbery
24. Surrey, BC: Rollerblading bandit caught after string of armed robberies
25. West Kelowna, BC: Teen in police custody after attemped robbery, assault at gas station
26. Winnipeg, MB: Police looknig for suspect linked to 12 armed robberies

September 14, 2016
1.  RCC Session Spotlight: The Fight Against Online Fraud
2.  Coming Tomorrow - Canada's ORC Efforts - Privacy Laws Vs. ORC Associations
3.  Tried and tested: liquor distribution and retail system ready to manage legalized marijuana
4.  Business owner incensed as banks back away from marijuana industry
5.  Alberta puts $15 hour minimum wage in regulations for 2018
6.  Golf Town Canada set to be sold
7.  Canada among Ikea's top 4 fastest growing markets
8.  Clothing retail industry prospering in Canada despite closures
9.  Edmonton, AB: Man left gravely injured after being attacked in 7-Eleven parking lot
10. Toronto police arrest three in violent retail robberies; Suspect assaulted children
11. Niagara Falls: Gas theft leads police to wanted Toronto man
12. Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect
13. Toronto men face fraud charges after allegedly skimming cards at bank machines
14. Slake Lake, AB: 2 women charged in one-hour crime spree
15. Prescott, ON: Man with 'partial moustache' wanted in $1,700 razor theft
16. Alberta: Armed trio hold up Sunchild Gas Bar for beef jerkey
17. Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect
18. Lockport, MB: Store robbed by knife-wielding suspect
19. Newfoundland: Robbery suspect turns himself in after Facebook chat with police
20. Peel, ON: Man charged in connection with four convenience store robberies
21. St. John's NL: Needle used in convenience store armed robbery
22. Vancouver, BC: RCMP searching Tickety-Boo convenience store armed robber
23. Windsor, ON: Police seek knife-fielding Mac's Convenience store robber  

September 7, 2016
1.  Agenda for RCC Loss Prevention Conference finalized!  
2.  Kick off ASIS conference with Canada Night 
3.  Ontarians pick LCBO as top spot for legalized pot sales: poll 
4.  Canada's terrorism threat level at medium   
5.  Kindersley, Sask., Walmart evacuated after bomb threat
6.  Sears Canada posts $91.6 million loss in second quarter   
7.  Hallmark to woo Canadian card buyers with new lines
8.  Winnipeg, MB: Grocery store staff, homeowner threatened by man wielding 'machete-style' knife   
9.  Surrey, BC: Employees arrested after police called to robbery at pot shop   
10. Whitehorse, YT: Mystery shopper scam tricks Yukoners into depositing fraudulent cheques   
11. Brockville, ON: Police make arrest; suspect had left cart full of merchandise t
12. Surrey, BC: City's crime is down but safety fears are up; Assaults, robberies lower in 2016 compared with 2015, but business owners feel less safe
13. Kitchener, ON: Convenience store robbed at knife-point 
14. Another armed robbery at St John's drug store
15. Winnipeg: One arrested in Armed Robbery of Food Fare in Portage  

August 31, 2016
1.  RCC Loss Prevention Conference on Sept. 29 offers wide range of speakers, topics 
2.  Africans & First Nations Treated Like Potential Thieves in Retail New campaign takes aim at racial profiling in retail settings
3.  Racial Profiling in Nova Scotia - Sobeys boycott to be expanded as grocer drops human rights appeal
4.  RCC Retailer Alert: Gift Card Scam  
5.  Trader Joe's standoff: Appeal court hears case of B.C. man reselling groceries
6.  Quebec hearings begin into who knew what regarding sale of Rona to Lowe's  
7.  Retail Sales in Canada Continue Ticking Upward
8.  Tommy Bahama Ramps Up Canadian Expansion  
9.  Quebec City police raid shop, arrest six with selling cannabis  
10. Uniglo 1st Canadian Store Opening at Eaton Square Sept. 30th  
11. Montreal man gets 3.5 years for Birks Jewelry store heist
12. Victoria Police warn of ATM skimming devices 
13. Grande Prairie, AB: RCMP looking for man involved in Armed Robbery at Macs
14. Windsor Police search for convenience store Armed Robbery suspect
15. Manitoba: Man Dressed as Hockey Goalie Steals Beer in Smash & Grab Burglary 
16. Nanaimo RCMP search for two men suspected of using stolen credit cards 
17. Armed robberies of Kitchener, On., variety stores 
18. Toronto man sentenced to four years in prison for $2 Million Fraud involving ID, credit cards
19. Kitchener, ON: Waterloo Regional Police seeking 19 year old Man wanted for series of Armed Robberies
20. Saskatchewan: Thieves steal ATM from bank, dragging it down street with truck  

August 24, 2016
1.  Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29
2.  Consumer Racial Profiling & Bad Shoplifting Stop Sobeys to withdraw appeal of discrimination decision 
3.  Fast fashion isn't fast enough
4.  Montreal adopts plastic bag ban 
5.  Mayfair Shopping Centre, Victoria, BC, - $72 million overhaul - completed by the fall of 2018
6.  Nordstrom Rack to open Ottawa store fall 2018 
7.  Shoppers camp 14 hours overnight for Kanye West's Toronto pop-up shop 
8.  Inside Aritzia's plan to dodge Canada's retail graveyard 
9.  Walmart St. Vital Centre, Manitoba, evacuated for 1 hr. due to 'bomb threat' 
10. Kamloops, BC: Man accused of stabbing Walmart security guard could get four years in jail 
11. Waterton, AB: RCMP investigating $100K Jewelry Burglary Pincher 
12. Shelburne, ON: Woman faces 55 charges after allegedly defrauding a business
13. Leduc, AB: RCMP investigate Arson at Leduc vape shop 
14. Waterton, CN: Thieves swipe more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from store in Waterton
15. Toronto: Police arrest man for a rash of midtown break-ins this summer
16. Windsor Park, MB: RCMP officer won't face charges, after stolen gun used to shoot teen outside a convenience store
17. Northlumberland OCC seeking suspect in Mr. Convenience store robbery
18. Calgary, AB: Credit Card Skimmer Found At Gas Station 

August 19, 2016
1.  Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29
2.  Canadian Police Association Endorses Citizen-Monitoring Law
3.  Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Notifies 170 Store Employees of Layoffs
4.  Performance Sports Group under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
5.  Canada Retail Sales Edge Down in June
6.  Canada, Wal-Mart's comp's up 1.1% Q2 - Positive 9 Straight Quarters
7.  Aritzia Files for Toronto IPO
8.  London marijuana dispensary raided six days after opening
9.  Starting Next Week, Canadian Push Will Appear on Wednesdays Only
10. Windsor, ON: Windsor Police Arrest Alleged Tim Hortons and Shopper's Drug Mart Robber
11. Kingston Police catch Loblaws shoplifter, discover arrest warrants for him under different identity
12. Calgary police say card skimming more common at pumps
13. General Store - Quilchena, BC - Burglary
14. 7-Eleven - Burnaby, BC - Armed Robbery

August 17, 2016
1.  Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29
2.  Canadian Tire staff falsely imprisoned but didn't threaten professor: judge
3.  Gov't to hear from Manitobans about expanding Sunday shopping hours
4.  Canada Post talks stall as strike mandate set to expire
5.  lululemon to double sales to U.S. $4B by 2020
6.  Back-to-school spending expected to jump 4.5% in 2016
7.  Roots to open 14 stores
8.  Devonshire Mall gets $70M makeover
9.  String of Robberies in Moncton area has RCMP on alert
10. Kelowna: Liquor store Armed Robber sentenced to 5 years
11. Calgary: Good Samaritan thwarts convenience store Armed Robbery
12. Mississauga: Police investigate overnight Robbery
13. OPP Investigating After $1.5M Worth Of Antlers Stolen From Caledon Taxidermy Shop
14. Petro Canada - Mississauga, ON - Robbery
15. Princess Auto - Dartmouth, NS - Armed Robbery

August 12, 2016
1.  Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29
2.  How the Internet of Things is going to transform retail
- The report- Canada's Innovation Landscape: Consumer & Commerce
3.  Yorkdale job fair: Why 1,000 young people showed up for 250 positions
4.  Giant Tiger ready to expand retail footprint after making its mark in small towns
5.  Canadian vending machines to be fitted with mobile payment technology
6.  Montreal-based Rudsak announces three new stores
7.  Maple Ridge, BC: Two arrested, at least three injured in violent robbery
8.  Hamilton, ON: $10K in merchandise stolen from local fetish, clothing shop
9.  Victoria, BC: Mall theft leads VicPD to $100k worth of stolen goods
10. Halton Hills, ON: Man charged in connection with $28,000 credit card fraud
11. Grande Prairie: RCMP ask for help identifying arson suspect they arrested a week ago
12. UPDATE: St. John's, NL: Man slapped with 40 charges after five robberies in a week
13. Windsor, ON: Police search for knife-wielding Little Caesars robber
14. Orillia, ON: Police seek man after Walmart theft
15. Common Exchange Pawnbroker - Maple Ridge, BC
16. Little Caesars - Windsor, ON
17. Remedy's Rx Drug - Keene, ON
18. Timmy's - Victoria, BC
19. Unnamed Business - St. John's, NL

August 10, 2016
1.  Chip-based credit cards have dramatically reduced fraud in Canada, but researchers expose new security gap  
2.  Two months after first strike against Visa, Walmart mum on follow-up
3.  K-Mobile To Hire 100 Syrian Refugees to Work in 250 New Stores
4.  Former Ben Moss employee cut without severance, files complaint 
5.  Toronto police raid 3 marijuana dispensaries   
6.  Aritzia to open second-largest Canadian location this month
7.  Grande Prairie tops list of most dangerous cities in Canada
8  Cold Lake, AB: 7-Eleven fight leads to deadly car chase 
9.  Whitehorse store owner credits police for quick response to break-in  
10. Grande Prairie, AB: Two charged in violent convenience store robbery
11. Sidney, BC: Drunk man with mental health issues takes child from Save-on-Foods grocery store
12. St. John's, NL: Man sought in early-morning armed robbery spree of two stores
13. Ayer Convenience - Moncton, NB
14. Circle K - St John's, NL
15. City Pawn - West Kelowna, BC
16. Hollywood Deli - Rutland, BC
17.  Jolly Giant Convenience Store - Campbell River, BC
18. Mac's Convenience - Morinville, AB
19. Meadia Solutions - Whitehorse, YT
20. Shell - Hague, SK
21. Shoppers Drug Mart - Nanaimo, BC
22. Subway - Barrie, ON
23. Ultramar - St. John's, NL
24. Unnamed Business - Tweed, ON
25. Unnamed Gas Station - Saskatoon, SK
26. Unnamed Gas Station - Saskatoon, SK

August 5, 2016
1.  ISMG Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit set for Sept. 13-14 in Toronto 
2.  Security vendor Trustwave expands Canadian presence due to increased cybersecurity threats
3.  Walmart, Costco continue to eat into sales of traditional Canadian grocers
4.  Retail Fast Facts: July 2016
5.  Canadian Tire quarterly profits up 4.5 percent in second quarter  
6.  Dartmouth, NS: Store owner fined for falsifying documents and undervaluing shipments
7.  19-year-old Stratford man arrested in connection to Walmart bomb threat evacuation
8  Edmonton: St. Albert police looking for Dyson thief; four vacuums stolen from Canadian Tire
9.  Lakeshore, ON: Boy, 15, woman, 29, face charges after Ontario 'crime spree' 
10. Jasper RCMP are asking the public to help identify a suspect in a case of mischief and possession of a controlled substance
11. Kelowna, BC: RCMP looking to identify duo suspected of stealing from Mountain Equipment Co-Op
12. 9 Members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club arrested; pried open an ATM
13. Mac's Convenience - Barrie, ON
14. Petro-Canada - Regina, SK
15. Robert's Pizza & Donairs - Darmouth, NS
16. TD Canada Trust - Vancouver, BC 

August 3, 2016
1.  With Nordstrom Rack announcement, discount luxury continues to surge
- Probably the most underserved retail channel in Canada
- Off-Price is now booming
2.  Study finds dozens of Canadian businesses have paid ransoms to regain control of data after cyber attacks
3.  Ontario wage-theft victims lost $28M to poor enforcement, statistics show
4.  Saks OFF 5TH Announces Next 3 Canadian Store Opening Dates - Sept. 1st
5.  Nordstrom Rack discount retail stores to open in Calgary and Toronto
6.  100-year-old Winnipeg-based jewelry chain, Ben Moss Jewelers to close all 54 stores
7.  Ottawa, ON: Store burgled, shot fired, police cruiser stolen - suspect freed without charges
8.  Ontario: 7 arrested in connection to smash-and-grab spree; 80 break-ins throughout region
9.  St. Albert, AB: Attempted ATM theft foiled by incompetence
10. Charlottetown, PE: Walmart evacuated after bomb threat
11. Parry Sound, Ontario: OPP nab three Outlaw Motorcycle Club bikers after gas station robbery
12. Brandon, MB: Store staff thwart two thiefs with $650 in meat products, other merchandise 
13. Hamilton, ON: Eastgate Square jewelry store robber sentenced to 7 years
14. Comfort Inn - Moncton, NB
15. Esso - Parry Sound, ON
16. Fondation Le Monarque - Laval, QC  
17. Mac's - Renfrew, ON
18. Mappins Jewellers - Edmonton, AB ($23,104 in merchandise)
19. Oshawa Gas Bar - Oshawa, ON
20. Peoples Jewellers - Windor, ON ($3,999 in merchandise)
21. Petro Canada - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery
22. Unnamed Business - Ottawa, ON

July 29, 2016
1.  Food fraud: How do we fight a problem we don't yet understand? Is it really 10% of Canada's food products?
2.  Loblaw verifying accuracy of its coin-counting machines after TD Bank ditches theirs over errors
3.  Walmart launches app in Canada
4.  'A shady game': Air Miles hiding merchandise from us, claim customers
5.  Somebody is stealing female mannequins in Belleville, police say Thief made no attempt to take cash or merchandise - only mannequins  
6.  Retail ORC theft at Outlet in Kanata, Ottawa
7.  Camridge, ON: Three charged with fraud and identity theft, $14K in cash seized
8.  Conception Bay South, NL: Store owner injured by knife-wielding robber
9.  Kamploops, BC: Police looking for violent shoplifter who bit RCMP officer
10. Rabba - Mississauga, ON
11. Seal Cove Grocery - Conception Bay South, NL
12. Ultramar - Kentville, NS

July 27, 2016
1.  ASIS Toronto seeking nominations for exemplary security professionals
2.  Sears Canada loses another top executive: President & chief merchant out in less than a year
3.  Sherwin Williams open's 200th store - 20 to 25 a year - wants 300 by 2020
4.  Pot businessman takes Vancouver to court to keep dispensaries open
5.  Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to U.S. 
6.  Canadian Crime Study: Driven by spikes in robbery, fraud and homicide, police-reported crime in Canada increased in 2015 for the first time in over a decade
7.  Moncton, NB: Woman charged in connection with 7 armed robberies over three days
8.  Brampton, ON: Store owner, 66, fights man trying to rob him; Thief involved in five other recent robberies
9.  Saskatoon, SK: Suspected shoplifting turns into car chase
10. Halifax, NB: Police arrest second man for robbery that happened earlier this month
11. Montreal, QC: Man stabbed outside of Ville-Marie bar
12. Montreal, QC: Paralympic athlete has racing bikes stolen weeks before Rio
13. Ayers Convenience Store - Moncton, NB
14. Chubby's Convenience Store - Moncton, NB
15. Dominion Memorial Market - St. John's, NL
16. Esso - Moncton, NB
17. Greco Pizza - Moncton, NB*
18. Irving Oil - Moncton, NB
19. JM's Convenience - Moncton, NB
20. Mac's Convenience Store (Red River Rd.) - Thunder Bay, ON
21. Mac's Convenience Store (North Cumberland St.) - Thunder Bay, ON
22. Manitoba Liquor Control Commission - Brandon, MB
23. Needs Convenience - Moncton, NB
24. Park's Convenience - Brampton, ON
25. Second Street East store - Cornwall, ON
26. Unnamed business - Barrie, ON
27. Unnamed business (200 block, Avenue B) - Saskatoon, SK
28. Unnamed Business (1100 Block, Central Ave.) - Saskatoon, SK

July 22, 2016
1.  Pokemon GO Flash Mobs in Canada Pokémon GO, officially launched in Canada on Sunday
2.  Credit Card Fraud on the Rise in Medicine Hat, Alberta Reflection of a bigger problem nationwide
3.  Zara accused of stealing from indie artists, shoppers call for boycott
4.  Canadian Retail Sales Climb in May
5.  Back-to-school spending to increase 4.5 % in Canada
6.  Outdoor retailer MEC charts a growth course with two new Calgary stores
7.  Meat theft: Playing a high steaks game 
8.  UPDATE: THREE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY; 3 of 15 Guns Recovered in Canadian Tire Burglary
9.  Abbotsford, Vancouver among top 10 crime rates in Canada
10. Huntsville, ON: Serial Huntsville shoplifter uses baby stroller to steal Blu-ray player
11. Needs Convenience - Charlottetown, PE, CN
12. Ultramar Corner Store - Kentville, NS, CN

July 20, 2016
1.  Growth of online sales & turnover forcing retailers to review employee commissions & bonuses
2.  Target Lawsuits continue over failed Canadian Expansion
3.  LCBO worker who posted security image of feminist online 'no longer an employee'
4.  306 Quebec pharmacies/franchisees suing franchisor Jean Coutu to recover $252M in royalties
5.  Canadian retailers buying Pokemon Go 'lures' to draw virtual creatures, and trainers
6.  Ontario-based bag & luggage retailer Taschen! Shutters its 4 Canadian stores
7.  Wal-Mart Escalates Fight With Visa, Blocks Cards at Three Canadian Stores
8.  Retail Council: No reason why Visa's fees should be so high
9.  Ikea to accept PayPal in Canada for online purchases
10. How stolen freezies and strawberries are turning into a $5B black market
11. Canada's crime index rises for 1st time in 12 years, lifted by spike in Alberta
12. Staff 'deserved what they got': Man told police after ramming truck through Petro Canada station
13. Quebec Order of Pharmacists issues cautionary statement over theft
14. Peel, ON (UPDATE): Third arrest made in connection to violent jewellery store robberies, home invasions
15. Calgary sword store loses $20,000 in merchandise after weekend burglary
16. Two Medicine Hat men charged with credit card fraud
17. Ottawa: Police respond to apparent Poké-crimes in the capital
18. Youth charged with robbing 3 Cold Lake liquor stores in 20 minutes
19. Armed Robbery - Champlain Pharmacy IDA - Morinville, AB, CN
20. Armed Robbery - Greco Pizza - New Brunswick, CN
21. Armed Robbery - Kwik-Way – Wilmot, NS
22. Armed Robbery - Petro-Canada - Kamloops, BC, CN
Armed Robbery - Tremont Pharmacy - St. Catharines, ON

July 15, 2016
1.  Ontario woman wants to know fate of LCBO employee who took her image off security footage to post online  
2.  City of Vancouver to file injunctions against 10 more pot shops
3.  Police forces across Canada warn of Pokemon Go risks 
4.  Alberta RCMP commend Stettler Walmart AP Efforts for "excellent video surveillance"  
5.  Ikea Canada Engages Customers With RFID at Pop-up Store  
6.  Rona Inc sees sales double after experimenting with 15-page digital-only flyer
7.  Giant Tiger Continues With Gigantic Expansion Plans  
8.  Let the doughnut wars begin: Krispy Kreme cooks up Canadian comeback  
9.  Canadian Tire Ousts CEO Medline, Brings Back Wetmore  
10. Peel, ON: 2 suspects caught, 1 still outstanding in home invasions targeting GTA jewelry store owners
11. Fort Saskatchewan, AB: RCMP are reaching out to the public to identify three men accused of stealing equipment from the local Walmart and assaulting an employee
12. Barrie, BC: Police seek suspects in Zehrs theft 
13. High River, AB: RCMP seeking Sobey's meat shoplifter
14. Lac La Biche, AB: Armed Robbery suspects escape after shooting at police vehicle 
15. Staffers bear-sprayed as 3 Cold Lake liquor stores robbed in 20 minutes 
16. Windsor, ON: Real Canadian Superstore shoplifter sought; fled empty handed 
17. Ajax, ON: Male arrested after distraction theft; woman's purse stolen after her car tires were slashed
18. Barrie, BC: Police seeking assistance in catching a Jug City C-store thief  
19. Stettler, AB: RCMP report increase in Shoplifting cases 
20. Port Alberni, BC: 7-Eleven robbed for a second time in 2 weeks 
21. Whitby, ON, - Parkwood Pharmacy - Armed Robbery
22. Morinville, AB - Champlain Pharmacy IDA -Armed Robbery 
23. 7- Eleven - Maple Ridge, BC - Armed Robbery 

July 8, 2016
1.  'Two sides couldn't be further apart' on Canada Post labour dispute; online shopping already disrupted
2.  Retail Council of Canada Urges Government To Resolve Any Canada Post Service Disruption
3.  Walmart still on track to refuse Visa unless compromise reached; retailer may lose customers
4.  Sobeys $2B loss a sign of hotly competitive market, says analyst
5.  Convergint Technologies Expands Canadian Presence By Acquiring TACanada
6.  Sobeys announces sudden departure of CEO Marc Poulin
7.  June jobless rate 'unchanged' after Canada lost 700 jobs during the month
8.  Alberta's minimum wage to increase to $12.20 starting Oct. 1
9.  $38,000 scotch bottle for sale at rural Quebec duty-free shop
10. Oshawa, ON: Man arrested before he could rob store
11. Spray and set: Winnipeg robbery victims threatened with hairspray
12. Man impersonates Canada Post employees to steal $40,000 of electronics
13. Edmonton: Police investigating theft of more than $1-million in cosmetic laser equipment
14. Quebec, CN: Police Offer reward for suspect truck/trailer thief in Operation Gondole
15. Grande-Anse, NB: Stolen truck used to steal trailer full of lobster
16. Toronto: Three more suspects sought in Toronto taxi driver debit card fraud scheme
17. Oshawa, ON: Suspect sought in Shoppers Drug Mart Robbery
18. Toronto Island: 3 Teens Arrested for Robbery of the Beach House Restaurant
19. Clarenville, NF: Storeowner dismayed by this weeks rash of break-ins
20. Toronto: Charges laid in GTA $5,000 Credit Data theft investigation
21. Calgary: Man faces 27 charges after hours-long driving spree at speeds up to 180 km/h (110 mph)

July 1, 2016
1.  Delivery disruptions loom for e-retailers using Canada Post      
2.  Could Canada Become Oversaturated With Off-Price Retailers?            
3.  Brexit closes gateway to Europe for Canadian companies 
4.  Study Ranks Canada's 'Coolest' Retail Areas   
5.  Former Co-op Atlantic workers lose first step in pension cut battle 
6.  Goodwill to reopen stores in Toronto-area after abrupt closures, 450 laid off  
7.  Saks Fifth Avenue Plans Continued Canada-Wide Store Expansion
8.  Ikea Canada recalling millions of dressers after 6 kids killed 
9.  Walmart picks new CEO for its Candian stores
10.  Pot profits predicted to soar with legalization on the horizon      
11.  Calgary, AB: Man shot in failed Temple liquor store robbery attempt  
12.  Canada Day fireworks worth $13,000 stolen from plaza in northwest London              
13.  Montreal, QC: RCMP busts counterfeit money ring worth over $20,000     
14.  Montreal jewel thief, whose face was burned by acid in all-out brawl with jeweler, gets 12 years in prison 
15.  York: Two suspects sought in theft of clothing from Below the Belt in Vaughan Mills Mall 
16.  Peel: Robbery Suspect Takes Entire Cash Register for Tim Hortons  
17.  Toronto: Morphine and Statex stolen, police warn could be deadly if ingested
18.  Surrey, BC: Two young children left in hot car in King’s Cross Shopping Center; RCMP investigating  
19.  Whitehorse RCMP arrest 18-year-old sought in Main St. break and enter
20.  Barrie, ON: Teen facing six charges after shoplifting spree
21.  Brantford, ON: Police charge two Brantford men with attempted pharmacy robbery
22.  Toronto, ON: Suspect sought in $1,057 liquor theft 

June 24, 2016
1.  Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference Set for Sept. 29    
2.  OSC set to launch paid whistleblower program in July led by senior regulator          
3.  Petition urges Walmart Canada to accept bitcoin - Spurred by Walmart's Decision to Stop Taking Visa
4.  Toronto police raid four more marijuana dispensaries, one month after major citywide crackdown
5.  Massive security breach exposes data of 34,500 online shoppers in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico
6.  Mobile payment expected to rise this year
7.  Canada's Couche-Tard to buy 23 gas, c-stores in Estonia
8.  Canada's shippers win as e-commerce, exports grow
9.  Canadian Retail Sales Rose in April - Retail sales were up in seven of the 11 categories
10. Brexit Vote Likely to Slow Canada's Economic Growth    
11. Town of Osoyoos orders pot shop shut down after allegations of illegal sales just days after it opened
12. Cabela's opens 10th store in BC - two more planned            
13. Great American Group to close all Jones New York Factory Stores in Canada   
14. Canadian retail sales jump 0.9% to record level 
15. Winnipeg: Two wanted in Portage robbery, macing
16. Barrie Police arrest man wanted in Rona theft
17. Calgary, AB: Gas station credit card skimming leads to arrests; 500 credit cards stolen, $150,000 of merchandise found
18. Spike in Chilliwack crime leads to call for more cops
19. King City, ON: How to stop cargo crime from happening to you
20. Toronto, ON: One injured after shooting outside Scarborough Town Centre shopping mall
21. Police searching for suspect after Dufferin Grove convenience store robbery
22. Moncton, NB: Police investigating Robbery at Needs
23. Hamilton, ON: Police searching for knife-wielding Subway robber
24. Widow of Mac's shooting victim demands more security for overnight workers

June 17, 2016
1.  GPS technology helps Mac's Convenience Stores fight back against cigarette theft   
2.  Visa Defends Fees in Wal-Mart Canada Dispute            
3.  Small businesses an unlikely cheerleader for Walmart in fee battle with Visa          
4.  Study: 42 percent of Canadian jobs at high risk of being replaced by automation       
5.  Toronto official wants city to partner with grocery chains in gun buy-back program         
6.  Technology - Technology - Technology - Mobile - Mobile - Mobile The #1 Investment for all retailers    7.  Canada's Tim Hortons to expand in the U.S.    
8.  IKEA planning $15M expansion of Calgary store       
9.  Vigils held across Canada to mourn Orlando shooting victims           
10.  Halifax, NS: Police officer assaulted during shoplifting arrest            
11.  Regina, SK: Three arrested after armed robbery       
12.  St John's, NL: Man, woman arrested for shoplifting at local supermarket           
13.  Ottawa, ON: Suspect in convenience store robbery turns himself in    
14.  Lamont, Alberta: Two suspects sought after midday armed robbery          
15.  Saskatoon, SK: Police seek rifle-toting gas station thieves          
16.  Arrest warrant issued for Toronto man on 181 fraud, identity theft charges      

June 10, 2016
1.  Charlottetown Walmart restores fitting rooms
2.  Sears Canada makes the most of loss prevention technology       
3.  Canada Encourages US to Follow Its Lead in Fighting Merchandise Counterfeiting - Program shuts down 2,300 counterfeit merchants - most linked to China       
4.  Vancouver ramps up fight against illegal marijuana dispensaries     
5.  Petro-Canada gasoline shortage hits retailer in Saskatoon      
6.  Nature Collection Stores to Launch Across Canada      
7.  Police investigate suspected arson at Dartmouth, Halifax variety store 
8.  Shumaker Plans Store Expansion After Initial Success    
9.   Jones New York to close all 37 stores in Canada and liquidate       
10. Canada adds surprising 14,000 jobs in May           
11. Quaterly Same Store Sales Results      
12. Winnipeg: Thieves get creative, defraud Artists Emporium in $1,500 credit card scam         
13. Shoppers Drug Mart fight leads to stabbing, arrest in St. John's    
14. Stolen debit and credit card ring broken up at Calgary universities        
15. Edmonton: RCMP searching for three men in armed robbery near Lake Wabamun        
16. Cold Lake, Alberta: 7-Eleven Armed Robbery at knife point   
17. Windsor, ON: Store owner offering $500 reward for information leading to robber

June 3, 2016
1.  Best Practices, Policies to Combat Return Fraud - Fraudulent Returns Cost Canadian Retailers Between $1.1B and $1.7B in 2015         
2.  Account Takeover Fraud Growing in "Leaps & Bounds" across Canada Strengthening Security to Counter Account Takeover Fraud        
3.  Canada Acts to Prevent Importation of Counterfeit Goods into Canada       
4.  Toronto pot dispensaries open for business despite last week's raids     
5.  Vancouver files injunctions to force closure of 17 pot dispensaries       
6.  Gangs moving criminal activity online in GTA, Peter Sloly says      
7.  Consumers turn to booming black market for cheap cellphone deals  
8.  Apple Pay Expands In Canada    
9.  Sephora expanding Greater Toronto Area operations to dominate market share       
10.  Krispy Kreme rolling out a Canadian comeback with 50 new stores         
11.  MEC to Open 1st Tri-Cities Location - Looking for first LP senior leader     
12.  Canada Goose to Open 1st Freestanding Store         
13.  Saks Fifth Avenue to open its third Canadian location, in Calgary, Alberta   
14.  Le Château to close another 40 stores across Canada over the next three years         
15.  30 Anti-gentrification looters raid, smoke bomb & loot high-end Montreal grocery store       
16.  Bystanders help officer take down axe-wielding man at Kitchener mall         
17.  Barrie, ON: Police looking suspect who attempted to steal multiple items from Canadian Tire  
18.  Lumsden, SK: $10K worth of liquor and cigarettes stolen from Silton General Store
19.  Kamloops: RCMP arrest of a man wanted on Breaking & Entering, found inside Real Canadian Superstore
20.  Hasty Market - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery
21.  Mac's - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery
22.  Piggy Mart - Oakville, ON - Armed Robbery / Clerk injured
23. Richmond Variety - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery 

May 26, 2016
1.  Halton Regional Police Service & The Gap Organized Retail Crime Team Organized Retail Crime & Fraud Information Session Thursday, June 16th, 2016 Mold-Masters Sportsplex Park, 221 Guelph Street, Georgetown      
2.  Walmart piloting eliminating fitting rooms in locations in Quebec & the Maritimes     
3.  Halifax-area convenience store robberies have declined over 10 years Halifax Regional Police logged almost 200 convenience store robberies since 2006     
4.  Retail theft fuels underground market: RCMP   
5.  Retail sales slide 1% in March    
6.  Lowe's plans 'strategy of growth' with Rona takeover: CEO   
7.  In-store Hanky Panky - Caught Red Handed & Red Faced Wind Mobile store police standoff during bizarre incident in Vancouver    
8.  Ikea Canada is Booming - up 15% over last 8 months  
9.  Mezzi Plans 25 Pop-Up Shops    
10.  Montreal-based women's fashion retailer Maska Mode expanding Canadian stores      
11.  Canadian Tire rolling out Home Delivery to millions of customers across Canada  
12.  Canada Goose opening retail stores as it expands marketing strategy       
13.  CC Fraudster caught using 200 cloned U.S. cards at ATM at Watertown Royal Bank
14.  ATM smash-and-grabs continue as thieves strike north of St. Albert     
15.  Montreal: Jewelry store Robber blames himself for Acid Burns; store employee threw nitric acid (jewelry cleaner)      
16.  Kelowna, BC: Shoplifter caught at The Bay tied to 7-Eleven Robbery      
17.  Westsyde, BC: Police searching for $800 Save-On shoplifter   
18.  St John's: Masked Man arrested after Convenience store robbed  

May 20, 2016
1.  National Loss prevention Manager position re-posted for MEC stores in Vancouver, CA   
2.  'Friendly fraud': Online retailers are grappling with new forms of digital deception  
3.  Target Hit With Investor Suit Over Retreat From Canada  
4.  American retailers are invading high-end Canadian malls Canada Warning to U.S. Luxury Retailers
5.  Canadian retail sales fall more than expected - down 1% overall 
6.  Retail Council of Canada's Ontario Safety Group
7.  Students train IBM's Watson computer to fight cyber crime 
8.  Canada's Hudson Bay to open 20 stores in the Netherlands
9.  Yorkville Village is Getting a Facelift 
10.  Nordstrom hiring 1,600 for next two Canadian store openings this fall, both in Toronto   
11.  Calgary-based, FGL Sports-owned Sport Chek continuing to open flagship stores  
12.  Esprit Re-Enters Canada, Plans National Expansion     
13.  Saks OFF 5TH Announces Toronto and Edmonton Stores
14.  Walmart Canada Q1 comp's up 6.7% - 8 consecutive quarters of comp growth  
15.  Walmart Grocery Store Chain, Neighborhood Market, Could Soon Come To Canada: Analyst   
16.  Jewellery chain Ben Moss gets creditor protection - closing 11 of it's 66 stores   
17.  Toronto's 75 pot outlets ordered to shutter in 3 days
18.  Woman accused in fatal Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing is found fit to stand trial
19.  Grande Prairie man charged with 2nd degree Murder; killed in Home Hardware parking lot
20.  Airdrie, AB: A Shoppers Drug Mart was struck by a car in the early evening
21.  Windsor, ON: Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Hunter Pharmacy Armed Robbery
22.  Kelowna, BC: 7-Eleven store the victim of a Knife-point Robbery, no injuries reported
23.  Ajax, ON: Charges laid on two suspects in Bluenotes Armed Robbery
24. Red Deer, AB: Mac's Convenience Store the victim on an Armed Robbery, 2nd Mac's hit this week in Red Deer
25.  Mississauga, ON: Convenience store worker Assaulted during Armed Robbery
26.  Port Perry, ON: Two arrested for Knife-point armed Robbery of Greenbank Convenience store  

May 13, 2016
1.  Study: Canadians lead Globe in Digital Literacy & Politeness They Just Switch Retailers Quietly
2.  Competition Bureau approves Lowe's $3.2B takeover of Rona
3.  Tim Hortons is growing after years of struggling 
4.  PayPal Canada aims to boost sales with free return shipping
5.  Canada's retailers pitch in to help wildfire evacuees
6.  RCC: Resources for retailers in Fort McMurray
7.  Rockport to open 7 new Outlet locations
8.  UK retailer Superdry to open stores in Canada
9.  Canadian retailers with large pet food selection fetch more shoppers
10.  Computer problem temporarily shuts Loblaw-owned stores
11.  Sadbury, Ontario: Retail worker saves elderly couple from pricey scam
12.  Toronto: Alleged scammer arrested with $130,000 in counterfeit cash at airport   
13.  Burlington, ON: Baby formula stolen from Burlington Wal-Mart
14.  Markham, ON: Three Armed men wearing masks hold-up a 7-Eleven
15.  Windsor: Police release video of Little Caesars Armed Robbery
16.  Regina, SK: Regina Police investigating a knife point robbery at 7-Eleven
17.  North Cowichan, BC: RCMP warn of Skimming device at Fairgrounds on May 7th

May 6, 2016
1.  Canadian retailers respond to Fort McMurray wildfires with donations
2.  Assistant General Manager Loss Prevention (Assistant Director, Loss Prevention) posted for London Drugs, Vancouver, Ca.  
3.  Facial recognition tech is allowing stores to reward customers 'Who is doing what with that information?' public-interest advocate asks  
4.  Compromised bank cards lead to few answers from Canadian banks Compromised Bank Accounts, credit & debit cards & PINs on the rise  
5.  Two Jewelers fined for not having compliance policy's for anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing - Saskatchewan's Victoria Jewellers Ltd., and Toronto's Diamond Exchange Toronto Inc. 
6.  Sobeys must pay Andrella David $21K for racial discrimination Sobeys employee publicly called shopper a 'shoplifter' but produced no evidence  
7.  Fired Walmart greeter, 78, gets support from angry shoppers 
8.  Why Canada's cities aren't cracking down on marijuana stores  
9.  Toronto vows to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries  
10.  Vancouver shuts down 22 pot shops in bylaw crackdown 
11.  Halifax retail businesses aim to start a discussion on best way to tackle panhandlers 
12.  Montreal Store Signage Rule Impacts Retailers  
13.  Indigo named top Canadian retail employer brand, 4th overall
14.  Aéropostale seeks bankruptcy protection, closing all 41 Canadian stores
15.  Canadian Appointed to UK's head of data protection watchdog - Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)
16.  Canada's economy sees first decline since September
17.  Main grocery store in Pelican Narrows, Sask., goes up in smoke
18.  Brantford, ON, CN: Tractor trailer full of Tires stolen, valued at $100,000
19.  Winnipeg, CN: Shoppers Drug Mart Robbed In Silver Heights
20.  Lumby, BC, CN: RCMP make arrests in Mac's knifepoint robbery
21.  Newfoundland, CN: Police seek suspect in Armed Robbery in Corner Brook
22.  Alberta, CN: ATM Smash and Grab in Caroline
23.  Castlegar, CN: Smash and Grab Fails 

April 29, 2016
1.  Worker safety being reviewed following violent convenience store robbery in Lumby
2.  Divisional Manager, Asset Protection- Operations Home Depot, Annexe (Ellesmere SSC), Ontario posted today
3.  Competition Bureau conducts precious metal jewellery audits at retailers in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal
4.  JVC Crime Report: Three Minute Break-ins on the rise
5.  Canada's ORC Leaders
- Let's Share your Stories
6.  Alberta judge rules against plan to ban pharmacy loyalty reward program
7.  Amsterdam-based fashion brand Scotch & Soda to open more than a dozen stores in Canada
8.  Canada Post lockout this summer?
9.  Saskatoon convenience store, Westmount Foods, robbed 4 times since December
10. OPP & Town of Tecumseh create Safe Internet Purchase Exchange Zone
11. PJ's Pets is closing 27 stores across Canada
12. Vancouver, BC: Thieves steal $90K worth of rare jewelry
13. Barrie: Police looking for woman suspected of stealing cosmetics
14. Hay River, N.W.T: Guns, knives stolen from Monster Recreation; 2 rifles and 3 shotguns stolen
15. Suspicious Toys 'R' Us store fire forces partial evacuation of Victoria mall

April 22, 2016
1.  Le Chateau to close another 40 stores in next three years
2.  Jewellers Vigilance Canada and Jewelers Security Alliance awarded grant to help fund security initiatives, further industry collaboration
3.  RCC Disuptes Toronto Star Article on Gender Wage Gap in Retail
4.  Ontario Food Terminal strike holds up traffic in Etobicoke
5.  Retail Canada is Booming - 6th Quarter of Growth - Canadians go on spending spree - Up 6.24% in Q1
6.  Metro Inc holds its own in grocery price wars, reporting higher profit and sales
7.  Northern store employee Medevaced after fight with Burglar; Worker entered store early Wednesday morning after being contacted by alarm company
8.  Calgary, CN: Firearms worth $10,000 stolen from Cabela's while manager worked in back room
9.  Penticton, BC: Meth-fueled incident at Cherry Lane Mall results in jail term
10. Saskatoon: Man arrested in Westmount Foods robbery case; police still looking for suspects
11. Prince George: Shoplifter with a basket full of meat pulls knife on Save-On-Foods employee
12. Peterborough, ON: Female Customer attacked, robbed while in Peterborough Mac's convenience store, female suspect arrested
13. Holyrood, NF: RCMP Seek Help Identifying Alleged Liquor Thieves
14. Battlefords, SK: RCMP Search for Street Market Armed Robbery Suspect
15. Peoples Jewelers in the Garden City Shopping Centre, Winnipeg, MB reported a Credit Fraud, the male subject was able to get away with $4,070 in merchandise

April 15, 2016
1.  Remembering Target Canada One Year Later: Lessons Learned, Long-Term Impacts, and Why it Failed
2.  Loblaw Companies Ltd says its plan to build 50 new stores, renovate 150 more will create 20,000 jobs this year
3.  DavidsTea under scrutiny in U.S. over alleged use of 'on-call' shifts
4.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2016 
5.  Canadian consumer spending up 6.24% in the first quarter of 2016
6.  Wolford Canadian Expansion to open fourth store
7.  Canada's 100 stores - International Clothiers files bankruptcy
8.  Study Reveals List of Canada's Most Trusted Retailers
9.  Lowe's funds Rona acquisition
10. Vancouver: Elderly couple accused in $200K Fencing Ring that used drug addicts as shoplifters
11. Toronto: Police launch 10-week crime blitz in Chinatown
12. Yellowfish: RCMP Investigating Walmart Break and Enter
13. Vancouver: Police investigating 3 recent Jewelry Store Robberies; search for stolen watches
14. Waterloo: Teen Sentenced to 7 months in $2M Dollarama Arson; Business owners don't feel justice was served
15. St John's: String of Armed Robberies in St. John's-metro
16. Indigenous Edmontonian alleges profiling after being ejected from Kingsway Mall
17. Saskatoon: Store owner fearing more Armed Robberies debates move back to Pakistan; victim of 5 Armed Robberies
18. St George: Man arrested for Burglary of Midtown Variety
19. Fairview, AB: RCMP investigating store damage at Jewellery Box
20. Saskatoon: RCMP Search for Armed Robbery Suspect at Wally's Food Basket in the Battlefords
21. Sydney, NS: Needs Armed Robbery suspects sought by Cape Breton Regional Police
22. High River, AB: Rexall store break-in to steal from ATM
23. London: Police say they have identified the suspect wanted in a string of recent gas thefts across the city

April 8, 2016
1.  Toronto wraps up pilot of body-worn cameras
2.  Red Deer businesses stung by counterfeit U.S. $50 bills
3.  Ikea Canada opens Mississauga distribution center
4.  Canada's top 10 performing retail malls
5.  Toronto: Somebody should make a movie about Loss Prevention, well how about a Play..."Caught"
6.  Retail Fast Facts: February 2016 
7.  Overnight fire at Gatineau, Ottawa, Sears Store causes $20,000 in damages Wed. night
8.  Giant Tiger begins construction on new 600K distribution center in Ottawa, ON
9.  Town Shoes to open 10 DSW stores - Bringing total to 23
10. Tofield man arrested in large Alberta credit card scam
11. Saint-Quentin, NB: RCMP seek suspect after Armed Robbery of a Kedgwick jewelry store
12. Ottawa Police have released new images in the hopes of solving two recent jewellery store robberies in the capital
13. Mount Pearl, NF: 'Large quantity' of narcotics stolen in pharmacy Armed Robbery The Royal
14. Pitt Meadows, BC: Sally Beauty Supply store robbed at gunpoint
15. Cobourg Police still seek suspect in fentanyl patch robbery
16. St John's: Suspect sought after armed robbery at convenience store

April 1, 2016
1.  "Shopping While Black"
-Nova Scotia in state of denial over racial profiling
-Sobey's appeals human rights inquiry over discrimination of black customer - Falsely Accused Repeat Shoplifter
2.  Hudson's Bay Corp. agrees to educate N.S. staff on profiling
-8 Year Old Case Still Makes an Impact
3.  Canada's Culture Allows It to Beat the U.S. at Fraud Prevention
4.  NASCAR's Derek White & 60 Others Charged In Canadian $530M Tobacco Smuggling Bust
-Moving Crops from North Carolina to First Nations reservations
5.  Major Joint Canada-U.S. Anti-Drug and Contraband Tobacco Operation Underway
-Nearly 700 police officers were mobilized for this operation
6.  Bogus tainted food tip at Saskatchewan supermarket leads to charges
7.  At $1,610 a square foot, Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre crowned Canada's most profitable mall
8.  Rona shareholders back Lowe's $3.2-billion takeover
9.  Zumiez opening 7 stores
10. Toronto: Man seriously injured in stabbing at Yorkdale Shopping Centre
11. Bay Roberts, N.L.: Man faces charge linked to stabbing at Dollarama in Newfoundland and Labrador
12. Nova Scotia: Woman arrested in Sydney-area robbery spree no longer a suspect
13. St Philip's: The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is still investigating an armed robbery that took place in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's on Wednesday evening
14. Ottawa: Donald Street Armed Robbery suspects to be identified
15. West Kelowna Habitat for Humanity Store Robbed
16. RCMP Red Deer search for machete-wielding robber

March 24, 2016
 NYC's Stop & Frisk Last Hold Out in Ontario Canada Stops Practice
- Ontario regulation bans random street checks or carding by police
- Claims of Racial Profiling Plays Big Part
2.  HBC settles race complaint from shopper, agrees to educate LP staff on profiling
3.  Sears Canada seeking to cut up to $127 million in expenses this year, mostly by first quarter
4.  Ikea to double store count in Canada over next 10 years
5.  ECCO Shoes Plans Multi-Year Canadian Expansion
6.  January retail sales increase by 2.1%, biggest gain since 2010
7.  Home Depot and McDonald's creating 3,000 jobs in Alberta
8.  Montreal: One man shot dead in Terrebonne in Gangland-style attack
9.  Police release security camera images of Fairview Mall assault, theft investigation
10. Calgary, AB: Four charged in credit card fraud, identity theft ring
11. Montreal: Man arrested in connection with Birks robbery
12. Lewisporte, NF: Armed robber steals drugs for PharmaChoice, escapes on snowmobile
13. St Johns: Peoples Jewelers in the Village Mall, St. Johns, NL reported a Burglary on 3/23 at 1 am
14. Edmonton, AB: Peoples Jewelers in the Londonderry Mall reported a Distraction Theft on 3/22 at 4pm, merchandise valued at $6,598

March 18, 2016
 Canadian retailers closing amid intense competition, failure to adapt to market
- Danier Leather, Laura, Jacob, and Smart Set all failed for the same reasons
- Fast Fashion's Victims - There are Victims in the U.S. as well
2.  Security Career Expo in Toronto draws more than 200 attendees
3.  148 New 7-Eleven Stores to Open in Western Canada
4.  Target Canada fallout continues as court lifts ban on co-tenancy rights
5.  A Tale of Two U.S. Retailers in Canada: Costco and Target
6.  Fraud cost Canadian small businesses average of $6,200 last year
7.  Saks Off 5th comes to Canada
8.  ECCO Shoes Plans Multi-Year Canadian Expansion
9.  Sears Canada looking to cut more costs as sales fall
10. Retail Fast Facts: February 2016
11. Armed robbery at St. John's jewelry store in Avalon Mall
12. Clarington, ON: Four Toronto men charged after Courtice LCBO robbed, security guards threatened with weapon
13. Duncan, BC: Island RCMP kept busy with three robberies in one day
14. Coquitlam, BC: Unwanted vitamins returned to Shoppers Drug Mart caused evacuation
15. London, ON: Police seek suspect in Rexall robbery
16. Kelowna, BC: RCMP Looking For Tablet Thief who hit Superstore

March 11, 2016
 Facial Recognition Tech Headed For Canadian Stores, And Saks Leads The Way
2.  Target's Departure Gives Retailers Cause to Renegotiate or Break Leases
3.  U.S. shoppers, lured by the loonie, flock to Canadian e-commerce sites
4.  Canadian millennials most likely targets for fraud
5.  Liquidation Starts at 76 Danier Leather stores
6.  Couche-Tard, 7-Eleven to buy Canadian Esso stations
7.  Loblaw's 'Ugly produce' could be a win-win for farmers and consumers
8.  Labrador,NL: RCMP release terrifying photo of axe-wielding robber
9.  Toronto man wanted for two Home Depot thefts totaling over $3,000 turned himself in
10. Saskatoon police warn retailers about card skimming
11. Regina: Police arrest 5 men in connection with Robbery at Rogers store
12. Halifax pharmacist fears of future incidents after store robbed at knifepoint
13. Salmo, BC: RCMP Report arrests of two juveniles in Pipers Store Robbery
14. Prince George RCMP Looking for Suspects after Two Armed Robberies
15. Sudbury, ON: Suspect arrested in A&L Store and Subway Robberies
16. Peoples Jewellers in the Cloverdale Mall, Etobicoke, ON was the victim of a Grab & Run theft on March 8 at; merchandise stolen was a 1ct diamond Men's gold ring valued at $1,799

March 4, 2016
 Mac's store clerks murders leads to safety audits & maybe new laws - Alberta safety officers to inspect 200 convenience stores, gas bars - Officers can issue orders on the spot, says labour minister
2.  March is Fraud Prevention Month in Canada - Canadians concerned about protection of personal information: CPA Canada fraud survey
3.  March is Fraud Prevention Month
4.  "Fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes across Canada" - Calgarians lost as much as $75M to fraud in 2015
5.  Canada's top 10 scams earned crooks $1.2B last year, says BBB
6.  McKesson Expands Into Canada With $2.2B Rexall Health Drugstore Buy
7.  Kate Spade Continues Canadian Store Expansion - 2 new stores in GTA
8.  Canada's Top 25 Most Productive Shopping Centres Based on Sales per square foot
9.  Police searching for suspect after $34K Rolex watch stolen from man at Toronto Starbucks
10. Langley, BC: Thief boldly swipes $2,500 Plasma Cutter
11. Merritt, BC: Attempted vacuum cleaner theft at Canadian Tire
12. Montague, PEI: RCMP arrest 3 men after TV, tablet thefts from Atlantic Superstore

February 26, 2016
 'Shopping while black': Marketplace finds some shoppers targeted by retailers because of race
Monitoring shoppers based on the colour of their skin violates human rights codes, but it does happen
2.  Retailer's Alert: Robberies at banks, retail on rise in Toronto
Retail Robberies Up 31% First Two Months of '16
3.  Shoppers Drug Mart says pharmacies are 'safest option' for medical marijuana
4.  Victoria's Secret stops its expansion in Canada due to weak dollar
5.  Nordstrom begins hiring for its two Toronto stores - LP Jobs?
6.  Sears Home Canada to close 8 stores assigning leases to Leon's
7.  Lowe's Canada to open 12 new stores in '16
8.  Simons looks to grow a Canadian retail empire
9.  Kit and Ace lays off 35 corporate employees
10. Halifax mall shooting plot case set for May 2017 trial
11. Toronto, CN: Photo released of suspect wanted in GTA credit card scam
12. Brandon, MB: Bloody trail of stolen guns
13. Windsor: Caught on cam: Robbery Suspect Gets Locked In
14. Peoples Jewellers in the Cornwall Square, Cornwall, ON was the victim of a Grab & Run theft on 2/24 at 8:20pm, male suspect fled with a Men's Movado watch valued at $1,150

February 19, 2016
 Billion-dollar mistake: How inferior IT killed Target Canada - What really happened behind closed doors - A must read for the retail student
2.  Ontario allows wine in 300 grocery stores
3.  Decentral to Sell Bitcoin in Retail Stores Across Canada
4.  Canada's retail sales fall most since 2010 in December
5.  Scarborough's Centennial College hosts Double-Disaster Simulation for First Responders
6.  Bomb squad destroys suspicious package at Winnipeg Boston Pizza
7.  Nordstrom Rack Announces First Canadian Store In Toronto
8.  Danish men's fashion brand Lindbergh plans to open between 20 and 25 Canadian stores
9.  Winnipeg: Store employees stabbed and assaulted during robbery; held suspect until police arrived
10. Manitoba: Fentanyl, other drugs stolen from Swan River pharmacy
11. Cornwall, ON: RCMP investigating Baxtrom's Independent Grocery store break-in
12. Kelowna, BC: RCMP place 1 in custody following a shooting outside Rutland 7-Eleven
13. Kelowna, BC: Thieves Smash & Grab an ATM, falls out of the van on the highway

February 12, 2016
 Mac's violent store robbery renews call for law to protect overnight clerks in Edmonton - Violent attack comes less than two months after two Mac's clerks died in separate robberies
2.  Canadian fashion retailers face tough outlook, but luxury brands poised to do well
3.  Goodwill files for bankruptcy amid month of turmoil - Corporation locked out workers, had 'cash flow crisis' over the past month
4.  Apology issued after security guard tells veteran to leave Winnipeg mall
5.  Fredericton security uncovers massive $250K+ per day online fraud - 42.3 per cent of all digital advertising led to some sort of fraud
6.  Home Depot Canada Hiring Nearly 6000 Associates For Spring for their 182 stores
7.  Organized retail thefts climb in Calgary, police warn - Police say criminals realize penalties are less than the drug trade so 'low risk, higher reward'
8.  Toronto: Police warn public about Identity Thefts after Fraud Lab discovered connection to Money Marts
9.  West Shore: RCMP arrest suspect after Armed Robbery at Mac's in View Royal West Shore
10. Calgary, AB: High River 7-Eleven robbery stopped as customer shoves suspect into door
11. LaSalle, ON, CN: Four suspects hit Shoppers Drug Mart targeting Baby Formula
12. Surrey, BC: Female robbery suspect arrived in Mercedes, threatened clerk with Bear spray
13. Dauphin, MB: RCMP investigate an Armed Robbery; clerks lock themselves in the office
14. Narcotics stolen from St. John's drug store in Armed Robbery

February 5, 2016
 Self-checkouts: Who really benefits from the technology?
2.  CANADA: Lowe's Makes Another Run for Canada's Rona in $2.3B Deal
3.  National Loss Prevention Specialist posted for MEC in Vancouver, B.C.
4.  Walmart Canada brings 'click and collect' online grocery service to Toronto
5.  Rolex joins Canadian luxury market with new store in Vancouver
6.  Dollarama invests in new warehouse in Montreal
7.  Danier Leather begins 90 store insolvency proceedings
8.  Retail Fast Facts: January 2016 
9.  Police make one of Calgary's biggest seizures of stolen goods ever - Police seize over $1.5M in Stolen Property
10. Two youths connected to armed robbery at Barrie store

January 29, 2016
 Sears Canada races to close more stores amid cost-cutting efforts
2.  Will retail shutdowns in U.S. affect Canadian malls? South of the border, shopping centres are being torn down and deserted. Is Canada next?
3.  Nova Scotia: Woman alleges Racial Profiling after being accused of Shoplifting at Sobeys
4.  Retail Fast Facts: January 2016 
5.  Halifax: Accused in Mall shooting plot one step closer to trial
6.  Ottawa: OPP investigate theft from Peoples Jewellers in Pembroke Mall
7.  Toronto: Man charged with over $5,000 in theft at Toronto Money Marts; Police seize fake ID lab
8.  Kamloops: RCMP Searching for Subway Robbery suspect
9.  Morinville: RCMP investigating knifepoint Robbery at Mac's

January 22, 2016
 What really happened to Target Canada? The untold tale of Target Canada's difficult birth, tough life and brutal death
2.  Toronto-area Goodwill retail shutdown blamed on 'fiscal crisis'
3.  Big U.S. department stores moving into Canada, but is the demand there?
4.  Canadians Break Holiday Online Shopping Records in 2015 - Up 20%
5.  Marc Poulin gets candid about Safeway integration - Sobeys CEO talks about the retailer's past challenges and future priorities
6.  Loonie's Value Keeps Canadian Shoppers Home
7.  Canadian Retail Sales Post Surprise 1.7% Gain in November
8.  Police using video to track down jewelry store robbers
9.  Belledune: Foodland hit by Armed Robbery attempt
10. Brantford, ON: Drugs stolen from Shoppers Drug Mart at knifepoint
11 Prince George: RCMP arrest TV Shoplifter who pulled a knife on Loss Prevention at a Westgate store
12. Surrey, BC: Police investigate smash-and-grab at Virgin Mobile store
13. Grande Prairie RCMP investigate string of weekend robberies
14. Thieves make off with prized art works from Iqaluit museum
15. West Kelowna: RCMP Looking to Identify Man Involved in Assault at Real Canadian Superstore
16. Scotch Creek: Stolen pickup rams into People Drug Mart

January 15, 2016
 Greater Toronto Area - The "Shopping Triangle" for Cargo Thieves
2.  Ontario Superior Court rejects Target Canada's recovery plan
3.  Slumping loonie holds silver lining for Canadian retailers as cross-border shopping expected to 'all but die'
4.  List of International Retailers that Entered Canada in 2015
5.  Woolrich Looks to Open Canadian Stores - 80 total worldwide
6.  Hybrid digital-physical stores will win the Canadian retail race in 2016
7.  Canada's Cargo Theft Crisis Escalates As Thieves Go Online
8.  Mac's and Crime Stoppers Join Forces With Captain Canuck
9.  Edmonton, AB: 1,300 guns were reported stolen in 2015 in Alberta - double the amount stolen in 2012
10. British Columbia: Rookie Mountie solves unusual crime after watching CTV News
11. Edmonton: Mac's convenience store shooting victim Karanpal Bhangu laid to rest

January 8, 2016
 THE BIG STORIES TO WATCH IN 2016 - Prices will increase - Here comes luxury - e-retailers will cause pain
2. 2016 Retail Sales to be better than 2015 - Up 3.5% to 4% range vs. '15's mere 2.3% increase
3.  Food Prices Soaring 20% in Canada is Driving Increased Theft: Stealing meat: Grocery stores fighting shoplifters in Montreal
4.  Hudson's Bay agrees to accept gift cards from other stores
5.  The Canadian Push Continues - 28 international retailers opened freestanding Canadian locations in 2015
6.  Ottawa, CN: Peoples Jewelers robbed of over $133,000 in Smash and Grab
7.  Edmonton, AB: One suspect in custody after cell phone store armed robbery
8.  Saskatchewan RCMP use social media to nab robbery suspects
9.  New Brunswick: RCMP seek suspect in attempted armed robbery at McDonald's
10. Humboldt, Sask.: Prepaid credit cards snatched by thief at 7-Eleven
11. Okotoks, AB: RCMP Looking For Suspect In New Years Day Mac's Robbery
12. Clinton, BC: RCMP Looking for Grocery store Armed Robbery Suspect
13. Maple Ridge, BC: Men caught inside jewelry store facing burglary charges


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