Sears lays off 700 in Canadian stores under the banner
Of the layoffs,
360 from were the stores and 300 from its distribution
centers. The remaining workers are being let go from
head office and other support areas. Sears Canada has
been revamping operations to encourage more customers to
return to its stores after years of declining sales, and
also to prepare for the entry of numerous U.S.
retailers, including discount chain Target.
Best Buy closed 7 namesake stores and 8 Future Shop
stores in Canada
Cutting 900 jobs and will continue to operate more than
120 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile locations and over 140
Future Shop stores in Canada. Employees arrived for
their shift Thursday morning and were met by security
guards and closed doors. They did not receive advance
notice of a closure. (Source
Four men work as a team to hit West
49 for $15,500 in watches in Oshawa. Four men working as
a team; two working as look-outs, worked very quickly to
steal $15,500 of watches for West 49 in the Oshawa
Centre Mall. Police believe these same individuals may
have struck in Ottawa, St Bruno, Oue and Brantford,
Thief targets Costco customers purchasing
The suspect was waiting in the parking
lot at Costco stores in Saanich, Langford, Nanaimo,
Burnaby, Abbotsford, Coquitlam and Kamloops waiting for
customers who purchased a large quantity of cigarettes.
The suspect would then wait for his chance and break
into the vehicle; one incident netted him $3200 of
RCMP makes four arrests in Richmond store break-ins.
Last week we reported that the RCMP had met with local
merchants in Richmond to develop a strategy to catch the
suspects who broke into 30 local businesses. This group
arrested last Saturday may or may not be responsible for
the Chinese Herbal store thefts, but are connected to
the theft of cell phones and electronics.
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