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In observance of Independence Day,
the D&D Daily will not be publishing July 3rd.

We will resume publication on Monday, July 6th.


Fourth of July has potential to create 'perfect storm' for COVID-19 spread, infection disease doctor warns

As the Fourth of July weekend nears, an infectious disease doctor said the United States could be heading into "the perfect storm" for a spike.  Read more


How Dollar Stores Became Magnets for Crime & Killing

Since the beginning of 2017, employees have been wounded in shootings or pistol-whippings in at least 31 robberies.  Read more


Security Leadership: Women on the Frontline

Sandy Chandler, Director of Loss Prevention for Ulta Beauty,
was recognized among 13 female security executives leading the way.  Read more


Workers getting laid off for a 2nd time, as virus surge puts reopenings on hold

Millions of American workers are suffering from economic whiplash, thinking they were finally returning to work only to be sent home again because of the coronavirus's latest surge.  Read more

Global Brands Respond to Racial Inequality
Human Resources Boss At Adidas Quits As Diversity Continues To Dominate The Retail Agenda

For weeks, a group of Adidas employees have held protests outside of the company's North American headquarters in Portland, Ore.  Read more


Guillotine Placed Outside Jeff Bezos' D.C. Home by Anti-Amazon Protesters

Footage showed the mock execution apparatus had been placed behind a sign reading: "Support our poor communities, not our wealthy men."  Read more

Mayor De Blasio, City Council Reach Deal To Cut $1 Billion From NYPD Budget

Tuesday marks the final day of budget negotiations for New York City, and the NYPD is facing a $1 billion cut in funding.  Read more

35% of Retailers & 53% of Restaurants Closed for Good?

The majority of businesses that closed during the Covid-19 pandemic remained shut this month as the crisis continued to upend commerce, according to data.  Read more


Burglaries Spike in 13 out of 17 Major U.S. Cities

Burglary incidents have spiked considerably in many major cities, with some of the heaviest increases coming in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles.  Read more

At least 82 grocery employee members have died from virus, says union

United Food and Commercial Workers International (UFCW) said at least 82 grocery store workers have died from COVID-19.  Read more


Dollar General is cheap, popular and spreading across America - but police are calling it a robbery magnet

At least six Dollar General employees have died during robberies since 2016, according to a review of news and police reports.  Read more

'We Need to Reverse the Opening Up'
States backtrack on reopening as cases surge

"Pausing reopening is not enough. We have got to try to 'put the horse back in the barn', as it were ... we need to start to reverse the opening up."  Read more


These retailers have the most stores in states where COVID cases are spiking

Instinet found the retailers with the greatest exposure are the off-price chain Ross Stores, Costco and O'Reilly Auto Parts.  Read more

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Private Security Officers Target of Violence During Reopening of Businesses

Private security officers have once again become the target of violence since the reopening of businesses, malls, and nightclubs during the past few weeks.  Read more

The Cost of Staying Open During COVID-19

Staying open during the pandemic wasn't cheap. Big companies say they spent anywhere from hundreds of thousands to almost a billion dollars.  Read more


'Boycott for Black Lives'
People plan to stop spending at companies that don't support BLM

On June 19 (Juneteenth), advocates of Black Lives Matter plan to support the namesake civil rights movement by not spending money with companies that aren't aligned with the movement.  Read more

Dr. Fauci Sees "Disturbing Surge"
California Has Record Jump; Florida Infections Up

Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert, told Congress he was seeing a "disturbing surge" in new cases across the nation.  Read more

Shootings Nationwide Spiking
Spate of shootings raises fears of a violent summer

Some are warning about the turbulent brew of a pandemic, racial unrest, historic surges in gun sales and a rancorous election year.  Read more

Weekly NYC Shootings Soar 358% Over Last Year

Two victims died in at least 21 shootings across four NYC boroughs between Friday and Saturday.  Read more


Re-Closing Stores Due To COVID Spikes
Apple to re-close 11 stores in 3 States

The closures include all six of Apple's stores in Arizona, along with two in Florida, two in North Carolina and one in South Carolina.  Read more

Some Are "Too Far Gone To Be Saved"
Coronavirus Driven Wave of Bankruptcies Is Coming

Experts foresee so many filings in the coming months that the courts could struggle to salvage the businesses that are worth saving.  Read more


NYC Will Enter 'Phase 2' of Reopening on Monday, Mayor Says

New York City, once the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, will enter its next phase of reopening on Monday.  Read more

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The Great Privacy Vs. Encryption Debate Continues
'Lawful access' bill would allow feds to legally bust into encrypted devices

"This is the full-frontal nuclear assault on encryption we've been fearing would come," said one cybersecurity expert.  Read more

Building Security Into the Customer Experience

Companies need to secure their digital channels against malicious attackers - without creating a negative experience for their customers.  Read more

How to Wring Every Last Drop Out of Your Security Budget

In the face of tighter budgets and lowered spending forecasts due to the pandemic, optimizing and improving the efficiency of security programs has never been more important.  Read more

Another Record-Breaking DDoS Attack Signals Shift in Criminal Methods

The past month has seen a spate of record-breaking and intensely long distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.  Read more

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91% Drop in Liquor Thefts
Liquor retailer cheered by dramatic drop in thefts at stores testing ID scanner technology

"Crime has been drastically reduced, both thefts and robberies," said James Burns, CEO of the liquor retailer Alcanna.  Read more

10% of Canadian Retailers May Shutter Stores Due to Pandemic, Says Real Estate Firm

A report from a Canadian real estate investment company provides a potential glimpse into the harrowing future facing both retailers and their landlords.  Read more

Cannabis retailers say online purchase and delivery being exploited by black market, call for changes

Red Deer, AB: Search continues for suspects after man shot outside Parkland Mall

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Organized Retail Crime
2019 YTD

$101.2M in theft / 825 cases

1,712 suspects

Q3 2019 ORC Report

Mid-Year.Q2 2019 ORC Report

Q1 2019 ORC Report

Retail Robberies
2020 YTD

3,550 robberies & burglaries

Q3 2019 Robbery Report

Mid-Year/Q2 Robbery Report

Q1 2019 Robbery Report

Retail Violent Deaths


375 total deaths YTD

Q3 Retail Fatalities Report


Q2/Mid-Year Retail Fatalities Report


Q1 Retail Violent

Death Report

Monthly Robberies & Violence June

  • Week 1 - 27 robberies, 104 burglaries, 3 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 63 robberies, 40 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed

  • Week 3 - 39 robberies, 35 burglaries, 1 shooting, 0 killed

  • Week 4 - 62 robberies, 40 burglaries, 4 shootings, 2 killed

  • Week 5 - 36 robberies, 31 burglaries, 3 shootings, 3 killed


A new law went into effect July 1 clarifying Tennessee's ORC statute

The measure seeks to cut off the flow of funds used in the purchase of illegal drugs through retail theft.  Read more


Seymour, IN: Police arrest 3 for felony theft at CVS

Officers stopped the getaway vehicle and they say they observed a large amount of merchandise in the car.  Read more


Lindon, UT: Alleged nationwide 'shoplifting ring' trio shut down after arrest

Officers with the Lindon Police Department apprehended three men they believe are involved in several thefts across the nation.  Read more


Assistant Manager at Fresno County Retail Store Arrested for $100,000 in Credit Card Fraud

On March 12, a federal grand jury brought a five-count indictment against an assistant manager of a Fresno-area retail store.   Read more

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Lessons from a Four-Star General

By Phil Thomson, Co-CEO at 
Auror, the Retail Crime Intelligence Platform working with retailers across the world.

Shortly after taking command of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in Iraq, General Stanley McChrystal realised he had a major problem with intelligence. This problem had given the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, the upper hand against the world's best military with some of the most advanced technology available. So General McChrystal went about completely changing how JSOC and its partners operated with a focus on intelligence that empowered his teams.

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