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December 14, 2016

  • Montreal Hudson's Bay store fined $765K for pollutants in St. Lawrence River

  • Canada Revenue Agency targets 3 Ottawa convenience stores in raids - Cigarette Smuggling - Fencing Operations???? - CRA investigators search Glebe Smoke Shop, Zesty Markets on Elgin and Rideau

  • Ontario shoppers feeling ripped off by mall gift cards - Toronto MPP to change rules to stop malls from charging 'dormancy fees'

  • Lowe's to make Rona biggest banner in Canada

  • Report: London Drugs could be first to market with medical marijuana

  • Mall shopping declining in Winnipeg

  • Couche-Tard's CEO - 'We will double the size of this company again'

  • Costco set to open its first Canadian office, business supplies store

  • Toronto Police seize $2.5 million in counterfeit goods as holiday season starts

  • East York, ON: Customer defrauds corner store $6K

  • Woman's plea on alleged diamond theft in Fredericton set for Jan. 4 - Part of cross-country diamond-swapping duo

  • 'It's taking away from the real cause': Charlottetown thrift store sees increased theft, vandalism in PEI

  • Prince George, BC: RCMP Seeking Suspects in $11,000 Jewellery Heist

  • Nobleton, ON: Armed robber dressed as Santa hits pharmacy

  • Kelowna, BC: RCMP looking for man tied to Real Canadian Superstore theft

  • Mindemoya, ON: Fentanyl stolen from Ontario pharmacy

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigate 2 violent robberies at Chinook Centre mall

  • Vancouver, BC: Car smashes into Versace store during downtown theft

  • BC Liquor Store - Williams Lake, BC - Burglary

  • European Bakery - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Kelowna, BC - Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Waterloo, ON - Robbery

  • Super Nova Convenience Store - Charlottetown, PEI - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed convenience store - Fort St. John, BC - Robbery

  • Unnamed jewelry store - Calgary, AB - Robbery

  • Unnamed pharmacy - Nobleton, ON - Armed Robbery


December 7, 2016

  • 46% of Canadians Shopped for Deals on Black Friday - 67% of Black Friday shopping took place online

  • Labour shortages squeezing B.C. restaurants and retailers - Pizza Hut Can't Open New Stores - Can't Find Help

  • Do Pawn Shops Promote Crime & Attract Transients? - Edmonton Officials Think So - Frustrated councillors ask for review of pawn shop approvals

  • Costco investigated over allegations pharmacy directors accepted kickbacks for certain brands

  • This is Canada's most expensive street for retail rents - The 'Mink Mile' in Toronto - Canada's Most Expensive

  • Canadian retailers are losing the omnichannel war against U.S. rivals

  • Canadians just aren't clicking as only 2% of sales are made online

  • Hudson's Bay Co looks to cut costs after tough quarter

  • David Yurman expanding Canadian operations

  • Calgary, AB: Mall LP officer assaulted in attempted theft

  • Edmonton, AB: Thief flees jewelry store with $28,500 gold chain

  • Riverview, NB: 12 firearms stolen from Canadian Tire

  • Canadian diamond thieves get sentenced for cross-country heists

  • Saskatoon, SK: Employees injured after scuffle with two armed robbers

  • Mississauga, ON: 4th person charged after thousands of dollars worth of baby formula stolen in Guelph

  • Canadian Tire - Riverview, NB - Burglary/12 guns stolen

  • John's Place - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Rogers Store - Airdrie, AB - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Nanaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed convenience store - Cloverdale, BC - Robbery

  • Unnamed gas station - New Minas, NS - Robbery

  • West End Convenience Store - Liverpool, NS - Armed Robbery

November 30, 2016

  • Costco pharmacy directors charged for allegedly accepting kickbacks

  • New Study Reveals What Drives Canadian Consumers During Holiday Shopping Season

  • Canada Did Black Friday Better Than the U.S.

  • Canadians reject Black Friday cross-border shopping as loonie slump continues - There are still great deals to be had in the U.S. - just not for Canadians

  • Canadian Retailers Celebrate Cyber Monday

  • Black Friday shoppers in Canada hunt savings without the frenzy of past years

  • Nova Scotia expands restorative justice program to adult offenders

  • Halifax: Giant Tiger store pulls potatoes from shelves after metal object found again in P.E.I. spuds

  • Four of the seven illegal pot shops raided by cops are now back in business

  • Fraud victim has 'brutal' 3-year battle with Walmart and Equifax over damaged credit

  • Manitoba: Convenience store owner shot at during botched robbery

  • Vaughan, ON: Police bust Vaughan-based auto (and Nutella) theft ring, recover $5 million in stolen goods

  • Man arrested after making Threats with a Hatchet at Mayfair

  • Mississauga man, 19, faces dozens of charges after slew of retail, bank and car robberies

  • Vancouver, BC: Violent man in Black Friday crowd prompts Adidas store to cancel sale

  • York, ON: Cops pluck three in theft of stolen tractor-trailers filled with chicken

  • Montreal, QC: Vandals break windows, spray paint inside east-end businesses

  • Sault declared Ontario's capital of illegal cigarettes - 75.5 percent untaxed contraband

  • Unnamed convenience store - Richmond Hill, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed convenience store - Argyle, MB - Armed Robbery/Shots fired.

  • Unnamed gas station - Elmsdale, NS - Robbery

  • Unnamed pharmacy - Sarnia, ON - Armed Robbery


November 23, 2016

  • Canadians Feeling More Vulnerable to Fraudsters and Identity Thieves this Holiday Season - 81% Concerned about Protecting their Personal Data

  • Study Cautions Canadian Retailers To Find the Right Balance in Allocating Spending between E-commerce and Stores

  • Halifax security conference reflects uncertainty in Trump era 

  • ASIS Women in Security event highlights leadership roles

  • L’Oréal Discusses Urban Decay Canadian Store Expansion

  • Google Shops set to roll out in Best Buy Canada locations 

  • Report: Canada's retailers see sales gains in September

  • Pot shops on Preston Street, Montreal Road reopen after police raids 

  • Text message scams on the rise in Canada

  • Online shopping, self-checkout hampering employment in Canada's retail sector

  • Man shot by Calgary Police at N.W. strip mall dies 

  • International Fraud Gang of 15 busted after $1.2M loss to 170 e-merchants
    Suspects in Canada as well

  • Vancouver, BC: Man accused of selling hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen baby formula

  • Ontario couple plead guilty to quick-switch theft of $10,000 diamond in N.B.

  • Home Depot loss prevention officer recovering after Rexdale hit-and-run 

  • Couple arrested after 48-hour crime spree; Pair used stolen credit card at multiple gas stations

  • Kensington, PEI: Minister faces 22 charges in Ontario fraud case

  • Van carrying 16 stolen dogs found, say Toronto police

  • Mississauga, ON: Suspected serial thief caught stealing on camera 

  • Freshco - London, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Petro Canada - London, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • Unnamed convenience store - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery 

November 16, 2016

  • RCC launching first of its kind study of shopping centres in Canada

  • Canadian firm to acquire American Apparel

  • OPINION: Walmart vs. Visa food fight - bribing grocery consumers
    For the retail student - This describes the food & credit card war in Canada

  • Mobile Phone Fraud in Canada Grows 66% since beginning of the year

  • March Networks Wins Company of the Year in Best Ottawa Business Awards

  • Allied Universal purchases Canada's Source Security & Investigations

  • Vancouver, BC: Senior suing Superstore after allegedly being hit, choked by worker

  • Vancouver, BC: Coroner identifies man shot by VPD at Canadian Tire
    Police Say Man Had 'Criminal Intentions'

  • How two cross-country diamond thieves were finally captured in Canada - and the criminal past they leave behind

  • Winnipeg, MB: Two men and a youth arrested after two-month crime spree targeting 43 businesses

  • Airdrie, AB: Man sought for stealing $1,200 in perfume from Shopper's Drug Mart

  • Ottawa: Police searching for four suspects after string of smash-and-grabs

  • Portage la Prairie, MB: RCMP Search For Suspected Serial Shoplifter

  • West Kelowna, BC: Shoplifters target Walmart, BC Liquor Store

  • Barrie, ON: Baby formula theft suspect strikes again

  • Royal Canadian Mint employee convicted of theft after smuggling out $162K in gold nuggets inside his butt

  • Carson Road Pharmacy - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Husky Food Store - Penticton, BC - Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience Store - Timmins, ON - Robbery

  • Kwick-Way - O'Leary, P.E.I. - Burglary

  • Sylk Medy Dispensary and Wellness Center - Ottawa, ON - Robbery

  • Unidentified pharmacy - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery

November 9, 2016

  • Majority of Canadian Consumers Say Retailer's Reputation Important to Their Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season - America's Black Friday More Popular in Canada then in U.S. Now

  • French language descriptors coming to stores near you

  • Despite low rates, illegal tobacco trade worries convenience store owner

  • Canadian holiday shoppers take retailer reputation into account before buying

  • Handful of marijuana dispensaries back in business, days after police raids

  • Sources: Canada Goose gears up to go public

  • Why Hudson's Bay's $60-Million DC Is a Big Deal

  • Canada immigration website crashes as Trump clinches victory

  • Regina, SK: Loss Prevention Officer stabbed after alleged shoplifting at Sears Canada store

  • Windsor police team with pharmacists to prevent robberies

  • Stittsville, ON: Marijuana dispensary hit by armed robbers

  • Airdrie, AB: Suspects sought in multi-store credit card fraud

  • Campbell River, BC: Store evacuated due to erratic, knive-wielding man under the influence of drugs

  • Fourth suspect arrested in pot shop robbery

  • Hasty Market - Barrie, ON - Burglary

  • Springwater Pharmacy - Springwater, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • The Rooster - Hay River, NT - Armed Robbery

November 2, 2016

  • Legalized Marijuana In Canada Would Be Worth Up To $22.6B Per Year

  • Residents fume as pot shops proliferate in Ottawa neighbourhoods - Is this a prelude to U.S. experiences to come? 

  • Here Come the Shoplifters - Wine hits shelves at Ontario grocery stores

  • Ottawa man vowing to cease after-hours store stunts after police weigh charges: 'These videos are getting me in so much trouble ... I've never been so scared in my life'

  • Saks OFF 5TH to open 2 more Canadian stores

  • Holiday retail sales in Canada to grow 3.5 % 

  • Second Cup mulls strategic options, including sale 

  • Performance Sports files for bankruptcy protection, with deal to sell assets to Sagard and Fairfax

  • Growing online sales are sucking up retail business equivalent of four cities worth of malls

  • Ottawa, ON: Pot shop closes after violent armed robbery

  • Windsor, ON: Knife-wielding pharmacy robber took employee hostage

  • RCMP charge 8 for $68,000 Internet fraud ring

  • Halifax, NS: Traffic stop nabs trunk riding robbery suspect, drugs 

  • Four Canadians charged in ATM fraud scheme

  • Update: More swaps possibly connected to $1M diamond thieves; Some jewellers unaware they've been switched

  • Vernon, BC: Violent 7-Eleven parking lot conflict puts four in the hospital

  • Penticton, BC: Business break-ins keep RCMP busy 

  • Guardian Pharmacy - Bradford, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Petro-Canada - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Petro-Canada - Lower Sackville, NS - Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnnamed drug store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Venue Financial Centres - Fort St. John, BC - Robbery

October 26, 2016

  • Nordstrom Opens to Crowds at Yorkdale 

  • Leaked Big Tobacco document suggests it used convenience-store, anti-contraband groups as lobbyists

  • Shoppers Drug Mart applies to be a medical marijuana distributor

  • Canadian Retail Sales Decline in August - Third Straight Month

  • The Canadian Retail Price Gap Between Canada & U.S. Explained

  • University of Regina's Patricia Patton was selected as 2016's Security Director of the Year

  • WorkSafeNB Increases Employer Premiums by 33% - No Consultation with Employers

  • Walmart stops accepting Visa at all Manitoba locations

  • Amazon opened tech-driven Ontario fulfillment center; 700 new jobs

  • Tim Hortons moves forward with global growth plans

  • Jeweler Caroline Neron plans 20 to 24 stores across Canada

  • Time is running out to take the 2016 Canadian Security Salary Survey - Participants have a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card

  • Vancouver, BC: Three arrested, one woman sought after violent pot shop robbery

  • Toronto, ON: Three charged in 17 gunpoint robberies in Toronto and York Region 

  • Alberta: ATM thefts rob small businesses of cash and sense of security

  • Surrey, BC: Police looking for man suspects of setting fire to grocery store

  • Kelowna, BC: RCMP looking for witnesses to drunken crime spree

  • Toronto, ON: Three men charged in credit card fraud investigation

  • Richmond Hill, ON: Man wanted for using stolen credit card at two gas stations

  • Penticton, BC: No jail time for woman involved in one-time shoplifting spree

  • Brampton, ON: Men wearing masks rob Brampton convenience store at gunpoint

  • Monkton, ON: Surveillance photo shows armed man robbing T and J Variety 

  • North Kamploops, BC: Suspect sought in Mac's convenience store robbery

  • Oshawa, ON: Burglar smashes into convenient store, steals lottery tickets

  • Red Deer, AB: ATM thieves break into Shell station from unusual angle

  • Vaughan, ON: Police investigating 'smash and grab' Jewelry story robbery 

  • Windsor, ON: Police searching for man who robbed two pharmacies

October 19, 2016

  • Retailers fill former Target stores in British Columbia

  • Canadian Tire pulls clown decorations from shelves amid creepy clown reports

  • Canada Revamping Corporate Governance

  • Loblaws, Sobeys and Saputo among Canada's top brands

  • First-ever certification program for jewellery retailers introduced by Retail Council of Canada and the Canadian Jewellers Association

  • Customer Service Specialist for 3SI Security Systems posted in Toronto, Canada

  • Time is running out to take the 2016 Canadian Security Salary Survey - Participants have a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card

  • Leon's furniture opens 10 new locations

  • New Staples Canada president sees company shifting to services amid digital onslaught

  • Danier Relaunches Under New Ownership

  • Amazon to hire more than 2,000 seasonal workers in Canada for holidays

  • Retail sector accounts for 13 per cent of N.B. jobs: Retail Council of Canada

  • Toronto, ON: Teen killed in overnight shooting at pizza shop

  • Daring diamond thieves strike jewellers across Canada: 'This is huge' - Duo behind $30K in recent fake swaps, possibly $1M since July

  • Montreal, CN: Thief caught on video stealing $150,000 worth of Hockey Sticks from Monkey Sports

  • Moncton, NB: Thief smashes into store, steals $15,000 in rare and valuable collectible cards 

  • Guelph, ON: Three charged after rash of baby formula thefts totaling $5,300

  • Victoria, BC: Police arrest burglar who wore clown mask during $2K theft

  • Montreal, QC: Police seek suspect who used cloned credit cards to make several purchases

  • Moncton man, suspect in N.S. bank robbery, convenience store heist, arrested

  • Brampton, ON: Petro Canada station robbed overnight

  • Moncton, NB: Rare trading cards grabbed in Moncton store burglary

  • Toronto, ON: Suspect sought after robbery at downtown Starbucks

  • Victoria, BC: Burglar wearing clown mask steals gun, knives from dive shop

October 12, 2016

  • LCBO looks to cut down on theft with bottle locks

  • British Columbia: Fire tears through strip mall

  • Sask. small town loses pharmacy to fire

  • How will legal pot be sold? Three things that might happen, and one that won't

  • - $10B Industry with $5B in Expected Taxes

  • Halifax Votes 2016: Making food security an election issue

  • Take the 2016 Canadian Security Salary Survey for a chance to win a $100 Best Buy gift card

  • Delta, BC: Tsawwassen Mills Opens to Massive Crowds

  • Creepy clown phenomenon strikes Canada: Boy chased out of shop by two clowns carrying fake weapons

  • Time to end holiday shopping ban, say Ottawa BIAs

  • Toronto, ON: Toronto police looking for suspect in $1M diamond fraud investigation

  • Shamwattawa, MB: Boy, 12, charged with arson in devastating First Nation fire

  • Cobourg, ON: Police find large quantity of stolen merchandise in traffic stop

  • York, ON: Man arrested linked to GTA theft ring; Found with multiple stolen, fraudulant credit cards

  • Kawartha Lakes, ON: Alleged credit card fraud leads to charges against four Toronto men 

  • Chatham-Kent, ON: Police say man tried to hide crowbar, paint in his pants

  • Update: Four more men charged in connection with Grande Prairie mall shooting

  • Kitchener, ON: Man with knife attempts robbery at convenience store

  • Regina, SK: Knife and bat used in store robbery

  • St. John's, NL: Narcotics stolen in armed robbery at Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Westdale, ON: Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint for painkillers

October 5, 2016​

  • The American Canadian Push Has Driven Change, Jobs, and Competition For Canadian Retailers - And that's a good thing for everyone - especially the consumer

  • Winnipeg man faces fraud charges in international online ad scam

  • Check out GTA's revitalized malls 

  • Costco to add seven Canadian stores in 2017 as part of aggressive expansion

  • Survey: Canadian businesses lagging behind other countries in digital transformation

  • Walmart Canada to charge for plastic bags in Maritime stores

  • American Express Canada Cardmembers Can Use Points At Amazon

  • Women's Resale Concept 'Style Encore' Looking for 40 Franchisees across Canada

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man arrested after attempting to rob store twice in same night

  • Suspect tied to 10 robberies this year alone

  • More baby formula stolen from Guelph grocery store, police say - Seventh formula theft in less than a month

  • Oshawa, ON: Three suspects, 101 charges over credit card fraud 

  • Penticton, BC: Man motivated by cocaine addiction racks up over $7,000 on stolen credit card

  • Brandon, MB: Drug trial centres on store video footage

  • Mission, BC: Downtown business owners chase, nab thief

  • Kingston, ON: Man arrested following theft of Fitbits at Cataraqui Centre 

  • Kamloops, BC: RCMP looking for suspects after attempted gas station ATM theft

  • St. George's Bay, NS: Man charged with shoplifting from Colemans Grocery Store

  • Toronto, ON: Man posed as delivery guy and obtained payment for fraudulent deliveries, police say

  • St. Thomas, ON: Man behind violent jewelry store heist delays sentencing by telling court his mother is Cherokee

  • Hamilton, ON: Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

  • Ottawa, ON: Cops search for two men after pot shop robbery

  • South River, ON: Suspect arrested, charged following armed robbery

  • Sylvan Lake, AB: Two car chases lead to arrest of Canadian tire robber

  • Windsor, ON: Second pharmacy robbed in two days

September 28, 2016

  • Final Day to Register for Retail Council of Canada Loss Prevention Conference!

  • Retail Council of Canada to honour Stephen O'Keefe with Lifetime Achievement Award at Loss Prevention Conference

  • Traffic Trouble: Store Traffic is Down and it May not Come Back - What are Canadian Retailers Going to do About it?

  • Apple steps up to help iTunes CRA scam victims

  • Home Depot pulling Scary Peeper Creeper from stores

  • Sears Canada unveils a new store format as it tries to turnaround sliding sales

  • Kit and Ace hit by more layoffs

  • JYSK Plans Aggressive Canadian Store Expansion - 4 in '16 & 7+ in '17

  • offers same-day free delivery in Toronto, Vancouver to premium service

  • Aritzia Raises C$400 Million in Canada's Largest IPO of Year

  • Saks Fifth to Open Their Biggest Canada Store in Montreal

  • BMO drops Lower Sackville, N.S., hemp shop citing unspecified 'risk'

  • RCMP arrest suspect in Grande Prairie mall shooting

  • Salisbury, NB: Armed robbery at T-Mobile leads to hotel evactuation, 4 suspects captured

  • Kitchener, ON: Four arrested after two-hour robbery spree

  • Calgary, AB: Police looking for knife-wielding man connected to string of robberies

  • Edmonton, AB: Video shows smash and grab theft of ATM using backhoe

  • Calgary, AB: Police looking for man connected to six robberies

  • Halifax, NS: Police investigate armed robbery at Fred Market convenience store

  • Ottawa: Police seek help after Beechwood store robbery

  • Penticton, BC: Thief robs 7-11 with hatchet

  • St. John's, NL: RNC investigating armed robbery at Ropewalk Lane service station

  • Whitehorse, YT: 3 men with baseball bats rob Whitehorse gas station

September 21, 2016

  • One Week Left to Register for Retail Council of Canada Loss Prevention Conference!

  • Royal Canadian Mint employee allegedly smuggled $140,000 worth of gold in his butt

  • North America's Busiest Shopping Center in Canada's 'Times Square' - Nordstrom Opens Toronto Eaton Center - Flagship to Huge Crowds

  • Canada Can Do More to Fight Money Laundering, Terror Financing

  • Expect more cuts at Sobeys as 'sales challenges' continue amid botched Safeway integration

  • Canada pushing toward a cashless society with a 70 per cent drop in cash transactions by 2030

  • Government of Canada Commits to Review Credit Card Market, Including Fee Levels

  • Walmart expands Visa boycott in Canada to 16 Manitoba stores

  • Home Hardware goes 'aggressively' after growth

  • Toronto, ON: Man stabbed repeatedly at Eaton Centre

  • Kamloops, BC: Northills Shopping Centre evacuated due to reported bomb threat

  • 'Armed and dangerous' Grand Prairie mall shooter still on the loose

  • Calgary, AB: Man faces four charges after machete attack that injured policeman at Marlborough Mall

  • Brampton, ON: Shooting of Domino's Pizza employee linked to 5 robberies

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigating after man with 'serious' stab wounds found at convenience store

  • Prince Edward, CN: Toy store loses valuable collectibles in weekend theft

  • Ottawa, ON: Attempted theft at home improvement store

  • Atikokan, ON: Convenience store robber still at large

  • Fruitvale, BC: Liquor store robbed at gunpoint

  • Nanaimo, BC: Woman arrested in attempted gas station robbery

  • New Brunswick: RCMP looking for help to solve three business burglaries

  • Niagara Falls, ON: Police ID suspect in Niagara Falls variety store robbery

  • St. John's, NL: 2 suspects wanted in convenience store robbery

  • Surrey, BC: Rollerblading bandit caught after string of armed robberies

  • West Kelowna, BC: Teen in police custody after attemped robbery, assault at gas station

  • Winnipeg, MB: Police looknig for suspect linked to 12 armed robberies

September 14, 2016

  • RCC Session Spotlight: The Fight Against Online Fraud

  • Coming Tomorrow - Canada's ORC Efforts - Privacy Laws Vs. ORC Associations

  • Tried and tested: liquor distribution and retail system ready to manage legalized marijuana

  • Business owner incensed as banks back away from marijuana industry

  • Alberta puts $15 hour minimum wage in regulations for 2018

  • Golf Town Canada set to be sold

  • Canada among Ikea's top 4 fastest growing markets

  • Clothing retail industry prospering in Canada despite closures

  • Edmonton, AB: Man left gravely injured after being attacked in 7-Eleven parking lot

  • Toronto police arrest three in violent retail robberies; Suspect assaulted children

  • Niagara Falls: Gas theft leads police to wanted Toronto man

  • Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect

  • Toronto men face fraud charges after allegedly skimming cards at bank machines

  • Slake Lake, AB: 2 women charged in one-hour crime spree

  • Prescott, ON: Man with 'partial moustache' wanted in $1,700 razor theft

  • Alberta: Armed trio hold up Sunchild Gas Bar for beef jerkey

  • Fort McMurray, AB: Pharmacist pins down armed robbery suspect

  • Lockport, MB: Store robbed by knife-wielding suspect

  • Newfoundland: Robbery suspect turns himself in after Facebook chat with police

  • Peel, ON: Man charged in connection with four convenience store robberies

  • St. John's NL: Needle used in convenience store armed robbery

  • Vancouver, BC: RCMP searching Tickety-Boo convenience store armed robber

  • Windsor, ON: Police seek knife-fielding Mac's Convenience store robber

September 7, 2016

  • Agenda for RCC Loss Prevention Conference finalized!   

  • Kick off ASIS conference with Canada Night  

  • Ontarians pick LCBO as top spot for legalized pot sales: poll  

  • Canada's terrorism threat level at medium    

  • Kindersley, Sask., Walmart evacuated after bomb threat 

  • Sears Canada posts $91.6 million loss in second quarter    

  • Hallmark to woo Canadian card buyers with new lines 

  • Winnipeg, MB: Grocery store staff, homeowner threatened by man wielding 'machete-style' knife    

  • Surrey, BC: Employees arrested after police called to robbery at pot shop    

  • Whitehorse, YT: Mystery shopper scam tricks Yukoners into depositing fraudulent cheques    

  • Brockville, ON: Police make arrest; suspect had left cart full of merchandise t 

  • 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 

  • Kitchener, ON: Convenience store robbed at knife-point  

  • Another armed robbery at St John's drug store 

  • Winnipeg: One arrested in Armed Robbery of Food Fare in Portage

August 31, 2016

  • RCC Loss Prevention Conference on Sept. 29 offers wide range of speakers, topics  

  • Africans & First Nations Treated Like Potential Thieves in Retail New campaign takes aim at racial profiling in retail settings 

  • Racial Profiling in Nova Scotia - Sobeys boycott to be expanded as grocer drops human rights appeal

  • RCC Retailer Alert: Gift Card Scam   

  • Trader Joe's standoff: Appeal court hears case of B.C. man reselling groceries 

  • Quebec hearings begin into who knew what regarding sale of Rona to Lowe's   

  • Retail Sales in Canada Continue Ticking Upward 

  • Tommy Bahama Ramps Up Canadian Expansion   

  • Quebec City police raid shop, arrest six with selling cannabis   

  • Uniglo 1st Canadian Store Opening at Eaton Square Sept. 30th   

  • Montreal man gets 3.5 years for Birks Jewelry store heist 

  • Victoria Police warn of ATM skimming devices  

  • Grande Prairie, AB: RCMP looking for man involved in Armed Robbery at Macs 

  • Windsor Police search for convenience store Armed Robbery suspect 

  • Manitoba: Man Dressed as Hockey Goalie Steals Beer in Smash & Grab Burglary  

  • Nanaimo RCMP search for two men suspected of using stolen credit cards  

  • Armed robberies of Kitchener, On., variety stores  

  • Toronto man sentenced to four years in prison for $2 Million Fraud involving ID, credit cards 

  • Kitchener, ON: Waterloo Regional Police seeking 19 year old Man wanted for series of Armed Robberies 

  • Saskatchewan: Thieves steal ATM from bank, dragging it down street with truck   

August 24, 2016

  • Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29 

  • Consumer Racial Profiling & Bad Shoplifting Stop Sobeys to withdraw appeal of discrimination decision  

  • Fast fashion isn't fast enough 

  • Montreal adopts plastic bag ban  

  • Mayfair Shopping Centre, Victoria, BC, - $72 million overhaul - completed by the fall of 2018 

  • Nordstrom Rack to open Ottawa store fall 2018  

  • Shoppers camp 14 hours overnight for Kanye West's Toronto pop-up shop  

  • Inside Aritzia's plan to dodge Canada's retail graveyard  

  • Walmart St. Vital Centre, Manitoba, evacuated for 1 hr. due to 'bomb threat'  

  • Kamloops, BC: Man accused of stabbing Walmart security guard could get four years in jail  

  • Waterton, AB: RCMP investigating $100K Jewelry Burglary Pincher  

  • Shelburne, ON: Woman faces 55 charges after allegedly defrauding a business 

  • Leduc, AB: RCMP investigate Arson at Leduc vape shop  

  • Waterton, CN: Thieves swipe more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from store in Waterton 

  • Toronto: Police arrest man for a rash of midtown break-ins this summer 

  • Windsor Park, MB: RCMP officer won't face charges, after stolen gun used to shoot teen outside a convenience store 

  • Northlumberland OCC seeking suspect in Mr. Convenience store robbery 

  • Calgary, AB: Credit Card Skimmer Found At Gas Station  

August 19, 2016

  • Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29

  • Canadian Police Association Endorses Citizen-Monitoring Law 

  • Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Notifies 170 Store Employees of Layoffs 

  • Performance Sports Group under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 

  • Canada Retail Sales Edge Down in June 

  • Canada, Wal-Mart's comp's up 1.1% Q2 - Positive 9 Straight Quarters 

  • Aritzia Files for Toronto IPO 

  • London marijuana dispensary raided six days after opening 

  • Starting Next Week, Canadian Push Will Appear on Wednesdays Only 

  • Windsor, ON: Windsor Police Arrest Alleged Tim Hortons and Shopper's Drug Mart Robber 

  • Kingston Police catch Loblaws shoplifter, discover arrest warrants for him under different identity 

  • Calgary police say card skimming more common at pumps 

  • General Store - Quilchena, BC - Burglary 

  • 7-Eleven - Burnaby, BC - Armed Robbery 

August 17, 2016

  • Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29

  • Canadian Tire staff falsely imprisoned but didn't threaten professor: judge

  • Gov't to hear from Manitobans about expanding Sunday shopping hours

  • Canada Post talks stall as strike mandate set to expire

  • lululemon to double sales to U.S. $4B by 2020

  • Back-to-school spending expected to jump 4.5% in 2016

  • Roots to open 14 stores

  • Devonshire Mall gets $70M makeover

  • String of Robberies in Moncton area has RCMP on alert

  • Kelowna: Liquor store Armed Robber sentenced to 5 years

  • Calgary: Good Samaritan thwarts convenience store Armed Robbery

  • Mississauga: Police investigate overnight Robbery

  • OPP Investigating After $1.5M Worth Of Antlers Stolen From Caledon Taxidermy Shop

  • Petro Canada - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Princess Auto - Dartmouth, NS - Armed Robbery

August 12, 2016

  • Reminder: Register to attend the Retail Council of Canada's LP Conference on Sept. 29

  • How the Internet of Things is going to transform retail - The report- Canada's Innovation Landscape: Consumer & Commerce 

  • Yorkdale job fair: Why 1,000 young people showed up for 250 positions

  • Giant Tiger ready to expand retail footprint after making its mark in small towns

  • Canadian vending machines to be fitted with mobile payment technology

  • Montreal-based Rudsak announces three new stores 

  • Maple Ridge, BC: Two arrested, at least three injured in violent robbery 

  • Hamilton, ON: $10K in merchandise stolen from local fetish, clothing shop

  • Victoria, BC: Mall theft leads VicPD to $100k worth of stolen goods

  • Halton Hills, ON: Man charged in connection with $28,000 credit card fraud

  • Grande Prairie: RCMP ask for help identifying arson suspect they arrested a week ago 

  • UPDATE: St. John's, NL: Man slapped with 40 charges after five robberies in a week

  • Windsor, ON: Police search for knife-wielding Little Caesars robber 

  • Orillia, ON: Police seek man after Walmart theft

  • Common Exchange Pawnbroker - Maple Ridge, BC 

  • Little Caesars - Windsor, ON

  • Remedy's Rx Drug - Keene, ON

  • Timmy's - Victoria, BC

  • Unnamed Business - St. John's, NL

August 10, 2016

  • Chip-based credit cards have dramatically reduced fraud in Canada, but researchers expose new security gap 

  • Two months after first strike against Visa, Walmart mum on follow-up 

  • K-Mobile To Hire 100 Syrian Refugees to Work in 250 New Stores 

  • Former Ben Moss employee cut without severance, files complaint  

  • Toronto police raid 3 marijuana dispensaries   

  • Aritzia to open second-largest Canadian location this month 

  • Grande Prairie tops list of most dangerous cities in Canada 

  • Cold Lake, AB: 7-Eleven fight leads to deadly car chase  

  • Whitehorse store owner credits police for quick response to break-in   

  • Grande Prairie, AB: Two charged in violent convenience store robbery 

  • Sidney, BC: Drunk man with mental health issues takes child from Save-on-Foods grocery store 

  • St. John's, NL: Man sought in early-morning armed robbery spree of two stores 

  • Ayer Convenience - Moncton, NB

  • Circle K - St John's, NL 

  • City Pawn - West Kelowna, BC

  • Hollywood Deli - Rutland, BC

  • Jolly Giant Convenience Store - Campbell River, BC

  • Mac's Convenience - Morinville, AB 

  • Meadia Solutions - Whitehorse, YT

  • Shell - Hague, SK 

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Nanaimo, BC

  • Subway - Barrie, ON

  • Ultramar - St. John's, NL

  • Unnamed Business - Tweed, ON

  • Unnamed Gas Station - Saskatoon, SK

  • Unnamed Gas Station - Saskatoon, SK 

August 5, 2016

  • ISMG Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit set for Sept. 13-14 in Toronto 

  • Security vendor Trustwave expands Canadian presence due to increased cybersecurity threats

  • Walmart, Costco continue to eat into sales of traditional Canadian grocers

  • Retail Fast Facts: July 2016 

  • Canadian Tire quarterly profits up 4.5 percent in second quarter  

  • Dartmouth, NS: Store owner fined for falsifying documents and undervaluing shipments

  • 19-year-old Stratford man arrested in connection to Walmart bomb threat evacuation

  • Edmonton: St. Albert police looking for Dyson thief; four vacuums stolen from Canadian Tire 

  • Lakeshore, ON: Boy, 15, woman, 29, face charges after Ontario 'crime spree'  

  • Jasper RCMP are asking the public to help identify a suspect in a case of mischief and possession of a controlled substance 

  • Kelowna, BC: RCMP looking to identify duo suspected of stealing from Mountain Equipment Co-Op

  • 9 Members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club arrested; pried open an ATM

  • Mac's Convenience - Barrie, ON

  • Petro-Canada - Regina, SK

  • Robert's Pizza & Donairs - Darmouth, NS 

  • TD Canada Trust - Vancouver, BC 

August 3, 2016

  • With Nordstrom Rack announcement, discount luxury continues to surge - Probably the most underserved retail channel in Canada - Off-Price is now booming

  • Study finds dozens of Canadian businesses have paid ransoms to regain control of data after cyber attacks

  • Ontario wage-theft victims lost $28M to poor enforcement, statistics show

  • Saks OFF 5TH Announces Next 3 Canadian Store Opening Dates - Sept. 1st

  • Nordstrom Rack discount retail stores to open in Calgary and Toronto

  • 100-year-old Winnipeg-based jewelry chain, Ben Moss Jewelers to close all 54 stores

  • Ottawa, ON: Store burgled, shot fired, police cruiser stolen - suspect freed without charges

  • Ontario: 7 arrested in connection to smash-and-grab spree; 80 break-ins throughout region

  • St. Albert, AB: Attempted ATM theft foiled by incompetence

  • Charlottetown, PE: Walmart evacuated after bomb threat

  • Parry Sound, Ontario: OPP nab three Outlaw Motorcycle Club bikers after gas station robbery

  • Brandon, MB: Store staff thwart two thiefs with $650 in meat products, other merchandise  

  • Hamilton, ON: Eastgate Square jewelry store robber sentenced to 7 years

  • Comfort Inn - Moncton, NB

  • Esso - Parry Sound, ON

  • Fondation Le Monarque - Laval, QC  

  • Mac's - Renfrew, ON

  • Mappins Jewellers - Edmonton, AB ($23,104 in merchandise)

  • Oshawa Gas Bar - Oshawa, ON

  • Peoples Jewellers - Windor, ON ($3,999 in merchandise)

  • Petro Canada - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed Business - Ottawa, ON 

July 29, 2016

  • Food fraud: How do we fight a problem we don't yet understand? Is it really 10% of Canada's food products? 

  • Loblaw verifying accuracy of its coin-counting machines after TD Bank ditches theirs over errors 

  • Walmart launches app in Canada 

  • 'A shady game': Air Miles hiding merchandise from us, claim customers 

  • Somebody is stealing female mannequins in Belleville, police say Thief made no attempt to take cash or merchandise - only mannequins  

  • Retail ORC theft at Outlet in Kanata, Ottawa 

  • Camridge, ON: Three charged with fraud and identity theft, $14K in cash seized 

  • Conception Bay South, NL: Store owner injured by knife-wielding robber 

  • Kamploops, BC: Police looking for violent shoplifter who bit RCMP officer 

  • Rabba - Mississauga, ON 

  • Seal Cove Grocery - Conception Bay South, NL 

  • Ultramar - Kentville, NS

July 27, 2016

  • ASIS Toronto seeking nominations for exemplary security professionals 

  • Sears Canada loses another top executive: President & chief merchant out in less than a year

  • Sherwin Williams open's 200th store - 20 to 25 a year - wants 300 by 2020

  • Pot businessman takes Vancouver to court to keep dispensaries open

  • Pokemon GO blamed for illegal border crossing from Canada to U.S. 

  • 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

  • Moncton, NB: Woman charged in connection with 7 armed robberies over three days

  • Brampton, ON: Store owner, 66, fights man trying to rob him; Thief involved in five other recent robberies

  • Saskatoon, SK: Suspected shoplifting turns into car chase

  • Halifax, NB: Police arrest second man for robbery that happened earlier this month

  • Montreal, QC: Man stabbed outside of Ville-Marie bar

  • Montreal, QC: Paralympic athlete has racing bikes stolen weeks before Rio

  • Ayers Convenience Store - Moncton, NB

  • Chubby's Convenience Store - Moncton, NB

  • Dominion Memorial Market - St. John's, NL

  • Esso - Moncton, NB

  • Greco Pizza - Moncton, NB*

  • Irving Oil - Moncton, NB

  • JM's Convenience - Moncton, NB

  • Mac's Convenience Store (Red River Rd.) - Thunder Bay, ON 

  • Mac's Convenience Store (North Cumberland St.) - Thunder Bay, ON

  • Manitoba Liquor Control Commission - Brandon, MB

  • Needs Convenience - Moncton, NB

  • Park's Convenience - Brampton, ON

  • Second Street East store - Cornwall, ON

  • Unnamed business - Barrie, ON

  • Unnamed business (200 block, Avenue B) - Saskatoon, SK

  • Unnamed Business (1100 Block, Central Ave.) - Saskatoon, SK

July 22, 2016

  • Pokemon GO Flash Mobs in Canada Pokémon GO, officially launched in Canada on Sunday 

  • Credit Card Fraud on the Rise in Medicine Hat, Alberta Reflection of a bigger problem nationwide 

  • Zara accused of stealing from indie artists, shoppers call for boycott 

  • Canadian Retail Sales Climb in May 

  • Back-to-school spending to increase 4.5 % in Canada 

  • Outdoor retailer MEC charts a growth course with two new Calgary stores 

  • Meat theft: Playing a high steaks game  

  • UPDATE: THREE SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY; 3 of 15 Guns Recovered in Canadian Tire Burglary 

  • Abbotsford, Vancouver among top 10 crime rates in Canada 

  • Huntsville, ON: Serial Huntsville shoplifter uses baby stroller to steal Blu-ray player 

  • Needs Convenience - Charlottetown, PE, CN 

  • Ultramar Corner Store - Kentville, NS, CN 

July 20, 2016

  • Growth of online sales & turnover forcing retailers to review employee commissions & bonuses

  • Target Lawsuits continue over failed Canadian Expansion

  • LCBO worker who posted security image of feminist online 'no longer an employee'

  • 306 Quebec pharmacies/franchisees suing franchisor Jean Coutu to recover $252M in royalties

  • Canadian retailers buying Pokemon Go 'lures' to draw virtual creatures, and trainers

  • Ontario-based bag & luggage retailer Taschen! Shutters its 4 Canadian stores

  • Wal-Mart Escalates Fight With Visa, Blocks Cards at Three Canadian Stores 

  • Retail Council: No reason why Visa's fees should be so high

  • Ikea to accept PayPal in Canada for online purchases

  • How stolen freezies and strawberries are turning into a $5B black market

  • Canada's crime index rises for 1st time in 12 years, lifted by spike in Alberta

  • Staff 'deserved what they got': Man told police after ramming truck through Petro Canada station

  • Quebec Order of Pharmacists issues cautionary statement over theft

  • Peel, ON (UPDATE): Third arrest made in connection to violent jewellery store robberies, home invasions 

  • Calgary sword store loses $20,000 in merchandise after weekend burglary

  • Two Medicine Hat men charged with credit card fraud

  • Ottawa: Police respond to apparent Poké-crimes in the capital

  • Youth charged with robbing 3 Cold Lake liquor stores in 20 minutes

  • Armed Robbery - Champlain Pharmacy IDA - Morinville, AB, CN

  • Armed Robbery - Greco Pizza - New Brunswick, CN 

  • Armed Robbery - Kwik-Way – Wilmot, NS

  • Armed Robbery - Petro-Canada - Kamloops, BC, CN

  • Armed Robbery - Tremont Pharmacy - St. Catharines, ON

July 15, 2016

  • Ontario woman wants to know fate of LCBO employee who took her image off security footage to post online   

  • City of Vancouver to file injunctions against 10 more pot shops 

  • Police forces across Canada warn of Pokemon Go risks  

  • Alberta RCMP commend Stettler Walmart AP Efforts for "excellent video surveillance"   

  • Ikea Canada Engages Customers With RFID at Pop-up Store   

  • Rona Inc sees sales double after experimenting with 15-page digital-only flyer 

  • Giant Tiger Continues With Gigantic Expansion Plans   

  • Let the doughnut wars begin: Krispy Kreme cooks up Canadian comeback   

  • Canadian Tire Ousts CEO Medline, Brings Back Wetmore   

  • Peel, ON: 2 suspects caught, 1 still outstanding in home invasions targeting GTA jewelry store owners 

  • 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 

  • Barrie, BC: Police seek suspects in Zehrs theft  

  • High River, AB: RCMP seeking Sobey's meat shoplifter 

  • Lac La Biche, AB: Armed Robbery suspects escape after shooting at police vehicle  

  • Staffers bear-sprayed as 3 Cold Lake liquor stores robbed in 20 minutes  

  • Windsor, ON: Real Canadian Superstore shoplifter sought; fled empty handed  

  • Ajax, ON: Male arrested after distraction theft; woman's purse stolen after her car tires were slashed 

  • Barrie, BC: Police seeking assistance in catching a Jug City C-store thief  

  • Stettler, AB: RCMP report increase in Shoplifting cases  

  • Port Alberni, BC: 7-Eleven robbed for a second time in 2 weeks  

  • Whitby, ON, - Parkwood Pharmacy - Armed Robbery 

  • Morinville, AB - Champlain Pharmacy IDA -Armed Robbery  

  • 7- Eleven - Maple Ridge, BC - Armed Robbery  

July 8, 2016

  • 'Two sides couldn't be further apart' on Canada Post labour dispute; online shopping already disrupted

  • Retail Council of Canada Urges Government To Resolve Any Canada Post Service Disruption

  • Walmart still on track to refuse Visa unless compromise reached; retailer may lose customers

  • Sobeys $2B loss a sign of hotly competitive market, says analyst

  • Convergint Technologies Expands Canadian Presence By Acquiring TACanada

  • Sobeys announces sudden departure of CEO Marc Poulin

  • June jobless rate 'unchanged' after Canada lost 700 jobs during the month

  • Alberta's minimum wage to increase to $12.20 starting Oct. 1

  • $38,000 scotch bottle for sale at rural Quebec duty-free shop

  • Oshawa, ON: Man arrested before he could rob store

  • Spray and set: Winnipeg robbery victims threatened with hairspray

  • Man impersonates Canada Post employees to steal $40,000 of electronics

  • Edmonton: Police investigating theft of more than $1-million in cosmetic laser equipment 

  • Quebec, CN: Police Offer reward for suspect truck/trailer thief in Operation Gondole

  • Grande-Anse, NB: Stolen truck used to steal trailer full of lobster

  • Toronto: Three more suspects sought in Toronto taxi driver debit card fraud scheme

  • Oshawa, ON: Suspect sought in Shoppers Drug Mart Robbery

  • Toronto Island: 3 Teens Arrested for Robbery of the Beach House Restaurant

  • Clarenville, NF: Storeowner dismayed by this weeks rash of break-ins

  • Toronto: Charges laid in GTA $5,000 Credit Data theft investigation

  • Calgary: Man faces 27 charges after hours-long driving spree at speeds up to 180 km/h (110 mph)

July 1, 2016

  • Delivery disruptions loom for e-retailers using Canada Post       

  • Could Canada Become Oversaturated With Off-Price Retailers?             

  • Brexit closes gateway to Europe for Canadian companies  

  • Study Ranks Canada's 'Coolest' Retail Areas    

  • Former Co-op Atlantic workers lose first step in pension cut battle  

  • Goodwill to reopen stores in Toronto-area after abrupt closures, 450 laid off   

  • Saks Fifth Avenue Plans Continued Canada-Wide Store Expansion 

  • Ikea Canada recalling millions of dressers after 6 kids killed  

  • Walmart picks new CEO for its Candian stores 

  • Pot profits predicted to soar with legalization on the horizon       

  • Calgary, AB: Man shot in failed Temple liquor store robbery attempt   

  • Canada Day fireworks worth $13,000 stolen from plaza in northwest London               

  • Montreal, QC: RCMP busts counterfeit money ring worth over $20,000      

  • Montreal jewel thief, whose face was burned by acid in all-out brawl with jeweler, gets 12 years in prison  

  • York: Two suspects sought in theft of clothing from Below the Belt in Vaughan Mills Mall  

  • Peel: Robbery Suspect Takes Entire Cash Register for Tim Hortons   

  • Toronto: Morphine and Statex stolen, police warn could be deadly if ingested 

  • Surrey, BC: Two young children left in hot car in King’s Cross Shopping Center; RCMP investigating   

  • Whitehorse RCMP arrest 18-year-old sought in Main St. break and enter 

  • Barrie, ON: Teen facing six charges after shoplifting spree 

  • Brantford, ON: Police charge two Brantford men with attempted pharmacy robbery 

  • 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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  '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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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
1.  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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