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December 19, 2018

  • 'Is it worth the risk?' 
    -OPP encouraging store owners to ditch ATMs amid rash of thefts

  • Miniso Canada Claims to have Reached Preliminary Bankruptcy Agreement 
    -Parent Co. Pulls Out Because of Huawei Arrest

  • Canada Goose delays Beijing store opening at last minute as Huawei protest mounts

  • Third Canadian detained in China amid Huawei uproar: Ottawa

  • Canada-China relations at 'low point' and could fall further

  • Retailers feel impact of generous return policies 
    -Canadian stores lose up to $1.7 billion per year

  • Fraud reports in Edmonton Up 89% in 5 years; ID Theft Up 284%

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Publisher's Note: 
    -'Canadian Connections' will not be publishing on Dec. 26 & Jan. 2
    -It will resume publication on Wednesday, Jan. 9

  • Amazon Canada Hiring 1,200 People In Toronto, Edmonton

  • Cannabis shortages likely to continue into 2019

  • Nick's Sports Shop in Toronto to Start Selling Guns as Mayor Seeks Bans

  • DavidsTea Inc. reports $9.1M loss in third quarter, sales up 1.5 per cent

  • Canada Post office restores normal delivery times as mediated talks fail

  • Calgary, AB: Teens face 78 charges in string of swarming-style robberies; 13 incidents in two weeks

  • Portage la Prairie, MB: LP officer struck by car after trying to stop thieves

  • Duncan, BC: Men caught trying to steal $2,300 in merchandise from Canadian Tire

  • Oakville, ON: Police seek female in $160 superstore theft

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Clothing Store - Vernon, BC - Burglary/Break-In

  • Undisclosed Business - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Cobourg, ON - Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Wood Buffalo, AB - Armed Robbery (Franklin Ave.)

  • Undisclosed Business - Wood Buffalo, AB - Armed Robbery

 

December 12, 2018

  • Canada Goose is getting hammered by China's anger over the Huawei arrest
    -Stock is down 20% while Hong Kong rival jumps 13% higher

  • Canadian military retailer warns customers after 'malicious attack' compromised hundreds of credit cards

  • Holiday Spending in Canada: High in Ontario, Low in Quebec

  • Toronto mayor wants more municipal control over where retail cannabis shops can be located

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • 25% Of Canadians Refuse to use Self-Checkout

  • Accused grocers, bread makers request a delay on class-action in price-fixing case 

  • Amazon Prime Orders Doubled in Canada in 2018

  • With cannabis still scarce in Alberta, pot shop owners are holding on

  • Shoppers Drug Mart granted licence to sell medical marijuana online

  • Yorkdale Centre Joins Other Canadian Malls In Adding Gender-Inclusive Bathrooms

  • Dollarama Canada Is Launching An Online Store Tomorrow

  • Hamilton, ON: 1 dead, 1 injured after shopping plaza stabbing

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Mac's store murderer given life sentence, no chance of parole for 25 years

  • Barrie, ON: Woman charged after being arrested by store LP for trying to steal cart full of groceries

  • Conception Bay South, NL: Man arrested in connection to drug store robbery spree

  • C-Store - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Cap-Pelé, NB - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Crowsnest Pass, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Watch Store - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery

 

December 5, 2018

  • Lawyer Responds to Toronto Not Charging First-Time Shoplifters
    -"Shoplifter demand letters are often exorbitant"

  • Cargo Thieves in Canada Cash in on Christmas
    -Reports Raise Alarm Over Multibillion-Dollar Cargo Theft Threats

  • Canadian Sears Pensioners Going After Lambert & His ESL Fund For Unwarranted 2013 $509M Dividend Payment

  • Only 11 Percent of Canadians Use Self-Checkout
    -Why Canadians Don't Like the Automated Machines

  • Pot Is So Hot in Canada That Firms Are Importing Workers
    -Job Openings Have Tripled Over Past Year; High Turnover Rate

  • 'Picked a fight with labour': Unions block mail trucks at B.C. Canada Post depot to protest back-to-work bill

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Loblaws cranks up self-checkout with app that scans items while you shop

  • Amazon files trademark application for Amazon Pay in Canada

  • What retail workers are dying to say to you, but can't

  • Sleep Country Canada to buy Endy in $88.7M deal

  • Montreal, QC: Robbery suspect killed after fleeing with cash, police say
    -Death being treated as a homicide

  • Longview, AB: Maple syrup bandits busted with $20K in stolen syrup after dramatic police chase

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Teen sentenced to 3 years for role in fatal Mac's shootings

  • Hamilton, ON: Thieves steal van from local art shop, return it full of stolen merchandise, drug paraphernalia

  • Montreal, QC: Molotov Cocktail Thrown Into Kosher Pizza Shop

  • Windsor, ON: Police seek female c-store robber with golden gun

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Charlottetown, PEI - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Drumbo, ON - Armed Robbery

  • CashCho Financial - Quesnel, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Blairmore, AB - Armed Robbery

  • McDonald's - Sooke, BC - Robbery

 

November 28, 2018

  • Security agencies warn industry of foreign espionage threat to networks; Canadian companies put on notice

  • Police across Canada warn online deals could be "hot" as organized crime creeps into retail theft

  • Police agencies across Alberta united in effort to thwart organized retail crime

  • First-time shoplifters won't be charged by Toronto police in pilot project
    -Could Lead to an Increase in Shoplifters

  • Here's a Possible Trend
    -"Social Responsibility Fee" on Retail Cannabis Sales Beginning in January
    -Province to Charge Pot Shops for Safety, Addictions Programs

  • Privacy concerns over credit card use for legal online pot purchases

  • Ontario retailers face time crunch to address cannabis security, insurance needs

  • ASIS Toronto Women in Security: Lift as you climb

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Month-long backlog of undelivered mail piles up with no settlement to Canada Post strikes in sight

  • Cornwall, ON: Baxtrom's Your Independent Grocer Workers Go On Strike

  • Shoppers like self-checkout lanes at the grocery store, survey suggests

  • Canadian retailers end third quarter with unexpected sales gain

  • Tracking Canadian e-Commerce: B.C. households spend the most online

  • 'A giant step forward': new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond to enter circulation

  • The 10 Best Shopping Malls Toronto And The GTA Have To Offer

  • South Keys, ON: Man shot and killed in brazen shopping complex shooting

  • Cambridge, ON: Man faces 2nd-degree murder charge in strip mall shooting

  • Toronto, ON: $30,000 cell phone theft ring busted; hit Best Buy Stores 

  • Manitoba: Dozens of firearms stolen in Winkler, Brandon store thefts; 46 total

  • Barrie, ON: Thieves steal $25K in camera equipment from store

  • Lethbridge, AB: 7 teens charged after organized theft of $5K+ from Park Place Mall

  • Coquitlam, BC: Two suspects arrested after $1,400 butter caper

  • Mississauga, ON: Jewellery store employees chase away four robbers with swords

  • St. John's, NL: RNC arrest two men for stealing a vehicle, shoplifting

  • North Kildonan, MB: Security guard injured in liquor store robbery

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Gloucester, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Guelph, ON - Robbery 

  • Electronics Store - Leduc, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Halton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - North Kildonan, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Halifax, NS - Burglary

  • Sporting Goods Store - London, ON - Robbery

 

November 15, 2018

  • Look out store thieves: Halton police unveils Retail C.O.P.
    -New tool helps loss prevention officers identify theft suspects

  • How one simple idea has cut robberies at Peel Circle K stores by 18%

  • Circle K launches 'Operation Freeze' in Airdrie
    -Rewards youth who positively influence community

  • Montreal man alleges racial profiling at Hudson's Bay

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Retail Council Of Canada Holiday Shopping Survey
    -Black Friday Is Bigger Than Boxing Day

  • Ontario releases regulations for cannabis retail stores set to open April 1

  • Over 4,000 Canadians have lost more than $15 million in fraud schemes

  • Expect no quick end to Canada-wide cannabis shortages, producers warn

  • Quebec Liquor Store Employees Vote for Three Day Strike 

  • Toys R Us Canada preps for holidays under new owner 

  • Walmart, nonprofits work to cut food waste in Canada 

  • Calgary, AB: Cashier stabbed in attempted robbery at convenience store

  • Calgary, AB: Seven teens arrested following violent robbery spree targeting stores across province; staff & shoppers assaulted

  • Kinuso, AB: Thieves arrested after stealing 40 firearms from hardware store

  • RNC Seek Culprits Believed Responsible For Series Of Retail Break-Ins

  • What Police Are Doing to Stop Truck Thefts in Brampton

  • St. John's, NL: Police Nab Two Shoplifters

  • RCMP respond after businesses damaged in Alberta

  • C-Store - Red Deer, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Labrador City, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Costco - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery 

  • Foot Locker - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • General Store - Alder Flats, AB - Robbery

  • Hardware Store - Kinuso, AB - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Lower Sackville, NS - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Trail, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Naomi - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Telus - Fort Saskatchewan, AB - Armed Robbery 

  • Undisclosed Business - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Walmart - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Walmart - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

 

November 7, 2018

  • Canadian Shoppers Beware: Your Mall is Watching You

  • Canadians returning to the black market as cannabis supply shortages plague new marketplace

  • Does Canada's Cannabis Industry Have Mafia Ties?

  • Half of cannabis stores closed in New Brunswick

  • Director, Loss Prevention for Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation Based in Halix, NS

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Toronto falls short in quest for 2nd Amazon headquarters: report

  • List of 31 stores and other locations in Canada to be closed by Lowe's

  • More than 900 Saskatoon Co-op workers hit the picket lines around the city

  • Jean Machine to Close All Stores After 42 Years in Business

  • Canada Post trucks backed up as strikes move throughout Quebec, Ottawa

  • New campaign aims to protect Indigenous crafts from mass-produced knock-offs in Canada's gift shops

  • Miramichi, NB: Gunman opens fire at Walmart, dies of injuries after car chase

  • RCMP victimized by $100,000 credit card cloning scam

  • Winnpeg, MB: Clerk beaten unconscious in robbery after recording suspects' license plate number

  • Peel, ON: Man arrested for theft of tractor-trailer containing $60K in avocados

  • C-Store - Vancouver, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Vancouver, BC - Robbery

  • Gas Station - Orillia, ON - Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Midland, ON - Burglary

  • Undisclosed Store - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery/Assault

 

October 31, 2018

  • Dawson Creek, BC: Smash-and-grabs up 200% at businesses, police say
    -Stores increasing security, requesting more police patrols

  • Four out of five security officer programs face significant budgetary pressure

  • Silvia Fraser, head of security, City of Mississauga, named Security Director of the Year

  • Vancouver, Canada's Marijuana Capital, Struggles to Tame the Black Market 

  • With pot legalized, job openings surge in Canada's cannabis industry - including retail positions

  • Check out Canada's first week cannabis sales numbers province-by-province

  • Canada May Not Have Enough Legal Weed for a Year

  • Canadian Retail Sales Stumble at Modest Pace 

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Canada Post Strike May Hurt Canadian Workers as Businesses Shift Services

  • Saskatoon Co-op workers may hit picket lines Thursday

  • Click-and-collect debuts at 22 Walmart stores in Canada 

  • Longo's tests self-checkout in Toronto

  • All-day breakfast boosts Tim Hortons' growth

  • Winnipeg, MB: Dramatic video shows police firing guns, tackling man to end standoff at beer vendor

  • RELATED: Beer store standoff suspect was involved in meth-fuelled crime spree

  • Toronto, ON: Two teenage males arrested in fatal strip mall shooting of security guard

  • Toronto man used 28 aliases in $500,000 cargo-redirection & identity theft scheme

  • Toronto, ON: Eaton Center shooter will argue he is "not criminally responsible" for deadly 2012 shooting

  • Leduc, AB: Police investigate massive $50,000 sporting goods theft

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Evidence in Mac's store killings can't support murder conviction, defence argues

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man arrested for assaulting loss prevention officer

  • C-Store - Prince Rupert, BC - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Burglary (ATM) 

  • Jewelry Store - Hagersville, ON - Robbery

  • Variety Store - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery (Yonge Street and York Mills Road)

  • Variety Store - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery (Victoria Park and Van Horne Avenues)

 

October 24, 2018

  • Legal Cannabis in Canada Dominates the Media
    -Here's the Daily's Summary of the Latest Coverage

  • Stoned at Work: 
    -Six things employers should know in post-legalization Canada 

  • Legal Cannabis vs. Black Market in Canada: Can it Compete?

  • Canada Nearly Runs Out of Weed After Legalization

  • How Much Must Canadian Employers Accommodate Use of Medical Marijuana?

  • Study: Marijuana Legalization in Canada Could Improve Border Security

  • Legal Marijuana In Canada: Here's What To Know When Crossing The Border

  • Day One Sales Across Canada Could Top C$27.9 Million

  • North American Cannabis Retail Sales set to Grow as Cannabis Consumption Rises

  • Quebecers placed more than 24K orders on Day 1 of legal cannabis

  • Ontario Cannabis Store says it had 100,000 online sales in first 24 hours

  • Shopify sees 100 pot orders per minute on Canadian websites for legalization day

  • Retailer plans to challenge Quebec cannabis law in court

  • Pot deliveries could slow down everyone's mail

  • Canada's LP Problems Sounds Like the U.S.
    -Civil Recovery & The Judicial Systems Response to Increasing Shoplifting Making the News in Canada
    -Lawyers Complaining About Demand Letters - Shoplifting is Increasing & Packed Courts Not Hearing Cases

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Canadian Security service expanding reach from Alberta to Dominican Republic

  • A 'weak link' no more? 
    -New trade deal prods Canada to stop Chinese counterfeits headed for U.S. 

  • Deciem founder ordered to stay away from Estee Lauder offices

  • Businesses spent $14B on cybersecurity in '17, more than 20% hit by cyberattack

  • U.S. holiday workers to get 32% pay hike this year - what about Canada?

  • Hudson's Bay Removes 'Make Canada Great Again' Hat From Site Amid Backlash

  • Sky's the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies

  • Mastermind Toys Announces Strategy Shift Amid Massive Store Expansion

  • Sporting Life and Golf Town to merge, but continue operating separate stores

  • Durham, ON: Workers tied up during armed attack on legal cannabis grow-op

  • St. Albert, AB: Thief in stolen employee vest hits Lowe's, Best Buy for nearly $20K

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: 16-year-old pleads guilty to manslaughter, not first-degree murder in killing of Mac's clerk

  • Calgary, AB: Thieves cut through walls of businesses to rob Calgary jewelry store

  • Pembina Valley, MB: Man and two women caught after stealing from local retailers

  • C-Store - Pictou County, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Cannabis Grow-Op - Durham, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Calgary, AB - Burglary

  • Pharmacy - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Variety Store - Hamilton, ON - Robbery

 

October 17, 2018

  • It's Legalization Day in Canada
    -Your complete guide to retail sales of weed in Canada

  • Here's What Happens to the $8B Black Market Now That Weed Is Legal

  • Massive midnight queues at pot shops in Canada as drug is decriminalized
    -111 stores to open right away; Pardons to be issued for prior pot convictions

  • Cannabis forbidden for federal prison guards 24 hours before work

  • Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

  • B.C. suggests private marijuana stores shutter until licensed

  • 6 stores will open on 1st day of legal weed in Manitoba

  • Cannabis NB expects sales of $45M in first year

  • Inside the C.E.O.'s Social Media Meltdown at Deciem
    -Canadian-Based Brand, The Ordinary, Is Deciem's Most Popular Brand 

  • Ontario judge grants injunction to have Truaxe removed as co-CEO of Deciem

  • Deciem stores reopen after founder and CEO ousted on interim basis

  • Canada Post union issues strike notice; workers could begin rotating strikes Monday

  • Walmart Canada spending $175 million to upgrade stores across the country

  • Canadian bookstore chain Indigo plans to compete against Amazon in the U.S.

  • eBay Sellers in Canada Rely on US but Face Shipping Barriers

  • L Brands pursuing "all" options for La Senza

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: 19-year-old arrested in shopping plaza murder

  • Delta, BC: Shipment of Rocky Mountain bikes worth $600K to $800K stolen

  • Hamilton, ON: Man hides inside Walmart to steal $18K in electronics after close, police say

  • Edmonton, AB: 2 people charged after $120K robbery at west Edmonton coin shop

  • Napanee, ON: OPP searching for shoplifter who took $1,600 worth of toothbrushes

  • Milton, ON: Female suspect sought following failed $500 theft

  • Brampton, ON: Thieves caught stealing turkey from grocery store during Thanksgiving

  • Halifax, NS, Canada: Man admits to setting fire at The Atlantic Superstore; $5,000 in damages

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbey/Assault

  • Coin Shop - Edmonton, AB - Robbery

  • Lawton Drugs - Conception Bay South, NL - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Toronto, ON - Robbery

 

October 10, 2018

  • Circle K StreetART Brings Toronto Community Together After Shooting 
    -Youth, Law Enforcement Paint Tribute Mural

  • CEO Shuts Down All Stores
    -'Almost Everyone' at Retailer Involved in Criminal Activity

  • More than a dozen federal departments flunked a credit card security test

  • National RCMP Campaign Targets Cyber Security

  • Canadian companies are overconfident when it comes to cyberattacks

  • Malware Outbreak Causes Disruptions, Closures at Canadian Restaurant Chain

  • Walmart Canada Eyes Cannabis Industry 
    -Still No Immediate Plans for Cannabis Products

  • Ontario could see up to 1,000 private pot shops after cannabis legalization

  • 17 Alberta shops will sell cannabis on 1st day of legalization

  • Why Canada Goose's CEO has a love-hate relationship with counterfeiting
    -Counterfeiters 'Helped Raise Awareness' for the brand

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Protest in Halifax urges boosting minimum wage to $15 an hour

  • Surprise backlash from Canada-U.S. trade deal

  • Mission, BC: Gang associate who posed 'significant risk' to public shot dead in targeted hit outside 'busy' mall

  • 'Boost and Bust': Delta police go undercover in Tsawwassen malls 
    -Officers worked with mall security teams to arrest shoplifters

  • Teen boy charged for stealing $19K of booze from Winnipeg liquor stores

  • Scarborough, ON: Car crashes into Shoppers Drug Mart; Cause unclear

  • Kingston, ON: Man who stole jewelry, electronics, cigarettes and more gets an earful from victim

  • Barrie, ON: Brazen thief steals 86-year-old woman's walker outside store

  • C-Store - Brantford, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mary Brown's Restaurant - Holyrood, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Niagara, ON - Armed Robbery

 

October 3, 2018

  • Walmart District LP Manager Fined Tens of Thousands of Dollars
    -Admitted to Selling Contaminated Food After Fort McMurray Wildfire

  • Ontario government announces cannabis retail rules

  • Canada: The Path to Cannabis Legalization
    -The Private Retail Sales Model 

  • Ontario could see up to 1,000 private pot shops after cannabis legalization

  • Many Sask. pot stores won't be ready to open on legalization day

  • Shopping online? Canadians can thank new trade deal for $150 duty-free limit

  • Canadians shouldn't bet on lower dairy prices under new trade deal

  • Canadian Tire Responds to New United States Mexico Canada Agreement

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Amazon plans third Metro Vancouver fulfillment centre; 700 full-time jobs

  • Lululemon turns to tech to stay ahead of the field 

  • Winnipeg, MB: 3 people charged in Winnipeg Liquor Mart thefts worth $29K

  • (Update) Ottawa: Two 16-year-old boys accused of shooting 15-year-old near South Keys Shopping Centre

  • Hillsburgh, ON: ATM stolen after pickup smashes through store

  • Dartmouth, MB: Man charged with arson after fire set to clothing at Winners

  • C-Store - Peterborough, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - La Loche, SK - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Calgary, AB - Robbery

 

September 26, 2018

  • Circle K Central Canada LP Division Receives ISCPP Business of the Year Award

  • 'There's no deterrent' 
    -Former loss prevention officer speaks about shoplifting policies 
    -Blames hands-off approach for encouraging thieves

  • Stealing to sell, not to eat: Pilfered meats, cheeses being resold
    -'Organized crime' rising, some store owners seeing five theft attempts per day

  • Ontario Pharmacists Are Staging Fake Robberies So They Can Sell "Stolen" Fentanyl On The Streets

  • Liquor Marts not alone in dealing with retail theft

  • Why Canada's pot legalization won't stop black-market sales

  • Ontario Set to Unveil Retail Cannabis Rules This Week

  • Shoppers Drug Mart gets medical pot license from Health Canada

  • Legal pot sales could reach $1 billion in fourth quarter: StatCan

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Tornado, Blackout Aftermath in Canada: Suppliers restocking area stores as residents throw out spoiled foodstuffs; Sobeys making $50,000 donation to Ottawa Food Bank

  • Instacart to transform Toronto office into tech hub, hire 200 people

  • RCMP investigates after servers of bankrupt retailer NCIX allegedly offered for sale with data intact

  • Canada Post strike averted for now as carriers say they'll keep talking

  • Le Chateau Reports Improved Second Quarter Results

  • Empire to acquire Canadian grocer Farm Boy for $618M

  • Scarborough, ON: 19-year-old man killed in shooting behind strip mall

  • Edmonton store owner shuttering shop after brazen robbery

  • One hospitalized, two in custody after shooting at South Keys Shopping Centre

  • Thieves target customers during liquor mart robberies in Winnipeg

  • Kingston, ON: Chronic shoplifter sentenced to six months in jail

  • C-Store - Waterloo, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Coin Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

 

September 19, 2018

  • Smoking Out Thieves - Literally!
    -Edmonton Jewelry Store Owner Uses Smoke To Turn Robbers Away

  • Fed up with 'brazen' liquor mart thefts, employees' union wants security, safety improved

  • Temporary construction fencing creating opportunity for thieves; Four break-ins since August

  • REGISTER NOW - EVENT TOMORROW: RCC Retail Secure 2018 - September 20

  • Out of the Weeds: How to Prepare for Cannabis in the Workplace
    -RCC Hosting First-Ever Cannabis in Retail Forum - September 21

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Markham, ON: Police say thousands of seized items from Pacific Mall found to be counterfeit

  • Canada Post workers vote in favor of strike action if deal can't be reached
    -Mail & package delivery could shut down starting Sept. 26

  • Canada Goose to spend $15.8 million on new Winnipeg factory, create 700 jobs

  • Cannabis stores in Manitoba face rules for displays, security and more

  • Cannabis 'Gold Rush' will boost retail in Canada, RioCan says

  • Here's where Canadians can buy cannabis on Oct. 17

  • Coke eyeing cannabis-infused drink market, in talks with Canada's Aurora Cannabis

  • Gap appeals to court for right to renegotiate leases in malls vacated by Sears

  • Winnipeg, MB: Two men charged with 132 liquor store thefts;
    -Selling the booze to friends and family online

  • Winnipeg, MB: 3 boys age 14, 15 & 17 charged after pointing guns at employees, robbing liquor store

  • 'Heartbreaking':150 wigs worth $2,500 each stolen from Vancouver shop; Some Made for Cancer Patients 

  • Cookstown, ON: Cameras catch 7 brazen thieves in $1,000 'distraction theft'

  • Edmonton man facing 119 charges connected to liquor store robberies

  • Winnipeg Woman Charged After 19 Liquor Mart Robberies

  • Charges pending in store robbery, LRT station stabbing, driver assault

  • C-Store - Neguac, NB - Robbery

  • C-Store - St. Catharines, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Red Deer, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Brighton, ON - Armed Robbery

 

September 12, 2018

  • Toronto, ON: Mall shooting recovery should include security review and more cameras, experts say

  • Security cameras at Yorkdale Mall aide in arrest of shooting suspect

  • Calgary woman says she felt racially profiled at a Calgary Co-op

  • Emails impersonating company founder cost Oak and Fort $49,000, suit claims
    -The retailer is suing Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and TD Bank

  •  Watch: 'Ridiculous' shoving match over cheap corn in Toronto-area store

  • Leaders in Retail Breakfast Series, Friday, September 14
    -Jeff Kinnaird, President, Home Depot Canada will speak

  • Canada Store Openings

  • All Western Canada Mac's Convenience Stores to become Circle K

  • Calgary's cannabis bylaws 'tougher' to navigate, NewLeaf executive says

  • Canadian Retailers Lagging Behind U.S. and U.K Counterparts in Innovation: Study

  • Walmart closes B.C. shop as Fraser Health digs into Legionnaires' disease source

  • Walmart Canada orders 30 more Tesla semi-trucks as it aims to shed diesel

  • Toronto, ON: Manager killed while trying to stop Toronto flea market robbery; 16-year-old arrested in the fatal shooting

  • Must-See Video! Man uses bong to fight off gang of cannabis shop robbers in Ontario

  • Toronto, ON: Man injured, woman arrested in Gerrard Square mall stabbing

  • Calgary, AB: Six arrested in connection with string of 7-Eleven store robberies

  • Vancouver: $350K in wigs for cancer patients stolen at children's hospital

  • Concord, ON: Three suspects sought in last month's Vaughan Mills mall shooting

  • Prince George, BC: Trio sentenced to combined 17 years in jail for 7-Eleven robbery

  • Calgary, AB: Police charge man in Marlborough mall jewelry store theft

  • Fake $100 bill used to purchase goods from Canadian Tire store

  • Braapshack Powersports - Ennismore, ON - Burglary

  • C-Store - Niagara Falls, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Lindsay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cannabis Shop - Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Eddie Bauer - Hamilton, ON - Robbery

  • Flea Market - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery/Man shot & killed

  • Grocery Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven (4 stores) - Calgary, AB - Robbery

 

September 5, 2018

  • Liquor thefts 'draining' police resources - 1,182 incidents reported in '18
    -Police calling on stores to implement better prevention measures

  • Alleged racial profiling results in calls to boycott Hudson's Bay in Lethbridge

  • Ontario still has not pursued punishment against Costco after its pharmacy directors admitted to illegal payment scheme

  • Lottery scam forced change in retail security procedures
    -Father, son, daughter sent to prison for $12.5M lotto scandal

  • Tim Hortons seizes ownership of 4 locations from franchisee who leaked sensitive corporate information

  • Canada Store Openings

  • DSW to Shutter Iconic Town Shoes Chain of Stores; 38 locations across Canada

  • No touching! Plus 5 other rules to expect inside Sask.'s legal pot shops

  • Tim Hortons franchisees say coffee pots are shattering, wounding employees

  • Almost 80% of Canadians buy or use digital products online; Spent CAB 8 billion from July '17 to June '18

  • Duty-free shopping limits on the line in NAFTA talks, but could be a win for consumers

  • (Update) Toronto police arrest man in Yorkdale mall shooting

  • Police search for group of males after 15 connected robberies in Halton, Peel and Toronto

  • $50K in smoke shop vandalism caught on video: 'It was very scary'

  • Winnipeg, MB: Teen turns himself in after dozens of thefts and attacking off-duty RCMP officer with bottles

  • Suspect in fatal 2017 crash gets time served for jewelry heist and other crimes

  • St. Albert, AB: Three men steal dozens of necklaces from local store

  • Vancouver, BC: Video captures suspect in card skimming scam

  • Cell Phone Store - Milton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Goldworks Sales and Service - Airdrie, AB - Armed Robbery 

  • Paris Jewellers - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Petro Canada - St. Catharines, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Smoke Shop - Edmonton, AB - Burglary/Vandalism

  • Ultramar - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

 

August 29, 2018

  • Canadian Security's Director of the Year winners share lessons learned
    -Canadian Tire's Tom Rousseau on the evolving nature of LP

  • Businesses in Surrey believe area is still not safe, according to survey; 
    -89% of businesses have been victimized, but only 33% report it

  • Canadian Security to recognize CS@40 award winners 

  • Salesforce Partners with Deloitte on Report Re: How Leading Brands Utilize Data

  • 'The old plan wasn't much of a plan'
    -How Ontario's new pot plan targets the black market

  • RCC Plans Half Day Special Loss Prevention Conference 

  • If you buy pot online in Alberta, the gov't wants to check your photo ID - twice

  • Nova Scotia orders millions of grams of cannabis ahead of October legalization

  • Calgary's Adult Source stores branching out into weed industry

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Home Depot Canada attacked on social media for using hijabs in advertising; Some threaten to boycott store

  • 'We Are Open': Social media, millennials driving success of Toys 'R' Us Canada

  • Nearly half of Canadian grocery store seafood is mislabeled

  • Nordstrom builds on Canadian focus with first national ad campaign

  • Canadian Retail Sales Growth Slows for Third Consecutive Quarter

  • Amazon launches new monthly Prime membership option in Canada

  • Uber Eats Launches in 30 New Canadian Cities

  • Peterborough, ON: Woman fatally shot by husband in Home Depot parking lot

  • Edmonton, AB: Pharmacy employee charged with stealing $2M worth of Percocet tablets

  • Salmon Arm, BC: Man arrested after driving car into 7-Eleven, lighting it on fire

  • Stratford, ON: Canadian Tire saves customer from $5,000 fraud attempt

  • Blackfalds, AB: Police seek man in $1,000 lottery ticket theft

  • Hawkesbury, ON: Trio of shoplifters sought after hitting store

  • Liquor Store - Leduc, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Peterborough, ON - Robbery/Smash & Grab

  • Walmart - Quesnel, BC - Robbery

 

August 22, 2018

  • Canadian Security's Director of the Year winners share lessons learned
    -Circle K's Sean Sportun gives tips for success

  • Cannabis Jobs Are Growing & So Will LP & Solution Provider Opportunities
    -"Budtenders" Jobs Are Exploding Across Canada - Ontario is Cannabis HQ

  • RCMP launches online training course for police on cannabis legislation

  • Illegal pot shops offered a reprieve - with a catch
    -Must close down before applying again under new rules

  • Pot on Demand? 
    -Uber-style cannabis delivery service hopes to launch in Edmonton, Calgary

  • Online sale of pot after legalization raises privacy concerns, experts say

  • Asian Retailers Setting Sights on Canada 
    -Half of Immigrants Will Be from Asia by 2036

  • Amazon era is making Vancouver, B.C., world's hottest warehouse market

  • REGISTER TODAY: RCC Retail Secure 2018 - September 20

  • Canada Store Openings

  • Canada retail sales fell 0.2 per cent to $50.7 billion in June

  • Cryptocurrency Is the Next Evolution of Payments for Canadian Retailers

  • Quebec liquor board employees to hold second one-day strike; Weekend work hours and conditions for part-time employee a sticking point

  • Walmart gains market share in Canada as e-commerce strategy gains momentum

  • Lone survivor of Cape Breton McDonald's murders dies
    -Botched 1992 robbery left her permanently disabled

  • Windsor, ON: Police arrest suspect in knifepoint Mac's robbery spree 
    -Three robberies in 2 hours, six total holdups

  • Toronto, ON: Man injured in triple stabbing near Sherway Gardens mall dies

  • Edmonton, AB: Man switches pricetags, buys $7.5K violin for $500

  • Kinuso, AB: Thieves ram store with truck to steal safes, leave empty-handed

  • Bowmanville, ON: 16-year-old boy charged with arson after Molotov cocktail thrown at convenience store

  • Ottawa: Police seized 20 more fake $100s in counterfeit bust 

  • Jewelry Store - Thornhill, ON - Robbery

  • Mac's - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Lauzon Rd.)

  • Mac's - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Campbell Ave.)

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Restaurant - Windsor, ON - Attempted Robbery

 

August 15, 2018

  • Walmart Canada's Don Berezowski to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at RCC's Retail Secure 2018

  • Canada Emerges as Money-Laundering Hub
    -Up to $11.5 billion Laundered Each Year

  • At Centre Mall in Saskatoon? You're on camera, whether you know it or not

  • Southern Alberta A&W grilled for alleged racist policy

  • Canada's Shopify Battles the Scammers Behind Fake Web Stores

  • The Birth of a New Industry
    -Canada's Cannabis Roll-Out & Legalization Oct. 17th is Dominating & Stoning the News

  • Ontario to sell pot online in the fall, in private retail stores next year

  • RCC Plans Half Day Special Loss Prevention Conference 

  • Cannabis retail companies flock to Ontario in 'frenzy,' despite silence from province on pot plans

  • Canada Store Openings

  • March Networks Initiates Hosted Video Solution for Convenience Stores

  • 10-year-old autistic boy and his service dog forced to leave Corner Brook Walmart

  • Credit card companies agree to lower merchant fees in Canada

  • Group starts effort to ban plastic shopping bags in N.B. 

  • Canadian Tire profit falls 20% as it ramps up investment in stores and online

  • Canada Goose reports $18.7 million loss amid international expansion plans

  • Hamilton, ON: Convenience store clerk leaps over counter to fight off 2 shotgun-toting robbers

  • Toronto, ON: LCBO employee alerts police after man suffers life-threatening injuries from stabbing

  • Toronto, ON: Knife-wielding thief sought for violent shoplifting spree

  • In Case You Missed It
    -Laval, QC: Thieves steal $500,000 worth of Hockey Equipment from Quebec sports store

  • North Vancouver thief caught on camera stealing a $70k camera

  • Barrie, ON: Two suspects sought following fishing gear theft from Cabela's store

  • Edmonton, AB: Thieves use rental truck to smash into coin shop

  • Burlington, ON: Man steals $300 worth of deodorant from grocery store

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Police issue warning about new credit card fraud scheme

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - West Parry Sound, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Oshawa, ON - Robbery

  • Coin Shop - Edmonton, AB - Burglary 

  • Jewelry Store - Kitchener, ON - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - Richmond, BC - Robbery

August 8, 2018

  • This Canadian mall could be tracking you as you shop
    -Cadillac Fairview may be using cell phone location tracking in shopping centres

  • First-ever Canadian police team dedicated to scouring web for stolen property
    -$750K in stolen goods seized in 400 cases over 16 months

  • In Canada's Grocery Carts, a Boycott U.S.A. Movement Starts Rolling ​
    -Seasonally Adjusted Exports Down 1.2% 

  • From boats to beer, Canadian businesses blaming U.S. tariffs for price hikes

  • Canada and the Artificial Intelligence Revolution
    -AI Will Be 'Revolutionary' for Businesses

  • REGISTER TODAY: RCC Retail Secure 2018 - September 20

  • Canada Store Openings

  • 'I think it's disgusting': Struggling former Sears Canada employees furious that board members made $630K since bankruptcy

  • Petco Expands to Canada through New Partnership with Canadian Tire

  • Cannabis retailers step up race to hire staff as legalization looms

  • U.S. Cannabis Seller Starbuds Eyes Expansion Into Canada

  • Edmonton, AB: Traffic stop leads to arrest of man wanted for 14 store robberies over three months

  • Red Deer, AB: Truck drives through mall, hauls off 2 ATMs in brazen smash and grab

  • Chilliwack, BC: Melee ensues after salon locks in customer who wouldn't pay

  • 'Everybody is worried about the guns'
    -Threat of armed robbery looms for Saskatoon store owner

  • Crime stinks: Winnipeg shop owner offers free cheese to catch intruder

  • Barrie, ON: Man tried to steal $1K worth of meat before fleeing across highway

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man faces charges after more 112K illegal cigarettes seized

  • Edmonton, AB: Police investigate after U-Haul van crashes into hobby shop

  • C-Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cheese Store - Winnipeg, MB - Burglary

  • Hobby Shop - Edmonton, AB - Burglary

  • Parkland Mall - Red Deer, AB - Burglary/Smash & Grab

  • Salvation Army - Airdrie, AB - Armed Robbery

August 1, 2018

  • "Why are you doing this?"
    -Police investigating after video shows three security guards restraining man

  • Ottawa woman sues Value Village store, two managers for sexual harassment, racial and religion discrimination

  • After deadly cafe shooting, Toronto wants to ban handgun sales in the city

  • No 'Retail Apocalypse' in Canada
    -2018 Could Break Records for International Retailers Entering Canada

  • Trudeau Wants to Become AI's Superstar Leader

  • New gas-and-dash legislation works to cut down on theft in Calgary

  • U.S. Tim Hortons franchisee group sues Restaurant Brands International over alleged price gouging, equity theft

  • Cornwall, ON: Walmart Logistics looking to fill 100 positions

  • Amazon to open new Toronto area fulfillment centre, creating 800 full-time jobs

  • 'Bloodbath' for Canadian Grocers as Consumers Demand Convenience

  • Costco rolls out Canadian online shopping 

  • Canada's Economy Strengthens as CPI, Retail Sales Beat Forecasts

  • Canadian retailers at risk of falling behind on digital transformation, IDC study finds

  • Number of illegal guns in Canada surged in recent years

  • Regina bike shop using 'power of social media' to catch thieves

  • Malton, ON: Video shows brazen smash-and-grab robbery of jewelry store

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Cafe shooting victims identified as 10-year-old girl, 18-year-old woman

  • Winnipeg, MB: Police encourage residents to report bike theft after recovering $6,200 bike

  • Barrie, ON: Police seek suspect in $3,500 Shoppers Drug Mart perfume theft

  • Okanagan, BC: Thieves use SUV to smash into mall, jewellery store

  • Winnipeg, MB: Four men on the loose after brazen armed robbery

  • Barrie, ON: Police seek to identify suspect accused of theft, fraud at Cabela's

  • Ontario: Cops find 33K lbs. of contraband tobacco after pulling over tractor trailer

  • Calgary, AB: Man charged in connection to convenience store cigarette thefts

  • Bowmanville, ON: Molotov cocktail thrown at convenience store

  • Calgary, AB: Thief steals $12,000 painting from art gallery in broad daylight

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Peterborough, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Lambton County, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Green Tree Clinic - Halifax, NB - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Lambton County, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Okanagan, BC - Robbery/Smash & Grab

  • Liquor Store - Ottawa, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Milk - Sault Ste. Marie, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • Manotick Bait and Sport Shop - Ottawa, ON - Burglary

  • New Rana Jewellers - Malton, ON - Armed Robbery/Smash & Grab

  • Pharmacy - Cambridge, ON - Robbery

 

July 18, 2018

  • 'It just takes one person': Security agents at North America's largest mall talk terrorism in 21st century

  • Vancouver, BC: Security guards' use of force on alleged shoplifter reveals legal grey area

  • 'Potential risk' to GTA prompts increased police presence in Toronto

  • York, ON: Police raid Pacific Mall in search of counterfeit goods

  • The limits of an insider threat program: IT World Canada

  • Canada's Push for Amazon HQ2
    -Amazon Opening New Fulfillment Center in Ottawa - 600 Jobs

  • Canada's New Largest Company By Revenue
    -Alimentation Couche-Tard eyes more acquisitions after blockbuster year

  • Canada's e-commerce ecosystem continues its rise

  • Cargo theft on the rise in Canada: $27 million in thefts reported in first half of '18

  • B.C. government paints a bleak picture of the legal cannabis retail landscape

  • Cannabis Store Applications Exploding Across Canada

  • Giant Tiger roars across Canada as other retails competitors fade

  • CBC breach was bigger, broader than 1st announced; Thousand more affected

  • Brampton, ON: Man dead after shooting at shopping plaza

  • Surrey, BC: RCMP bust two shoplifters part of major theft ring
    -Selling stolen merchandise online

  • Alberta: C-store thief tries to evade police, falls through store ceiling

  • Northern Ontario: $4,000 of high-end running shoes stolen in North Bay

  • Calgary, AB: Slurpee-slinging thief targeting Calgary convenience stores
    -Eight stores targeted

  • Hamilton, ON: Man killed in Lime Ridge Mall hit-and-run

  • Barrie, ON: Man charged with thousands in fragrance theft

  • (Update) Grand Prairie, AB: Mall shooter sentenced to three and a half months

  • Card skimmers found at 2 Canada Line stations, transit police warn

  • C-Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - St. John's, NL - Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Spruce Grove, AB - Robbery

  • C-Store - St. Catherines, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Etobicoke, ON - Robbery

 

June 27, 2018

  • More than half a million prescription drugs are stolen from pharmacies each year - and most are opioids: Health Canada analysis

  • Moving to Self-Checkout Could Hurt Your Bottom Line
    -Stephen O'Keefe Issues Warning For Retailers Adding Self-Checkouts 

  • Consumers in Canada are going Trump-free - until it becomes too expensive

  • Trade war with U.S. could tip Canada into recession, trade committee told

  • Trump's tariffs will be more painful for Canada than the U.S.

  • Canadian feds take aim at terrorist use of cryptocurrencies, prepaid cards
    -Virtual currency being used to commit fraud, buy illicit goods

  • Prime Minister Trudeau delays marijuana legalization until Oct. 17

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Publishing Note
    -Due to next week's Fourth of July holiday, 'Canadian Connections' will return on Wednesday, July 11th

  • Canadian online retailers could face tax on U.S. sales after Supreme Court ruling

  • Canada April retail sales drop as bad weather hits auto sales

  • 86% of Canadians Believe They are Increasingly at Risk of Identity Fraud: Study

  • Tim Hortons plans $100M investment in distribution after complaints

  • Ontario Restaurant Mistakenly Targeted By Trump Fans Over Sanders Spat

  • Toronto, ON: Man charged with murder after fatal grocery store stabbing

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Man guilty of first-degree murder in deaths of Mac's clerks

  • Oakville, ON: Witness overpowers suspect in two Ontario pharmacy thefts

  • Hamilton, ON: Man arrested for 5 armed convenience store robberies

  • Edmonton, AB: Cash, bike and gear stolen from cycle shop

  • Alteen's Jeweller's - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL - Burglary

  • BikeWorks - Edmonton, AB - Burglary

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed business - La Ronge, SK - Armed Robbery

 

June 20, 2018

  • Retail Council of Canada's Loss Prevention conference rebrands
    - RCC Retail Secure Conference - Sept. 20 in Toronto

  • Mob Rule in Canada: Italian mafia leading source of cargo theft 
    - $500,000 in goods disappearing everyday in Toronto

  • Display system helps Canadian retailer cut theft and increase revenue 
    - Deters two-third of thieves from stealing

  • Hudson's Bay, other stores pressured to dump Trump products, amid tariff tiff

  • From last week's Daily: The retail impact of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and Canada

  • R-CISC goes to Canada

  • With Saks & Nordstrom Invading Canada
    - Holt Renfrew shells out $400M for department store updates

  • Canada Goose to expand retail presence to more cities 

  • ALDI among retailers to buy some Toys R Us store spaces

  • Canada Goose stock soars - up 20% on earnings beat and three new stores

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Grocery store guard who 'stomped' man in stomach found guilty of manslaughter, robbery

  • Toronto, ON: Theft duo arrested in theft of $25,000 in diamond earrings
    - Couple also swiped 20 Samsung cell phones from another store

  • Charlottetown, PEI: Woman stole and defrauded more than $6,000 from former mall employer, shoplifted from four local retailers

  • Calgary, AB: Four teens charged following armed robbery at Seton cell phone store; Over $5,000 stolen

  • Barrie, ON: Police ask for information on a $300 theft from Canadian Tire store

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cell phone store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Queen Mary Dispensary - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

June 14, 2018

  • #BoycottUSA: Angry Canadians are shopping 'Trump free' after attacks on Trudeau

  • Dollarama may be forced to raise prices due to Canadian retaliatory tariffs against U.S.

  • Racial Bias in Retail Stores an Issue in Canada, Expert Says

  • Ottawa vows to make Canada a global leader in cyber security

  • P.E.I. may become first province to ban retailers from offering plastic bags
    -Businesses would face fines starting January 2020

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Dollarama's first-quarter profit rises 7.3% to $101.6 million on higher sales

  • Lululemon hits record high on revamped stores

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Grisly video of second fatal Mac's store robbery shown at double murder jury trial

  • RELATED: Killers stopped for fast food after second Mac's murder and robbery

  • Windsor, ON: 16-year-old boy charged with robbery, assaulting c-store clerk with a knife

  • Edmonton, ALB, CN: Antiques dealer offers $1,000 reward after thieves break into store with battering ram

  • Sydney, NS: Judge won't order teens to pay $1M for flare damage at Walmart

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery/Assault

  • C-Store - Ottawa, ON - Robbery

 

June 6, 2018

  • "Here to Play, Here to Stay"
    - Toys 'R' Us Canada Completes Sale and Looks Toward the Future

  • $4 billion boost in retail sales?
    - Two-thirds of current pot users in Canada switch to legal retailers

  • Indigo Books and Music finds cyberattacks "more difficult to detect"

  • Crime prevention seminar coming to Toronto

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Consumers will feel effects of U.S. tariffs instantly: London Chamber of Commerce

  • Rue La La to acquire Gilt from Hudson's Bay 

  • Reitmans reports $3.2 million net loss; sales steady despite store closures

  • Fines kick in for Montreal merchants who give thin plastic bags

  • Tim Hortons to pilot all-day breakfast amid tensions with franchisees, customers

  • (Update) Edmonton, ON: Man charged in robbery ordered extradited to U.S. on terrorism charges

  • London, ON: Police discover explosive device, lay more charges against Westmount Mall shooting suspect

  • Calgary, AB: 'Stabbing attack' near Chinook Centre injures three people

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Police call tech CEO's slaying an 'unprovoked attack'

  • North Bay, ON: Potential witness sought in $100K tractor trailer theft

  • Barrie, ON: Police looking for suspect in convenience store theft

  • Undisclosed business - Orillia, ON -  Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed business - Shellbrook, SK - Armed Robbery

May 30, 2018

  • Theft Hits Bottom Line of Canadian Retailers 
    -Many Companies Struggling To Control LP Through Theft

  • Racial profiling: The complications of shopping while black in Canada
    -"It's an everyday issue ... part of daily life"

  • Growing number of Bitcoin kiosks raise police alarm in Canada 
    -Most money lost to fraud

  • Interac Corp. and Retail Council of Canada Announce Top Applicant of the 2018 Retail as a Career Scholarship Program

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Amazon to open massive distribution centre in Ottawa; 1,000 new jobs

  • Survey: Canadian retailers investing in customer experience

  • Canadian Banks Rocked By Data Theft Of 90,000 Customers

  • Mississauga Bombing Update 
    -IED contained nails to maximize injuries;
    -One suspect now thought to be a woman

  • Toronto, ON: Tech company CEO killed in brazen shooting outside store

  • (Update) Vancouver, BC: VPD recovers $100,000 in alcohol stolen from Liquor Distribution Branch warehouse

  • Windsor, ON: Man arrested after C-store robbery spree; Hit six locations over the past year

  • Toronto, ON: Shooting near Yorkdale Shopping Centre seriously injured man

  • Balmoral, NB: Brand name merchandise stolen from jewelry store

  • Dryden, ON: Winnipegger busted in Ontario with $67K in illegal smokes

  • Orangeville, ON: Credit card fraudsters targeting local businesses

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery 

  • Jewelry Store - Balmoral, NB - Robbery/Theft

  • JJ's Convenience - Moncton, NB - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

 

May 23, 2018

  • Nine out of 10 of Canadian companies suffered a cybersecurity breach in 2017
    -Half not confident they can defend against them

  • Canadian Tire employees fired for parking receipt scam

  • Ontario gov't plans to track retail sales electronically to reduce tax fraud

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Edmonton 7-Eleven blasts music to discourage panhandling

  • Walmart cuts Weston as bread supplier months after price-fixing allegations

  • Canadian retail sales rose in March
    -Economists still see Bank of Canada holding off interest rate increase until July

  • New study says Toronto trails only New York as likeliest spot for Amazon's new HQ 

  • Less than half of Calgary businesses prepared for major disaster or emergency

  • Le Château plans 20 more store closures as e-commerce hits business

  • Health food store raided by police nets $100K in drugs, mountain of charges

  • Toronto, ON: Robbery suspects flee after rollover downtown crash

  • Vancouver, BC: Liquor Distribution employee arrested in theft of $100K in liquor

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Security guard injured after attempted booze theft 

  • Sylvan Lake, AB: Four people facing 88 charges in stolen credit card and counterfeiting operation

  • Guelph, ON: Man charged after slew of gas, licence plate, hardware store thefts

  • Winnipeg, MB: Police charge man in connection with theft, break-in, assault of security guard

  • Langley, BC: Woman defecate on restaurant floor, throw feces at employee

  • Mississauga, ON: Pedestrian critically injured in hit-and-run outside mall

  • New Minas, NS: Owner flees scene after dog attacks pet store employee

  • C-Store - Chatham, ON - Armed Robbery/Shooting

  • Coach - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Coastal Cannapy Dispensary - Halifax, NS - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - Brampton, ON - Burglary

  • Liquor Store - St. John's, NL - Robbery

May 16, 2018

  • Circle K grassroots CPTED initiative growing, reducing crime
    -Sales up $65K per year, violence down in stores with murals

  • Legalization of cannabis a groundswell of opportunity for security providers

  • Halifax startup making waves in facial recognition

  • The Home Depot Canada's Jeff Kinnaird named RCC's Excellence in Retailing 2018 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year 

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Canada's Metro Acquires The Jean Coutu Group - C$4.5 billion acquisition

  • Canadian Tire to buy sportswear brand Helly Hansen in C$985 million deal

  • Trudeau to Trump: Let's strike a practical NAFTA deal, end the uncertainty

  • 2nd Annual Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum - May 23 - 24 in Toronto, ON

  • Langley, BC: Man dead after gas station shooting

  • Calgary, AB: 2 arrested, third suspect with nationwide warrant following violent armed robbery 

  • Edmonton, AB: Comic store broken into, money stolen after refusing to sell book that opposes 'diversity' in comics

  • Montreal, QC: Montreal police seek suspect in brutal c-store robbery; Owner struck in face with beer bottle

  • Mississauga, ON: Man struck with pipe, sent to hospital after Mac's armed robbery

  • C-Store - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Montreal, QC - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Northumberland, ON - Robbery

  • Hempishpere - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Shell - Cobourg, ON - Armed Robbery

May 9, 2018

  • Starbucks Canada to close all stores on June 11 for sensitivity training 
    -Coffee chain has 1,083 stores in Canada

  • Paradise, Newfoundland Told To Cease All Video Surveillance 
    -Accused of peeking 'too far' into the public's personal space

  • (Update) Calgary, AB: Man Found Dead in Wall Of Woman's Washroom Climbed Into Vent

  • Emergency Preparedness Week (May 6-12) encourages Canadians to be better prepared 

  • ASIS Toronto Holds Kick-off Event for Young Professionals on May 30

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Loblaws $25 gift card offer to end as class action lawsuits for price-fixing gear up

  • Taking on Amazon: Loblaw plans to 'blanket' Canada with e-commerce options

  • Report: Walmart, Costco win more food shoppers in Canada

  • Fire Monitoring of Canada acquires Bulldog Fire and Security

  • 2nd Annual Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum May 23 - 24 in Toronto, ON

  • Brampton, ON: Thieves steal $25,000 in earrings from Brampton jewelry store
    -More crews hitting stores across Canada

  • Rising crime numbers concerning for Regina Police Chief
    -Theft & gang-related crimes are increasing

  • Oshawa, ON: $5,000 of Stolen Merchandise seized from Hotel Room, 4 suspects arrested

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Mac's robbery suspect pulls syringe on clerk

  • Windsor, ON: Knife-wielding robber hits up two variety stores

  • Video shows accused mail thief fending off TTC inspector with purse

  •  C-Store - Ottawa, ON - Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Variety Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Jefferson Blvd.)

  • Variety Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (Lauzon Rd.)

 

May 2, 2018

  • 2nd Annual Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum - May 23 - 24 in Toronto, ON

  • Worker finds body in wall in Calgary mall washroom, foul play not suspected 

  • As Alberta's private security industry surges, 'concerning trends' appear
    -Excessive force, racial profiling on the rise?

  • Person involved in bread price-fixing scheme fights to keep name out of spotlight

  • Cannabis Sector Credibility Greatly Boosted by Canada's Largest Pharmacy Retail Chain

  • Canadian Retail Sales Cooling Off

  • Amazon keeps Prime membership price on hold in Canada despite increase in U.S.

  • 'Amazon of Cannabis' Namaste Plans for Explosive Growth in Canada

  • Ontario cigarette taxes blamed for soaring demand of black market butts

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • (Update) OPP warn stores to reconsider having ATMs after spike in thefts 
    -58 businesses targeted since January

  • Toronto, ON: Grocery shoppers alarmed by purse-snatching scam 

  • Man jailed 7 1/2 years for shooting victim in head during drug robbery

  • Just dropping in: suspect jumps through Nova Scotia store's roof to steal cigarettes

  • Toronto police seeking woman who threw hot liquid on Starbucks employee 

  • C-Store - Auld's Cove, NS - Burglary

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Mariani Watch Boutique - Oakville, ON - Armed Robbery

 

April 25, 2018

  • 2nd Annual Axis Retail Leadership Forum - May 23 - 24 in Toronto, ON

  • Woman Who Plotted Halifax Mall Massacre Sentenced To Life

  • Halifax mall plotters believed they were reincarnations of Columbine shooters

  • Halifax mall shooting plotter's parents say she was bullied, not capable of violence

  • RELATED STORY: Quebec City mosque shooter considered mall shooting 2 months earlier

  • Loblaws squares off with CRA in $400M tax fight

  • PC Optimum member hit by theft a 3rd time after Loblaws says password problem fixed

  • Alberta pharmacists facing fraud trial plead guilty to taking $300,000 worth in secret commissions

  • Mobile checkout coming to Canadian Nordstrom Rack stores in the next two weeks

  • Canada's retail sales are far weaker than we thought

  • Edmonton, AB: Good Samaritan injured while trying to stop mall theft dies

  • Dartmouth, NS: Man seriously injured after shooting in strip mall parking lot 

  • 'Easy targets': Spree of ATM thefts hits Ontario; 58 businesses hit since January

  • Grand Falls-Windsor, NL: Syringe full of blood used to rob convenience store

  • Winnipeg, MB: String of robberies, carjacking lead to arrests; Six retail locations hit by the thieves

  • Lasalle, ON: Two arrested after $300K in stolen beer tracked to warehouse

  • Garden City, MB: Employees stabbed by young teens in beer store robbery

  • Calgary police release surveillance video of violent armed robbery

  • Beer Store - Garden City, MB - Armed Robbery/Employees stabbed

  • C-Store - Brampton, ON - Robbery (2 incidents)

  • C-Store - Grand Falls-Windsor - Armed Robbery

  • Petro Canada - Lac La Biche, AB - Robbery

  • Safeway - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Ultramar - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Dawson Creek, BC - Armed

 

April 18, 2018

  • Halifax mall plotters admired Columbine killers
    -Hoped to inspire other mass shooting attacks 
    -'Believed their destiny was to commit this massacre'

  • Canadian Drug Firm Admits Selling Counterfeit and Misbranded Prescription Drugs Throughout the United States

  • Canadian retail loyalty program PC Optimum gets hit by points theft twice
    Loblaws blames password glitch

  • Canada Store Owner Sounds Alarm
    -Consumers beware of counterfeit apparel online

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • B.C. woman awarded $755,000 after slipping on laundry detergent in Superstore

  • Report: Walmart, Costco gain grocery market share in Canada

  • Toronto police looking to hire 50 new 911 operators in plan to address wait times

  • Video shows Quebec mosque shooter in Couche Tard store minutes before rampage

  • Lululemon names new chief financial officer as search continues for new CEO

  • HBC Names Bari Harlam Chief Marketing Officer

  • Edmonton, AB: Store clerk in critical condition after violent theft attack at Southgate mall 

  • Former commander of Canadian Forces cyber operations centre charged with $24K in credit card fraud

  • Toronto man arrested after police seize over 100 stolen or counterfeit IDs, credit cards

  • Montreal, QC: Thieves make off with $500K in beer and beef jerky

  • Regina, SK: Man uses teen nephew to carry out c-store robbery spree;
    Sentenced to 10 years in prison

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Police seek suspect involved in clothing store shooting

  • Niagara, ON: Arrest made after $3,000 theft from jewelry store 

  • Georgetown, ON: Suspects sought in $1,500 theft of jeans from Mark's store

  • Edmonton, AB: Shop owner seeks help in theft of $400 comic book theft

  • Beer Warehouse - Montreal, QC - Burglary

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

 

April 11, 2018

  • Canada's Mandatory Privacy Breach Reporting Requirements coming into force November 1, 2018

  • Ports Riddled With Organized Crime & Cargo Theft
    -Canada Port Authorities need a new culture of security

  • Canadian Retail Revolution: Online shopping goes in-store
    -Canadian Tire, Aldo, Lululemon, bring online customers into stores

  • Trump's anti-Amazon Twitter rant 'raises the stakes' for HQ2 selection
    -Could Bezos choose Toronto to slight Trump?

  • Bread first - Now blueberries?
    -Competition bureau investigating alleged price-fixing in wild blueberry industry

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Vancouver to become first B.C. city to have liquor stores inside grocery stores

  • Guelph sports store raising money for Humboldt Broncos after deadly bus crash

  • Canadian Tire expands loyalty program to cover more retail brands

  • YouTube shooting hits close to home for Canadians in Silicon Valley

  • Guelph, ON: Five arrested in $20,000 theft ring bust

  • Red Deer, AB: Suspect arrested after stealing $17K of merchandise from phone store

  • Toronto, ON: Driver sought after vehicle crashes into downtown c-store window

  • Dryden, ON: Theft suspect threatens clerk with knife after leaving store with stolen items

  • C-Store - Prince Albert, SK - Armed Robbery 

  • Corner Store - Inuvik, NT - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Mobi Jack Phone - Red Deer, AB - Burglary

  • Scotia Green Dispensary - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

 

April 4, 2018

  • ShopInsights: Retail Council of Canada survey shows how businesses are preventing loss

  • Special Alert: Jeweler associations issue warning after string of robberies

  • Nanaimo, BC: Shoppers Drug Mart staff stop elderly woman from being scammed out of $4,000

  • Saks Fifth Avenue Credit Card Breach Likely Affected Stores In Canada

  • Security Insider: Security in sports venues

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Swedish retailer Lindex coming to Canada

  • Whole Foods hints at 10% discount for Amazon Prime members

  • Canadian producers fear U.S. will flood market after Chinese tariffs

  • 26 arrested in Richmond, BC., RCMP loss prevention blitz

  • Kanata, ON: 2 men injured in 'targeted' shooting near shopping centre

  • Brampton, ON: Man with syringe goes on retail robbery spree

  • (Update) La Ronge, SK: Boy receives maximum youth sentence in restaurant killing

  • Windsor, ON: Man wanted for six Toronto robberies arrested

  • Surrey, BC: Woman facing charges for $64,000 in alleged credit card fraud

  • Calgary, AB: Shooting threat at Southcentre Mall a false alarm

  • Orleans, ON: Two-alarm strip mall fire causes millions in damage

  • Governor's Variety - Dundas, ON - Burglary (Smash & Grab)

  • Undisclosed Business - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

March 28, 2018

  • Use 'em or lose 'em: Cyber criminals targeting consumer rewards points 
    - Canadians are sitting on $16 billion in points

  • Canada seizing few shipments of fake goods despite law targeting counterfeits

  • Shoppers Drug Mart's rules on returns leave customers scrambling
    - Consumers frustrated by store's 'fine-print' return policy

  • Timmins, Ont. police issue warning about 'tap' feature on debit, credit cards
    - Thieves accessing accounts without PIN numbers

  • Store Openings in Canada

  • Canadian Retail Sales Growth Slows Going Into 2018

  • Canadians continue to be fooled by website that mimics government agency

  • Calgary, AB: Police officer in stable condition after shooting; suspect dead
    - Shootout triggered by c-store robbery

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Suspect in $10M fraud ring handed over to police
    - Bilked millions from stolen credit cards, other products

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigating ORC ring 
    - 82 thefts and robberies at cellphone retailers in a month

  • Oakville, ON: Man Facing 30 Charges in Violent GTA Robbery Spree; 7-Eleven, Petro Canada among businesses hit

  • Edmonton, AB: Man taken to hospital following shooting at Lucky Aces store

  • Windsor, ON: Axe-wielding robbery suspect sends convenience store worker running

  • Nanaimo, BC: Woman facing possible jail time after using robberies to fuel drug habit

  • Edmonton, AB: 460 charges laid against dozens of teens in crime spree; Convenience & grocery reported incidents 

  • Greenwood, NS: Man dupes store clerk into giving him $300 extra in cash

  • Hamilton, ON: Police arrest man in theft of car left running outside variety store

  • Hay River, NT: Mandatory minimum sentence not unconstitutional for c-store armed robber, says judge

  • Alley's Variety - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Azule Kitchens - Hamilton, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Hasty Market - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

March 21, 2018

  • Toys "R" Us Could Live On In Canada
    -Retailers in negotiations to sell Canadian operations & preserve 82 stores

  • 'Multiple' suitors line up with offers for Toys 'R' Us Canada; Auction set for March 29

  • Toys 'R' Us Canada needs 'concept reinvention' to survive: retail expert

  • Consumer trust in grocers tumbles after bread-price-fixing scheme: study Loblaws hit hardest; Trust falls by 10% 

  • (Update) Privacy Commissioner launches probe over Loblaw request for personal data to issue $25 cards

  • 'Cryptojacking' trend turns Canadian web surfers into cryptocurrency miners
    -Mom-and-pop stores, small businesses among hackers' targets

  • More unhappy returns for Dollarama shoppers
    -Store's quiet no-return policy frustrates shoppers

  • Waterloo, ON: 12 stores to open in Conestoga Mall's former Target space

  • More Store Openings in Canada

  • Montreal tech companies are betting on brick-and-mortar retail stores

  • Retailers prepare for new vertical $10 bill

  • Halton, ON: Store thief nearly hits several people with car to evade arrest 

  • Nanaimo, BC: Meat cleaver pulled during robbery at liquor store

  • Cornwall, ON: Loss prevention officer allegedly assaulted by shoplifter

  • Toronto, ON: Man sought in $15,000 Rolex theft from downtown store

  • Ajax, ON: Man charged after fire at Canadian Tire store caused $500K in damage

  • Fort Saskatchewan, AB: Three men sought after $1,000 retail theft

  • Ponoka, AB: Police investigate alleged theft from hardware store; Man claims he was "borrowing" items

  • Surrey, BC: Man in custody after stealing from Save-on Foods grocery store

  • Several forms of fraud continue to victimize Canadian locals

  • North York, ON: Bowling alley shooting that killed innocent bystander was product of gang war

  • C-Store - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • Circle K - Barrie, ON - Robbery

  • Circle K -Brockville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Little John's Variety - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Pizza Delight - St John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Shopping Basket Store - Moncton, NB - Armed Robbery

  • Stop 2 Shop - Waterloo, ON - Robbery

  • Ultramar - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed stores - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery (3 locations)

March 14, 2018

  • Warning from Former Competition Bureau head 
     - Bread could be 'first cut' to revealing more price-fixing schemes

  • 'I'm not a criminal': Customers upset Loblaw demanding proof of ID for $25 gift card

  • 55% of Canadian companies say they've been victims of fraud
    - Businesses in Canada more likely to experience cybercrime 

  • Majority of Canadians still worried about identity theft: poll

  • Uber to inform all 815,00 Canadians affected by 2016 data breach
     - Stolen info could be used for identity theft, fraud

  • E-commerce not the only cause of death for Canadian malls

  • Store openings in Canada

  • Secret probe reveals widespread body-shop fraud; Nine of 10 shops pulled scams

  • Could Toys R Us Canada survive apart from its US parent? 

  • Costco eyes fresh grocery delivery in Canada

  • Nordstrom looks to its Rack stores and Canada for Growth

  • Amazon Canada says 'secret sauce' to success is a customer-first focus

  • Costco quarterly results: Canadian sales up 8.7%

  • Montreal, QC: Attempted murder with 'long gun' at luxury clothing store

  • GTA violent robbery spree: 3 pharmacies, 5 banks & McDonald's targeted
    - 'The SKS Bandits' face total of 14 charges

  • Winnipeg, MB: Customer stabbed at convenience store during robbery

  • Tsawwassen, BC: Three face 58 charges in credit card-making operation

  • Hamilton, ON: $7,000 in merchandise swiped from hobby shop

  • Toronto, ON: Man arrested after shooting near convenience store injures woman

  • Halton, ON: Man sought in $171 Superstore theft

  • Oceanside, BC: RCMP stop alleged garden-store theft thanks to witness

  • Nanaimo, BC: Teen arrested after shooting pellet gun at cars, dealership

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • Circle K - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Hobby Shop - Hamilton, ON - Burglary

  • Mariani Jewellers & Watch Boutique - Oakville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery (2x in a week)

  • Weeds Glass & Gifts - Chilliwack, BC - Robbery
     

March 7, 2018

  • Protests against MEC are sign of the social media age
    -Company will no longer sell products from corporation that makes guns

  • They cost us billions and they can kill: Counterfeit drugs are invading Canada
    -Some brick and mortars selling counterfeit drugs by mistake

  • Manitoba Safeway workers give overwhelming support for strike mandate

  • After a slow start, Canadian e-commerce is booming - Up 35%

  • Reitmans to Close All 17 Hyba Activewear Stores

  • Fair trade retailer to close nine stores

  • Canada's Ottawa airport aims to keep stores open year round

  • TJX's off-price stores continue to win over Canadian shoppers

  • Zensurance and Retail Council of Canada Announce Partnership to Help Retailers Manage Their Insurance Needs

  • Crypto Scams Emerge as Canada's #5 Money Crime in 2017

  • Hamilton, ON: Masked mob dressed in black vandalizes streets
    -Caused $100K in damage, threw rocks at storefronts, set off fireworks

  • Edmonton, AB: 6 deactivated military machine guns valued at $45K stolen from army surplus store

  • Winnipeg, MB: Customer stabbed while trying stop convenience store theft

  • Edmonton, AB: Thieves grabbing purses in grocery store parking lots

  • Edmonton, AB: Man wanted for more than a dozen lottery ticket thefts at gas stations and c-stores

  • Toronto, ON: Man stole two championship rings from display case at store inside Hockey Hall of Fame

  • Bridgewater, NS: Police alert retailers of shortchanging scam

  • Barrie, ON: Police seek woman after c-store distraction theft

  • C-Store - Sarnia, ON - Armed Robbery (2x in 33 hours)

  • Liquor Store - Kamloops, BC - Robbery

  • Little Short Stop - Cambridge, ON - Robbery

  • SEBARMS - Edmonton, AB - Burglary

  • Undisclosed business - Vaughan, ON - Armed Robbery

 

February 28, 2018

  • Markham, ON: Pacific Mall to clamp down on sale of counterfeit goods 
    -Counterfeit sales are 'sprawling and pervasive' at Toronto-area mall ​

  • Could Sears Canada have been saved? 
    -One expert says they should have "cut a deal with Amazon"

  • Canadian online retailers grow sales 30% 
    -Double the rate of U.S. online retailers

  • Walmart launches fresh grocery delivery service
    -Ramping up fight against Amazon

  • 2017 Canadian Retail Sales Growth Hits a 20 Year High

  • Retail Vacancy Rates Jump Following Sears Canada Closure

  • Ottawa, ON: Man shot and killed by police after store dispute over cereal
    -Multiple store customers stabbed

  • Shediac, NB: 4 people sought after alleged robbery, assault at Sobeys

  • St. John's, NL: Man with 100 convictions across Canada given more jail time 
    -Charges include credit card fraud, possession of stolen goods

  • Red Deer, AB: Duo sought after stealing $2,500 in products over 5 weeks

  • Walkerton, ON: Woman charged in liquor store theft

  • Beer Store - Dryden, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cell phone store - Vaughan, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas King - Lethbridge, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Sobey's - Shediac, NB - Armed Robbery/Assault

 

February 22, 2018

  • ​Shoppers Drug Mart stops selling gun magazine following Florida shooting
    -Toronto mayor complained to store on Twitter

  • Canadians mostly happy with grocers despite bread-price fixing scheme

  • Less than half of Canadians take steps to protect against identity theft
    -Are you protecting yourself?

  • Canadian Retail Sales Drop Unexpectedly at End of a Banner Year
    -Driven By Disappointing Holiday Shopping Season

  • Saks expands in Canada with first Calgary store 

  • Walmart sales gain on lack of Canadian rivals 

  • Canadian government proposes new health warning labels for food

  • Baskin-Robbins Announces Expansion In Toronto With Plans For Four New Locations

  • Push underway to repeal bylaw allowing stores north of Toronto to open on holidays

  • Canadian urban athletic wear retailer sets U.S. debut

  • Canada's MTY Food to buy Mmmuffins, Timothy's World Coffee

  • OPINION: Treatment of Sears Canada pensioners a 'travesty' that demands action

  • Weston family's Choice Properties buying Canadian REIT for $3.9-billion

  • Toronto, ON: Mall Security Stops Man With Gun At Eaton Centre

  • Ottawa: Robbery suspect escapes in stolen bus with $6,000 in winter jackets

  • Granby, QC: Armed Robber Hospitalized After Flipping Car During Police Chase

  • Gibbons, AB: Dinosaur figurines, replicas stolen from Alberta's Jurassic Forest Theme Park

  • St. John's, NL: Suspect nabbed after five-day robbery spree

  • Debert, NS: Man charged after nine-month investigation into $2,000 C-store robbery 

  • Sooke, BC: Two men flee following McDonald's robbery attempt

  • Langley, BC: Police seek suspects for grocery theft from Otter-Co-op

  • (Update) Ottawa, ON: Police charge man in Billings Bridge mall shooting

  • Backcountry - Fort St. John, B.C. - Burglary

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery (used baseball bat)

  • C-Store - Granby, QC - Armed Robbery

  • Fas Gas - Penhold, Alberta - Burglary

  • Flower Hill Grocery - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Fort St. John, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Nanaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Grande Prairie, Alberta - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Morinville, Alberta - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Prince Rupert, B.C. - Burglary

  • Liquor Store - Halifax, NS - Burglary

  • Mary Anne's Convenience - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • McDonald's - Sooke, BC - Robbery

  • Needs Convenience - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

 

February 14, 2018

  • ​Could Toronto be home to Amazon's HQ2? 
    - Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau meets with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

  • Pot brands race to claim retail dominance in budding marijuana landscape

  • HBC Halts Downtown Montreal Bay Reno and Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship

  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse Announces 3 Spring 2018 Canadian Store Openings

  • B.C. to hike minimum wage to $12.65 in June, and $15 in 2021

  • HBC names CVS Health executive Helena Foulkes as its new CEO

  • Canada Goose books strong Q3, names new CFO

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Top court won't hear appeal over new trial in deadly Eaton Centre shooting

  • Canadian one of 36 indicted by US in international $530M cyberfraud ring

  • Strathmore, AB: RCMP lays 34 charges against 6 individuals connected to theft, assault spree at cell phone stores

  • Red Deer, AB: Man arrested after string of 17 liquor thefts and one robbery

  • Niagara Falls, ON: Thief makes $2,700 in fraudulant purchases at bargain store

  • Victoria, BC: Police bust man with counterfeit credit cards, $2,500 in fake cash

  • London, ON: Man steals from donation box and assaults Tim Hortons employee

  • Windsor, ON: Man charged after jewelry store robbery that locked down schools

  • C-Store - St. John's NL - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Riverside C-Store - Trenton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • The Shootist - St. Albert, AB - Burglary (guns stolen)
     

February 7, 2018

  • 'Everyone was in on it': 
    -Canadian Retailers Colluded in bread price-fixing scheme 
    -Consumers should expect more from retailers to rebuild trust

  • Trend Micro sets up Toronto lab for 'ethical hackers' to expose security threats

  • Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada Meets with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary to Raise Global Security Standards 

  • Metro announces increase in automation to combat minimum-wage hikes

  • Canadian Retail Sales Growth on Track for 20 Year High: Report

  • Lowe's Canada to hire more than 7,000 employees this spring for its Lowe's, RONA and Reno-Depot stores

  • Why Canada Goose soared despite headwinds for retail sector

  • Amazon, RCMP on the case as unsolicited deliveries of sex toys, other items cause concern

  • OPINION: Canadians should be wary of store loyalty programs - not enticed by them

  • Overbrook, ON: Clerk shaken after shootout erupts in store

  • Peterborough, ON: Police apologize for arresting wrong man in Ontario bomb threat investigation

  • Edmonton, AB: 3 teens face 42 charges after central Alberta crime spree

  • Saanich, BC: Shoe thief swipes four pairs of Nike shoes

  • Cobourg, ON: Man charged after shoplifting from Walmart store

  • Richibucto, NB: Bank robbers arrested after stopping for a post-heist bite at Tim Hortons

  • Halton, ON: 2 suspects sought in grocery store purse thefts

  • Jewelry Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Spruce Grove, AB - Robbery

 

January 31, 2018

  • NAFTA agreement with U.S. could cost Canada 300,000 jobs 
    - Retail Council of Canada Study Shows Rise in duty free allowance would lead to $12 billion hit to the economy

  • Businesses have no Plan B if there's no NAFTA: poll

  • Toys 'R' Us stores in Canada to stay open as troubled retailer closes 180 in U.S.

  • Bell Canada Data Breach Could Be 'Stepping Stone' To More Fraud, Espionage

  • Equifax Canada seeks to regain trust in its security after major U.S. breach

  • Canadian E-commerce sales up 25.5% year over year in November
    - Now account for 3.47% of total retail sales in Canada

  • Casper Partners with Indigo to Expand Canadian Brick-and-Mortar Presence

  • How Tim Hortons became a symbol of Canadian heritage

  • 'Paralyzing sense of fear': Canadians recall shock, sadness of Quebec mosque shooting one year later

  • St. John's, NL: 2 intruders arrested during break-in, separate hammer attack at gas station

  • Winnipeg, MB: Main Street business locks doors after recent run-ins with suspected meth users

  • Burlington, ON: Tim Hortons fire deemed to be arson; two suspects sought 
    - Damage estimated at $250,000

  • Nanaimo, BC: Suspect leaves getaway bike behind after garden-store theft gone wrong

  • Nova Scotia man hunts down fraudster who used his stolen credit card info

  •  Brant Smoke & Gift Shop - Halton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Hasty Market - Halton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • Undisclosed business - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed business - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

January 24, 2018

  • Vancouver Stores Disclose Best Ways To Capture Crooks
    -Cameras detect 'every movement' in the store

  • Holographic decals at Calgary gas stations warn of potential fraud

  • Toronto-area mall one of world's most notorious sources of counterfeit goods

  • Canada Goose sues Chinese counterfeiters for selling fakes online

  • Canadian retail apocalypse, or a great new opportunity ahead?
    -"The battle for experiences is just getting started"

  • Spending in Canada up 4.26 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017

  • Sobeys to close 10 Safeway stores in British Columbia

  • Britain's Ocado seals deal to allow Sobeys to use its e-commerce platform

  • Quebec's minimum wage to increase to $12 in May

  • North York, ON: Police make two arrests in daylight shooting outside Lawrence Square Shopping Centre

  • (Update) Calgary, AB: Footage of 'vicious' convenience store attack released by police

  • Yorkville, ON: Police ID suspect in $500K jewelry store robbery

  • Calgary, AB: Police search for suspects after man found dead in Westbrook Mall parking lot

  • Toronto, ON: Man and woman sought for $17,000 theft of designer items from downtown stores

  • Grande Prairie, AB: Man charged in hardware store thefts, fraud totaling more than $10,000 

  • Peterborough, ON: Wild Rock Outfitters offers 'cozy' reward in hopes of nabbing coat thieves

  • C-Store - Conception Bay, NL - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Chase Groceteria - Chase, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Restaurant - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Sexy Kitten Boutique - Courtenay, BC - Burglary

  • Sleep Wild Kingdom - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Wild Kingdom - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Fort Saskatchewan - Armed Robbery

 

January 17, 2018

  • End of a retail era: Sears Canada closes remaining stores

  • Pot delivered straight to your home? 
    -P.E.I. government announces retail model and rules for recreational cannabis 

  • Moneris partners with Kount to expand fraud protection services for Canadian online businesses

  • KFC Is Now Accepting Bitcoin for Buckets of Fried Chicken

  • Calgary, AB: Police hunt robber who stomps on heads, necks of C-Store clerks

  • Toronto, ON: Seven suspects stole $14K worth of merchandise from downtown department store

  • Red Deer, AB: Edmonton police lay charges in credit card fraud, stun-gun buying scheme

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Charlie's Grocery - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Safeway Gas Bar - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Shalimar Convenience - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

 

January 10, 2018

  • #MeToo Campaign Impacts Canada 
    -Ontario expands employer obligations in dealing with harassment claims
    -Employer's guide to workplace sexual harassment

  • Loblaw Avoids Criminal Charges - What About The Conspirators?
    -Ontario Anti-Poverty Activist & Ontario Consumer File Two $1-Billion Class-Action Lawsuits 
    -Against All Retailers Named in Competition Bureau's Bread Price Fixing Investigation

  • Bread price fixing cheats the poor, gives to the rich

  • Loblaw's bread-fixing gift card assailed as 'deceitful public relations' campaign

  • Loblaw acting fairly in $25-gift-card offering, judge rules

  • Record number of international retailers set up shop in Canada in 2017 - but with a much smaller footprint

  • "2018 - More challenges for Canadian retailers"
    -Canada Has Reached Amazon "Tipping Point"
    -And They're Just Getting Started in Canada

  • 'Too little, too late': Sears a cautionary tale for other retailers
    -Stores in Ottawa and Across Canada Close For Good

  • Miniso to grow to 500 Canada stores in the coming years

  • Buyer, Beware: Canada Goose Warns Against Fake Parkas

  • Montreal's citywide ban on plastic shopping bags comes into effect

  • Toronto, ON: Suspects on the run as man shot down in busy shopping centre

  • Vernon, BC: Man and woman arrested following thefts, dramatic getaway attempt 

  • Quebec City, QC: $5K stolen from Salvation Army during Christmas Eve break-in

  • Burlington, ON: Trio Sought After $5,000 Music Store Theft

  • St. John's, NL: Stolen backhoe used in narcotics theft at Dominion store

  • Kingston, ON: Police seeks woman after credit card fraud spree - hit four stores

  • Guelph, ON: Shoplifter arrested after committing two thefts at same store

  • Strathmore, AB: RCMP seek 2 suspects in theft of ATM

  • St. Margarets Bay, NS: French Village storekeeper's killing unsolved 50 years later

  • Adultz - Kamploops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Blue Ox Dispensary - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cavendish Jewellers - York, ON - Burglary

  • C-Store - Malton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Kingsville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Ottawa, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Clarenville, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Daily Sweets - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Downtown Wine & Liquor - Lacombe, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Eastwood Variety - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Evoy's Video - Benoit's Cove, NL - Robbery

  • Fruitland Food Mart - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelery Store - Roseville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • JT's Store & Diner - Blumenort, MB - Burglary

  • Jubiliee Food Shop - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's Convenience Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery (Oliver Rd.)

  • Mac's Convenience Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery (Cumberland St. - 2x)

  • Mac's Milk - Halton Hills, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Needs - Dartmouth, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Parkland Mall - Red Deer, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Petro Canada - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Pickering Food Fair - Pickering, ON - Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Super Store Pharmacy - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Tim Hortons - Regina, SK - Robbery

  • Undisclosed business - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery (2 businesses)

  • 7-Eleven - Regina, SK - Robbery

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