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November 6, 2019

  • Number of Data Breach Reports Skyrocket in Canada Since Privacy Law Came Into Effect

  • U.S. Ransomware Trend Hits Canada
    -Nunavut government systems crippled by ransomware

  • Desjardins revises data theft impact numbers, says 4.2 million affected

  • 'Nothing Has Been Able to Stop It'
    -Liquor stores in Manitoba trying to stem increase in shoplifting

  • Retailers face 'darkest time in Winnipeg history' as theft rates surge, security firm CEO says

  • Toronto-Based 6 Store Grocery Chain Foodymart to Use Facial Recognition SnapPay for Customer Payments

  • 'I was shocked': Complaints mount after Amazon sends food that's expired or past its best-before date

  • Canadian Apparel Retailer E-commerce Behind that of US Competitors: Expert

  • Levi's Sees Success in Canadian Concept Store Expansion

  • Prince George's top cop says city needs help from province to address social issues downtown

  • Ontario police warn of online shopping fraud

  • Old Navy Marks Successful Canadian Store Expansion with 100th Location

  • Giant Tiger continues Ontario expansion

  • GardaWorld announces completion of $5.2B recapitalization

  • Winnipeg, AB: Man arrested in fatal stabbing of three-year-old linked to liquor theft

  • Toronto, ON: Man dead after 'targeted' daylight shooting across from Sherway Gardens Mall

  • Ottawa police lay more than 100 charges in liquor store, Shoppers thefts

  • Barrie, ON: Man wanted for assaulting officer during attempted retail store theft

  • Peterborough, ON: 'Irate' man charged with assaulting store employee, damaging property

  • Edmonton, AB: Police arrest man wanted in several liquor store thefts

  • Toronto, ON: Women arrested in Tanger Outlet Mall theft

  • Sudbury, ON: Woman faces drugs, theft charges after complaint at Northgate Shopping Centre

  • Edmonton, AB: Man sought in a series of jewelry store robberies

  • C-Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Electronic Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Electronic Store - Aurora, ON - Robbery

  • Electronic Store - Brampton, ON - Robbery

  • Jewelry - St. John's, NL - Robbery/Assault

  • Variety Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

 

October 30, 2019

  • De-escalation of Aggressive Customer Behaviour:
    -A Critical Analysis of the Canadian Retail Environment

  • Winnipeg is Canada's Shoplifting 'Hot' Spot
    -Retailers hiring more security, adding technology in effort to battle shoplifting epidemic; Not just liquor stores seeing more theft

  • Canadian retailers brainstorm over retail theft at Security Intelligence Network conference

  • Liquor store thefts appear to be turning violent in Winnipeg; 10 to 20 Shoplifting Incidents Per Day

  • Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries 'not giving up' as weekly thefts reach hundreds

  • Holidays a busy time for retail theft in Canada: Loss prevention expert

  • Plenty of ideas but no easy answer to prevent Liquor Mart thefts

  • AI 'Smart Carts' to Transform Grocery Retail in Canada: Expert
    -Less Costly Cashier-less Model Than Amazon Go

  • 2009 U.S. Great Recession Pushed Retailers North
    -Now Canadian Push May be Over?
    -Canadian Retail Sales Growth Headed for 10 Year Low

  • You could soon use your face to pay for groceries, but privacy experts are urging caution

  • A year later: Alberta cannabis use up 25%, 500 pot stores likely by 2021

  • BDS Analytics' Top 10 Cannabis Market Trends for 2018

  • Costco Continues Phenomenal Growth as it Becomes Canada's 2nd Largest Retailer

  • Levi's Sees Success in Canadian Concept Store Expansion

  • Motherhood Maternity Closing Canadian Stores, Spanish Fragrance Retailer to Enter Canada

  • Kitchener, ON: Trailer loaded with tires worth $110K stolen from business

  • Cookstown, ON: Toronto Couple - One Former Employee - Arrested Following $50,000 Perfume Theft; Selling Online

  • GTA: Three Romanians facing 114 charges in distraction theft ring

  • 156 criminal charges later, Calgary police ask public to look out for distraction scammers

  • Credit card fraud alert: Kelowna woman warns after false food order

  • A lot of people 'getting ripped off' by gift card scammers, victims and experts warn

  • C-Store - Montreal, QC - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - St. Johns, NL - Armed Robberies (2)

  • Cycle Store - Kingston, ON - Burglary

  • Grocery Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - St. Johns, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Salvation Army - Wiarton, ON - Burglary

  • Sports Store - Kingston, ON - Burglary

 

October 23, 2019

  • Seafood fraud common in Canada's cities, Oceana Canada study finds
    -More than 60% of products mislabeled in Montreal

  • Cannabis retailers battle regulations, black market
    -British Columbia retailers face toughest regulations in Canada

  • Montreal to ban stores from dumping unsold clothes, food as part of waste plan

  • Cargo thieves in the Peel Region give fleet-tracking market a boost
    -Market expected to top $15 billion by 2024 as cargo thefts spike

  • Canadian Cybersecurity Legislation Lacking, Survey Finds

  • SnapPay Launches Facial Recognition Payment Technology in North America

  • Loblaw gathered too much personal info in $25 gift card offer: privacy commissioner

  • Sleep Country Canada Continues Rapid Expansion Amid Market Domination

  • A year after pot legalization, lack of retail shops puts a damper on sales

  • Montreal, QC: Man with ties to Montreal Mafia shot dead in strip mall parking lot

  • Fort Richmond, MB: Video shows mob of teen thieves robbing Liquor Mart

  • Tillsonburg, ON: Tractor trailer with $265,000 in goods stolen

  • Gatineau, QC: Clerk shot with air gun during convenience store robbery

  • Ottawa, ON: Police investigating 'series' of robberies at LCBO stores

  • C-Store - Gatineau, QC - Armed Robbery

  • LCBO - Ottawa, ON - Robbery

  • Pet Store - Berwick, NS - Burglary

  • Unnamed Store - Cambridge, ON - Armed Robbery

 

October 16, 2019

  • More than $1.2 million raised as part of the 2019 Lowe's Canada Heroes Campaign

  • Canada Labor Code Changes Have Taken Effect
    -18K Employers and Nearly 1 Million Workers Effected

  • Lululemon investigating after report alleges abuses at Bangladesh factory

  • UNIQLO Announces 1st Montreal Flagship Amid National Store Expansion

  • Popular Canadian restaurant brands grow into grocery market

  • Starbucks closing stores in Calgary

  • Cannabis edibles will soon be legal: Everything you need to know

  • First Published in the Daily on Oct. 15
    -Toronto, ON: Six face 63 charges in C$7 million cargo crime spree

  • Vaughan, ON: Police charge 23 people in major LCBO theft bust worth $60,000

  • Toronto, ON: 2 seriously injured following double shooting inside gas station

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigate scene of shooting near strip mall along Macleod Trail

  • Police seek 3 suspects in Bradford LCBO theft

  • Airdrie, AB: Two men wanted in theft from liquor store

  • Newfoundland police charge two men after investigation finds c-store robbery a hoax

  • Police seek shoplifting suspect in Burlington who ran away from store security

 

October 9, 2019

  • Winnipeg, MB: Politicians trying to close liquor store due to safety & addiction concerns

  • New Card Fraud Countermeasures

  • Some of Canada's Most Successful Retailers Headquartered in Vancouver

  • Sudbury's first zero-waste retail store to open

  • Four out of five Canadian small businesses broadcast music illegally: survey

  • Lowe's Canada CEO who oversaw acquisition of Rona retires at age 55

  • Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign raises $9.8M for charities, hospitals & community groups

  • Quebec backs down on banning retail workers from using 'bonjour-hi' greeting

  • (Update) Montreal, QC: Violent attempted robbery with a firebomb caught on tape, suspect at large

  • Montreal cannabis store window shattered by early morning gunfire

  • Chatham-Kent, ON: Canadian Tire employee assaulted trying to stop shoplifter

  • Thorsby, AB: RCMP looking for suspects in store ATM thefts

  • Montreal, QC: Two fraudsters use stolen accounts to purchase goods online

  • C-Store - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

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

  • Dollar Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Music Store - Vancouver Island, BC - Burglary

 

October 2, 2019

  • 'These are serious times': Shoplifting up 77% in Winnipeg
    -Thieves are becoming 'more organized'

  • Liquor store theft rate 'high as its ever been': Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries

  • 'We have baseball bats': Winnipeg grocer not taking chances with shoplifters
    -Store owner says show of force has stopped thefts

  • AGLC, Edmonton mayor speak about spike in liquor store robberies across Alberta

  • MGEU wants more action after brazen and chaotic liquor store theft

  • OPP Opens Cyber Operations Center in Orillia, Ont.

  • Police warning Nova Scotians to protect themselves from cyber crime

  • Cineplex reports fraudulent activity as Scene cardholders lose thousands of points

  • Canadian cannabis firms burn through cash amid 'unmitigated retail disaster'

  • Security-clearance backlogs bedevilled RCMP as employee allegedly leaked secrets

  • Toronto business owner loses $14K to technical glitch at mobile payment company

  • Forever 21 Announces Closure of All 44 Canadian Stores

  • Chatters Hair Salon Chain Launches Aggressive Expansion

  • Canadian retail growth continues to stumble

  • Dollarama Re-Opens After Fire Engulfs Busy Montreal Shopping Centre

  • Surrey, BC: One man killed in a targeted gas station shooting

  • Montreal, QC: Store clerk violently robbed, slashed with knife & burned by molotov cocktail

  • Winnipeg, MB: 5 teenage girls arrested after liquor store theft

  • Vancouver, BC: Canadian Tire security footage released in murder trial

  • Vancouver, BC: Man shot multiple times outside of restaurant

  • Chinook, AB: Thieves snatch dozens of iPhones from Apple Store

  • Police reveal how thieves are quickly spending thousands off stolen credit cards

  • Brandon, MB: Police investigate bread truck theft

  • St. John's, NL: Hundreds in expensive dog treats stolen from pet store

  • C-Store - High River, AB - Robbery

  • C-Store - Montreal, QC - Armed Robbery/Assault

  • Mall - Sherwood Park, AB - Armed Robbery

 

September 25, 2019

  • RCC Hosts Successful Retail Secure Conference

  • Allarco Entertainment launches lawsuit against four major Canadian retailers for promoting content piracy

  • Concern for staff safety after 300% spike in Edmonton liquor store robberies
    -Some stores targeted 7 times per day - Thieves selling alcohol for drugs & guns

  • Meat theft: The strange new crime trend taking over Winnipeg grocery stores
    -Some Stores See 9 Meat Thefts Per Day

  • Inside Tim Hortons' new downtown headquarters

  • Alberta returning CannTrust products following Health Canada suspensions

  • Saskatoon, SK: Escalating thefts, violence has store owner concerned; Security measures aren't discouraging criminals

  • Most Canadians expect to keep holiday spending steady

  • Sporting Goods Behemoth 'Decathlon' Announces 1st Stores in Halifax and Southern Ontario

  • Shoppers Drug Mart provides same-day home delivery in Calgary

  • Where Canadian political parties stand when it comes to issues impacting retail

  • Saskatoon, SK: Gas station employee attacked in alleged racist assault
    -Attacker punched store manager, told him to 'go back to his country'

  • Okotoks, AB: Former Safeway pharmacist, convicted of drug theft, ordered to pay more than $70K

  • Toronto, ON: Business owners jarred by mall shooting that injured 2 men

  • Toronto, ON: No injuries reported after multiple shots fired outside Eaton Centre

  • Toronto, ON: Man's wallet stolen, thieves rack up $30K in mall spending spree

  • Okanagan, BC: Woman arrested after assaulting store owner & smashing up her business

  • High River, AB: RCMP Looking For Canadian Tire Theft Suspect

  • Vancouver book store receives package filled with hard drugs

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery (same store 5x)

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

  • Cell Phone Store - London, ON - Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Hockey Store - Regina, SK - Burglary

  • Snack Bar - Grand Falls-Windsor - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - High River, AB - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Burlington, ON - Armed Robbery

 

September 18, 2019

  • Axis Canada named on the 2019 List of Best Workplaces in Technology

  • Shelley Holmes to Receive 2019 Retail Council of Canada Retail Secure Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Winnipeg convenience store owners plead for police help to stop robberies

  • Hate Crime on Steroids? Trans Store Owner Leaving Town After Attacks
    -Val David Café Owner Closes Shop Amid 'Transphobic' Attacks, Vandalism

  • Retailer panel to discuss today's threat landscape and cybersecurity

  • Sept. 26: Webinar with Stephen O'Keefe & Shannon Walker
    -Retail Focus 20/20: Providing Visibility Into Your Greatest Risks

  • Cashless society: 85 per cent of Canadians don't pay with cash regularly

  • Best Buy, Staples accused of 'urging' customers to pirate TV shows with devices sold in stores

  • 'The Brick' Launches Expansion with Innovative Flagship Store Prototype

  • Canadian Chain 'Quesada Burritos & Tacos' Launches Aggressive Expansion

  • Ontario formalwear retailer Tuxedo Royale closes stores amid 'financial restructuring'

  • Calgary, AB: 'Targeted attack': One injured in shooting at CrossIron Mills

  • Whitby, ON: Identity theft and fraud scheme thwarted by Home Depot employees

  • Vernon, BC: 'Something has to change': Business frustrated by multiple thefts

  • Toronto, ON: Suspect at large after shooting in Rexdale Mall parking lot

  • London, ON: Man stabbed, four people arrested in west London weapons incident

  • Halifax, NS: Robber of many outfits sought by Halifax police

  • Fort Saskatchewan man facing fraud charges after $120,000 car purchase

  • Man who crushed Nanaimo RCMP cars with stolen truck gets more jail time

  • Woman faces charges after RCMP raid marijuana storefront in Middleton

  • Grocery Store - Halifax, NC - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Chilliwack, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Smoke Shop - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

 

September 11, 2019

  • STORE 2019 Retail Council of Canada Annual Awards
    -London Drugs & Walmart Canada LP & Safety Recognized

  • Drone test flight successfully delivers prescription drugs in Canada for 1st time

  • Retail Secure to discuss response strategies for violent crimes and active situations

  • Many Canadians value data security more than money

  • Canadian Security announces Security Director of the Year 2019

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Canada's Top Shopping Centres to be Ranked in RCC Study

  • Tech issue affecting debit vendor leaves some Canadians unable to make purchases

  • Conservative party Leader promises to create 'Canada Cyber Safe' certification for digital products if elected

  • Langley, BC: Homicide team investigates McDonald's shooting

  • Ontario's cargo theft 'epidemic' is costing you money and seems to be getting worse

  • Winnipeg, MB: 38-year-old man arrested after string of robberies; drugs seized

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Man arrested over summer $8,000 electronics heist, police say

  • C-Store - Port Colborne, ON - Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

 

September 4, 2019

  • Security guards, police, LP officers under attack in Halifax
    -5 incidents over the span of 2 days

  • British Columbia's malls punch above their size for sales

  • Cannabis Canada: Black market down 21% since legalization

  • Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Fraud Detection and Prevention Strategies at Retail Secure

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Forever 21 Could Completely Shut Down All Their Canadian Stores

  • Trudeau makes surprise stops at Metro Vancouver grocery store, White Spot

  • Popeyes' chicken sandwich isn't heading to Canada yet

  • Vancouver, BC: RCMP make arrest in connection to sale of fraudulent smartphones

  • Calgary, AB: Machete-wielding man shot by police in mall parking lot charged with assault

  • Ontario: Police say identity thief tried to obtain credit from jewelry stores in Oakville, Burlington

  • Medicine Hat, AB: Man trying to use stolen credit card arrested by police officer behind him in line

  • Langley, BC: RCMP release images of nine suspects wanted for theft, fraud, and more

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Police warn PIN-stealing 'fraudsters' may be en route to the city

  • Toronto, ON: 2 arrested after series of store robberies, BB gun shootings

  • Midland, ON: Thieves target locked food trucks in late-night 'smash-and-grabs'

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

  • Liquor Store - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Toronto, ON - Multiple Robberies

 

August 28, 2019

  • New workplace harassment, violence law will be 'game changer' for employers
    -Mandatory prevention training for nearly 1 million employees

  • Five-year string of break-ins leaves small business 'discouraged'
    -Growing number of break-and-enters leading to 21% jump in Windsor crime

  • RELATED: Ottawa: Carling Avenue businesses hit with growing number of break-ins

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Opioid crisis endangering lives, pushing first responders to their limits

  • Canadian Tire to discuss new tech for stopping shoplifters

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Report: Canada's retailers report better-than-expected June sales 

  • Walmart names new head of operations for Canada

  • Toys 'R' Us Canada president resigns after two decades with retailer

  • Alberta sees most money spent on cannabis since legalization

  • Toronto, ON: Man dies after being shot in McDonald's parking lot

  • Toronto, ON: Gunfire erupts at strip mall, injures four men

  • Brussels, ON: Two men arrested after trailer containing $100K of beer stolen

  • Calgary, AB: Two men charged in $800,000 auto theft fraud scheme

  • Ottawa, ON: Three people wanted in retail thefts worth more than $20,000

  • Edmonton, AB: $10,000 in booze stolen during multiple liquor store thefts

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Black market liquor sellers charged; up to $1,400 in booze

  • Aldergrove, BC: RCMP's hunt for wanted thief ends in tasing at store

  • Gravenhurst, ON: OPP investigating reported theft, fraud incident at grocery store

  • Belleville, ON: Shoplifting incident leads to charges for local woman

  • Auto Store - Ottawa, ON - Burglary

  • Fine Food Emporium - Ottawa, ON - Burglary

  • Grocery Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Hamilton, ON - Robbery

  • Uniglass/Ziebart - Ottawa, ON - Burglary

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August 21, 2019

  • Shoppers Beware: Baby Formula Tampered With at Edmonton Walmart Stores
    -Canadian Food Inspection Agency Issues Warning

  • The beginner's guide to opening a pot shop
    -The how-to you need to read before getting into cannabis retail

  • 2019 Has Been Full Of Canadian Store Closures
    -Here's a Complete List

  • Canadian Security to Host CS Honours 2019 on Oct. 3 in Toronto
    -Celebrating Canada's Security Leaders

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Walmart Canada rolls out nationwide grocery delivery through Instacart

  • Canada's Catalyst buys 10% of Hudson's Bay Co.

  • What can be done to fill Montreal's empty storefronts? City hall plans to find out

  • Surrey, BC: Man arrested after fatal stabbing near Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

  • Toronto, ON: 4 people injured in strip mall & McDonald's parking lot shootings

  • Nanaimo, BC: Man crawls through store ceiling, robs loss-prevention office

  • Burlington, ON: Man Sought After Merchandise Stolen From Fortinos

  • No explosives found after bomb threat at Sherwood Park shopping centre

  • Boucherville, QC: Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of IKEA

  • Bar - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Robbery

  • Electronics Store - Edmonton, AB - Burglary

  • Undisclosed Store - Nanaimo, BC - Robbery

 

August 14, 2019

  • Montreal grapples with privacy concerns as more Canadian police forces use facial recognition

  • 'Smash and grabs' prompting more security in North Bay's downtown

  • Stores say construction on Dundas St. making it easier for thieves & vandals to go undetected

  • Federal court rules that Toronto woman must pay damages to luxury retailers, including Dior & Louis Vuitton, in counterfeit sales case

  • Loblaw won't face lawsuit over Bangladesh factory collapse after Supreme Court refuses to hear case

  • Couche-Tard Looks to Be 'Key Player' in Cannabis Retailing

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Canadian Tire buying Party City business for $174.4 million in cash

  • Vodka most often targeted in N.B. liquor store thefts

  • Canada Launches Small Business Cybersecurity Certification Program

  • Edmonton, AB: Fraudsters using 'advanced methods' steal $683,000 in elaborate gift card scam

  • Calgary, AB: Man shot near Chinook Centre; runs into movie theater bathroom to treat wounds

  • Lower Truro, NS: Nearly $50,000 worth of tires stolen from store

  • Guelph, ON: Police seek woman in connection to $2,500 theft investigation

  • Edmonton shipping container coffee shop shuttered due to theft - again 

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

  • Smoke Shop - West Shore, BC - Burglary

  • Tire Store - Lower Truro, NS - Burglary

 

August 7, 2019

  • Stores not responsible for protecting customers from sudden, random acts of violence, B.C. court rules

  • Thefts at LCBO stores on the rise in Ottawa
    -Shop Owner Blames LCBO Policy

  • 'It's time to start making changes': Winnipeg store liquor thefts still a major problem

  • siffron Announces New Canadian Distribution Partner

  • Class action lawsuit launched in Vancouver over Capital One data breach

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Calgary shootings more than double what they were last year

  • Surrey, BC: Hells Angel shot dead at Starbucks drive-thru

  • Markham, ON: Man killed, woman injured drive-by shooting at strip mall

  • Winnipeg, MB: C-store employee, bystanders escape injury after handgun fails to fire during robbery

  • Cambridge, ON: Man killed in fatal shopping plaza shooting

  • Calgary, AB: Man charged in shooting outside 7-Eleven store

  • Hamilton, ON: 4 people face more than 55 charges for armed drugstore robbery

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man charged in 9 total armed robberies

  • Barrie, ON: Police searching for suspect following Shoppers Drug Mart theft

  • Vancouver, BC: Dozens of Apple Watches seized at home of alleged thief

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Robbery

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

  • Games Store - Belleville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - North Okanagan, BC - Robbery

 

July 31, 2019

  • Canadian Security announces 2019 Community Leader Award winner
    -Circle K LP Security Exec Sean Sportun

  • Congratulations to Paul Trickett for being named National Director of Asset Protection for Staples Canada

  • Montreal Multi-Brand Luxury Men's Retailer Closes Amid Death Threat
    -Store Owner with Alleged Ties to the Mafia 'Flees for His Life'

  • How Canadian Employers Address Bullying and Harassment

  • 'It can happen to anyone': Fraud on the rise in Saskatoon and nearly double the incidents reported in Regina

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Capital One data breach hits about 6 million people in Canada, 100 million in U.S.

  • Some Canadian c-stores are giving the retail model a makeover 

  • Expert tips on how to keep online identity in Windsor safe after increase in fraud

  • Crime Severity Index increase in Moncton area provoked by fraud: Statistics Canada

  • Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open

  • Couche-Tard invests millions in cannabis company Fire & Flower

  • Canadian Security announces 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner

  • Montreal, QC: Two killed, others injured in multiple attacks near Plaza Laurier 

  • Richmond, BC: Man injured in 'targeted' drive-by shooting at Richmond mall; could be linked to Vancouver car fire 

  • Toronto, ON: Man arrested after allegedly hitting pedestrian, crashing into downtown Shoppers

  • Ottawa: Police report 30 distraction thefts in city's east end in recent months as crews target retail areas, parking lots

  • Toronto, ON: Dealers warned to be vigilant after bust of multimillion-dollar auto theft ring 

  • Lindsay, ON: Man accused of theft barricades himself in bathroom

  • Yellowknife, NT: Man arrested after theft of perfume, hair products

  • 2nd puppy found safe after being stolen from Calgary pet store

  • Hardware Store - Kingsville, ON  - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - North Bay, ON - Burglary

  • Liquor Store - Ponoka, AB  - Armed Robbery

  • Safeway - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Victoria, BC - Robbery

 

July 24, 2019

  • Canada's Crime Rate Spiked in 2018, But Country Still Safer Than A Decade Ago Increase
    -Driven by Higher Rates of Fraud, Shoplifting & Theft

  • 'A serious problem': Edmonton saw 31% jump in shoplifting offences in 2018

  • Calgary had a lot more shoplifting but a lot fewer homicides last year

  • Bystander training gains traction in Canada as tool to prevent sexual harassment, violence in the workplace

  • Kamloops, BC: Blind man plans to file human rights complaint after he was arrested for refusing to remove guide dog from gas station

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Canadian Businesses Must Deploy Disruptive Technologies to Mitigate Risks of Online Fraud

  • 'Retail under attack': Winnipeg retailers try to find new ways get customers back in stores

  • Illegal Toronto cannabis dispensary still selling despite arrests, cement blocks

  • Statistics Canada reports retail sales fell 0.1 per cent in May to $51.5B

  • Burnaby, BC: 5 people attacked with needle at Metrotown Mall, police say

  • Burlington, ON: Couple 'developed a bar code system' to carry out 'scary' credit card fraud scheme

  • Oxford, ON: Transport truck with more than $450K worth of goods stolen

  • Kingston, ON: Police searching for shoplifter who threw a lock at security officer

  • Lindsay, ON: Police investigating theft of construction materials from supply store

  • Markham, ON: 5 suspects charged in connection with 2018 jewelry store robbery

  • C-Store - Fort Qu'Appelle, SK  - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Duncan, BC - Armed Robbery

 

July 17, 2019

  • Canadians Returning to the Black Market for Cannabis
    -Illegal Cannabis in Canada is 80% Cheaper than Legal Pot

  • The Fight Heats Up Over Ditching Cash Payments 
    -Will Canadian Food Retailers Go Cashless?

  • Restaurant Chain Gives Back
    -Paramount Fine Foods CEO provides work to refugees upon arrival in Canada

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Aritzia continues sales growth streak, reports nearly 32% jump in income

  • Canada Made Its Legal Weed Rules Too Tough and We're Going To Pay For It

  • Fight erupts, shots fired outside shopping center at Toronto music festival

  • Capilano, BC: Man shot in the stomach in Walmart parking lot

  • Edmonton, AB: Store surveillance captures homocide victim the night he disappeared

  • Winnipeg, MB: Beer store shooting leaves man in critical condition

  • Hamilton Mountain, ON: Fleeing shoplifter abandons stroller stuffed with $1,000 in stolen goods

  • Nanaimo, BC: Mall temporarily locked down after police respond to call for youth with firearm

  • Calgary, AB: Stolen pet store puppy recovered; Boston Terrier still missing

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Superstore - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

 

July 10, 2019

  • Cashless future in Canada? Not so fast
    -Backlash could be similar to frustration over self-checkout

  • Beware of Craigslist gift card scam: More than $600 stolen by clever criminal
    -Victim Wants Home Depot to 'Tighten Up' Self-Checkout & Gift Card Transactions

  • It's Dominating in Canada Too!
    -Amazon Dominates Minds of Canadians Purchasing Online: Expert

  • Security is biggest IT priority for Canadian businesses, but limited budgets posing a challenge

  • Edmonton vape shop owners push back against police anti-vaping measures

  • Sask. justice minister urging feds to enforce on-reserve pot stores; says government should focus on drugs & dangs, not retail cannabis

  • Apple report reveals Canada had high number of legal requests in iTunes, credit card fraud

  • HBC should make store closures part of game plan, shareholder says

  • Giant Tiger Continues Rapid Canadian Store Expansion as it Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

  • Sherwood Park, AB: RCMP investigating $500K theft from jewelry store

  • Chilliwack, BC: Mattress theft caught on video, shared to social

  • Ottawa: Man shot & killed outside restaurant

  • 73 charged following massive probe into alleged GTA criminal network

  • Vancouver, BC: Chairs worth nearly $40K targeted by thieves at high-end store

  • Calgary, AB: Burglars make off with more than $20,000 in merchandise from charity store

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Thunder Bay Police Make Fast Work in Theft and Assault Incident at Walmart

  • Halton, ON: Suspects Sought After $135 in Merchandise Stolen from Bulk Barn

  • Barrie, ON: Police searching for suspect following reported laptop, iPad theft

  • Tagging troubles: Old Strathcona business owners frustrated by graffiti vandals

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

  • Cannabis Store - Cold Lake, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Charity Store - Calgary, AB - Burglary

  • Gas Station - Saanich, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Sherwood Park, AB - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - Napanee, ON - Burglary

  • Pet Store - Calgary, AB - Burglary/Puppies Stolen

 

June 26, 2019

  • Security expert calls out Costco and other retailers on bag searches

  • Vancouver mall offers homeless a safe place to sleep

  • 'Retail Apocalypse' in Canada a Myth: Expert

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Trump's trade wars partly to blame for rising Canadian food prices

  • Canada's shopify going head-to-head with Amazon, spending $1 billion on fulfilment network

  • Canada's Purolator to Spend $759 Million for Faster Deliveries

  • Statistics Canada says retail sales edged up 0.1 per cent in April

  • Raptors' win will cause retail boost for Canadian Tire, BMO predicts

  • Kitchener, ON: One airlifted to hospital, 2 others hurt in shopping plaza shooting

  • Nanaimo, BC: Man charged with armed robbery, stealing jewelry worth $21K

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man nearly shot after robbing liquor store with bike pump that looked like gun

  • St. James, BC: Fireworks store offers $1,000 fireworks party for ID of man after weekend break-in

  • Sudbury, ON: Two men nabbed in convenience store theft

  • Dartmouth, NS: Police looking for female shoplifters

  • St. Albert, AB: Two females sought in connection to liquor theft

  • Yellowknife, NT: Man charged in 2 Circle K armed robberies

  • Airdrie, AB: RCMP looking for man who stole $130 in liquor

  • C-Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor - Vancouver, BC - Burglary

  • Liquor - Nanaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery

  • Red Bomb Fireworks - St. James, BC - Burglary 

  • Walmart - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

 

June 19, 2019

  • Man files human rights complaint after Costco searched his backpack but not women's purses

  • 'Let Go of My Hand!': Old Navy Employee Follows Black Shopper Outside of Store, Attempts to Apprehend Her for Allegedly Stealing

  • Canadian Businesses Fail to Prioritize Data Protection and Remain in Denial of the Consequences of a Data Breach: Shred-it Study Confirms

  • Shoppers Drug Mart to pilot blockchain-secured traceability program for medical cannabis

  • In Case You Missed It
    -Did shortage of security & police lead to shooting at Toronto Raptors parade? 
    -'I Am Amazed That There Weren't More Injuries'

  • Overcrowding becomes issue as millions of fans turn up for Raptors championship parade

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Lululemon raises full-year forecast, beats quarterly estimates

  • Hudson's Bay shareholder objects to buyout offer

  • How Hudson's Bay can avoid becoming the next Sears

  • China suspends imports from Canadian pork company amid food safety issues

  • GTA: 22 males arrested in series of cellphone store robberies, 9 cases remain unsolved

  • Hamilton, ON: Store clerk shot man through building's window

  • Halifax, NS: 4 arrested after woman stabbed in McDonald's parking lot

  • Calgary, AB: Armed robber who assaulted c-store clerk wanted by police

  • Burlington, ON: More Than $700 Worth of Clothing Stolen From Hudson's Bay

  • Peterborough, ON: Woman arrested in connection with reported thefts at grocery store

  • Barrie, ON: Suspected shoplifter concealed items in his own reusable shopping bags

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery / Assault

  • Circle K - Orangeville, ON - Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Canning, NS - Armed Robbery / Shots fired

  • 7-Eleven - Orangeville, ON - Robbery

 

June 12, 2019

  • The rise of organized crews of shoplifters & what Halton police are doing about it
    -Crime fighting measures have been 'remarkably successful'

  • How Canada's RCMP is cracking down on the rise of counterfeit goods;
    -$15 million recovered over past 5 years

  • Toronto using concrete blocks to stop unlicensed pot shops from reopening

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Mogo Partners with Major Canadian Retailer - The Brick - to Battle Identity Fraud

  • Toronto, ON: Adult store selling counterfeit Viagra and other fake health products

  • Hudson's Bay, Owner of Saks, Gets Offer to Go Private

  • Retail industry warns that Trudeau's single-use plastics ban could raise prices

  • Canadian government to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: Source

  • 'It's a Mess': How Canada 'Blew' Its Chance to Be the World's Pot Leader

  • Mississauga, ON: Man critically wounded in shopping plaza shooting

  • Brampton, ON: Suspects sought after jewelry store robbed, business shot up 

  • Nipawin, SK: Charges laid in computer store theft, fraud; Two charges involved amounts exceeding $5,000

  • (Update) Cambridge, ON: Woman arrested in connection to fatal strip mall shooting

  • Burlington, ON: Police watchdog clears 5 cops after man shot to death at gas station

  • Burnaby, BC: No charges against RCMP officer who shot 7-Eleven robbery suspect

  • Kitchener, ON: Jewelry stolen from Fairview Park shopping mall

  • Tracy, NB: Man wanted in c-store fuel theft

  • Bell MTS Place - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Cambridge, ON - Armed Robbery

  • City Place - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Salmon Arm, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Brampton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Williams Lake, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Video Game Store - Alliston, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Toronto, ON - Burglary/Attempted Break-In

 

June 5, 2019

  • Manitoba liquor thefts drop 23% since security measures introduced in March
    -55% reduction in shrinkage, 20% increase in theft-related arrests

  • LCBO robbery raises red flags about alcohol privatization: OPSEU
    -"This is a matter of life and death" 

  • Firms in Canada targeted with increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques 
    -Canadians are three times more likely to download malware 

  • In Case You Missed It: Canada's Not Prosecuting 
    -"Shoplifting and other petty-crime cases are being dropped by courts"

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Chief Operating Officer for Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) in Ottawa

  • Walmart bets on click-and-collect in Canada

  • Canada's Indigo to refresh general merchandise retail 

  • Unfashionable fakes: How to protect yourself from counterfeit goods online

  • Retailers Among Canada's Most Trusted Brands: Study

  • (Update) Halifax, NS: Mall mass killing plotter Lindsay Souvannarath loses life sentence appeal

  • Edmonton, AB: Woman arrested in dozens of city liquor store robberies;
    -More than 30 liquor thefts since August 2018

  • Winnipeg, MB: Man arrested after beating store owner with walking stick

  • Kingston, ON: Man accused of threatening to shoot store employee after theft

  • Winnipeg, MB: Teen sentenced for shoplifting spree; Hit Shopper Drug Mart, 7-Eleven & C-Store

  • Barrie, ON: 2 face charges following reported theft at Joe's No Frills

  • Beer & Wine Store - Nanoose Bay, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery (May St.)

  • Circle K - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery (Simpson St.)

  • LCBO - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Kingston, ON - Armed Robbery threat

  • 7-Eleven - Victoria, BC - Armed Robbery (Burnside Rd.)

  • 7-Eleven - Victoria, BC - Armed Robbery (Carey Rd.)

 

May 29, 2019

  • Toronto police using facial recognition as Canadian government ponders rules;
    -Lawmaker wants to "hit the pause button" until there is more oversight 

  • Mom-and-pop stores will be hit hardest by looming strike at Port of Vancouver, retail council says

  • OPP see 'noticeable increase' in shoplifting in downtown Fort Frances, Ont.
    -35 shoplifting incidents from January to end of March

  • Money laundering report a wake-up call for Canada, but provinces skeptical;
    -Alberta leads the country with over $10B in laundering

  • How slow retail sales would hurt economy if B.C. reins in money laundering

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Retail's Top Achievers Recognized at Retail Council of Canada's 2019 Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala

  • Indigo swings to near $40M yearly loss partly due to Canada Post strike impact

  • Gen Z shopping in-store more often than online

  • AR-15 Selling Out in Canada on Concern Trudeau to Ban New Owners

  • Major Ontario Counterfeit Bust 
    -Markham, ON: 8 charged in year-long Pacific Mall investigation targeting thousands in fake goods

  • Whitby, ON: Security guard & employees assaulted, tied up in brazen cell phone store robbery

  • (Update) Southgate, ON: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter for punching store owner who intervened in robbery

  • Abbotsford, BC: Trial set to begin for man accused of killing cop at strip mall

  • Calgary, AB: Men face 71 charges each after stealing purses in grocery store parking lots

  • Surrey, BC: Police looking for suspect after Best Buy credit-card fraud

  • Kingston, ON: Police seek public's help in hunt for theft, fraud suspects

  • Durham, ON: Toronto couple caught with fake debit & credit cards, fraudulent IDs, birth certificates & cash

  • Beer Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

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

  • C-Store - Moncton, NB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - North Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Cell Store - Whitby, ON - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Saanich, BC - Armed Robbery (Burnside Rd.) 

  • 7-Eleven - Saanich, BC  - Armed Robbery (Carey Rd.)

  • Undisclosed Store - Regina, SK - Armed Robbery

 

May 22, 2019

  • Criminals Extorting Money and Personal Information From Your Businesses
    -OPP Warning Ontario Businesses to Confirm Their Emails & Phone Messages

  • University's new AI security system that studies movement a 1st for Canada
    -Could it be coming to stores next?

  • Security challenges remain for cannabis cultivators six months after legalization

  • Cost of cyber breach recovery hits all-time high of $5.8M;
    -100% of companies reported attacks

  • Canada: Walking A Fine Line
    -Bill Of Lading Stomps Liability For Cargo Theft

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Retail's Future Leaders Awarded $25,000: Finalists of Retail Council of Canada's Retail Education Scholarship Program announced

  • Canadian Retailers Post Biggest Gain in 10 Months

  • Canadian privacy watchdogs taking Facebook to court over privacy failures

  • Walmart orders 40 electric semis for British Columbia fulfillment center

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Man found guilty of murder of 2 Mac's store clerks
    -Verdict Comes with Automatic Life Sentence

  • Calgary, AB: Thief attacks camera store staff with bear spray, steals $5,000  in merchandise

  • Toronto, ON: Police find hundreds of stolen electronics at arts and crafts store

  • Victoria, BC: Brazen $1,100 bike theft caught on camera; Employee gets stolen bike back

  • Mount Pearl, NL: Backhoe bandits strike again in attempted ATM theft

  • North Bay, ON: Two men arrested for identity theft

  • Camera Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Variety Store - Saint John, NB - Armed Robbery
     

May 15, 2019

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    -Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Security breaches cost Canadian firms over $9 million a year on average; 
    -Average Canadian company hit with 1.5 security breaches per week

  • Paramount Fine Foods owner awarded record $2.5 million in damages; 
    -Anti-Muslim pundits falsely claimed restaurant had ties to terrorism

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • RH-ISAC Announces Sponsorship of Retail Council of Canada's STORE 2019 Event

  • A Whole New World: A Guide to Buying Legal Weed in Ontario

  • Canada's economy adds 32,400 wholesale & retail trade jobs in April; 106,500 jobs overall 

  • New Ontario booze rules could grow economy & add jobs

  • 73 percent of young Canadians are more likely to shop online than in-store: survey

  • Holt Renfrew closing Edmonton store in 2020 to focus on bigger locations

  • Canada-Based Freedom Mobile says data breach affects 15,000 customers

  • Guns 'Selling Like Crazy' on Ban Concern: Firearms Outlet Canada

  • St. John's, NL: Avalon Mall sees massive police presence after reports of shots fired

  • Kitchener, ON: Suspect in grocery store ATM theft considered armed, dangerous

  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON: Woman assaults security officer during theft attempt

  • Barrie, ON: Over $1,500 in Baby Monitors Stolen Over Three Trips to Toys R Us

  • Hamilton, ON: Man tries to steal 'high-end' meat and booze, then use cab for getaway

  • Scarborough, ON: 2 people wanted in Dollar Tree arson investigation 

  • (Update) Yellowknife, NT: Woman arrested for multiple armed robberies

  • Winnipeg, MB: Two men sought in robbery, credit card fraud incident

  • North Bay, ON: Identity theft charges laid after fraudulent credit card application

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Selkirk, MB - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Hinton, AB - Armed Robbery

 

May 8, 2019

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    -Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Alberta judge rules mandatory four-year minimum sentence for robbery with firearm unconstitutional, calls prison term 'grossly disproportionate'

  • Some cities in British Columbia are a 'hotbed' for fraud & white-collar crime;
    -Higher percentage of small businesses could make it a better target for criminals

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Walmart Canada Announces Major $200M Investment in Stores, and 2 Store Closures

  • Retail's Best Recognized: 2019 Excellence in Retailing Awards Finalists Announced

  • Trudeau resists pressure to decriminalize drugs in face of opioid crisis

  • Canada's big banks launch Verified.Me network to help prevent ID theft

  • $100-million class action lawsuit filed in Calgary over Marriott Hotels data breach

  • Canada's Holt Renfrew invests in stores, e-commerce 

  • Canada's Gildan delays American Apparel store plans 

  • Hudson's Bay could sell Lord & Taylor

May 1, 2019

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    -Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Circle K LP Exec Sean Sportun Using Technology to Capture Thieves
    -New Upgrades, Initiatives Help Law Enforcement & Drive Down Robberies

  • Organized Crime Group is Targeting Canadian Airports 
    -Working in Teams That Specialize in Airport Thefts

  • Canada: McDonald's app customers are getting their accounts hijacked by hackers who spent as much as $2,000 on enormous orders of Big Macs & nuggets

  • Toronto, ON: Man arrested after nearly $40,000 in liquor stolen from LCBO 
    -Charged with 56 separate thefts over the past year

  • Winnipeg, MB: Owners of Jewish Cafe Staged Attack on their Own Business

  • Vancouver, BC: Cop who threatened furniture store owner gets suspended sentence

  • Sudbury, ON: Staples employee who stole $5,000 in electronics to be sentenced June 5

  • Toronto, ON: Teens charged in string of alleged robberies in east end

  • Pair from Canada suspected of running ATM theft ring, police say

  • Hamilton, ON: Suspected drug dealer arrested after alleged Rexall theft

  • Airdrie, AB: Police seek three suspects in sunglasses theft

  • (Update) Eaton Centre shooter to be sentenced on June 26 

  • West Shore, NS: Woman brandishes machete in dispute over Costco parking spot

  • C-Store - Markham, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C- Store - Kitchener, ON - Robbery

  • Cafe - Winnipeg, MB - Burglary

  • Pizza Store - Ajax, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

 

April 24, 2019

  • Infamous Ottawa McDonald's cuts hours, hires guards as security concerns rise
     - Fast food location is one of the top spots in the city for 911 calls

  • Retail apocalypse sweeping across Canada and U.S.
     - Canada isn't feeling the pinch quite as badly

  • Best Buy Canada's Ron Wilson named RCC's Excellence in Retailing 2019 Distinguished Canadian Retailer of the Year

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    - Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Canadian retail sales up 0.8% in February

  • Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal

  • Illegal eye drops, acne cream sold in 2 Metro Vancouver stores pose health risks

  • Beer in corner stores could cost Ontario taxpayers $1 billion

  • Walmart Canada and WEConnect International Host Supplier Forum in Celebration of Canadian Women-Owned Businesses

  • Vancouver Wig Store Hit with Three Heists in Four Years 
    - Quality Wigs are in High Demand for Thieves-Sell For Up to $3,500 Each

  • Guelph, ON: $6K worth of toothbrushes stolen in Guelph, couple suspected

  • Yellowknife, NT: CMP looking for woman implicated in multiple armed robberies

  • Penticton vape shop owner issues emotional appeal after alleged smash-and-grab

  • North York, ON: Second suspect arrested after man attacked with bear spray at Fairview Mall 

  • C-Store - Kerrobert, SK - Burglary

  • C-Store - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Wabamun, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Durham, ON - Armed Robbery (Wilson Rd.)

  • Pharmacy - Durham, ON - Armed Robbery (King St.) 

  • Vape Store - Penticton, BC - Burglary/Smash & Grab

April 17, 2019

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    -Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Security staff honored for quick actions during Yorkdale mall shooting

  • Agnes Pienio-Ganthier from Amazon Canada named one of 
    -2019's "Top 10 Under 40" LP and Security Professionals

  • Canadian Retailers Fear Reusable Bags Can Be a New Tool for Shoplifters

  • Worried about staff safety, some West Broadway, Manitoba businesses are locking doors during the day

  • Ontario to launch redesigned driver's license to prevent fraud, identity theft

  • More police officers will patrol Toronto's Chinatown to focus on crime prevention

  • RCMP ask Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses for help battling thieves

  • Kamloops, BC: Knife-wielding man caught after four armed robberies in 30 hours

  • Halifax, NS: American woman appeals life sentence for mall massacre plot

  • Laval, QC: Police seek woman who pepper-sprayed, assaulted Dollarama staff

  • Oakville, ON: Trio of youths charged in armed robbery at gas station

  • C-Store - New Sudbury, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Esso - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Market - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Neighborhood Store - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Variety Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

 

April 10, 2019

  • Calling Canadian Retailers!
    -Register for the 3rd Axis Canada Retail Leadership Forum

  • Canadian Security Magazine Recognizes 1 Retail in Top 10 Under 40 Program

  • Violent robberies spark concern for Winnipeg retailers, security companies

  • Canadian Consumers Concerned About Privacy Breaches
    -Why Weed Stores Are Scanning Your ID And What To Do About It

  • Public Safety Alert in Toronto
    -Large Amount of Drugs Stolen from Downtown Pharmacy

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Reitmans Shuttered 40% of Stores Over 10 Yrs - Closing 25 - 40 in '19 - Now at 600 Stores

  • Canadian Retailers Started The Year With A Drop In Sales

  • Canada mulls crackdown on social media firms unless they do more to combat election meddling

  • Move over, millennials - baby boomers are the ultimate untapped market

  • Toronto cracks down on 28 illegal pot shops as legal retail stores mark first week in operation

  • Canadian man claims Marshalls store fired him because of his sexuality

  • The Most Prevalent Cannabis E-commerce Platforms in Canada

  • Canadian wholesale markets stick to big cities

  • Toronto: Accountant Caught Buying Nearly $7M in iPhones and iPads With Company Credit Card, Reselling Them to Electronics Store

  • Regina, SK: Man sentenced for stabbing Walmart loss prevention officer in the chest during shoplifting attempt

  • Hamilton, ON: Man shot in leg outside pet store, suspect identified

  • Duncan, BC: Knife-wielding shoplifter arrested after hitting two stores

  • Edmonton, AB: Man charged in 2 stabbings had criminal past, including robberies, thefts, home invasions and hostage-taking

  • C-Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Campbell River, BC - Burglary

  • Hotel - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Kamloops, BC - Robbery/Hit & Run

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Vernon, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Watch Store - Markham, ON - Armed Robbery

 

April 3, 2019

  • Private security companies see boom in industry because of shoplifting 
    -Increased security presence at stores is 'the new normal'

  • Violent Robberies and Organized Crime Hit Vancouver Retailers 
    -Thieves Cashing In On Communities with Limited Police Resources

  • Canadian Police Raid 'Orcus RAT' Author
    -Man Behind 'Countless' Malware Attacks Since 2015

  • Ontario's first legal private cannabis retailers are open
    -Fewer than half of shops were ready for April 1 launch

  • In Case You Missed It: Read the Daily's Special Report on the Roll-Out of Legal Cannabis in Canada

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Hudson's Bay revenue slips as sales fall at all stores except Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Canadian produce company to create 100 jobs in Atlanta with Southeast expansion

  • Calgary, AB: Shopper victim of drive-by robbery in grocery store parking lot

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Man guilty in 2016 double murder outside busy east-end LCBO

  • Halton, ON: Police arrest Hamilton man in connection with series of violent, Home Depot thefts

  • Peterborough, ON: Woman accused of theft, assaulting LP officer at Peterborough store

  • Steinbach, MB: Three Females Steal $1,000 In Goods From Walmart

  • Oxford, ON: Perfume, cologne, fishing gear taken in reported $360 Walmart theft

  • London, ON: Handgun seized, 5th suspect wanted in jewelry store robbery

  • Belleville, ON: Man caught on camera stealing jewelry at Quinte Mall

  • Gas Station - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery (Shell)

  • Gas Station - Kelowna, BC - Armed Robbery (Super Save)

  • Undisclosed Business - Lockport, MB - Armed Robbery

 

March 27, 2019

  • Liquor Stores Across Canada Beefing Up Security Measures

  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries' Unveils New Loss Prevention Plan to Fight Growing Number of Robberies & Thefts

  • New Liquor Mart security tactics could have negative effect: Marketing experts

  • Liquor Depot chain in Alberta cracking down after 'dramatic' spike in thefts

  • Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries under fire for posting names of people charged with store crimes

  • After $77M worth of booze stolen in 1 year, LCBO union demands Ontario copy Manitoba's crackdown plan

  • 'It's quadrupled;' Food Fare owner says thefts not limited to Manitoba Liquor Marts

  • Meth addiction driving retail crime
    -Curbing meth-fuelled crime requires treatment, but options limited

  • 'Absolute disaster': Thrift shop a total loss after car crashes through window, setting store ablaze

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Some Shoppers Drug Mart staff say they're 'fed up' with pressure to push self-checkout

  • Torontonians Claim That Uber Eats Drivers Are Using "Cancellation Scams" To Steal From Them

  • RCMP to online sellers: beware of phony purchases

  • Winnipeg, MB: Foot Locker employee stabbed in the neck while trying to stop shoplifter

  • Calgary, AB: Man sought in $13,000 jewelry theft at Market Mall

  • Toronto, ON: Man attacked with bear spray, robbed of $27,000 watch at Fairview Mall

  • (Update) Mississauga, ON: Police charge fourth man in strip mall shooting death of Hells Angels member

  • Ottawa: Police officer cleared in fatal 2018 shooting at grocery store

  • Windsor, ON: Suspect still on the loose after six straight c-store robberies

  • Montague, ON: $5,000+ in tools stolen from hardware stores, construction sites

  • Barrie, ON: Police search for Walmart shoplifter

  • Avalon, NL: Despite rash of robberies crime not on the increase, police say

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery

  • C-Store - Strathmore, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

 

March 20, 2019

  • 'Organized Retail Crime is a Growing Concern' in Canada 
    -Retail loss prevention the focus of Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit

  • 'We have to have some feeling of security'
    -Liquor Mart employee says staff stressed by thefts, robberies

  • Shoppers Forced to Use Self-Checkout?
    -Superstore, Shoppers Drug Mart Face Backlash from Customers 
    -'I can't even get that basic level of customer service'

  • Ontario Supreme Court: Employers Can Provide Candid Job References As Long as Intent is Not Malicious

  • Be cautious about details included in family obituaries, Edmonton police warn
    -Scammers Using Information to Steal Identities

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Will Ontario cannabis shops be ready for April 1? For some owners it's touch and go

  • Walmart Marks 25 Years in Canada Amid Challenges and Success

  • Waterloo, ON: Electronics, cash stolen in 24-hour break-in spree

  • Guelph, ON: Six businesses the victim of overnight smash-and-grabs 

  • Conception Bay South, NL: Retail workers fearful after 3 armed robberies in 72 hours

  • West Kelowna, BC: Convenience store robbed twice in 12-hour span

  • Burlington, ON: Police Seeking Suspect Following Shoplifting Incident at Hudson's Bay

  • Calgary, AB: Police Service releases photos of suspected Bitcoin ATM fraudsters

  • Avondale, NL: Armed robbery a 1st in 130 years, says Flynn's Store owner

  • Woodstock, ON: Theft of pizza store tip jar caught on camera

  • How these Toronto UPS workers helped a scammed woman get her $12.5K back

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Cambridge, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • Circle K - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Flynn's Store - Avondale, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Mac's - West Kelowna, BC - Robbery

  • Market - Maryhill, ON - Armed Robbery

 

March 13, 2019

  • Why Some Canadian Retailers Use A Hands-Off Approach to Prevent Shoplifting
    -'Seeing nothing done does not mean nothing is being done.'

  • Staff making arrests not a solution to liquor thefts, security analyst Stephen O'Keefe says

  • Thieves treating LCBO like personal 'ATM machines'
    -Toronto officer says more cops won't help

  • 3 Sixty Secure Corp. announces security guarding contract with LCBO

  • Brazen daylight liquor store thefts continue around Winnipeg

  • Mr. Sub owner in Saskatoon lays out rules of retail to prevent armed robberies
    -Restaurant has gone two years without a robbery

  • Former Walmart LP Officer Accuses Police of Playing Up His Arrest for Cameras
    -The Edmonton PD Was Filming Online Video Series During Arrest

  • Register Today
    -RCC's Retail Cannabis Forum coming March 26 in Toronto

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Retailers receive rebate returns of nearly $500,000 in 2018 as part of RCC/WSIB safety group

  • Equifax Canada finds Canadians taking fewer steps to protect personal information

  • Vancouver Police Department awards officers, civilians for acts of bravery

  • Hamilton, ON: Employee shot during armed robbery at illegal pot dispensary
    -The City's 15th Shooting of 2019

  • Abbotsford, BC: Two teens try to taser a mall cop after being caught stealing $700 sunglasses

  • Windsor, ON: Police believe 5 c-store robberies are connected

  • Saskatoon, SK: 4 arrested after armed robbery, attempted robberies in 3 communities

  • Bloor-Annex, ON: Police ID suspect wanted in rash of thefts at restaurants, stores

  • Airdrie, AB: Man caught on camera stealing liquor from Sobey's

  • St. John's, NL: Two alleged shoplifters arrested in metro area

  • Vancouver, BC: Police lay charges after theft of wigs made for cancer patients

  • Barrie, ON: Two men sought in drug store theft

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery (Ellice Ave.)

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery (Portage Ave & Langside St.)

  • C-Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Drug Store - New Germany, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Kim's Confectionary - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

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

  • Pot Shop - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery/Shooting

  • Pot Store - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Huron, ON - Burglary/Smash & Grab

  • Undisclosed Store - Montreal, QC - Armed Robbery

  • Vape Shop - St. Norbert, MB - Burglary

 

March 6, 2019

  • Ardene's store expansion supported by connected retail technology

  • How Hudson's Bay CEO Helena Foulkes Is Getting the Retailer to Focus

  • Huawei CFO Sues Canada, Argues December Arrest Violated Constitution

  • F.D.A. Says Canadian Company, CanaRx, Sells Unsafe Medicines to U.S. Buyers

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Gap announces plan to close 230 stores, some in Canada

  • Victoria's Secret To Shut 3 Canadian Stores As Chain Reorganizes

  • Tom Horton's to open 1,500 China Locations

  • Canada Goose revenues surge more than 50%

  • 2018 Was a Bad Year for Canadian Retail Sales; No Relief in Sight for 2019

  • List of International Retailers that Entered Canada in 2018

  • EastWest Bioscience Receives New PO's from TJX Companies Inc to Increase Canada Wide Distribution of Hemp Based Products

  • Ninety-six per cent of Canadians failed to spot fraud when put to the test

  • Toronto cafe owner suing province for $1.1M over lost cannabis license

  • Edmonton, AB: "Project Timber" Bust of $3.5M Lumber Theft Ring results in 80 charges against 4 people

  • Oakville, ON: Hamilton Police seeking suspect in $1,100 theft from Shoppers Drug Mart

  • Redcliff Mounties Track Down Okotoks $5,000 Burglary Suspect

  • Alliston, ON: Three arrested for shoplifting at Walmart, one person still at large

  • Halton, ON: Police are searching for three suspects who stole over $500 in merchandise from LCBO

  • Kingston, ON: Police searching for 2 ATM thieves who hit at Invista Centre 

  • Barrie, ON: Teen facing 16 charges in connection with string of armed robberies

  • Windsor, ON: Police dealing with rash of C-Store Robberies; three in the past weekend

  • Sylvan Lake, AB: $3,000 worth of tools stolen from Habitat for Humanity construction site

  • C- Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C- Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Berwick, N.S. - Burglary

  • C-Store - Leduc, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON- Armed Robbery

  • C- Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Bay Roberts, N.L. - Robbery

  • Fas Gas - Airdrie, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Little Caesars - Etobicoke, ON, CN - Robbery/ Assault

 

February 27, 2019

  • Plagued by shoplifting, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries using courts to make offenders pay

  • Warning from Winnipeg Law Enforcement & Consumer Advocates
    -Shoplifted Items Ending Up For Sale Online

  • From facial recognition to extra staff: High and low tech tools used to combat rising shoplifting in Winnipeg

  • $2-billion building collapse lawsuit against Loblaws could reach Supreme Court

  • Black market 'significantly' hurting cannabis sales? Saskatchewan store owner thinks so

  • Register Today: RCC's Retail Cannabis Forum coming March 26 in Toronto

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • HBC to shutter 37 Home Outfitters locations; May close 20 Saks Off Fifth stores

  • Shoppers Drug Mart to shrink hours at 24-hour stores in Winnipeg

  • Allied Universal to receive major investment from CDPQ

  • Pot shops may open in Edmonton malls, city council decides

  • Roof collapses on 24-hour supermarket in Terrebonne, Que.

  • Canadians increasingly concerned about fraud, identity theft

  • Woman with disability banned from store after failing to pack groceries fast enough

  • New Westminster, BC: 'Suicidal' Man killed by police inside Walmart store

  • Alert for Retailers: Victoria, BC: Credit card fraud spree costs local businesses $50,000

  • Saskatoon, SK: Armed robbery arrest leads police to Ont. teen, 181 pieces of crack cocaine

  • Winnipeg, MB: More than 45,000 illegal and 3,500 stolen cigarettes, plus over $10,000 cash seized from 3 stores

  • Foiled Halifax mall shooter interviewed on NightTime Podcast

  • Toronto, ON: Eaton Centre gunman awaits April sentencing hearing

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Oshawa, ON - Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

 

February 20, 2019

  • Machines vs. cashiers: Why Canadian shoppers are so divided over self-checkout
    -Age, concern for workers key factors in self-checkout use

  • Former Ottawa police chief calls for more mental health services - not cops - to combat violence 

  • Wealthy Nova Scotia thief who filled home with pilfered artifacts, art has died

  • RCC's Retail Cannabis Forum coming March 26 in Toronto

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • The Home Depot Canada to hire 5,500 new associates

  • Payless ShoeSource to close 248 Canadian stores, saying it is 'ill-equipped' for market

  • Lévis, QC: Two people injured in grocery store roof collapse

  • More than half of Sask. weed shops stuck in permit process

  • (Update): Toronto woman found guilty of terror charges in Canadian Tire attack

  • Magog, QC: Suspects accused of committing fraud worth thousands at Walmart
    -Stealing PINs from self-checkout shoppers

  • Calgary, AB: Former pharmacist fined & sentenced for stealing 33K pills in 5 years

  • (Update) Toronto Eaton Centre shooter found guilty of two counts of manslaughter

  • (Update) Halifax, NS: New details emerge as U.S. woman appeals life sentence for plotting to attack mall

  • Canadian Comedian Helps Take Down $150,000 Jewelry Thief In New York

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

  • C-Store - Hagersville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Charlottetown, PEI - Robbery

  • Pizza Shop - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

 

February 13, 2019

  • LCBO adding security guards at select locations to combat liquor thefts
    -Follows the arrest of 2 suspects involved in 40 separate LCBO thefts totaling $92K

  • Pilot program put police in Winnipeg Liquor Marts to deter thefts

  • Liquor theft 'epidemic' creates confounding problem for courts

  • Security guard oversight falling short, says Canadian Civil Liberties Association
    -More security guards than police officers in Canada - but 'zero oversight'

  • Some Canadian Tire stores are removing self-checkout machines

  • Self-Checkouts Not Checking Out Any Time Soon, Says Walmart Canada

  • Nearly 40% of imported fish labeled incorrectly at the retail level
    -Seafood mislabeled all along Canada's food supply chain

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Ontario launches cannabis retail training; 4-hours mandatory online program

  • Kingston, ON: Former grocery store manager allegedly defrauded chain of over $36,000

  • Scarborough, ON: Business owners 'on edge' after string of break-ins at GTA Square Mall 

  • Edmonton, AB: Man injured in shooting at Mill Woods 7-Eleven

  • Cote Saint-Luc, QC: Stabbing at Cavendish Mall leaves one man injured

  • Windsor, ON: Man arrested in credit card fraud & thefts from produce store, mosque

  • Edmonton, AB: Police searching for man they believe stole credit card, spent $17K

  • Summerside, PEI: Woman gets jail time for theft

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Paintball guns stolen from hardware store

  • (Update) Toronto, ON: Eaton Centre shooter was suffering from PTSD, defense lawyers say

  • Simcoe, ON: Teens built toilet paper fort then fell asleep inside store overnight

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Scarborough, ON - Burglary

  • MJ's Gold House - Scarborough, ON - Burglary

 

February 6, 2019

  • 'The Big Debate': Should LCBO liquor stores crack down on shoplifting?
    -Should the LCBO crack down on shoplifting? No
    -Should the LCBO crack down on shoplifting? Yes

  • The illegal online marijuana market is raising security concerns among experts

  • Cannabis industry to be worth just $5 billion by 2021 amid flat rollout, high costs

  • Canada's cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says

  • Young "hackers" help Canada Cartage fight cargo theft

  • 'The apocalypse hasn't happened'
    -A year after Sears Canada, the mall is not dead

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Study: Canadian retailers lag in BOPIS Services

  • Consumer spending on track for worst year in decade

  • Walmart is using a Flipkart fashion brand to test expansion in Canada

  • Jean Machine Closes All Stores After Four Decades

  • Crackdown on 'Fraudulent' Olive Oil at Canadian Retailers Says Expert

  • Canada's Sunrise Records to buy UK's HMV; 100 Stores & 1,500 jobs saved 

  • Tim Hortons co-founder, dead at 88

  • Ottawa: Police fatally shoot man seen walking into mall with small axe
    -Third deadly police shooting in three years

  • Toronto, ON: 2 men charged in connection with up to 50 alleged LCBO thefts

  • Mississauga, ON: Store Clerk Stops Robbery by Hitting Robber with Bananas

  • (Update) Vancouver, BC: Police officers cleared in shooting death during chaotic Canadian Tire robbery attempt

  • Toronto, ON: Knife-wielding man shot at c-store while chasing another man

  • Richmond, BC: Mounties' two-day blitz on thieves nets 30 arrests

  • Halton Hills, ON: Two suspects leave Gucci store with $3,500 handbag

  • St. John's, NL: Woman steals credit cards, buys winning lottery ticket, gets arrested

  • Vernon, BC: Large sum of money stolen from grocery store

  • Lewisporte, NL: Armed pharmacy robbery earns man 9 years in prison

  • Beauty Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery

  • C-Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Sudbury, ON - Armed Robbery

  • LCBO - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Bonnyville, AB - Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Lockport, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Mobile Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery

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

  • Variety Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

 

January 30, 2019

  • Workplace violence on the rise across Canada
    -Women four times more likely to experience sexual assault at work

  • Retail Council of Canada's Shopping Centre Study 2018
    -Huge investments pay off for shopping centre owners

  • Edmonton, Calgary malls among the most productive in Canada

  • Southgate Centre Ranked as One of Most Productive Malls as it Looks to the Future

  • Cannabis legalization reversing the cashless trend?
    -How far will Canadians go in parting with their bills and coins?

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Published in the Jan. 28th Daily
    -Canada Goose parkas are winter's 'it' coat - Particularly for robbers in Chicago

  • Bank of Montreal creates financial crimes unit with cybersecurity, fraud capabilities

  • Pharmacy Association CEO defends industry's ethics after Moose Jaw pharmacist found taking gifts

  • Point-of-sale technology helps cannabis retailers dodge fines

  • Wine store's lawsuit demands Manitoba cut off online 'bootleggers'

  • Arrest warrant issued after Peter Nygard fails to appear in Bahamas court
    -Dredging his bay beyond legal limits in his caribbean estate

  • What Young People Are Saying About Working Retail: 
    -Ruining The Holidays & Dealing With Scammers

  • Quebec cannabis store employees fail to form union

  • Pot shops in Ontario: 77 out of 414 municipalities opt out

  • E-commerce nightmare: 'I Spent $925 on a Fake Canada Goose Coat'

  • Penhold, AB: Bus with students onboard collides with armed robbery suspect

  • Calgary, AB: At least $16K worth of jackets stolen in Calgary smash & grab
    -Third incident in 3 years - $70K total goods stolen

  • Vancouver, BC: Cannabis shop customer shot in 'brazen robbery'

  • Kelowna, BC: RCMP shoot, wound man outside shopping mall

  • Paris, ON: Major ID fraud bust made; Skimming device, thousands of cards recovered

  • Moncton, NB: Thieves take 'significant' haul of $1 and $2 bills from collectibles store  

  • Saulnierville, NS: No one hurt as vehicle drives through grocery store

  • Two arrested after LCBO thefts in Mississauga, Toronto

  • Windsor, ON: Forensic evidence helps nab suspects in jewelry store robbery

  • Toronto, ON: Store employee accuses co-worker of tainting water bottle with Lysol

  • Cannabis Shop - Vancouver, BC - Armed Robbery/Customer Shot

  • Fountain Tire - Penhold, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Motorcycle Business - Calgary, AB - Burglary/Smash & Grab

 

January 23, 2019

  • 'Immediate Action' Needed as LCBO Theives Steal Millions in Liquor
    -9,000 Shoplifting Incidents in Four and a Half Years

  • 'Brazenness of the shoplifting has gone up': 
    -Canadian retailers grapple with age-old problem

  • Winnipeg retailers add extra security measures for baby formula as thefts rise

  • Canada's pot shortage could last 5 years 
    -Some Stores Shut Down, Employees Laid Off

  • More than half of Ontario municipalities opt in for cannabis retail stores

  • Cannabis-carrying border crossers could be hit with fines under coming system

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Gymboree to Close All 49 Canadian Stores Amid Bankruptcy

  • More than 100,000 toxic toys named in Canada-wide recall

  • Canadian Retail Predictions For 2019: '30 international retailers will enter Canada'

  • Loblaws under pressure to increase minimum wage

  • 'A very amazing person': Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem, dies suddenly

  • Smash and grabs drain $100K from Alberta retailers; Targeting Cell Phones
    -Thieves Hit Walmarts in Calgary, Edmonton & Lethbridge

  • Ottawa: Man hit in the mouth and hand in targeted Burger King shooting
    --Bullets Hit Drive-Thru Customer's Car

  • St. Jean sur Richelieu, QC: Suspicious package left in front of boutique store
    -Same store threatened twice in 2018, owners attacked at home

  • Toronto, ON: Suspect wanted in rash of thefts at restaurants, coffee shops and stores

  • Barrie, ON: Police seek assistance identifying suspect in grocery store theft

  • Adult Store - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Circle K - Thunder Bay, ON - Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Restaurant - Ottawa, ON - Robbery

 

January 17, 2019

  • LCBO thefts have spiralled to 'epidemic proportions' and now make up nearly half of all shoplifting from Toronto's most-hit retailers

  • Are illegal kickbacks in Ontario driving up the cost of your generic drugs? 
    -Hidden camera investigation raises questions about McKesson Canada

  • Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018
    -The Third Largest Weed Market in the World

  • Loblaw Unveils New Structure Without CEO

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • Canadian arm of Gymboree files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

  • Lowe's Canada is looking to hire more than 2,500 people in Ontario this February

  • More Store Closures for Canada this Month

  • Four out of 10 Canadians shopped from their cell phone in 2018

  • Hamilton says yes to legal retail cannabis stores after vote to opt out fails

  • How A&W's CEO is cooking up fast-food success in Canada

  • Quebec, ON: Man faces 70 charges in alleged $164K fraud at Ontario Home Depot locations

  • Edmonton, AB: Two men rack up $25,000 in fradulant credit card purchases

  • (Update) Edmonton, AB: Man who killed two Mac's store clerks to appeal his conviction

  • Toronto, ON: Eaton Centre gunman vows revenge in jailhouse letter

  • London, ON: 14-year-old charged in jewelry store robbery spree

  • Windsor, ON: Optical stores hit for $40,000 in high-end heist

  • Toronto, ON: One man identified, another wanted in $18K break and enter

  • Barrie, ON: Police looking for man in grocery store theft attempt

  • Cambridge, ON: Person arrested after convenience store theft

  • Kawartha Lakes, ON: Woman caught with stolen merchandise during traffic stop

  • C-Store - Barrie, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Bishop's Falls, NL - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery

  • Optical Store - Windsor, ON - Burglary (Ottawa St.)

  • Optical Store - Windsor, ON - Burglary (Riverside Dr. West)

  • Pot Store - Cold Lake, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Business - Toronto, ON - Burglary

 

January 9, 2019

  • Questions raised over retailers who shame shoplifters with photos
    -Sparked by Newfoundland store posting images on social media

  • Stop posting videos of shoplifters, N.L. privacy commissioner says

  • Toronto, ON: LCBO thefts surge, often as staff stand and watch
    -'They're literally just walking away'

  • Union leader concerned about rash of thefts from LCBO stores

  • Edmonton pot shop owner allowed to use smoke security system 
    -Alberta regulator reverses ban for the shop

  • More than a dozen illegal cannabis stores still operating in Toronto

  • Shoppers Drug Mart launches medical cannabis e-commerce sales portal

  • Canadian Cannabis May Generate A Quarter-Billion In Fourth Quarter Sales

  • Canadian pot shortage could last up to three years, industry executives say

  • Toronto Crime Stoppers App Leads to 234 Charges
    -Sean Sportun, Manager of Security & LP at Circle K, Leading the Charge

  • Town Shoes, Jean Machine and Multiple Other Retail Stores Are Closing Throughout Canada This Month

  • Canada Store Openings & Expansions

  • P.E.I. Human Rights Commission offering online course for retailers to help prevent racial profiling of customers

  • Hand-held self-checkout getting mixed reviews at Canadian retailers

  • Couche-Tard, CrossAmerica enter deal to buy, sell US c-stores

  • Convenience factor to fuel Canada's retail change in 2019 

  • How Hudson's Bay Company looks to pay off its debt and revitalize its stores

  • London, ON: Thieves steal booze after smashing vehicle into liquor store; $100,000 in damage

  • Calgary, AB: Thief targeting ATM causes an estimated $150K in damage to Crossfield business

  • Mississauga, ON: Male victim suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in strip-mall shooting

  • Ottawa: Police with rifles take down armed man at Billings Bridge Shopping Centre

  • Richmond, BC: Man injured in shooting outside Lansdowne Centre shopping mall

  • Ottawa: Man charged as shoplifting incident escalates into armed robbery, car theft

  • Calgary, AB: Armed robbers targeting Circle K stores in holiday season crime spree

  • Group of alleged thieves treating LCBO stores 'like an ATM machine,' police warn; $200K in goods stolen between August and December

  • Police recover car which reportedly hit several people in Hertfordshire supermarket's car park

  • Peterborough, ON: Man accused of stealing $150 in items from store

  • Cranbrook RCMP makes arrest in multiple robbery and theft investigations

  • Airdrie, AB: RCMP Seek Liquor Store Theft Suspects

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Dundas, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store Falmouth, NS - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Tide Head, NB - Armed Robbery 

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • China Town Bar - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Tillsonburg, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Toronto - Armed Robbery / Security Guard Stabbed 

  • Grocery Store  – Newfoundland, CN – Burglary

  • Grocery Store - Barrie, ON - Burglary/ATM

  • Grocery Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store – Strathroy, ON – Armed Robbery 

  • Jewelry Store - Markham, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry Store - Strathroy, ON -  Robbery

  • McDonald's - Mississauga, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Pet Store - Kitchener, ON - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Cranbrook, BC - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Okotoks, AB - Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Kamloop, BC - Armed Robbery
     

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