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January 25, 2023

  • Retail Secure Conference
    -Violence in stores is up by as much as 300%. Protect your associates and your business.

  • Theft is Surging in Canada - But Like in the U.S., Data is Tough to Come By
    -We all pay for grocery theft

  • Toronto's 'Organized Retail Crime Awareness Campaign'
    -Toronto Crime Stoppers Launches Organized Retail Crime Awareness Campaign

  • Robberies & Other Crime Has Businesses Feeling 'Hopeless'
    -Frustrated Chinatown business owner considers leaving historic Vancouver neighbourhood

  • RELATED: COVID isolation, social media could be factors in violent crimes by teens

  • Canada's Data Privacy Week
    -OPC launches 2023 Data Privacy Week campaign

  • RELATED: The last week of January is Data Privacy Week 2023

  • Committee hopeful grocery code of conduct will be in place by end of year

  • RCC Cybersecurity Webinar Series
    -Keeping Your Operations Safe: Cybersecurity Awareness Webinar

  • From Pandemic to Possible Recession
    -'Rough Ride Ahead' For Retailers In Canada As Reality Sets In: Doug Stephens

  • Canada's largest alcohol retailer's site hacked to steal credit cards

  • POLL: Which grocery store departments are most vulnerable to theft?

  • Zellers to Open Initial 25 Stores in Canada with Potential Return of Mascot 'Zeddy'

  • 5 Years Since Sears Canada Shut All Stores [Retrospective]

  • Robbers Shoot Their Way Out of Jewelry Store
    -Suspects shot their way out of Scarborough mall after jewelry store robbery

  • $1.3M in Precious Metals Stolen from Store
    -3 teens out on judicial release 'caught in the act' robbing Toronto store: police

  • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada: Employees choked by man in robbery at Shoppers Drug Mart in Oakville

  • Police recover over $350K worth of stolen household items at Mississauga business

  • Thieves steal up to $250K in products from Vancouver snowboard shop, owner says

  • B.C. employee arrested after allegedly posting $80K in refunds to her own credit cards

  • Pokémon, Magic cards stolen during string of comic book store robberies in Edmonton

  • 3 Brampton teens charged after series of armed carjackings, pharmacy robberies

  • Police search for man after knife-point robbery in Oshawa

  • Pembroke man accused of shoplifting, faces 21 charges

January 11, 2023

  • Retail Secure Conference
    -Protecting People, Property, and Assets.

  • CONTROLTEK Announces a New Fulfillment Center in Canada

  • Security & IT Becoming Tightly Entwined
    -The convergence of security and IT operations

  • RCMP too short-staffed to follow up on tips from Fintrac?

  • In-Person Holiday Shopping Comes Back in Canada
    -Consumer Spending In Canada Strong For Holiday Season: Mastercard Study

  • Could Decriminalization of Opioids Go Canada-Wide?
    -B.C. poised for drug decriminalization experiment, but will it help stem deadly tide?

  • Zellers teases its 2023 return to Canada

  • Vancouver man wants to open Canada's first crack and heroin store

  • Manitoba cannabis company laying off staff amid cannabis industry struggles

  • Store Owner in Critical Condition After Robbery Shooting
    -London jewelry store owner in the ICU after alleged shooting by Toronto suspects

  • Man allegedly cuts employee's clothing during a Kitchener business robbery

  • Dec. 16: Edmonton pawn shop employees shot during daytime robbery

  • 1 arrested after shots fired at Canadian Tire store in Bancroft: OPP

  • Winnipeg youths robbed store, bear sprayed man: police

  • Two youth in custody after robbing vape shop and running from police

  • Police seek suspect involved in Halifax convenience store robbery

  • Male suspect sought in Brantford armed robbery

January 4, 2023

  • CONTROLTEK Announces a New Fulfillment Center in Canada

  • Canada Facing Same Shoplifting Surge as U.S.
    -Grocery shoplifting on the rise in Canada amid inflation, industry insiders say

  • Canada's Cargo Theft Surge
    -Recent theft of 32 empty semi-trailers from a Kitchener lot highlights rise in crimes targeting transportation industry

  • Police Shootings Surge 25% in Canada
    -Expert warns of 'perfect storm' as number of police shootings increases in 2022

  • As tech improves, shoppers more likely to choose self-checkout at grocery stores

  • Intuitive scanning, smart carts and more next-gen checkout technology to watch

  • Second COVID 'Freedom Convoy' Canceled
    -Plans for another 'Freedom Convoy' in Canada scrapped

  • Next Phase of the Pandemic in Canada?
    -Will 2023 be the year COVID-19 becomes endemic in Canada? Experts weigh in

  • COVID-19 cases in B.C. hospitals hit highest point since August last week

  • Canada, Australia impose COVID curbs on travellers from China

  • Wastewater from some flights arriving at Vancouver airport to be tested for COVID-19

  • Police Shoot Armed Man at Gas Station
    -Alberta RCMP say male shot during confrontation with officers at gas station

  • 15 Takeover-Style Armed Robberies in Toronto
    -Toronto police lay dozens of charges against boy, 15, for series of 'takeover-style' armed robberies

  • One suspect arrested, one sought in string of armed convenience store robberies

  • 3 suspects wanted after theft at Scarborough Town Centre jewelry store on Boxing Day: police

  • 3 arrested after armed robbery, break-and-enters in Yellowknife

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