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February 21, 2024

  • Early Bird Rates End TODAY
    - RCC Retail Secure Conference | March 21, 2024 | The International Centre

  • Canada: Safe Space for the World's Biggest International Criminals?
    - Lethal Exports: Why Canada is a 'global refuge' for Hells Angels, crime networks

  • 'Recognizing Leadership & Achievement'
    - Canadian Security announces Top 10 Under 40 recipients for 2024

  • Mixed Bag for Canadian Retail in 2024?
    - What to Expect for the Canadian Retail and Hospitality Sectors in 2024

  • Fighting Surging Food Pricing in Canada
    - Loblaw & Walmart Could be Forced to Adhere to Grocery Code of Conduct with Legislation

  • Loblaw Announces $2 Billion Investment in Canada for 2024 with Dozens of New Stores and 7,500 New Jobs

  • Ontario electronics retailer Factory Direct to liquidate all 14 stores

  • Canada's consumer price index: Increase slows to 2.9 per cent

  • Upscale Pusateri's Fine Foods to Close Yorkville Grocery Store in Toronto After 20 Years

  • Duo arrested in jeweler's shooting face charges in other armed robberies

  • Man shot during attempted jewelry store robbery in Surrey's Guildford area

  • Serial Shoplifter Busted After 25 Thefts
    - Man charged in connection with over 25 west-end shoplifting thefts

  • Police investigating fatal shooting in Montreal's Little Italy 

  • 3 Toronto teens among suspects charged in smash-and-grab robbery at jewelry store

  • Police arrest man after 'series of armed robberies' in Yellowknife

  • Three arrested and one sought following armed pharmacy robbery in Milton

  • Third arrest made in Kitchener store robbery

  • Police investigating armed vehicle robbery in downtown Kitchener

February 14, 2024

  • RCC Retail Secure Conference | March 21, 2024 | The International Centre

  • Protecting Canadian Employees from Dangerous Workplaces
    - Canadian Employers Take a Proactive Approach to Workplace Safety

  • Canada Steps Up Anti-Crime Funding
    - The Government of Canada invests in crime prevention in Prince George

  • Record Surge in Canadian Insolvencies
    - Businesses and Consumers Battle Rising Costs Amid Economic Turmoil

  • In-Store Shopping Booms in Ottawa
    - Ottawa's retail vacancy rate hits new low as population grows, development slows

  • Vancouver's Retail Landscape Thrives: Economic Growth, Tech Boom, & Tourism Fuel Expansion

  • Ontario calls for harsher sentences, better border checks ahead of auto-theft summit

  • Shooting outside Laval restaurant injures South Shore businessman

  • 2 charged in shooting investigation outside London, Ont. jewelry store

  • Suspects from Mississauga, Brampton charged in GTA c-store robbery spree

  • Toronto man made hateful comments in Scarborough store before assaulting, robbing customer: police

  • Suspects at large after guns stolen from gas station in northern B.C.

  • Peterborough police seek suspect in knifepoint robbery at convenience store

  • Halifax police investigating alleged armed robbery at Bedford gas station

February 7, 2024

  • Register Now: Retail Secure Conference

  • Businesses Across Canada Targeted by Violence & Extortion
    - Extortion and shootings targeting South Asian businesses across Canada

  • LP & PD Team Up for Campaign Against Shoplifters
    - Police Team Up With Loss Prevention Officers to Nab Shoplifters

  • Canada's COVID Bounce-Back Continues
    - Retailers to Benefit as Tourism in Canada Surpasses Pre-Pandemic Numbers

  • Metro donated $63M worth of food to food banks in 2023

  • Why Food Prices at Grocery Stores in Canada are Rising in February

  • $25K in Arc'teryx merchandise taken during Vancouver robbery

  • Credit Cards Created in Fraudulent Manufacturing Lab
    - More than 350 charges laid in Calgary fradulent ID investigation

  • 4 men arrested in string of 8 retail robberies across Toronto

  • Burnaby businesses evacuated after armed robbery: RCMP

  • Avondale employee grazed with knife during St. Catharines robbery: NRP

 

January 24, 2024

  • Genetec named as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

  • Save Our Streets' Initiative Fighting Retail Crime in British Columbia
    -Eby says coordinated effort the key to curbing retail theft, downtown social issues

  • Businesses Urge Lawmakers to Fight Threats
    -Ontario, B.C. mayors urge Ottawa to create plan to combat business extortion threats

  • 'Be a Crime Stopper'
    -January is Crime Stoppers month

  • 43% of Canadians Hit By Fraud
    -The most common scams affecting Canadians in 2024

  • Red Sea Attacks Impacting Canadian Shippers
    -Tremors from Red Sea conflict start to shake Canada, with dozens of ships delayed

  • COVID Permanently Changed Canadian Urban Centers
    -Downtown Ottawa needs 'visionary and transformative action,' report says

  • Loblaw could be investigated for discount reduction

  • Rexall put up for sale as American owner rethinks Canadian footprint

  • Man fatally shot in Abbotsford mall parking lot prompts investigation

  • Victoria, BC Canada: 27 people arrested for shoplifting by West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit over 6-week period in shoplifting blitz

  • Man allegedly stole more than $60K in jewelry from N.S. pawn shop

  • Windsor, Canada: Vehicle smashes into Tecumseh Mall in jewelry store break-in

  • Five suspects arrested, some as young as 15, after armed robbery at Pickering pharmacy

  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada: 3 teens among 4 arrested for Jewelry store Smash -and-Grab

  • Burlington, Ontario, Canada: 4 Thieves smash display cases, steal jewelry at Mapleview Birks store

  • Police arrest two of four hammer-toting suspects in smash-and-grab robberies at 3 GTA jewelry stores

  • Calgary Police looking for suspects in Southcenter Mall robbery

  • Toronto man in custody for reported theft at Saskatoon jewellery store

  • Halton police arrest 4 teens after armed robbery at Oakville pharmacy

  • Windsor police search for robber accused of throwing store clerk to the ground

  • Police investigating convenience store robbery in St. Catharines

  • RCMP search for suspect after armed robbery at Airdrie 7-Eleven

 

January 10, 2024

  • Canada's Retail Crime & Safety 'Crisis'
    - Retailers in British Columbia Demand Government Action as Crime and Safety Concerns Reach Crisis Point

  • The Case of the Indigo 11
    - How an act of vandalism became a flashpoint in Toronto

  • Police Shootings Surge in Canada
    - Expert says number of police shootings in Canada 'spectacularly unrelenting'

  • Canadian Cities Grapple with Abandoned Carts
    - Abandoned shopping carts leave some city residents feeling pushed around

  • Walmart Canada Focused on Store Upgrades
    - Walmart abandons plan to open fulfillment centre in Quebec

  • Expert Canadian Retail Predictions for 2024, and 2023 Review

  • Toronto's 'worrisome' office vacancy rate hits new highs

  • Canadian Retail Leasing Market to Stabilize Amid Economic Challenges

  • Two people in custody after man shot in downtown Toronto store

  • Four Robbers Steal $135K+ in Jewelry Within a Minute During Heist
    - Stratford police release footage of smash-and-grab heist at jewelry store

  • 15-year-old robbed, stabbed at Polo Park mall

  • Kitchner, ON, Canada: Three people with hammers and pepper spray rob Kitchener jewelry store

  • Store Robbed, Employee Assaulted
    - Ottawa Police seeking suspect who robbed, assaulted employee at business

  • Customer stabbed during Oakville drug store heist

  • Police searching for suspect after Ajax gas station robbed at gunpoint

  • Two robberies within minutes of each other in Etobicoke: Cops

  • Multiple suspects sought after jewelry store at Richmond Hill mall robbed

  • Armed robbery at Saint John convenience store

  • Centre Street cannabis store broken into early Friday

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