"Retailers on High Alert"
Truck Rams into Stockholm Department Store
This is the first actual retail store itself attacked. Let's hope we don't have any copycats. Read more
Yakima, WA: Two sought in killing of AM/PM Convenience store clerk during robbery
Police are searching for two people suspected in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old clerk
Wilmington, NC: Woman Dies Following Shooting Outside of Independence Mall
A woman shot Saturday in the parking lot of Independence Mall has died, a Wilmington police spokeswoman confirmed. Read more
South Los Angeles, CA: Strip Mall shooting; 1 Juvenile killed, 2 in critical condition
Three teens were rushed to the hospital after about a dozen shots were fired into a crowd.
For more than two minutes a Bradenton Police officer gave everything he had to fight off a burglar trying to get his gun, and gouge his eyes out.
Police release surveillance of a gunman that investigators consider armed and dangerous, after he allegedly shot a loss prevention officer.
A suspected shoplifter called 911 for help after she hid in a fitting room at closing time and got locked inside a department store Read more
Q1 Retail Violent Death Report
Coming Thursday, April 13
Daily ORC/Crime Editor
Gordon Smith hard at work
This Week's Crime Totals
28 ORC cases
An alarm likely scared off some would-be thieves during an attempted smash and grab, but not before they caused some serious damage to the store. Read more
A customer in the produce section was reaching for a tomato and was bitten on the thumb by a copperhead snake. Read more
A man faces misdemeanor charges after police said he urinated on 50 pairs of children’s shoes at a Tennessee Walmart. Read more
Top ORC News
Gustavo A. Gomez and his wife, Donna admitted selling the stolen goods in more than 100 online auctions from 2006 to 2014. Read more
Burlington police are trying to figure out if a Sedro-Woolley man acted alone when he stole hundreds of items from a Fred Meyer store. Read more
A New Jersey man's scheme to pilfer thousands of soft drinks went flat after a supermarket's loss prevention manager noticed $20,000 worth of soda was gone. Read more
The gang was trained in an 'academy regime' teaching heist techniques. Read more
More Top Stories
In Q1 2017, there were 1,459 publicly reported robberies and burglaries.
We examine all the first-quarter trends in Sr. LP positions, retail store closures and job cuts.
In the first quarter, average quarterly comps were down 1.6% and quarterly sales were up 1.8%. Find out with retailers performed best. Read more
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2017 Retail Stat Tracker
Retail Job Cuts
April 7, 2017
Shelly Volmer, M.A., Marketing Manager
InstaKey Security Systems
The turnover rate in the hospitality segment of the economy was 72.1 percent in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Think about that. Nearly three out of four employees hired in one year will no longer be employed at the same restaurant in the next year. Acknowledging this prompts a rethinking of the common protocol for securing restaurant facilities.
Retail Crime & ORC Stats
Organized Retail Crime
$193M in theft / 353 cases
Jan - $169M / 117 cases
Feb - $2.9M / 111 cases
March - $20.7M / 125 cases
Organized Retail Crime
$514M in theft / 1,590 cases
17 fencing operations
Annual Report Coming Soon
Retail Violent Deaths
374 reported in 2016
Top 5 States
TX – 25 / CA – 18
FL – 15 / GA – 10
IN – 8
Retail LP Deaths: 3
1,532 robberies & burglaries
Monthly Robberies & Violence - April 2017
Week 1 - 53 robberies, 20 burglaries, 7 shootings, 1 killed
March - 313 robberies, 103 burglaries, 72 shootings, 25 killed
February -361 robberies, 69 burglaries, 86 shootings, 32 killed
Q1 Robbery Report Coming Soon
2016 Robbery Report
5,974 robberies & burglaries
'16 robberies up 28% over '15
Top 5 Retailers
Dollar General / 7-Eleven
CVS / Walgreens / Family Dollar
Top 5 States
Texas / California / Florida
Ohio / Pennsylvania
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Thousands of Store Closures & Retail Job Cuts in First Quarter
We show you the trends in Senior LP jobs and report how many retail closures and job cuts the industry saw in the first quarter. Read the full report
If the numbers prove correct, the quarter would represent the industry's biggest drop in earnings since the fourth quarter of 2013. See the numbers
Shrinkage is almost a euphemistic term describing a simple contraction in the size of the stock held by a company, without offering any real sense of what the cause might be. Read more
Pizza Party Winners Drawn LIVE at 'Live in NYC 2017'
Some of the best digital-forensics labs don't belong to the police-they're run by banks, tech companies, and retailers. Read more
NA GAP hosted it’s 3rd “Connect and Collaborate Conference” at the eBay campus in Draper, Utah, bringing together 130 law enforcement & retailer partners from around the country.
More than two decades after online giant Amazon made its debut, brick-and-mortar retailers are still trying to figure out how to integrate their core store business with the Internet. Read more
Supermarket chain finds talent in ex-drug dealers
"Now it's not crack or dope. It's broccoli and ice cream"
When Jeffrey Brown looks to promote employees within his 13-store supermarket chain, he looks for people with hustle, ability and commitment. Read more
A Bloomingdale's security tag made a special appearance on the Bravo TV show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Read more
NRF Protect Trip Winner Drawn LIVE at 'Live in NYC 2017'
Fred Meyer Stores Director of Loss Prevention, Scott Bringhurst retiring March 31st