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Organized Retail Crime
2017 (YTD)

Q1: $33M in theft / 351 cases

732 suspects

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Organized Retail Crime 
2016


$514M in theft / 1,590 cases

17 fencing operations
3,682 suspects

Quarterly ORC reports

2016 ORC Report

Retail Violent Deaths

2017

Q1: 112 Deaths

Q2: 113 Deaths

Top States

CA – 16  /  FL – 10

GA – 9  /  TX & TN – 8

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Retail Robberies
2017 (YTD)

5,506 robberies & burglaries

Monthly Robberies & Violence - January 2018

  • Week 1 - 64 robberies, 21 burglaries, 6 shootings, 1 killed

  • Week 2 - 91 robberies, 32 burglaries, 9 shootings, 5 killed
     

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Retail Robberies
2016

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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The Zellman Group

This October, The Zellman Group sponsored and attended the Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police(IACP) Conference and Exposition and attended the Major Cities Chiefs Police Association in San Diego, California. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of police officers in the United States. Currently the IACP has over 20,000 members, made up exclusively of police officers who have held executive roles in police agencies. 

Katie Walker, CFI named Director of Asset Protection for The Decurion Corporation
Walt Hall promoted to Director of Loss Prevention & Safety for Office Depot
Derek McCarthy named Director of Loss Prevention for MadRag/10Spot

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US
Expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

More than 12,000 stores are expected to close in 2018 - up from roughly 9,000 in 2017, according to Cushman & Wakefield. 

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E-Commerce CFO Sentenced to 5 Years for $5.3M Investment Fraud
A Florida federal judge sentenced a former executive of a now-defunct e-commerce company on Wednesday to five years in prison.  Read more

Top News

7-Eleven Cuts 14 AP Positions out of Team of 85
Two other retailers are making cuts this week. One today, which we'll be reporting on tomorrow, and the other toward the end of the week.  Read more

Bloomingdales Cuts Almost 20% of Loss Prevention Payroll

Amazon And Walmart Battle For Retail's Future

Amazon will soon cap off another banner year: The Internet giant is expected to win roughly half of all online shopping sales this holiday season.  Read more

Tempe, AZ: French Bulldog puppies from Arizona Mills mall; valued at $30,000

According to Tempe police, five French bulldogs were taken from Animal Kingdom at Arizona Mills on Wednesday night.  Read more

 

Albany, NY: Man facing 79 months in Federal Prison for $500,000 Online Fraud Scheme 

Hudson admitted that his victims suffered at least $510,544.49 in actual and intended losses.  Read more

 

Palo Alto, CA: $100,000 in Gucci bags stolen by mob of thieves at Nordstrom

Between nine and 20 people ran into Nordstorm at the Stanford Shopping Center at 8:37 last night (Jan. 8) and stole Gucci purses.  Read more

 

Jackson, TN: Second person charged in $17,000 theft from Sears at Old Hickory Mall

Police have charged a second suspect in a November theft from Sears at Old Hickory Mall. Read more

 

Detectives recover more than $50,000 & property following multiple Sprint store burglaries

Two adults and two juveniles were detained, more than $50,000 worth of stolen property and a large amount of money was recovered.   Read more

 

Tonawanda, NY: Alert Police Officer foils theft of $40K in tools

Two men are facing a host of charges after they were caught with more than $40,000 in Snap-On tools.  Read more

JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison says he's "Going after Sears"
JCPenney says it's helping to suck the life out of its embattled rival, Sears.  Read more

California c-stores, gas stations combat human trafficking

With more than 11,000 storefronts along California's roads and highways, convenience stores can serve as trafficking prevention centers.  Read more

Regis Corporation Closing 600 SmartStyle Salons Located in Walmart Stores

Regis Corporation has announced that it will be closing 600 underperforming SmartStyle hair salons by January 31, 2018.  Read more

 

#MeToo Movement - It Happens in All Industries 
Including Retail Loss Prevention

Times have changed. Women just want to be treated fairly and do a great job for their company. Be the boss  that raises women up to help them flourish in their careers.  Read more

Pilot Flying J Trial May Include Secret Tapes
Secret recordings of Pilot Flying J exec to appear in court

Audio recordings are expected to make an appearance in a fraud trial involving four former employees of Pilot Flying J.  Read more

Brokerage Firm's Top Management Running for the Hills
Mattress Firm $40M Real Estate Fraud Suit Update

During the trio's time steering the retailer's real estate growth, Mattress Firm inked more than 1,500 new stores. 

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Macy's announces 5,000 job cuts, 7 new store closures

Macy's is planning 5,000 job cuts, including closure of seven previously unidentified stores and other cuts at remaining locations.  Read more on Macy's realignment

Former recruiters sentenced for defrauding Panda Express 
restaurant chain of $1.5M

Derek Cyrus and Chuck Sandford have been sentenced for running a false invoicing scheme that defrauded the Panda Express restaurant chain of nearly $1.5 million.  Read more

 

Record Level RSVP NRF LP Council Meeting in NYC Jan. 16th

To learn more about our Jan. 16th "Live in NYC" 2018 reception and party, where we'll be honoring the NRF LP Council, click here.

Agilence Adds 36 Banners, Reaching 35,000 Deployed Locations in 2017

Agilence today announced continued growth driven by product enhancements and robust sales of its 20/20 Data Analytics platform.  Read more

 

The First Quarter 2018
The Next 90 Days Will Tell All

Historically the first quarter of each year we see retail America either tighten their belts or announce their expansion plans.

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Employee Handbook Issues to Watch in 2018 
Background Checks - Drugs - Guns

President Donald Trump's administration will likely scale back on prior rules. In the meantime, states are moving forward with legislation and regulations to fill perceived gaps.  Read more

 

Fake Active Shooter & Gun Shot Postings Fueling Panic at Shopping Venues

Saturday night's chaos was only the most recent example of social media fueling public fear at large shopping venues and public events spots throughout the nation.  Read more

Trump's Immigration Impact on Retail 
ICE conducts sweeps of 100 7-Eleven stores

The action appears to open a new front in Trump's sharp expansion of immigration enforcement.  Read more

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Another #MeToo Story in Retail Loss Prevention

One female LP executive, who will remain anonymous, wanted to share her own #MeToo story, which we are published in the Daily.  Read it here

Walmart abruptly closing 63 Sam's Club stores - laying off thousands of workers

Ten of the affected stores will be turned into e-commerce distribution centers, and employees of those stores can reapply for positions at those locations.  Read more

Amazon May Have Dropped a Clue About a HQ2 Location
Amazon is seeking up to 1 million square feet in Boston

Amazon is in talks to lease 500,000 square feet of offices in Boston's Fort Point Channel neighborhood.  Read more

 

Retailers Alert: More Raids Coming
As Trump's E-Verify Kicks into High Gear
Time for a Company Audit?

Federal immigration authorities are warning businesses that the Trump administration's hard-line stance on immigration applies to them too.   Read more

Pilot Flying J ex-president heard on secret recordings using racial epithets
The then-president of truck stop giant Pilot Flying J made derogatory comments about his boss' NFL football team and its fans and used racial epithets.  Read more

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