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ASIS Recognizes a Real Hero - Murdered Tops Market Allied Security Guard Killed Protecting Shoppers in Mass Shooting

ASIS International Announces that Former Buffalo Police Officer Aaron Salter, Jr., an Allied Universal Security Professional, is Recipient of 2022 Ralph Day Memorial Security Award

ASIS International announced that the late Aaron Salter, Jr., an Allied Universal security professional and retired police officer who made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting shoppers at the Tops Friendly Market during a mass shooting, is the recipient of the 2022 Ralph Day Memorial Security Officer Heroism Award. The award will be accepted by his son, Aaron Salter III, on September 13th at the 2022 Global Security Exchange Conference.

Each year, one security officer is recognized by ASIS International, the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals and host of the GSX Conference, for outstanding service/acts in the security profession through the Ralph Day Memorial Security Officer Heroism Award.
This award is meant for those that perform a heroic act that involves circumstances where a private security officer risks his or her life to save their life to protect or save lives and/or property. The award nominee must be an employee of a contract security company employed as a security officer. This is the first time this award has been bestowed posthumously.

We admire Aaron Salter, not just for his heroic actions in May, but for the heroic life he lived protecting and serving the community for over 30 years," said Steve Jones, Global Chairman and CEO, Allied Universal. "I have been inspired and proud to see the outpouring of support for Mr. Salter's family from the Allied Universal team, the Buffalo Community and others."

On May 14th, 2022, a mass shooting occurred at the Buffalo Tops Friendly store. Ten people, including Mr. Salter, were killed and three people were injured. When a gunman wearing tactical gear and armed with an assault rifle entered the grocery store,
Mr. Salter confronted the attacker, firing multiple shots, one of which struck the 18-year-old attacker's body armor. Tragically, Mr. Salter was killed by return fire. Mr. Salter is hailed as a hero by police officials, shoppers and colleagues for confronting the assailant and slowing the assault which gave time for others to move to safety.

Mr. Salter retired as a lieutenant from the Buffalo Police Traffic Division in 2018 after 30 years on the job and had
worked for Allied Universal at the Tops Friendly Market post for seven years. Mr. Salter was a musician who played bass guitar, loved cars and was a scientist who invented a car engine that could run on water via hydrogen electrolysis.

Aaron Salter III established a
GoFundMe page in honor of his father
to help his family with this unforeseen tragedy. asisonline.org  prnewswire.com

About ASIS's Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award
The Security Services Community’s Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award, established several years ago in Ralph Day's honor, is presented annually to a frontline security officer who performs in a superior, gallant or heroic manner in the course of his or her duties and, in doing so, has exceeded the expectations of their position and training.

An ASIS member since 1973, Ralph was an instrumental figure in fostering professionalism within the security services industry. He joined the ASIS Security Services Community in 1985 and quickly demonstrated his leadership in this group. In his more than 30 years as a member of the community, he ascended to serve as its chair. Ralph passed away at 88 and established this award in his honor. Dated July 12, 2020.






Ray Cooke Joins Dragonfruit AI as VP of Business Development to Drive Retail Business in North America

Dragonfruit AI, retail's first massively scalable video AI platform, is pleased to announce that Ray Cooke - most recently SVP at Hanwha Techwin America - has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development.

Dragonfruit's Frontier was custom-built for Retail Loss Prevention/Asset Protection (Video Summaries, ORC Investigations, OSHA Compliance, Slip/Fall, Liquid Spill), Store Operations (Checkout Metrics, Point-of-Sale Analysis with Video Verification) and Marketing/Merchandising (In-store Commerce Funnels).

In his new role, Cooke will help large-scale retailers use Frontier to derive insights from their video to address pivotal challenges - such as optimizing staffing, detecting unsafe conditions, accelerating investigations, managing store layouts and streamlining operations.

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Exclusive Video Recap of GROC's 12th Annual Retail Crime Conference

Record-Breaking Attendance, 400+ Turn Out for Value-Packed GROC
Retail Crime Conference

August 18th was an epic day as the GROC 12th Annual Retail Crime Conference exceeded all expectations and previous attendance numbers

After two years in the virtual world, this was the largest in-person conference to date with a crowd of over 400. Attendees represented 87 retail brands, 44 law enforcement agencies, and 21 solutions partners.

It was a full day of experts and well received valuable content, with topics throughout the day like - supporting LE, partnering with prosecutors, understanding the current gang culture, prosecuting with RICO, ramping up your interview skills, and stories about Saddam Hussein from George Piro, the FBI agent in charge of the interrogation. 

Our Solution Providers didn't disappoint, as they brought their wares and solutions to Cobb Galleria in full force. There was plenty of interaction during breaks and lunch in the trade show area!

GROC was also honored to partner again with Community Teen Coalition - an organization focused on empowering at-risk youth through mentorship, entrepreneurial education, and resources. Over $2,000 was raised for the CTC/GROC Scholarship program!

Thanks to all who attended and thanks to ALL of our Sponsors for supporting the event!

Special thanks to Chad McManus, Chair of GRLPC and GROC for providing this recap

The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact

Auror Retail Crime Platform Rolled Out in New Mexico
New Mexico businesses launch retail crime criminal intel database
Aiming to crack down on shoplifting at retail stores that's thought to be fueling other crimes, New Mexico law enforcement officials are inviting businesses to participate in a new criminal intelligence technology platform Wednesday. Alongside the New Mexico Attorney General's Office, the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce is starting the "New Mexico Organized Retail Crime Association" with a new criminal intelligence database that hopes to help track and prosecute suspects.

According to the New Mexico Attorney General's Office, the technology at the center of the partnership is software created by Auror.co. The software is described as "an online interface used by retailers and law enforcement to track criminal activity and gather data in real time."

So far, several big boxes stores have signed up to participate in the new database, including Home Depot, Koh's Albertsons Safeway, Target and Walmart. The New Mexico Chamber of Commerce says it now wants small businesses to sign up.

The CEO and president of the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Rob Black, announced New Mexico will become the 20th state to be a part of the online platform which will let the business community and law enforcement track and upload crime data in real-time. "Think about things like security footage. Cell phone picture of a suspect. A car license plate. That information can be uploaded by that retail partner into this platform and law enforcement will have immediate access to that information," Black says.

The platform is one facet of the newly-created New Mexico Organized Retail Crime Association. In addition to tracking crime data, it uses artificial intelligence to predict when and where crimes will happen and list potential accomplices. It can even do so across state lines. However, leaders say they need the business community and law enforcement to step up and sign up statewide to make the program work.

APD Chief Median also brought up Kellie Shugart, a repeat burglar we reported on last week who racked up 70 burglary charges, as an example of how broken the criminal justice system is here. They hope this new taskforce will lead to more arrests and prosecutions. The attorney general says they will be asking the legislature to permanently fund units to be able to pursue these criminals throughout the state.

Businesses interested in joining the platform and the effort can register on the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce's website. krqe.com

   More on New Mexico's Effort to Battle ORC

   New Mexico state and local leaders focusing on retail crime solutions

   NM Chamber Of Commerce Leading Effort To Combat ORC

   Albuquerque business owners spending big to prevent it

Progressive DA's Impact in Philly - Prosecutions Down 70%
While Retail Theft Surges 37%

Stores battle shoplifting amid thefts by organized rings

Retail theft is on the rise in Philadelphia, but police and the DA's Office are pursuing fewer cases.

The heightened security and added inconvenience reflects a constant battle with shoplifters waged by retail stores across the city and the region. At the 19th Street CVS, salesclerk Jaden Mitchell says the theft is constant — and frustrating.

Late last year, a retail trade group sought to put a price tag on retail theft across the United States. Its report found that Pennsylvania trailed only California in the dollar amount of thievery. It also determined that as a share of all sales, Pennsylvania’s annual $5.6 billion loss last year was the highest in the nation.

The problem has been exacerbated nationwide by what some major retailers and anti-theft experts says is a proliferation of organized rings that market their stolen goods on the Internet — the “new fence,” one law-enforcement official called it.

In Philadelphia, Progressive District Attorney Larry Krasner has overhauled how his office prosecutes shoplifting. He says the policy was needed to reduce pretrial jailings and unclog the courts. But his approach has left some merchants resentful and feeling abandoned.

In a February 2018 memo, he instructed his prosecutors to seek less jail time for marijuana possession, prostitution and shoplifting. Krasner decreed the office would generally treat retail theft only as a summary offense, unless the stolen item was worth more than $500 or the suspect had a history of thefts.

His agenda has had a big impact. Prosecutions for shoplifting have plummeted and those that are filed are being treated less harshly. City prosecutors brought nearly 3,600 retail theft cases in 2017, the last year before Krasner took office. In 2019, they brought about 1,150, according to statistics on the District Attorney Office’s website. That’s a fall of two-thirds.

Meanwhile, thefts are on the increase. Victims have reported about 8,300 shoplifting thefts so far this year. The count is on track to climb 37% over last year, a record one-year hike. inquirer.com

In Case You Missed It

Amazon Streams "Philly D.A."
The Progressive Who Defined the Progressive Movement

'Philly D.A.'

Follow the rise of the progressive movement in the most incarcerated city in the U.S.

Amazon's season description:

"Go inside the tumultuous first term of Philadelphia's unapologetic D.A., whose sweeping reforms on everything from bail policy to probation earned him the admiration of progressives, the ire of law enforcement, and division within his own office."

From mass incarceration, to a hidden file on 25 Cops on a Do Not Call to Testify list due to a host of issues of dishonesty and possible criminal activity.

Backed by a $1.2M George Soros donation Larry Krasner, a former 25 year civil rights attorney, intends to turn the system upside down. And quite vocal about his absolute commitment to the progressive movement.

Retail theft is a major discussion point hot button throughout the series.

This 8 60-minute episodes follows Krasner's campaign and first year in office. amazon.com

'Insane & Dangerous' Bail Reform Driving NYC's Crime Crisis
AOC challenger calls out NYC's crime crisis, puts blame on defund the police and 'woke' prosecutors
Although Big Apple murder rates were similar this year compared to last, other major crimes have surged. Police statistics and polls show that New Yorkers are fed up, Fox News Digital reported earlier this month.

Ocasio-Cortez has been one of the most vocal and high-profile lawmakers to demand the defunding of American police departments. In her own district, major crime has climbed steadily over the past two years.

According to Paul Mauro, an attorney and former NYPD inspector, key major crimes to watch are robberies and burglaries - highly invasive profit-motivated crimes that often involve repeat offenders.

In the NYPD's 43rd Precinct, covering the Southeast Bronx, robberies soared 70% between the start of the year and Aug. 7, the most recent date for which statistics are available. Burglaries were up more than 30%.

To the north in the 45th Precinct, robberies were up more than 12% this year compared to last but more than double the 2020 total. In the 49th, robberies also climbed, but burglaries were down significantly - 20% lower than 2021 and almost 30% lower than 2020.

Experts claim it is not only defunding the police that impedes the NYPD's ability to address crime. It's a combination of low morale, officers retiring early or taking jobs in smaller departments, and bail reforms that put repeat offenders back on the streets, sometimes within hours of their arrests.

Even progressive New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the state's bail reform laws "insane" and "dangerous." Adams criticized the fact that many crimes in the city are being committed by repeat offenders. Of the 2,400 shootings since last year, 716 suspects were responsible for 30% of them, he said. foxnews.com

The Debate Over America's Crime Surge
Op-Ed: Biden Misidentifies the Crime Culprit

President Biden does political damage control amid rising urban disorder.

Statewide, murders and non-negligent manslaughters increased 46% last year compared to 2019, according to Pennsylvania's Uniform Crime Reporting System. Pittsburgh recorded 53 homicides last year, a 43% increase over 2019. Nonfatal shootings there were up 25% in 2021 compared to two years prior.

Earlier this year Pew reported that only 44% of Philadelphia residents said they felt safe in their neighborhood at night, while 65% said they'd heard gunshots near their homes in the past year. Some 362 people have been slain in the City of Brotherly Love so far this year, compared to 226 in the first eight months of 2019.

Mr. Biden was at pains Tuesday to neutralize the perception that Democrats want to defund the police. "When it comes to public safety in this nation, the answer is not defund the police. It's fund the police. Fund the police." That's a welcome line, but remember that in 2020 such sentiments were heresy in the Democratic Party.

Police are quitting in droves nationwide, and fewer cops now contend with more crime. Pennsylvania law-enforcement agencies had more than 1,200 police vacancies in March, according to the public-media organization WHYY. Cops don't want to work where they lack political support.

The problem is that Mr. Biden didn't offer any serious ideas to improve law enforcement. Instead he attacked the gun lobby, mass shooters, and Republicans for not condemning the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. But big-city residents are worried far more about the gangs on their street, and illegal guns in the hands of criminals. Mr. Biden would have done better to save his ire for progressive prosecutors like Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, who brags about how few criminals he's put behind bars. The disorder will continue until state and local governments are willing to prosecute and incarcerate lawbreakers. wsj.com

New York Rolls Out New 'Gun-Free' Zones
New York creates 'gun free zones' after Supreme Court ruling
Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards across New York's Times Square, city authorities are posting new signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a "Gun Free Zone."

The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of "sensitive" places - including parks, churches and theaters - that will be off limits for guns under a sweeping new state law going into effect Thursday. The measure, passed after a U.S. Supreme Court decision in June expanded gun rights, also sets stringent standards for issuing concealed carry permits.

New York is among a half-dozen states that had key provisions of its gun laws invalidated by the high court because of a requirement for applicants to prove they had "proper cause" for a permit. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday that she and her fellow Democrats in the state Legislature took action the next week because the ruling "destroyed the ability for a governor to be able to protect her citizens from people who carry concealed weapons anywhere they choose."

Under the law, applicants for a concealed carry permit will have to complete 16 hours of classroom training and two hours of live-fire exercises. Ordinary citizens would be prohibited from bringing guns to schools, churches, subways, theaters and amusement parks - among other places deemed "sensitive" by authorities.

Applicants also will have to provide a list of social media accounts for the past three years as part of a "character and conduct" review. The requirement was added because shooters have sometimes dropped hints of violence online before they opened fire on people. pbs.org

Seattle Records Deadliest Month Since Tracking Began
Seattle's awful August shows the city continues to backslide on crime
Seattle has seen 11 homicides this month - making this the deadliest single month in the city as far back as the police's crime dashboard has records (to 2008). The previous high for any month was nine homicides, and for any August before this one, six.

Crime like this can ebb and flow. But currently the city is on its deadliest pace in nearly three decades. Seattle this month has also passed 500 shootings for the year - a year that is only two-thirds done.

Now there are two shootings daily - up 100% from before the pandemic. But there's no similar rallying to action. The shootings - even the killings - are becoming background noise.

As many readers point out, these twin crises of rising crime and drugs are not unique to Seattle or Washington state. Cities, towns, and rural areas across America are struggling as well. There's no simple known cause - other than the big obvious one, the pandemic. It isn't clear though exactly how the pandemic triggered, or accelerated, such a cascading series of social ills.

The pandemic was a powerful disruptive force; it stands to reason it could take an equally mighty effort to stitch things back together.

Recently a national council on crime put out a report titled "Pandemic, Social Unrest and Crime in U.S. Cities." It found 10 things cities can do, right now, to improve the situation - from taking responsibility, to setting clear crime-reduction goals, to engaging and empowering the community to help. Seattle has done maybe three of the 10. seattletimes.com

Hollywood troubled by rising crime in Los Angeles
Shocking burglaries continue in Los Angeles, raising concerns over high-profile crimes that are worrying figures in Hollywood's entertainment industry. NBC News' Steve Patterson reports.

Are Mass Shootings Contagious?
When a mass shooting happens, another often follows in close succession. That's not just a feeling ― it's a fact.

NRA blames Biden for rising crime after he promised to ban 'assault weapons'

Hundreds of Guns Seized in Phoenix Summer Crime Crackdown


COVID Update

608.9M Vaccinations Given

US: 96.3M Cases - 1M Dead - 92M Recovered
Worldwide: 608.2M Cases - 6.4M Dead - 584.5M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 362   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 794
*Red indicates change in total deaths

Labor Shortages, Closures & Misconduct Put Walgreens Customers At Risk?
Walgreens pushes back on allegations that it put customers at risk during pandemic
Walgreens is defending itself against allegations that the company had threatened Vermonters' health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic, writing in a legal filing last week that the pharmacy giant had "provided reasonable care to its patients while grappling with contingencies that impacted pharmacists nationwide."

The dispute stems from charges, filed in June by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation, that the company had put customers at risk with staffing shortages, unplanned closures, and dangerous and unprofessional conduct at its 32 Vermont locations. In a 40-page document of charges, state regulators alleged that Walgreens locations closed unexpectedly on more than 325 days, "leaving thousands of patients without access to prescription medications."

In addition to unexpected store closures, the allegations include stores losing track of controlled substances and medication and vaccination errors. In October 2021, according to the charging document, a patient at the Pearl Street Walgreens in Essex Junction was given a Pfizer Covid booster instead of the flu shot they requested.

Some locations also gave customers the wrong medication or administered it incorrectly, state regulators alleged. State officials also alleged that the company did not respond appropriately to complaints about staffing shortages and unsafe conditions at stores.

The office asked the Vermont Board of Pharmacy to "revoke, suspend, reprimand, condition or otherwise discipline the licenses" of Walgreens. vtdigger.org

Helping Retailers Recover from the Pandemic
Governor Laura Kelly Urges Kansas Small Businesses to Prepare for COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Program
Governor Laura Kelly announced that her administration is launching the application process for the COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief program in October. She urged Kansas small business owners to verify they are registered for a federal Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) ahead of the application process opening.

In June, Governor Kelly signed bipartisan House Bill 2136, investing $50 million to help small businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Retail Storefront Property Tax Relief Program is funded through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which requires a UEI registration to be completed for a business to be eligible to receive assistance. UEI registration ensures the accuracy of information and the security of funding being used for this program.

"The financial assistance provided through this program will give Kansas entrepreneurs resources to continue to grow and invest in their businesses," said Governor Laura Kelly. fortscott.biz

Bracing for Impact at Pharmacy Chains
Pharmacies getting ready for government's free at-home COVID-19 tests to end
harmacists are expecting the demand for at-home COVID tests to go up once the program ends Friday. Some households have already ordered the maximum number of 16 free kits, and pharmacies are stocking up for next week.

Even though the free tests are ending, the director of retail pharmacy at Carilion Clinic explained we're not out of the pandemic yet.

"We may be done with this virus but the virus isn't done with us," Adrian Wilson said. "I think what we're going to be seeing is an increased demand in the local pharmacies for the at-home tests."

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health district is up 702 new COVID-19 cases within the last week. Local pharmacies are already seeing more people going in for test kits. wdbj7.com

China locks down 21 million in Chengdu in COVID-19 outbreak

It's official: U.S. gov will stop taking orders for free COVID tests starting Friday

COVID drives U.S. life expectancy down nearly a full year


FTC-Walmart Fraud Lawsuit Update
Walmart seeks to dismiss lawsuit by FTC over fraudulent money transfers
Walmart filed a motion on Monday to dismiss a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit that accuses the nation's largest retailer of allowing its money-transfer services to be used by scam artists. The motion calls the FTC's June lawsuit an "egregious instance of agency overreach."

The FTC alleges in its lawsuit that for years, Walmart failed to properly secure the money-transfer services offered at its stores, stealing "hundreds of millions of dollars" from customers. The agency said Walmart didn't properly train its employees, failed to alert customers, and used procedures that allowed fraudsters to cash out at its stores.

The FTC had asked the court to order Walmart to return money to consumers and to impose civil penalties on the company.

In a 41-page document, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, Walmart laid out a number of what it called legally flawed claims, including that the agency lacked "constitutionally valid authority to sue for money or injunctive relief." It said that the FTC is trying to hold Walmart liable for the criminal actions of completely unrelated third-party fraudsters, even as Walmart has embraced a number of steps to stop such scamming.

Walmart argued that the agency is trying to contort a regulation called the Telemarketing Sales Rule that was aimed to go after telemarketers and those who actively help them, of which Walmart is neither. The retailer also took issue with the FTC's claim that Walmart allegedly engaged in an "unfair" act or practice, or any ongoing or imminent misconduct under Section 5 of the FTC Act.

Walmart said it has developed and implemented a host of anti-fraud measures - including customer warnings and employee trainings. Based on data available to Walmart, of nearly 200 million money-transfer transactions processed at its U.S. namesake stores between 2015 and 2020, fewer than 0.08% were reportedly the product of fraud, according to the Walmart filing. And it said that some of that reported fraud may not be fraud at all, making the actual fraud rate even smaller. usatoday.com

   Read Walmart's full response to the FTC lawsuit here

Big Chains Push Back Against 'Groundbreaking' Pro-Worker Legislation
McDonald's U.S. head says California fast-food bill unfairly targets big chains

Proponents of the legislation say it will help solve industry problems like unsafe working conditions and wage theft.

The head of McDonald's U.S. on Wednesday publicly criticized a landmark California bill that would give the state more control over pay for fast-food workers, saying it unfairly targets big chains.

The remarks by Joe Erlinger, president of McDonald's U.S., come after the California state Senate earlier this week passed a bill that would give a 10-person council the authority to raise the industry's minimum wage to up to $22 an hour for chains with more than 100 locations nationally. California's current wage floor is $15.50 an hour. The council would also have the authority to establish safety conditions.

Proponents of the bill say it will empower fast-food workers and help solve industry problems such as unsafe working conditions and wage theft, which can include not paying employees for overtime. But the FAST Act faces strong opposition from the restaurant industry, which fears the impact on California restaurants and the example it sets for other states.

Other restaurant companies have been fighting the bill as well. State records show that Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chick-fil-A, Yum Brands and Restaurant Brands International are among the chains that have been spending money to lobby California lawmakers to oppose the legislation. cnbc.com

   Read the D&D Daily's initial reporting about the legislation here

Publix #1 Supermarket for Customer Service - 6 Years in a Row
Retailers Recognized in Newsweek's Best Customer Service 2023 Rankings

Publix has been recognized on Newsweek's 2023 America's Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the supermarket category for the sixth year in a row.

Good customer service is a big part of why we're happy to shop at some places and not at others. Being treated respectfully, cheerfully and helpfully is just as important as finding the right item at the right price. This year, Newsweek has again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to identify the stores that consistently provide the best customer service. Whether it's an easy-to-use website, a generous returns policy or just a friendly voice, these companies put the customer first.

This year, the ranking encompasses 676 total awards for 656 unique brands (a brand can be awarded in more than one category). Those brands are in a total of 166 categories ranging from brick-and-mortar retailers like grocery stores to insurance services, banking services, restaurants, movie theaters and more. Publix, Southwest Airlines and Chick-fil-A are some of the notable brands that have been awarded in every edition since the inaugural list in 2019. This year, we found insurance brands were among those with the highest overall customer service scores.

See all the rankings & categories here: newsweek.com

Starbucks executives, directors are sued over diversity policies

Conservative think tank that believes the coffee chain's efforts to promote diversity amount to racial discrimination.

In a complaint filed on Tuesday, the National Center for Public Policy Research objected to Starbucks' setting hiring goals for Blacks and other people of color, awarding contracts to "diverse" suppliers and advertisers, and tying executive pay to diversity. In October 2020, Starbucks said it would aim for Black people, indigenous people and other people of color to hold at least 30% of U.S. corporate jobs and 40% of U.S. retail and manufacturing jobs by 2025, and tie executive pay to its diversity efforts.

Thirty-five current and former Starbucks executives and directors, including interim Chief Executive Howard Schultz, are among the defendants.

The diversity push "benefits them personally to pose as virtuous advocates of 'Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity,' even as it harms the company and its owners," the complaint said.

It seeks to void Starbucks' diversity policies, and have the defendants or their insurers pay damages to the company. reuters.com

PVH to lay off 10% of global workforce amid weak apparel demand

Starbucks executives, directors are sued over diversity policies

Bed Bath & Beyond gets $500 mln in financing, to shut 150 stores, cut 20% of corporate staff, & eliminate to C level positions

UK: John Lewis to Hire 10,000 Temporary UK Staff for Christmas

Publishing Note:
The Daily will not be publishing Sept. 2 & Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day

Given the extra 'labor' our team has endured and invested on behalf of the industry over the past several tumultuous years, the D&D Daily will not be publishing Friday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 5. We will resume publication on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

We would also like to extend our deep gratitude to the retail and loss prevention workers for getting us through the last two years - and for continuing to serve our communities going forward.

Whether you're on the road or at home over this holiday weekend, let's keep 'em all safe out there!


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Defending Against Retail Data Breaches
Cost of a Data Breach: Retail Costs, Risks and Prevention Strategies
Whether it's online or brick-and-mortar, every new store or website represents a new potential entry point for threat actors. With access to more personally identifiable information (PII) of customers than most industries, bad actors perceive retail as a great way to cash in on their attacks. Plus, attackers can duplicate attack methods more easily since retailers share similar cybersecurity infrastructure.

Well-Known Recent Retail Data Breaches

In June 2021, Wegmans suffered a breach due to cloud misconfiguration. Although the company did not disclose the number of exposed customers, personal data compromised included customer names, home and email addresses, phone numbers, loyalty club numbers, birthdates and passwords to online accounts.

Fashion retailer Guess faced a ransomware attack in July 2021. Attackers breached an undisclosed number of customer records. Personal data affected included driver's license numbers and Social Security numbers. The attackers may also have been able to access other personal financial data and passport numbers.

In November, Panasonic disclosed an attack that at first only contained business partner and proprietary data. In January 2022, it announced that attackers also accessed job candidate and intern data.

How Much Does a Retail Data Breach Cost?

As noted above, retail data breaches are far down the list of the most costly. According to the 2022 IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report, the average cost of a data breach in retail in 2022 is $3.28 million, a very modest increase from the $3.27 million per breach in 2021. However, retail moved up from 15th to 14th on the list of most costly data breaches per industry.

Prevention Strategies

Retailers must be vigilant about security across all fronts, from protecting data at the point of sale to safeguarding the servers where customer data is stored. An excellent strategy for this is adhering to good security hygiene like network segmentation, which splits networks into separate segments. The 2014 Target breach was a classic example of the importance of third-party risk management.

Another strategy retailers can use to mitigate risk is to use the latest in point of sale tools. Accept EMV chip cards and mobile wallet payments. Finally, retailers should consider adopting modern security tools like artificial intelligence (AI) and automation and move toward the zero trust model to protect information at every level, from corporate headquarters to storefronts and their e-commerce sites. securityintelligence.com

Tying C-Suite Compensation to Cybersecurity
How cybersecurity risk disclosures and oversight are evolving in 2021

One sign that boards take cybersecurity seriously is tying part of the compensation of a company's C-suite to cyber or privacy objectives.

I came across an interesting study from consulting and accounting firm Ernst & Young, which looked at this phenomenon among the Fortune 100 companies. The chart below shows that few boards make the move but the numbers are growing.

Boards sometimes link a cyber or privacy goal to incentive pay when they want to show markets, investors and consumers that big change is underway, such as after a hack. That's what Equifax Inc. did after disclosing a cyberattack in 2017 that compromised the data of nearly 150 consumers.

Spreading responsibility for cybersecurity objectives among the C-suite helps ensure that leaders other than the chief information security officer feel the weight of protecting key information and assets. Still, one-fourth of CISOs worry about losing their jobs after a breach, according to recruiter Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., which surveyed 327 cyber executives worldwide. And 11% said they face personal financial accountability for a breach.

Compensation incentives

While still modest, this year we also observed an increase in companies including cybersecurity or privacy in executive pay considerations. Twelve percent of companies did so, up from 8% last year, 3% in 2019 and 1% in 2018. These companies generally cited cyber considerations (e.g., enhancing the company's cybersecurity and privacy posture, leading cybersecurity teams in navigating the shift to working from home) among a host of other nonfinancial company or individual executive officer performance considerations in their executive pay decisions. cybersecurity.cmail20.com ey.com

Phishing is the Top Technique of Attackers
Global Ransomware Damages to Exceed $30bn by 2023
Nearly half of breaches during the first six months of 2022 involved stolen credentials, Switzerland-based cybersecurity company Acronis reported in its Mid-Year Cyberthreat Report, published on August 24, 2022.

AdvertisementIt will come as no surprise to learn that the cyber-criminals' prime goal in using these credentials is to launch ransomware attacks, which "continue to be the number one threat to large and medium-sized businesses, including government organizations," the report added.

To extract these credentials, the attackers mainly use phishing techniques, with 600 malicious email campaigns that made their way across the internet in the first half of 2022, of which 58% of the emails were phishing attempts and 28% featured malware, found Acronis.

The firm also states that, "as reliance on the cloud increases, attackers have homed in on different entryways to cloud-based networks." Cyber-criminals now also target unpatched or software vulnerabilities to extract data, with a recent increased on Linux operating systems and managed service providers (MSPs) and their network of SMB customers.

"Ransomware is worsening, even more so than we predicted," warns the Swiss firm, mentioning Conti and Lapsus gangs as the prime targets for international security services and expecting global ransomware damages to exceed $30bn by 2023.

"Increasing complexity in IT continues to lead to breaches and compromises highlighting the need for more holistic approaches to cyber-protection. [...] The current cybersecurity threat landscape requires a multi-layered solution that combines anti-malware, EDR, DLP, email security, vulnerability assessment, patch management, RMM, and backup capabilities all in one place," the report stated. infosecurity-magazine.com

Banning Ransomware Payments?
Video: Should ransomware payments be banned? A few considerations
Several U.S. states have recently moved to ban local and state agencies and organizations funded by taxpayers' dollars from paying off ransomware gangs, and a few more are gearing up to it.

In this Help Net Security video interview, Alex Iftimie, Partner at Morrison & Foerster (MoFo), talks about the possible repercussions of such legislation and, in general, about the evolving nature of ransomware attacks and the current global efforts aimed at fighting the ransomware threats.

Alex Iftimie was most recently a prosecutor in the National Security and Cybercrime Units of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. As co-chair of MoFo's Global Risk and Crisis Management group, he also advises clients on sensitive cyber and US national security matters, internal investigations, and government enforcement actions. helpnetsecurity.com

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The Importance of Cannabis Security
Security Guards: In-House vs. Outside Agency
The need for security guards in the cannabis industry is essential to the smooth operation of your business. Security officers are a deterrent for crime and serve as customer service representatives to your customers. Assisting with directions, crowd control, and checking IDs are some of the job functions security guards conduct at cannabis facilities.

The question that arises is - "why should I hire an outside agency to do security at my facility when I can do the security in-house?" Maybe you know some retired Law Enforcement officers who want to do your security, so why should you hire a company?
Hiring an outside company is the best route to go for the following reasons:

Hiring good security officers may seem easy but when it comes to oversight, management, and scheduling of the officers, it becomes a headache. For small businesses with limited resources and staffing, it becomes a nightmare. By hiring an outside agency, it allows you to focus on running your facility and the outside agency will handle all the technical details of the guards.

Most national insurance carriers aren't currently insuring cannabis businesses. The ones that are generally shy away from insuring cannabis businesses that have in house security due to the extra liability involved. On the other hand, outside security agencies have several million dollars of liability insurance that you are covered under if you use an outside agency.

Having security in house means that you have to offer benefits to full time employees, as well as eat the cost of overtime when guards call out or you need additional officers. By using an outside agency, you don't have to worry about filling shifts and paying benefits and overtime.

An outside agency offers more than just security guards. They also offer consulting services to provide comprehensive risk assessments to further enhance the security at your facility.
Even when hiring in house guards, armed guards MUST still be in full compliance with all the pertinent laws for security guards. The right outside security agency will ensure that the guards always comply. In addition, although unarmed officers that are in house are exempt from the requirements of SORA, an outside agency has the upper hand in ensuring that your officers aren't committing crimes outside of work and still coming to work without you knowing that they have committed a crime. sapphirerisk.com

Canada's Pot Stores Targeted by Robberies
Cannabis store robberies on the rise in Calgary: police
A Calgary cannabis store owner watched his inventory go out his store's front door on Thursday, but not in the way he'd imagined. Security camera footage shows a trio entering Omkara by breaking into the storefront shutters, after not being able to get into the back door, early Thursday morning.

Once they got into the store, they entered the safe used to store cannabis. Safes are mandated by AGLC for secure cannabis storage.

According to the Calgary Police Service, cannabis store robberies have been trending up in the past year and a half. In 2021, a total of 29 cannabis store robberies were reported. To date in 2022, 21 store robberies have been reported to police.

Doug King, justice studies professor at Mount Royal University, said the ability of selling cannabis on the black market makes cannabis stores an enticing target.

King said the ability of cannabis stores to remove coverings from their windows will help staff "to look through the window and things like that will give at least the people who work in the stores a little bit more comfort, that they have more of an understanding of what's happening outside these stores."

But the justice studies professor said a better method of preventing robberies would be with active deterrents like hiring security officers. "The consequence of that is that it's going to cost more. And who has to bear that cost is the shop owner," King said.

Bali said he's upping his security measures now, including security bars on his front windows, removing decals on those front windows to improve visibility, and planting tracking devices in dummy packages in storage and on display. He hopes other cannabis stores also step up their prevention measures. globalnews.ca

Cannabis Association of New York Inc. Announces Formation of the Safety Group
McNeil & Co. (McNeil), a leader in specialized risk management and insurance, and the Cannabis Association of New York (CANY) engaged with the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), for purposes of forming a workers compensation safety group for the New York cannabis industry. The NYSIF recently gave approval for the Cannabis Association of New York Inc. Safety Group, with McNeil as its manager, to provide a sustainable workers' compensation solution for the New York cannabis industry. The Proposed Group will be assigned on a temporary basis to the group number 3075.

McNeil and CANY worked closely for almost two years to not only ensure the New York cannabis industry has strong and cost-effective insurance options, but also risk management and loss control solutions built to evolve along with the rapidly growing industry.

"Our intention from the beginning has been to create a sustainable insurance option for the New York cannabis industry," said Allan Gandelman, President of CANY. "To achieve our goal of an equitable cannabis industry, a risk management-focused insurance solution is paramount. While establishing a cannabis business is difficult, evolving in an ever-changing industry requires a thoughtful approach to risk management and insurance. Working together with McNeil makes that happen." businesswire.com

The FTC, CBD, Consumer Safety and Refunds
So far, the FTC still isn't doing anything about state-legal cannabis businesses and the products they sell. But the Commission is taking up the mantle when it comes to protecting CBD consumers.

California OKs bill to protect workers who use pot at home

Best Practices for Cannabis Businesses to Remain Compliant Year after Year

New York Cannabis News and Updates




Illegal Online Pharmacies Pop Up Following Roe Decision
Desperate People Are Turning to Illegal Online Pharmacies for Birth Control

Millions of Americans buy counterfeit medications from online pharmacies, including counterfeit contraception. In a post-Roe world, that's riskier than ever.

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade may have dangerous implications for Americans seeking access to birth control and contraceptives beyond what anyone imagined. More than 19 million women in the United States live in contraceptive deserts.

As a result, vulnerable communities are increasingly turning to the approximately 35,000 online pharmacies, of which about 96 percent operate illegally, according to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies. At these pharmacies, no matter where you live, counterfeit drugs, including birth control and contraceptives, are always in stock.

When people talk about counterfeit birth control and contraceptives sold on rogue websites, they're talking about medications or devices that do not work. Deliberately intended to look like other medications, these drugs (both branded and generic formulations) are often intentionally packaged to pass as the real thing but may contain completely different active ingredients or simply don't contain enough active ingredients to work. In other instances, they could have contaminants or be repackaged expired products.

Because access to birth control is already at risk, illicit drug manufacturers from all corners of the globe will fill the gap by creating counterfeit versions of these medications.

Online pharmacies have become a cornerstone of the modern age; since 1998, they've seen explosive growth as consumers shift to buying their medications via the internet. Keeping pace with their legal counterparts, illicit drug manufacturers have grown more emboldened over the years, advertising their services on social media and websites outside the jurisdictions of the United States, making it difficult if not impossible for government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to keep up. vice.com

Safety Alert for Amazon Shoppers
California woman alleges Amazon's #1 best-selling mattress contains fiberglass

Many "mattress-in-a-box" brands sold on Amazon contain fiberglass as a flame retardant.

A woman in Sacramento, California is leading a proposed class-action lawsuit against Zinus Inc., the maker of the popular "Green Tea Mattress" that she alleges caused her family of five serious health issues and resulted in $20,000 in damages.

The proposed class-action suit represents 2,000 individuals from across the US who say they were harmed by the Zinus mattress. It is awaiting class certification approval and is one of several suits being brought against the company.

Vanessa Gutierrez alleged the fiberglass fibers in her Zinus mattress escaped and caused medical issues "so severe" she had to "take her infant daughter to multiple medical appointments to obtain treatment," a July filing says. businessinsider.com

Amazon cancels Ypsilanti-area warehouse, delays building new facility near Ann Arbor




Las Vegas, NV: Police search for smash-and-grab suspect disguised as woman who stole $130K in jewelry
Vegas Metro police were searching for a man Wednesday who reportedly dressed as a woman and robbed two jewelry stores on the Las Vegas Strip, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team. The male suspect first used a hammer in a smash-and-grab at Maui Jewelers in the Fashion Show Mall on Tuesday afternoon, sources said. A person with a similar suspect description robbed a jewelry store at Caesars Palace several hours later. In both cases combined, more than $130,000 in jewelry was stolen, sources said. 8newsnow.com

Westport, NY: New York Man Suspected of Stealing $35,000 in Merchandise From Westport Ulta
Westport police have arrested a man who is suspected of being involved in the theft of more than $35,000 worth of products from Ulta in Westport over a span of nearly two months last year. Westport police responded to Ulta Beauty at 1365 Post Road East seven times between May 15, 2021, and July 9, 2021to investigate shoplifting incidents. During each of them, two or more people filled bags or shopping baskets with merchandise and left without paying, police said. The total amount of goods stolen between all the thefts was more than $35,000. Ulta's regional loss prevention manager identified one man, a 23-year-old Bronx, New York man, as one of the suspects in all the Westport incidents. He was reportedly a suspect in numerous thefts at Ulta Beauty stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, police said. The suspect has been charged with larceny in the second degree, six counts of larceny in the third degree, conspiracy to commit larceny in the second degree and six counts of conspiracy to commit larceny in the third degree. He was held on $500,000 bond.  nbcconnecticut.com

Arlington Heights, IL: Over $8K Taken in Strong-Arm Robbery at Ulta Store
Police officers from Arlington Heights responded about 12:55 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2022 to a report of a strong-arm robbery at the Ulta Beauty store, 13 West Rand Road in Arlington Heights. Police received a report that five male teens and/or adults entered the store and shouted "Get back!" Additionally, police received a report that the males were intimidating employees and were acting in an aggressive manner that caused the employees to fear they might be harmed. arlingtoncardinal.com

Fresno, CA: Kohl's Grand Theft suspects identified, remain wanted in Fresno

New York, NY: Over $2K in medical supplies stolen from Bronx Rite Aid, 3 suspects sought

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Shootings & Deaths

Albuquerque, NM: Pizza shop owner killed during robbery, suspect arrested
Police homicide detectives are investigating a robbery turned murder at a well known southeast pizza shop, where officers say the business' owner was killed. APD says the shooting happened around 9:21 p.m. Tuesday at Giovanni's Pizzeria on San Pedro near Kathryn. According to a criminal complaint, Rosario Zito was killed in the shooting. Albuquerque Police say Zito was the owner of Giovanni's, a beloved Albuquerque restaurant that's been open for more than 30 years. The killing has sparked outrage and sadness in the community and among city officials, many sharing their own memories of Giovanni's and Zito. During a previously schedule news conference Wednesday on organized retail crime, a prominent business owner and Mayor Tim Keller both spoke of their memories of the restaurant. krqe.com

Chicago shooting in West Garfield Park liquor store kills 1
Chicago police said a man has died after a shooting at a liquor store in West Garfield Park Wednesday afternoon. Police said just before 4:15 p.m. a man was inside a liquor store in the 200-block of North Pulaski when he was approached by an unknown offender who pulled out a gun and opened fire. The victim was struck in the chest. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he died. Police have not released the victim's age or any further information. abc7chicago.com

Nashville, TN: Man killed in shooting outside C-Store on Jefferson Street, investigation underway
A man was killed in a shooting outside a convenience store on Jefferson Street Wednesday morning. According to Metro Nashville police, Kendrick Frazier, 25, was shot multiple times in the chest around 8:30 a.m. at Paul's Market in the 1800 block of Jefferson Street. newschannel5.com

Salisbury, NC: Homicide investigation underway at a Salisbury shopping center
The Salisbury Police Department is investigating a homicide in a shopping center early Wednesday morning. Right now, details are extremely limited but WCNC Charlotte learned that it happened right on Statesville Boulevard just after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night. All of this takes place in a small strip mall with a Little Caesars and a Dairy Queen. wcnc.com

Concord, NC: Concord Mills reopening Thursday after Officer-involved shooting
A theft suspect shot at police in a store construction area in Concord Mills mall on Wednesday before officers returned fire, critically wounding the assailant as terrified shoppers hid or fled, authorities said. Two officers arrived outside the mall after a 911 caller reported their credit cards being stolen by three men in the mall, Concord Police Major Todd McGhee said at a news conference. The caller provided descriptions of the assailants, and the officers quickly spotted them and began to approach them outside the mall, he said.
"They ran from the officers and eventually fled back into the mall, and the officers pursued the suspects through the mall," McGhee said. "At the end of the foot pursuit, one of the three produced a handgun." One of the officers reported over his police radio that the suspect had a gun, "and both officers gave multiple commands to drop the weapon," according to the major. "Instead of complying, the suspect with the gun fired a shot, at least one, at one of the officers." The bullet struck the ground "just in front of the police officer," McGhee said. "Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect. After the suspect was shot, officers called EMS and provided first aid." Officers later saw the other two suspects outside the mall and took them into custody, McGhee said. The wounded assailant was flown to a hospital in Charlotte, he said. charlotteobserver.com

St. Peters, MO: Smash-n-grab burglars drive car into Academy Sports and start shooting
Thieves trying to steal guns were stopped by bulletproof glass as the suspects targeted not one but two Academy Sports stores Wednesday morning. Police on both sides of the Mississippi River are searching for smash-and-grab burglars after two stolen cars were used to crash their way in. The St. Peters Police Department released surveillance video that same afternoon. A police spokesperson said the burglary happened at about 5:30 a.m. The video shows a silver Hyundai and a red sedan arriving at the store's parking lot. The Hyundai crashed into the front doors of the Academy Sports. The video does not show this, but it does show the car driving through one of the aisles as other suspects walk and run around the store. The video caught two suspects shooting at the store's gun case and then kicking it in an attempt to get it open. The St. Peters Police Department said they were unsuccessful and no firearms were stolen. fox2now.com

Washington, DC: Man Fired Shots Inside, Outside Georgetown Wawa Store
A man fired shots inside and outside the Wawa convenience store in Georgetown on Tuesday evening, D.C. police say. No one was hurt, and police arrested the suspect. "Right now there's no indication of it being a robbery attempt. There is indication of unusual behavior, so we're going to explore that," Metropolitan Police Department Commander Bedlion said.  nbcwashington.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Phoenix, AZ: 4 suspects wanted for string of robberies in Phoenix, Goodyear
Phoenix Police is looking for four suspects who are believed to be behind several robberies at convenience stores in the west Valley.

San Antonio, TX: Police searching for woman accused of robbing Dollar General, pulling knife on employee

Palo Alto, CA: Armed robbers corner couple at Stanford Shopping Center, escape with jewelry and purse

North Lauderdale, FL: Mom with kids attacked while walking into grocery store



Update: Peachtree City, GA: 14-year-old girl charged with arson after fire destroys Walmart
A teenage girl is facing charges after Police said she intentionally set a fire inside a Walmart that caused substantial damage to the building. The fire started in the Peachtree City Walmart just before 7pm on Aug 24. Officials said crews were battling the fire until 4am. Three Police Officers who responded to the scene were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. According to Police, a 14 year old girl was arrested on Arson charges. Her name has not been released. Part of the store's roof was damaged by the fire, forcing it to remain closed.  wpxi.com

Orlando, FL: Fire breaks out at Burger King in Florida airport
A fire broke out at a Burger King in the Orlando International Airport on Wednesday evening. Videos showed smoke filling a food court area on Airside 4 in the airport. Passengers were asked to evacuate the area while firefighters worked to extinguish the flames. "So there was sort of plastic smell, like burning rubber as soon as I stepped out of the gate and it seemed like there was something going on with transport. Some of the exits were blocked off to baggage claim," passenger Alexander Czar told WESH 2 News. According to WESH, at least 10 flights were impacted by the incident. wfla.com



Boost - Nashville, TN - Burglary
C-Store - Janesville, WI - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Fairfax City, VA - Robbery
C-Store - Chicago, IL - Robbery
C-Store - Hanover County, VA - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Phoenix, AZ - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Colonie, NY - Robbery
C-Store - Carmichaels, PA - Armed Robbery
Clothing - Newport, RI - Burglary
Clothing - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Clothing - Fresno, CA - Robbery
Dollar - San Antonio, TX - Armed Robbery
Guns - St Peters, MO - Burglary
Jewelry - Newark, NJ - Burglary
Jewelry - Las Vegas, NV - Robbery
Liquor - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Marijuana - White Center, WA - Armed Robbery
Pharmacy - Chicago, IL - Armed Robbery
Restaurant - Albuquerque, NM - Armed Robbery / Owner killed
Restaurant - Nashville, TN - Burglary
Restaurant - Albemarle County, VA - Armed Robbery
Sports - Janesville, WI - Robbery
Thrift - Des Plaines, IL - Robbery
Tobacco - Saugerties, NY - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 17 robberies
• 7 burglaries
• 1 shooting
• 1 killed


Weekly Totals:
• 79 robberies
• 32 burglaries
• 7 shootings
• 5 killed

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