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Starting tomorrow, Kroger will now sell clothing. "It's a one-store test. We'll see how that goes and make decisions based on customer feedback," said Keith Dailey, a spokesman for The Kroger Co. The remodeled Kroger in Mansfield, OH will offer brands such as Skechers, Hanes, and Levi's.  (Source msn.com)

CEO of Saks Inc. addressed the World Retail Congress
. The three-day congress kicked off yesterday in London and Stephen Sadove, Saks Inc. CEO took part in a panel discussion about how retail is adapting to a world of unprecedented change. Others who also spoke with him were Philip Clark, CEO of Tesco; Marion King, president of MasterCard Worldwide in the U.K. and Ireland; and Rajan Bharti Mittal, chairman of Bharti Walmart.  (Source wwd.com)

Smaller retailers in India protest the welcoming of Walmart. Retailers have shut down their stores and businesses to strike against the recent announcement that the government will allow outside retailers into the country. As announced earlier this week, the government had changed its previous stance and is now welcoming Walmart and South American retailer Carrefour to own up to 51% of the retail base. (Source businessweek.com)

Walmart puts an end to selling Amazon Kindles
. This will make Walmart the second major chain to stop selling Amazon's devices. Target was the first chain to stop selling the products. Walmart will continue to sell other tablets, eReaders, and accessories and said the decision was consistent with its overall merchandising strategy.  (Source yahoo.com)

New study finds that 4 out of 5 Smartphone owners use their phone to shop
. The statistic represents 85.9 million users in the U.S. who accessed retail content via their phone in July. The study also found that Amazon was the top retailer, with eBay, Apple, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy following respectively. (Source techcrunch.com)

Home improvement retailers helped by housing report. Existing home sales rose strongly for a second straight month, up 7.8% in August to an annual unit rate of 4.82 million. This is the largest monthly percentage gain since last August and the highest rate since May 2010. All regions show high single digit gains in the month. Chicago announced that area home sales soared to its highest levels since July of 2007. (Source proactiveinvestors.com)

Gap restructuring hoping for a surge of new ideas. Hiring the former creative director from H&M, The Gap is looking to change it’s style. Gap announced in late 2011 that they plan to close approximately 200 stores in the US while expanding overseas. Gap plans to open 30 new stores in China in 2013. (Source seekingalpha.com)

Groupon launched a new payment service yesterday
. The service will allow businesses to accept credit cards using an iPhone or iPod Touch. Groupon Payments is aimed specifically at small businesses that offer deals through the company and haven't previously accepted credit card payments because of high transaction fees.  (Source yahoo.com)

UK sales saw no boost from Olympics. UK sales in July actually declined 0.2%. The London Olympic games had a negative impact on U.K. retail sales in August after the television coverage of the events distracted consumers from shopping online, causing the biggest drop in internet and mail-order sales for more than 4.5%. The upside was strong sales in sporting goods equipment and bicycles increased 1.5%. Clothing, textile and footwear sales increased 1.6%. (Source businessweek.com)

Retail therapy is not a positive for 1 out of 3 women
. For this 33% of 2,000 women surveyed, patronizing sales staff and a struggle to find the items they're looking for has made them hate clothes shopping. Millions of women are frustrated by long lines for the changing rooms, ill-fitting clothes, and aching limbs. Furthermore, half of the women surveyed said they feel intimidated by store staff. (Source dailymail.co.uk)

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Montreal Audio company loses $500,000 in headsets in cargo theft. Audio equipment company Sennheiser Canada says thieves targeted its Pointe-Claire headquarters last night and stole about a half-million dollars worth of headsets. They say a 56-foot tractor-trailer containing about 4600 RS-126 headsets was stolen from the company's offices over the weekend. The company says the headsets are easily identifiable, and they're suggesting anyone who has one could be considered a receiver of stolen goods. (Source cjad.com)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police London Detachment members seize counterfeit merchandise
. Vendors at the Western Fairgrounds were discovered in possession of the 2800 items believed to be counterfeit goods and along with seizing the items, the RCMP also served the vendors a Counterfeit Product Notice. (Source newswire.ca)


TJ Maxx in Cottonwood Height catches a break with backup video system. The thief thought that he had cut the power to the server connecting all of the store’s cameras, but he was mistaken. One camera with about 40 seconds of video, captures the face of the suspect perfectly. Police now want to tie this suspect to additional robberies in the area. (Source fox13now.com)



Police in New Delhi have arrested five former senior executives of Reebok India for allegedly defrauding the sportswear company of about US$160 million over a number of years, police said on Thursday. The company's former managing director, chief operating officer and three general managers were arrested on Wednesday on accusations of forging records, stealing goods and creating ghost distributors across India to defraud Reebok. The accused had "allegedly been systematically cheating the company for over five years. They had set up their own company within Reebok to steal the merchandise". (Source industryweek.com)


UK gang armed with axes and crowbars hits Selfridges Department Store for over $1 million dollars in watches. In 80 seconds a well trained team of thieves stole over 100 high end watches. Three masked men, who were wearing high visibility jackets and trousers, burst into the Manchester store in Exchange Square while it was still open on Wednesday night. The suspects dressed in yellow gear and masks made their way out of the store quickly to a waiting Mercedes get-a-way car. (Source mirror.co.uk)

Toronto gas theft fatality prompts calls for prepay. Following the death of a Toronto gas station attendant during a gas drive-off, an Ontario lawmaker has begun drafting a "pay-first" proposal. Contributing to the risk at some stations, is an illegal practice whereby employees are penalized for losses due to theft. There is precedent. In 2008, stations in British Columbia were required to mandate prepay as part of "Grant’s Law," named after gas station employee Grant DePatie, who was dragged to death in 2005 by someone stealing gasoline. Many Canadian gas stations already use prepayment, said Tricia Anderson, president and CEO of the Canadian Independent Petroleum Marketers Association, but mandating the practice could be "very challenging" for smaller or rural retailers. (Source ctvnews.ca)


Oregon woman’s crime spree comes to an end at Albertson’s, stealing nearly $15,000. An off-duty officer overheard a conversation between Katherine Faye Huston and a cashier about a check she presented for payment. The off-duty officer called the station and Huston was arrested. Huston, 33, had used stolen checks and credit cards to cheat individuals, retailers and restaurants out of nearly $15,000. (Source oregonlive.com)


Pittsburgh area shoplifter steals $1800 in jewelry from Kohl’s. Jamie Hudak was arrested for grabbing over $1800 worth of jewelry from a display and concealing that merchandise while she was in the fitting room. Hudak faces a formal arraignment November 2. (Source patch.com)

Six-time convicted thief busted by Richfield Police for shoplifting and drug possession. Target Loss Prevention in Minnesota apprehended Paige Jones-Smith with $1400 of merchandise.  Jones-Smith is not new to the criminal justice system. Her criminal record includes convictions for theft in 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011 and twice in 2012. She also has convictions for drug possession in 2008 and receiving stolen property in 2010. (Source patch.com)

Tesco faced with basket theft with nearly 500 shopping baskets lost in the last 12 months. Shopping baskets are being stolen at an alarming rate and believed to be because of a tax on plastic bags. Tesco has even seen the shopping baskets pop up for sale on eBay. (Source dailymail.co.uk)

Detroit, MI factory worker kills a co-worker before committing suicide
. The incident happened at the Chrysler factory at 8 a.m. this morning. The male victim was stabbed and the suspect fled the factory before his body was found at the Belle Isle park. No other employees were injured and work at the plant was suspended for one shift.  (Source nbcnews.com)

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Second suspect in Danbury, CT arrested in ORC theft at Lowes. The group returned stolen items and were issued gift cards, which were sold to a local pawn shop for 40-50% of face value. Jason Kocenko, 35, of Willow Springs, became the second person charged in the thefts, which occurred in July and August 2011. On Friday, police arrested a 39-year-old New Fairfield woman, identified as Christine Early, who they said was also part of the shoplifting ring that targeted the home improvement store. (Source newstimes.com)



Five people faced with 300 charges of fraud in GTA identity thefts
. After raids in Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, and Toronto, a police team seized blank cards, computers, a hologram tool, $354,000 in counterfeit U.S. $100 bills, and $67,890 in Canadian banknotes. The police ended up shutting down two separate identity theft labs.  (Source torontosun.com)
 

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Being too close to the trees to see the forest is an expression that also fits not appreciating the role you play on your own team. With the needs of the day seemingly always taking priority, it's difficult for some to step back and truly see the value you can add to your own team. Realizing it and accepting the responsibility as a team member is half the battle. But doing something with it and truly adding value is what helps the team win the game. Every group, every department is in fact a team and every member plays a vital role towards the success and the survival of that team. That's why that old expression - One for all and all for one - took such a hold in literature. Because it is that simple. The hard part is taking responsibility for it.

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