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Roy Hickcox named Safety Superintendent for Albertsons Companies
Before being named Safety Superintendent for Albertsons Companies, Roy spent nearly two years as Asset Protection Supervisor for Ascena. Prior to that, he spent three years with CVS Health as Asset Protection/Safety Manager - Distribution. Earlier in his career, he held LP roles with JCPenney, Sears, Vons and The Gilbert Company. Congratulations, Roy!

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DoorDash launches new driver safety features platform SafeDash in-app safety toolkit it rolled out in partnership with ADT

SafeDash Check-In. If DoorDash detects that a delivery is taking longer than expected, the company automatically check in to see if the driver is okay. If they feel unsafe or are unresponsive, an ADT safety agent will call them and, if necessary, provide assistance or contact 911. SafeDash Check-In will initially launch in New York City and Washington, D.C., before being rolled out across the U.S.

Real-Time Safety Alerts. DoorDash is partnering with global crisis detection platform SamDesk to roll out Real-Time Safety Alerts. In the event of an emergency, DoorDash can quickly alert drivers, customers and retailers about the incident and suspend operations near the impacted area. This includes canceling any active deliveries and proactively checking in on drivers near any impacted area to make sure they are okay.

So far, DoorDash has piloted Real-Time Safety Alerts in response to active shootings, bomb threats and building fires across the U.S. The feature will be available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. chainstoreage.com

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INFORM Act Vote Could Come Tomorrow - It's Not Too Late to Show Your Support

U.S. House Preparing to Vote on INFORM Consumers Act
Cracking down on the online sale of stolen & fake goods that fuel ORC

RILA: Protecting Consumers Must be Priority for Congress

Lawmakers should seize end-of-the-year opportunity

Washington, DC - The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a suspension vote on the INFORM Consumers Act, bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from counterfeit and stolen goods being sold online. Retailers are urging Congress to get this crucial legislation over the finish line before year's end.

"Retailers continue to be harmed by organized retail crime at record levels. These are not petty thefts, and they are not victimless crimes; they hurt retail employees, customers, families and their communities," said RILA Senior Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Michael Hanson.

"We applaud and thank Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) for their tireless fight to get the INFORM Consumers Act enacted into law. Today's suspension vote will reaffirm support and cement the need for Congress to take quick and decisive action to enact this vital piece of legislation this year. The INFORM Consumers Act is supported by retailers, marketplaces, consumer groups, manufacturers, law enforcement and community groups.

"We appreciate all the support for INFORM and it is our hope this critical legislation will be enacted by the end of the year. Headlines from around the country, in cities large and small, illustrate the rapid growth of this problem, its impact on communities, and the urgency with which this legislation must become law. The failure to enact this vital piece of legislation would be a travesty for American consumers and all of those in the fight against organized retail crime."

California Doubling Down on ORC Efforts Over the Holidays
California Increases Efforts to Combat Organized Retail Theft Ahead of Busy Holiday Shopping Season

California Highway Patrol to saturate patrols at shopping centers throughout the state

Governor Gavin Newsom has increased efforts statewide to tackle organized retail theft ahead of the holiday shopping season. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF) is increasing their presence at shopping centers throughout the state and working with local law enforcement agencies to make arrests and heighten visibility.

"Californians deserve to feel safe especially as they head to stores this holiday season," said Governor Newsom. "We've doubled down on our efforts to combat crime with millions of dollars to deter, arrest and successfully prosecute criminals involved in organized retail theft. This year, shopping centers across California will see saturated patrols as CHP regional teams work with local law enforcement agencies to help make arrests and recover stolen merchandise."

Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 331 to extend and expand the CHP's Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF). The CHP's ORCTF regional teams collaborate with local law enforcement agencies and retailers to proactively address organized retail theft. Since the inception of the task force, the CHP has been involved in 1,296 investigations, the arrest of 645 suspects, and the recovery of 271,697 items of stolen retail merchandise valued at nearly $26 million.

Governor Gavin Newsom prioritized combating organized retail theft:

Signed AB 331, extending the ORCTF sunset provision and investing $6 million annually in 2022-23 through 2024-25 and ongoing resources to provide a total of $15 million annually to expand and make permanent this task force.

Investing $255 million in grants for local law enforcement over the next three years to combat retail theft.

Providing $30 million over the next three years to support District Attorneys, effectively prosecuting theft-related crimes.

Funding the creation of a new unit, in the Attorney General's office, with specialized investigators and prosecutors focused specifically on organized theft rings.

Crime-Fighting Facial Recognition
Facial recognition in surveillance keeps growing, but so do doubts

Biometric systems scrutinized in India, UK, US, Iran

Several deployments of new face biometrics for surveillance reportedly have failed to deliver on crime-fighting promises. According to a new report by United Kingdom-based non-profit No Tech For Tyrant (NT4T), police are using public facial recognition to prevent and solve crimes, "building on the myth that more police equals more safety."

Instead, the report says biometric surveillance is amplifying historical discrimination perpetuated by law enforcement in the area. Additionally, laws and legal institutions are not adequately protecting citizens against alleged surveillance abuses.

UK's face surveillance numbers under scrutiny

The Metropolitan Police scanned the faces of roughly 125,000 people in London between February 27, 2020, and July 16, 2022, but made only nine arrests.

The same document also suggests the number of cameras in the UK has increased 15 percent, from 79,022 to 91,081 over the last three years.

NYPD deploys Ring Neighbors

The New York Police Department announced plans last week to deploy Amazon's Ring Neighbors app, enabling police to access Ring camera video data posted by users and to request specific videos. According to Audacy, the police are rolling out the technology this week.

Officials told Audacy the technology would greatly help them tackle crime in the city.

Published Thursday, the report suggests several cities across the United States, including liberal bastions like San Francisco, are "turning to authoritarian tech to appear tough on crime," particularly to secure elections, but also for violent crime. biometricupdate.com

Election Results Showed that Voters Care About Crime
Op-Ed: With midterms over, The NY Times suddenly notices crime in the city
Remember, Gov. Kathy Hochul had claimed New York's crime surge was just a conspiracy theory spread by "media manipulators." The rape story (along with countless other terrifying incidents) might shatter that claim.

Even after the election, left-leaning outlets suggested that stories in The Post led to an unusually high turnout for Hochul's opponent, Rep. Lee Zeldin, who'd made crime a central focus of his campaign, and for other GOPers. "Blood-and-guts headlines propelled Republicans in New York," Politico screamed, as if it were the headlines and stories - not the nightmare reality they depicted - that motivated voters.

That's totally backward: Fact is, New Yorkers (even many Democrats) do care about crime. They do want to know about horrific attacks, especially in their neighborhoods.

Readers didn't dismiss our coverage or pooh-pooh it but voted based on it - because it mattered to them: Zeldin got 30% of the vote in the city, though just 10% of voters here are Republicans.

Even Politico admitted crime was an "urgent" issue for New Yorkers, per polls. On Long Island, Siena found a whopping 90% of voters ranked crime as a very or somewhat serious problem.

That other outlets tried to downplay the surge and failed to report major stories was, frankly, nothing less than journalistic malpractice. Crime, particularly in the city, has surged since 2019, the year disastrous bail "reforms" were passed. Felonies citywide are now up 32%, murders 26%. Subway killings hit a 25-year high, including four in a three-week stretch.

New York's election results didn't prove readers don't want to know about crime; they proved the opposite. Papers like the Times simply care more about their agenda than about what their readers want to know. nypost.com

Despite Crime Crisis, Progressive DAs Win at the Ballot Box
All progressive DAs backed by billionaire George Soros win midterm races
Some district attorneys who have been labeled as "soft on crime" performed better than expected this past Tuesday. "There were candidates re-elected in places like Dallas, Houston. Progressive prosecutors were re-elected there despite projections that they might not be," explained Parker Thayer, an investigative researcher with the Capital Research Center.

Progressive DAs appeared to be on the chopping block as violence rose across the country over the past two years. Many voters ranked crime a top issue for the midterms. Another ominous sign for those on the far left, the recall of San Francisco's soft-on-crime DA Chesa Boudin earlier this year. But many of these far-left candidates won easily.

The triumphs were fueled by money from a single man, according to Thayer: George Soros. "These candidates, when they don't have the money of billionaires like George Soros, they really don't perform very well at all," said Thayer.

Soros pumped $128.5 million into the 2022 midterms, nearly twice as much as any other person. Much of his capital focused on district attorney races that are often poorly funded and overlooked by national interest. cbsaustin.com

Chicago Boosting Police Presence in Business District
Chicago police to increase presence on CTA during holiday shopping season
Ahead of a busy holiday season, the Chicago Police Department is making their presence known on the CTA. Commander Joe Bird of CPD's Public Transportation Section was at the Clark & Lake station Tuesday morning warning riders to stay safe this shopping season.

Chicago police say they'll have more officers in the downtown central business district, including on the CTA, as stores open earlier and stay open later during the holidays. With the addition of canine units, Bird said crime is down 17% this month on the CTA, compared to this time last year. He said it's the third consecutive month crime has declined. abc7chicago.com

PA House committee votes to impeach Philly DA Krasner, sending articles to the floor

UVA marks 599th mass shooting this year in America



COVID Update

646.5M Vaccinations Given

US: 99.9M Cases - 1.1M Dead - 97.5M Recovered
Worldwide: 641.1M Cases - 6.6M Dead - 620.8M Recovered

Private Industry Security Guard Deaths: 362   Law Enforcement Officer Deaths: 813

How Technology Helped Businesses Survive the Pandemic
Covid Positive: The Technological Upside To The Pandemic

The pace of technology accelerates

As horrific as the toll on life has been from Covid-19, the toll on business would have been much worse if not for the internet and the digital technologies that leverage it. Discussions around the importance of "digital transformation" have been going on for decades, but the Covid-19 pandemic has massively accelerated the pace at which companies are developing digital products and services. A McKinsey & Company report found "...a seven-year increase, on average, in the rate at which companies are developing these products and services."

As impressive as that is, the time it took for many companies to react directly to Covid-19 is even more impressive. The same McKinsey report found that survey respondents' companies moved 40 times faster than they would have expected when it came to implementing remote work. People estimated that "it would have taken more than a year to implement the level of remote working that took place during the crisis. In actuality, it took an average of 11 days."

Reliance on technology increases

Covid-19 also changed the way we live and work as millions of consumers rushed online as the pandemic unfolded. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that internet services saw usage increases from 40% to 100%, while video call services like Zoom saw a tenfold increase in usage.

As business executives, however, our reality is that we will remain more reliant on technology than ever. Our choice is to invest in keeping up with technology or be left behind. forbes.com

Good Sign Ahead of the Winter Season
Covid deaths and hospitalizations are falling in the U.S.
As the flu and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) have spread rapidly this fall - inundating and overwhelming hospitals and their staff across the country - Covid has not.

In fact, Covid-related deaths and hospitalizations have fallen in recent months, despite the emergence of new omicron subvariants that evade immunity from previous infections and vaccination.

According to NBC News data, Covid deaths have fallen consistently since Aug. 31, when the seven-day average of daily Covid deaths was at 571. A month later, on Sept. 30, the number fell to 475. By Halloween, 365 were dying per day, on average, from Covid. nbcnews.com

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"62,000 New Security Officers Needed to Meet Demand"
UK: BSIA launches campaign to drive recruitment in professional security industry

The UK's private security industry needs 62,000 new security officers over the next 12 months to keep up with demand

Research was conducted among BSIA members, who are said to provide over 70% of private security services in the UK. Findings revealed that the private security sector needs to boost the number of licensed security officers by 62,000 to more than 450,000 over the next 12 months to meet growing demand.

The industry anticipates losing almost 20,000 officers from its workforce through factors such as retirement, Brexit and COVID-19.

To meet demand the BSIA has launched a major national initiative, 'People, Property, Places: Professionally Protected', to increase awareness of the crucial work that security officers carry out 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It also highlights that a career in professional security offers a wide range of benefits and opportunities that are open to anyone, from any background, ethnicity, sexuality and age group.

BSIA members also cite rising criminality, the ongoing 'substantial' terror threat level and more incidents involving members of the public with mental-health issues as factors driving increased demand for their services.

"As a sector we are moving quickly to attract more security officers into the industry, letting people know security can be a career of choice for team players who care about providing a professional service to protect people, property and places and who will commit to the training. Failure to achieve this could compromise public safety and some big events may not be able to happen as planned." ifsecglobal.com

Apple Stores: The Front Line of the Retail Union Effort?
How Apple Stores Went From Geek Paradise to Union Front Line

Store employees helped create some of the most valuable square footage in the US. Now they feel more like regular salespeople-so they're unionizing.

Behind the scenes, though, things have changed, as interviews with dozens of Apple Store employees across nine cities make clear. Apple Inc.'s retail jobs have started to feel a lot more like, well, retail jobs.

Workers say that whereas the focus of an Apple Genius used to be to impress customers with a high level of service, they and other employees are now increasingly pressured to upsell. They're pushed to prioritize "ownership opportunities," the company's euphemism for persuading people to buy new gadgets instead of repairing their old ones. They're also evaluated based on how many customers pay for an extended warranty through the AppleCare program and how many people they deal with per hour. Some stores email workers' stats to colleagues or post them on the wall in employee-only areas, with those of lower sellers highlighted in red.

Apple Store workers say the jobs were plum by retail standards until this transition, and for many they were dream jobs. Now, employees say, the sales pressure, exacerbated by understaffing, has made the jobs feel less Ted Lasso and more Severance.

Increasingly, workers have concluded that the only way to regain the Apple experience they signed up for, and hold the company to the values it preaches, is to unionize. After the Towson store did so a few months ago, management stopped using the sales tree. bloomberg.com

Store Closures Down Substantially in 2022
Store openings running ahead of a strong 2021

Consumers remain resilient, return to stores

Turning to off-price retail, industry leader TJX announced plans to open 150 new stores this year across its concepts on a base of nearly 4,700 total stores. Burlington plans to open 90 net new stores on a base of about 840 stores, and Ross Stores recently completed its 2021 store growth plans with the opening of 40 new stores in September-October, which took total openings for the year to 99 and the total store count to 2,019, including 1,696 Ross stores and 323 dd's DISCOUNTS.

Store closing announcements were down substantially in the first nine months of 2022 when compared with the same period last year. Among retailers announcing closings, Foot Locker is the leader, with plans to close 190 of its 2,800-plus stores. Foot Locker is also planning to open 100 new stores this year, however, so the net planned reduction is 90 stores.

Other retailers closing large numbers of stores include Bed Bath & Beyond, which recently said it will close 150 of roughly 770 namesake stores. Sears Hometown planned to close about half of its roughly 200 remaining stores, and Rite Aid said in April it plans to close 145 of its 2,400-plus stores, including 63 closings that were announced in late 2021. nrf.com

Holiday Hiring Down 37%
Retailers have scaled way back on seasonal help for Christmas
Amid a continued tight labor market, holiday help appears to be less in demand this year due to the souring economy. Retailers added 162,000 workers in October, down 28 percent from October 2021, according to an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data by Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

Challenger further found that, as of the first week of November, companies had announced plans for 592,400 hires for the holiday season, a 37 percent decrease versus last year.

"Companies may be reluctant to announce their seasonal hiring plans, even if they do intend to hire, due to economic uncertainty," said Andrew Challenger, SVP of Challenger, in a statement. "Some may not want or need to make a hiring push right now."

Target last year reduced seasonal hires but gave more hours to current staff over the season. Walmart and Kohl's are both planning similar tactics this year. Macy's also plans to hire less holiday help. retailwire.com

Retail Sales Up 1.3% in October
U.S. retail sales increase solidly in October
U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, suggesting consumer spending picked up early in the fourth quarter, which could help to support the economy.

The solid retail sales reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday and signs of a slowdown in inflation raised cautious optimism the economy could avoid an anticipated recession next year or just experience a mild downturn.

"We might be in for a soft landing after all," said Paul Ashworth, chief North America economist at Capital Economics in Toronto.

Retail sales rose 1.3% last month after being unchanged in September. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast sales rising 1.0%. Retail sales are mostly goods and are not adjusted for inflation. They increased 8.3% year-on-year in October. reuters.com

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Quarterly Results

Walmart Q3 U.S. comp's up 8.2%, e-commerce up 16%, sales up 8.7%

Home Depot Q3 U.S. comp's up 4.5%, total comp's up 4.3%, sales up 5.6%

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Genetec alerts organizations to risks of legacy access control
systems in light of rising cyberattacks

Company shares best practices for protecting access control
systems from cyberattacks.

MONTRÉAL, November 16, 2022- With the ever-increasing rise in cybercrime, Genetec Inc. ("Genetec"), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, is cautioning organizations of all sizes to be vigilant about the cybersecurity risk posed by legacy access control systems.

"Many organizations are operating with access control systems that date back 10 years or more. While these older systems still allow employees to badge in and out, there's a very high likelihood that these systems employ technologies that are extremely vulnerable to modern cyber threats," says Christian Morin, Vice President of Product Engineering and Chief Security Officer at Genetec Inc.

Cybersecurity best practices for access control systems

To improve the cybersecurity of access control systems, Genetec recommends the following steps:

• Upgrade the system. Older systems were not built to address today's threats. When evaluating a new access control system or upgrading an existing system, make sure that cybersecurity is a key component of the vendor selection criteria

• Use advanced secure credentials and the latest communications protocols to secure data transmission since older credentials are easy to clone using readily available tools

• Educate employees and partners about cybersecurity best practices and ensure they are prompted to change passwords often

• Regularly check for firmware and software updates and install once available

• Use a centralized identity access management system to ensure virtual and physical authentication and authorization of employees for better control and more effective maintenance of your systems

A unified access control system that uses the latest cybersecurity standards to secure communication, servers, and data such as Genetec Security Center Synergis™ can not only protect an organization's assets and people but help them improve their business operations and decision-making. By choosing an open architecture IP-based access control system, organizations have the flexibility to upgrade to the latest supported technology at any time, move at their own pace, and work within their available budget.
For more information, please download the Genetec white paper: "Cybersecurity risks of legacy access control systems"

Click here to read the full press release

Fraudster Stole Tens of Millions from Businesses
Top Zeus Botnet Suspect "Tank" Arrested in Geneva
Vyacheslav "Tank" Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.

Penchukov was named in a 2014 indictment by the U.S. Department of Justice as a top figure in the JabberZeus Crew, a small but potent cybercriminal collective from Ukraine and Russia that attacked victim companies with a powerful, custom-made version of the Zeus banking trojan.

Once inside a victim company's bank accounts, the crooks would modify the firm's payroll to add dozens of "money mules," people recruited through work-at-home schemes to handle bank transfers. The mules in turn would forward any stolen payroll deposits - minus their commissions - via wire transfer overseas.

The JabberZeus malware was custom-made for the crime group by the alleged author of the Zeus trojan - Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, a top Russian cybercriminal with a $3 million bounty on his head from the FBI. Bogachev is accused of running the Gameover Zeus botnet, a massive crime machine of 500,000 to 1 million infected PCs that was used for large DDoS attacks and for spreading Cryptolocker - a peer-to-peer ransomware threat that was years ahead of its time.

Ultimately, Penchukov's political connections helped him evade prosecution by Ukrainian cybercrime investigators for many years. The late son of former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych (Victor Yanukovych Jr.) would serve as godfather to Tank's daughter Miloslava. Through his connections to the Yanukovych family, Tank was able to establish contact with key insiders in top tiers of the Ukrainian government, including law enforcement.

Sources briefed on the investigation into Penchukov said that in 2010 - at a time when the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) was preparing to serve search warrants on Tank and his crew - Tank received a tip that the SBU was coming to raid his home. That warning gave Tank ample time to destroy important evidence against the group, and to avoid being home when the raids happened. Those sources also said Tank used his contacts to have the investigation into his crew moved to a different unit that was headed by his corrupt SBU contact.  krebsonsecurity.com

China Weaponizing TikTok Data?
FBI director says he's 'concerned' about China's ability to weaponize TikTok
FBI Director Christopher Wray told Congress on Tuesday he is "extremely concerned" that Beijing could weaponize data collected through TikTok, the wildly popular app owned by the Chinese company ByteDance.

AdvertisementWray said during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on worldwide threats that application programming interfaces, or APIs, that ByteDance embeds in TikTok are a national security concern since Beijing could use them to "control data collection of millions of users or control the recommendation algorithm, which can be used for influence operations."

In his opening remarks, Wray noted that while America faces cyberthreats from a variety of nations, "China's fast hacking program is the world's largest, and they have stolen more of Americans' personal and business data than every other nation combined."

Wray said the FBI has seen a surge in cybersecurity cases and as the numbers have increased so too has the complexity of the investigations. "We're investigating over 100 different ransomware variants and each one of those with scores of victims as well as a whole host of other novel threats posed by both cyber criminals and nation states alike."

He said that APIs in TikTok could be harnessed by China to control software on millions of devices, meaning the Chinese government could conceivably technically compromise Americans' personal devices.

Because Chinese companies are forced to "basically do whatever the Chinese government wants to do in terms of sharing information or serving as a tool of the Chinese government ... that's plenty of reason by itself to be extremely concerned" about TikTok and the larger threat posed by Chinese cyber aggression, he said.  cyberscoop.com

Misconfigurations, Vulnerabilities Found in 95% of Applications
Weak configurations for encryption and missing security headers topped the list of software issues found during a variety of penetration and application security tests.

Google Forks Over $391.5M in Record-Setting US Consumer Privacy Settlement

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Cashierless Checkout: Recipe for Out-of-Control Theft?
'Unsustainable' theft at cashier-free convenience store may force its closure

The first 24/7 cashier-less store in Vancouver, located at a student residence at UBC, may close just a year after it opened.

Vancouver's first 24/7 cashier-less shop may not last too long. That's because of an "unsustainable amount of theft" is going on at the store, called Avenue C. Located at the Walter Gage student residence at the University of BC (UBC), the "express micro-market" is open to the general public at all times of day and night as a small convenience store with a self-checkout.

If the theft continues, the shop, which opened in October 2021, may not be around much longer.

"Our goal is to keep Avenue C open for our community and we are working with Campus Security and Canteen Canada to enhance security measures," says UBC director of food services Colin Moore in a statement. "However, if we are not able to significantly reduce the level of theft, we will need to close the market."

A spokesperson for UBC says a letter was sent to students living in the area about the thefts and potential closure, due to how many thefts there were. However, exactly how much theft is going on is not being shared with the public.

He adds that people who steal may be subject to an RCMP investigation and/or face consequences from the school under its own code of conduct, but doesn't say if any action has been taken.  townandcountrytoday.com

Canadian Retailers Plan for Emergencies
Retailers weigh business case for emergency preparedness

Spreading inventory across multiple warehouses can prevent supply-chain disruptions

Successive atmospheric rivers in 2021 caused devastating flooding that swamped homes and vehicles, killed livestock and disrupted transportation corridors that connected Metro Vancouver with the rest of Canada. The experience prompted retailers to reflect on how to sustain supply lines during natural disasters.

Although they will never know where or when a natural disaster will strike, having a strategy that involves spreading inventory across additional warehouses in a wider geography is one way to be more nimble when sudden road closures materialize.

"We've adjusted our warehousing," Save-On-Foods CEO Darrell Jones told BIV. "We have warehouses in B.C. and Alberta so that we're better prepared to take more of our B.C. business out of Alberta if something happens in B.C."

Save-On-Foods previously had a single Alberta warehouse, but it added what Jones called a "secondary" warehouse in Edmonton that bolsters the company's ability to supply products to eastern and northern B.C. if roads get washed out in the Fraser Valley, the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 99, between Whistler and Lillooet, which is what happened last year.

London Drugs sent BIV a statement to say that it "is assessing each weather event individually and making contingencies based on the probability and potential impacts for each event."

Retail analyst and DIG360 owner David Gray told BIV that he thinks the transportation corridor disruption last year combined with supply-chain challenges during the pandemic has made retailers more wary about relying on a few suppliers for merchandise. biv.com

$400M Lowe's Canada Sale - 450 Canadian Locations
Lowe's Sells Canadian Division to US Private Equity Firm, RONA Name to Replace Lowe's
Retail giant Lowe's Companies, Inc., based in the United States, is selling its Canadian retail business to Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in retail, consumer and distribution-related investments, for $400 million in cash, and performance-based deferred consideration. As well, all Lowe's stores will eventually be rebranded as RONA according to the retailer in a statement Friday morning.

The company announced Thursday that its Canadian retail business based in Boucherville, Quebec, operates or services approximately 450 corporate and independent affiliate dealer stores in a number of complementary formats under different banners, which include, Lowe's, RONA, Réno-Dépôt and Dick's Lumber.

"The sale of our Canadian retail business is an important step toward simplifying the Lowe's business model. While this business represents approximately seven per cent of our full year 2022 sales outlook, it also represents approximately 60 basis points of dilution on our full year 2022 operating margin outlook," said Marvin R. Ellison, Lowe's chairman, president and CEO. retail-insider.com

Security Officer Turnover
Unions say turnover rate high for new security officers as busy holiday season looms
Unions representing airport security screeners say turnover for new employees is high despite efforts to hire more workers, with as few as one in three recent hires still on the job in some regions.

Major delays and flight cancellations at airports across Canada earlier this year drew scrutiny from passengers and politicians alike. Among other measures to ease the chaos, the government promised to ramp up hiring of security screeners - and did so, with more than 2,000 new screeners hired since April.

Now the pressure is on for airports to have a smooth holiday season, but high turnover and widespread bargaining between security screeners and their employers could throw another wrench into operations. canadiansecuritymag.com

Sobeys data breach serves as wake-up call for industry: expert
A recent data breach on Sobeys has revealed a larger issue in Canada's agri-food sector, an expert said. Sylvain Charlebois, a food researcher and professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, said the industry has been particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks in recent weeks.

He said this most recent incident, which Sobeys has said is now resolved, is going to serve as a bit of a wake-up call for the country's agri-food sector because of the high-value, low-margin nature of the industry. canadiansecuritymag.com

   In Case You Missed It: Sobeys Hit by Ransomware Attack

JD Sports to Open 15 More Stores in Canada in 2023 After Successful Market Entry

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Canadian COVID Update

COVID Changed Canadian Retail Forever
Retail has Changed Forever in Canada as Consumers Shift Online Following Pandemic

New research from Google Canada indicates digital is here to stay and is now the gateway to all commerce.

"As a result of the pandemic, Canadian retail has changed forever, but the rise in ecommerce has been durable and permanent. While we expect to see a return to in-store shopping this holiday season, shoppers will use digital to inform, inspire and enable their purchases. 86 per cent of shoppers discover brands/products while browsing online and 89 per cent of holiday shoppers searched online first before a store visit," said Google Canada.

Swathi Sadagopan, Strategic Insights Lead, for Google Canada Retail, said Canadians are increasingly using digital in their shopping experience not only for buying items but also for researching items prior to visiting stores.

"With so much having changed over the past few years, we're seeing a few key trends take shape this holiday season. For one, given the current state of the economy, many holiday shoppers are concerned about the rising cost of items they need or want to buy. This holiday season we will see more price conscious consumers looking for two key value indicators: cost and convenience. So, don't presume pessimism. Instead, work on positioning your value clearly to Canadians," said Sadagopan.

"Unsurprisingly, digital is driving the shopping experience both online and in-store and is now the gateway to all commerce, with shoppers going online to inform, inspire and enable their purchases. We will also see a return to in-store holiday shopping, but that shoppers will want those visits to be purposeful and efficient - combining this with a more omnichannel experience.

As a result of the pandemic, Canadian retail has changed forever and the rise in ecommerce has been durable and permanent and its momentum has continued, she said. retail-insider.com
Businesses Call on Government to Spur Return to Work
Government urged to 'lead the way' in post-COVID office return

Businesses call out government offices for return-to-work failures

Businesses across Canada have penned an open letter to Treasury Board President Mona Fortier urging her to "lead the way" in bringing employees back to the workplace. The open letter was signed by 32 business associations, including the executives of the Business Council of Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and the Retail Council of Canada, among others.

In the letter, published by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the associations called out some government offices that are "significantly lagging" in the implementation of return-to-office schemes for public sector employees.

The businesses pointed out that the Ottawa/Gatineau region, which has a high concentration of federal government employees, has the lowest return-to-office rate among government capitals in the country.

"We call upon all governments that have not implemented plans to bring their employees back to do so as rapidly as possible," the letter said. "As businesses in these communities assess their long-term viability given the pandemic's damaging effects on downtown centres, restoring normal economic activity requires the federal government to act now." hcamag.com
Doctor urges Canadians to 'avoid getting infected' and mask up amid viral surge
Canada officially in a flu epidemic after crossing seasonal threshold

Behind the Canadian Tire Stabbing that Led to Fatal Shooting
Vancouver police officer stabbed by robbery suspect gives testimony at inquest

He tells coroners' jury he's still 'haunted' by his decisions during fatal 2016 arrest

A police officer who was repeatedly stabbed by robbery suspect Daniel Peter Rintoul before he was able to pull his gun says he's still "haunted" by the choices he made that day, six years ago.

Const. Justin Fraser testified Monday at the coroners' inquest into the police shooting death of 38-year-old Rintoul outside an East Vancouver Canadian Tire on Nov. 10, 2016.

Fraser and his partner, Const. Gary Li, were the first Vancouver police officers on the scene that day after Rintoul had attempted to rob the store's gun section, slashed a store employee with a knife and taken an elderly customer hostage.

During an emotional morning session at the inquest, Fraser described how Rintoul stabbed him in the back, shoulders, face, thigh and abdomen.

Fraser said he has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and a sleep disorder and has not been able to return to patrol duty since the stabbing.

He was one of three officers who fired live rounds at Rintoul, ultimately killing him. The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. investigated the shooting and cleared the officers of criminal wrongdoing, agreeing that Rintoul "posed a threat of deadly force" to police and members of the public. cbc.ca
Shoplifter punches, tries to stab security guard, Penticton RCMP say
Mounties are looking for a man suspected of assaulting a security guard at a Penticton business Monday night. In a press release, police said that around 9 p.m., a loss prevention officer confronted a man about allegedly shoplifting at a Green Avenue business. "During this interaction, the man reportedly punched the (loss prevention officer) and attempted to stab them with a pair of scissors," RCMP said. "The suspect departed in a dark-coloured, late-model Chevrolet sedan." globalnews.ca

Toronto, ON: 3 robbery suspects who barricaded themselves inside store arrested without incident
Three robbery suspects who barricaded themselves inside a store in Toronto's west end have been arrested without incident, police said on Saturday. Police said they were called for a robbery at a pawnshop located near Queen Street West and Gladstone Avenue at 5:18 p.m. A spokesperson with Toronto police said the individuals had locked themselves inside the store. The store's owners and customers were able to leave. The police's negotiation team was called to the scene. In a tweet Saturday night, police said the three suspects have been arrested and there were no injuries to anyone involved. cbc.ca

Masked gunman hunted after robbery at Bernard Avenue convenience store

Suspect wanted for robbing Ottawa store three times

Police investigate robbery at Uptown Waterloo clothing store

Woman in North Bay charged with armed robbery, wearing a disguise

RCMP investigating armed robbery at Lower Sackville gas station

Suspects at large after alleged Kitchener trail robbery

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E-Commerce Fraud Surge in the News Ahead of the Holidays
Study: Automated fraud poses substantial risk to online retailers

A wide range of sophisticated cybersecurity threats pose a persistent challenge for the e-commerce industry.

During the past 12 months, Imperva research indicates nearly 40% of traffic on retailers' websites came from bots, software applications controlled by operators that run automated tasks, including those with malicious intent. Of all the traffic analyzed on retailers' websites by Imperva, nearly one-quarter (23.7%) was attributed specifically to bad bots designed to commit online fraud.

In addition, the study shows that the proportion of advanced bots on retail sites grew 31.1% in 2021 from 23.4% from 2020. During 2021, bot-related attacks on retail sites grew 10% in October and grew another 34% in November, which Imperva says suggests that fraudulent bot operators increase their efforts around peak holiday shopping periods.

Account takeover (ATO) is another form of online fraud analyzed by Imperva, in which cybercriminals attempt to compromise online accounts by using stolen passwords and usernames. In 2021, 64.1% of ATO attacks used an advanced bad bot.

Of all login attempts on retail websites included in the study, 22.6% were malicious, nearly twice the volume of recorded on sites across other industries. Attackers used leaked credentials 94.7% of the time in credential stuffing attacks targeting retailers, compared to 69.6% of the time in other industries.

APIs, or application programming interfaces, enable applications to share data and invoke digital services. Analysis by Imperva finds that traffic from an API accounts for 41.6% of all traffic to online retailers' sites and applications.

Of that, 12% of traffic directs to endpoints, like a database, where personal data is stored (e.g. credentials, identification numbers, etc.). More concerning, Imperva research reveals that 3-5% of API traffic is directed to undocumented or "shadow" APIs, endpoints that security teams don't know exist or no longer protect.

Attackers can use an API as a pathway for exfiltrating customer data and payment information. In 2021, API attacks increased by 35% between September and October, and then spiked another 22% in November on top of the previous months' elevated attack levels as holiday shopping volumes increased.  chainstoreage.com

Meta Blames the Fizzle of Online Shopping for Company Woes
Facebook thought pandemic online shopping would last forever. It didn't.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg blames shoppers returning to stores in part for Meta's economic woes

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg made a startling admission on Wednesday during a private Zoom call for the 11,000 workers his company had just laid off: They were losing their jobs partly because he overestimated the staying power of the pandemic's e-commerce boom.

Like many social media platforms, Meta's revenue soared during the pandemic when the spread of the coronavirus forced many retailers to turn to the internet to reach would-be customers who were staying home to avoid the virus. Zuckerberg thought that even after vaccines allowed people to return to offline activities freely, e-commerce growth would continue to expand rapidly. He was wrong.

"This obviously didn't play out the way that I expected or that any of us hoped," he admitted to the employees to whom he had just handed pink slips, according to a recording of the call shared with The Washington Post. washingtonpost.com

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Nashville, TN: Months Long Investigation into Music City Pawn Locations Allegedly Dealing in Stolen Merchandise
A 10-month investigation by Fraud Unit detectives into four Music City Pawn locations, three in Nashville and one in Franklin, knowingly buying/selling stolen merchandise resulted in today's arrests of owner/operator Damon Holland, 52, and John Barker, 38. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests/charges are anticipated.

The investigation began after Home Depot loss prevention personnel notified the Police Department Pawn Unit that Music City Pawn shops were selling a high volume of merchandise on their eBay store. Many of the items were new, in-box tools. Holland purchased such items from Barker, a known, habitual shoplifter. "Prices today are high enough without Nashvillians having to pay more because of stealing from retailers," Chief John Drake said. "Today's investigation, which involves the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars in merchandise, is attempting to greatly reduce the market for stolen goods."

Officers this morning simultaneously entered all three Nashville Music City Pawn locations at 2638 Nolensville Pike, 3041 Dickerson Pike, and 3930 Lebanon Pike, and are in the process of seizing merchandise that appears to be new/stolen. Holland conducted business from the Franklin location. Franklin Police Department officers assisted in the investigation. Holland is charged with three counts of money laundering in Williamson County and one count of organized retail crime in Davidson County. At this time, Barker is charged with three counts of theft in Davidson County. Retailers Walmart, Target, Kroger, Publix, Lowes, Home Depot, CVS and Walgreens partnered with the Police during the investigation and in today's operation. nashville.gov

Yadkinville, NC: Yadkinville Gun store broken into second time, suspects came through ceiling
A gun shop that was broken into on Halloween has been robbed again. Employees say that just before 3 a.m. people broke into the shop and took over two dozen guns. They were broken into on Halloween when suspects rammed a car into the front of the store and took several weapons. The ATF is offering a reward for information about the break-in and a break-in at a gun store in Pilot Mountain. Police stated 27 Firearms were stolen.  myfox8.com

Collier County, FL: Woman arrested for attempting to steal thousands in merchandise from multiple Walmarts
A woman from Charlotte County was arrested after attempting to steal thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from multiple Walmarts in Collier County. Emily Sturgis, 46, drove from Port Charlotte with a partner to go shopping at Walmart in Collier County, according to the Collier County Sheriff's Office According to the report, the duo first went to a Walmart located at Davis and Collier boulevards. The pair attempted to steal a shopping cart with $2,500 worth of merchandise packed inside of it. They failed, and Walmart loss prevention sent an alert to other stores in the area, according to CCSO. Sturgis and her partner, who was not identified in the report, then went to a Walmart on Juliet Boulevard. CCSO said they then loaded $1,500 worth of items into a shopping cart. Sturgis then pushed the cart out of the store while her partner went to purchase sodas at a register. CCSO arrested Sturgis because she was in possession of the shopping cart. Sturgis was charged with grand theft, according to CCSO. nbc-2.com

Columbus, OH: 5 sought in theft from northwest Columbus store
Columbus police are looking for five suspects they said robbed a store in northwest Columbus last week. Police said that on Nov. 8 at approximately 2 p.m., the suspects entered the store on the 1500 block of Bethel Road and walked around the shop for several minutes. Two of the suspects distracted the store's employees as two others acted as lookouts. The fifth suspect then went behind the counter and took money from a deposit bag. When the employees realized what was happening, the suspects ran from the store and into a waiting vehicle. nbc4i.com

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Shootings & Deaths

Los Angeles, CA: Target security guard fatally shoots man who stabbed 2 customers inside downtown LA store
A man walked into a downtown Target store on Tuesday and stabbed and critically injured two people, including a 9-year-old boy before he was shot and killed by a security guard, police said. The stabbings took place shortly before 6:30 p.m. in the Target store at FIGat7th,. The man, described as 40 years old and homeless, came into the store, grabbed a large butcher-style knife from a shelf and approached a 9-year-old boy, saying several times that he was going to kill him, Police Chief Michel Moore said at a news conference. When the boy tried to move away, he stabbed the boy in the back, wounding him in the shoulder, then went to another area of the store where he stabbed a 25-year-old woman in the chest, Moore said. Other people in the store pulled the woman into a pharmacy and closed the gate to protect her, the chief said. A security guard tried to subdue the attacker with a baton but then shot him and he was declared dead at a hospital, Moore said. The attacker didn't know the victims, police said. A third person was slightly injured in what he termed a "stampede" as she and other customers fled the store, Moore said. LAPD officers were already on another service call in the shopping complex and they were abled to respond quickly, Moore said. abc7.com

Cochise County, AZ: Community mourning death of RV store employee killed in deadly workplace shooting
The small Cochise County community of Whetstone, just outside Huachuca City, is mourning the tragic shooting of two employees at the Desert RV store off Highway 90. The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. on Monday. The Cochise County Sheriff's Office said a disabled veteran named Bruce Alvin Hansberry was armed with an AR-15 and opened fire on a group of employees. An employee named Robert Lizarraga, 47, was killed and an 18-year-old employee Jordan Barajas was injured, and air lifted to a Tucson hospital. Barajas' current condition is unknown. According to the Sheriff's Office, the owner of Desert RV was armed and returned fire. They said Hansberry left the scene in a truck and eventually ran on foot into a desert area while still armed. Multiple law enforcement agencies had conducted a massive manhunt before locating Hansberry and arresting him. kvoa.com

Fort Worth, TX: Suspect fatally shot by officers at Fort Worth gas station
Fort Worth police fatally shot a man at a gas station after officials said he fired a gun at them early Wednesday morning. No officers were injured, and the man's name has not been released. The department said multiple people called 911 about a man "walking back and [forth]" with a gun in his hand inside the QuikTrip on Northeast 28th Street, near Interstate 35W. Officers were dispatched to the store at 12:40 a.m. According to police, the suspect walked out of the store when officers got there and immediately started shooting at them. The department said the officers fired back and struck the suspect, then started performing life-saving measures until paramedics got there. The suspect was pronounced dead at a local hospital, according to police. wfaa.com

Limestone County, AL: Marine kills alleged multiple robbery suspect in Ardmore
Authorities say a man suspected of two robberies was fatally shot by a bystander on Monday. The Limestone County Sherriff's Office (LCSO) went to a store robbery at a gas station on Main St. in Ardmore. Authorities said the suspect had already robbed a gas station on Highway 31 in Athens that night before moving on to Ardmore. Local agencies got a description of the suspect and his vehicle and began searching the area for the suspect. Authorities say the suspect, James Lee Henry, 53, of Collegeville, PA walked into a gas station at about 8:20 p.m. Henry was reportedly armed with a handgun and held the clerk at the store at gunpoint. LCSO says a U.S. Marine who was at the station saw the robbery from outside and was carrying a legal weapon. Officials said that when Henry walked out of the gas station, the bystander told him several times to drop his weapon and Henry didn't. Authorities said Henry then pointed his gun at the bystander. whnt.com

Atlanta, GA: Owner killed during suspected robbery at East Point beauty supply shop
East Point police are investigating the shooting death of a beauty supply store owner who was beloved by the community. Officers responded to the 3100 block of Washington Road on Tuesday to a person down call at the Beauty World Beauty Supply store. She was treated on scene by East Point Fire and Rescue and transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died from her injuries, according to police. Police said they have strong leads in the case and are working around the clock to find the suspect. wsbtv.com

Robeson County, NC: 20-year-old shot, killed in dollar store parking lot
Parkton Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened in a dollar store parking lot Monday night. Police said just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday night Canyon Lee Locklear, 20, was fatally shot in the parking lot of the Family Dollar at 52 David Parnell Street in Parkton. PPD is investigating Locklear's death with the assistance of the Robeson County Sheriff's Office and N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. wmbfnews.com

Update: Colorado Springs, CO: Man charged with killing Riley Whitelaw at a Walgreens enters plea
The man authorities believe is responsible for ending the life of a teenager at a Colorado Springs Walgreens entered a plea on Tuesday. Joshua Johnson is accused of killing 17-year-old Riley Whitelaw inside the store off Centennial and Vindicator in June. Johnson is charged with first-degree murder. 11 News had a reporter in the courtroom. Johnson's defense told the judge no plea offers were made and that they would be entering a not guilty plea. Johnson gave no comment or reaction as the judge moved this case forward, scheduling the trial to start on March 6. A motions hearing is set for January where move evidence can be presented to the court. Previously, in Johnson's preliminary hearing over 40 pieces of evidence were given. A fundraiser on behalf of Whitelaw was created. Click here for more information and to give. kktv.com

Lombard, IL: 2 charged after shooting in Yorktown Center mall parking lot
Two men have been charged in a shooting in a Lombard shopping mall parking lot that left a woman injured. The shooting happened Friday on night outside Yorktown Center mall. Prosecutors said two men approached a group at the mall and tried to engage them in conversation. When the group kept walking toward their car, the two men allegedly got into their car, drove up and one of them opened fire. A woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both suspects are now in custody. The one who allegedly fired the shots is being held without bond.  abc7chicago.com


Robberies, Incidents & Thefts

Hartwell, OH: Suspect ties up CVS employee during robbery
Cincinnati Police are hoping to identify a brazen robber who targeted a local CVS store. Police say the robber came in contact with an employee when the CVS on Vine Street near Compton was closed on November 12. He forced the employee into the store, had the employee open the safe, then tied the victim's hands together before leaving. The tied-up employee can be seen on the floor in the surveillance photos. The robber got away with cash. local12.com

Woman in slippers takes carton of cigarettes from Houston store at gunpoint
Houston police are asking for the public's help identifying a woman caught on security footage robbing a convenience store last month. The suspect walked into the store near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Van Fleet Street around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The woman, who was wearing pink slippers, held up a gun and demanded a carton of cigarettes. Once she had the cigarettes, she left in a red Kia Soul, police said. click2houston.com

Portland, OR: Nike Community Store in Northeast Portland has been closed for weeks after rash of thefts
The Nike Community Store in Northeast Portland is filled with neatly folded shirts, racks of athletic apparel and rows of Nike shoes - but no customers. The store quietly closed weeks ago and the company won't say when or if it will re-open. Nike corporate did not respond to three different emails. "Closed for the next 7 days," Nike posted on its website. The same message has appeared since late October. Despite the notice posted online, customers show up at the store almost every day. Several people associated with the Nike Community store said theft has always been an issue at the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard location, although recently shoplifting has risen to new levels. Criminals have become more brazen - stealing armloads of Nike merchandise and walking out the front door with no fear of being stopped. kgw.com

San Francisco, CA: SF to Increase Security in Union Square to Prevent Retail Theft
San Francisco is hoping holiday shoppers return in big numbers this year, after a massive organized retail theft incident last year left stores in shambles and scared some shoppers away. Mayor London Breed, the city's police chief and district attorney announced new security precautions in hopes of bringing back holiday shoppers. The announcement was made at a Union Square event Tuesday, where the mayor clarified that the skating rink and Christmas tree being set up earlier than usual was carefully thought out. nbcbayarea.com

Multnomah County, OR: Man gets over six years in prison after using blowtorch to attack DoorDash driver

Doylestown, PA: $10,000 in Rewards Offered for Information on Robbery of New Britain Gun Store



Beauty - Fulton County, GA - Armed Robbery / Owner shot -killed
C-Store - Houston, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Nacogdoches, TX - Armed Robbery
C-Store - Berryville, VA - Robbery
CVS - Cincinnati, OH - Armed Robbery
Cellphone - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Collectables - Copperas Cove, TX - Burglary
Dollar - Montgomery County, MD - Robbery
Gas Station - Limestone County, AL - Armed Robbery / Susp killed by bystander
Grocery - Gainesville, FL - Armed Robbery
Grocery - Milwaukee, WI - Armed Robbery
Guns - Yadkinville, NC - Burglary
Jewelry - Corpus Christi, TX - Burglary
Jewelry - Fulton, MO - Burglary
Jewelry - Lakeland, FL - Robbery
Jewelry - Canutillo, TX - Robbery
Jewelry - Tukwila, WA - Robbery
Jewelry - Sandy, UT - Robbery
Jewelry - Ogden, UT - Robbery
Jewelry - Nashua, NH - Robbery
Laundry - Fulton, MO - Burglary


Daily Totals:
• 16 robberies
• 5 burglaries
• 2 shootings
• 2 killed

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In this role, you will embody Do The Right Thing by protecting People, Assets, and Brands. You will work in an energized, fast paced environment focused on creating a safe environment for our employees, teams, and customers; this is critical to driving our Brand Power, Enduring Customer Relationships, and exuding our commitment to Team and Values...

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Retail Asset Protection Associate
Medford, MA; Brockton, MA; East Springfield, MA - posted May 6
The Asset Protection Greeter role is responsible for greeting all customers as they enter the store, ensuring that customers see the Company's commitment to provide a safe and secure shopping environment, as well as deterring theft, shoplifting, or other dishonest activities...


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The Regional Loss Prevention Auditor (RLPA) is responsible for conducting operational audits and facilitating training meetings in our clients' locations. The audit examines operational controls, loss prevention best practices, and customer service-related opportunities.

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