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Family Dollar uses Checkpoint system to reduce shrink

7,900 stores will use system by the end of next year
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10/21/2013

THOROFARE, N.J.—Checkpoint Systems’ electronic article surveillance systems will be deployed in all of Family Dollar’s 7,900 stores by the end of 2014, Family Dollar says.

Toronto police bust organized shoplifting ring

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10/17/2013

TORONTO, Ontario—From lingerie to foot cream, these thieves were after it all. The breakup of a wide-reaching Canadian shoplifting ring is reportedly one of North America’s biggest loss-prevention recovery investigations.

Family Dollar uses Checkpoint system to reduce shrink

7,900 stores will use system by the end of next year
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10/15/2013

THOROFARE, N.J.—Checkpoint Systems’ electronic article surveillance systems will be deployed in all of Family Dollar’s 7,900 stores by the end of 2014, Family Dollar says.

Nairobi mall attack: It could happen here

NRF exec tells Congress he’s ‘very concerned’ but optimistic
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10/11/2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A Nairobi-mall style attack could happen in the United States, Richard Mellor, executive vice president of the National Retail Federation told Congress on Oct. 9.

Mall of America dials up security after Nairobi

Mall 'will remain vigilant,' it says
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09/30/2013

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—The largest shopping mall and entertainment complex in the United States has tightened security in the wake of an al-Shabab attack that began Sept. 21 on an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed at least 67 people.

New England retailers have new weapon

Public-private alliance forms to combat organized retail crime
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09/20/2013

WORCESTER, Mass.—New England retailers, meet NEORCA, a new weapon in the battle against organized retail crime—the New England Organized Retail Crime Alliance.

Texas group takes on ORC—and more, including Hezbollah

North Texas Crime Commission’s Hughes says partnerships, video verified alarms are key
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09/16/2013

DALLAS—Organized crime rings filtering money to Hezbollah, cargo theft expected to rise due to the widening of the Panama Canal and the dredging of the Houston port, pharmacy robbers mimicking successful rooftop jewelry store heists, copper theft from cell towers—James Hu

ORC officer named Florida's Law Enforcement Officer of Year

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09/10/2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Retail Federation is honoring an officer for taking aim at organized retail theft. The group has named Broward County Sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Rossman as its Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Cameras can motivate staff, too

They help improve service and boost sales, along with securing small businesses
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09/09/2013

SAN FRANCISCO—Ivor Bradley, a small business owner here, lets his staff know that his security surveillance system is keeping tabs on them as well as the occasional slip-and-falls and purse-snatchers.

Cameras drive ORC arrest rates

Security pros from Ferguson Enterprises, Safeway share success stories with Security Director News
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09/09/2013

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Randy Johnson and Marsha Bowman deal with organized retail crime every day. Johnson has stores in the hottest ORC spots in the country. Bowman’s stores are targeted for some of the most coveted ORC products.  

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