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Loss Prevention Magazine: Can Retail Survive in America’s Cities?

Can Retail Survive in America’s Cities? CalRetailers President and CEO Rachel Michelin spoke with Loss Prevention Magazine: “In California, we’re hitting that tipping point where people are getting frustrated; retail crime is affecting every community, not just big cities, and people want to see some accountability.” Read more.

CALRETAILERS PRESIDENT AND CEO SPEAKS WITH NBC NIGHTLY NEWS ON CONTINUED RISE OF ORC

The California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin speaks with NBC Nightly News on the continued rise of Organized Retail Crime: “It feels like we are under assault. Nothing will truly change until we are willing to have difficult conversations about changing policies that are on the books.” CalRetailers was instrumental in securing funding for …

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SF Chronicle: New law Targeting Organized Retail Theft just kicked in. Will it make an impact in S.F.?

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin “urged the state Legislature to allow felony prosecutions of people who steal less than $950 worth of merchandise. Prop. 47 raised the threshold for the value of stolen goods to trigger a felony from $400 to $950. We know these repeat offenders are coming into the stores, they’re stealing …

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CRA Responds to Disruption of West Coast Port Operations

Sacramento, CA– The following statement can be attributed to California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin in response to the decision of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to withhold labor at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These actions have resulted in the overnight closure of all terminals, which have extended …

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CalRetailers Testifies at Joint Legislative Audit Committee Hearing on Prop. 47

At the request of Assemblymember James Ramos, CalRetailers President and CEO Rachel Michelin testified this morning at a Joint Legislative Audit Committee, which included a request to review the efficacy of Prop. 47. Following Rachel’s testimony, which was included alongside Assemblymember Ramos, the committee voted unanimously to approve the audit request. CalRetailers President and CEO …

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CRA Responds: Employees at Fair Oaks Safeway say routine theft also causing them to feel unsafe

(KTXL) — An employee from Safeway in Fair Oaks said the conditions at their store are similar to the Howe Avenue location that allegedly has routine theft.  The employee contacted FOX40 and said he is also concerned about the safety and security at their location on Madison Avenue and Dewey Drive. CRA President and CEO …

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Capitol Weekly Op-ed: California’s privacy agency must change course on new rules

California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin sheds light on new California Privacy regulations and their implications on CA retailers, a driving force for California’s economy representing a quarter of the state’s employment. Rachel: “Protecting privacy is critical, but so is the ability of businesses to innovate and compete in a large and diverse …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Discusses Current State of CA Supply Chain with Northern California Record

“We all benefit from a supply chain that is running efficiently and effectively, and we need to get back to making sure we have a stellar goods management system in California. Meeting all of the state’s environmental goals is getting complicated by regulatory uncertainty.” Read More Learn more about how retailers are optimizing their supply …

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California bill aims to protect retail businesses and the public amid spike in smash-and-grab thefts

CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin responds to new California bill that aims to protect retail businesses and the public amid spike in smash-and-grab thefts “This is about our employees and our stores. It’s about our customers who are shopping and it’s about the neighborhoods in which retailers invest in. And we’re seeing more and …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Speaks with KTVU-TV Bay Area About Major Retail Brands Threatening to Close Stores Over Rampant Retail Theft

“A Walgreens, a Target, a Walmart, they also include pharmacies. So, they’re also part of our healthcare system,” said California Retailers Association President Rachel Michelin. “There are hundreds of small retailers that are closing their doors every day because of retail theft as well,” said Michelin. Prop 47, which passed in 2014, enacted many crucial …

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