retail theft

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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California Retailers Association Responds to State Budget Proposal

Sacramento, CA – The following statement can be attributed to Rachel Michelin, President and CEO, California Retailers Association. “CRA applauds Governor Gavin Newsom for recognizing in his 2023-2024 state budget proposal the importance of supporting business in uncertain economic times including the prioritization of protecting the safety of retail employees, customers and neighborhoods from growing …

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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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CRA President and CEO Responds to Homeless, Shoplifters Blamed for Big Lots Closing in Citrus Heights

“Nothing they can do about it”: Homeless, shoplifters blamed for Big Lots closing in Citrus Heights BY MARLEE GINTERDECEMBER 1, 2022 / 10:55 PM / CBS SACRAMENTO Rachel Michelin, the president of the California Retailers Association, isn’t surprised. She said retail theft is rampant right now. CBS13 talked with her exactly one year ago when we …

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Cal Retailers Joins Fresno City Councilman Mike Karbassi for Retail Theft Summit at Fresno City Hall 

DANIEL GLIGICH, San Joaquin Valley Sun Organized retail theft is rampant up and down California, and Fresno has not been left out of the shocking trend.  In an effort to connect with and educate the local retail community, Fresno City Councilman Mike Karbassi hosted a Retail Theft Summit at Fresno City Hall Tuesday evening.  Karbassi …

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California INFORM Consumers Act Signed Into Law

The following statement can be attributed to California Retailers Association President and CEO Rachel Michelin:  SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 301 (Skinner), California’s version of the federal INFORM Consumers Act now pending in Congress, a measure strongly supported by the California Retailers Association and passed by the State Legislature with zero opposition. SB 301 …

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CRA President Addresses Retail Theft with Loss Prevention Magazine

The California Retailers Association continues to push for much-needed reforms to protect retailers’ employees, customers and neighborhoods from rampant and dangerous retail crime and the hits keep coming!  Recently, Rachel Michelin, president and CEO of the California Retailers Association joined a podcast with the nationally acclaimed Loss Prevention Magazine to discuss what is happening in California with regards to retail theft …

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CRA/Cal-ORCA Conference 2022

Tuesday, October 4 – Wednesday, October 5Ontario Convention Center2000 E Convention Center WayOntario, CA 91764 Join Cal-ORCA and the California Retailers Association for a Conference focused on Organized Retail Crime and Retail Theft. The Conference will bring together policymakers, law enforcement and the business community for “Collaborating on a Safer California”. Click here to download the …

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