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CA Organized Retail Crimes Association Announces New Website and Annual Conference

Website and Conference are Part of Collaborative between CalORCA and Cal Retailers Formed to Address the Growing Organized Crime Crisis for Businesses Statewide Sacramento, CA– The California Organized Retail Crimes Association (CalORCA) unveiled its new website today providing an enhanced and responsive user experience and highlighting the growing partnership between retail and law enforcement in …

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CAL RETAILERS CEO AND CALIFORNIANS FOR SAFE STORES AND NEIGHBORHOODS STATEWIDE CHAIR RESPONDS TO AB2390 BEING PULLED BY AUTHOR FROM ASSEMBLY PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

AB2390 Would Have Strengthened Prop 47 As Part Of A Comprehensive Solution To Retail Theft That Protects Customers, Retail Employees, And Neighborhoods SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After Assembly Bill 2390 was pulled by the author from consideration in the Assembly Public Safety committee, California Retailers Association (who is a co-sponsor of the bill) President and CEO, …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Speaks with KTVU 2 Fox Bay Area News About AB 2390 to Address Serial Retail Theft

CRA President and CEO Rachel Otte Michelin spoke with KTVU Fox 2 about AB 2390, authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi and co-sponsored by CRA and California Hotel & Lodging Association. AB 2390 brings back aggregation while adding diversion programs and job training programs for a measured, balanced approach to solving serial retail theft. Rachel: “Whenever …

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RACHEL MICHELIN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF CALIFORNIA RETAILERS ASSOCIATION, LAUNCHES STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT OUR NEIGHBORHOODS FROM RETAIL CRIMES IN CALIFORNIA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As a direct response to the growing crisis of organized retail crime (ORC), California Retailers Association President and CEO, Rachel Michelin, announced the launch of a new statewide coalition — Californians for Safe Stores and Neighborhoods. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Read excerpts of “Special Report: Fight Against Organized Crime” from Fox11 News with Elex Michaelson and …

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California Retailers Association Announces 2022 Board of Directors

The California Retailers Association (CRA) announced today their 2022 Board of Directors.  Officers:Nick Johnson, Target (Chair)Larry Carr, Albertson’s/Safeway (Vice-Chair)Chelsea Minor, Raley’sCindy Laubacher, CVS Health Francisco Uribe, The Home Depot Executive Committee:Dan Lopez, Best BuyJonathan Choi, DART Container Corp.Blair Reinarman, Gap Inc.Steve Thomas, Kohl’sChuck Miller, Macy’sJoel Baise, WalgreensDanielle Hohos, Williams SonomaKevin Loscotoff, Walmart Directors:Brenda Palomino, Amazon Tom Tucker, Autocare AssociationDavid McKinney, AutoZoneDavid …

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CRA President and CEO Rachel Michelin Speaks with CBS Los Angeles Addressing the Impact of the Latest COVID-19 Surge on Small Business Owners

The California Retailers Association detailed that this is just one more thing they’re taking into consideration as they’re looking for more ways to push funding for smaller businesses and retailers to keep them afloat. “It’s a challenge, we already had some staffing shortages prior to this, and now this is another frustration,” said Rachel Michelin …

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3 reasons why Congress should expand COVID-19 relief grant funding to small retailers

Blog Post by CRA Partner National Retail Federation Small retailers deserve the same opportunity as restaurants to rebuild their businesses and serve their communities The retail and restaurant industries were two of the hardest-hit sectors of the economy by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small retailers and restaurants alike were deemed “nonessential” and faced government-mandated closures and …

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CRA Responds to String of Retail Theft Incidents Over the Weekend

KTXL Fox40 Sacramento “I wouldn’t even characterize that as organized crime, that was domestic terrorism,” said Rachel Michelin, the president of the California Retailers Association. Michelin said as organized crime in California continues to rise, law enforcement, retailers, and state and local leaders must come together on solutions, including potentially strengthening the laws against organized …

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