Retailers, Feds Join To Fight Organized Theft

Ellis, Kristi
September 2009
WWD: Women's Wear Daily;9/4/2009, Vol. 198 Issue 49, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the move of several U.S. government agencies including the National Retail Federation and Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division to combat organized retail crime. It notes that the development of criminal gangs who steal large volumes of goods from stores and resell them online have alarmed the ICE. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that organized crime has cost retailers 15 to 30 billion dollars annually.


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