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Rise Expected in Shoplifting For Holidays
Retailers nationwide are expecting a rise in shoplifting this holiday season over past years, due mostly to the weak economy. According to numbers released by security company ADT Security Services, a rise in demand for theft and stores cutting back on security personnel have combined to make a rise from last year's nationwide total of $12 billion in losses likely.

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade In this section, Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 1999 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2000. 1. New York City Entrances & Exits: When Circuit City opened its first store in New York City in 1998, it proved to other national chains that the big rent of the big city is quickly compensated by the big spenders in the big city. Consequently, the Big Apple in the last year saw even more megastore openings. Office Depot opened its first Manhattan store—a 21,000-sq.-ft .store

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