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Target of repeat shoplifting program nabbed in Reno

BY Brae Canlen

A man allegedly caught stealing from Lowe’s 30 minutes after being cited for shoplifting in Kmart was arrested by officers of a special task force in Reno, Nev.

According to a press release issued by Reno officials, Craig Skursha was apprehended while shoplifting at a Kmart located in Sparks, Nev., on Aug. 3. Skursha was issued a routine citation and then released from the store, but members of the Nevada Repeat Offenders Program were notified by Sparks police.  

Skursha had nine prior felony convictions for related offenses, according to authorities. 

The task force detective followed Skursha to a nearby Lowe’s store, where he was allegedly observed stealing merchandise. Skursha was arrested a short time after leaving the store. 

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Retail sales increase in July

BY HBSDealer Staff

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $390.4 billion, an increase of 0.5% from the previous month, and 8.5% above July 2010. 

Sales in building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers, NAICS code 444, were an adjusted $25.047 billion in July, down from $25.143 billion in June, but up from $23.291 billion in July 2010.

Retail trade sales were up 0.5% from June 2011, and 8.9% above last year. Nonstore retailer sales were up 14.1% from last year, according to the report released Friday morning.

 

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Andersen Windows offers trade incentive

BY Ken Clark

Andersen Windows has launched a trade promotion for employees of Andersen dealers, professional contractors, subcontractors and others with valid Andersen Trade ID.

Prizes include a trip to Las Vegas; a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo.; or a trip to a racetrack for a pro-racing experience. 

Registration takes place at the official sweepstakes website. The contest is open to residents of 19 states: New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Ohio.

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