Retailers Urge Federal Action on ORC

Executives from Safeway, Walgreen, the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association urged federal lawmakers to pass legislation making organized retail crime (ORC) a federal crime and stepping up restrictions on online auction sites used to fence stolen retail goods.

WASHINGTON — Executives from Safeway, Walgreen, the National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association yesterday urged federal lawmakers to pass legislation making organized retail crime (ORC) a federal crime, and to step up restrictions on online auction sites used to fence stolen retail goods.

The executives addressed three ORC bills currently under consideration in Congress in a conference call hosted by the Coalition Against Organized Retail Crime, in an

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