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October 5, 2010

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Friday Focus-
Steve McClain-
Sr. VP Asset Protection, Sports Authority

Friday Focus-
Neil Watanabe
CFO, Anna's Linens

Vendor Spotlight
Matt Steinfort
President & CEO, Envision

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team


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NRF Investigators Meetings:

 

 West Meeting
Oct 6, 2010
San Bruno, CA
National Retail Federation


 Northeast Meeting
Oct 6, 2010
NY Metro Area
National Retail Federation


Oct. 20-21, 2010
NRF 2010 LP
Sr. Executive Summit
Dallas, Texas

 

Southeast Meeting
Oct 26, 2010
Bradenton, FL

National Retail Federation


Nov. 2, 2010
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call

hosted by the
Women in LP Caucus

2:00 pm Eastern

 Register Here


June 13-15 2011
NRF LP 2010 Conference and EXPO
Dallas, TX

Submit a Session Idea for the 2011 NRF LP Conference & Expo

Deadline for submitting an idea is October 25, 2010.




October 7-8, 2010
RILA Operational
Audit Committee
Meeting
RILA
Publix HQ, Lakeland, FL


Oct. 11,2010

Loss Prevention Foundation

Chicago, Illinois
ADVANCING the Professional" series with a "Day of Education"

Contact: Kelly. Durham@
losspreventionfoundation.org


2010 Global Retail Theft Barometer Sheds Light on Strategies for Cutting Shrink

Webinar October 20, 2010


 

Save the dates!

Sunday, March 6-March 9, 2011

2011 Asset Protection Conference
Buena Vista Palace
Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
For more information,
Click Here

eBay Inc. Announces Major Customer Trust & Safety Awareness Campaign
eBay launches a month-long campaign to expand consumer awareness of its innovative eBay Buyer Protection Program, the most comprehensive online consumer protection ever provided on the world’s largest online marketplace. Launched nationally earlier this year, eBay Buyer Protection covers the purchase price plus original shipping of most purchases on eBay.com, dramatically increasing consumer confidence and spending and helping millions of small-business entrepreneurs and sellers compete more effectively with national retail chains. “Small business entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economy, creating most of the jobs in our country,” said eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe. “eBay creates opportunity for millions of independent sellers and small-business entrepreneurs who are creating jobs through their businesses on eBay. eBay Buyer Protection helps these independent sellers and small-business entrepreneurs compete more effectively with national retailers by increasing consumer confidence and trust. Shop on eBay, and we’ve got you covered.”

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ebay-supports-online-sellers-and-small-business-entrepreneurs-with-biggest-consumer-protection-program-ever-offered-on-the-worlds-largest-online-marketplace-2010-10-04?reflink=MW_news_stmp

 

News Brief Sponsored by WAG Security Products, Inc.

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Checkpoint Systems have announced they're starting phase two of a ground-breaking research initiative to develop improved, measureable models to explain and predict factors affecting retail shrink at the store level.   Designed to provide powerful decision-making data for retailers, this predictive modeling project involves research scientists working with asset protection and loss prevention professionals.  Retailers across several retail segments are involved in the project. Researchers will examine information from approximately 225 stores per retail chain and present the findings through the Retail Crime and Loss Control Report 2011 projected to debut in early 2011.  Visit www.lpresearch.org for more information.

Target's growth plans slowed to 13 units in 2010 after opening 118 in 07', 114 in 08', and 76 in 09', with plans to open 20 to 30 in 12' with plans to reach 3,000 stores in the U.S.  By year end, Target plans to have 340 PFresh formats (grocery) bringing its total number of PFresh stores to 450 and plans on remodeling another 400 next year alone and continuing its remodeling chain-wide through 2015.  Last year alone, food and pet supplies reached 16% of sales and after this year's remodeling program that number will increase significantly.  (Source retailingtoday.com)

Dan Provost, Vice President of U.S. Retail Store and Distribution Center Loss Prevention, Staples, Inc., was selected to the Board of the Loss Prevention Foundation.

Internet Eyes in London, England have redefined the term "community watch" by allowing anyone who owns a laptop to register as a snooper and watch hours of CCTV footage from cameras in stores across the country and win cash prizes up to 1,000 pounds a month for catching thieves red-handed in the act.  Snoopers, who pay a fee to subscribe, press an "alert" button sending an instant text message notifying the shopkeeper of suspicious behavior which is followed by a photographic image of the potential crime.  (Source yahoo.com) 

Apple's iTunes gets hit by a major phishing attack that fools consumers by saying they made an expensive purchase on iTunes recently when they didn't and tricks them into downloading a fake PDF that is actually a ZueS Trojan that steals personal data and it originated in Russia.  (Source net-security.org)

Russian company that specializes in cracking tools claims to have broken the Blackberry smartphones password protection used to secure data backups.  (Source csoonline.com)

Aldi grocery stores announces data thieves tampered with payment card terminals in its stores in 11 states and all terminals have been replaced.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Wal-Mart to make a major Asset Protection executive appointment tomorrow.

Kroger senior vice president of HR rolls out one of four key elements to Kroger's "Customer 1st" strategy that will drive its competitive advantage by acknowledging, reinforcing and rewarding positive interactions between store employees and shoppers and thus positively impacting how their associates engage their customers.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Sally Beauty buys the 82 store chain Aerial Co.  (Source bizjournals.com)

Walgreen Sept. same stores sales up 0.4%  (Source Reuters)

Apple loses $625.5M violating patent suit to a college professor.  (Source Associated Press)

Talbots to close 75 to 100 stores of its 580 namesake stores.  (Source Associated Press)

The Transportation Department is redefining its 5-Star Safety Rating System that will make it more difficult for new cars and trucks to earn top scores.  (Source Associated Press)

The National Retail Federation welcomed yesterday's Justice Department announcement that it had settled the Visa and MasterCard two-year antitrust investigation into practices that blocked retailers offering discounts or incentives to customers who pay by cash, check, or other credit cards than Visa and MasterCard.  (Source nrf.com)

A new retailer called "Gottschalks by Joe Levy" stores plans on opening 4 stores in the old Gottschalks stores on the west coast this spring and could offer a few new LP jobs.  (Source Associated Press)

Diebold achieves full compliance with two third-party security audits of its ATM's.  (Source PRNewswire.com)

Kroger added over 40 District Loss Prevention Managers this year and has significantly increased their LP training efforts nationwide.

                                        
                                                              $9.6 billion in Fraudulent returns in 2009

                                                 22nd Annual Retail Theft Survey = 1 million shoplifters in 2009

                                      NRSS Survey: Retailers lose $91.8 million a day & $3.8 million an hour in shrink

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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Manager

District Loss Prevention Manager

District Loss Prevention Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Director of Loss Prevention

Regional Loss Prevention Mgr

 

 

Assistant VP Security

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

Confidential

Confidential

Confidential

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Pittsburgh, PA

Charleston, SC

Phoenix, AZ

Metro Northern NJ

Sacramento, CA

Salem, OR

Detroit, MI

California

Northern, CA

Southern, CA

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

The Home Depot

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Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr

Loss Prevention Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Fraud Mgr - RMO
Asset Protection Mgr
District Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
DC Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Director, Loss Prevention Regional
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr
District Loss Prevention Mgr

Company
Apple
Nordstrom
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Sears Holdings Corp
Lowes Companies, Inc.

Lowes Companies, Inc.

Sears Holdings Corp
Kohl's

Home Depot, Inc.
Kmart Corporation
Sears Robuck and Co.

Sears Holdings Corp

Sears Holdings Corp
Loehmann's
Ross Stores, Inc.

RadioShack
Sears Holdings

Location
Los Angeles, CA
San Jose, CA
Baltimore, MD
South Plainfield, NJ

Cincinnati, OH
Redmond, OR

Bossier City, LA

Victor, NY

Menomonee Falls, WI

West Springfield, MA

Rancho Cordova, CA
Des Moines, IA

Pompano Beach, FL

Columbus, OH
Washington, DC
Portland, OR

Cleveland, OH
Strongsville, OH

Origination

Juju
Retailgigs
Healthcarejobsite

ManhattanJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

Jobing

RetailCareersNow

AllRetailJobs

AllRetailJobs

Indeed

Indeed

Monster

Juju

JobsRadar

JobsRadar

 

Ryan Morgan was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Limited Brands Victoria's Secret division.
Sharon Dindal named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Meijer.

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Passion is a trait that can't be bought and paid for.  Either it exists or it doesn't and corporate America thrives on passion.  It's the one trait that is worth its weight in gold.  If you've got it, show it.  If you don't, try to find it every day because it is a game changer and it will fuel your tomorrow.

Good Luck
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