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October 19, 2010

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News Brief Sponsored by WG Security Products, Inc.


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:

 

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.


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

Webinar October 20, 2010


 



NYC Regional ORC Conference
Nov 2, 2010

at Bloomingdales
Hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems Contact Kmelton@universaleas.com

 


 

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


The Global Retail Theft Barometer finds shrink decreased in the U.S. 6.8% and worldwide down 5.6% with theft reaching $107.3 billion in 2010.  With North America leading the world in decreased shrink, it still costs the average family $422.68 a year on their shopping bill with the average in 42 other countries being $186.00.  Checkpoint Systems sponsored the study and the Joshua Bamfield, Director of the Center for Retail Research, authored the study.   The free webinar is tomorrow.  See our calendar of events for more information.  A copy of the research is available at http://globalretailtheftbarometer.com/press/

Target donated $1.5 million to the National Law Enforcement Museum and top executives were on hand this week for the ground breaking of the new facility due to open in 2013.  This $80 million facility was authorized by Congress and the funds were raised through private donations.  Its 55,000 sq. ft., mostly underground facility will be a world class experiential museum with high tech interactive exhibitions including the Target Forensics Lab, with a Hall of Remembrance that honors the nearly 19,000 law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since the first recorded death in 1792.  (Source retailingtoday.com)

ORC ring of 9 women arrested in Dayton Ohio that were targeting Cincinnati's Premium Outlets on Ohio 63 and Interstate 75.  (Source daytondailynews.com)

Bi-Lo's 207 stores to install Blockbuster Express Kiosks.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Higher health care contributions is the sticking point for 12,000 union workers at Kroger's 76 Cincinnati-area stores and 39 fuel centers.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

The holiday sales forecast by the NRF of 2.3% would mark the biggest holiday sales total in three years and new consumer survey of 9,000 shows it might happen.  (Source marketwatch.com)

With identity theft rising 10% in the first nine months this year, the number of victims of impersonation has risen 38%.  (Source theretailbulletin.com)

The fourth edition of Protiviti's Guide to U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Requirements: Frequently Asked Questions (www.protiviti.com/amlfaq) covers virtually all facets of anti-money laundering requirements, from basic background information to the convergence of anti-money laundering and anti-fraud programs.  Updated with input from clients, attorneys, regulators and other anti-money laundering experts, the Guide to U.S. Anti-Money Laundering Requirements is one of the most comprehensive documents of its kind.  visit www.protiviti.com/amlfaq)

Supply chain executives can better manage risk with a new service from Dow Jones & Company that provides ongoing, active monitoring of a wide range of potential threats. Dow Jones Supplier & Risk Monitor offers proactive monitoring of all types of risk including supplier failure, supply continuity, political exposure, reputation management, product safety, plant and port closures, staffing disruptions and more.   (Source PRNewswire.com)

With the highest unemployment in more than 20 years, over 40 million people are now circulating resumes. But many haven't looked for jobs in some time and are falling victim to 10 common mistakes. According to Bob Gerberg Jr, the CEO of ERI, many talented and marketable people are simply doing the wrong things.

Gerberg says the 10 major mistakes that millions of people make are:

They use old-style historical resumes that no longer work.
They rely on old job hunting methods and don't follow a plan.
They never market their transferable skills.
They don't minimize their liabilities.
They don't know how to find enough public openings.
They never send resume to their best prospects.
They never get considered for private jobs.
They don't go after exciting new industry options.
They don't act on leads to private jobs.
They come across as average in interviews.

ERI has also just made available a free 25-minute online video that educates job hunters on how to handle each of the 10 major mistakes, and which introduces people to some revolutionary breakthroughs in job hunting technology which ERI has pioneered. The video is called a tour of today's job market and can be viewed at www.executiveresumes.com/markettour.  (Source PRNewswire)

IDENTITY GUARD® Joins Forces with the Better Business Bureau and the National Foundation of Credit Counseling to Help Educate Consumers on the Threats and Prevention of Identity Theft with sponsoring the 2010 National Protect Your Identity Week.  (Source PRNewswire.com)

SuperValu reports a loss of $1.47 billion in 2Q with revenue falling 9% stating the loss was tied to a labor dispute at its Shaw's chain and other employee-related costs.  (Source Associated Press)
 

 $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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Submitted by Nicole Accardi, Director LP J.Crew

Loss Prevention is like Buying Milk
 

Have you gone to the super market lately to purchase milk? Whole, reduced-fat, low-fat , fat-free, lactaid, organic, chocolate, soy or rice. It is has become one of the most difficult and thought provoking purchases that you make....weekly. Loss Prevention, like purchasing Milk, once was a "no brainer." It was simplistic and just about any one had the skill set. Folks "fell into" security.

Nowadays, Loss Prevention has become very sophisticated. Even the name has undergone a gradual process of maturity. It was once Security. Then we graduated to the term Loss Prevention. Now, many have adopted the title Asset(s) Protection. What will we be called in another 25 years?

Twenty-five years ago, there were very few cameras in stores. We "worked the floor" and hid in "coups." Now, we utilize high tech CCTV; pant tilt zoom pixel cameras or covert cameras with DVRs that can record for weeks; not days and we monitor locations from our laptop.

Twenty-five years ago, it was a very clear separation between LP and Operations. It was a very real "us vs. them" mentality. Today, we know that we need them and they need us to be successful. LP / AP has become part of the DNA of the company; integrated into every facet of an organization.

Many companies have elevated their work force and require store detectives to hold degrees. Masters degrees are not uncommon. This is now a career choice. The private sector has undergone a metamorphous and is now a well-known well-respected and professional career.

Today, our business is significantly different from what our industry leaders experienced when they first started. The need for security is crucial, as the workplace has become a frequent target of theft, fraud and workplace violence. The executives are aware of the growing need to protect the company's assets. We supply those needs. We have become the eyes, the ears and the conscience of the company. Did the LP pioneers foresee this evolution? What will our industry look like in another 25 - 30 years? It is an ever changing and challenging career and the best has yet to come. As technology and people evolve, so will our industry...

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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Asset Protection Manager

Director of Loss Prevention

Assistant VP Security
District Loss Prevention Mgr

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

Southern, CA

San Antonio, TX

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
Store LP and Safety Mgr

Store LP and Safety Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr
Store LP and Safety Mgr

Store LP and Safety Mgr

Store LP and Safety Mgr
LP District Mgr

Loss Prevention Mgr
District LP Mgr
Director LP
Regional LP Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Loss Prevention Mgr
Reg Asset Protection Mgr

Company
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.
Lowes Companies, Inc.

Kmart Corporation
Kmart Corporation
Sears Holdings Corp.
Supervalu

Tractor Supply

Macy's Viewmont

Sears Holdings Corp.
Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings Corp.
The Home Depot, Inc.

Location
Bowie, MD
Cullman, AL
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY

Seattle, WA
Espanola, NM

Camarillo, CA

Parsippany, NJ
Strongsville, OH

Fullerton, CA
Roanoke, VA
Scranton, PA
Little Rock, AR
Santa Cruz, CA

Charleston, WV
Cincinnati, OH

Origination
LPJobs

LPJobs
LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

LPJobs

Juju

Indeed

JobALot

JobALot

JobALot

JobALot
JobALot
Indeed

 

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At first your career is comprised of daily achievements and struggles all pointing towards an annual review and hopefully an increase or a promotion that can be celebrated at home and shared with family and friends.  Mid way thru, your career takes on a life in and of itself and the world becomes smaller with everything shared good, bad, and even non-truths with everyone.  It's at this point that lights go on in your mind and the world appears right outside your door waiting and watching.  What use to be instant responses now become hesitations.  Decisions and actions, while influenced with experience, now become thought out critical moves open to instant interpretations and criticisms.  At this point one must rely on your instinct and what you know to be true and right because indecision and hesitation is what gives birth to mistakes and failure.  Every seasoned executive knows the path of failure and losing battles and they know as well that instinct, knowledge, effort, and doing what's right will ultimately rule the day.

"I merely won more than I lost" -- Mr. Goldwyn of MGM's, response to a writer's question on his death bed about what made him so successful. 

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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