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October 22, 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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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

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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.

NYC Regional ORC Conference
Nov 2, 2010

at Bloomingdales
Hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems Contact

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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,
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eBay Inc 3RD Quarter Earnings Beats Expectations - Profit Up 23%

eBay Inc. turned in a quarterly profit and revenue that both beat expectations, helped by double-digit growth at PayPal and a modest rise in revenue at the e-commerce company's main marketplaces unit. For the quarter, eBay posted net income of $432 million, or 33 cents per share, up from $350 million, or 27 cents per share, in the same period last year and posted earnings of 40 cents per share, beating out analysts' forecast of 37 cents per share. Total revenue checked in at $2.25 billion for the quarter, just beating out the year-earlier mark of $2.24 billion and analysts had been expecting revenues of $2.18 billion. Revenue in the company's payments division, headlined by PayPal, increased 22 percent year-over-year. "We delivered strong third quarter results, with great performance at PayPal and stable results at eBay," CEO John Donahoe said in a statement. "PayPal gained share globally and eBay continued to improve key metrics. Our company is strong and we are managing our global portfolio to balance strengths, challenges and opportunities, invest in growth and deliver consistent performance." Click here for full article.

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Wal-Mart agrees to pay $775,000 and revise business practices to settle a suit filed by New Jersey involving a Wal-Mart store in Kearney, NJ, and 14 others after a judge ruled it sold or offered to sell expired baby formula and non-prescription drugs. (Source

The upcoming ORC Conference in New York City, hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems in Nov. will have speakers from ICE, eBay, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Target, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Sports Authority. This gathering of subject matter experts in ORC efforts will be extremely informative and offers area LP Teams the ability to learn, interact, and network, bringing the industry together with one common goal -- to unite the ORC efforts and build strong responsive teams. For more information contact

There were three incidents yesterday of shoplifters around the country (Augusta GA, Boynton Beach FL, and Nashville TN) where police had to chase the suspects with one car driving thru a Goodyear front glass window, one suspect was shocked by a Taser, and another ran over a mile before being apprehended. Rarely do we see three in the news in one day and certainly means the holiday season is approaching. Stay alert and stay safe!

Looks like the first Union win against Wal-Mart in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where the appeals court upheld the certification of United Food and Commercial Workers union at a Wal-Mart store in Weybern, Saskatchewan. This is big news and a big win for the Unions which Wal-Mart has avoided for some time. Stay tuned for their reaction. (Source

Barnes & Noble Chairman, Leonard Riggio, who owns a 29.8% stake in the company, assures company shareholders that any possible sale of the company will be in the best interest of the shareholders and said he would not team up with anyone else to make a bid outside of the independent committee process that was set up to consider all options to increase shareholder value. (Source reuters)

It is National Identity Fraud Prevention Week 2010 in the UK this week. (Source

By year's end, Netflix will have 19 million subscribers which is double the number from two years ago. Talk about fast growth and the impact on brick and mortar. They just entered Canada and how long before they impact Blockbusters last strong hold? (Source Associated Press)

TSA is increasing security measures for the upcoming holiday travel season at airports in the US. With 300 body scanners in use today in 61 airports, they plan on adding 150 more by year's end. In addition, they are rolling out "Secure Flight" which requires the airlines to obtain the passenger's full name, birth date, and gender at booking and passengers not providing the info at least 72 hours before the flight will not be boarding. (Source Associated Press)

Tractor Supply 3Q reports same store sales up 5% and net sales up 11%.

A court has ordered Google to tell a New York business consultant who posted disparaging online comments and unauthorized videos she sees as defamatory. The videos were posted on Google-owned YouTube. They were clips from an independent movie Franklin had appeared in. The comments featured a sexual slur. This could be a landmark ruling and offer companies and people the ability to legally and quickly obtain identity's of online posters. (Source Associated Press)

After scrapping a $170 million dollar case management system that was outdated and riddled with problems when it was rolled out, the FBI has now spent $451 million on "The Sentinel" case management system that is one year late, $100 million over budget, and nowhere near being finished. The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General has warned the longer it takes to complete, "the more likely it is that already implemented hardware and software features will become obsolete." (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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Job Opening Company Location Origination

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp.

Pittsburgh, PA

Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Charleston, SC Sears Holdings Corp.
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Metro Northern NJ The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
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Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern, CA

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District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential San Antonio, TX Downing & Downing

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

Job Opening Company Location Origination
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Northlake, IL RetailGigs
Reg Supply Chain AP Mgr The    

Sean Manion was named Vice President of Sales and Operations for IDM, a new error exception based reporting system being rolled out in the US.
Jason Ploof was named Regional Loss Prevention Director for Armani Exchange.

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No matter what you do, there's always two sides in every stadium, both supported by their beliefs, convictions and opinions and both equally opposed in their desire to win.  While winning is everyone's objective, how you play the game is in actuality more important.  Regardless of how the other side plays, one must always remember that afterwards regardless of the win or loss everyone respects the one who played like a professional and gave it their best.

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Gus Downing

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