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October 28, 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:


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


NYC Regional ORC Conference
Nov 2, 2010

at Bloomingdales
Hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems Contact


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,
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81% of Smartphone users admit to using their devices to access their employers network without their employer's knowledge or permission -- and 58% do so every single day.  "Smartphones and tablets have become the new onramp for information, applications and commerce -- yet they are quickly becoming an onramp for security threats as well," said Ravi Chauhan, Managing Director, Juniper Networks India.   How much information can they access and use and, when they leave the company's employment, are they blocked?  Questions every LP executive should be able to answer. (Source

Persistent larceny shoplifter actually served time in California and transferred to Conn. to face more repeated shoplifting charges and for fleeing the courthouse before being sentenced to possibly 6-1/2 years. 
Law enforcement authorities are taking shoplifting more seriously with the increased ORC coverage and legislation.  (Source

Two former employees of Dollar Tree stores file suit for wage violations in Florida claiming they are owed overtime compensation and unpaid wages.  (Source

LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection, is warning consumers of skimming scrooges and offering tips to help during the upcoming holiday season which may prove to be the biggest skimming season in history. 
Wayne Ivey, a 29-year law enforcement veteran, says "Each time we hand over or swipe our debit or credit card, we have the potential to have our card numbers skimmed, giving the identity thieves all they need to duplicate our cards and go on their own spending spree."  (Source

Ten-minute "Flash" attacks at 100 ATM's all over Canada of amounts that don't raise flags by coordinated criminal gangs using money mules and targeting debit cards with less sophisticated fraud detection systems in place than credit cards. 
The fraudsters are believed to be obtaining card details and PIN numbers by compromising POS devices.  The stolen account information can then be encoded onto blank payment cards. Those cards are then distributed to money mules -- often with the PIN taped to the card -- to hit the ATMs.  (Source

American households lost $14 trillion of their net worth in this recession and a surveyed group of economist predict consumer spending will rise only 2.5% in 2011 and unemployment won't hit the normal 5.5% to 6% until 2018. 
Consumers and employers will remain cautious, households will continue saving and unemployment will dip slightly to 9% from the current 9.6%.  Not a great prediction.  (Source Associated Press)

The British Retail Consortium survey shows ten consecutive months of retail job growth with a 2.1% increase for 3Q, translating into 12,746 jobs.  (Source theretailbulletin)

Deibold 3Q reports strong results with $748.6 million in revenue, up 16% from the third quarter 2009.  (Source

Ann Taylor Stores announces significant expansion of their factory outlet locations by opening 35 LOFT Outlet Stores and 5 Ann Taylor Factory Stores in the second quarter of fiscal 2011.  (Source

Office Max 3Q reports same store sales up 0.4% with total sales down 1.0%  (Source

NYC ORC Conference, hosted by Universal Surveillance Systems, is next week on Nov. 2, 2010 and has speakers from ICE, eBay, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Target, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Sports Authority.
This gathering of subject matter experts on 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

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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
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential


Downing & Downing
Assistant VP Security Confidential

Southern, CA

Downing & Downing
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 Jersey City, NJ LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Champaign, IL LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Silverdale, WA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Dededo, Guam LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Aeropostale Brooklyn, NY CareerBuilder
Global LP Mgr Navistar Sterling Heights, MI CareerBuilder
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Harrisburg, PA Juju
Regional LP Mgr AutoZone Milwaukee, WI Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Columbus, GA Juju
Regional LP Mgr GNC Kansas City, KS RetailGigs
LP & Safety Mgr Vera Bradley Fort Wayne, IN Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Rite Aid Flushing, NY RetailCareersNow
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Garden City, NY Indeed
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Boston, MA HelpWantedBoston
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's San Francisco, CA SnagAJob
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears, Roebuck and Co Milwaukee, WI JobsInLogistics
District Loss Prevention SoCal Fullerton, CA HireFlyer
Area LP Mgr I Army/Air Force Exchange Travis AFB, CA Indeed
District LP Mgr Gap Inc. New York, NY KODA.US
Director of LP The Mason Group Toronto, ON, Canada Workopolis
District AP Mgr The Home Depot-Canada Winnipeg, MB, Canada Workopolis
District AP Mgr The Home Depot-Canada Ottawa, ON Canada Workopolis
Regional LP Mgr CVS South Plainfield, NJ Monster
Mgr Regional LP H-E-B Company Dallas, TX Monster

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The double-edged sword of advice.  Always sought after and easily given by every executive, advice is something we all look for and try to find our answers with.  Oftentimes, it is what helps get us thru the most difficult times in our lives and make some of the most important decisions we face.  Human nature is to ask our closest friends and family members, when in reality sometimes we need to ask people outside that circle to make sure what we're hearing is in fact what we need to hear as opposed to what we want to hear or what they want us to hear.  Even the most sincere friends have agendas, even if it's a subconscious agenda.  After all, that's human nature as well.  Finding a person who you respect and has absolutely nothing to gain or lose from your decision could be extremely beneficial.

Just a Thought
Gus Downing

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