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November 1, 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

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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
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The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development estimates counterfeit goods and pirated goods have increased from $100 billion in 2001 to $250 billion in 2007 with the internet changing the face of the problem and internet counterfeit sales soaring.  (Source

Procter & Gamble rolls out its own online store in May selling its brands cheaper than the retailers that carry them.  Suppliers selling online will change the retail models in the future.  What impact will it have long term with many retailers giving shelf space to their own brands over the name brands for margins?  This is going to be a game changer as well!  (Source

In 18 months, Canada may have the capability to go totally mobile with cell phones turning into "electronic wallets" rendering money and even credit and debit cards, loyalty cards, driver's licenses and coupons almost obsolete.  Visa and MasterCard are saying smart-phone technologies are game-changers for the payment industry.  The Loss Prevention implications are not only incredible but are a new frontier.  (Source

The Hells Angels are suing Saks Inc. and British fashion designer Alexander McQueen Trading Ltd. for selling jewelry, handbags, and other accessories that allegedly violate the Hells Angels' trademarks.  (Source

A new deal between American phone giant AT&T and mobile phone payment provider Boku is being viewed as a key 'tipping point' for the US e-commerce market as mobiles replace credit cards as pay tools for online goods.  (Source

ALERT FOR EVERY RETAILER - Second notice due to the significance of the impact - The retail industry according to Symantec's latest MessageLabs Intelligence report has been targeted this month by spear phishing attacks more so then ever before in history, launched in three waves each one week apart, using social engineering techniques to distribute legitimate-looking e-mails with malicious attachments that appear to be from HR and IT staff of the targeted organization.  There were only seven attacks a month for much of 2010 however have jumped to 516 this month.  This is the first time targeted attacks hit the retail sector the hardest and these targeted e-mails are one of the most damaging types of malicious attacks.  Is your IT department on the alert?  (Source

Mobile money fraud is growing with fraudsters operating "call centers," viruses attacking open Bluetooth devices, and android app store with rogue applications, and it's just beginning.  (Source

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a guide on cyberthreats to help business owners and managers identify and adopt solutions to reduce threats and increase network security.  (Source

"Bulldog" street gang in Fresno busted for "massive" identity-theft and auto-theft ring.  (Source

With some retailers already starting their Black Friday sales promotions, you can expect the same with theft activity. 

As if A&P didn't already have enough problems---Union truck loaders for A&P on Wednesday staged a one-day strike at a warehouse operated by supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers in New Jersey, protesting expected job cuts and lack of progress in contract negotiations.  (Source

CVS Drug Stores eliminates 2 area operating groups in a reorganization.

Estee Lauder 1Q reports revenue up 14% with U.S. market strong.

Retail LP jobs are on the rise, but relocation budgets and house depreciation is still having a significant negative impact.

The NRF's online arm survey shows 64% of online retailers believe holiday sales will increase 15%.  (Source Associated Press)


The NYC ORC Conference hosted by USS is Nov. 2, 2010
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PayPal Wants You to Ditch Your Wallet For Retail Store Purchases

This past week at its second annual developer conference, PayPal announced the release of Mobile Express Checkout, a platform that allows customers to pay for retail products in stores using only their mobile phones. Utilizing a PayPal platform active across applications on their smart phone, consumers will be able to open the application of a specific retailer and use the integrated PayPal account to make a purchase with just two clicks. The system will be particularly easy to implement for merchants who already enable PayPal payment on e-commerce websites. Starbucks has jumped on board as one of the first retailers to accept the new form of payment. “Mobile commerce is the most significant change in retailing in the last century,” said Osama Bedier, PayPal’s vice president of platform, mobile and new ventures. Click here for full article.

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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
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Tarentum, PA LPJobs
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Cerritos, CA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Ontario, California LPJobs

Loss Prevention Mgr

Kmart Corporation East Brunswick, NJ LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Ft. Myers, FL LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Silver Spring, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Topeka, KS LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Madison, AL LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Wenatchee, WA LPJobs
Organized Retail Theft Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Mooresville, NC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holding Corp Ocala, FL LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Bloomington, IN LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Wichita, KS LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Loveland, CO LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Clearwater, FL LPJobs
Asset Protection Mgr Saks Fifth Avenue Dallas, TX LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Jacksonville, FL LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Mesquite, TX
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Charlotte, TX DallasRecuiter
Regional LP Mgr Apple Los Angeles, CA Indeed
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Philadelphia, PA PhillyJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Century 21 Dept Stores New York, NY Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Belleville, MI Juju
Fed Govt LP Program Mgr Aberdeen Proving Ground Fort Rucker, AL BaltimoreJobsite

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Sometimes you have to lose in order to win long term.  Picking your battles is an art that many never acquire, but those that do are usually two steps ahead of you.  So while the loss may seem to set you back, regroup and focus two steps ahead because that's where the winner of the last battle is.  And remember always lose with dignity and win with humility.

Have a great Halloween!
Gus Downing

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