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November 11, 2010

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Marlene Kusumoto was named Director of Loss Prevention for Anna's Linens reporting to Neil Watanabe, their CFO.  They've been without a Director for some time and this represents the 24th senior LP position added back to the industry in North America since March 2010 after having lost 44 senior LP positions in North America between June 2008 and February 2010. 

Orange County, Southern California, Westminster Superstores bookkeeper and two friends arrested for embezzling nearly $500,000 from this supermarket chain by funneling phony refund transactions to their personal accounts with 171 fraudulent refunds averaging $2,900 each.  (Source

"Bloomberg news reported Wednesday that BJ's had hired Morgan Stanley to conduct a sale, citing three unnamed sources."  (Source supermarket

Delhaize Group, operator of Food Lion, Hannaford Bros., and Sweetbay chains 3Q reports same store sales down 1.8% with revenue down 0.8%
Kohl's 3Q reports same store sales up 1.8% and revenue up 4.2%
Advanced Auto 3Q reports same store sales up 9.9% with revenue up 11.4%

Websense 2010 Threat Report says cyber criminals are mounting an "all-out attack on businesses" with 52% of data-stealing attacks conducted over the web, 9% of data stealing attacks happening over e-mail, and 90% of all unwanted e-mails contained links to spam sites of malicious websites, up 4% from 2009.  Firewalls, antivirus software and simple URL blockers don't work now with cyber criminals bypassing filters thru rich media like flash and using social networking sites and legitimate websites to spread their script-based attacks.  (Source

Man uses another person's social security number to get restaurant jobs in Aspen beginning in 2007 and the IRS contacts the real person claiming he hadn't reported earnings.  The real person then contacted Aspen police and an arrest was made.  (Source

Compromised social security numbers are the backbone of identity theft, a crime that is getting more serious. Most cases of identity theft can be traced back to an employee, family member or friend, says Kirk Nahra, a privacy expert and attorney. When financial institutions and businesses store social security numbers in databases, they run the risk of exposing their customers to insider threats.  (Source

Former Kmart CEO, Charles Conway, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle long-running litigation with the government over the retailer's finances nearly a decade ago, for misleading investors before Kmart's bankruptcy filing in 2002.  (Source

Toddler death after becoming tangled and trapped in the pull cord of a roman shade prompts window shade recall.  (Source

Hicom's National Business Intelligence System selected by the City of Portsmouth in the UK to identify prolific crime offenders and create a safe environment for businesses and local residents.  More and more businesses and communities world wide are selecting web-based data collection tools and social networking sites like Facebook to identify criminals and reduce crime.  (Source

With book sales falling due to readers migrating to digital formats, Barnes & Noble opens 3,000 square foot store-in-store toy boutiques in five locations in New York, Conn., and New Jersey with plans to open more.  And e-book sales are not matching the decreased sales in the book industry.  (Source Reuters)

Columbia Sportswear Chairman Gert Boyle went home last night in Portland, Ore. and was confronted by a gunman in her home.  She was fortunately able to trip the panic alarm and the gunmen was confronted by police outside in a ravine.  A review of your Chairman's home security programs may be worth visiting.  (Source Associated Press)

Microsoft is suing Motorola for infringing on its smart phone patents and now Motorola is suing Microsoft for infringing on 16 of its patents dealing with server software, Xbox products, and mobile software.  (Source Associated Press)

Cyber Monday is quickly approaching are you ready?

$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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Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply

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Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Phoenix, AZ The Home Depot
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Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Sacramento, CA 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 Lowes Companies, Inc. Las Vegas, NV LPJobs
Loss Prevention District Mgr Kmart Corporation Ontario, CA LPJobs
Asset Protection Managers Sam's Club San Fernando, CA LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Blockbuster Cincinnati, OH LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Urban Outfitters Dallas, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Belk Alabaster, AL Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Belk Auburn, AL Indeed
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Pittsburgh, PA Indeed

Regional LP Mgr

LP Innovations, Inc. Atlanta, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Pittsburgh, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's New York, NY Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Cedar Rapids, IA LPJobs
Assistant Security/LP Mgr Macy's Rochester, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond Westbury, NY Monster
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Downey, CA SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr Blockbuster Ivorydale, OH JOBcentral
District LP Mgr Future Shop Burnaby, BC AssetProtectionJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Kingston, MA TweetMyJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Benton Harbor, MI TweetMyJobs
Asset Protection Mgr Saks Fifth Avenue Short Hills, NJ LPJobs
Sr. Mgr. Regional AP-LAP Wal-Mart Bentonville, AR Indeed
Asset Protection Regional Mgr Cabela's Kansas City, KS Indeed

Marlene Kusumoto named Director of Loss Prevention at Anna's Linens.
Bill Nash was named Chief Operating Officer for Genetic.
Michael Yeade named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Burlington Coat Factory in Baltimore.

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The recession has impacted everyone and the old definitions of the way corporate America viewed resumes and executives are changing slowly.  From taking lesser positions, to longer unemployment times, to lower credit scores, corporate America is finding they have to change as well to a certain extent about the way they view such things.  But the change is slow and corporate America is even more committed now than ever to finding that executive who can go beyond the job description and are willing to do it for less.  The real problem lies in the housing market where millions are upside down and relocations are frozen.  Even if an executive volunteers to move themselves, corporate America is not listening for the most part.  This is one hurdle that may be with us for quite some time.

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