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November 18, 2010

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Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

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138 million U.S. shoppers to hit the stores this Thanksgiving weekend, up 4 million from last year.  The NRF predicts Nov. and Dec. sales to rise 2.3% vs. last year's mere 0.4%.  (Source Reuters)

The Senate did vote yesterday to begin debate on The Food Safety Modernization Act, a bill that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to issue mandatory food recalls and to place stricter safety requirements on food growers, processors and importers, among other powers.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Holiday shoppers beware!  Malware developers have created a new scam that has targeted PayPal users via email.  Unlike most of the PayPal scams that we have seen in the past that included a link in the body of the message, these have an attached HTML. When the attachment is clicked, a Java Script will produce a Phishing page that mimics a legitimate PayPal page. The input information is then sent off to another domain that will make it available for the cybercriminals.  (Source cio.com)

McAfee's latest threat report says malware growth is escalating and hitting 60,000 new pieces daily with cybercriminals now focusing on mobile devices with a new Zeus botnet that intercepts SMS messages to validate transactions and allows them to perform all your bank operations.  (Source computerweekly.com)

M-commerce is here and growing quickly.  The U.K. has formed the Mobile Commerce Joint Industry Committee (MCJIC) that will ensure retailers take advantage of the mobile opportunity and will research best practices and regulations to be included in the initiative's growth.  This, in effect, represents a new frontier for all retailers and Loss Prevention practitioners.  (Source theretailbulletin.com)

Kmart shoplifter gets 3 years in prison for threatening employees with a box cutter when they tried to stop him.  (Source mcall.com)

Limited Brands 3Q reports same store sales up 10% with sales up 11.6%
Dollar Tree 3Q reports same store sales up 8.7% with net sales up 14.2%
Ross Stores 3Q reports same store sales up 3% with sales up 7%
Casual Male 3Q reports same store sales up 3% with total sales up 1.4%
Cato 3Q reports same store sales up 2% with sales up 4%
Ahold U.S. stores (Giant and Stop & Shop supermarkets) 3Q reports same store sales up 1%
Staples 3Q reports North American same store sales down 1% with total sales up 0.3%
Sears 3Q same store sales down 4.8% with sales down 5%
Trans World Entertainment 3Q reports same store sales down 5% with total sales down 20%

The foiled robbery of Columbia Sportswear's Chairperson Gert Boyle's Oregon home reported last week where she tripped the panic alarm and the robber was apprehended turns out to have been an attempted kidnapping with two other suspects.  Boyle fooled the robber the night of the robbery, telling him she had to disable the alarm and instead tripped the silent alarm.  (Source Associated Press)

Headphones maker Koss' VP of Finance, Sue Sachdeva, sentenced to 11 years in federal prison for embezzling $34 million.  (Source Associated Press)

Federal Judge temporarily stops New Jersey from cashing in $80 million in unused gift cards, cling cards and money orders.  New Jersey had passed a bill which was to go into effect this week allowing the state to claim proceeds from gift cards purchased in New Jersey if customers didn't use them within two years and three years for inactive travelers checks and money orders.  American Express, the New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, the New Jersey Food Council and several others challenged the constitutionality of the new law.  (Source Associated Press)

Target releases video of identity theft suspects in New Castle Delaware.  (Source newarkpostonline.com)


Return Fraud to cost Retailers $3.7 billion this Holiday Season (Source NRF Survey)

 

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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

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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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

Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Springfield, MO LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Kailua Kona, HI LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Charming Shoppes, Inc. Boston, MA BostonJobs
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Los Angeles, CA Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Massillon, OH LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Diversified Recruiting Houston, TX Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr CVS Pharmacy Conroe, TX LPJobs
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Sandy Springs, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears, Roebuck and Co. Albuquerque, NM WorkInRetail
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential Posting Los Angeles, CA SimplyHired

Regional AP Mgr

Toys "R" Us Wayne, NJ AssetProtectionJobs
Regional AP Mgr Toys "R" Us Boston, MA AssetProtectionJobs
Asset Protection Business Partner Target Metro NY AssetProtectionJobs
Regional AP Mgr Dollar General New York, NY AssetProtectionJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath and Beyond Westbury, NY Monster
District Loss Prevention Bed Bath and Beyond Atlanta, GA Monster
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Milwaukee, WI Monster
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Bloomington, IL Monster
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Davenport, IA Monster
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath and Beyond Long Island, NY Monster
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Bronx, NY Monster
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Staten Island, NY Monster
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Elmont, NY Monster
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Long Island City, NY Monster
Asset Protection Mgr Multi-Site The Home Depot Philadelphia, PA Monster
Asset Protection Mgr Multi-Site The Home Depot Baltimore, MD Monster
Asset Protection Mgr Multi-Site The Home Depot Washington, DC Monster
 

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Change is the only constant.  Embracing it and dealing with it, while absolutely necessary, can be a daunting task that is difficult for everyone.  Psychologists believe that humans strive to eliminate fear by avoiding change when, in fact, change can be the best thing for us.  Those that run to it usually are in front and those that avoid it, most of the time end up in the rear.

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