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December 7, 2010

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Barry Grant
Sr. VP LP & Operational Support
CPI Corp.

Jodie Murphy
Sr. Mgr. Investigations

Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

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WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange surrendered today to London police as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation after being accused of rape and sexual molestation by one Swedish woman and sexual molestation and unlawful coercion by another.  (Source Associated Press)

Target's November same store sales strong uptick of 5.5% was driven by their food category double-digit increase pace in the mid-teens.  This will continue for some time with plans on 400 more PFresh remodels next year.  More pressure for the supermarkets.  (Source

Human error leads to confidential files, that should have been shredded, just being thrown out in the garbage or was it just being lazy?  This one small story represents a huge exposure every company runs when a change of management happens or when a company is merely housekeeping.  The garbage can be a big money maker for today's identity theft criminal and there's reports like this everyday in the news.  What programs do you have in place?  (Source

GE Capital survey of 530 CFO's at companies with revenues of $50 million to $1 billion shows 47% expect the U.S. economy to be stable in the months ahead with 37% saying they expect improvement.  62% began hiring new or replacement staff in 2010 and 56% expect to continue adding new jobs.  This is the strongest survey of this type in over 2 years.  (Source

ID Analytics study shows 40 million Social Security numbers ( 1 in 7 ) are attached to more than one name and the IRS, the Social Security Administration, and the nations credit bureaus usually know and no one is telling you because they don't think you have the right to know.  Of special note is that the Social Security Administration just hired ID Analytics as a service provider to protect against and respond to data breaches of personal information.  (Source

The ability to inspire employees during difficult times distinguishes truly great leaders from merely competent managers.
  Great read especially in these times!  (Source

Symantec releases their 2010 Annual Security Report and makes predictions about 2011 botnets with 3.5 million to 5.4 million botnets worldwide currently active.  (Source

AutoZone 1Q reports same store sales up 9.5% with revenue up 13%
Pep Boys 3Q reports same store sales up 3.5% with revenue up 5%

Japanese discount chain Don Quijote Co. pulls its Nazi costume from its shelves after receiving a complaint from an American Jewish organization.  (Source Associated Press)

The Wall Street Journal reports Chinese food company Bright Food Group Co. is nearing a deal to acquire GNC Holdings Inc. for up to $3 billion.  (Source Associated Press)

Borders Group offers $963 million to buy Barnes & Noble.  Combining the two would help costs and give Borders a "bigger stake in the digital world."  (Source Associated Press)

Burger King to cut 2% of its workforce, or 413 corporate and field positions.  (Source Associated Press)

A nationwide crackdown on investment fraud has led to 343 cases involving more than 120,000 victims and over $8.3 billion in losses.  In addition to 231 criminal cases that have so far led to 87 prison sentences, 60 civil suits involving more than $2.1 billion have arisen from the investigations.  (Source Associated Press)

New study shows department stores are the channel of choice for the last minute consumer during the holidays because they provide the widest variety among all the other retail channels.  (Source

With companies returning to growth next year worldwide, companies need to be sensitive to the increased risks related to fraud and corruption, and the increased enforcement of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).   (Source

While the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is up +9% for 1Q 2011, it's still 5% below the average Outlook from 2001 to 2010.  (Source


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

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John Davis's, VP of LP for Charming Shoppes, Sunday drive two weeks ago nets a $28,000 flea market recovery

A few weeks ago, John received a call from one of his store managers saying he may have seen some of their merchandise being sold at a local flea market in Columbus, New Jersey.  So the next Sunday John decided to take a drive and found a booth where a man was selling $28,000 of brand new Charming Shoppes merchandise.  Being prepared as John was with his laptop information, he was able to show the local police that in fact it was brand new Charming Shoppes merchandise and an arrest was made and the merchandise was recovered with an admission that the booth operator had purchased the merchandise out of the back of a truck.  Police are continuing the investigation.  What a great Sunday drive!

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Job Opening




Corporate LP Mgr HD Supply Orlando, FL HD Supply
National Account Sales Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing

District Loss Prevention Mgr

Sears Holdings Corp.

Boston, MA/Nashua, NH

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 Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing

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Job Opening




Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Brunswick, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Houston, TX LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Ogden, UT LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Belmont, NC LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Cromwell, CT LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Bloomington, IL AssetProtectionJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sheraton Hotel New Orleans, LA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Safeway, Inc. Clackamas, OR Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation East Stroudsburg, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Agrium Loveland, CO LPJobs
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr CVS Pharmacy Cleveland, OH healthcarejobsite
Health & Safety Mgr Inland Waters Cleveland, OH
Safety and Loss Prevention Mgr Ryder System, Inc. Southern CA EHSCareers
Market Asset Protection Mgr Wal-mart Wooster, OH Juju
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Little Caesars Miami, FL CareerBuilder
EH&S Mgr Goodrich Corporation Cleveland, OH Indeed

Kevin Hale was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Burlington Coat Factory

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Managing your career upwards sometimes has to do with the exposure you get to new executives and new responsibilities.  The easiest way to get that exposure is to volunteer for projects, assignments, or new rollouts.  Going above and beyond your current job description is always a way to gain respect and be noticed.  The only issue there is that you've got to perform at a high level and deliver results because the worst thing one can do is volunteer and not pull it off.

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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