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December 14, 2010

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Jodie Murphy
Sr. Mgr. Investigations
Gap

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

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Sunday, March 6-March 9, 2011

2011 Asset Protection Conference
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ORC - Home Delivery;  Recently a Director of Investigations for a major retailer shared with us an increasing ORC problem that's been popping up more and more with his company where the Fraudster who takes an order from a customer online in turn orders the product and pays for it with a fraudulent credit card and has it shipped directly to the customer. It's happening more and more and it appears as though the customers really don't care where the merchandise comes from and are ignoring it because they paid for it.

Dave DeWalt, chief executive of McAfee Inc. security software says, "We think 2011 is the year of the threat to the mobile device, particularly the mobile app."  "There's an ecosystem of application developers who are building applications with the sole purpose of downloading to a mobile environment, making it viral and then actually stealing from you." Great article.  (Source cbc.ca)

With TJX cutting its losses by closing the underperforming A.J. Wright stores (162 closing & 91 converted to the other two banners-Marshalls and TJ Maxx), it shows how quick corporate America is recognizing and adjusting to weak channels in today's tough economic conditions.  (Source rretailingtoday.com)

Last week Braintree Mass. police reported shoplifting incidents are on the rise and this week Louisville, Ky. police are reporting the same with shoplifting on the rise over last year.  Is this a national trend? (Source wlky.com)

Next year, the D&D Daily will introduce daily instant real-time e-polling abilities on the Daily giving both retailers and solution providers the first-to-market ability to e-poll the industry on topics, issues, trends, and products.  This new resource is our commitment to ensuring the industry has every tool available in this e-world.  For more information on how e-polling can help your business contact gusd@downing-downing.com

A&P's last ditch effort for additional funding was negatively impacted when food distributor C&S Wholesale Grocers refused to provide cost concessions "leading in part to the retailers Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, A&P said Monday."  A&P is the nation's oldest grocer at 151 years old, has 395 stores, and is 95% unionized representing one of the most heavily unionized work forces in the business .  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Here's a quote from an article on Goggles newly launched online library:  "The growing embrace of digital sales by the publishing industry is expected to result in the closure of hundreds more book stores during the next few years, adding to a media mortuary of music and video merchants killed by electronic distribution."  (Source thestar.com)

New Accenture finds 73% of consumers with smartphones would rather use their smartphone to handle simple tasks in stores then ask a store associate and 71% would rather use it to check in-stock levels then ask a store associate.  Smartphones are changing the relationship between retailers and shoppers and the stores are becoming more of a showroom to test products then a place to buy them.  (Source internetretailer.com)

Best Buy 3Q reports U.S. same store sales down 5% with revenue down 1%

FedEx expects to move 223.2 million shipments worldwide this holiday season and UPS will deliver 430 million. (Source Associated Press)

A 26-year-old, Daniel Goncalves, hacks into the Go Daddy Group registration service for domain names in 2006 and steals the domain "P2P.com" transferring it to his own Go Daddy account and sells it on eBay for $111,000.  Yesterday he pleaded guilty in state Superior Court and is facing 5 years in prison and restitution.  (Source Associated Press)




 
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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

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

California

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

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - appearing today only

Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Fayetteville, NC Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Ocoee, FL Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Birmingham, AL Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Cartersville, GA Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Franklin, TN Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Allentown, PA Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Fort Wayne, IN Walmartstores.com
Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Wooster, OH Walmartstores.com
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Chicago, IL sjobs.brassring.com
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Savannah, GA sjobs.brassring.com
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Greenbelt, MD sjobs.brassring.com
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Dickson City, PA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Carbondale, IL LPJobs
Manager of Security Macy's Hayward, CA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Indianapolis, IN LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Harlingen, TX LPJobs
Mgr Business Technology, AP Target Minneapolis, MN Targetcareers
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon Allentown, PA Juju
 

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Regardless of one's individual performance, we're all relegated to the tide of public opinion and while a portion of it's driven by our own actions, the majority of it is driven by perceptions and agendas and therein lies the wild cards.  Perceptions, which oftentimes becomes hard cold reality, is molded by the interpretations of our actions and by the interpretations of others.  While agendas are almost always driven by money, revenge, or just plain wanting to beat the other guy, changing an agenda is impossible and changing a perception, if one needs to be changed, especially if it's incorrect, is a long process that's driven by focusing on doing what's right everyday even with those who may have agendas.

Just a Thought
Gus Downing   

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