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January 19, 2011

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

Dan Provost
VP US Retail Store and Distribution Center LP,
Staples, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Women in LP Caucus
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January 27, 2011
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February 1, 2011
NRF LP Professional Development Conference Call
2:00pm Eastern

February 24, 2011
Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
Los Angeles, CA








"Canadian clothing store Fairweather Limited filed a $250-million trademark lawsuit against U.S. discount retailer Target. Fairweather claimed it owns the right to use the name Target in Canada.  In its Monday filing with a Federal Court, Fairweather sought an injunction to stop Target from using the name in Canada where it had been running the Target Apparel clothing store in Toronto since 2005. The firm owns the Canadian rights to the name for 10 years after it purchased assets of the bankrupt BiWay, whose former owner Dylex Limited registered the trademark in 1981."  (Source

Albertsons LLC to close 7 stores in Texas bringing the announced grocery store closings to 17 in the U.S. in the last two weeks.  (Source

At a cybersecurity forum hosted by Stanford University earlier this month, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Gary Locke announced the creation of a national program office to focus on improving the security of sensitive online transactions and said that "the Internet will not reach its full potential until users and consumers feel more secure."  The office will function as a major vehicle for implementing the forthcoming National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) in both the public and private sectors.  The National Institute for Standards and Technology will likely be assigned to operate the program office.  But this office will merely be the "catalyst and coordinator for promoting Internet security" with the private sector leading the way.  Sounds like an opportunity for our industry to truly take a lead here.  Both RILA and the NRF should join forces on this one and help evolve what's needed for the good of the industry, especially from the auction house prospective and opening the API's.  (Source

The Identity Theft resource Center is calling for a national breach notification law from the Fed's after finding that in 2010 malicious attacks accounted for more breaches than human error with 32.5% of the breaches either being hackers or insider thefts.  (Source

A "26-year-old bookstore security guard from San Francisco, Daniel Spliter" and another man were arrested yesterday in Newark, N.J. for stealing (hacking) the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users.  (Source

ORC Home Delivery bust made in Michigan where the ring purchased items with stolen credit cards and sold them on eBay.  (Source

Starbucks to to let customers with certain mobiles make purchases at all of their U.S. company-run stores.  Mobile payments are coming real fast to every retailer.  (Source Associated Press)

There are 8 senior LP positions available in the U.S. currently.

OSHA inspections are up, especially in California, and Menards was just fined $30k for illegally disposing hazardous waste at one of its stores in Wisconsin.  (Source


Upcoming NRF event
Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
February 24, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
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eBay Supports UK Based Retailer Regarding Internal Theft Investigation Leads to Arrest

eBay Asset Protection investigators assisted a well-known retail group investigations team and UK law enforcement with conducting an investigation into multiple sellers suspected of selling stolen goods. Upon further research, undercover purchases and collaborative efforts, it was found that at least four of the eBay sellers were employees of the retail chain and selling assorted electronics including iPods and branded apparel all believed to be stolen. Based on interviews conducted by law enforcement and the retailer in which admissions to dishonesty were obtained along with known stolen property being recovered, one suspect has been arrested and additional arrests are expected.

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Loss Prevention Solutions Provider IDM Software Establishes U.S. Operation

Veteran Loss Prevention Data Mining Specialists Head New Team

IDM Software Ltd., a global organization focused exclusively on developing and delivering next-generation loss prevention data mining software solutions for the retail industry, has established a U.S. subsidiary. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IDM Software Inc. will drive the sales and implementation of LossManager, an intelligent solution for detecting, analyzing and managing losses, for retailers throughout North America.

"We are excited to be bringing our next generation retail data mining solution to U.S. retailers," said Khuram Kirmani, CEO of IDM Software. "Our approach of 'looking beyond fraud' delivers higher returns than traditional techniques and is resonating with all retailers that we've spoken with."

The IDM Software Inc. team is led by VP of Sales & Operations Sean P. Manion and Sr. Director of Solution Consulting Tom MacDonald, who have more than 40 years of combined hands-on experience in retail systems technology and operations. Prior to joining IDM Software, Manion was vice president of Retail Systems Sales for a leading retail solutions provider and specialized in loss prevention applications. MacDonald, originally a Certified Public Accountant, is a seasoned expert at solving retailers' business challenges through the application of technology.

"Through our extensive interaction with retailers of all sizes, Tom and I understand firsthand that in order to maximize margins, loss prevention software must go beyond just looking at exception-based point-of-sale reports that identify fraud," remarked Manion. "We were impressed by LossManager's proven data mining technology and how it overcomes the limitations that are inherent in other solutions. It gives users the power and flexibility to easily analyze data from across the entire organization to identify patterns that are unique to their business -- and resolve issues faster."

"We are delighted to have our new U.S. operation headed by two industry veterans," said David Snocken, Commercial Director for IDM. "The insight that Tom and Sean have developed over the years on how to optimize bottom-line results will enable our customers to move from a 'loss prevention' mindset to one of 'profit protection'."

For more details on IDM Software, visit or call 1-440-

About IDM Software

IDM Software is focused on delivering data mining solutions that help increase profitability of retail, food service and grocery organizations. Headquartered in London, the global provider's highly intuitive LossManager solution delivers easy-to-use yet sophisticated data mining capabilities that help to protect profits and increase margins for retailers of all sizes.  For more information, visit or call 1-440-653-9747.

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It's that time of year when many of us will be writing our annual self performance review. Do yourself and your boss a favor by being thoughtful, fair, and specific about your achievements and challenges. Over-raters become "embellishers," not a label any Loss Prevention Executive should want, and under-raters are often viewed as lacking self-esteem. Take advantage of the opportunity to describe what you hope to improve and learn this coming year. This will accomplish 3 things. One, it gives clarity to your self-improvement efforts. Two, it creates buy-in and support from your boss. And three, it demonstrates that you don't think you already know everything. Remember that what you say about yourself and the job you're doing will say more about your character and integrity than anything else you write this year.

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