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January 21, 2011

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eBay, Inc.

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

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The Commerce Department latest results shows that sales rose 6.6% for all retailers in 2010, the best year-over-year results since 1999, but the increase came off the disastrous 2009 low base.  With Wal-Mart down 6 straight quarters, Target missing by a mile, and Best Buy having a major earnings miss, how well is retail really?   The book store industry is shaky, the clothing industry is stretched, the movie and music sellers are dying, and the U.S. is still over stored. (Source theglobeandmail.com)

With Texas demanding $269 million in uncollected sales taxes from online retail giant Amazon, because they have a distribution center in Irvine, Texas (a physical location), Amazon files a lawsuit contending the state must disclose the audit Texas used to tabulate the tax which the Texas comptroller's office has been withholding under the premise of attorney-client privilege.  The online giant has been the target of numerous lawsuits filed by states seeking sales taxes on online purchases made from within their jurisdictions. Online competitors such as Dell Inc., J.C. Penney Co. and Sears Roebuck and Co. have complained about having to levy the sales taxes while Amazon does not.  (Source chicagotribune.com)

Tiffany & Co. is asking the U.S. District Court in Virginia to shut down dozens of websites trading on Tiffany's trademark, which dates back to 1893.  Selling products at a fraction of Tiffany's prices the knockoffs are offered under websites such as tiffany4sale.com and others. (Source wvec.com)

11 teens arrested after shoplifting spree at the Magnificent Mile section on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  (Source wics.com)

Five Bulgarian men were arrested in Lower Providence, Pa. for attaching skimming devices to ATM's and planting hidden cameras to obtain the PIN numbers of customers and stealing $134,570.57 from Citizens Bank and Wells Fargo Bank branches within less than two months.  (Source mainlinemedianews.com)

Smartphones encode GPS stamps called "geotags" into the digital photos they capture that reveals the exact location the photo was taken by embedding longitude and latitude coordinates.  Share the picture on Twitter or facebook and anyone can instantly discern where you are anywhere in the world.  Criminal use it to stalk victims and scout locations especially for burglary's.  The ICanStalkU.com web site has details on how to disable geotagging.  (Source foxnews.com)

60% of consumers state that the Internet has become the most important source when making buying decisions.

Over the past 6 months retailers have more than doubled their following on various social media platforms.  The speed and impact of the internet is incredible.  (Source theretailbulletin.com)

The Target name war in Canada will probably come down to how much the American Target is willing to pay the owner of the Canadian Target for the rights to the name.  They've been fighting for over a decade, which is how long Target America has been toying with going up to Canada, and the Canadian Target owner has been winning the battle in his home country.  So it'll probably be the old "Show me the money" expression here.  (Source theglobeandmail.com)

The number one problem for all of the Canadian expansion won't be customers it'll be finding the staff for all the stores and the LP population is thin.

Amazon signs an agreement to buy U.K. firm Lovefilm which is considered to be Europe's equivalent to Netflix.  With 1.6 million customers and 70,000 titles their streaming service puts Amazon right in Netflix's arena.  Netflix's successful Canadian rollout this past September should lead to their going to Europe soon enough with Amazon already there warming the seats. 
(Source cnet.com)

Apple's $3.85 billion in sales in 2010 is a 95% increase over 2009 and with a margin of $1 billion.  With 75.7 million visitors, 323 stores worldwide, 87 of which outside of the U.S., and their 4 stores in China are their highest traffic - highest revenue stores in the company.  Needless to say they're opening 25 more in China aggressively.  Other U.S. retailers will follow quickly over the next 5 years.  As an LP executive getting international experience should be high on your priority list and learning about it is the first step.  By the way as a comparison Microsoft only has 7 stores.  Boy they're slow in this game.  In terms of LP Apple has built a strong LP department led by Paul Benjamin, Dir of LP, and they offer very strong compensation packages for their Regionals.  (Source appleinsider.com)


CVS pulls the plug and blinks and Wal-Mart wins!  CVS who had hired former Wal-Mart Executive VP Hank Mullany as President, which a Delaware judge temporarily blocked due to a non-compete agreement, has decided to resume its search for a new President of CVS/pharmacy and pulls the plug on Mullany.  What really happened here only a few insiders know but its implications on the strength non-compete agreements won't be much because it never reached the court room.  But the fact is the non-compete agreement worked this time and Mullany doesn't have a job and he probably lost millions long term.  (Source retailingtoday.com) 

Blockbuster gets more time from the courts for filing a reorganization plan under Chapter 11 which was due today and they now have until March 21 with May 20 being the deadline to get the votes from its creditors.  Is time running out?  (Source Associated Press)

 

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eBay Investigations Leads to Conviction, Jail Sentence & 200,000K Settlement

eBay Asset Protection team worked extensively on a large scale breakout fraud investigation leading to conviction and agreed settlement of greater than 200,000K. During this investigation, it was determined that the suspect defrauded customers by failing to deliver on goods after receiving payment via PayPal. The EU Fraud Investigations team began an exhaustive investigation which included numerous interviews, surveillance and a critical examination of the company financial accounts to include a discovery of a secret warehouse. At trial, it was found that the suspect, Richard Leeson, lied about the fate of his company Pine Online and instead moved goods which had been legitimately bought by his customers to another warehouse in order to sell them again. He was jailed for 20 months in April 2010 after pleading guilty to the fraud. The judge also pledged to jail Leeson for an additional two-and-a-half years if he does not pay up the cash within six months. Click here for full article.


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National Account Mgr (NAM) Vector Security New York/New Jersey Vector Security
National Account Mgr (NAM) Vector Security Pacific Northwest Vector Security
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Washington DC Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Redwood City, CA Sears Holdings Corp.
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Atlanta, GA Sears Holdings Corp.
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Northeast Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Midwest Downing & Downing
National Account Sales Mgr Confidential New York City, NY Downing & Downing
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

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District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Stores West Palm Beach, FL Sears Holdings Corp
District Mgr Investigations Macy's San Fran District San Francisco, CA Macy's
District Mgr Investigations Macy's NY South District White Plains, NY Macy's
District Mgr Investigations Macy's New Engl No. Distr. Peabody, MA Macy's
District Mgr Investigations Macy's Connecticut Distr. Enfield, CT Macy's
Assistant Security/LP Mgr Macy's Buffalo, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Coalinga, CA LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr TJ Maxx Kansas City, MO LPJobs
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Radio Shack San Francisco, CA Radio Shack
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Baltimore, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Lafayette, LA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Stafford, VA LPJobs
Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Mooresville, NC LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Leominster, MA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Frederick, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Florence, SC LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Chesterfield, VA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Bowie, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Westminster, MD LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Indianapolis, IN LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Dickson, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon.co.uk Limited Milton, MA Simply Hired
 
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The truth about resumes -- nobody really reads them!
 

With the massive increase in the number of executives responding to internet postings, some companies have actually outsourced the resume review process, some are using software packages to screen and respond to resumes, and some are still using the old fashion method of actually looking at them.  However, very few take more than 5 to 10 seconds with each one and that glance has got to catch them.  So in that regard, the devil can be in the detail.  Resumes that are too in depth, too long (more than two pages), too wordy, are going to in actuality turn the reader off.  The trick is logical flow, specific bullet point responsibilities, clear job title progression, and education.  Too much self description can be a bad thing.  A resume, while representing your career, also has to recognize the executive's time they have to spend understanding it and seeing your actual experience.  Respect their time and show them you're a professional.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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