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February 10, 2011

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FRIDAY FOCUS
Rosamaria Sostilio
Sr. Vice President,
Corporate Asset Protection
Sak's, Inc.

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

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

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Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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February 24, 2011
Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
Los Angeles, CA



 




 



February 23, 2011

RILA Horizons Committee Meeting
Chicago, IL

March 30-31, 2011
RILA Disaster Recovery & Preparedness Committee Meeting
Washington, DC



 


Jewelers' Security Alliance
March 9-11, 2011
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
jsa2@jewelerssecurity.org for info on registering




 


October 4-6, 2011
CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV


 


 




 



Chris Gillen was promoted to Senior Director of Loss Prevention for Toys 'R Us.  Chris will be reporting to Troy Rice, Sr. VP of Store Operations, and worked with Troy Rice at Home Depot earlier in his career.  Chris began his career at Mervyns and also worked at Protiviti LP Risk Consulting before joining Toys 'R Us as a Regional Loss Prevention Director.  Congratulations Chris !

Since the U.S. Coast Guard added their first Director of Loss Prevention, Jim Palmer, two years ago the U.S Coast Guard Community Services Command reports their retail stores (CGX) have had two banner years with the lowest shrink results in their company's history.  Great job Jim Palmer and his team!

Lindsay Lohan pleads not guilty to last month's alleged $2,500 necklace grand larceny theft from a Venice jewelry store last month. (Source time.com)


The Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks and monitors security breaches that involve personally sensitive information, reported 662 incidents that exposed more than 16 million records in its year-end 2010 report. (Source bankrate.com)


A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report shows that the federal E-Verify program used to determine if individuals are legal residents of the U.S. has "significant errors" and "remains vulnerable to identity theft and employer fraud."  "Identity fraud remains a challenge in part because employers may not be able to determine if employees are presenting genuine identity and employment eligibility documents that are borrowed or stolen, the report stated.  The Security Industry Association (SIA) is recommending that a biometric component be added to enhance privacy and reduce identity theft.  Long term, this evolution is inevitable. (Source prweb.com)

At the Digital Book World conference held recently in New York its organizer, Mike Shatzkin, head of the consultancy Idea Logical Company, said sales of traditional booksellers will tumble from 72% of total sales to 25% of total book sales in the coming years and that means a 90% loss of bookstore shelf space over the next 10 years and a drop from over 1,200 large bookstores in the U.S. to maybe 150 decent-sized stores.  Forrester Research reports Americans spent about $1 billion on e-book downloads in 2010 and expects it to grow to $3 billion by 2015.  Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker said in a blog "The traditional bookstore is doomed by e-readers and online sales of hard copy books."  Mike Shatkzin said "the economics of the industry are being turned upside down by the digital revolution." (Source calagaryherald.com)

Three shoplifters at the Aeropostale store in Jackson Premium Outlets Mall in New Jersey were charged with robbery, conspiracy and shoplifting because one used pepper spray on an employee when confronted for stealing $200 worth of merchandise.  (Source nj.com)

OSHA reports that 80% to 95% of all accidents and injuries in industry are due to human error.

The CIFAS, UK/s fraud prevention association, reports that their Staff Fraud Database for 2010 showed that insider fraud remained as high as 2009, but that there were significant shifts in the type of frauds committed, with a 62.5% increase in job application fraud and a 27% decrease in dishonest actions by staff.  The economy is keeping staff fraud high and the 62% increase in cases where staff is unlawfully obtaining or disclosing personal data is serious, as these actions are "frequently linked to serious and organized criminal behavior."  With the 27% decrease in dishonest actions of staff, they state that given the current employment environment "the risk of losing a job appears to be providing an antidote to many who could potentially be tempted to commit fraud in such cases."  (Source theretailbulletin.com)

McAfee report shows hackers from China stole sensitive information from Western oil companies and they identified the tools, techniques and network activities used in these continuing attacks and named them Night Dragon.  (Source Associated Press)

The number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in 3 years.  (Source Associated Press)

Here's the list of the approx. 269 retailers we've lost in the last 20 years in the U.S.  That's 13.4 retailers a year that disappear.  A rather large number actually.  It certainly shows the evolution of retail and how fast things change.  The reasons are too many to list, but the end result is the same -- a loss of tens of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.  How technology has impacted it is incredible both from a negative and positive standpoint.  In one group, you have those virtually eliminated because of it and on the other you have entire categories born from it.  Like the current retail darlings -- the Apple Stores!  But one common denominator in most failed businesses always remains the same, as many senior managers have commented over the years, the acceptance of substandard performance and non-execution will always ruin a business.  But with the death of every retailer, you usually have the birth or growth of another.  And then you have the Wal-Mart factor.  So the tide of retail is strong, the evolution continues, and the speed will never slow down.  We'd like to thank all of those who contributed.  Click here to view list.
 

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Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
February 24, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
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eBay's PayPal Revenue to Double by 2013 Stock Soars 52 Week High

eBay's PayPal business is poised to surpass the core business in the next three to five years, CEO of the e-commerce giant said at Thursday's analyst meeting. Chief Executive John Donahoe said eBay was at an "inflection point" in e-commerce that the company would exploit, as consumers use smartphones -- a "store in their pocket" -- to shop and pay in one go. "This shift is creating new global opportunities for our company," said Donahoe. "We are driving the next generation of e-commerce. "Overall, revenue at PayPal is expected to grow from $3.4 billion in 2010 to between $6 billion and $7 billion in 2013, president of the division, Scott Thompson said. PayPal is also expected to meet its goal of $4.2 billion in revenue in 2011. PayPal is also looking to transform the way people use money. "I want to change money," says Sam Shrauger, vice president of global product and experience. "It could be so much better than it is now. Maybe in the future it can be cool. Right now, it's a pain." Click here for full article.


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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

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
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

Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Warrenton, VA Indeed
LP Mgr/Physical Security Dollar General Tennessee Indeed
Regional LP Mgr rue21 Charlotte, NC Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr 10Spot/Madrag Secaucus, NY Indeed
District LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Greater New York, NY LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch New York, NY LPJobs
Sr. Regional LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Columbus, OH Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Recruiter Networks New York, NY Juju
Regional LP Mgr Charming Shoppes Houston, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Corvallis, OR Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Pasadena, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Lakeline, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Topeka, KS Indeed
Store LP & Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. West Hills, CA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Group Mgr Beall's, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL LPJobs
Store LP & Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Altoona, PA LPJobs
Store LP & Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Springfield, MO LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Latham, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Lewiston, ME LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Tyson's Galleria McLean, VA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Hawthorn Center Vernon Hills, IL LPJobs
Store LP & Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Concord, NC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Washington DC area, MD LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Bi-Mart Eugene, OR Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Homewood, IL Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Roebuck and Co. Murfreesboro, TN Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Great Northern Clay, NY Indeed
 

Chris Gillen promoted to Senior Director of Loss Prevention for Toys 'R Us
Jim Passarella named Asset Protection Specialist for 7-11

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The retail environment changes every day and staying in tune with the ebb and flow of it is critical, especially if you want to reach the top of your field.  There's much to say about job security and staying with one company most of your career.  But if you truly want to reach the top, you've got to be willing to sacrifice, move, and take a risk.  And as you can see from the list above retail is a volatile space, but if you keep your eyes open, listen to what's going on around you, take advantage of certain situations, and time it right you'll be able to navigate your way.

Just a Thought
Gus Downing

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