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February 14, 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.

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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


 


 




 



Alpha - The Global Leader in High Theft Solutions announces the promotion of Tim Gates to Vice President of North America Sales and Gus Kratzer was also promoted to Director of North American Sales as well.  Congratulations to the both of them.

Los Angeles Port Police recover more than $10 million in counterfeit electronics, stolen merchandise and bank receipts and a counterfeiting operation was shut down last week according to the Port of L.A.  (Source thetrucker.com)

Professional shoplifters in Gainesville, Fl., charged under the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statute for using devices to remove security tags and booster bags while on their shoplifting spree and hitting Toys R Us and a number of other stores with a total of $2,000 in stolen merchandise.  (Source gainesville.com)

The price of cotton has more than doubled in the past year and clothing is expected to rise about 10% over the next few months.  This will impact everyone and make all those great sales numbers disappear this year.  So there won't be any let up on budget restraints.  (Source thestar.com)

Wild Oats founder and current CEO of Sunflower Markets Michael Gilliland was arrested this weekend for soliciting sex online with someone who identified herself as an underage girl.  He faces a charge of felony child prostitution.  He resigned his CEO position at Sunflower.  Wild Oats had been sold to Whole Foods Market in 2007.  (Source rgj.com)

Borders to likely file for bankruptcy this week according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.  (Source journalgazette.net)

A federal judge ruled Friday that Wal-Mart can in fact fire an employee for drug use and that Michigan's medical-marijuana law does not stop them.  (Source kgw.com)

At the beginning of the recession in 08' most said that jewelry stores, which were closing left and right at the time, where the ones to watch to determine if the economy was really coming back and this past holiday jewelry stores "made a comeback" and they continue to "gain steam."  Are we really coming out of it?  (Source gazettenet.com)

In the UK, there's been an ongoing investigation into "male dominance of UK boardrooms." And while they've ruled out government-imposed quotas, their expected to demand that the top FTSE 100 companies set their own targets "with a veiled threat of government action" in two years if things don't change. (Source guardian.co.uk)


Upcoming NRF event

Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
February 24, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
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EBay Supports NASA Investigation into Stolen Space Shuttle Tiles

eBay Asset Protection investigators supported an ongoing investigation into alleged stolen space shuttle tiles. The NASA Inspector General Office and Agents with NASA Investigations contacted eBay investigators seeking their support and requesting detailed research regarding space shuttle tiles that had been destined for disposal that may have ended up on the marketplace. A former United Space Alliance employee's home was raided by federal and local authorities this past week and the suspect was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday and charged with the alleged theft and resale of space shuttle tiles, the Brevard County Sheriff's Office said. The suspect had access to tiles while working for shuttle contractor United Space Alliance. Lee Starrick, administrator of the Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville, said there is strong demand in the space memorabilia market for anything that has flown on a shuttle mission. That's largely because the shuttle program is ending this year.  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 Investigations Confidential Central US 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 Art Gallery of Ontario Toronto, ON, Canada Workopolis
Homeland Security Professionals Homeland Security   LegalCareerFinder
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Altoona, PA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Dubois, PA LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Atlanta, GA LPJobs
Regional LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp New York, NY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Augusta, ME LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Auburn, AL LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Prattville, AL LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Dublin, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Micronesia Dededo, Guam LPJobs
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Lees Summit, MO LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Redmond, OR LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Morgantown, WV LPJobs
Asset Protection/LP Mgr Kmart Corporation Springfield, MA Simply Hired
Asset Protection District Mgr Gordmans Denver, CO CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Loehmann's San Diego, CA Loehmann's Careers
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath and Beyond Long Island, NY Bed Bath and Beyond
Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath and Beyond Washington, DC Bed Bath and Beyond
Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath and Beyond Westbury, NY Bed Bath and Beyond
Director, Office of Safety/LP UW System Administration Madison, WI Monster
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Natick, MA The Home Depot
Sr. Mgr Supply Chain AP The Home Depot Atlanta, GA The Home Depot
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Mentor, OH Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Las Cruces, NM Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Santa Fe, NM Indeed
 

Tim Gate was promoted to Vice President of North America Sales at Alpha High Theft Solutions
Gus Kratzer was promoted to Director of North American Sales at Alpha High Theft Solutions

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The 5-day work week as the adage goes, and in retail that sometimes translates into 6 and maybe more depending on the season, but for the most part we're all operating on a 5-day work week and, broken down into its parts, what you see is corporate America's biorhythms.  With Monday's representing the slow start and getting back into your own rhythm and really just trying to get thru the day, set the weekly objectives, and get home. Tuesday brings the work and the rhythm kicks in with better performance and even making some accomplishments. Then comes hard-hitting, fast-moving Wednesday when everyone knows they've got to move the dime and the rhythms are in high gear with a long day and feeling like you've climbed a mountain.  With Thursday comes repetition and the hope you can have as strong of a day as you did on Wednesday, but for the most part you get close but don't exceed the day before generally.  Then Friday-- ah how we all love Friday's and while we're all working hard every one has their eye on the clock and know when that whistle blows we'll all be humming that Flintstone tune yaba daba do we're outta here!

All you can ever hope for is two excellent days, two good days and one so-so day.  So don't feel guilty when you have a so-so day.  Just remember each week you've got to have two excellent days and two good ones.

I can't wait for Friday!

Gus Downing

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