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February 17, 2011

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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


 


 




 



The National Retail Federation (NRF) is proud to announce the speakers for the opening session of the 2011 Loss Prevention Conference & EXPO, June 13-15 in Dallas, TX.

Janet Napolitano - Secretary of Homeland Security *Invited*

From the See Something Say Something campaign launched in late 2010, to the National Level Exercise taking place in May 2011, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will share her insights on what the nation has in store for security and protecting the homeland in the decade to come.  Due to the nature of her position, this is scheduled on her calendar, however, due to security reasons it may change.

Paul Raines - Chief Executive Officer of GameStop

Widely known as one of the top CEO's in the country and an avid supporter of his loss prevention and risk management teams, Paul Raines will discuss leadership and the importance of Loss Prevention in the retail industry during his keynote address. 

Ray Schultz - Albuquerque Police Department Chief of Police

A pioneer in leading communities by creating public-private partnerships, Chief Ray Schultz will round off the opening session recounting the successes in his community and several other communities that have followed his lead.  One of America's top law enforcement public speakers, this should be a great session.

Rite Aid has almost completed their total LP reorganization and Bob Oberosler, VP of LP, has successfully built a very diverse group for the first time in Rite Aid's history.  The program, which officially started last July, has already produced significant shrinkage improvement and, with the new LP structure in place, more improvement is on the way.  The new team is:


Rite Aid's new team


Cathy Langley Sr. Director of Loss Prevention
Andy Palmer Sr. Director Of Pharmacy Loss Prevention
Dave Pimer Divisional Director of Loss Prevention Southeast/Mid Atlantic
Sandy Chandler Regional Loss Prevention Director Southern California
Rich Baxley Regional Loss Prevention Director Pacific Northwest
Mike McKinney Regional Loss Prevention Director Northeast
Shawn Jenkins Regional Loss Prevention Director Upper Midwest
Jon Collins Regional Loss Prevention Director Mid Atlantic
Len Shields Regional Loss Prevention Director New York City

Sear's Edward Lampert has "moved in on Gap Inc., taking a 5.8% stake that he could ultimately use to agitate for changes at the specialty retailer."  He's bought 35 million shares and reports are that while it's a "long shot," "if he attempts to one day buy Gap, there could be merchandise and real estate synergies."   Last month, it was rumored that Sears was interested in making a bid on J Crew.  Obviously, Mr. Lampert is on the acquisition trail and with his financial group anything is possible.  (Source wwd.com)

Four-woman theft ring in Osceola County, Fla. apprehended involving numerous Wal-Mart stores and in possibly multiple counties.  The investigation is ongoing and involved gift cards, non-receipt returns and shoplifting.  (Source wftv.com)

Price increases are coming for virtually everything we buy and, while retailers feel comfortable passing some of it off to the customer, they aren't comfortable with how much they may have to.  This is going to impact everyone, especially in the back half of 2011.  The momentum we were feeling may be shortlived this upcoming holiday season.  (Source kansascity.com)

Save Mart Supermarkets who cut 36 corporate jobs this past Sept in a corporate restructuring announces they're cutting another 103 workers, mostly in their three distribution centers which will include "loss prevention" jobs.  (Source supermarketnews.com)

Research shows that the consumer is moving faster than the retailers towards the mobile internet and everyone needs to get there quick.  (Source theretailbulletin.com)

Vitamin Shoppe 4Q reports same store sales up 6.5% and expects store growth of 10% with a 4 to 5% increase in same store sales.

Luxottica is buying 2 Mexican sunglass retailers and begins their Mexico experience.  Interestingly enough, Rent-A-Center is expanding rapidly in Mexico with Jim Carr leading the effort on the ground.  Jim is actually taking Spanish classes in order to improve his language skills.

The British government estimates cybercrime costs Britain more than $44 billion annually and that businesses bear the brunt of the cost thru attacks on computers, industrial espionage and theft of company secrets.  It's now becoming a matter of national security in virtually every country around the globe.  (Source Associated Press)

Borders decline will cost publishers millions, 6,000 will lose jobs from the 200 store closings, and reduce millions of square feet of retail space that once supported thousands of people.  The age of the super store may be over.  (Source Associated Press)

Yesterday, authorities arrested dozens of members of a multi-generational Armenian street gang and took more than 70 into custody during raids in Southern California, with more than 25 still at large.  In all, 102 defendants face charges in federal and state courts in Denver, Miami, and Southern California.  Based out of Glendale and numbering over 200, this organized crime group was heavily involved in credit card scams, identity theft, and other white collar crimes.  Authorities say the gang is violent, but has coupled its aggression with a willingness to work with other crime groups and become more tech-savvy.  "Armenian Power members are considered to be exceedingly resourceful and have seized opportunities to collaborate," said Steven Martinez, assistant director in charge of the FBI in Los Angeles.  The retail implications haven't been publicized, but certainly you've got to expect they've impacted the retailers.  (Source Associated Press)


Upcoming NRF event

Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
February 24, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Make sure you plan on attending

 

Graham Handyside, Vice President of Global Operations, WG Security Products Inc.

The British are coming and they're changing the game



Executives are molded and inspired in a number of ways and while some read Sun Tzu's Art of War for successful strategies, many find their inspiration and establish their core values towards leadership and teamwork in the world of sports.  Graham is a perfect example of how a lifetime of involvement in organized sports, even at the professional level, has defined his approach to adding value, understanding how teamwork can increase overall performance, and the importance of putting together winning teams.

Before emigrating from England in 1990, Graham both played and coached soccer for the majority of his life and was very involved with coaching at the Charlton Athletic School of Excellence, a subsidiary affiliated with the Charlton Athletic Soccer Club, then an English Premier League team (the most elite soccer league in the world).  As most of us here in the states were playing baseball and football, Graham had that same passion for England's number 1 sport and he made an impact which helped mold him to be who he is today.


Once here in the states, Graham's love of his sport continued as he coached both youth and adult soccer teams and he played an instrumental role in helping to establish one of the original ten charter Major League Soccer (MLS) teams in the U.S., the San Jose Earthquakes, originally known as the Clash.  Learning the importance of teamwork at an early age and understanding the dynamics of what it takes to win, Graham learned that "Being part of a team is no less important in the business world than it is on the soccer field with both having the goal to be the best. And that it can't be accomplished without absolute cohesion between every team member."

Joining WG Security Products in 1997, Graham brought his team-building philosophies and, in quick order resembling almost the speed of a soccer game, focused on expanding WG overseas.  A decade later, WG's large presence in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the ever-growing African marketplace has now established WG as one of the "big three" in the international EAS industry.  


Supported by WG's well-established manufacturing and strong engineering group, Graham has had the unique opportunity of overseeing WG's technological revolution and, working hand in hand with engineers and creative executives, has developed some of the most innovated EAS products in the industry today, from
Ad Guard, an EAS pedestal with customizable advertising space on either side, to the Wave, the world's first 4-alarm self-alarming IR hard tags, to the upcoming Sentinel, an intelligent asset tracking system combining both EAS and RFID. 


In keeping with his coaching background, Graham was instrumental in developing the 58 KHz ferrite technology, an EAS industry standard
, and he currently owns one of the patents on WG's signature products, the Microshell with ink hard tag which is currently being used in WG's source tagging Green Tag recycling program.  

Over the years, Graham and WG's engineers and manufacturing group have worked with a number of other solution providers throughout the world and in the U.S. in developing and bringing to market a number of well-known security products that have been extremely successful.  And while they've been focused on the international business development, from a sales prospective they've become an unquestionable leader in design and manufacturing worldwide.  And having realized his vision of a successful international company, Graham is now focused on bringing the overseas success of WG to the United States, a quite different challenge. "In Europe and Asia, the name WG is instantly recognizable by people in the loss prevention industry. In the United States, we're working on branding WG as the go-to company for EAS solutions by showing them we can be strong team members that understand how to add value, deliver the absolute best product and service, and do it cost effectively."

The British are here and they're a "global force in the EAS industry."

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Cathy Langley Sr. Director of Loss Prevention
Andy Palmer Sr. Director Of Pharmacy Loss Prevention
Dave Pimer Divisional Director of Loss Prevention Southeast/Mid Atlantic
Sandy Chandler Regional Loss Prevention Director Southern California
Rich Baxley Regional Loss Prevention Director Pacific Northwest
Mike McKinney Regional Loss Prevention Director Northeast
Shawn Jenkins Regional Loss Prevention Director Upper Midwest
Jon Collins Regional Loss Prevention Director Mid Atlantic
Len Shields Regional Loss Prevention Director New York City

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Building a new team and watching it take on an identity is an incredible experience.  Such as the case with Rite Aid's new team as Bob Oberosler has  just done.  Having done it before at Lowe's, Bob understands the need for a team to represent a community and to be able to truly connect with the stores and customers they serve.  One of his biggest attributes, when it comes to his team members, is his ability to see a person's potential and to see how that potential fits in the greater scheme of how the team evolves, grows, and makes their contributions.  The initial team he built at Lowes in the early 90's produced 7 Vice Presidents of Loss Prevention and it was his eye for "potential" that helped make that happen.  Everyone can hire based on background, but it takes an "eye" to see the "potential" in a person and not everyone interviews with their "eyes" wide open.

Good luck,
Gus Downing

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