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February 22, 2011

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FRIDAY FOCUS
Rosamaria Sostilio
Sr. Vice President
Corporate Asset Protection,
Saks Fifth Avenue

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


 


 




 




 

 

Yesterday's Alibaba announcement that 100 sales reps were allegedly involved in defrauding customers and creating fraudulent "storefronts" for 2,326 suppliers so that they could evade authentication and verification measures went against the founder's "most important core value - integrity."  Claiming more than 56 million registered users in more than 240 countries, the site started the investigation in late 2009, after receiving complaints, and found that 1,219 of its "Gold Supplier" customers who joined in 2009 and 1,107 that joined in 2010 had engaged in fraud against buyers.  Alibaba closed the storefronts and is working with authorities.  They found the average fraud amount was less than $1,200, but they gave no total amount.  They claim to have paid out $1.7 million, since 2009, to buyers who were defrauded so far.  (Source Associated Press)

Westfield San Francisco Centre has such a shoplifting problem that local police are considering adding a substation at the mall with three trips daily and as many as five on Saturday's to arrest shoplifters.  The local police want to have an officer on hand that could also implement measures to prevent thefts.  (Source sfexaminer.com)

Target is rolling out their "City Target" urban locations ranging from 60,000 sq. ft. to 100,000 sq. ft. and plans on opening their first in Chicago in 2012.  Giving it a brand and an identity from the beginning is smart and allows focused efforts.  (Source retailingtoday.com)

Post Falls police in Idaho believe they've arrested one of the suspects involved in what they believe is an ORC "major theft ring" operating in the Northwest last week.  Jerry Lee Drake Jr., 50, of Yakima, Wash., was hitting Wal-Mart and Cabela's stores.  (Source cdapress.co)

Norton rolls out the world's first cybercrime Index listing how identities are stolen daily, rates today's risk level, and list cybercrime news.  visit http://
http://us.norton.com/?cci=on&s_tnt=22618:0:0 (Source worldnewsmania.com)

Best Buy is pulling out of China and Turkey and closing its branded stores as part of an effort to generate savings of up to $70 million by fiscal 2013. They also announced it will focus on the Best Buy Mobile business in the U.S. and its Five Star business in China. (Source chicagotribune.com)

Even at the liquidation sales Borders customers are walking away empty handed and saying "you can get better deals on Amazon."  (Source freep.com)

Barnes & Noble 3Q reports same store sales up 7.3% with revenue up 7%
Macy's 4Q reports same store sales up 4.3% with revenue up 5%
Home Depot 4Q reports same store sales up 3.9% with revenue up 4%
Wal-Mart 4Q reports same store sales down 1.1% with revenue up 2.4%

Blockbuster reaches a deal to sell the company for $290 million to Cobalt Video Holding LLC and hopes more bidders will come forward in the next 30 days.  (Source Associated Press)

 

Upcoming NRF event
Los Angeles Area ORC Association Conference
February 24, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
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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.
Divisional LP Director Confidential Chicago, IL Downing & Downing
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 Stanton Island, NY Downing & Downing

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Market Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Meadville, PA Walmart
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Fredericksburg, VA LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Ollie's Bargain Outlet Richmond, VA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Oklahoma City, OK Indeed
Asset Protection Mgr Sam's Club Woodridge, IL CareerBuilder
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Chico's FAS, Inc. Fort Myers, FL Monster
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr RadioShack San Francisco, CA Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Sparks, NV LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. College Station, TX LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Concord, CA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Albany, GA LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Greenbelt, MD LPJobs
LP Team Lead/Mgr Kmart Corporation McKinneyville, CA LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Washington, DC Sears Holdings
Field Asset Protection Mgr Advance Auto Parts Syracuse, NY Advance Auto Parts
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Swatch Group Weehawken, NJ Indeed
Asset Protection Mgr Saks Fifth Avenu New York City, NY Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr UNICCO Service Co. Newton, MA JobNet
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Follett Higher Education Jacksonville, FL TechCareers
Loss Prevention Mgr Starwood Hotels & Resorts New Orleans, LA Juju
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Limited Brands San Francisco, CA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Atrium Staffing New York City, NY Indeed
 

Mike Kaighan was named Director of Grant Thornton LLP
David Nelson was promoted to Senior Regional Loss Prevention & Safety Mgr. for the Southwest and Northwest Regions at PetSmart
Mark Blasius was named Supply Chain Investigator at T. J. Maxx

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Being too close to the trees to see the forest is an expression that also fits not appreciating the role you play on your own team.  With the needs of the day seemingly always taking priority, it's difficult for some to step back and truly see the value you can add to your own team.  Realizing it and accepting the responsibility as a team member is half the battle.  But doing something with it and truly adding value is what helps the team win the game.  Every group, every department is in fact a team and every member plays a vital role towards the success and the survival of that team.  That's why that old expression - One for all and all for one - took such a hold in literature.  Because it is that simple.  The hard part is taking responsibility for it.

Just a thought
Gus Downing

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