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March 4, 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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March 30-31, 2011
RILA Disaster Recovery & Preparedness Committee Meeting
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Jewelers' Security Alliance
March 9-11, 2011
Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
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October 4-6, 2011
CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV


 


 




 




 

 

Wal-Mart to increase dividend 20.6 percent
Wal-Mart said its board approved a divident of $1.46 per year in fiscal 2012, which ends next January, up from $1.21. That translates to about $5.2 billion paid out to shareholders.  (Source  msnbc.msn.com)

Family Dollar Rejects Offer, sticking to the company plan for growth
Family Dollar Stores Inc. rejected billionaire Nelson Peltz's bid for the company and set up a shareholder-rights plan that will massively dilute any effort to take control of 10% or more of its stock.  CEO Howard Levine has since accelerated the opening and remodeling of stores. Family Dollar also has added more groceries and other consumables to grab shoppers from Wal-Mart and other rivals competing for consumers pinched by high unemployment.  (Source bloomberg.com)

Target and Wal-Mart Supplier Move to Short-Term Deals on Cotton Volatility
Prices have more than doubled in the past year as adverse weather damaged global crops and economic growth lifted buying from mills in China, the world's biggest user.  Mumbai-based Alok is selling its textiles to clients with contracts based on cotton prices in the range of $1.80 to $1.90.  The retail price of a towel may rise by as much as 40% because of cotton jumping to above $2 from $1 in September.  (Source  bloomberg.com)

U.S. Retailer Shares’ Slide Since Black Friday Signals Squeeze on Margins
Levi Strauss, Ann Taylor and Abercrombie are all looking at cutting expeditors, reduce production costs and increase retail prices.  Analysts predict a rise in apparel costs of 4% to 6% in the first half of the year, followed by a jump of 13% to 15% in the second half.  (Source  bloomberg.com)

Apple Will Refund $100 To Anyone Who Just Bought An iPad

If you are always trying to stay up with everchanging technology,  you know as soon as you buy it something new will take its place.  Apple has slashed the price of the original iPad by $100 and is offering refunds to those who just purchased it at the $499 price point.  The catch is  you had to purchase the iPad from an Apple Store in the last 2 weeks. 
(Source  blogs.forbes.com)

February department store sales were strong overall, strongest at the high end of the market
Macy's posts same store sales increase of 5.8%, sales up 5.9%
Target sales up 1.8%
Nordstrom same store sales increase of 7.3%, sales up 12.3%
Sak's same store sales increase of 15.3%, with sales growth of 14.2%
(Source  forbes.com)

Shoplifter pulled gun on store employee
A woman accused of stealing underwear, perfume and shirts from a Bealls Outlet is also accused of pulling a gun on a loss prevention officer who questioned her about the theft.  (Source  abc-7.com)

Shoplifter pointed gun at Target security staffers
A man allegedly pulled a loaded .22 caliber handgun from his waistband and pointed it at five store security staffers who were holding him for taking a pair of headphones and a watch. He fled the store, allegedly pointing the gun in the face of a staffer who tried to hold a door closed. He was arrested at his home and a .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and 15 live rounds were recovered from a dresser in his studio apartment.  (Source  suntimes.com)

NASCAR driver chases down shoplifter
Police said Morgan Shepherd, 69, a veteran of 44 NASCAR seasons, ran after the shoplifting suspects as they ran from the store near the Las Vegas Speedway. Shepherd said a police officer tossed him a pair of handcuffs and asked him to hold the suspect.  (Source  upi.com)
 

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eBay & US Postal Partnership Leads to Conviction in Fraud Case

eBay Fraud & PROACT investigators assisted the US Postal Inspectors with a large scale fraud investigation involving a couple in Nevada who were scheming to defraud eBay buyers by not delivering on high-value appliances which led to convictions on multiple fraud charges on a case originating in 2004. Darin Jerome French and Jennifer Lynn French were convicted by a federal jury of mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering in connection with an Internet scheme in which the victims bought and paid for high-end appliances they never received, as announced by Daniel G Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. After a lengthy trial in which greater than 65 witnesses testified including eBay PROACT investigator, the suspects were convicted to wit; Darin French, 39, currently in federal custody, of 22 counts of mail fraud, 11 counts of wire fraud, and 3 counts of money laundering. Jennifer French, 38, of Susanville, California, was convicted of 14 counts of mail fraud, 6 counts of wire fraud, and 2 counts of money laundering. They face up to 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines on each count.  Click here for article


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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

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 LP 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

Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Knoxville, TN Sears Holdings Corp
LP & Safety Compliance Mgr Vera Bradley Fort Wayne, IN Vera Bradley
Loss Prevention Mgr Gap, Inc. Brooklyn, NY Gap
District Loss Prevention Mgr Gap, Inc. Outlet Northeast Region Gap
District Loss Prevention Mgr Gap, Inc. Florida Gap
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Nanuet, NY LPJobs
Mgr of Security Macy's Secaucus, NJ LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Washington Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Davenport, IA Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Illinois Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Wisconsin Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Columbus, OH Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Reno, NV Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Indianapolis, IN Kohl's Careers
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Louisiana LPJobs
Mgr of LP E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Kohl's Maryland LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Coinmach Indianapolis Region Monster
EHS Engineer (2 positions) Adecco Engineering Cleveland, OH Indeed
District Loss Prevention Mgr Brookstone Los Angeles, CA LPJobs
Asset Protection District Mgr Gordmans Denver, CO LPJobs
 

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Once or twice each year, many companies bring their Store Managers together for an annual or bi-annual conference. The agendas are packed with hard and soft skills topics that may or may not include your primary area of expertise. Leading a session on Loss Prevention, Safety, or Compliance might be expected and come naturally to you, but imagine the influence you can have if you position yourself as a company leader capable of teaching a session on leadership, diversity, empowerment, fiscal responsibility, or something else -- without ever mentioning "Loss Prevention." Break down stereotypes and demonstrate that you are a multifaceted executive by capitalizing on these types of opportunities to address a large audience of your teammates.

John Velke
V.P. Loss Prevention & Safety
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