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Derek Ciceri was named Zone Director of Loss Prevention for The Children's Place. Before being hired by The Children's Place, Derek worked at Polo Ralph Lauren for eight years as Senior Director of Asset Protection, Global Retail and Supply Chain. He has also worked in the loss prevention field at Gap Inc, Pearle Vision, and Marshalls. Congratulations Derek!

Jacques Levy, the former president and chief executive officer of Sephora, died on Jan. 1 after a long illness. He was 62. Levy who stepped down from his role at the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned perfumery chain in March 2011 was named president and CEO of Sephora in late 2005. Prior to LVMH, Levy served in various executive positions with Staples International and Disney. (source

Sears Holding names Ron Boire as new Chief Merchandising Officer/ Executive Vice President and president, Sears and Kmart formats. Boire was the former CEO of Brookstone, Inc. In his new role, Boire will lead merchandising and retail stores for both Kmart and Sears brands. Prior to Brookstone, Boire served as president, U.S. Toys, North America for Toys "R" Us from 2006 to 2009, overseeing merchandising, marketing and operations for 600 stores in the U.S. and 70 in Canada. He joined Toys "R" Us after serving as the executive vice president, global merchandise manager for Best Buy, responsible for managing Best Buy's $30 billion U.S. Business Teams, global technology and vendor management, global sourcing and private label development. (source

Sears Holding Inc, CEO Lou D’Ambrosio focused on new technology and store improvements to recapture its iconic brand. The turn-a-round always begins with understanding your customers, and using that information to further develop your strategies. (source

Perfumania to Acquire Parlux for $170M. Perfumania operates 370 stores in the United States, Parlex Fragrances Inc is a licensee manufacturer and international distributor of brands including Mark Ecko, Paris Hilton and Nicole Miller. (source

L’Oreal Luxe names Vincent Boinay as the International Retail Director. The newly created position will drive international distribution and focus on e-commerce for brands such as Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics. (source

Lowe’s acquires online home improvement retailer. Lowe’s announced that it has acquired ATG Stores, an online retailer of home improvement and lifestyle products based in Kirkland, Washington. According to Lowe’s, the transaction will add depth and expertise to its online business. (source

Target supply chain exec announces retirement. Veteran merchandising and supply chain executive Rick Maguire has announced plans to retire from his current position as SVP supply chain at Target Canada effective June 15. Only one year ago Maguire was named to his current position and prior to that he spent 16 year as an SVP merchandise planning. (source

Four associates charged in $70,000 coupon fraud scheme. Kroger investigators focused on the "coupon override functions" which had been the key to indentifying theses associates and the large discounts they had been processing. (source

An Arizona couple is charged with felony theft and trafficking stolen property of 709 DVD’s. Mills was trying to sell 41 DVD’s, when the clerk noticed that the customer had already returned over 600 DVD’s since mid-November. (source

Man carries unloaded rifle to mall, but isn't arrested. A man apparently trying to make a point regarding the newly enacted California concealed weapons law, was stopped by police, but released because he had the right to carry his unloaded shotgun into the mall. The controversial new state law took effect making it illegal to carry an exposed and unloaded handgun in a public place. But the law applies only to handguns. Unloaded shotguns and rifles can be openly carried. Gun rights activists have sued the state over the new law. (source

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Monday morning Marshalls robbery caught on surveillance camera Two armed robbery suspects burst into a Marshalls store in South Philadelphia demanding money and left with between $35,000 and $40,000 in cash Monday morning, police said. Around 4:55 am, police said the men accosted an employee while he was taking out the trash outside the store on Swanson Street near McKean. The suspects forced him and other employees into the store and demanded cash from the safe, police said. The men took the money, locked the employees in the break room and ran from the store. (Source




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Michael Stores, Inc.

Stephen O'Keefe
Loss Prevention and
Risk Management
Wal-Mart Canada

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Tulsa Police arrest 2 shoplifters suspected in the theft of over $100,000 in merchandise. Additional suspects are still being sought by police and a new investigation has been opened regarding an apparent arson at the home of one of the arrested shoplifters. (source


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Steve Hauser Named Executive Vice President at Universal Surveillance Systems

Rancho Cucamonga, CA – December 29, 2011 –Universal Surveillance Systems LLC (USS), the largest privately held manufacturer of loss prevention technology in the United States, has named Steve Hauser as Executive Vice President. With over 25 years of financial and operational experience, Hauser will be responsible for USS’ strategic planning, business development, market and competitive analysis, and leading the company to the next level of performance.

Prior to joining USS, Hauser held executive and managerial positions at Apollo Motorhome Holidays; Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.; Ernst & Young, LLP; and KPMG Peat Marwick. His background includes extensive experience in operational leadership, controllership, financial analysis and sales management where he was responsible for driving financial results for multiple divisions and sites.

"In the newly-created position of executive vice president, Steve will play an integral roll in helping to lead USS as we continue to expand in sales and tap new markets," said Adel Sayegh USS President and CEO. "USS has been experiencing exponential growth, and Steve’s in-depth background in a wide range of areas will be key in rapidly moving the company and its products to new levels while assuring that current customers receive the same exceptional personalized service as before."

For more information, contact:

Scott Richardson
Corporate Communications Manager
Universal Surveillance Systems

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District LP Mgr Kmart Pittsburgh, PA Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Ft Lauderdale, FL Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Colorado Springs, CO Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Cary, NC Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Baltimore, MD Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Rochester, NY Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Waterford, MI Sears Holdings Corp.

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Area LP Mgr Lowe's Lake In The Hills, IL Lowe's

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Asset Protection Mgr Sam's G1 Waterford, MI Walmart
District Operations Mgr Home Depot St. Louis, MO Home Depot
District Operations Mgr Home Depot Indianapolis, IN Home Depot
Asset Protection Mgr Home Depot Baltimore, MD Home Depot
Area LP Mgr dd's Discounts Pleasanton, CA Ross Stores
District LP Mgr HomeGoods San Carlos, CA The TJX Companies, Inc.
Regional LP Mgr CVS Caremark Los Angeles, CA CVS Caremark
Regional LP Mgr CVS Caremark Texas CVS Caremark
Regional LP Mgr Dollar General Pennsylvania Dollar General
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Asset Protection Mgr Staples Chambersburg, PA Staples
District LP Mgr Nike, Inc. Pottstown, PA Nike, Inc.
Sr. Regional LP Mgr Bath & Body Works New York, NY Limited Brands
Loss Prevention Mgr T-Mobile New York, NY T-Mobile
District Mgr- Loss Prevention hhgregg Indianapolis, IN hhgregg

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Cris Drugan was promoted to Asset Protection Coordinator for Walmart.
Derek Ciceri was
named Zone Director of Loss Prevention for The Children's Place.
Augusto Castano, CFI was named District Investigator for Home Depot.

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