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January 26, 2012 SUBSCRIBE

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Toys R Us is expanding and increasing their ORC efforts and created two new positions to their investigations team. National Manager of Investigations and a Market Investigations Manager. The National Managers will report to the National Director of Investigations- Mark Shoemaker and will be positioned throughout the country- WEST, CENTRAL and EAST. Reporting to the National Managers will be the ten new Market Investigations Managers strategically placed throughout the country focused on the highest shortage and most active ORC markets. This is an aggressive move to address emerging theft trends that most retailers are experiencing.

The Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crime Associations 3rd Annual conference looks like it might hit 1,000 attendees. With a day long schedule of speakers and information this event is becoming the largest ORC event in the U.S. if you haven't registered visit and you might want to attend their golf outing the day before.

Year-long investigation results in FBI raids that stops multi-state counterfeiting ring run by Middle Easterners FBI officials said that they executed search warrants Wednesday morning at three locations in Hilliard and Columbus, Ohio and locations in Spartanburg, South Carolina as well. Agents seized four tractor-trailer loads of counterfeit athletic shoes, jeans, watches and other items of apparel. Three men were federally charged on Wednesday in connection with the sale of counterfeit clothing and other items (interesting that the suspects are of Middle Eastern decent). U.S. attorney Nettles said in a "terrific show" of federal/state cooperation across state lines, agencies participating in the search warrants included the FBI in South Carolina and Columbus, Ohio, Spartanburg County Public Safety Department, Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, Greenville County Sheriff's Office, the Columbus, Ohio, Police Department, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office (Columbus). If the case goes to trial, the case would be heard in South Carolina where many of the counterfeit items were sold. If convicted, the men could face up to 15 years in prison and fines of $250,000 each. (Source

The three largest security guard firms in the U.S. predict a significant uptick in hiring in 2012. Allied Barton, who employs 55,000 guards, G4S with 100 offices in the U.S., and Garda Security Solutions all predict they'll be significant growth in hiring at all three firms. (Source

Game Stop is exiting the UK market and closing all stores. The company said that the closures were part of a plan announced six months ago to exit the UK market from a bricks and mortar perspective and to focus on expanding the retailer's digital offerings in the UK. (Source

H&M stores worldwide up 13% in December and plans to open 275 stores in 2012 This Swedish retailer, with around 2,500 stores worldwide in 43 countries is going strong and still pushing for a 10% annual growth rate. In the U.S. they named a District Store Manager this year as Corporate Director of Loss Prevention- Naomi Fritt. It will also launch online sales on the world's largest online market, the United States this year as well. (Source Associated Press)

Honeywell has acquired Fire Sentry, a manufacturer of fire detection and control products for a broad range of industrial markets. The acquisition adds flame detection to Honeywell’s gas detection business, Honeywell Analytics, a global company with its U.S. headquarters here, and furthers that business’s extremely rapid growth, according to Patrick Hogan, VP of marketing for Honeywell Analytics Americas. (Source

FreightWatch recorded 974 cargo theft incidents in the U.S. last year – up 8 percent from 2010 and the highest recorded number of thefts on record. With 254 thefts last year, California nearly doubled Florida’s cargo theft total. Other top states among cargo theft incident numbers include New Jersey, Texas, Georgia and Illinois. (Source



Doug Marker
Vice President
LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.

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

Coming in February

Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP



Richard C. Hollinger, PhD



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February 16, 2012
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The LP News Network last week interviewed the NRF Loss Prevention Leaders, Bill Titus, the VP of LP for Sears Holdings Corp., and a number of key Vendor's that were in attendance in NYC
Be on the look out for publishing dates as the editing team is working hard to bring you the LP senior executives and vendors that lead this industry.

The Daily's new LP News Network will be attending and filming at the upcoming LAAORCA conference on Feb 16. With plans to interview LAAORCA's leaders, Joe LaRocca, and a host of other ORC LP senior executives. The LP News Network is dedicated to bringing the readers of the Daily the people - the story's - the event's - and the executives that make this industry what it is. Real People - Real Story's - Recorded Live. No writers - No scripts - The Real Story's - Stay tuned for a complete list of interviews next week.

The LPNN's "The First Six Months" series Where senior LP executives share how they approached their new senior roles in the first six months of taking their jobs. What they did – How they did it – and how they prioritized getting it all done in the first six months. The biggest step is the first one and in this series we’ll learn from some of the leading LP executives in the industry how they were successful from the very start. That first impression and your first 90 to 180 day plan of what you’ll do in a new job is critical and this series will help you develop yours for your next job. Join us as we show you the blueprint for the "The First Six Months." First broadcast in mid March. With a list of the LP leaders that will be sharing their success stories coming soon.


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Asset Protection Manager

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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
Regional LP Director Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing
Executive Team Leader - AP Target New Mexico Target


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

Job Opening




Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Salisbury, MD Sears Holdings Corp.
Dept. Mgr. Store LP and Safety Lowe's Martinsburg, WV Lowe's
Dept. Mgr. Store LP and Safety Lowe's Chantilly, WV Lowe's
Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Memphis, TN Walmart
Asset Protection Mgr Walmart Memphis, TN Walmart
Market AP Mgr Walmart Berea, KY Walmart
District LP Mgr HomeGoods Moraga, CA The TJX Companies, Inc.
Regional LP & Safety Mgr PetSmart Phoenix, AZ PetSmart
Asset Protection Mgr Staples Chambersburg, PA Staples
Regional LP Mgr Eddie Bauer Columbus, OH Eddie Bauer
Loss Prevention Mgr T-Mobile Frisco, TX T-Mobile
District LP Mgr Banana Republic Washington, D.C. Gap, Inc.
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Yonkers, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Schenectady, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Garden City, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Meriden, CT Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Valley Stream, NY Macy's


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Three Ways to Pull Your Senior Team Together Senior management teams set the course for their organizations and are often the leaders who first recognize when big change is needed. These teams are also often made up of people with drastically different styles, personalities, and visions. (LP Team, assemble!)

Develop Strategy as a Team
Cody Phipps, president and CEO of United Stationers, talks about defining shared goals as a team in this two-minute video. (More than just TEAM)
You Can't Do It All by Yourself It's easy to smile at a three-year-old who refuses to ask for help. But how do we deal with colleagues who exhibit the same behavior? (Don't work in isolation)

Collaboration as an Intangible Asset
You shouldn't just nod in the direction of the "little people" in an organization, but instead recognize that the intangible assets an organization has are the product of the hundreds of assists that usually go unnoticed. (Be bigger than a basketball MVP)

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Healthy debate in any industry spurs growth, understanding, and challenges the status quo. Without it the normal evolutionary processes which are slow to begin with slow even further. It is those who have the courage to debate that make a difference and create change. However, as in the case of any debate interpreting and understanding the messages is critical in order for it to have a positive impact and facilitate change.

Usually driven by opposing sides, debates are driven by individual experience and environmental influences that are often times invisible and therefore unrealized. But at the end of the day, regardless of opinion all debates spur discussion, thought, and emotion. And that is what causes change and understanding.

While interpretation is an individual experience, the experience itself has the ability to impact and educate.

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Gus Downing

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