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Scot Lee was promoted to Regional VP, Ohio Market for Burlington Coat Factory. Scot began his career at Burlington in May 2010 as a director of operations for territory two. Scot has distinguished himself as an outstanding leader who is committed to delivering results. Though still fairly new to Burlington, Scot has come to exemplify our Core Values and has become a mentor to associates all over Burlington. In his new role, Scot will be responsible for 15 stores in the greater Ohio region. He will continue to work out of his current location at store 430 and will report directly to Hank Wagner. Scot has been in retail management for over 20 years. Congrats Scot!

Bi-Lo Holding, new parent to Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, will be based in Winn-Dixie's HQ and the merger was approved. "The Jacksonville-based infrastructure is best positioned to host the combined Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie support center, corporate office and distribution facilities." (Source

With one thief taking $25,000 worth over 15 months before being busted - The "Tide" is going out the door so much that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping tabs on the soap spree. It's become a currency on the streets at $5 to $10 a bottle with no serial numbers it's impossible to track and it's the most popular with its Day-Glo orange logo. With loaded carts with dozens of bottles dashing out the doors and getaway cars waiting this soap spree is becoming a real mess to clean up. Law enforcement officials across the country say Tide theft is connected to the drug trade. In fact, a recent drug sting turned up more Tide than cocaine. We sent in an informant to buy drugs. The dealer said, 'I donít have drugs, but I could sell you 15 bottles of Tide,' " Sprague told The Daily. "Upstairs in the drug dealerís bedroom was about 14 bottles of Tide laundry soap. We think [users] are trading it for drugs." (Source

JCPenney president Michael Francis - "We're focused on building a world-class organization that will be instrumental in delivering a revolutionary shopping experience that is unlike anything that exists in retail today". Reinventing retail is where JC Penney is at and they're delivering that message every week. (Source

U.S. Census Bureau reports February retail trade sales up 1.1% from last month and 6.3% above last year. (Source

Fake Brinks security guard makes off with $162,000 from an Aeropostale store in Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Florida. Posing as a Brinks security guard on Nov. 26th at 9:46 a.m. he made off with the deposits and hasn't been caught. (Source

Miami leads the nation in identity theft and Florida is the #1 state as well. The Sunshine State is running away with the title, too. Florida had twice as many complaints as 43 other states in 2011 and triple the complaints of more than two thirds of the rest of the country. (Source

Wine connoisseur turns out to be counterfeiter and fools everyone even his partner after being arrested selling $1.3 million in counterfeit wine. For years 35 yr. old Rudy Kurniawan was involved in the wine world with serious connoisseurs and even going into business with one and opening the Wine Hotel, a retail and storage facility in Los Angeles in 2008. No one knew he was selling old rare bottles with counterfeit wine. (Source

Biometric Market Forecast to 2014 - a new market research report released by One of the world's fastest growing technologies that has revolutionized business security and is being widely accepted and adopted in various civil and commercial applications, including Point of Sale, ATMs, and border security passports and customer ID. Companies are coming up with automated biometric software or systems which help reduce costs and offer enhanced intelligence with automated features. Our in-depth report covers the prevalent market trends and presents the future scenario of the biometric market in different verticals, applications, and regions. E-commerce, financial services, and retail are set to emerge as the significant segments for biometrics vendors. The report is $1,500 for a single user. (Source

Obama administration asks Attorney General to reconstitute task force to monitor gasoline and diesel prices in 360 cities to prevent fraud and price manipulation, according to Bloomberg. (Source

Submitted by Joe Fryar, CPP

Director of Security and Loss Prevention, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
Member of Food Marketing (FMI) Instituteís Asset Protection Council

March 12, 2012 Food Marketing Asset Protection Conference update

The second day of FMIís Asset Protection Conference opened to a full auditorium of asset protection professionals. The 25% increase in attendance was evident over the 2011 conference. This is the 3rd year that FMI has combined the Risk, Insurance and Safety Management conference with the previously separate Loss Prevention conference. The combining of the two separate conferences into one has shown to be a success. This is apparent as one looks at the diverse mix of professional talent from each area. The vast pool of knowledge increases the opportunity to build relationships with individuals possessing different skill sets.

The dayís activities were kicked off by J.H. Campbell, Jr., President and CEO of Associated Grocers, Inc. (LA). Mr. Campbell shared valuable information with the attendees reinforcing that character and reputation are a vital part of the professional skill set. Mr. Campbell shared some very relevant information, including the statement that "right is right, even if nobody is right; and wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong."

The dayís activities progressed with general sessions, breakout sessions and round table discussions, dealing with topics such as: The Importance of Public and Private Partnerships, A Practical Guide to Reducing Material Handling Injuries, Audits, Data Security, Fuel Fraud, Claims and Insurance, as well as an array of other educational topics.

In addition, the attendees were given the opportunity to spend time in the vendor court area and peruse the booths for the latest products and programs, to assist them in their quest to protect their organizationís assets.



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Asset Protection Conference

March 11-14, 2012
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Washington State Organized Retail Crime Alliance (WSORCA)

Annual Training Conference
October 18, 2012

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2012 International Organization of Black Security Executives

Spring Conference
April 18-20
Chicago, IL

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2012 Retail
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September 12, 2012
International Centre



Retail Fraud 2012

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Novotel West, London

April 19, 2012

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Northern Michigan University, located in Michiganís incredible Upper Peninsula, offers one of the only baccalaureate loss prevention management programs in the United States. It is offered completely online and accepts up to 92 transfer credits. An affordable investment into a dynamic and growing profession.

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eBay Investigation Leads to Criminal Indictment

eBay Global Asset Protection investigators support of federal law enforcement investigation leads to indictment of former Marine. The recently retired Marine based in central California has been indicted on charges of lying to the government in a scheme to sell military equipment to international buyers. Federal prosecutors say 41-year-old was arrested at his home on Monday. An indictment returned by a grand jury alleges that four times the suspect lied on customs forms, saying he was shipping camera equipment when he was sending laser filters that are used with military night vision goggles. The filters are classified as munitions and cannot be exported without a license. eBay has recently been recognized as having strong detection & prevention filters and rules around listings of firearms on its marketplace site. Click here for full article.

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The NRF LP Leaders 3 Part Series -- March 12th - 14th          InstaKey, Cita Doyle -- March 15th          Bass Security -- March 19th          LAAORCA Leaders -- March 20th - 22th          USS -- March 26th          LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -- March 27th - 30th

LPNN - One New Session to be Filmed

"The First Six Months" series - with Mark Stinde, Vice President of Asset Protection for 7-Eleven convenience stores, "Now You're there - What do you do and how do you measure it?
Having led the Loss Prevention efforts at Sears Full Line stores, Circuit City and now 7-Eleven, with their 7,750 stores in the U.S. and Canada, and having just recently been promoted to the Vice President level shows how Mark's strategy and contributions have successfully added value to his organization. In this 4 part series we'll detail his past successes and missed opportunities at the senior level at each organization and deep dive into his "First Six Month" strategies and show you the viewer how he approaches his new position, measures his progress, and meets his goals. And hopefully - how he over comes the road blocks and obstacles that pop up whenever a new executive comes in and is trying to facilitate change - the beast that many executives resist. As an added bonus we'll be able to look at how one manages the closure of a national retailer, the Circuit City story, all the while delivering Best in Class shrinkage results. This will be a truly educational episode and with his personality we can assure you it'll be fun as well. Filming in June.

Part Two:  The NRF Leaders - 3 part series
Filmed during the NRF's Big Show in NYC in January. This three-part episode includes Rich Mellor, VP of LP for the NRF; Joe LaRocca - Senior Asset Protection Advisor for the NRF; and Gary Johnson, VP of LP for Vitamin Shoppe and current Chairperson for the LP Advisory Council for the NRF.

This series is truly about educating and informing the Loss Prevention community as a whole about the NRF's LP efforts and how over the years they've developed the largest LP show in North America. Over the last 25 years the conference has grown from 400 attendees to over 3,000 and is supported by an LP Advisory council comprised of 28 senior Loss Prevention executives. These executives volunteer their time to work on various industry issues and spend a considerable amount of time coordinating and managing their annual Loss Prevention Conference held every June. Their 10 Loss Prevention committees cover a wide range of industry initiatives and efforts and help steer the direction of the LP industry.

As part of our commitment of "educating today for growth tomorrow" we're pleased to provide you with this series as every Loss Prevention executive from the single unit world all the way up to the senior roles should be aware of the National Retail Federation's Loss Prevention efforts.

We hope you enjoy this 3 part series. Here is part two.


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Dale Bass & Joe Mignone
March 20th - 22nd LAAORCA Leaders - Three part series -
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March 26th Universal Surveillance Systems -
Rod Holm and Greg Saputo
March 27th - 30th LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -
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ORC nic "myotherjob" eBay seller gets 1 year and one day in federal prison The professional shoplifter and "prolific booster" who hit Safeway over 105 times throughout Oregon and Safeway last year goes to federal prison. Just between January 2011 and July 2011, he pocketed $43,200, which represented a retail loss of at least $73,700, according to a court document. He's accused of pocketing merchandise from stores up and down the I-5 corridor, from Kelso and Longview, Wash., to Corvallis and Springfield, and averaged $10,000 a month in online sales of the stolen goods. The sentencing is the culmination of a seven-month joint investigation by the FBI, retail investigators for Safeway and Target, and Woodburn police. The federal case reveals the extensive problem retailers have combating large-scale theft, with professional thieves moving from state to state and striking multiple retailers. The annual loss to retailers nationwide is estimated at $30 billion. U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman ordered Weismiller to turn himself into authorities by April 26. He'll face three years of supervised release after completing his prison sentence, and must pay $20,961.97 in restitution. (Source

One member of the "Park Criminal Enterprise" headquartered in Bergen County, N.J., that obtained, brokered, and sold identity documents to customers for the purpose of committing credit card fraud, bank fraud, and tax fraud was sentenced to 41 months in prison yesterday. Ko was arrested on September 16, 2010, in a coordinated law enforcement takedown of 53 individuals in connection with widespread, sophisticated identity theft and fraud, including 43 other individuals charged along with Ko with participating in one large-scale criminal enterprise. Ko admitted that in or around February 2010, she and her co-conspirators fraudulently obtained credit cards from Macyís, Bloomingdaleís, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Citibank, Chase, Bank of America, and HSBC, among others. Ko and her co-conspirators used these fraudulently obtained credit cards to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise. (Source

ORC? - Two Maryland men were arrested Saturday after fleeing a Kohlís store in Exton carrying two Dyson vacuum cleaners valued at $1,200. Police are wondering if they've hit any of your stores? Steven Lee Cuniff, 40, of Perryville, Md., and James Joseph Quinn IV, 24, of Port Deposit, Md., were arrested by West Whiteland, PA., police. Further investigation revealed the suspects may be responsible for a similar theft in West Whiteland earlier this month as well as a theft from a Kohlís store in Newark, Del. The men have extensive criminal records, and each admitted to stealing merchandise to support a heroin habit, according to police. Investigators say they will be checking with other law enforcement agencies throughout the region to determine whether Cuniff and Quinn may be responsible for thefts elsewhere. (Source

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In 2011 we received 20 fantastic, thought-provoking Thought Challenge articles submitted by our peers and awarded Pedro Ramos $5,000 for his first-place contribution, "Are things really that bad?" while Sharon Dindal and Paul McGinley won $2,500 and $1,000 respectively for second and third place. This year, the program continues and we are looking to hear what you are passionate about and trying to stimulate thought and debate among the Daily readers.

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Scot Lee was promoted to Regional VP, Ohio Market for Burlington Coat Factory.

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Confident Leadership, Outside the Comfort Zone By definition, change requires individuals to take on a host of new roles and responsibilities. For even the most seasoned leaders, guiding an organization through uncharted waters can be an immensely challenging task. (The most daunting challenge)
5 Easy Ways to Feel More Confident You must believe in yourself as a leader before anyone else will take you seriously. But what if it doesn't come naturally? Can you train yourself to believe in your ultimate success? This article may be geared more towards entrepreneurs, but the advice can benefit everyone in any work field! (Become "unreasonable")
What We Can Learn About Leadership from March Madness With March Madness starting tonight, it seems a good time to reflect on some unique management lessons that basketball can teach us. (Pay attention to more than your brackets)

Just Lin, Baby! 10 Lessons Jeremy Lin can Teach Us
Yesterday was all about Peyton Manning. Today it's all about Jeremy Lin. Lin-sanity has swept up the NBA over the last week. Now it seems the phenomenon has gone worldwide. What can we all learn from this young man, and how can we apply these same lessons to our own lives? (#8 will please your coworkers)

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Accepting criticism and feedback is probably one of the hardest things to do, especially if it's unexpected or from an individual or group that's not really informed well enough to offer constructive criticism. Coming from our superiors or clients, criticism and feedback can truly be valuable and help mold the path a person needs to take in changing or modifying behavior and improving relationships. It all boils down to whether or not you're willing to accept it and really hear what they're saying or not saying. It's human nature to automatically respond defensively and rationalize what you're hearing, thus avoiding having to own it. However, the wise person learns to listen and force themselves not to respond other than to acknowledge that they heard it.

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