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March 15, 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.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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March 30-31, 2011
RILA Disaster Recovery & Preparedness Committee Meeting
Washington, DC



October 4-6, 2011
CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV






Borders to close another 75 stores on top of the initial 200.  These 75 stores come from a group of 140 "bubble stores" that had been indentified for possible closing.  Interestingly enough, there has been no formal word whether or not Borders has secured the other half of the funding requirement they needed to continue operations.  (Source

Gas station "skimming" is a growing problem in San Francisco according to Tom Flattery, the deputy district attorney in that area.  Two were arrested recently having installed skimmers in six gas stations.  (Source

According to LifeLock, Florida is the number 1 state for identity theft with 22,000 cases reported in 2009.  (Source

Safeway to open 26 new stores and remodel 30 this year at a cost of $1 billion.  Last year, they opened 14 and remodeled 660 at a cost of $800 million.  (Source

Southeastern ORC Conference - April 20th, 2011 - America's Mart - Atlanta GA SAVE THE DATE!

Sponsored by the Georgia Retail Association's Loss Prevention Council, the Southeastern Organized Retail Crime Conference will build on the success of the passage of the Georgia Smash and Grab Act by providing Law Enforcement and Loss Prevention organizations with the necessary tools to fight retail crime. There is no cost for Law Enforcement Professionals and POST Certification credits will be given for attendance. If your business is a member of the Georgia Retail Association, the cost for the Conference is $25.00 per attendee and for Non-GRA members, the cost is $35.00 per attendee.  Guest speakers including Joe LaRocca from the National Retail Federation and members of the Secret Service and FBI will provide insight into current trends in fighting organized retail crime. Vendor partners are also encouraged to attend the vendor trade show which will be held in conjunction with the conference.

For further info on attendee registration and vendor participation go to: or contact Shelly Stephens at

DSW 4Q reports same store sales up 14.9% with revenue up 16%
Brown Shoe 4Q reports revenue up 7%
Williams-Sonoma 4Q reports same store sales up 5.2% with revenue up 10%

There were 26,000 counterfeit mobile phones seized and 3.001 people arrested in China's 5-month-old crackdown on product piracy.  (Source

Blockbuster Video is eliminating the Director of Loss Prevention role.

Party City has not yet announced their new Director of Loss Prevention who will be managing the third party Loss Prevention outsource provider.

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Asset Protection Investigator e-Bay, Inc. San Jose, CA e-Bay
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

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

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Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Grand Rapids, MN Wal-Mart
District Loss Prevention Mgr City Market Denver, CO Kroger
Loss Prevention Mgr HEB Victoria, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's White Plains, NY Bloomingdale's
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Deptford, NJ Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Pueblo, CO Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr United Supermarkets Lubbock, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Buffalo, NY Indeed
Director LP Retail Services Confidential Posting Fort Worth, TX SimplyHired
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp High Point, NC LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Phoenix, AZ LPJobs
Area Asset Protection Mgr Pep Boys San Diego, CA LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Chesapeake, VA Lowes
Director, E-Commerce Anna's Linens Costa Mesa, CA Anna's Linens
LP/Operations Mgr The Paradies Shops Salt Lake City, UT LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Aventura, FL LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Ollie's Bargain Outlet Richmond, VA Monster

Richard Rabuck was promoted to Market Asset Protection Manager for Wal-Mart.
Jim Gogol was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Barnes & Noble.

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Having strong relationships with your business partners is critical if you're to be successful.  Regardless of how good you are at your job, without strong relationships your value decreases significantly and in some cases almost disappears.  Developing those relationships can be extremely difficult because at times they're driven by factors outside of your control, by personal likes and dislikes, by personal agendas, by your own successes and failures, and by your own approach to each individual.  Relationships are the absolute key to success and they should drive most of what you do each and every day.  Viewing your business partners as "internal customers" might help in this daily task that so many take lightly.  By applying the same customer service principles one would use with an external customer to your internal customer, or your business partner, you might find surprising results.

Good Luck
Gus Downing

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