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March 18, 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 announces another 28 stores to be closed on top of the 200 initially announced.  Earlier this week, they also announced an additional 70 stores on top of the 200 that had been selected from a list of 140 additional "bubble stores."  So is today's 28 further cuts into the group of "bubble stores"?  (Source

Ross Stores 4Q reports same store sales up 4% with revenue up 8.4%

Marshalls opens its first three Canadian stores in Ontario this week and is boosting its 8,000 pairs of shoes and taking up almost one-third of the space in each store as the compelling reason to shop there.  And so the Canadian push begins.  This company's growth in Canada alone, if they reach their projections, will bring well over 100 new LP jobs to the market.  (Source

A lawsuit filed this week in California claims Walgreens is unlawfully selling medical information gleaned from patient prescriptions to data mining companies who resell it to pharmaceutical companies for marketing purposes.  The practice allows drugmakers to target physicians considered high-volume prescribers and those most willing to prescribe new medications.  On Monday, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Health and Welfare Fund filed a class action in Pennsylvania court against CVS Pharmacy for allegedly selling customer's private information to Eli Lilly and Co, Merck, AstraZeneca and Bayer.  While a number of states have already declared that the practice of selling prescription information does not violate medical privacy and confidentiality laws, the focus of the latest suits are now on "unlawful business practices" in that the information belongs to the patient and not the pharmacy and it also blames the practice for driving up medical costs by perpetuating the sales of high-priced brand drugs instead of cheaper generic alternatives.  Should corporate America keep our personal medical history private or be allowed to sell the information, profit from our illnesses, and arm the pharmaceutical companies with more information to increase their sales at our expense.  (Source

International retailer H&M temporarily closes 9 of its 10 Japan stores, all located in the Tokyo region, because employees are concerned about the nuclear crisis.  H&M is taking a "wait and see" stance.  They've also postponed another store planned to open Saturday.  (Source Associated Press)

e-book sales jumped in January and surpassed purchases of hardcovers and mass market paperbacks according to a new survey by The Association of American Publishers.  e-sales more than doubled over last year from $32.4 million in Jan. 2010 to $69.9 million in Jan 2011.  Last year, e-books had 8% to 9% of the total market and is expected to rise to 12% to 15% this year.  (Source Associated Press) 

The world's biggest maker of data storage computers and a premier security vendor, EMC Corp said in a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission that RSA, their security division, was a victim of a sophisticated computer attack and that the intruders compromised a widely used technology for preventing computer break-ins.  The incident is a rare public acknowledgement by a security company that its internal anti-hacking technologies have been hacked. It is especially troubling because the technology sold by EMC's security division, RSA, plays an important role in making sure unauthorized people aren't allowed to log into heavily guarded networks.  The potential fallout could be widespread and have "tremendous repercussions" as RSA'a SecurID is used by the military, governments, various banks, medical facilities and health insurance companies.  (Source Associated Press)

The economy may indeed be getting better with manufacturers adding 190,000 jobs over the past year, the highest total since 1998.  Private companies adding 220,000 jobs in February, the most in a year, and unemployment falling to 8.9% an almost full percentage point drop since December -- the steepest three-month decline since 1983.  (Source Associated Press)

Due to the severity of Japanís tragic events the NRF has scheduled a second webinar that will provide you with the opportunity to get involved with the Federal Emergency Management Associationís (FEMA) National Level Exercise that will simulate a full-scale test on federal, state, community, and private sector crisis plans based on a catastrophic earthquake even in the United States. 
Register today to participate.

NLE Public Website

NLE Overview

NLE Webinar Presentation Hosted by NRF on 1/27/11


Upcoming event!
Southeastern ORC Conference
Sponsored by the Georgia Retail Association
Loss Prevention Council
April 20, 2011
AmericasMart, Atlanta, GA


eBay and PayPal Users Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Victims

eBay and PayPal have set up a charity directory page that allows members to contribute to support relief efforts for victims of the recent Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. To date, over $620,000 has been raised by the eBay Giving Works and over $350,000 has been raised by PayPal community in donations. All donations made to nonprofits involved in the eBay Giving Works campaign for Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief will be covered by eBay through April 10th. You can help rebuild the lives of people affected by this and other disasters by supporting these relief organizations.  Click here for full article

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Job Opening




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

Job Opening




Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond Long Island, NY Bed Bath & Beyond
Loss Prevention Mgr Price Chopper Wilkes Barre, PA
Mgr, Safety, Medical & LP Electro-Motive Diesel La Grange, IL Electro-Motive Diesel
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Newport News, VA Sears Holdings Corp
Mgr, Compliance & Loss Mgt Safeguard Properties Valley View, OH Indeed
District Loss Prevention Mgr TJX Companies Fort Walton Beach, FL TJX
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Long Island, NY Indeed
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Charming Shoppes Kansas City, MO Charming Shoppes
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr (fashion industry employer) New York, NY Indeed
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JC Penney Chicago, IL JC Penney
Loss Prevention Mgr Aerotek (environmental) Fort Wayne, IN Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Louisville, KY SimplyHired
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Opelousas, LA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Hesperia, CA LPJobs
Director of Loss Prevention Mattress Firm, Inc. Houston, TX LPJobs
Physical Security Services Mgr Tuesday Morning, Inc. Dallas, TX LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Louisiana, LA LPJobs

Tameka McCray was promoted to Regional Asset Protection Manager for Toys R Us.

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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 client's, 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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Gus Downing

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