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Shaun Gilfoy, CFI was named Director of Loss Prevention for BevMo! BevMo! is the leading alcoholic beverage-lifestyle specialty retailer in the western United States and among the largest in the country. With 115 stores, typically 10,000 square feet. Before joining BevMo!, Shaun worked with Gap Inc. for eight years. He worked as the Regional Loss Prevention Manager at both Gap and Old Navy, the Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Old Navy, and the Sr. Manager of Loss Prevention Strategy for Old Navy. He has also held Loss Prevention manager positions at Anchor Blue Retail Group and Broadway Department Stores. Congrats Shaun!




$8.4 million in (25,000) counterfeit handbags seized by customs at Port of Seattle and last week 8,000 fake designer purses. The fake handbags that arrived last week are being held as evidence, but they'll all eventually be destroyed. 20 tons of cargo moves thru the Port of Seattle every day and US Customs and Border Protection officers are charged with monitoring the cargo for terrorist threats and counterfeit goods. (Source komonews.com)


Michael Kors set to more than double its North American store fleet to 400 stores. And more than quadruple to 1,000-plus its department-store boutiques. Bryan Kling their Director of LP just added a corporate loss prevention executive and their early success has been very strong. (Source bloomberg.com)

Mike Limauro, Vice President of Asset Protection for Weis Markets re-engineers the LP effort Since joining Weis Markets last year Mike has basically re-engineered the entire LP effort and recruited a strong team to help grow this organization. With the company doing well financially and growing, their LP team is well positioned to make a significant contribution. With their emphasis on integrating the LP effort seamlessly throughout the company they've been able to increase their impact. And with having two seasoned and very strong regional loss prevention directors - Rob Wynn and Chris DeTray - they'll be able to develop their district level loss prevention executives extremely well.

Designers Re-Team with eBay for 'You Can’t Fake Fashion’ Campaign Counterfeit bags, be gone! More than 75 top designers are teaming up with eBay (again) for the second "You Can’t Fake Fashion" campaign, which raises awareness about the negative impact of faux designer goods. John Varvatos, Yigal Azrouël, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg and Nicole Miller are just some of the big names involved with the project; each were tasked with taking a basic muslin tote (with the phrase "You Can’t Fake Fashion" printed across the front in green) and putting his or her personal stamp on it. The totes go on sale today at fashionvault.ebay.com; each will have a "Buy It Now" price of $200 (last year, they went in minutes!). If you’re in the market for something a little less pricey, you can grab a standard "You Can’t Fake Fashion" satchel or bucket tote for just $45, too. All proceeds benefit the CFDA Foundation. (Source peoplestylewatch.com)

Amazon is about to get a New Jersey sales tax exemption until July 1, 2013 if it invests $130 million in a distribution center there and creates 1,500 full-time jobs. Amazon has similar deals in other states including Virginia, Indiana and Tennessee. The real issue will be if the exemptions are extended after July 1, 2013. With Amazon's rapid expansion and permanent facilities in so many states how will they avoid paying sales tax after all the exemptions expire? Interesting thing to watch long term because a year isn't very long at all. They are creating jobs but basically taking dollars away from the brick and mortar retailers long term. So inevitably the states will need to recover those lost sales taxes they were getting from the brick and mortars. (Source internetretailer.com)

Male customer who streamed pornography to several "smart TVs" on display in a Best Buy store in Greenville, S.C. turns himself in after seeing himself on surveillance video on the news. Greenville police said that they have gotten calls from national news organizations because the crime is a new one only possible because of recent developments in technology. This is a new development that mandates a loss prevention response. (Source wyff4.com)

Platinum Protection, an alarm company, whose two former startup capital investors 6 yrs ago and who are now being charged by the SEC for running a $220 million Ponzi scheme, just laid off most of its employees and Monitronics has filed suit against them for $2 million for bad accounts and loss of revenue. Monitronics, one of the nation’s largest home security alarm monitoring companies, wants to take possession of 6,255 accounts it says that Platinum still has in house as collateral. As of early this week, Monitronics was asking a judge to issue an emergency restraining order to help it secure the accounts because it contends those customers can’t be receiving proper service with virtually no staff left at Platinum and no one answering the phones. (Source securitysystemsnews.com)

Job seeker asked for his Facebook username and password In their efforts to vet applicants, some companies and government agencies are going beyond merely glancing at a person's social networking profiles and instead asking to log in as the user to have a look around. Questions have been raised about the legality of the practice, which is also the focus of proposed legislation in Illinois and Maryland that would forbid public agencies from asking for access to social networks. Companies that don't ask for passwords have taken other steps — such as asking applicants to friend human resource managers or to log in to a company computer during an interview. Once employed, some workers have been required to sign non-disparagement agreements that ban them from talking negatively about an employer on social media. Asking for a candidate's password is more prevalent among public agencies, especially those seeking to fill law enforcement positions such as police officers or 911 dispatchers. (Source Associated Press)

The Daily's Special Thanks goes out to Joe Fryar, CPP, Director of Security and Loss Prevention, K-Va-T Food Stores, Inc., for his daily coverage of last week's FMI Asset Protection Conference. Thanks Joe!

Quarterly Same Store Sales Results

Tiffany up 5% with revenue up 7.8%
 

 

 











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2012 International Organization of Black Security Executives

Spring Conference
April 18-20
Chicago, IL

Click here
for more details.
 





2012 Retail
Loss Prevention
Conference

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September 12, 2012
International Centre

Contact
events@retailcouncil.org
 



Retail Fraud 2012

Largest Retail Fraud & LP conference in Europe

Novotel West, London

April 19, 2012

Click here for details
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NRF 2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Effective Crowd Management Guidelines

Education Awareness on Personal Safety
Full Report

Return Fraud Survey
Full Report

 



 



Watch for our article the day after each event!


Washington State Organized Retail Crime Alliance (WSORCA)

Annual Training Conference
October 18, 2012


To register visit:
www.wsorca.org
 







Northern Michigan University, located in Michigan’s 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.

Learn more here
 




 

LAAORCA Leaders -- Coming this week          USS -- March 26th          LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -- March 27th - 30th


LPNN's "External Business Partners Series"

This series is dedicated to educating and informing each reader about the various solution providers in North America that make it possible for you to provide your company with the resources you need to develop, build, and deliver your Loss Prevention services. As you progress in your career you'll find that these companies and executives, who are dedicated and committed to the Loss Prevention industry, play a vital role in the success of your program. They're an extension of your team and the relationships you build with them are critical. They also provide a wealth of information and knowledge that can help add value to your company, your department, and most importantly to you, the Loss Prevention executives of North America. This series is dedicated to bringing you these executives, their companies, and their knowledge.


A Key Ingredient to Your Success
Learning about your
External Business Partners Series

Bass Security Services, Inc.
Dale Bass, President and CEO &
Joe Mignone, Vice President Sales and Marketing


Meet Dale Bass and Joe Mignone, the two leaders of Bass Security and learn about their organization, their history, and their focus on customer service. With over 30 years of experience and dramatic growth, including the acquisition of The Girtman Group, they're well positioned to be a One Point Contact dedicated to all aspects of mechanical and electronic security.

 



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Coming this week!    LAAORCA Leaders - Four part series -
Joe LaRocca, Captain Bill Williams, Det. Kent Oda, George Torres
March 26th Universal Surveillance Systems -
Rod Holm and Greg Saputo
March 27th - 30th LAAORCA Session - Retail LP & AP; So, what do we do? -
Suni Shamapande
 

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Prince George, MD police department 's special enforcement division (ORC) says they started seeing the Tide "liquid gold" organized schemes last fall and made significant arrests and now are seeing evidence it's starting again and "It's a national trend." Lt. Brady Pyle attributes the cleanup of Tide theft suspects to the department’s new Organized Retail Crime Unit, which formed in 2011 to tackle Tide thefts and similar cases for household items such as razors and baby formula. He said they’re not going after isolated retail shoplifting incidents, but rather looking at entire criminal operations so suspects can be better prosecuted. Following the police department’s initial investigation mainly conducted in November, police arrested and charged 18 suspects, most from Capitol Heights, for being involved in stealing large quantities of Tide detergent and either selling them to individuals or small, locally owned stores. He said there are now roughly 12 more individuals police are targeting and looking to indict to dampen signs of a potential new wave of Tide thefts. Pyle said. “And we found they’re selling to mom and pop stores — nail salons, barber shops — whoever thinks they can turn a buck off of buying it.” Craig Muckle, a spokesman for Safeway’s eastern division in Lanham, said after noticing the trend he has been speaking with Safeway representatives on the West Coast who say they are experiencing widespread thefts as well. (Source gazette.net)




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Excerpts from GAO-11-675:  Efforts to Combat Organized Retail Crime

The U.S. Government Accountability Office ORC report June 2011

Law Enforcement Agencies Collaborate with Retailers to Investigate ORC, and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Improve ORC Case Tracking

Federal Efforts: Although state and local law enforcement are generally responsible for investigating ORC crimes in conjunction with retailers, federal agencies may become involved in major ORC cases that involve a multistate or transnational component. While ORC itself is not a federal crime, it can be comprised of a variety of underlying crimes that can fall under the jurisdiction of multiple federal agencies. As noted previously, the FBI and ICE are the principal federal agencies addressing a range of ORC-related crimes, including interstate transportation of stolen property, money laundering, fraud activities, and aiding and abetting of those crimes, but others may also be involved depending on the case specifics, including investigators with the USSS, Postal Service, and the IRS, among others. Consistent with previous testimony, officials from the three federal agencies we spoke with stated that existing federal authorities and criminal statutes are generally sufficient to target ORC-related activities and groups.

Federal entities typically become aware of ongoing ORC investigations when retail or state and local partners flag these cases for potential federal involvement, or when participating in other collaborative law enforcement efforts, such as task forces. Although officials with FBI and ICE routinely conduct outreach to ORC stakeholders and participate in loss prevention conferences, combating ORC is not an identified mission priority for any of the federal agencies we interviewed, and none has specific resources dedicated to conducting these investigations. This is, in part, because other types of cases are often larger or present a more specific threat to homeland security, such as in the case of terrorism or illegal immigration. In addition, although ORC stakeholders have cited potential links between ORC and terrorism, officials from the federal agencies we interviewed were unable to identify any ORC cases with any specific links to terrorism-related activities or financing. Consequently, decisions to initiate federal ORC investigations are largely conducted on a case-by-case basis, weighing the potential scope and financial impact of the case with other investigative priorities. Retail and law enforcement stakeholders we interviewed also cited factors inherent to ORC investigations that they consider when deciding whether an investigation merits the involvement of federal agencies:

• Federal ORC cases are particularly time and cost intensive, often taking several years and potentially requiring $100,000 or more of retail merchandise to use as evidence. An FBI official responsible for coordinating ORC investigations and a retail stakeholder similarly noted that major ORC cases routinely require extensive undercover and buyback operations to successfully build a case up to the highest levels of an organization.
• Although no specific federal financial threshold exists, stakeholders we interviewed collectively estimated that the value of merchandise stolen required for federal agencies to consider an ORC case ranged from $100,000 to $1 million, depending on the jurisdiction. Officials with FBI and ICE also estimated $100,000 as a likely starting point to pursue federal prosecution, but stated they may review cases with a smaller dollar value of merchandise stolen if it appears that the cases may increase in size or can be connected to other crimes.
(Source gao.gov)

 

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USS Charity Golf Sponsorship

To support the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children



June 19, 2012
TPC Louisiana
Avondale, LA


 

Universal Surveillance Systems and The USS Foundation is very excited to be hosting the Fourth Annual USS charity golf event on June 19, 2012, to benefit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

We would like to invite your company to become a sponsor at the event, and enjoy the day with us out on the golf course, along with NRF Loss Prevention conference attendees. This event presents a unique opportunity for you to spend a full 18 holes of golf with a member of the LP community. You will be guaranteed one-on-one time with retail loss prevention professionals as each foursome will consist of only 1 sponsor vendor player and we will do our best to accommodate any requests you have to spend time with a specific retailer.

Your participation also helps support NCMEC to prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and to assist victims of abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity and register your sponsorship today!

USS Charity Golf - Sponsorship Opportunities

GOLD SPONSORSHIP - $5,000
- 4 Banners positioned for Maximum Exposure, Plaque
- Your Logo on Breakfast, Luncheon, and Beverage Station Posters
- Your Logo and Event Partnership Recognition in Event Program
- Includes 8 Greens Fees(4 from your company/4 guests - non vendors)
- Includes Hole Sponsor

SILVER SPONSORSHIP - $2,500
- Your Logo on all Welcome and Directional Signage
- Your Logo and Event Partnership Recognition in Event Program
- Includes 6 Greens Fees (3 from your company/3 guests - non vendors)

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - $1,000
- Your Logo on all Welcome and Directional Signage
- Your Logo and Sponsorship Recognition in Event Program
- Includes 4 Greens Fees (2 from your company/2 guests - non vendors)

LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIP - $2,500
- Includes All Bronze Level Benefits
- Hosts the Luncheon and Awards Events

BREAKFAST SPONSORSHIP - $2,000
- Includes All Bronze Level Benefits
- Hosts the Breakfast Event

BEVERAGE CART SPONSORSHIP - $1,000
- Man the Beverage Cart with Your Staff
- Your Logo on Beverage Cart and Placeholders
- Includes 1 green fee

HOST A HOLE - $250
- Your Logo Sign on One Hole
- Your Choice of Available Hole(s)

CART SIGNAGE - Per Cart - $150
- Your Logo on one Sign/Cart

If you have any questions regarding this charity event, please contact Rod Holm, VP Global Sales. 800-488-9097
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
 

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LP XBR Analyst Urban Outfitters, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Account Program Coordinator Vector Security Northern New Jersey Vector Security
Zone Asset Protection Mgr 7-Eleven, Inc Multiple 7-Eleven, Inc
Zone AP Specialist 7-Eleven, Inc Multiple 7-Eleven, Inc
Asset Protection Manager Walmart Multiple Walmart

Director of Loss Prevention

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Downing & Downing

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Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Dallas, TX Downing & Downing

National Account Sales Mgr

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Chicago, IL

Downing & Downing

Asset Protection Manager

The Home Depot

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Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Salem, OR The Home Depot
Regional LP Director Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing

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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

District LP Mgr Kmart West Babylon, NY Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Winter Garden, FL Sears Holdings Corp.
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Jonesboro, AR Sears Holdings Corp.
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Henderson, NV Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Albuquerque, NM Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Cedar Rapids, IA Lowe's
Dept Mgr Store LP & Safety Lowe's Naples, FL Lowe's
Asset Protection Mgr Sam's Club Cheyenne, WY Walmart
District LP Mgr Victoria's Secret New York, NY Limited Brands
District AP Mgr Sports Authority Homestead, FL Sports Authority
Regional Investigations Mgr TJMaxx New York, NY The TJX Companies, Inc.


 

Shaun Gilfoy, CFI was named Director of Loss Prevention for BevMo!.
Elisha Toy, CFI was promoted to Regional Director of Loss Prevention for Kohl's Department Stores.
Denny Jenner was promoted to Regional Loss Prevention Director for Kohl's Department Stores.
Kirt Lovett was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for CVS Caremark Corp.
 

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15 Ways to Be More Productive Wish your employees could be just a little more productive? Wish you, yourself, could turn it up a notch? Here are 15 lessons from America's most productive CEOs on how to increase productivity in your workplace. (Do you have an A, B, and C list?)

The Words That Are Killing Your Productivity What's the key to productivity? It turns out that you should have learned it in high school English class. In case you didn't pay attention that day, read on. If you want to get more done, then you need to stop using this time-sucking class of words.
(Hint: One of them is in the headline)
 
6 Things That Will Make Your Office a Better Place to Work It may be a high-class problem, but many companies are so focused on getting the job done that they never really take the time to invest in the place where that actually happens. (#3 is common sense)

Get Ahead With a Mentor Who Scares You Sometimes tough love is hard, both to give and to receive. However sometimes a mentor's tough tactics can bring out the best in their mentees. Even if it hurts, that tough love can help you become a better worker.
(Take a page from American Idol)
 

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Sometimes when you're moving so fast and dealing with the mistakes of the day, the frustration levels peak and one can tend to forget that sometimes you've just got to stop, listen and take a breath and maybe talk to a friend about it all. If it's a good friend, they'll bring you back into focus and make sure you don't react too aggressively and make the mistakes even worst. There aren't many friends like that nor ones that you can absolutely trust. But if you've got a couple, make sure you thank them as well for taking the time.

Just a Thought,
Gus Downing

 

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