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March 23, 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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April 1, 2011
NRF National Level Exercise Webinar
2:00 p.m. Eastern

April 10-12, 2011
Global Supply Chain Summit
Columbus, OH

April 20, 2011
Georgia Retail Association ORC Symposium
Atlanta, GA

April 20, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
McLean, VA

April 21, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
Houston, TX

April 27, 2011
Retail Council of New York ORC Symposium
Albany, NY

April 28, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
Dallas, TX

May 3, 2011
LP Professional Development Call, hosted by the women in LP Caucus
2:00 p.m. Eastern

May 3-4, 2011
NRF LP Legislative Committee Meeting
Washington, DC

May 16-19, 2011
National Level Exercise


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






Jim D'Arcy was promoted to Director of Asset Protection for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood Icon and the face of many retail campaigns dies at 79. (Source:

Wal-Mart sex-bias suit could be landmark case
Supreme Court to hear case next week, outcome could affect millions of women. The court hears arguments on March 29 in a lawsuit against the world's largest retailer for allegedly giving women less pay and fewer promotions at 3,400 U.S. stores since late 1998. (Source:

Retail M&A: 21 Possible Deals in 2011
Retail Analyst predicting the next round of possible mergers and acquisition. (Source:

Retail Meat Prices Rise 9.2 Percent in February
While many variables contribute to the price of any food item, the soaring cost of corn due to ethanol production is one underlying factor that is driving up not only meat and poultry prices, but other food prices as well. (Source:

Walgreen Co. Reports 17.6 Percent Increase
Walgreen Co. announced record earnings and sales for the second quarter and first half of fiscal year 2011. Net earnings per diluted share for the quarter ended Feb. 28 increased 17.6 percent to 80 cents, compared with 68 cents per diluted share in the year-ago quarter. (Source:

Sprint cries foul over planned AT&T, T-Mobile mega-merger
Sprint believes the deal would stifle competition and potentially hurt its profitability. Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. mobile service, already faces tough competition from its two bigger rivals, AT&T and Verizon Wireless. The combination of AT&T and T-Mobile USA, the No. 4 U.S. operator, would leapfrog Verizon Wireless as market leader. (Source:

California ORC shoplifter sentenced to 2 years
A shoplifter who stole $300,000 worth of merchandise from Ross stores across the county is now paying the price.  (Source:

Polish Retail Sales Growth Quickens In February
Retail sales jumped an annual 12.2 percent after a 5.8 percent increase in January, while Poland's jobless rate rose to a year-high of 13.2 percent in February. (Source:

Cyber crooks see huge opportunity In Japan's Tragedy
Hackers are setting up phony Japan disaster domains that are actually secret phishing sites. They look real, but these bogus sites, with the aid of aggressively targeted spam messages, are swindling computer users out of money and vital personal and confidential information that they would ordinarily never share, such as their credit card and PIN numbers. (Source:

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


eBay Global Investigators Support Law Enforcement on Major Fraud Rings

eBay investigators around the world, including on-site personnel in North America, Europe and Romania, assisted local & federal law enforcement agencies with smashing major fraud rings based in Romania, but operating in South Florida. In recent years, South Florida has become a hub for middlemen working for Romanian crime syndicates that post vehicles and other big-ticket items on auction sites in hopes of duping American bargain hunters. At least 23 people have been charged with participating in schemes, most accused of picking up wire transfers using bogus identities. Romania, a former Soviet satellite state, has become well known as a base for Internet scams. There are no official estimates of how many Americans have been victimized by these groups, but a member of one fraud ring acknowledged in court that he oversaw about 180 money pickups - many in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties - that took in nearly $481,000 in a year. Click here for 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




Analyst, Emergency Planning & Disaster Recovery Giant Eagle Pittsburgh, PA Giant Eagle
Asset Protection Mgr E-Loan New York, NY Juju
AP Business Partner Target Honolulu, HI Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Clementon, NJ Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Cartersville, GA Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Columbus, OH Lowes
Mgr, Physical/Personnel Security Scotiabank Group Toronto, ON, CA Workopolis
Sr Mgr, Intelligence/Risk Analysis Scotiabank Group Toronto, ON, CA Workopolis
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Roebuck and Co. Orlando, FL CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Populus Group Fort Wayne, IN SimplyHired

Jim D'Arcy was promoted to Director of Asset Protection for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company.

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