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March 24, 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
Register Here

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






Walgreen to spend about $429M for
The acquisition will add about 60,000 products to Walgreen's online offerings, and the company says it will significantly speed up its online strategy. (Source:

Wal-Mart opens East Coast office
Rosalind Brewer, President of Wal-Mart East and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart U.S., will manage 1,600 stores in 20 cities from the new office based in Atlanta.  (Source:

Barnes & Noble said to be likely to end search without buyer
Although the negotiations are not public, reports of private-equity firms and strategic bidders have backed away from the auction. Interest from at least seven potential buyers waned after the first round of bidding.  (Source:

Best Buy 4Q , 16% decline in net income -- restructuring international operations
The focus has been restructuring its international operations, particularly in China, and cutting costs in its U.S. supply chain. Weak sales of newest technology, the 3-D televisions, have not caught on with the average consumer. (Source:

Britain's High Street bracing for continuing slow sales
The data show weakness in almost every category of retailing with the exception of non-store retailing, generally internet sales and fuel. Sales volume in February fell nearly 1 percent following below-average performance in January as well. (Source:

Indonesia retail sales seen growing up to 20 pct in 2011
Southeast Asia will see a 20 percent increase in retail outlets. Indonesia's Matahari scrapped a plan to sell its hypermarket business in January, but says it is keen to expand aggressively and dislodge Carrefour as the country's number one superstore operator. (Source:

Lindsay Lohan turns down plea deal in jewelry theft case
Actress will now go to trial; a preliminary hearing is set for April 22. (Source:

Video store owner admits to ORC theft, will serve 7 years in state prison
Thieves came to know Dover Video as a place where they could sell their stolen goods, authorities said. Members of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and other law enforcement agencies hauled out more than 1,000 cardboard boxes that contained everything from within the store. (Source:

Florida man using his own barcode stickers, targeting new DVD's. (Source:

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

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 Family Dollar Baton Route, LA Indeed
Area Loss Prevention Mgr FL/GA Family Dollar Jacksonville, FL Indeed
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch St. Louis, MO Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Montgomery North Wales, PA Macy's
District Loss Prevention Mgr City Market Denver, CO SimplyHired
Mgr Investigations and Analytics 7-11 Dallas, TX 7-11
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond San Francisco, CA Bed Bath & Beyond
District Loss Prevention Mgr Gap Inc. Miami, FL Indeed
Regional Supply Chain AP Mgr The Home Depot Cincinnati, OH The Home Depot
Regional Supply Chain AP Mgr The Home Depot Chicago, IL The Home Depot
Director of LP-Golf Galaxy Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh, PA Dick's Sporting Goods

None to report.

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When you think you've got your job mastered, think again. That's usually when something bad happens in one's career or company. If you reach that point, and most everyone does, it's time to reevaluate everything you're doing. Go on the hunt for new technology, new ideas, rewrite your program, take a fresh look at every aspect of your department.  Maybe even bring in a consultant you don't know or have ties to, someone who will challenge you and debate with you and won't be there to merely confirm what you're doing and agree with your approach. But someone who will test you and force you to grow, someone who you may even be uncomfortable with. Get out of your comfort zone and have some fun!

Good Luck because Iíve been there!
Gus Downing

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