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March 25, 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






L.L. Bean first brick-and-mortar to drop shipping charges
Move could spark other retailers in competitive sector to do away with fees. Effective today, the outdoors and clothing retailer joins in offering year-round, no-strings-attached free shipping, going against the grain in an industry accustomed to selective free shipping offers, particularly around the holidays, and sometimes tied to minimum purchases or vanity credit cards. (Source:

Starbucks hoping to grow grocery business 10X

Starbucks is hoping to plan of increasing its market share at grocery stores and retail outlets to one day rival its traditional coffee shop business. (Source:

HMV looking into sale of Waterstone's book chain and Canadian business
Billionaire Russian businessman Alexander Mamut has been linked with a bid for Waterstone’s, with the imminent IPO of his mobile phone retail business Euroset.  (Source:

Postal Service to cut 7,500 jobs, close 2000 offices
Declining volume of mail, staff costs and private-sector competition necessitate moves. The agency said the job cuts and office closings would save about $750 million per year. (Source:

Talbot's and Charming Shoppes reported better than expected 4th Quarter results
Talbot's still posted an overall loss for the quarter, but less then the Wall Street forecast. Talbot's also announced an accelerated store closure plan. It will now shutter between 90 and 100 stores and consolidate or downsize about 15 to 20 stores over the next two years.  (Source:

Retail Executive Moves of 2011
So far in 2011, there have been more than two dozen changes in the executive ranks at publicly-held retailers. (Source:

Advance Auto Parts Stock Hits New 52-Week High. (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:

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

eBay Investigators' Assistance on Tracking Stolen Virtual Gaming Chips Leads to Jail Sentence

eBay investigators conducted extensive research of internal systemic resources supporting law enforcement investigation into billions of stolen virtual gaming chips which led to a two-year jail sentence for the suspect. It was back in early February that we first heard about Ashley Mitchell, a 29-year-old chap from the U.K. who hacked into Zynga Poker servers and stole billions of virtual poker chips worth a handsome $12 million. He pleaded guilty to four counts of "converting criminal property" and one count of "securing unauthorized access to a computer with intent to commit an offense," and claimed he was struggling with a gambling addiction that had cost him nearly $5000 on various online games. Zynga Poker is an online version of Texas Hold 'Em. Somehow, he found his way into the game's system and came out with 400 billion virtual poker chips, valued at $12 million. Before getting caught, he sold a third of the stolen chips at a steep discount and earned $85,700. 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




Regional Loss Prevention Mgr AutoZone Cleveland, OH Juju
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Corporation Cleveland, OH Indeed
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's Corporation Detroit, MI Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon Breinigsville, PA Indeed
Loss Prevention Project Mgr Amazon Seattle, WA Monster
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Corporate Svcs Meriden, CT Indeed
Director, Loss Prevention JoAnn Stores, Inc. Hudson, OH Monster
LP/Safety Consultant Energi Holdings, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Monster
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Jacksonville, FL WorkInRetail
Regional LP Mgr-Midwest Charming Shoppes, Inc. 1) Saint Louis, MO
2) Kansas City, MO
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Greenbelt, MD LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Nashua, NH LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Oklahoma City, OH LPJobs
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Kohl's O'Fallon, MO Kohl's

None to report.

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The new frontier -- e-commerce and online data security represents the #1 growth jobs in the world for Security Practitioners!

If you aren't involved or just not educated about e-commerce and online security, then there's no time like  the present to get started and get involved. This is the new frontier and, as an industry, it represents the most growth opportunities worldwide in our field. Certainly, there are experts in the field, but becoming one yourself or at least becoming a practitioner and understanding that business will pay dividends and increase your value exponentially. Being able to add it to your resume will have an incredible impact long term. But it does require a lot of effort and commitment and we'd strongly recommend taking classes and getting involved in this new frontier!

Good Luck,
Gus Downing

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