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April 18, 2011

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Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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April 20, 2011
Georgia Retail Association ORC Symposium
Atlanta, GA

NRF-Investigators' Network Meetings
McLean, VA April 20
Houston, TX April 21
Dallas, TX April 28

April 28, 2011
2011 Great Central U.S. Shakeout
AL, AK, GA, IL, KY, MO, MS, SC, TN

April 28, 2011
Retail Council of New York ORC Conference Albany, NY

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



 





October 4-6, 2011

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV




 




 




 

 

Tracey French was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for The Body Shop, North America.

Ritz Camera eliminated the Loss Prevention department last week and was in part due to: rapidly rising costs, ongoing supply chain issues connected to the Japan disaster and the uncertain national economic climate.

HMV Canada eliminated the Director of Loss Prevention position last week due to their financial issues and HMV's uncertainty as an ongoing business worldwide.

Federal prosecutors Friday charged 11 people including the founders of the nation's three largest online poker sites with bank fraud, money laundering and illegal gambling offenses as part of a criminal scheme to trick or bribe banks to assure the flow of billions in illegal gambling profits shortly after the airing of the TV show that publicized what these sites were doing.  (Source crainsnewyork.com)

Not knowing a microphone was left open Friday night at a fundraiser in Chicago, President Obama said the governments IT "is horrible" and it's that way "across the board: at the Pentagon, Homeland Security, the agencies."  One reporter tweeted "Obama said he thought that as president, he'd have some "cool phones and stuff" in the Oval Office, but now he says "we can't get our phones to work!"  (Source csoonline.com)

The press across the country is picking up the news on the increasing ORC problem in the U.S. with an article appearing today in the Minnesota CBS paper about the Target and Supervalu effort that was running in other papers last week around the country.  This should help fuel the new Federal legislation hopefully.  (Source cbslocal.com)

Small ORC ring arrested Friday in Dayton, Ohio, that had been hitting local Malls with "booster bags."  (Source whiotv.com)

E-book sales in February take first place for the first time, over all other forms of books and hits $90.3 million -- a 202% increase over February 2010.  (Source cnn.com)


"The Retail Fraud Survey in the UK, commissioned by Retail Knowledge and conducted by Martec International, says that almost 60% of loss prevention executives believe there will be an increase in theft by consumers and retail staff as people steal for 'need rather than greed' due to the effects of the weak economy.   Martec interviewed the UK's leading 100 retailers to find out the scale of current fraud threats and the preventative measures the retailers had put in place to mitigate those threats.  The report found that the biggest area of loss for retailers was shoplifting or external stock theft (34%), followed by employee theft (26% of respondents). Internal cash theft represented 10%. It also discovered that there was low investment in fraud management systems with the majority of retailers (64%) not using them. Furthermore, return goods fraud was found to be on the increase."  (Source theretailbulletin.com)


Grainger 1Q reports revenue up 13% with net income up 59%.

The Supreme Court allows a disabled man to sue Chipotle Mexican Grill for having counters too high even after a Federal judge thru out his suit after finding out he had sued dozens of other places for access violations and dropped the suits after receiving cash settlements.  The Supreme Court ruled you can't use his litigation history against him.  (Source Associated Press)

A "whistleblower" will receive $2.65 million for bringing the case of CVS's overbilling of Medicaid to the attention of the Department of Justice.  CVS ran into trouble with Medicaid programs in 10 states when it overbilled the government, according to the Justice Department and has agreed to pay $17.5 million to resolve claims.  (Source Reuters.com)


"It has been a game of executive musical chairs in the retail industry since the beginning of the New Year," with more then two dozen C level changes in the executive ranks at publically held retailers since the beginning of the year.  During the recession retailers "stood on the sidelines" not wanting to make changes at the top and now they're making up for lost time.  (Source thestreet.com)


With the NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo Tuesday night Dallas Cowboys Stadium Networking Reception & Dinner function, hosted by The Zellman Group and Bluedot, open to all, it will be the biggest NRF LP function held outside of the convention facility ever!  Register Today!

 

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

 

eBay Inc. Agrees to Acquire Turkey’s Largest On-Line Marketplace

eBay Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire "GittiGidiyor," the leading online marketplace in Turkey. Launched in 2001, GittiGidiyor has more than 6.4 million registered users and the business model is complementary to eBay's. Doug McCallum, SRVP eBay Europe, said: "We knew when we acquired a stake in GittiGidiyor that we were buying into an excellent business in an exciting ecommerce market. Serkan Borancili, Chairman GittiGidiyor's added "Becoming an eBay company is a source of great pride for GittiGidiyor," "By being fully part of eBay, we can accelerate our development, benefit from world class best practices and consolidate our leadership position in one of Europe's fastest growing ecommerce markets." (Click here for article.)


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Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory AL, MS, TN Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory AR, LA, OK Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory Metro NY, NJ and CT Region Burlington Coat Factory
Regional Loss Prevention Mgr Burlington Coat Factory San Antonio Region Burlington Coat Factory
Corporate LP Mgr Confidential NYC, NY Downing & Downing
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.
Director of Investigations Confidential Dallas, TX 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

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening

Company

Location

Origination

Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Kahului, HI Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Lancaster, CA Indeed
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Family Dollar Must Sit in North Carolina Indeed
Mgr, EHS Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Cleveland, OH Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Rego Park, NY CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's State Street Chicago, IL Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Oakland Troy, MI Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Springfield Mall Springfield, VA Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Northwoods Peoria, IL Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Nanuet Mall Nanuet, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's White Plains, NY Macy's
Asset Protection Mgr SFA Stores Beverly Hills, CA Juju
AP Business Partner Target New York Target
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart/Sam's Club Roseville, CA Wal-Mart
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Poughkeepsie Poughkeepsie, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA Macy's
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Detroit, MI The Home Depot
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Camden, SC Lowes
Loss Prevention Mgr Lamps Plus Chatsworth, CA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Louisville, KY Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr J. Crew San Antonio, TX SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr Fashion Jobs Today Texas SimplyHired
Regional LP Mgr CVS Pharmacy Chicago, IL Juju
Loss Prevention Mgr Belk Monroe, NC LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Long Island, NY LPJobs
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JC Penney Louisville, KY LPJobs
Asset Protection Coach Kmart Corporation Macon, GA LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Ft. Myers, FL LPJobs
 

Tracey French was promoted to Director of Loss Prevention for The Body Shop, North America.
Norm Reznik named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Duckwall-Alco.

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Excerpts from an article entitled "Set expectations for a successful security career"

"For most security professionals -- especially those in more technical and operational roles -- the daily grind is a series of interruptions punctuated with the occasional crisis (or appearance of a crisis).  The result is a state of constant reaction.  Many wear this as a badge of courage -- a demonstration of importance and the ability to operate in a "harsh, demanding" environment.   The reality is that operating in a constant state of reaction is a failure to manage expectations -- not just for others, but also on us. It leads to frustration for everyone involved and often results in derailed or failed efforts.

Always reacting leads to fatigue, frustration and burnout.  Worse, it complicates the ability to manage risk more effectively, hampers the ability to build a robust security program and hurts the opportunity to grow a strong and successful security career.  Consider the role expectations play in performance and satisfaction -- ours as well as others. If we are not realistic on our expectations for ourselves, we are less likely to be successful with others. 

"There is a distinction between reacting and responding."

A must read article! (Source csoonline.com)

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