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April 26, 2011

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FRIDAY FOCUS
Coming this Friday:
Doug Marker
Vice President, LP, Risk and Audit,
Michael Stores, Inc.

Coming May 6
:
Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team






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NOW UNDERWAY:
University of Florida
Security Research Project


Sr. LP Executives can email rhollin@ufl.edu for NRSS Survey


 




Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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NRF-Investigators' Network Meetings
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




 




 




 

 

Research firm ComScore said U.S. e-commerce sales totaled $227.6 billion last year while U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement valued the 2010 global counterfeit market at $600 billion.  Fashion firms are finding the internet is now the primary source for counterfeit goods and sites selling fakes and it's growing rapidly.  According to Valerie Salembier, Harper's Bazaar senior vice president and publisher, about 80% of counterfeits are sold online and "Counterfeiting supports child labor, most of all, terrorism and drug cartels."  Great article about the legal trends and the uphill battle every brand is facing, with prosecuting third parties such as internet search providers becoming a popular and successful avenue.  (Source blogspot.com)

Clarification: The 2010 National Retails Security Survey "Questionnaire" only, has been sent out to senior Loss Prevention executives throughout the United States and, should any senior not have received one, please contact Richard Hollinger, Ph. D. at rhollin@ufl.edu.

Bloomingdales is opening three Bloomingdale Outlet stores in the fall in Florida, Mass., and Illinois which, after opening 4 this past fall in 3 states, will bring it to 7 total.  This new concept takes Macy's into the outlet business.  (Source blogspot.com)

A new McAfee survey of 200 IT security executives in the critical infrastructure field across 14 countries found that 80% have experienced a "large scale attack" while 25% had been victims of extortion attempts.  With 40% believing vulnerability has increased, 30% believe their company is not prepared for a cyberattack and 40% expect a major cyberattack within the next year.  (Source csoonline.com)

A Philadelphia "Ban the Box" law that prohibits covered employers from inquiring about applicants' criminal histories until after the first interview was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter this week.  Employers cannot "make any inquiry regarding or require any person to disclose or reveal any criminal convictions during the application process."  "The application process," as defined by the Ordinance, begins at the time an individual inquires about employment and ends when the employer has accepted that individual's employment application.   For those of you operating stores in Philadelphia, this is a must read.  (Source natlawreview.com)  Thanks to Ken Rayca, Dir. of LP for Liz Claiborne, for providing the news.

The kidnapped son of Moscow-based Kaspersky security software, Ivan Kaspersky, was returned by his captors for a reported $4 million ransom.  (Source csoonline.com)

Seattle police are investigating a group of criminals known as "wardrivers" who they say have been cruising around town in a black Mercedes stealing credit card data by tapping into wireless networks belonging to area businesses. 
(Source csoonline.com)

Radio Shack 1Q same store sales down 0.6% with revenue up 2.1%

Three Stop & Shop grocery stores in Boston will launch a software app from ModivMedia that allows customers with iPhones to scan grocery items and add them to an electronic shopping cart that when checking out relays the information to the register and speeds up the checkout process.  (Source retailingtoday.com)

New York City is trying to pass a new bill that could send shoppers who buy fakes to jail for a month or pay a $1,000 fine.  Councilwoman, Margaret Chin, says she's tired of cheapskate tourists and Big Apple residents flooding the city in search of fake designer merchandise and will introduce a bill this Thursday.  With five co-sponsors and lots of support from her colleagues, this could pass.  "We don't want to be known as the place to come to get counterfeit goods," said Councilwoman Chin, whose Chinatown district is ground zero for counterfeiters. "It's a very big problem. People are still coming, and the industry is growing, and we have to stop the demand. We need people to know that they are feeding this demand."  (Source myfoxny.com)

Barnes & Noble adds an application store and an email program to its Nook Color e-reader making this device more like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.  This will keep Barnes & Noble in the game long term.  (Source thestate.com)

Identity theft ring of 16 indicted last week in Philadelphia that used the money gained from their scheme to go on shopping sprees at high-end stores and casinos.  (Source bizjournals.com)

All over the world authorities are cracking down on counterfeit goods with Istanbul police raiding 137 stores Sunday in the Grand Bazaar and arresting over 90 people including three leaders and four public workers and confiscating sacks of counterfeit goods.  Earlier raids failed due to tip-offs from public employees.  After those failures, police wire-tapped particular public workers at the courthouse and some store owners which led to Sunday's successful raid and arrest of 4 public workers.  (Source hurriyetdailynews.com)


Upcoming event!
NRF-Investigators' Network Meetings
Dallas, TX April 28

 

eBay announces the following promotions:

Mike Rou
Betty Toy
Christa Large
Mark Magnier
Tim Fagan

Chad Williams

Senior Manager, Global Asset Protection
Manager Special Investigations, Global Asset Protection - North America
Supervisor, Global Asset Protection - Europe
Senior Investigator, Global Asset Protection - Europe
Senior Investigator, Global Asset Protection - Europe

Investigator Global Asset Protection North America
"Continuing to build the Team that best serves the Industry!"  

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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/Sears Calumet City, IL Sears Holdings Corp
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Raleigh, NC Sears Holdings Corp
Director LP Analytics Job Amerigroup Virginia Beach, VA HospitalDreamJobs
Dir, Retail LP/Safety/Security Columbia Sportswear Portland, OR RetailGigs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Springfield, IL Indeed
Divisional Mgr of AP Comex Group Englewood, CO CareerBuilder
Loss Prevention Mgr Rite Aid New Orleans, LA LPJobs
District Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Corporation Greenbelt, MD LPJobs
Loss Prevention/Safety Mgr Navy Exchange Virginia Beach, VA LPJobs
Divisional Loss Prevention Mgr Asset Protection Assoc. Atlanta, GA LPJobs
Divisional Loss Prevention Mgr Asset Protection Assoc. Phoenix, AZ LPJobs
Divisional Loss Prevention Mgr Asset Protection Assoc. New Orleans, LA LPJobs
Divisional Loss Prevention Mgr Asset Protection Assoc. Albuquerque, NM LPJobs
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Companies, Inc. Fort Smith, AR Lowes
 

Mark Miller has been named Sr. Loss Prevention Representative for The Disney Stores.

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Developing your verbal skills and focusing on your specific word usage to convey messages is incredibly important for any successful executive.  However, developing your ability to listen and hear what they're saying is just as important and in some cases may be even more so.  It's great to be able to articulate in a manner that shows your subject matter expertise, but it's even better if you can mold it and change it on a dime based on what you're hearing and seeing.  And if your too busy talking, you may just miss the entire conversation and say something that doesn't even fit.  Active listening requires focus and attention and, as Abraham Lincoln said, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Just a Thought
Gus Downing

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