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Art Silva
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was named Director Store Operations for J.Crew. Prior to joining J.Crew Art worked for Esprit as their VP, Head of Operations for just over a year. Art also worked for Ann Taylor for about eight years in several roles with the last one as their Director of Loss Prevention. Congrats Art!
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was promoted to Senior Manager Global Security & Compliance for Charming Shoppes. Prior to his promotion Ted was a RLPM for a year and a half for Charming Shoppes. Before that he worked as a RLPM for GNC for six years, and for Virgin Entertainment Group for almost three years. Ted was also a Regional Manager of Special Investigations at Macy's East for about a year and a half. Congrats Ted!


Video: texting scam"Smishing" the new texting scam on your cell from a retail store saying you've won a gift card - Yes it happened and it used Best Buy's name and it's hitting the Heartland. Itís called "Smishing" and itís an identity theft scam similar to "Phishing", which uses emails to trick people into giving up their personal information but it's used in text messages. Criminals are targeting shoppers at retail stores who fill out the survey at the bottom of their receipt for a chance to win a gift certificate. They use random generated texts to make you feel like you won big. They then send it out and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Best Buy is aware of the scam and has information on their website on what to do if you do receive a text. Their corporate office also sent us this response. "Best Buy continues to pursue the individuals and entities responsible for using Best Buyís trademark without authorization. We share the frustration of our customers, and are taking efforts that will put an end to this unauthorized use." The fraudulent text messages are not just targeting Best Buy shoppers. Weíve also received complaints about messages claiming to be from Wal-mart and Starbucks. (Source wowt.com)
 

Video Saved the Convenience Store Forward-thinking retail executives recognize the opportunity to leverage existing technologies, such as video devices, to extend the value of collected data to not only ensure efficiency across the retail environment, but also increase profitability. By leveraging collected video to identify patterns of behavior by both customers and employees, convenience store executives are empowered to make better business decisions to enhance the in-store experience, gain a competitive edge and increase profitability. An article by Kim Warne, Tyco Retail Solutions. (Source csnews.com)


Ascena Retail (Dress Barn-Justice-Maurices) buying Charming Shoppes for $890M Charming also runs Fashion Bug, Catherines Plus Sizes and the direct marketing business Figi's. It launched a strategic and financial company review in December. At that time it said that it hoped to sell its Fashion Bug operations so it could concentrate on Lane Bryant stores, which offers women's clothing in sizes 14 through 28. It did not mention an outright sale of the company at the time. Charming, based in Bensalem, PA runs more than 1,800 stores nationwide. All told, Ascena operates more than 2,500 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Its Dressbarn and Maurices stores offer clothing for young and older women, while Justice caters to tween girls ages 7 to 14. (Source newsok.com)

Payless, Stride Rite shoes parent Collective Brands Inc. acquired for $1.32 billion They agreed to an offer from a group including Hush Puppies owner Wolverine Worldwide Inc. and private investment firms Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital. (Source oregonlive.com)

Sears Holdings to spin off Outlet, Hometown and Hardware stores into one new company with 1,240 smaller-format called Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. Spinning them off into one company allows Edward Lambert to raise $400 to $500 million in a public offering while at the same time increasing his hedge funds ownership in the new company actually more so than what they own now. Only in America! But this is a one time shot. Of interesting note is that the executive running Hometown stores - Will Powel is a former Loss Prevention executive and has done a great job, according to sources, at running their Hometown division. (Source retailingtoday.com)

Finish Line adding as many as 327 jobs at Indy HQ by 2015 Finish Line operates more than 640 stores in malls across the country and an online sales website. It currently has more than 11,000 employees, with 700 at its Indianapolis headquarters. Business must be good! (Source Associated Press)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to pay $4.8M in unpaid overtime to former managers and "certain security personnel." The Labor Department said the company improperly considered the workers to be exempt from overtime pay. Wal-Mart spokesman Greg Rossiter said the company took the allegations seriously when they were first raised in 2007 and immediately corrected the way it classified the employees. Nancy Leppink, head of the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division, said she hoped the case would put other employers on notice that they can't avoid paying overtime by improperly classifying their workers as exempt. (Source wjla.com)

NYC pension funds intends to vote against 5 Wal-Mart directors standing for election at next months annual shareholder meeting citing recent reports of bribery and a cover-up in Mexico "Wal-Mart presents itself as a leader in corporate ethics, but it is clear that the companyís leadership does not practice what it preaches," John Liu, New York City comptroller, said in a statement. "The bribery allegations are damaging, but reports of a widespread cover-up, involving Wal-Martís top executives, could have even more devastating consequences. Time and again our pension funds have approached Wal-Martís board with serious concerns about its practices in the U.S. and abroad and received only empty reassurances. This board has failed its shareholders." This will be a very interesting shareholders meeting. (Source supermarketnews.com)

Thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters fanned out across New York City Tuesday with 50 arrested But the following was well short of what they wanted. The demonstrations were bolstered by some large city labor unions, which obtained permits for the protest but didn't support organizers' call for a general strike. As many as 6,000 people were in Union Square in the afternoon, before marching to the Financial District. The marches led the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reroute several buses and temporarily bypass two stops on the J line in Lower Manhattan. Traffic was halted on many streets. But otherwise city life went on normally, with most people going to work and school. (Source wsj.com)

May Day demonstrations turned violent in Seattle yesterday with protestors smashing stores and automobile windows and police recovering homemade incendiary devices. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn issued an emergency order Tuesday, allowing police to confiscate items that could be used as weapons. Police arrested at least a dozen people throughout the day, as hundreds marched through downtown. (Source Associated Press)

Chicago rolls out NATO Summit Communications Center for Businesses for upcoming May 20-21 Summit. Chicago's host committee for the NATO summit on Tuesday launched a business communications center to provide security and traffic updates to area enterprises, some of which are feeling jittery. Arnette Heintze, chief executive of Hillard Heintze, the firm advising the host committee on business security, told restaurant association members that anyone advising people to stay away from downtown is lacking information. His company's web site, www.hillardheintze.com, today added two links that allow businesses and residents to register for updates. Businesses will be able to get alerts via text messages, emails, twitter or the security company's web site, while residents' will be referred to NotifyChicago, the city's information service. Businesses also can call 312-742-1699 with questions. Further details on security perimeters and transit changes will be shared closer to the summit. (Source hispanicbusiness.com)

Hermes Wins $100 Million Damages From 34 Counterfeit Websites U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in New York ruled the sites, which didn't defend themselves in court, sold items that infringed upon at least nine Hermes products including Birkin and Kelly handbags, wallets, watches, belts and jewelry. The online sale of counterfeit clothes, bags and jewelry costs luxury goods makers about $30 billion a year, Tiffany & Co. and other retailers claimed in a U.S. lawsuit. (Source sfgate.com)

Video: Top ICE figure pleads guilty in brazen $600G scamTop U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official (ICE), Acting Director of Intelligence, and at least 5 other ICE employees scammed expense accounts for over $1.7M. In a brazen criminal scheme to defraud taxpayers, one of the highest-ranking officials in the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to helping embezzle $600,000 from the federal government. Rollerson allegedly created false receipts from hotels like the local Marriott, while Woosley approved their fraudulent expense reports and charged each employee a kick-back fee for half the amount. Sources inside ICE tell Fox News the scam represents total breakdown of oversight within the agency, especially given the periodic background checks and financial examinations given to agents working within the sensitive Office of Intelligence. (Source foxnews.com)

Anonymous Hackers Deface International Police Association Website With around 400,000 members worldwide, IPA is the largest association designed to serve the interests of police officers. (Source softpedia.com)

Flashback gang could be making $10K a day off hundreds of thousands of infected Macs "Click fraud" describes campaigns where large numbers of people are silently redirected to online ads not normally served by the site the user is viewing. The criminals receive kickbacks from the sometimes legitimate, sometimes shady intermediaries for each ad clicked. What a way to make a living - click fraud - can't be easier than that. (Source computerworld.com)

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Detailed notebook of stolen items making it easy on Murrieta,CA Police. Kohl's, Marshall's, Sports Chalet, Ross, Staples, Walmart, Target, Lowes and Home Depot will have the detailed notes of a shoplifting group to thank for information and recovery of their merchandise. The car driven by the ringleader had several thousands of dollars in merchandise as well as over 100 gift cards. To assist in keeping track of the stolen inventory, a notebook was kept indicating who stole the item, from where and when, so each thief would get their proper share of the profits. (source pe.com)

Ex-Associate at Polo Ralph Lauren Outlet in Ohio ordered to pay $24,000 in restitution. Morris will be given five years to repay her debt plus court costs after pleading guilty to grand theft for offering her friends 95% discounts on items at the store. The accomplices would purchase items at a deep discount, and then later return the items to the store for a full cash refund at the original retail price. (source auroraadvocate.com)

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14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin
About Getting What You Want In Life
 

Benjamin Franklin was a man of action. Over his lifetime, his curiosity and passion fueled a diverse range of interests. He was a writer (often using a pseudonym), publisher, diplomat, inventor and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. His inventions included the lightning rod, bifocals and the Franklin stove. Franklin was responsible for establishing the first public library, organizing fire fighters in Philadelphia, was one of the early supporters of mutual insurance and crossed the Atlantic eight times. Self-development was a constant endeavor throughout his incredible life.

Benjamin Franklin was clearly a man who knew how to get things done.

Here are 14 action-inducing lessons from him:

Less Talk, More Action

"Well done is better than well said."
Talk is cheap. Talking about a project won't get it completed. We all know people who constantly talk about the things they are going to do but rarely ever take that first step. Eventually people begin to question their credibility. Taking action and seeing the task through to completion is the only way to get the job done.

Donít Procrastinate

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today."
This is probably one of the first quotes I remember hearing as a teenager. With an impressive list of achievements to his credit, Benjamin Franklin was not a man hung up on procrastination. He was a man with clear measurable goals who worked hard to turn his vision into reality. What are you putting off till tomorrow that could make a difference in your life today?

Be Prepared

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
You need a plan to accomplish your goals. Charging in without giving any thought to the end result and how to achieve it, is a sure way to fall flat on your face. Think like a boy scout. Have a realistic plan of attack and a systematic approach for getting where you need to be.

Donít Fight Change

"When you're finished changing, you're finished."
Whilst many of us donít like change, others thrive on it. Either way change is inevitable. The stronger we fight against it, the more time and energy it consumes. Give up the fight. Focus on proactively making positive changes, instead of having change merely thrust upon you. Wherever possible, try to view change as a positive instead of a negative.

Get Moving

"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move."
Thereís a reason we use the expression, movers and shakers. Movers are the ones who take action, the people who get things done, while the immovable are sitting around scratching their heads wondering how others could possibly be so successful. Which group do you want to belong to?

Avoid Busywork

"Never confuse motion with action."
We are always running around doing things. We rush from one meeting or event to the next, sometimes without achieving a great deal. At the end of the day, how much of our busywork are we proud of? How much of that running around improves anyoneís life (including ours) for the better? Make your motion mean something.

Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out."
If we fear making mistakes, we become scared to try new things. Fear leaves us nestled in our comfort zone. Staying in your comfort zone rarely leads to greatness. Taking risks and giving yourself permission to make mistakes, will ultimately lead you to whatever your version of success may be.

Act Quickly on Opportunities

"To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."
Opportunities are everywhere. The trick is being quick enough and smart enough to seize them when they arise. Instead of jumping to the conclusion that something wonít work or canít be done, allow yourself the freedom to ask what if?

Continue to Grow

"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
We all have vices of some description. The key is to keep them under control or preferably eradicate them entirely. Be kind to those around you, whether they are neighbors, family, co-workers or friends. Never accept that you have finished growing as a person.

Keep Going

"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
Have you ever looked at a successful entrepreneur or business person and thought how lucky they are? Most of the time, luck has nothing to do with it. Hard work and sacrifice on the other hand have everything to do with it. Successful people deal with failure. They tackle their demons head on. They pick themselves up and keep going.

Know Yourself

"There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self."
Understanding ourselves is not easy. Sometimes we just donít want to see ourselves for who we really are. Itís much easier to hold onto a romanticized version of ourselves or to simply view ourselves through other peopleís eyes. Start by being brutally honest with yourself. Follow through with understanding, compassion and acceptance.

Donít Self-Sabotage

"Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?"
We spend so much time worrying about other people hurting us, yet fail to comprehend the damage we inflict on ourselves. If you are using negative self-talk, lying to yourself or indulging in addictive behavior you are self-sabotaging. Life can dish up enough challenges without us adding to the mix. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself like you would a best friend.

Donít Give Up

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."
Achieving our goals can be downright exhausting. There will be days when you want to give up. There will be times when your energy levels flatline and you wonder why you bother getting out of bed. Yet you push forward, day after day because you believe in yourself and you have the determination and strength to back up that belief.

Wise Up

"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late."
Benjamin was definitely onto something with this one. Who hasnít had the thought - I wish I could know then, what I know now? Unfortunately there is no time machine; there is no going back. The key is to wise up as early as you can to start forging a life of purpose, achievement and happiness.
 

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Leadership Lessons For New Managers From An Old Generation In this article are 17 brief bullet points from a textbook appendix titled "General Douglas MacArthur's Principles of Leadership." While the language of his leadership principles may be old-fashioned, there's something in their simplicity. (They may be military-flavored)

Just How Powerful Are You?
The gateways of power have changed. Or have they? When you look around, you will see a culture that honors being prepared, doing the right things to get ahead, and achieving more and more. Our culture also honors fancy titles and brand affiliations. (Who are you?)
 

Prepping For a Meeting? Know Your "Opponent" Josh Wolfe, cofounder and managing partner of Lux Capital, says that many people overlook two important strategies when preparing for a big meeting. Here's what you may be missing. (We're not talking battles)

Great Strategic Leaders Always Think Twice
Most people let old ideas influence current decisions. But true strategic thinkers interpret situations from many angles and come up with better solutions. Every time. Uncertainty can be scary, but what's even scarier is how insidious the human mind can be in the face of uncertainty. (3 is the magic number)
 

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Asking for advice is a great thing and we all need it from time to time merely because as the old adage goes we're too close to the trees to see the forest. However, the key is who you ask for it and what are their agendas, because we all have them and even well intentioned advice can be swayed by an individuals need or desire to accomplish their objectives. Advice is the easiest thing to give and the hardest thing to practice. But getting a second opinion is always good. You've just got to realize that we're all just humans and even the best advice givers and mentors are influenced by their own needs.

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