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May 3, 2011

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Coming May 13:
Doug Marker
Vice President, LP, Risk and Audit,
Michael Stores, Inc.

Coming May 20
Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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University of Florida
Security Research Project

Sr. LP Executives can email for NRSS Survey


Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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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

May 11-13, 2011
International Anticounterfeiting Coalition
2011 Annual Spring Conference

The St. Regis
San Francisco

August 7-10, 2011
National Food Service Security Council
32nd Annual Meeting

Hyatt Grand Champion
Indian Wells, CA

October 4-6, 2011

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





Tom Culotta was named Director of Safety and Risk Management for Burlington Coat Factory and will be reporting to Jim Connolly, Sr. VP of Asset Protection.  Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rowan University and a MBA in Management from Rutgers University.

In response to last week's storms, Target donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross and $75,000 in product and relief kits.  On Saturday afternoon, Target team members and other volunteers helped distribute 5,000 relief kits between two Target stores in Tuscaloosa and Bessemer, Alabama.  (Source

Sony has called the FBI for help into its PlayStation data breach as they could not say with certainty that the credit card information had been leaked or not.  (Source

Borders continues its losses as they lose more than $50 million in February and March.  Stores revenue fell 28% in February and March as well.  How much longer?  (Source

Target is in court in Canada to win the exclusive right to use its name and try to stop Canadian merchant Isaac Benitah from using it in his 15 stores called Target Apparel which is a small part of Benitah's 300-store chain.  They've been fighting for over a decade about it and Benitah has been opening stores "more rapidly" since Target's announcement.  Benitah even uses a bulls-eye design in his new advertisements and is looking for more real estate to expand Target Apparel.  Benitah bought the name in 2001 from the now defunct retailer Dylex Ltd., but didn't use it immediately.  The legal battle has been going on for some time and it'll be interesting to see what happens.  Some think Benitah is merely doing it for the pay off as he's already asked for $225 million in damages in one case.  (Source

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) is currently rolling out facial recognition software at each of the 27 gaming facilities in Ontario to detect "self excluders" -- people who have voluntarily entered a self-exclusion program designed to help people with gambling addictions.  This program will check the face of ever person who enters an Ontario gaming establishment against a database of known self-excluders.  The evolution of facial recognition coming to a store near you soon.  (Source

Consumers continue to share their personal data regardless of all the hackers and large data breaches, with one expert even saying "We are clearly schizophrenic about this technology," said Jim Dempsey, an expert on Internet privacy at the Center for Democracy & Technology. "We love it, we use it, we expect it to work, and we've woven it into our daily lives, professionally, socially and personally. But we really don't trust it, and we do get upset when our data is lost or stolen."  But people are turning anything off when there's a breach.  (Source Associated Press)

Sony said yesterday that hackers may have gotten an additional 24.6 million users account information on top of last week's 77 million.  (Source Associated Press)

Using social network sites in pre-employment background checks may, in fact, get an employer into legal trouble as it relates to "providing an employer with information relating to an employee being in a protected category for which the employer cannot base its employment decisions."  Also, "under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), an employer cannot use this information, which essentially constitutes a consumer report, without providing written notice to the candidate, obtaining consent and obtaining the information from a credit reporting agency that uses reasonable means to obtain the information and verify its accuracy."  Just surfing the net may violate the FCRA according to some experts due to the employer violating the terms and conditions of social media sites by using the information for purposes other than as authorized, such as hiring decisions.  (Source

Eye Care Centers of America will be announcing their first Director of Loss Prevention soon.

The news article sweeping the nation the last few weeks about ORC and Targets and Supervalu's efforts ran today in Tacoma, Washington.  This is the most circulated article about ORC probably in history.  Certainly an indication of its severity and popularity as it relates to readership.  (Source

Hackers are already all over the Bin Laden's death as an opportunity to try and dupe people into clicking on malicious links.  Remember, if you don't click they don't get in.  So if you don't know who sent you the email, don't click on anything attached.  (Source

Vector Security's added new programs to its account it started this past December. 

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May 3, 2011
LP Professional Development Call
Hosted by the Women in LP Caucus
2:00 p.m. Eastern



"The Next Generation in Loss Prevention &

              Operational Reporting for Profit Protection"

"Today, Loss Prevention demands reporting that provides insight into how stores are operating as a whole which requires not only data from the POS, but also data from Operations, Inventory, Shipping, CCTV and other aspects of the business that are brought together in a single view.  EBR is NOT being used solely to catch bad guys anymore, rather it has become necessary to analyze and correlate data which requires integration of multiple data sources with the added feature of systemic analysis." - Based upon the 2010 survey.

Yesterday's EBR applications do not deliver on these crucial points.  IDM Software's LossManager represents the Next Generation in Loss Prevention and Operational data mining software and offers these features and more. 

IDM Software Delivers:

Ø      An Unconstrained Approach to Profit Protection with "Train of Thought" Analysis

Ø      Enterprise Wide Profit Protection Reporting

Ø      An Unlimited Number of Data Sources

Ø      Empowerment Allowing Your Team to "Look Beyond the Fraud"

Ø      Low Total Cost of Ownership with Continuous Return on Investment

Let IDM Software show you how LossManager's "Train of Thought Analysis" helps you accomplish this and "Look Beyond The Fraud."

To learn more about IDM Software’s LossManager,

please contact Matt Wisz by e-mail: or by phone at (440) 239-8313.


Matthew Wisz
Director of Business Development, North America
IDM Software, Inc
Office: +1 440 239 8313
Mobile: +1 440 530 0511


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Tom Culotta was named Director of Safety and Risk Management for Burlington Coat Factory.
Justin Pompey was promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager for Marshall's Midwest.
Chris O'Neil was promoted to District Loss Prevention Manager for Marshall's Northeast.
Cheryl Sencabaugh was named Regional Trainer - Marmaxx Northeast.
Jeremy Willis was named District Loss Prevention Manager for Marshall's Midwest Region.

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Managing conflict is one of the most critical and difficult things to do for any executive.  By its own definition, to fight; battle; contend; to clash; be antagonistic, makes even the best manager cringe at the mere thought of having to go deliver a tough message to a team member that you know will react that way.  The textbooks tell you to not make it personal and keep it as professional as possible.  All the while, the individual on the receiving end does nothing but make it personal.  Then it becomes all about controlling your emotions and trying to deliver a message that will modify behavior and add value to the individual and your organization.  There are no easy answers for managing conflict.  The mere definition says it all.  But at the end of the day, it is a business necessity and, in many regards, it's also a necessity for the individual because do we really change or modify our behavior without it?

From one who's faced conflict a time or two,
Gus Downing

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