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May 17, 2011

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Alan Greggo was named Thirty-One Gifts first Loss Prevention Director, located in Columbus, Ohio.

Colorado is being targeted by "major shoplifting rings, often involving drug gangs" financing their rings and hitting stores along Colorado's interstate highways.  "A bunch of criminals come through, right down I-70 or right down I-25, and they knock off store after store," said Chris Howes of the Colorado Retail Council.  (Source thedenverchannel.com)

ORC ring of 5 or 6 identified hitting Wal-Mart stores in the Fergus Falls, (Northern) Minnesota, area.  Two of the ring members have been arrested while police are still investigating.  (Source fergusfallsjournal.com)

A woman was arrested Sunday night at the Premium Outlets in Orlando, Florida, with a magnetic detacher for the EAS tags and foil-lined bags stuffed with merchandise.  (Source wftv.com)

Michaels' officials report fewer than 100 customer PIN debit cards have been reported used in fraudulent transactions from the 90 PIN pad swaps that happened over the last few months.  However, in one Pennsylvania town alone, Lower Southhampton, Police Lt. Ted Krimmel said Monday that they had taken at least a "dozen" reports of unauthorized bank withdrawals from Michaels' customers and "they're still coming in."  The thieves are using ATM's from California to the east coast and were still trying to make withdrawals as recently as this past Sunday and began on May 1st.  (Source phillyburbs.com)

Apple stores are hot and still getting robbed as last week a Cleveland suburb store was broken into at 4:27 am on Friday when thieves removed the large glass door and were gone in 30 seconds, even with 24-hour security guard coverage.  The security guard firm was replaced.  Talk about the new cookie jar, these stores are just too appealing for the thieves.  (Source examiner.com)


Grocery Stores
Stater Brothers Markets Q2 reports same store sales up 3.2% with sales up 3%
Harris Teeter Q2 reports same store sales up 1.4% with total sales up 4.9%
Winn-Dixie Q3 reports same store sales down 0.5% with flat sales
Spartan Stores Q4 reported same store sales down 0.9% with total sales up 2.3%

JC Penney Q1 reports same store sales up 3.8% with net income up 7%
Wal-Mart Q1 reports domestic same store sales down 1.1% with sales up 4.4%
The Home Depot 1Q reports domestic same store sales down 0.7% with revenue down 0.2%
Urban Outfitters Q1 reports same store sales down 5% with revenue up 9%

H&M April same store sales up 11%

Netflix now accounts for 30% of all internet traffic into homes during peak evening hours with web browsing at 17%.  Netflix has now taken over as the leading provider in the evening with a quarter of homes with broadband service now subscribing to Netflix -- 23.6 million subscribers in North America and growing rapidly.  They now have more subscribers than Comcast.  (Source Associated Press)

The Obama administration yesterday laid out its plans to work aggressively with other nations in securing the internet and went to the extent to say if the U.S. came under a cyberattack that threatened national security, it would use military might to strike back.  (Source Associated Press)

Deloitte's chief economist and author of their monthly Consumer Spending Index warns that "rising food and energy prices have started to undermine consumers' purchasing power, which may continue to lose ground to inflation in the months ahead, particularly if unemployment claims head higher."  (Source retailingtoday.com)

 

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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

ORC Mgr Shoppers Food/Pharmacy
SUPERVALU
Bowie, MD LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Reidsville, NC Sears Holdings Corp
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Mobile, AL Lowes
LP Director Systemax Miami, FL Systemax
Loss Prevention Mgr New Breed Logistics Memphis, TN Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears McAllen, TX Sears Holdings Corp
Health & Safety LP Mgr Newmont Mining Denver, CO Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr 2560 Sears Holdings Corp Louisville, KY LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr 1850 Sears Holdings Corp Louisville, KY LPJobs
DC AP Analyst Cabela's, Inc. Prairie du Chien, WI LPJobs
 

Alan Greggo named Director of Loss Prevention for Thirty-One.

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