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May 25, 2011

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Coming May 27
Paul Jones
Head of Global
Asset Protection,
eBay, Inc.

Coming June 3:
Doug Marker
Vice President, LP, Risk and Audit,
Michael Stores, Inc.

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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





Tim Hortons' CEO Resigns
The move comes less than two weeks after Tim's reported its first quarter results, which missed expectations and sent the stock to its biggest loss in more than two years.  Donald Schroeder who has been with Tim Hortons for the last 20 years served as the CEO since 2008.  Tim Hortons is the 4th largest publicly traded restaurant chain in North America.  Executive Chairman and former CEO Paul House has been appointed as the interim CEO.  (Source:

Lew Frankfort, CEO Of Coach Speaks Out on The Global Economy
China sales should grow 75% in 2011, and then another 75% in 2012.  Fifty percent of the growth will come from international markets over the next 5-7 years.  The premium handbag/accessories market in Asia is $12 billion, vs. $9 billion in the US.  (Source:

Pep Boys to Continue with Expansion Plans
Big 10 Tire, which operates stores in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, is now the target of possible expansion plans.  Big 10 Tire, owned by Sun Capital Partners, had filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Pep Boys plans to open 50 service and tire centers and five supercenters in 2011.

Golden Gate to Buy California Pizza for $470 Million
California Pizza Kitchen to be acquired by Golden Gate Capital; stockholders to Receive $18.50 in cash per share.  California Pizza Kitchen, founded in 1985, owns 205 of its 265 restaurants and also has a licensing deal with Nestlé to sell frozen food.  (Source:

UK's Focus DIY to Close, 3,000 Jobs Could Go
The administrators of collapsed DIY chain, Focus, have confirmed that about 3,000 jobs will go after they failed to find a buyer for the 120-store chain.  Ernst & Young said it had hired Gordon Brothers, a specialist retail, to handle the shut down of operations.  (Source:

Dubai 's Department of Economic Development Cracks Down on Counterfeit Goods, Destroying 453,000 Items in 2010
"DED has developed an inspection plan for 2011 to target the sale of counterfeit goods, and we will increase cooperation and coordination with the regional directors of trademark owners, urging them to appoint representatives to inform us of areas that sell counterfeit goods. DED doubles the fines to deter offenders and ensure their compliance with the laws."  (Source:

Polo Ralph Lauren Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year Fiscal 2011 Results
Annual revenue improved to $5.48 billion from $4.8 billion.  Polo Ralph Lauren Corp.'s fiscal fourth-quarter net income fell 36 percent, partly dragged down by higher operating expenses and a calendar shift.  The company said that an extra week in last year's quarter contributed about 13 cents per share to earnings and approximately $70 million to revenue.  (Source:

Zale Corporation Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results
It is the second consecutive quarter of sales growth for the Irving-based jewelry retailer following three years of declines.  Total sales increased by $52 million, to $412 million, in the period ended April 30.  Same-store sales, a key measure of performance, increased 15.2 percent from a year ago.  Zale's operates 1845 stores in the US and Canada, closed 52 stores in the past year.  (Source:

Costco Membership Jumps and so does 3Q Profit
The largest U.S. warehouse-club operator said it earned $324 million, or 73 cents a share, in the quarter ended May 8, compared with a profit of $306 million, or 68 cents a share, a year earlier.  Membership fees last quarter increased to $435 million, up from $395 million the year before.  (Source:

American Eagle Outfitters Reports $28.3 Million Profit
American Eagle Outfitters Inc.'s fiscal first-quarter earnings more than doubled on expense controls, though sales and margins continued to fall from last year's levels.  Same-store sales fell 8%, compared with a 5% increase a year ago.  The company's direct-to-consumer business -- which includes, and -- saw a 3% sales increase.  (Source:

Orangeburg County South Carolina, $120k in Counterfeit Goods Seized
Items seized included counterfeit clothes, shoes, cologne, movies and CDs.  Secretary of State Mark Hammond said the sale of counterfeit goods in the United States each year is enormous.  An estimated 750,000 jobs are lost and between $200 to $250 billion is lost in revenue.  (Source:

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eBay CEO Leads Global Internet Executives Discussion at E-G8 Conference

eBay Inc. CEO, John Donahoe, and VP Government Relations, Tod Cohen, participated in a high-profile panel discussion at the e-G8 Forum in Paris, France, along with other major Internet leaders such as Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), and Jeffrey Bezos (Amazon). The first-of-its-kind event preceded the G8 meeting, comprised of the heads of state and government of the Group of Eight, including President Obama. As a part of the Internet & Economic Growth Panel, eBay's Donahoe had the opportunity to talk about the role eBay and the Internet as a whole play in creating economic opportunity for millions of people globally. The panel conversation revolved around the Internet's impact on the economy and society via economic growth, job creation, and value creation. "The two themes eBay really stands for are economic opportunity creation and a global economy," Donahoe said. "eBay has 17,000 employees, which by global standards is not that large of a company, but every month over 100 million people use eBay or PayPal's product and perhaps most importantly 25 million people actively sell something on eBay each month." The first of its kind, the e-G8 Forum in Paris brought together key leaders and influencers to discuss the current and potential economic impact of the Internet.  ( article) ( article)

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ORC Investigator Walgreens Texas Walgreens
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
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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.
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National Account Sales Mgr Confidential Chicago, IL 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

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Area AP Mgr Luxottica Irvine, CA Luxottica
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Rancho Mirage, CA The Home Depot
LP Group Mgr Bealls, Inc. Tallahassee, FL Monster
VP Loss Prevention CB & Assoc Recruiters Gardena, CA SimplyHired
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Nashville, TN The Home Depot
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Shreveport, LA Lowes
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Regional LP Mgr Belk Columbia, SC Indeed
Regional LP Mgr CVS Chicago, IL
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