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June 13, 2011

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Coming June 24th:
Gary Johnson
Vice President LP
The Vitamin Shoppe

Doug Marker
Vice President
LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

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Complimentary Webcast:
Enhancing Your Operational Audit Process

June 29, 2011
2:00 p.m. EST

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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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


Apple Store Employee Seeks to Plant Union Seed
Cory Moll, a part-time employee at an Apple store in San Francisco, is working to form a union to fight for better wages and benefits and to address what he says are unfair practices in the company's glass-and-steel retail showrooms.  A rare move at a company known for its near-fanatical following and cutting-edge mystique.  Apple has more than 30,000 retail employees in its 325 stores around the world.

VF Corp. is Buying Timberland

VF Corp., whose brands include Wrangler, Nautica and The North Face, said it will buy boot and clothing maker Timberland Co. for more than $2.2 billion.  VF is offering $43 for each Timberland share, a premium of 43.4 percent to the latest Timberland closing price.

Wendy's to sell off Arby's
The company that owns both Wendy's and Arby's is ditching the roast beef chain to focus on reinventing Wendy's.  Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, is buying 81.5% of Arby's in a deal estimated at $430 million. Wendys/Arby's Group will retain an 18.5% share in the company after the deal. 

Trend Micro Takes Aim at Stealthy Hackers Stealing Secrets
Trend Micro says its new line of network-analysis tools and security services can catch hackers in action breaking into networks.

Ford PH sales up 85% in May
Overall sales of Ford brand vehicles in the Philippines through the first five months of the year continue to outpace the overall industry, having risen 63 percent from the same period a year ago to 3,968 vehicles. 

GM set to reclaim No. 1 spot from Toyota
General Motors is poised to recapture the title of world's largest automaker, a distinction it lost to rival Toyota Motor when global auto sales collapsed in 2008.  GM nearly caught Toyota last year, finishing only 28,000 vehicles behind its Japanese rival. In the first quarter, it moved solidly ahead of Toyota, selling 2.2 million vehicles, an increase of 11%.  Toyota sales dropped 12% to 1.8 million vehicles, putting the company in third place behind GM and Volkswagen Group, which sold nearly 2 million vehicles. 

4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Family Dollar
On CAPS, 91% of the 556 members who have rated Family Dollar believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  Robertshrestha listed several of Family Dollar's positives: "Nice play on continued weakness in economy, strong cash flow, nice returns on capital, solid balance sheet, reasonable price. What's not to like?"  In fact, Family Dollar's three-year average return on equity of 24% tops that of discount retail rivals like 99 Cents Only (8.1%), Dollar General (11.8%), and Wal-Mart (22%). 

Sexual Bias Ruling Could Hit Walmart for Billions 
The US Supreme Court is set to rule on whether women employees can sue Wal-Mart in a class action that could cost the retail behemoth billions of dollars, while landing it with a public relations disaster.  If allowed to proceed, it would be the biggest civil rights class action in US history, involving up to 1.5 million current and former employees - women who have worked for Wal-Mart since December 26, 1998. 

The Roku XD Player Now Available at Wal-Mart 
Roku is the leading Internet TV platform. Founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR, Roku was created to reinvent the way consumers experience TV by making entertainment available instantly.

A tax on carbon ... and food in Australia
Brands such as Coke, Bega Cheese, Cadbury and McDonald's will all rise in cost with a carbon tax.  Coca-Cola Amatil group managing director Terry Davis said "Our view is that a carbon tax is a discriminatory tax because it advantages imported goods over locally produced goods.''

Mother of 14-month-old Thrown from Getaway Car Arrested 
A 14-month-old girl was thrown from a speeding getaway car late Thursday night after the suspects were caught shoplifting at KMart, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.  Deputy Curtis Wilson says the child has broken ribs, a collapsed lung and multiple abrasions and is currently in ICU at the hospital.

Shooting incident at California sporting goods store Captured on Tape
We know shooting incidents are unpredictable and evolve quickly. On Tuesday, a gunman was shot dead by Watsonville police after he walked into the Big 5 Sporting Goods store, grabbed several guns and started shooting. Listening to the 911 call between the Big 5 manager and police dispatcher will make your heart stop.


Universal Surveillance Systems (USS) hosted their third annual charity golf tournament on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Dallas Cowboys Golf Course, located in Grapevine, Texas. All proceeds benefitted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).  Each year, the tournament is scheduled in conjunction with the National Retail Federation Loss prevention Conference and Expo.

USS received an overwhelming response by the members of the Loss Prevention community. Participation numbers nearly doubled, as well as the total amount raised - when compared to last year’s totals. "The NCMEC is the Nation's leading nonprofit organization in the field of missing and exploited children, and have played a role in the recovery of 151,000 children. We are so pleased that we were able to raise over $32,000 dollars at our golf event," stated Rod Holm, Vice President of Sales and Business Development.


Annual Technology Showcase and Golf Outing

June 29-30, 2011
Hilton Hotel
Beachwood, OH

Please see our
Invitation and Agenda



eBay Auctions Lunch With Warren Buffet for Charity - Sets Record at $2.6M

eBay, Glide and Warren Buffet joined forces for charity by auctioning lunch with the financial guru for the 12th year. The winning bidder for a lunch with the billionaire investor made one final decision late Friday -- that he or she wanted to set a record. Glide, the charity that benefits from the auction with Buffett, announced that the anonymous bidder raised the winning bid after the auction to $2,626,411. That tops the $2.6 million record for the event set in last year's auction. The winner will have lunch with the so-called "Oracle of Omaha" and up to seven guests of the winner's choice at the Smith & Wollensky steak house in New York City. The proceeds will go towards Glide, an organization that benefits poverty-stricken residents of the San Francisco Bay area. A total of two bidders entered eight bids in the eBay auction, which started last Sunday.  (Click here for full 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
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
Director of Asset Protection Confidential NYC, NY Downing & Downing
District Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp. Honolulu, HI Sears Holdings Corp.
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Midwest Downing & Downing
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
Corporate Inv. & Training Mgr Confidential Ohio Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential California Downing & Downing
Regional LP Director Confidential Los Angeles, CA Downing & Downing

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District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Columbus, GA Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Philadelphia, PA Sears Holdings Corp
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Joplin, MO Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Snellville, GA Lowes
District Loss Prevention Bed Bath & Beyond Sacramento, CA Bed Bath & Beyond
Mgr Business Technology, AP, Legal & Government Affairs Target Minneapolis, MN Target
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Harrisburg East Harrisburg, PA Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Omaha, NE Sears Holdings Corp
District LP Mgr Dick's Sporting Goods Charleston, SC LPJobs
Loss Prevention Mgr Lord & Taylor King of Prussia, PA Lord & Taylor
Loss Prevention Mgr Loomis Dallas, TX Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings Corp East Northport, NY Indeed
Market Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart Frederick, MD Wal-Mart
Market Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart Lumberton, TX Wal-Mart
AP Business Partner Target Global Supply Minneapolis, MN Target
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr JCPenney Newark, DE LPJobs
District LP Mgr Harbor Freight Tools Houston, TX LPJobs
Mgr, District LP Office Depot Portland, OR

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Being too close to the trees to see the forest is an expression that also fits not appreciating the role you play on your own team.  With the needs of the day seemingly always taking priority, it's difficult for some to step back and truly see the value you can add to your own team.  Realizing it and accepting the responsibility as a team member is half the battle.  But doing something with it and truly adding value is what helps the team win the game.  Every group, every department is in fact a team and every member plays a vital role towards the success and the survival of that team.  That's why that old expression - One for all and all for one - took such a hold in literature.  Because it is that simple.  The hard part is taking responsibility for it.

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Gus Downing

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