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July 12, 2011

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July 22, 2011

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

Stephen O'Keefe
Loss Prevention and
Risk Management
Wal-Mart Canada

Coming in August

Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

LPRC invites
innovative solutions providers to join their

Benefit Denial Working Group (BDWG)

to develop and test leading-edge product protection solutions


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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
Register Here

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

Hyatt Grand Champion
Indian Wells, CA

Retail Council of Canada's

2011 Loss Prevention Conference

Going Beyond LP - Partnering for Success

September 14, 2011
7:30am - 5:00pm
International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Mississauga, Ontario




Contact the RCC Events Team at 1(888) 373-8245 or visit

October 4-6, 2011

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


Major worldwide debit card skimming ring busted by Europol police in operation "Night Clone" with two suspects arrested in the U.S. and over 59 others arrested in Europe who were all connected and hit bank accounts worldwide for over $70 million. More arrests are likely.  Wonder if these suspects have any information about the Michael's or Aldi's skimming cases?  Especially the two suspects here in the states.  (Source Associated Press)  

Online retailer of religious goods, The Assemblies of God, wins $6.1 million trademark infringement case against the operator of several retail websites and also won the rights to its 32 domains used by the defendants to sell its products.  The defendants didn't even show up for court and only sent a letter to the court which was thrown out.  Focused primarily around the Royal Rangers label and products that the Assemblies owned, with the defendants' store in California called The Ranger Supply Store and selling Assemblies trademarked goods at Valley Homebuyer Services Inc.  (Source

The retail landscape is changing with baby boomers and Gen Y's urbanizing faster than ever before, big stores downsizing, Appel changing the very definition of retail, and online the world is at the consumers' feet.  The changes in the next ten years will be significant.  This article is one of the best we've read on the changes in the retail industry and how the very definition of retail is shifting.  "It used to be a world where the store was in the center much more and people would go to the store," said Michael Dart, senior partner at consultancy Kurt Salmon. "Right now you have the consumer in the middle and you have retailers, wholesalers, technologies all trying to reach that consumer."  Great read for the serious retailer.  (Source

Point-to-point encryption (P2PE) of customers' data, which goes beyond the PCI standard of requiring consumer data be encrypted "at rest" in a retailer's store or at its headquarters, encrypts the data while it's in motion between the store and the processing center.  This much-discussed security technology is still in the early days of implementation and is awaiting industry standards for testing and validation, but a number of grocery chains are starting to implement it.   (Source

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced yesterday that Macy's agreed to pay a $750,000 civil penalty for failing to report it had sold children's sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets with drawstrings at the neck between 2006 and 2010 after a recall had been issued.  Macy's denied CPSC allegations that it knowingly violated the law.  The commission received 28 reports of children who died since 1985 when drawstrings became entangled with an object.  (Source

Europe's top court says that online retailers like eBay can be held responsible for the infringement of trademarks by goods they sell and said that national courts can order online retailers to stop trademark infringement and prevent similar incidents in the future.  (Source Associated Press)

A pharmacist working at Reliable Discount Pharmacy in Oklahoma City was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole yesterday after shooting a teenager to death who had tried to rob the drug store on May 19, 2009.  Wearing ski masks and demanding money and drugs and only one armed, the unarmed youth was struck in the head and knocked out and the pharmacist chased the second armed teen out of the store.  Prosecutors said the pharmacist was justified in firing the first shot, but went too far when he grabbed a second gun and fired five more bullets into the unarmed teen's abdomen.  The pharmacist claimed the youth was still moving.  Two other men received life sentences as well who had helped plan the robbery and recruited the teens.  The teen robber who survived was sentenced to a state juvenile facility after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.  (Source Associated Press)

Crime-forecasting Cap Index did a major study for USA TODAY that showed the likelihood of crime exceeds the national average outside 28 of 29 big-city airports and outside all 26 central train stations.  The CAP Index study found that the likelihood of crime is nearly eight times higher than the national average outside Philadelphia airport and nearly five times higher outside Newark airport.  Rosemary Erickson, a criminologist and security expert, says CAP Index is "extremely useful for predicting crime."  CAP Index says its crime-risk determinations are 70% to 90% accurate.  (Source USA TODAY)


Shrinkage On The Rise
Dr. Hollinger's preliminary NRSS findings

Retail shrinkage increased to 1.58% of retail sales in 2010 ($37.1B) -- up from 1.44% in 2009 ($33.5B)
95% of retailers have been a victim of ORC over the last 12 months
43.7% of retail shrinkage in 2010 was employee theft ($16.2B)
18.7% of cases involved collusion between internal and external sources
32.6% of total losses was shoplifting ($12.1B)
12.9% of shrinkage was admin error ($4.8B)
5.4% shrinkage was vendor fraud ($2B)

46% of retailers said their loss prevention budgets were increasing
 and 35% said they were staying the same


Job Opening




ORC Investigator Walgreens Texas Walgreens
Corp LPM of Analytics & Exception Reporting Confidential Florida Downing & Downing
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
Asset Protection Manager The Home Depot Detroit, MI 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

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening




Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart/Sam's G1 Katy, TX Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Morrow, GA Wal-Mart
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Auburn, NY Lowes
Loss Prevention Engineer Saudi Aramco Houstin, TX Saudi Aramco
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Kansas City, KS Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Santa Fe, NM Sears Holdings Corp
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Central Coast Ross Stores
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Seattle, WA Ross Stores
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Yonkers, NY Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Sparks, NV Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Middle Village, NY Sears Holdings Corp
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Virginia Beach, VA Lowes
Loss Prevention Mgr Belk Huntsville, AL Indeed
Asset Protection Mgr The Home Depot Orland Park, IL The Home Depot
District LP Mgr Walgreens San Francisco, CA Walgreens

Joe Nowicki was promoted to Director, Logistics Loss Prevention for Sears HC.
Michael Sanders was promoted to Loss Prevention, Senior Corporate Manager for JC Penney.

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"The Best Executive/Manager is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he/she wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from interfering with them while they do it."

This was written by our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.

Every time I get the urge to jump in and take command and control, I look at this poster on my wall.  I have to have the trust and confidence in my staff, as I picked them and trained them.  On a side note, "they have never let me down!"

Mark S. Versaggio
National Service Director
Vector Security, Inc.
National Accounts Division

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