July 22, 2011
LP, Risk and Audit
Michael Stores, Inc.
Loss Prevention and
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Vice President LP
LP Program Spotlight
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August 7-10, 2011
National Food Service Security Council
32nd Annual Meeting
Hyatt Grand Champion
Indian Wells, CA
Retail Council of Canada's
Going Beyond LP - Partnering for Success
September 14, 2011
7:30am - 5:00pm
6900 Airport Road
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October 4-6, 2011
CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail
2nd Annual Training Conference
Tom Arigi was named Senior Vice President of Loss
Prevention for National Stores. After 27 years at Sears and starting as
a security agent Tom progressed to Divisional Vice President of Loss
Prevention for Kmart for the last four years and now gets the
opportunity of building a new LP effort. This is a new Senior VP level
position in the industry and it speaks volumes of Tom's ability to
influence their management team and get this level of commitment.
Kevin Ach has recently assumed International responsibilities for Office
Depot as the Senior Director of Loss Prevention – International. He has
worked for Office Depot for just under 9 years with increasing levels of
responsibility. Past roles at Office Depot include Director of Supply
Chain LP, Director of LP Operations, and Internal Audit. Prior to Office
Depot, he worked for Arthur Anderson. Kevin graduated from the United
States Military Academy at West Point in 1996 and served as an officer
in the US Army.
Terry Nichols was promoted to Senior Director, Loss Prevention &
Safety, Retail Stores at Office Depot. He has worked for Office
Depot for several years, previously as their Director of LP. Prior
to Office Depot, he worked for Marshalls' as LPDM for 12 years.
Ryan Dzwigalski was named Manager of Investigations at Michael Stores, Inc.
Ryan Dzwigalski, CFI attended Michigan State University achieving a
Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. He has held Loss Prevention
positions at: Target, Gap Inc., Marshalls, and most recently Vans Inc.
Ryan has been named the Manager of Investigations for Michaels Stores
Inc. starting July 11th.
Technology hit Borders to
close its 339 stores after their deal falls apart and the liquidation could
start as soon as Friday of this week. (Source
Weis Markets 2Q same store sales up 5.1% – they named a new VP of LP, Mike
Limauro, a couple of months ago and they're now positioned well to improve
In a rare role reversal, the high-end consumer in China is reeling at buying
fakes themselves at their high-end DaVinci furniture store chain even though
their President emotionally denied the charges. While customs officials in
Shanghai, literally the same day of her tear-filled news conference, found Da
Vinci temporarily storing Chinese-made goods in a Shanghai warehouse and said
that "staying at the bonded zone for a day, the products changed from
domestically produced ones to imported ones." "Over the weekend, Shanghai's
official consumer watchdog agency ordered DaVinci to stop selling items bearing
the label of the Italian brand Cappelletti, because of "fake ads" and
"unqualified labels," according to Shanghai Daily." (Source
The Radicati Group has published a detailed list and analysis of the Corporate
Web Security Solutions Market's Top Players, Mature Players, Specialists and
Trail Blazers. This interesting study provides an overview and ranking of these
security providers for the web. It may come in handy or be just educational
material worth reading. You may have to register, but it's worth the effort.
Liz Claiborne, who has posted losses in each of the past 14 quarters, is trying
to sell its Mexx stores. (Source
A new British Retail Consortium study shows total retail mobile search volumes
increased 216% in the second quarter. M-commerce is here and growing rapidly.
(Source theretailbulletin) We use this site
because the UK is an excellent source for studying trends due to the
similarities in our culture and the fact that being smaller, they have the
ability to conduct surveys and research much quicker then the U.S.
The San Francisco Superior Court is laying off 40% (200 of its 480 workers) and
shuttering 25 courtrooms due to a $13.75 budget deficit. Presiding Judge
Katherine Feinstein said "the civil justice system in San Francisco is
collapsing," and the future is very bleak. However, Feinstein said criminal
cases would remain largely unaffected because of constitutional guarantees of
speedy trials. This is a sign of the times nationwide in our judicial systems
with tax revenues being decreased. How does it impact retail theft cases long
With shrink ticking upwards and most big box retailers doubled up on store
coverage at the district level outside of high shrink metros, is there pressure
to start trending back to single district coverage's nationwide? While we're
seeing healthy same store sales increase for the most part, the retail climate
appears not to have changed, with most keeping the pressure on field staffs and
anticipating rougher waters the remainder of the year.
Even with California's budget woes, the California Attorney General's Office
will allow Amazon to collect 500,000 signatures on its petition to take the
online sales tax issue to the voters. (Source
The FBI raided 3 homes, 2 in Long Island and 1 in Brooklyn, this morning of
alleged Anonymous members and seized computers and related accessories. The
three people cited in the search warrants were between their late teens and
early 20's. Earlier this year, the FBI executed more than 40 search warrants
to root out Anonymous members in the U.S. Last week, Anonymous hacked Booz
Allen Hamilton exposing 90,000 e-mail addresses on the web and this week hacked
Monsanto and Murdoch's Sun Web site. The FBI won't give up and nor will these
young hackers. (Source
According to some, the rise in shrinkage is not only a sign of employees feeling
more comfortable in their jobs, but it's also a sign that after all the lay-offs
during the recession, the remaining employees feel overworked and underpaid and
feel like they're justified in taking from the company. "People are starting to
get resentful about increasing workload," said Marie McIntyre, a career coach.
"We are in an economy of desperation. People are desperate," Davidowitz said.
"Some people haven't gotten raises or bonuses in years. They feel cheated. They
think, 'This is a way I can get a little bit back.' A lot of employee theft
comes from that attitude: 'I'm underpaid, I'm overworked, I'm supposed to get
more.' " (Source
"Geofencing" is a new form of physical security being marketed by TruePosition
where invisible barriers are formed around critical sites and containing a list
of known phones belonging to people who work in a specific location or company
allowing them to pass freely through the covered radius. "If any phone enters
that is not on the authorized list, [authorities] are immediately notified," as
stated by TruePosition's director of marketing Brain Varano. AT&T and T-Mobile
are already using it in locating over 60 million 911 calls annually. (Source
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