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July 28, 2011

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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




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1st Annual One-Day
ORC Conference

Friday, August 19, 2011
7:30am - 4:30pm
Cal State San Marcos





5th Annual
Crime Symposium & Trade Show

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2011
8:30am - 5:00pm

Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Blvd
Worcester, MA



October 4-6, 2011

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail

2nd Annual Training Conference
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno, NV


Washington State ORC ALLIANCE


1st Annual
Training Conference

Wed, November 2, 2011

Training Site:
WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission Auditorium

19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA


A serial slasher in Fairfax County shopping Malls!  With 5 attacks since Valentines day a man slashes women in the afternoon or early evening and it appears to be random.  (Source

Office Max will now be selling Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reading products.  They may be one of the last Mohicans but their market share will grow and probably their food and beverage business will as well as they've got to deepen their destination appeal.

With m-commerce at the door here's a great webinar on "Unplugged and Exposed: Rethinking Cyber Security for a Mobile World", put on by Accenture and asking the key questions.  Are you up-to-date on the top mobile security threats?  What are the benefits of a layered approach to mobile security?  How can the security culture of an organization make or break you mobile security strategy? We've all had to deal with developing the right culture and the same thing holds true here.  (Source

A new Harris Interactive survey of 3,400 employees finds "corporate loyalty be damned, your company's data may be on the way out the door when certain employees resign or get laid off."  With some saying they'd be comfortable selling proprietary information for profit.  This happens in every company no matter how big or small and especially when they're going to a competitor, starting up their own business, or are just plain seeking revenge.  (Source

The hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec have both been nominated for the Pwnie Award at this years Black Hat Technical Security Conference in Las Vegas next week.  Their opening paragraph on their web site reads; "The Black Hat Briefings remains the biggest and the most important technical security conference series in the world by remaining true to our core value: serving the information security community by delivering timely, actionable security information in a friendly, vendor-neutral environment."  Law enforcement may be interested if this years nominees show up and certainly the FBI will be watching.  (Source

Interestingly enough one of the main members of and spokesman for LulzSec was arrested yesterday in the UK.  A 19 year-old who goes by the nic "Topiary."  (Source

Another fake Apple store is found in another city in China by an American businesswoman in Chengdu.  Converted two months ago from a restaurant this store has employees wearing the blue t-shirts with simple Apple logos stamped on the chest.  Apple has not commented on the fake stores and there's probably more of them.  Now we have two shut down, two left open because they had the right permits and now this one. (Source

Three men passing counterfeit $50's were apprehended yesterday in Bristol, Pa, outside of Philadelphia, and police have warned that the counterfeit $50's may be in circulation.  (Source

Police in Beaver Township, Ohio, right outside of Akron, pulled over a van filled to the brim with thousands of counterfeit goods.  (Source

Whole Foods Q3 reports same store sales up 8.5%
Spartan Stores Q1 reports same store sales down 0.9%
Supervlau Q1 reports same store sales down 3.9%

The current government impasse on finding a budget resolution is having an impact already on executives across America with many "slowing" hiring which will impact the LP jobs as well.  Actually you can see the slow down this week specifically in our Daily Internet Jobs postings section.  This is the slowest week since the Holiday season.  (Source jg,net)

A new people counting system, using intelligent 3D video analytics, is being rolled out in the UK by SG Systems, a anti-theft solutions provider and CCTV design house, that provides retailers with precise people counting by time-sex-and by age category,  (Source

Workers at IKEA's only U.S. plant overwhelmingly voted yesterday to unionize amid complaints they have been paid less, injured more, and treated worse than the thousands of Europeans who work for the Swedish retailer.  Interesting that the safety component played a role in this.  Over the last few years retailers have virtually eliminated field safety positions throughout the U.S. with Wal-Mart, Target, and Home Depot cutting close to 75% of those jobs.  (Source Associated Press)

Nearly the entire population of South Korea, 72%, was exposed by a hacker who hacked a social network site and obtained the personal information of 35 million people.  The biggest hack attack in their history which is being blamed on their neighbors in China.  With names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other details obtained.  (Source

A San Diego man was arrested yesterday for having installed skimming devices on bank security doors and ATM machines and even installing covert cameras aimed at capturing customers entering their PINs while using the ATM's  He's believed to have stolen more than 970 ATM/debit cards with an estimated loss well over $100,000.  (Source

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2011 Annual Technology Showcase

Held in Cleveland, Ohio this past June the Technology Showcase was a great success with over 44 solution providers, 22 major retailers ranging from Texas to New York, and 210 executives in attendance.  This boutique format show was held in an intimate setting and allowed executives to spend quality time with over 40 leading Loss Prevention Solution providers.  With break out sessions discussing the latest technology ranging from video analytics to IP technology, which Axis Communications did a fantastic job with, the attendees had the opportunity to engage, interact, and learn directly from the subject matter experts.

Followed by a day of golf at Hawthorne Valley Golf Club the 86 golfers had a great day!

Bass Security holds these Technology Showcases each year in Nashville, Tenn. and Cleveland, Ohio.  Be on the look out for next years announcements here on the D&D Daily.







Dale Bass – CEO / President; Joe Mignone – VP Sales & Marketing

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

Job Opening




Loss Prevention Mgr Katz Group Canada LTD Vancouver, BC Canada Rexall
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Rotterdam Square Schenectady, NY Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Hudson's Bay Co. Richmond, BC Canada Hudson's Bay Co.
Loss Prevention Mgr Lord & Taylor Oakbrook, IL Indeed
LP & Safety Mgr. Lowe's Salisbury, MD Lowe's
LP & Safety Mgr. Lowe's West Hazleton, PA Lowe's

Dave Sherer was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for TJ Maxx.
Shannon Griffin Keenen was named District Loss Prevention Manager for Brookstone.

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As a 35-year veteran of Retail Loss Prevention, and someone who has conducted many pre-employment interviews, I thought readers might be interested in some of my favorite interview questions and the thinking behind each of them. Each day for the next five days I'll be sharing one of the questions from my list of second interview questions. Answers to these questions tell me a lot about how a candidate thinks:

Day 4 - A Hypothetical Situation:

You are on the way to a store when I call your cell phone and tell you I need you to do 4 things while you are at the store today. I tell you to:

a. Conduct a thorough audit of the cash room and count down the safe in the presence of a member of the management team and report back to me if the safe is out of balance.

b. Talk to the store manager about the need re-enforce our policy to keep the back door closed when there is no delivery taking place.

c. Find a copy of a return slip for $123.99 that was filled out yesterday and fax it to me.

d. Reposition the camera on aisle 3 by 180 degrees so that it points in the direction of a high shrink item.

Which of these you will do 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and why?

This is an exercise designed to illustrate one's ability to think and prioritize. Some answers can be better than others but I'm most interested in the thought that went into establishing the priorities.

Hint: I consider it common courtesy to start a visit at any store by talking to the Store Manager and letting him/her know you are there. This gives you a chance to request any help you might need, ask how you can help him/her, and an opportunity to ask for time later in the day when you and the Store Manager can meet and go over details of your visit.

John Velke
V.P. Loss Prevention & Safety
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