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Susan Baker was promoted to Senior Director Loss Prevention for Dollar General. Susan has spent the last two years at Dollar General as the Divisional Director of Loss Prevention. Before joining with Dollar General, Susan was the Vice President of Blockbuster for almost 11 years. Prior to that she held the title of Director of Wyndham International. She has also held Manager and Corporate Manager positions with Darden Restaurants and National Convenience Store Inc., respectively. Congratulations Susan!
Steve Knott was promoted to Vice President of Asset Protection for Home Depot. Steve was most recently a District Store Manager for Home Depot out of Northern California and spent a number of years in the Assets Protection department working his way up the ranks to Regional Assets Protection Manager and then switched over to the operations group. Congrats Steve!
Brittney Vachon, CFI was promoted to Director of Asset Protection for Ralph Lauren. Brittney has been with Ralph Lauren since 2007, holding the titles of District Manager of Asset Protection and Associate Director of Asset Protection. She has held two LP jobs at the regional level, one as a Manager for Belk and one as an Investigations Manager at Saks Inc. Congrats Brittney!

U.S. weighs retail sweep after Wal-Mart bribery scandal U.S. authorities are considering launching a wide-ranging examination of the retail industry for violations of an anti-foreign bribery law, after Wal-Mart and other retailers have come forth with their own potential offenses.  The development could signal that the retail industry faces an expensive legal headache that could last for years. (Source reuters.com)

5 of the last big Loss Prevention openings filled internally. Certainly a great sign of having the internal structure that has allowed Big Lots, Dollar General, Home Depot, Sports Authority, and Wal-Mart to promote from within to fill their senior Loss Prevention positions. On the flip side it shuts down the domino effect significantly and actually slows the job changing process.

Industry group "EMV" formed and launched yesterday to help guide the U.S. payment card upgrade. The EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) Migration Forum will coordinate efforts to enable the U.S. payment card system to accommodate EMV cards, widely deployed throughout Europe and in other parts of the world. The group is intended to be around for at least three years until payment acquirers, merchants, issuers and processors have mostly transitioned to EMV around 2015, the forum said. EMV payment cards contain a microchip with advanced cryptographic capabilities that are used to authenticate a transaction with banks' back-end systems. Transactions are authorized after a consumer enters a PIN. (Source csoonline.com)

 "J.C. Penney is not dead yet" - Here comes the "Denim Bar" just like Apple's Genius Bar - with iPads and experts to help fine that perfect fit and processing mobile payments. Remodeling the men’s department at 700 stores to create the first installment of a brand shop concept that is at the core of Johnson’s strategy to transform JCPenney. The new brand shop will redefine the way customers find the ultimate pair of jeans and features the largest assortment of Levi’s denim the retailer has ever offered. The product lineup will feature 11 fits and 88 washes with most priced at roughly $40. To allow customers to access an even broader assortment, each Denim Bar will be equipped with iPads. With free haircuts for kids at its salons in August. Next up in September are shops from Liz Claiborne, IZOD and an all new private brand called "jcp" focused on high quality fashion basics. (Source retailingtoday.com)

Quebec Gov't and Rona itself rejects $1.76B offer from Lowe's to buy Canada's home-grown home improvement retailer. Interestingly enough Rona's CEO has been one of the most outspoken retail leaders about how Canadian retailers need to prepare for the American Push and how the Canadian consumer should stay loyal to their heritage and their home-grown retailers. Lowe's, which is expected to keep up the pressure to buy Rona despite having its offer rejected by the home-grown retailer. Rona supplies nearly 1,500 sales outlets, of which more than 830 are under one of its banners, as well as close to 600 clients, independent dealers, in its distribution network. Lowe's has a small presence in Canada with only about 31 stores. Overall, Lowe's has 1,745 stores in North America, mostly in the United States. This will probably be a fight. (Source 680news.com)

A different view of the booming world of Loss Prevention; from China. With the start of the Western world retailers coming to the country of China, so goes the increased needs of world class Loss Prevention programs. According to statistics released in June by the Loss Prevention Committee of China's General Chamber of Commerce, the only government-supported organization leading with commercial loss in China, total retail losses in 2011 totaled 219.6 billion yuan ($34.47 billion), a year-on-year increase of 16.7 percent. The figure accounted for 1.55 percent of the country's total consumer retail sales. (Source globaltimes.com)

Adidas manufacturing move has China seeking legal actions. Adidas recently announced the closure of its last remaining directly-owned factory in China. They’re going elsewhere in search of lower labor costs. However, that decision did not go over well with their local suppliers, who do not seem willing to accept it without putting up a fight. Chinese suppliers are calling on the clothes manufacturer Adidas AG to compensate them for the consequences of its decision to close the last factory it wholly owns on the mainland, saying that they might otherwise turn to the courts for assistance. Adidas announced its plan to close the factory last week, saying it will shut down an apparel operation in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, in an attempt to become more efficient by restructuring its business in China and the world. It also said it will terminate its contracts with five suppliers in the country. (Source chinadaily.com)

Large box retailer fight against "showrooming". Showrooming occurs when a customer enters your store to look at a product, with the intent of seeking the same product on the internet for a better price. Big box retailers are now focused on capturing the sales from both brick and mortar and e-commerce sales, offering more information to the consumer at all levels. The study found that 90% of the Top 10 retailers, and 56% of the rest, provide the same promotions via the web and mobile. (Source internetretailer.com)

NRF and the National Council of Chain Restaurants joined together to lead the fight against increased trucking regulations. The NRF and NCCR are focused on the increased transportation cost and increased prices being past on to the consumer, due to stronger regulations being sought by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA is looking at new hours of operation for drivers, mandatory break periods and a stronger focus on time behind the wheel between overnight breaks. (Source chainstoreage.com)

Unemployment in Europe hits another record in June. The rate of unemployment in Europe has added an additional 123,000 to the already 17.8 million. Consumer spending in France, the second-largest economy, edged up by 0.1% in June, German retail sales fell for the third straight month in June, by 0.1% month-to-month, Half a dozen euro-zone nations already are in recession, including the countries at the heart of the crisis, such as Greece, Portugal and Spain. Spain on Monday had reported a third straight quarter of shrinking economic output between April and June. (Source wsj.com)

Weis Markets reported that it's net income increased 12.7% to $23.2 million in net income
. Its earnings per share increased 11.7% to 86 cents per share, compared with 77 cents per share for the same period in 2011. Second quarter sales increased 0.1% while comparable-store sales increased 0.4%.  (Source retailingtoday.com) Thanks to Michael Limauro for sharing this with the Daily.

Deloitte survey shows 9-in-10 plan to spend the same or more on back-to-school! The survey — which polled 1,134 parents of school-aged children in grades kindergarten through 12 — found that while 88% surveyed plan to spend the same or more on back-to-school shopping this year, 34% declared that they plan to spend more this year. (Source retailingtoday.com)

ST. John County (FL) Deputies looking for Marshalls robbery suspect. Detectives with the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office are investigating an armed robbery that happened just after 5 p.m. Tuesday at a Marshalls store. Deputies said a man went into the store in the 1700 block of U.S. 1 South and demanded money from clerks working at the store. Deputies said that according to eyewitnesses, the man had a black handgun in his waistband and left the store heading northbound on foot carrying a Crown Royal bag with an undisclosed amount of money. (Source actionnewsjax.com)

Accused shoplifters drive a car into the store front of a Dollar General. Two shoplifters, who drove their car into a Dollar General store, injuring the manager there, were caught later stealing cell phones at Radio Shack. Jantavia O Sherrell Tylor, 22, and Jasmine Larkiara Lovett, 19, face charges that include burglary, battery and grand theft. On Tuesday afternoon, the manager of the Dollar General store reportedly caught the women trying to leave the store with a tote bag filled with stolen air fresheners. The women are accused of returning in a black Cadillac and ramming the front door of the store, injuring 42-year-old Dale Lindow. That night, the suspects were caught trying to steal cell phones from Radio Shack, deputies who arrested them there say glass from the Dollar General crash was still on the hood of their car, an arrest report states. (Source baynews9.com)

Albany couple steals seven televisions in one trip. The couple reportedly walked out of the Moultrie Walmart with six 32-inch, flat screen Emerson TVs and one 42-inch Vizio flat screen TV. The TVs were valued at $2,166. The couple was stopped by a Doerun officer a short time later and are now facing charges of theft by shoplifting and theft by receiving stolen property.  (Source moultrieobserver.com)

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Hialeah police search for trio who robbed jewelry store, shot manager, escaped in Bentley. Hialeah police were searching for three men who robbed a jewelry store, shot the store’s manager and then escaped in a Bentley. Police said the men stormed into an ABC Jewelry at 3850 W. 18th Ave. on Monday around 6 p.m., subduing the security guard and ordering the customers to the ground. They smashed the displays, snatching up handfuls of jewelry. One robber fired a bullet into the ceiling and shot the store manager in the abdomen. The manager was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon. The robbers escaped in a white Bentley Continental Coupe, driven by a fourth man. (Source local10.com)

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Burglars steal over 100 flat screen televisions from a Fort Lauderdale warehouse. Police are searching for a pair of thieves who broke into a local warehouse and stole nearly 100 TVs valued at more than $100,000. Police said the pair broke a massive hole in the wall to get into the warehouse. Surveillance cameras captured a white van leaving the scene of the crime. (Source cbslocal.com)




Rite Aid pharmacy technician charged with stealing drugs in Rhode Island. A pharmacy technician in northern Maine is accused of stealing drugs from her workplace. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says Julie Condon, 46, of Easton stole the painkiller hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug alprazolam from a Rite Aid in Presque Isle. Officials say Condon sold hydrocodone to a police informant earlier in July, and that an audit by Rite Aid has since revealed that several thousand units of both drugs were missing. Drug agents say Condon stole the drugs and sold them. (Source bangordailynews.com)

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Long Island man shoplifts a puppy in his pants. Security camera footage from Zoorama Pet Store in Elmont shows two men entering the store and looking at puppies. One man distracts the owner’s son, who was working at the counter, by pretending to be interested in one of the animals. While the employee is away the other man springs into action, trying, and failing to break into the cash register. The owner of the store is offering a $500 reward for the return of the 1 1/2-pound, light-cream-colored female dog. (Source go.com)


Two females caught after a four store spree at the Bangor Mall. Recovered merchandise was discovered from Sears, Claire’s, Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret after being stopped by Sears Loss Prevention. (Source bangordailynews.com)

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Disaster Recovery & Preparedness Committee (DRAP) Meeting. Chicago, IL - Sears Headquarters. August 17, 2012. Click here for more information.


11th Annual Virginia Retail Loss Prevention Conference - Virginia Beach, VA - Holiday Inn Hotel. September 6, 2012. Click here for more details.



Canada's Biggest Retail Loss Prevention Event. Mississauga, ON - International Centre. September 11-12. Click here for more information.



New England ORC Symposium & Trade Show - September 20, 2012 Worcester, MA - DCU Center






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It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of David Merrick, Marketing Director for Vector Security. David began his career in the electronic security industry during 1979. Since that time he has held various sales and marketing management positions, first with Automatic Detection Systems and then Triple A Protection, a Pennsylvania-based regional supplier of residential and commercial electronic security and uniformed guard services.

In 1999, David became part of Vector Security, holding the position of Director of Marketing for Vector Security's National Accounts Division.

Active in the security industry, David served as a board member of the Pennsylvania Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, and was the recipient of the NBFAA 2002 President’s Award. He authored a variety of sales and marketing-related articles in a number of industry magazines, and was an editorial board member of Security Systems News.

David’s work has been featured in various industry magazine articles, merited three SAMMY nominations, and captured the honor twice. He was also the author of the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association’s (NBFAA) Reassuring America Program.

David, who recently turned 60 years old, is survived by his wife Nina Merrick. We at the Daily send our condolences to Nina, as well as to everyone at Vector Security.

All current and future inquiries related to David Merrick and Vector Security marketing, should be directed to Art Miller, Vice President of Marketing for Vector Security.
 

 

"Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director" b Mike Keenan, VP of LP, Gap North America


Over the next few weeks the Daily will be publishing Mike Keenan's chapter   “Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director” from the book Retail Crime, Security, and Loss Prevention, 1st Edition, An Encyclopedic Reference.

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 "Transitioning to Your New Job as an LP Director"

by Mike Keenan, CPP, CFI
Vice President of Loss Prevention
GAP North America


The next step is for you to understand how the LP Department in your new company operates. The best way to do this is by reviewing the Department’s existing policies and procedures. Is there an LP Department Operations Manual or just a collection of memos and directives which define the operating platform for the Department? Having a comprehensive and detailed Operations Manual is critical to the success of an LP Department. An Operations Manual should define the expectations for the LP Department. It should also contain all of the policies and procedures necessary to execute the expectations for the Department. The content should include internal investigative procedures, e.g., evidence collection and retention, case development, interview techniques, prosecution guidelines, etc. It should include external theft procedures, e.g., the steps necessary to make an apprehension for shoplifting, use of force, evidence collection and retention, prosecution guidelines, etc. It should also include operational procedures, e.g., audits, checklists, etc. The LP Operations Manual should be the foundation for the daily operations of the Department. It will ensure consistency throughout your LP organization. All training should be developed from the policies and procedures contained in the Operations Manual.

If there is no LP Operations Manual, create one. If one already exists, you should revise it in accordance with your philosophy and approach. The LP Operations Manual should always be a "work in progress." As you grow in the job, you should constantly revise it as you develop your Department. Once created or revised, the Manual should be made available to all levels of your Department.

When creating or revising LP policies and procedures, involve members of the LP Department in the process. An effective methodology is to create Task Forces comprised of members of the LP Department. Assign these groups to write new or revise existing polices and procedures. This enables you to take advantage of their experience within the Department and the company as well as have them be part of the process. This leads to ownership and makes it easier to facilitate change. This concept works very well if you decide to create or rewrite the LP Operations Manual.

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Mike Keenan is currently the Vice President of Loss Prevention for GAP North America. His prior experience includes sixteen years with Macy’s West where he started as an LP Manager and worked his way to Vice President of Loss Prevention. He then held similar LP positions with Ross Stores, Longs Drugs and Mervyns. He started his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Sacramento. He has served on the NRF LP Advisory Council and was the Chairperson in 2001 and 2002. He is a licensed Private Investigator in the State of California. In addition, he taught Retail and Corporate Loss Prevention classes at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.
 

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"Never Eat Alone" - IOBSE Conference Session - In this three part series filmed at the International Organization of Black Security Executives Spring Conference Suni Shamapande, Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for Sears Holdings Corp. & Keith White, Sr. Vice President of Loss Prevention, The Gap Stores address the attendees on the importance of networking - featuring the book "Never Eat Alone" by Keith Ferrazzi. Filmed April 2012.
 

Season One Episode Release Dates

August 6

Suni Shamapande & two IOBSE members - In this episode, the LPNN interviews Suni Shamapande, Divisional Vice President of Loss Prevention for Sears Holdings Corp., Jansen Graves, AP Manager for Wal-Mart and student attendee Isaac Brown at the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE) conference. They discuss their first IOBSE conferences, the Sears internship program, why they chose the LP field, the IOBSE student program, and what they plan to take away from the conference.


August 7

George Logan & Oliver Wainwright - In this episode, the LPNN interviews George Logan and Oliver Wainwright, two of the founders of the International Organization of Black Security Executives (IOBSE). Now in it's 30th year, the IOBSE boasts 200+ members. In this interview, George and Oliver discuss how the IOBSE was started and how it has evolved over the years. They also give advice to the young leaders of tomorrow who may be watching the video.
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Se-Kure Controls
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Group hits Loehmann’s for nearly $3000 in handbags. One woman is behind bars while three others, along with a male driver, remain at large in connection with the thefts of expensive purses from Loehmann’s department store. Violence has been an issue with this group, on July 16th attempting to make the apprehension was involved in a scuffle and bit by one of the suspects; another incident involved a store associate almost hit by the get-a-way car. (Source patch.com)

Kerastase Age Recharge shampoo becomes a hot item at Darien CVS. The mid-aged, overweight, plaid short wearing suspect, walked into the CVS grabbed four boxes of Kerastase Age Recharge shampoo, valued at nearly $300, and walked out handing the product to another man. Police are reviewing the video surveillance. (Source dailyvoice.com)

Baby formula, diapers and fake credit cards, land 2 Brooklyn men in jail. Police were investigating an incident at the Shop Rite grocery store when they noticed a car rushing out of the store’s parking lot, violating a motor vehicle law. Brandon Gibbons, 22, and Jemel Vickers, 29, were released Tuesday from the Bergen County Jail after each posted $10,000 bail. Detectives found 14 credit cards in Vickers’ name. A variety of diapers and baby formula in five to six bags and worth about $1,000 was also discovered. (Source northjersey.com)

Five TJ Maxx Associates charged with theft. Over the past 30 days, the five associates at the TJ Maxx in Bridgehampton Commons stole at least $1300 in merchandise. All five suspects in their 20’s, each charged with petty larceny, two will also be charged with conspiracy in the sixth degree. (Source patch.com)

Two suspects in Madison, Conn., go on shoplifting spree at Stop & Shop over several days and hit them for thousands Madison police have arrested one male suspect and the female suspect remains at large. (Source theday.com)
 

George Torres (CVS Caremark) is now the Sr. Advisor & Board Member at the Los Angeles Area Organized Retail Crimes Association (LAAORCA). Previously, George was the Retail Co-Chair for LAAORCA, a position he held for almost two years. That position is now held by Debbie Ho. LAAORCA is a cooperative effort between retailers, the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, U.S. Secret Service and many other Southern California law enforcement agencies. The organization was developed to share case intelligence and work collaboratively on retail crime prevention and investigations.

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"Personal Development: The battle to stay relevant"

Submitted by Brad Reeves
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The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company




Through my years in the loss prevention industry I have seen many things come and go. Unfortunately at times it has been people; and good people. At other times it has been more ambiguous elements such as an entire organization reputation, credibility or influence. Why does this happen? Well, there are many moving parts to the answer, but one of those parts is: development, or should I say the lack there of.

I just gave a very brief review of things that I have seen go. Well something that definitely comes and will always be around the corner is change: Change is constant. So in the battle to stay relevant we must arm ourselves with the weapon of development. There are so many dynamics when it comes to the topic of development, but a few challenges I would pose would be:

· Does your organization have a commitment to development?
· Is the program well rounded, autonomous, a priority?
· Do you as an individual have a commitment to development?
·  What is the last thing you did to develop yourself?

Have you ever worked with someone that was a good guy but just kind of didn't get it? Perhaps this individual was a real warrior, day to day or old school. Our environment needs leaders. To be a leader one needs to be equipped with a unique set of skills. To get those skills we need development. Sure there is natural talent out there, but even the best talent needs work like enhancing, practice or learning new things.

Two examples of personal development would be technical skills and leadership skills. The first could be industry or company specific, such as CCTV, various store operations or specific company loss prevention operations. The latter includes a few of a lengthy list such as conflict management, motivation, communication, teamwork, and influence. The equation is simple: Development will help individuals become better employees; better employees create great organizations and great organizations equal excellent companies. Without development we cannot react to change. We cannot improve or do more with less or stay relevant in the war of business.

Times now more than ever require a more refined, enhanced and professional individual. The old days of simply clocking in and chasing shoplifters down the road have been long gone. The new days of maintaining P & L, determining ROI, shortage control, establishing a loss prevention organization with strength and influence are here. My question to the nay sayers out there is how many of you know how to do the old days and how many of you know how to do the new days?
 

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Yesterday's Daily received several comments from our readers in regards to the following article. Here are just a few of them.

Age old study resurfaces; Does paying higher wages decrease employee theft? According to a study conducted by University of Illinois and University of Southern California professors it does, "the reduction in theft that comes from a boost in wages would cover nearly 40 percent of the cost of paying employees more." According to the National Employment Law Project, the retail industry has the third largest share of low-wage workers in the country. Illustrating this point, more than 50 percent of New York City retail workers make less than $10 an hour, according to a report from the Retail Action Project. Please feel free to incorporate this study in your next WZ interview. (Source huffingtonpost.com)

Comments from David Presson, CPO

I don't think there is a direct link. I have taken out people who were some of the highest paid employees in the store. Usually the people who are stealing due to the need for money, are doing something outside of work that causes this (drugs, gambling, a relationship outside of marriage ect.). Some do it just to see if they can.

Comments from Litton Jack

Believe it has an impact but I don't believe it is the overall root cause of employee theft. I think one of the variables is the environment that surrounds the employee. We pay a decent salary but also have a huge inventory and to some extent the temptation plays a role in theft regardless of salary.
 

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When you think you've got your job mastered, think again. That's usually when something bad happens in one's career or company. If you reach that point, and most everyone does, it's time to reevaluate everything you're doing. Go on the hunt for new technology, new ideas, rewrite your program, take a fresh look at every aspect of your department. Maybe even bring in a consultant you don't know or have ties to, someone who will challenge you and debate with you and won't be there to merely confirm what you're doing and agree with your approach. But someone who will test you and force you to grow, someone who you may even be uncomfortable with. Get out of your comfort zone and have some fun!

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