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September 6, 2011

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

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

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Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

Watch for our article the day after each event!

September 8, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
San Bruno, CA

September 21, 2011
New England ORC Symposium & Trade Show
Worcester, MA

October 12, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
NYC Metro Area

October 19, 2011
NRF-Investigator's Network Meeting
McLean, VA


5th Annual
Crime Symposium & Trade Show

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

Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Blvd
Worcester, MA



co-hosted by
Universal Surveillance Systems

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail

2nd Annual Training Conference

October 4-6, 2011
Peppermill Resort/Casino
Reno Nevada



Albuquerque Retail Assets Protection Association (ARAPA)
is hosting their

2nd Annual
Southwest ORC Conference

Albuquerque Convention Center

October 13, 2011

and the cost is free

Additional information including conference topics can be found at the
link below


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



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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
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LPRC 2011 Impact Conference

October 10-12, 2011

Office Depot Headquarters
Boca Raton, FL



LPRC invites
innovative solutions providers to join their

Benefit Denial Working Group (BDWG)
to develop and test leading-edge product protection solutions

NRF appoints Dan Faketty to Vice Chair of NRF Loss Prevention Advisory Council

The National Retail Federation has announced Dan Faketty, Vice President of Loss Prevention for Winn Dixie, has been named a Vice Chair of the NRF Loss Prevention Advisory Council. In addition, three new members are being added to the Advisory Council; Ned Ludlow (Williams-Sonoma), Wayne McBrian (Brookstone) and Stephen Scott (Tractor Supply).

The LP Advisory Council is composed of senior loss prevention executives from a diverse collection of retail sectors, and responsible for leading the NRF's LP committees and planning content at the annual LP conference to be held in New Orleans (June 20-22, 2012). The group is Chaired by Gary Johnson (Vitamin Shoppe) along with Vice Chairs, Dan Faketty (Winn Dixie), Rosamaria Sostilio (Saks Fifth Avenue) and Keith White (Gap Inc.).

Armed Robbery of a Target in Peaschtree City, Georgia
The Target store in Peachtree City was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday night by two men, one of whom was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun, police said.  The two male aggressors entered the store as employees were attempting to close for the evening around 10 p.m., police said.  They threatened several employees and customers and forced employees to open several cash registers, police said.  (Source:

Man dressed as woman charged with shoplifting in Natick
"The defendant has a number of larcenies and similar cases on his record," Lee said. "He has served committed time for larceny in 2005. We will be seeking committed time."  (Source: metrowestdailynews)

Armed Wal-Mart robbers shoot at security in Aurora, Colorado
Officers are searching for two men who robbed a Wal-Mart in Aurora Friday night and fired a gun at a security officer as they were fleeing.  The security guard was pulling up to the front of the store with his car when one of the robbers fired a round at him, witnesses said.  Witnesses said two men in black masks and black clothing came in waving guns and demanding money.  One cashier said as soon as she saw the "big gun" she took off running.  (Source:

Family Dollar associates pepper sprayed trying to stop shoplifter

A man with a red Mohawk and gold painted finger and toe nails is accused of spraying Family Dollar employees with pepper spray when they tried to stop him from shoplifting.  (Source:

Armed shoplifter tackled by store shoppers
A shoplifter armed with knives tried to elude a Von Maur Department store's security officer at Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles, IL but was pinned down by a witness until St. Charles police arrived. Once at the mall's drive, a witness reportedly saw the chase, exited his car, tackled Sobota and held him down until St. Charles police arrived. During a search, the police officer found a theft detection device tool that opens security packages, $1,417 in cash in his wallet, a knife with a 4-inch blade, a knife with a 2.5-inch blade and a multipurpose tool and $575 in clothing from the store.  (Source:

Amazon Offers To Hire 7,000 If California Waits On Sales Tax  (Source:

Direct sales soar at J. Crew Group
Revenues increased 7% to $435.0 million. Comparable company sales increased 3% in the second quarter. Comparable company sales increased 12% in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.  J. Crew Group Inc. swung to a fiscal second-quarter loss due to a higher interest expense as a result of debt incurred in connection with the apparel retailer's move to go private, masking higher same-store sales.  Last month, J. Crew opened its first Canadian store in Toronto, marking its first international foray.  The company is the latest U.S. retailer to expand north in a bid to take advantage of Canada's growing economy.  (Source:

Michael Medline President FGL speaks on Canadian Tire's plans for Forzani, "more square footage"

Check those "Coverage Schedules" – Shops across the globe will keep their doors open late for the third year in a row, as Fashion’s Night Out returns on Sept. 8. 

National Preparedness Month Coalition
September 2011
Join forces with the NRF and FEMA on this important mission




Dollar General Selects GSI to Launch its e-Commerce Business

GSI Commerce, an eBay owned business and leading provider of ecommerce & interactive marketing solutions, announced it has signed a multiyear agreement to provide Dollar General (DG), one of the nation's largest retailers, with comprehensive services for its online business. Under the agreement, GSI will provide DG ecommerce technology, payments, fulfillment and customer care services, as well as a broad array of marketing services. DG will leverage key GSI products & services to operate its ecommerce business, including its on-demand infrastructure solution for order management, payments, taxation and fraud prevention services; along with its proprietary package delivery program. 
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Submitted by Keith Johnson, Regional Loss Prevention Manager
          for Gabriel Brothers/Rugged Wearhouse, Inc. on . . .

No Means Yes, Find A Way

In this day and age of doing more with less, Loss Prevention Executives must learn how to work smarter, not harder. Limited resources, reduced capital expenditures, growing overheads, shrinking margins and lower payroll budgets sometimes pose what seems like an insurmountable hurdle to overcome. When your Director submits his annual budget to the V.P. of Finance only to have it cut and sent back, you wonder how you will accomplish your goals.

Several executives have told me in the past when times were tough, "No means yes, find a way." There are three principles to live by every day that can help you do more with less.

First, there is Time Management. An L.P. Executive must understand the how to manage his or her time effectively. There are only so many hours in the day and most people spend 7-8 of those sleeping. You must learn how to prioritize tasks, eliminate time robbers and how to handle interruptions throughout the day. If you can accomplish this, you can be more productive.

Second, there is People Management. This principle starts with having the right people in the right place at the right time. People who are properly trained and who can work independently with little supervision and limited direction and who also understand the importance of Time Management.

Third, there is Workload Management. You must be able to delegate responsibilities and tasks to others and trust that they will get the job done. You must follow up to ensure that the tasks are getting done and you must convey a sense of urgency to the players without sacrificing the quality of the work being done.

If you can master these three principles you can accomplish more, feel more productive, do more with less and still have time for that all important work-life balance that we all strive for. Just a thought.

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Every executive has an agenda out of absolute necessity and in the normal course of doing business.  Agendas in essence drive performance and results.  However, it's the hidden agendas that one must be on the look out for because those are the ones that do the most damage to executives and companies.  And while many tend not to acknowledge them, they do exist and finding them is the key.  Dealing with them and managing them is extremely difficult and oftentimes one finds themselves managing the aftereffect and not even seeing them until it's too late.  Just remember one thing – if you know the stripes on a Zebra you can ride the Zebra and, if you don't know the stripes, the Zebra will ride you.

Just a Thought
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