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September 7, 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

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



City Ordinance may require Convenience Stores to employ Security Guards

Twenty-four hour convenience stores in Jackson, Mississippi may soon be required to hire security guards. An ordinance to be considered by the City Council require businesses to have security present during the hours of midnight to 5 a.m. at the owners expense. (Source:

Police Arrest two for shooting in a Durham, NC mall
Police responded to the Northgate Mall on a report of an active shooter. Northgate Mall has had 5 violent fatalities in the past 5 years. Officers arriving at the mall said that two teens were involved in an argument when shots rang out. Both teens were charged with firing a gun inside an occupied building and carrying a concealed weapon. No one was injured in the shooting. (Source:

California Court reaches settlement on Cadmium Jewelry
An Alameda County Superior Court in Oakland, Calif. on Friday approved a $1 million settlement of a lawsuit by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and 26 retailers and suppliers. In addition to the payment, the settlement sets strict limits on cadmium levels in jewelry sold after Dec. 31, according to the consent judgment. The CEH said that cadmium is a heavy metal that can cause cancer, as well as genetic and kidney damage. (Source:

William McComb's Liz Claiborne Coming Into Focus
Liz Claiborne Inc.'s CEO William L. McComb is a man of his word. Earlier this year, he promised investors he would enact major cuts to off-load its many troubled loss making labels, and cut down the company's excessive debt. Just last month, he brokered a lucrative fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden, and now sold a controlling stake in his company's deficient Mexx Division to the Gores Group for $85 million in cash. This latest deal is expected to cut Liz Claiborne Inc.'s end of the year before tax losses by $25 million. (Source:

Talbots posts bigger-than-expected 2Q loss
Talbot's post a net loss of $37.3 million, with revenue falling 10 percent. Michael Smaldone, Chief Creative Officer will be replaced. (Source:

Analysts predict a good holiday season
International Council of Shopping Centers estimates a 3.5% increase in sales for November-December. (Source:

McDonald's Canada to spend $1 billion to renovate stores
Next year, 1400 stores will be renovated with leather furniture, plasma televisions and fireplaces in an effort to make the environment a little more cozy for your dining experience. Burger King and KFC of Canada also have renovation ideas in place. Tim Horton's is still the predominant market shareholder of the fast food breakfast in Canada. (Source:

Three arrested for theft at Philadelphia Premium Outlet
Thousands in merchandise recovered. Suspects equipped with foil and a ply bar.

Scotland's Convenient store shrink problem identified, but suspect remains in the wind.
Store hit 20 times in a week.



Small Gardening store takes a unique approach to catch a shoplifter. Raffle ticket leads to her arrest. (Source:

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




eBay Announces New Global Marketplace President Devin Wenig

eBay Inc announced that Devin Wenig is joining the company as President of its global eBay Marketplaces business unit, which includes eBay marketplace, eBay classifieds sites and StubHub. President & CEO John Donahoe said, "Devin's deep global operating and leadership experience, combined with his record of delivering innovation and of understanding global technology platforms and communities, makes him uniquely qualified to lead our eBay Marketplaces business." "We are focused on shaping the future of commerce with retailers and sellers of all sizes across multiple formats, including mobile, local and social commerce. Devin will be a strong leader to drive our vision of enabling retailers of all sizes to grow their businesses and enabling consumers to shop anytime, anywhere for whatever they want." Devin will report to Donahoe in his new role.  
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Job Opening




District Asset Protection Specialist Winn-Dixie Mobile, AL Winn-Dixie
Sr. Manager of AP Safety Winn-Dixie Jacksonville, FL Winn-Dixie
Director of Safety Confidential Chicago, IL Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Boston, MA Downing & Downing
Director of Loss Prevention Confidential Dallas, TX Downing & Downing
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
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

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Job Opening




District LP Mgr Dick's Sporting Goods Los Angeles, CA Dick's Sporting Goods

Loss Prevention Mgr

NAPA Auto Parts Fontana, CA NAPA
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Kmart Goleta, CA Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Salisbury, MD Sears Holdings Corp
Regional LP Mgr Body Shops of America Jacksonville, FL JobsOnTheMenu
Asset Protection Mgr Wal-Mart/Sam's G1 Jonesboro, AR Wal-Mart
Senior LP Mgr JC Penney Zanesville, OH Indeed
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Pueblo, CO Lowes
Store LP and Safety Mgr Lowes Vienna, WV Lowes
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Capital City Camp Hill, PA Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Coinmach South Florida Region Monster
AP Business Partner Target Honolulu, HI Target
District LP Mgr Sephora USA Inc. Atlanta, GA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Springfield, IL Sears Holdings Corp
District LP Mgr Harbor Freight Tools Calabasas, CA Harbor Freight Tools
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Indy, IN & Cincinnati Sears Holdings Corp
Regional LP Mgr bebe Stores, Inc. San Francisco, CA Indeed



Heather Brown was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager at Burlington Coat Factory.

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