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September 8, 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




LPRC invites
innovative solutions providers to join their

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

Anthony Antonelli was named Director of Loss Prevention, Gap Outlet at Gap, Inc.  Anthony came to Gap, Inc. as a Regional LP Manager Gap Inc. Banana Republic in 2001 and made Sr. Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Northeast, Southeast and Canada in 2005.  Anthony has also held LPM and Regional LPM positions with CVS Pharmacy and Bloomingdale's before going to Gap.  He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida.  Congratulations on the promotion, Anthony!

Retailers Collaborate in the Aftermath of Irene
to Enhance Industry Preparedness, Response and Recovery


Lisa LaBruno
VP, LP & Legal Affairs RILA

The retail industry has demonstrated over and over again that it is adept at preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters. But, retailers also know they can't rest on their laurels and instead always look for ways to do things even better. So, last week, leading retailers who participate on RILA's Disaster Response & Preparedness (DRAP) Committee met to conduct an after-action briefing on Hurricane Irene. Led by Mike Rackley (Director, Global Security Services at Target and DRAP Chair) and Jim Waldrop (Manager, Corporate Crisis and Emergency Operations at Sears Holdings and DRAP
Vice-Chair), the group discussed their pre- and post-strike protocols, the storm's short-term business impact, the most significant challenges they faced, what worked and what didn't work and the many ways in which their local, state and federal government partners provided key support. From this discussion, the group identified opportunities to enhance their preparedness, response and recovery efforts in the face of future catastrophic events.
Another example of the power of collaboration within the retail industry!


Gap takes a "Hands Off" approach to Loss Prevention apprehensions
The focus is on safety, maintaining control of the suspect through verbal commands and even empathy if needed to return both the Loss Prevention professional and the shoplifter to the store without incident. Katherine Braak, a District Loss Prevention Manager/ Trainer with the Gap has had her share of stops that did not go well, now she is training the LP Associates at the Gap, a new technique that has proven to be safer and reduces liability for the company. Katherine delivered a presentation on hands-off apprehensions to the 2011 NRF Loss Prevention Conference & Expo earlier this summer. (Source:

Mall of America security conducts counter-terrorism interviews
Mall of America officials say their security unit stops and questions on average 1,200 people each year. The interviews at the mall are part of a counterterrorism initiative that acts as the private eyes and ears of law enforcement authorities, but has often ensnared innocent people, according to an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. In nearly two-thirds of the cases reviewed, subjects are described as African-American, people of Asian and Arabic descent, and other minorities, according to an analysis of the documents. In 2005, Mall of America hired Mike Rozin, a former sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces before working in a protective division at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport. He trained mall security in the art of interpreting behavioral cues for signs of a threat. (Source:

Amazon makes its first move on the UK
Amazon has reached an agreement with shopping center owner Land Securities to acquire collection locker space with a computerized kiosk, making deliveries available in London. The lockers have been tested at
7-Eleven stores in Seattle, WA and will go live in London next week. 

Shopper sues Wal-Mart Canada for Injuries
A Halifax Nova Scotia woman claims she was knocked down by a shoplifter and security guard. The lawsuit claims that the Wal-Mart security staff showed a disregard for public safety, gave her no warning of the impending collision and failed to properly train the Associate on reasonable pursuit. (Source:

Thirty-six Tennessee Convenience Stores raided for selling illegal synthetic drugs
The state legislature made the sale of "Bath Salt and Incense" illegal in July, but over-the-counter sales of the items have remained strong despite the law and the high price. A single package of incense can sell for $30. Those products are abused by people who smoke, snort or inject the synthetic drugs and many have become sick or even died. (Source:

Biloxi man arrested with 2 live lobsters in his pants
Nathan Hadley was apprehended by a Winn Dixie Associate who was able to recover the lobsters as well as 2 bags of jumbo shrimp. Police also recovered a pork loin Hardy allegedly tried to stuff in his pants, but threw at the Associate instead as he tried to run. (Source:

Eureka, CA Police seeking suspects in Bayshore Mall explosive
Teens believed to be responsible for homemade chemical bomb. Four juveniles are being sought by Police for planting the device (a muriatic acid and aluminum foil in a 2-liter bottle) in a mall hallway. No one was injured and minimal property damage. Surveillance video is being reviewed by Police.

Party City to hire 14,000 seasonal workers for Halloween
An additional 15 to 50 new associates will be added to each location to handle the increased sales/ traffic. (Source:

Mens Warehouse total net sales rose to $655M from $536M LY
Laura Ashley store sales increase of 3.5%, internet sales up 9%

Banana Republic opens its first store in Russia on Friday
Banana Republic will open its 200th franchise store in Serbia on Friday. Banana Republic also opens in the Moscow's AfiMall City, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the city. (Source:

Supervalu to sell off 107 fuel centers, to refocus on core business
Tesoro will purchase 51 Albertsons fuel centers located in California, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and Idaho. Couche-Tard/Circle K will purchase 27 Jewel-Osco fuel centers, primarily in the Chicagoland area. Holiday Stationstores will purchase 15 fuel centers – eight from Cub Foods in Minnesota, two from Hornbacher’s in North Dakota and five from Albertsons in Montana. Stinker will purchase 14 Albertsons fuel centers in Southern Idaho. (Source:

National Preparedness Month Coalition
September 2011
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Seasonal LP Mgr Spirit Halloween Paramus, NJ Monster

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Spirit Halloween New York, NY Monster
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Holdings/Sears Brea, CA Sears Holdings Corp
Mgr, LP Training & Communications Sears Holdings/Corporate Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Holdings Corp
District LP Mgr Gap San Francisco, CA Gap
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Reno, NV Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Orem, UT Wal-Mart
Dual-Market Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart Colorado Springs, CO Wal-Mart
Market AP Mgr Wal-Mart West Valley City, UT Wal-Mart
Mgr Corp. Security 3rd shift Wal-Mart Bentonville, AR Wal-Mart
Mgr Asset Protection Wal-Mart Beaver Dam, WI Wal-Mart
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Valley Plaza Bakersfield, CA Macy's
Regional LP Mgr Temporary RadioShack Fort Worth, TX AllRetailJobs
Regional LP Mgr Kiosk Job RadioShack Fort Worth, TX RadioShack
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Houston, TX RadioShack
Regional LP Mgr RadioShack Guaynabo, PR RadioShack
Regional LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Atlanta, GA Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Winnipeg, MB Sears Holdings Corp
LP Cluster Mgr Sears Holdings Corp Winnipeg, MB Sears Holdings Corp
Safety and LP Mgr IKEA Montreal, QC IKEA
Asset Protection Director Target Canada Mississauga, ON, CA Target Canada


Anthony Antonelli was named Director of Loss Prevention, Gap Outlet at Gap, Inc.

George Norris has joined the Burlington Coat Factory Asset Protection Team as the Territory Director of Loss Prevention, Territory 5.

Jack Halpin has joined the Burlington Coat Factory as Regional Loss Prevention Manager, Region 23, Southern IL, MO, IN.

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Get Ready, Get Set September, Go! – You've spent the first eight months of the year getting ready for the all important 4th quarter. September is the time to "get set." For most of us, this means that all the "new" things we introduced this year need to be ingrained in our culture and in the behavior of our employees before the end of the month. With very few exceptions, now is not the time to be rolling out new initiatives, revising policies, making personnel changes, or doing anything else "new" that can be avoided or delayed until 2012. It is better to spend the rest of this month making sure you have "traction" or "lift-off" on all the things you expect from your staff and stores for the remainder of the year. If you are a retailer, Monday October 3rd won't feel like most other Mondays. It will feel like the beginning of what we all hope will be a great 4th quarter. Making it so will largely depend on how well we "get set" for "Go!"

John Velke
VP Loss Prevention & Safety
Total Wine & More

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