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Conway Stores & CW Price

 A true David & Goliath Story in more ways than one!

And with Two LP Exec's holding the slingshots!

Deep in the heart of the biggest retail market in North America lies a little-known discount retailer whose recent story mimics the likes of a true David and Goliath story. Last July they were a 45 store discount retailer in the NYC area. Family owned and driven, they were a true NYC symbol of a successful long term retailer that had survived and thrived for over 70 years by offering "Crazy Deals Everyday," by staying focused on driving value to their customers and by building a team that rolls up their sleeves and pulls together just like a family. Then last August, literally overnight, they opened 47 CW Price stores up and down the east coast, taking over 47 of  the AJ Wright locations after TJX decided to exit that business. They opened these stores and more than doubled the size of their business with a team that played like they were in the Super Bowl. With everything to lose they made the jump and they committed themselves to an effort that few face at that magnitude. Let's face it, doubling the size of your business and stores in today's economy and uncertain times takes an attitude and commitment that very few have, and they did it successfully which is a true David and Goliath scene right on the streets of the toughest city in North America, an Olympic achievement in anyone's eyes.

Helping to lead the effort were two LP executives, both of whom played an instrumental role. One, who had been placed there by our firm over 15 years ago as their Director of LP and who is now their Senior VP of Operations - Mario DiBartolo. The other started there as a security guard over 19 years ago and has progressed to the role of Vice President of LP, Logistics, Inventory Control & Safety - Aaron Huntt. These two executive's stories alone about how they've progressed to the levels they've reached are great examples of how, to use Aaron's words, dedication, commitment, and hard work pays off if you're committed to never taking anything for granted and doing the best job you can every day. 

Aaron Huntt's story from security guard to a senior executive managing four functions in a family run business that just successfully doubled in size actually shows how an individual can accomplish anything if they set their mind to it and stay focused on advancing at every opportunity. His approach of always looking to improve and not being afraid of failure kept him from running for the hills when the president and owner of the company one day last year dropped by his office and asked if he wanted to run logistics. 

Growing up in the business at Conway and holding the various positions he's held gave him an appreciation for how critical it is to be focused on developing, understanding, and nurturing relationships. His management style of being "hands on - fair - firm - and aggressive" quite frankly shows exactly why he's reached the level he has, and his day to day focus of educating his team and being relentlessly driven to search for, identify, develop, and manage information for his organization and team to use, has helped Conway deliver "Best in Class" shrink results and now it's helping the logistics business as well. Aaron is driven by information and, as he said to this writer, the information from the day prior drives his day today, and in today's world that's an absolute necessity.

It's not often when you see two LP executives in the same company doing so well that they're now part of the senior management team helping to truly steer the direction of the company. Coupled with last year's Olympic achievement of more than doubling the size of the company with virtually the same management team, you've got a few David and Goliath battles going on with two LP executives winning their own battles and helping to hold the slingshot for the company for the monster battle of doubling growth.

Congratulations to both of them and to the Conway - CW Price organization. It takes guts to face Goliath and it's sheer commitment and drive to take him down. Great Job!


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FBI rolling out new $1B biometric Next Generation Identification (NGI) database system - with 100M Americans in it. A nationwide database of mug shots, iris scans, DNA samples, voice recordings, palm prints, and other biometrics collected from more than 100 million Americans and intended to help identify and catch criminals. Piloting it in several states and fully deployed in 2014 it'll have 12 million American faces for its facial recognition system. (Source

Anonymous member takes down GoDaddy and the Daily
. Early this afternoon, GoDaddy service to countless websites and services around the world was attacked by a member of the Anonymous hacktivist group. The hacker (called AnonOpsLegion on Twitter) took down with a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), leaving thousands of people without access to websites and emails. (Source (Source

Shoppers Return and Retailers Report Best Growth Since March This summer, Americans were walking contradictions: They opened their wallets despite escalating fears about the slow economic recovery and surging gas prices. The news appears to show that what Americans say and do are two different things: The reports come two days after a private research firm said consumer confidence in August fell to its lowest level since November 2011 as Americans grew more concerned about the job market, business conditions and the overall economy. (Source

J.C. Penney's free hair cuts for children up to sixth grade for back to school got them in the store - 1.6M of them - and now they're gonna give free hair-cuts every Sunday Well it may not sound like an Apple thing to do but it did work and we all know it's all about getting them in the store. Now can they get them in the new branded inner shops they're opening? And get them to the "meeting places" they're designing. And As part of that overall mission, Penney will also be offering free haircuts to breast cancer survivors in October, which is breast cancer awareness month. By the way the company believes some of the salon customers did cross the aisle to buy products. (Source Associated Press)

Canadian e-commerce sales growth will exceed U.S. growth Research firm estimates Canadian e-commerce sales will grow 14.3% this year versus 13.8% in the United States. (Source

Cargo Net system credited with quick recovery of stolen pallets of hydromorphone in Georgia Last Monday, two pallets of injectors full of hydromorphone - which is six to eight times more powerful than conventional morphine – were stolen from the back of a truck at the Pilot Truck Stop on Bouldercrest Road near I-285 while the driver slept in the cab. The driver called DeKalb Police. But because the trucking company is a member of an organization called Cargo Net, a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics, its personnel also used channels they established with the GBI’s Major Theft Unit established in 2009 to report the crime. Before DeKalb Police had even assigned a detective to the case, GBI agents had located the hydromorphone and recovered the shipment intact. Cargo Net is one national player in sharing and analyzing information on theft from trucking. "The industry is getting better every day at moving (this kind of) information around," Crowell said. (Source

Multitasking Employees Emerge as Growing Distracted Driving Demographic Texting while driving: It’s not just for teens anymore. According to this distracted driving expert, multitasking employees who conduct business while behind the wheel are contributing to our nation’s highway safety concerns in a significant way. The Employer’s Role: "Corporations and businesses have a tremendous vested interest in educating their employees on the dangers of distracted driving," Horn said. "Recent multi-million-dollar judgments against corporations whose employees killed or injured other drivers and/or their passengers while using cell phones or smart phones have forced companies to open their eyes and become proactive in instructing their employees on safe driving practices." Maybe it's time to update your policies and just send a note out to your entire team. (Source

ICE Chief of Staff resigns over the weekend after claims of sexual misconduct. Suzanne Barr was on leave from ICE since the New York Post reported a lawsuit filed against the agency back in May. The lawsuit, filed by the agency's former top agent, claimed that Barr had created a hostile work environment which was meant to humiliate male employees. After it's publication, the report was followed up by at least two anonymous reports of further sexual misconduct. Barr denies the accusations.  (Source

Homeland Security's domain seizures worries Congress
. An initiative by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to seize domains and take down URLs is worrying certain members of Congress. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Rep. Jared Polis, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Janet Napolitano last week, stating "Our concern centers on your Department's methods, and the process given, when seizing the domain names of websites whose actions and content are presumed to be lawful, protected speech."  (Source

Four Fire Departments responding to a Long Island Macy’s Store. Four area departments have responded to the Westfield South Shore Mall in Bay Shore, Long Island to a roof top fire at the Macy’s store at 10:30 this morning. The Macy’s is currently closed for remodeling, no injuries were reported and the fire has quickly been extinguished. Smoke and water damage are being cleaned up. The mall is to reopen at 1:00 pm today. (Source

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Armed robbery spree hits three automotive stores in one night in Florida Armed robbers hit three different auto parts stores Friday night in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. An armed bandit held up the Advance Auto Parts on Mobile Highway around 8 p.m. Friday night. Eight minutes later, an armed robbery was reported at the O'Reilly Auto Parts store on Pace Boulevard. Then less than two hours later, an armed robbery was reported at an Advance Auto Parts store in Navarre. (Source

NYPD officer shoots and kills fleeing 20 yr. old innocent employee/hostage during c-store robbery. See the video footage A police officer shot and killed a convenience store worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday. Three men taken into custody at the shop after the shooting were charged with murder, robbery and weapons possession, prosecutors said. Dramatic security video released by police shows the uniformed officer, his gun drawn, positioned outside the Bronx shop's front door moments after a 911 call. In a flash, the store manager rushes out the door. Closely behind with his head down is Renaldo Cuevas, who runs full speed into the officer, sending both men tumbling to the sidewalk. A pool of blood appears to form on the ground the instant Cuevas lands on his back. The officer is kneeling and pointing his semiautomatic at Cuevas when the video clip ends. Investigators believe the impact of Cuevas running into the officer caused him to fire one round, striking the 20-year-old victim in the left shoulder, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference. Cuevas died later at a hospital. (Source

4 Arrested in $2.5 Million Truck Heist of cell phones from Excel Express and it may be an inside job Four men have been arrested and charged in the theft of a truck that was filled with $2.5 million in cell phones and perfume from a northwest Miami-Dade cargo business in July, police said Friday. Police said they've been able to recover $750,000 worth of merchandise. (Source

Drug cartels behind GA counterfeit bills A year after authorities broke up a ring that flooded the Athens, GA area with counterfeit money smuggled from Peru, bogus bills from South America continued to make their way into the local economy. Last year, a group of people flooded the area with counterfeit $100 bills during the Fourth of July weekend, a time when police said cashiers were too busy to closely examine cash from customers. According to (a Secret Service agent), "the bills are originating out of Peru and are being printed by the organized crime families in that area, basically the drug cartels." Peru in recent years has become the world’s counterfeiting capital. Peruvian counterfeiters produce about 17-percent of all fake currency circulating in the U.S. (Source

Multiple armed robberies at Canby Park Shopping Center, in Wilmington, DE has police warning shoppers to be alert and safe. Delaware State police are investigating four armed robberies that occurred in a Wilmington shopping center since August 31st. Police say there were two suspects in the robbery on September 6th and the descriptions of the suspects are the same in all four robberies. Troopers urge the public to be alert and safe. Walk in pairs or groups, especially after dark. Avoid congregating or walking through dark or unlit areas. Be aware of your surroundings and conceal your valuables. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident, they are asked to contact the Robbery Unit at Troop 2 at 302-834-2630 Extension #6 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. (Source

Last year's pre-Christmas shooting-murder at Towson Town Center Mall in Baltimore, MD linked to Black Guerrilla Family Gang initiation. A man vying to become a member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang in North Baltimore fired six shots and killed the 19-year-old Pridget, according to prosecutors in the Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas last year. It was a retaliation killing inside the mall. (Source

Even in Wales, UK the police are cracking down on shoplifting with their own Business Against Crime Partnership program Seems like the public-private partnership model is taking hold even across the big pond with a program in a city in Wales that saw 22 arrests in August as a result of increased police efforts and partnership work with retailers. (Source

Houston police opens fire on shoplifting suspect after the suspect tried to run the officer down with his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot. A suspected shoplifter tried to run over an officer, but instead hit a pregnant woman in a northwest Houston parking lot, officials said. An off-duty Harris County Precinct 4 deputy said at about 2 a.m. on Saturday he spotted two shoplifters, a man and a woman, in a Walmart parking lot. And at some point the suspect jumped into the drivers seat and backed up attempting to strike the officer. The officer was able to get out of the way. During the course of that, the officer did discharge his weapon at the suspect. (Source

A Shoplifter was apprehended after he ran and they found him in a court room waiting for his hearing on another shoplifting case. That's right he shoplifted on the way to court in Melbourne, Fla. (Source

Orange County Florida Sheriff’s nab $20,000 cell phone thieves. The suspects were arrested by Orange County Deputy shortly after the gang stormed the T-Mobile store at 5:30 pm, taking dozens of smart phones and cash. The suspects entered the store with weapons. No one was injured and the suspects later threw the weapons into a pond during the chase with police. (Source

Radio Shack hostage situation in Denver ends with robber’s remorse. Video confession from a jailhouse news video report shows some remorse on the part of the suspect now facing a very long prison term. Taveuan Williams and his accomplice will be facing over 50 years in jail for the attempted robbery of a Radio Shack store in Denver. The attempt failed, and Williams and his partner took the Store Manager hostage for 6 hours. Both suspects now face charges of attempted murder of a police officer, kidnapping and armed robbery. (Source

AutoZone store robbed in Broward County Florida, employees and customers held at gunpoint. Police are looking for two suspects that hit the AutoZone store in Oakland Park twice in the last few weeks. In the second attempt, the primary suspect was joined by an armed accomplice. Police have released the video and composite sketch hoping the public can help indentify the suspects. (Source

Western Pennsylvania man caught in toilet theft
. Bobby Clifford Smith III faces theft and related charges after allegedly taking a toilet right from the shelf of a Somerset County home improvement store and immediately heading to the return line to exchange it. He received more than $600 in gift cards but luckily the whole thing was caught on surveillance video.  (Source

UK shoplifter threatens security with screwdriver, later admits to 104 other crimes. Alan Wells admitted to police he has been in trouble since he was 12 years old, now 28 he wants to turn a new leaf. Wells admitted to police 104 other crimes including breaking into vehicles, properties and shoplifting, remembering details of many of the events with surprising detail. (Source

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Forget the Mafia, there's a new family in town: A family of Gypsy bandits, and they're sweeping the nation again. Featured on the Today Show, this family of self-called gypsies from Romania uses grandparents, children, and even babies as diversions to help rob stores blind. They've crossed the country, hitting at least 11 stores from New York to California, stealing as much as half a million dollars at one store, and police say catching them is nearly impossible.  (Source


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eBay Global Asset Protection team supported an investigation into alleged sale of stolen diesel equipment parts leads to arrest warrants being issued. The two former employees of a diesel parts business and are wanted on felony charges related to the embezzlement of Cummins brand diesel products that police say were sold on eBay for personal profits. A felony warrant signed today charges a 32-year-old Freeland man and a 33-year-old Reese man with embezzlement and criminal enterprising. The warrant came after a four-month investigation of the business. Police were called in to execute warrants and analyze financial data to find evidence to support the allegations, according to the report. Evidence in the case revealed proceeds of the suspected embezzlement of nearly $100,000, the report said. Click here for full article.

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8:30 a.m. Registration – Breakfast – Vendor Visits
9:00 a.m. Opening Business:
Kevin Plante, Staples/RAM Loss Prevention Committee Chair
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9:10 a.m. Opening Session:
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John Dell’Anno, Wegmans Food Markets
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Click here to view videoPortland ORC ring of two busted who sold $1M on eBay since 2008 Beaverton police report that a three-month multi-agency investigation that began in May culminated in a raid on two residences Friday. About $20,000 of stolen retail items were recovered, Beaverton police said. The investigation began when a guitar valued at $2,750 was reported stolen from a Guitar Center store in Beaverton. According to Beaverton police, a Guitar Center employee later discovered the same guitar listed on eBay. Detectives determined that the operators of the eBay account had sold an estimated $1 million in stolen items since the account was created in 2008, Beaverton police said. Those items included high end guitars, cameras, computers and recreation accessories. Detectives believe there were four people actively involved in the theft ring. (Source

Atlanta ORC duo hitting retailers for hard drives from computers - with one man busted and the other still unidentified Two men have been hitting retail stores in Atlanta stealing hard drives. Defeating the electronic security devices and concealing them on their bodies they busted one after hitting a Target store. The suspect was already in jail for hitting a Wal-Mart store as well for the same offense. Any police jurisdiction or business that has similar, unsolved thefts of computer hard drives is asked to contact the Marietta Police Department’s Crime Analyst at 770-794-5286. Anyone with information about the identity of Kingston’s accomplice is asked to contact the Marietta tip line at 770-794-6990. (Source

Husband wife ORC duo busted in Cary, NC for shoplifting thousands and selling boosted goods online. Danielle Bowen, 50, of 1800 Walnut St. stuffed stolen items into a lead-lined bag to avoid detection as she exited stores. She was charged with shoplifting by concealing merchandise using a lead or aluminum-lined bag, larceny from merchant by removing anti-theft devices, conspiracy to commit a felony and felony possession of stolen property. Busted hitting a Belk store in Cary the couple admitted to selling stolen items online over the last nine months. (Source

ORC gang of three busted in Petaluma, CA after hitting Kohl's with car loaded with stolen merchandise after what police believe was a "burglary spree" The men were wearing stolen clothing when they were pulled over Saturday with a carload of stolen items, some with the price tags still attached. The car was packed with stolen goods, including several hundred dollars worth of items from Kohl's. Officers also are investigating whether a checkbook and credit cards found, which were not in their names, were stolen. (Source

Is this an ORC operation? Cherryville, NC woman makes off with $3K worth of razors, razor cartridges and over-the-counter medicine in a storage tote. Police have released still photos from surveillance video in hopes of identifying the woman. Police ask that anyone with information about the suspect or the crime call Cherryville Police Department at 704-435-1717. (Source

Police search for 4th suspect in Hialeah, FL robbery. Three suspects are in custody and police are looking for a fourth after a perimeter was set up in Hialeah Monday morning. The incident began when an undercover officer spotted the four suspects roaming around the parking lot of a shopping center at 3650 West 18th Avenue, Hialeah. Merchants contacted the police concerned that the suspects in the car may have been casing the stores for a robbery. Following a short chase by police the suspect vehicle was pulled over and searched revealing skull caps and a sledge-hammer. Within the last few weeks, ABC Jewelers and HH Gregg were hit inside the same parking lot. (Source

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Theft is nothing new, and in today’s economy, it seems that more and more people are taking advantage of the opportunity. Although retailers have worked hard to anticipate what products shoplifters might pursue, some of the newest items being targeted might surprise even the most seasoned loss prevention professionals.

Topping the list of shoplifters’ most desired items are teeth-whitening strips. Throughout the United States, retailers have experienced an uptick in the theft of these high-dollar items. One spokesperson for a major drug retailer names them as one of the top shoplifting targets in the retail industry at large. With nearly every retailer in the grocery, discount and drug vertical markets stocking these strips in multiple facings per store, the problem is widespread.

What makes the strips so appealing to thieves? In a few words, resale value. Based on police reports, shoplifters want to make money quickly and are selling the stolen strips on the street for a fraction of the cost. With name brand products like Crest Whitestrips averaging between $44 and $55 per package, it’s not surprising.

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