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September 21, 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 October

Kelly Gorman
Vice President LP

LP Program Spotlight
eBay's PROACT Team

Dec. 1 deadline
is coming!

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National Retail Federation
2011 ORC Survey

Executive Summary
Full Report 

Women in LP Caucus
Mentor Program
Register Here

Watch for our article the day after each event!

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




LPRC 2011 Impact Conference

October 10-12, 2011

Office Depot Headquarters
Boca Raton, FL



Chanel files suit on 399 websites in Las Vegas claiming trademark infringement and selling counterfeit Chanel-branded goods.  Probably operating out of China and other foreign jurisdictions, they're using search engine optimization tools to increase exposure and sales.  Tiffany filed almost an exact suit against 223 websites in the same court this past April.  And one of the same attorneys filed one on 182 other websites on behalf of Louis Vuitton May 10.   The lawsuits say that because of the explosion of counterfeiting on the Internet, luxury retailers have to "file a massive number of lawsuits, often it turns out, against the same individuals and groups." (Source

Michaels pays $1.8 million to New York to settle deceptive-advertising charges when they offered discounts over the past two years while charging full price.  They operate 48 stores in New York and the state attorney general had begun tracking them in 2009.  Michaels has instituted new advertising policies in May to comply with the findings.  (Source

New OpSec study shows online counterfeiting presents a serious risk to consumer safety with reports of urine and other toxic materials found in imitation perfumes and some counterfeiters able to produce and ship millions of units each month.  "In the past, counterfeit health and beauty products were typically focused on high end products, but they have evolved to include everyday personal care items. The anonymity of the Internet fuels an online marketplace where counterfeiters can thrive."  (Source

ORC group found to be operating in Youngstown, OH stealing from numerous Home Depot's throughout eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania and selling their goods at the Open Hearth Bar in Youngstown.  The police are continuing their investigation.  (Source

The apprehension of two major ORC rings will be announced in the Daily next week.

Shoppers will be greeted by fewer employees this holiday season, and those workers who are on hand are expected to encounter shoppers spending less this year as the weak economy continues to take its toll. Retail executives are already expressing muted holiday cheer in a number of ways. They are bemoaning lower mall traffic, muting their sales expectations, lowering their inventories and pruning their prices to draw customers in.  "It's pretty clear they need a reason to shop," Kohl's Chief Executive Kevin Mansell said of consumers at an industry conference last week.  (Source

Halloween City will hire 10,000 seasonal employees to staff hundreds of temporary locations.  A great opportunity for a Loss Prevention consultant!  (Source

Constitution Project, a Washington think tank, is calling for limits on law enforcement's use of GPS tracking of the movement of suspects and states police should be required to obtain a search warrant for any GPS surveillance that lasts more than 24 hours.  The Supreme Court will be reviewing this in November and the Obama administration says warrants would hamper law enforcement and aren't needed because the surveillance monitors movements on public streets.  (Source Associated Press)

Sweltering conditions inside an warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania over the summer sent several employees to hospitals and led to an OSHA inspection that issued no fines, but made recommendations on how the company could improve its heat-stress management plan at their Breinigsville, PA warehouse.  (Source Associated Press)

Pay phone owner of 165 phones makes 8 million robotic bogus calls and racks up $4 million at 50 cents a call for toll-free calls and plead guilty yesterday.  (Source Associated Press)


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September 2011
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eBay Opens Fashion Outlet Bringing Great Deals

eBay, the world's largest online marketplace & leading destination for fashion introduces the Fashion Outlet, the first virtual outlet mall allowing shoppers anytime, anywhere access to discounted designer fashion. The Fashion Outlet extends eBay's unparalleled selection of clothing, shoes and accessories with great deals on new merchandise direct from a collection of popular lifestyle brands and top retailers, including Neiman Marcus Last Call, BCBG, Spanx, Brooks Brothers, Reeds Jewelers, Jockey, William Rast, Fila, Timberland, Custo Barcelona, Hanes and more. The launch of the Fashion Outlet marks another milestone for eBay Fashion, which continues to provide innovative ways to shop fashion and unlock the incredible value and selection available on the marketplace.  Click here for full article.

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Job Opening




District Asset Protection Specialist Winn-Dixie Pensacola, FL Winn-Dixie
Sr. Manager of AP Safety Winn-Dixie Jacksonville, FL Winn-Dixie
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

Today's Daily Job Postings from the Net - Appearing Today Only

Job Opening




Regional LP Mgr GNC Chicago, IL GNC

Area Loss Prevention Mgr

Bed Bath & Beyond Westbury, NY Bed Bath & Beyond
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Bed Bath & Beyond New York, NY Bed Bath & Beyond
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Hammond, LA Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Loehmann's California Loehmann's
Loss Prevention Mgr Loehmann's Greater NY area Loehmann's
Loss Prevention Mgr Loehmann's East Brunswick, NJ Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr T-Mobile Atlanta, GA T-Mobile
Loss Prevention Mgr Lord & Taylor Boston, MA Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Lord & Taylor Farmington, CT Lord & Taylor
Loss Prevention Mgr Lord & Taylor Oakbrook, IL Lord & Taylor
District LP Mgr National Stores, Inc. San Diego, CA Indeed
Sr. Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Seattle, WA Ross Stores
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Denver, CO Ross Stores
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Richmond, VA Ross Stores
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts Corp. Pleasanton, CA Ross Stores
Area Loss Prevention Mgr Ross/dd's Discounts North & South Carolina Ross Stores
Loss Prevention Mgr Belk Knoxville, TN CareerBuilder
LP/Customer Service Mgr Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, AZ Indeed
Loss Prevention Mgr Coinmach South Florida Region Monster
Mgr, Protective Services De Beers Canada, Inc. Edmonton, AB, Canada Workopolis
Retail Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Aventura, FL Macy's
Retail Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's White Plains, NY Macy's
Retail Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Boca Raton, FL Macy's
Retail Loss Prevention Mgr Bloomingdale's Garden City, NY Macy's



Julie Zhu has been named Senior Corporate Auditor for Stein Mart.
Octavio Jara was promoted to West Division Director of Loss Prevention and Security for McDonalds Corporation.
Bryan O'Brien was promoted to Sr. Director of Loss Prevention for Banana Republic and Outlet Division at The Gap.
Robert Ruiz was named Regional Loss Prevention Manager for Louis Vuitton North America.

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With everything that goes on in one's personal and professional life, it's oftentimes difficult to be able to really focus on the day's objectives.  It's easy to get lost in everything going on around you and, while no one can bat 1,000 everyday, you've got to be able to separate -- to use your work as a form of escape from everything and to get lost in your work.  Your work can give your mind the chance to separate from virtually anything going on in your life which allows your subconscious time to rethink-refresh- and hopefully see things more clearly.  It's like using work as therapy.  The trick is forcing yourself to do it.  Much easier said then done.

Just a Thought
Gus Downing

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