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September 27, 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
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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

ORC Conferences
sponsored by
Universal Surveillance Systems

CLEAR/Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail

2nd Annual Training Conference

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




North Carolina ORC Conference

Friday, October7, 2011
8:00am - 4:30pm
2801 W. Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217




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



Miss. receives $200,000 fed grant to help support "Operation Knock Out Knock-Offs" with part of the fund covering overtime pay for task force members and product-specific training for investigators. "Intellectual property theft cheats legitimate retailers out of much-needed revenue during these hard economic times and poses a health hazard in the case of 'knock-off' medication and food items, which are not subject to federal health standards and may contain hazardous ingredients," said Attorney General Hood.  (Source

Chicago's web site is getting more press and use with Evanston Police Department signing up to use it as well.  A number of local police departments are now using this web site to help identify suspects from video surveillance footage and retailers can supply their video content.  “The website was created to help law enforcement in identifying suspects or persons of interest related to criminal activity,” said Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott in a news release Monday. “Those helping identify subjects on this site can receive a $25 reward.”  The Evanston Police Department urges people who live or work in Evanston to visit, “to help ensure the success of this partnership in reducing thefts and financial crimes within Evanston,” the release said.  (Source

Macy's plans on hiring 78,000 seasonal associates for the holidays (Source

RetailSails released a retail store productivity report of 178 U.S.-based retail chains.  Below you'll find two of the reports with a link to the full PDF.

Safeway names Dr. Kent Bradley chief medical officer, a new position focused on enhancing and building the chain's reputation as a health care innovator.  Bradley will have overall responsibility for Safeway's portfolio of health care programs, including its employee and consumer wellness and prevention activities; he will also assist the chain's subsidiary, Safeway Health Inc., on a range of business initiatives.  (Source

Carter's former executive, Sr. VP Joseph Elles, indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of securities fraud, falsifying corporate records and filing false statements.  He's charged with giving rebates worth tens of millions of dollars to Kohl's Corp., the firms largest customer, and then hiding those discounts in financial statements.  "As a result, the company's quarterly financial reports did not reflect the cost of the discounts. The lost revenue appeared to be profit, and expenses appeared to be lower than they actually were. The reports helped buoy the company's stock price, and Elles earned $4.7 million from selling stock shared between 2004 and 2009, according to authorities. The share price then plummeted by more than 20 percent when the company discovered the accounting issues in December 2009."  (Source






The "Organized retail crime' is $30-billion business nationwide" article is spreading throughout the U.S. and was published yesterday in Salt Lake City's Standard-Examiner paper.  Hopefully, it'll run in most major cities over the next few weeks, especially with the Holiday shopping list being prepared by the gangs.  (Source

Here's a picture of the attendees from last week's New England ORC Conference that did not appear yesterday in Kevin Plante's column.  This certainly shows the magnitude of the interest level with the numbers of attendees at all the ORC conferences growing this year. 

You never know what you'll run into when making that stop when two young shoplifters at a Wal-Mart store in Santa Fe on Friday night led police on a high-speed chase – speeding thru red lights and httpfinally being T-boned by a Range Rover.  The 21-year-old male suspect was wanted for armed robbery and had a long history of criminal activity.  Be careful out there!  (Source

Saturday's armed robbery/shoplifter who pulled a knife on a Kohl's LP officer in Laurel, MD, was arrested at his home due to his having been arrested before for shoplifting.  (Source

Jackson, Michigan, Long John Silver's armed robbery Friday night where two suspects entered the back door when two employees were exiting and pulled a gun and took the cash from the restaurant.  One of the employees was assaulted and another subject in the parking lot began fighting the suspects.  The suspects got away and the investigation is ongoing.  (Source

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Listening and hearing what your internal customers are saying is critical if you expect to be successful with any program or project.  Oftentimes, the speed of delivery negatively impacts the process of success and keeps us from hearing exactly what we need to hear when we so passionately roll out our programs and projects.  After testing and reviewing our plans and being so committed to our beliefs, we oftentimes don't hear our retail partners once we've committed ourselves to a specific path.  And sometimes it's not what they say that's important as much as what they don't say or as much as what they quietly say beneath their breath or maybe even how they react.  Whenever you're rolling out a new program or project, use those interrogative skills, in a positive way, and read the reactions of your internal customers because they will determine the success regardless of how good it is. 

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