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October 6, 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
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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


RILA Study Reports Retail Crimes Continue to Rise

Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released the results of the 2011 Crime Trends and Leading Practices Survey.  Survey participants reported the most significant increases in shoplifting and pharmacy theft. More than half of respondents reported an increase in the frequency with which organized rings committed shoplifting and forty-one percent (41%) saw an increase in shoplifting by individuals acting alone. Sixty-four percent (64%) of respondents reported an increase in theft of pharmaceutical products.  According to the survey results, online marketplaces continue to be a favored venue for the resale of stolen product. A majority of retailers (61%) experienced an increase in the frequency with which stolen company merchandise was resold online; none reported a decrease in the online sale of stolen goods. Retailers also reported that their stolen merchandise was resold at flea markets and store front bodegas more frequently. 

In reviewing the results, we were disappointed, though not surprised to see the continued rise in shoplifting by organized groups and individuals acting alone," LaBruno continued. "It's concerning that retailers continue to fight an uphill battle against the resale of stolen goods online, in flea markets and other venues. As long as there are channels through which thieves can resell stolen goods, it will be difficult to stem the tide of organized retail crime. That's why it's so important that we continue to explore state and federal legislative solutions and to enhance partnerships with external stakeholders to find a solution to the growing problem of ORC." 

RILA's vice president of loss prevention and legal affairs, Lisa LaBruno is hosting a conversation on Twitter today at 12pm to 1pm EDT at hastag #RILAchat  (Source

"One of the most brazen federal procurement scandals in our nationís history," says U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen.  Where two U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contracting officials were charged with taking $20 million of bribes and kickbacks and plotting to steer $780 million of government business to a favored company.  The bribes were tied to a five-year contract for the Army's TIGER program and tied to Homeland Security, NASA and the Coast Guard to acquire information-technology services and physical and infrastructure security.  (Source

Ross Stores is opening 12 stores this weekend in Chicago as its grand entrance into the Chicago market.  (Source

Global Industry Analysts (GIA) global report "World Alarm Monitoring Services Market" forecast to reach $65.3 billion by 2017.  Incremental technology development induced rise in product sophistication and fall in prices have helped expand demand in the market.  With businesses prioritizing safety and security of physical assets, it's opportunities galore in the market in the upcoming years.  Sound security measures taken by companies especially, are helping businesses to overcome liability losses caused by theft, misappropriation of assets, or even fire breakout at workplace.  Another key noteworthy trend is the growing popularity of virtual alarm monitoring services wherein monitoring is carried out through the web/broadband Internet, and alarms dispatched over both the Internet or cellular networks accessible through a wide range of communication devices.  (Source

Saks Fifth Avenue is closing their downtown Pittsburgh store (Source bizjournals)

Sears continues to look at two prospective destinations for its headquarters even as it talks to Illinois about staying in that state.  However, a person familiar with the negotiations said the two sites are Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio. Sears has 6,200 employees at its headquarters.  (Source Associated Press)

Retailers are reporting strong revenue gains for September, capping a solid back-to-school shopping season.  (Source Associated Press)

September Same Store Sales

Limited Brands up 11%
Nordstrom up 10.7%
The Buckle up 10.3%
Saks Fifth up 9.3%
Target up 5.3%
Ross Stores up 5%
Kohl's up 4.1%
TJX up 4%
Wet Seal down 0.3%
J.C. Penney down 0.6%
Cato down 3%
The Bon Ton down 3.6%
The Gap down 4%

Bebe Q1 reports same store sales up 7%

Cracker Barrel just lost two LP jobs in a corporate lay-off.



Job Opening




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

Job Opening




Market Asset Protection Mgr Sam's Club Omaha, NE Wal-Mart
Loss Prevention Mgr Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Lafayette, LA Wal-Mart
Loss Prevention Mgr Kmart Fairfield, CA Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Cascade Burlington, WA Macy's
Loss Prevention Mgr Macy's Meriden Square Meriden, CT Macy's
Region Mgr, Logistics LP Sears Corporate Hoffman Estates, IL Sears Holdings Corp
Loss Prevention Mgr NAPA Albuquerque, NM NAPA
Loss Prevention Mgr Unified Grocers Southern California CareersInGrocery
Loss Prevention Mgr Sears Chicago, IL Sears Holdings Corp
Regional LP Mgr GNC Denver, CO WorkInRetail
Corporate LPM Programs /Initiatives The Children's Place Secaucus, NJ CareerBuilder
District LP Mgr HomeGoods Glendora, CA TJX
Asset Protection Mgr Sam's Club G1 St. Louis, MO Wal-Mart
Asset Protection Mgr Sam's Club Knoxville, TN Wal-Mart
Regional LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Atlanta, GA Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Charlotte, NC Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Las Vegas, NV Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Orlando, FL Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Abercrombie & Fitch Houston, TX Abercrombie & Fitch
District LP Mgr Big Lots Austin, TX Big Lots
District LP Mgr Big Lots Bay Area California Big Lots
LP Investigations Mgr Office Depot Boca Raton, FL Office Depot
AP Mgr, Warehousing Wal-Mart Palestine, TX Wal-Mart
Mgr, Security Event Mgr Wyndham Parsippany, NJ Wyndham Worldwide
Safety Director Blanchard Machinery Columbia, SC Blanchard Machinery
Loss Prevention Mgr Amazon Phoenix, AZ CareerBuilder



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