TMA Launches Newly-designed Learning Management System
The new TMATraining.org delivers increased ease of use and accessibility
31, 2021, McLean, VA – The
Monitoring Association’s (TMA) is pleased to announce the launch of its
newly-designed learning management system, known as the TMA Learning Center or
TLC. TMATraining.org features a dynamic, expanded training catalog and includes
a topic-based index with full shopping cart capability and training management
options through our popular training manager portal. The Continuing Education
menu allows students to find courses recognized for CEUs by various state
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A Global Survey of Retailers
Utilising and Controlling Self-scan and Pay Technologies (SCO)
ECR Retail Loss Group has
commissioned Professor Adrian Beck to carry out research focussed upon
developing a better understanding of the ways in which retailers are
addressing the issue of losses associated with Self-scan and pay technologies.
As part of this work, Professor Beck is interested to hear from all retailers
currently using these technologies.
This survey is focused upon understanding how retailers use various types of
Self-checkout and Pay technologies (SCO) and the ways in which they are trying
to manage the risks associated with them. If your company currently does not use
any form of SCO systems, nor has any plans for using them soon, please do not
respond to this survey.
This research is being undertaken by Professor Adrian Beck on behalf of the ECR
Retail Loss Group, which is an independent body representing retailers and
their suppliers. All the information collected will be stored securely and
the results will only be published in aggregate form - no retailers will be
identified. The results from this study will be made freely available.
Professor Beck would be extremely grateful if you could spend a few minutes
completing an online survey: Click
start the survey
To find out more about this research, please contact: Professor Adrian
The U.S. Crime Surge
The Retail Impact
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'Ben Dugan Works for CVS. His Job Is Battling a $45 Billion Crime Spree.'
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& Call to Action
Strongest Article Published By Major News Outlet Detailing the ORC Epidemic
And in support of Senate Bill S.936
- The INFORM Consumers Act
Every member of Congress should read the article
Send a copy to your elected official today!
S.936 INFORM Consumers Act.
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 03/23/2021)
Committees: Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation
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Your Elected Officials
Locate your U.S. senators' contact information.
Find your U.S. representative's website and contact information.
Folks, for years everyone has talked about the need for a Federal ORC law and
now we have Bill sitting in Congress that tackles the issue. But like so many
times before, Congress is dealing with issues that far out weight this issue,
speaking realistically, and if we want to get it at least to the floor for a
it's going to take a Herculean effort on the industry's part to get it there.
And it needs an article of this caliber and a massive lobbying effort. Which is
all of you, your teams, your solution providers, and especially your senior
management teams - your CEO's and Legal Council.
Write a template letter everyone can sign. Make the effort easy for everyone.
And include the
America Coalition information
Every Retail CEO & Chief Legal Council Should Demand Action - It's their
Security Staff Face Daily Violence & Abuse
Major new study reveals significant levels of verbal and physical violence
towards security staff
new study revealed the levels of verbal and physical violence security staff
receive while at work.
The research, led by the
Working the Doors team – a dedicated blog for frontline security staff – has
highlighted the levels of abuse security staff face on a day-to-day basis. The
study, which was supported by many across the security industry including IFSEC
Global, aimed to highlight the violence that many in the sector face and the
impact this is having on the individuals involved.
Rollo Davies, F.ISRM MSyI, Managing Editor –
magazine, added: “This survey is one of the most important pieces of
research into the experiences of front line security personnel in the last
Some of the key findings include:
36% physically attacked monthly
36% use physical force weekly
51% verbally abused every time they work
57% say that an incident has affected their mental state more than 24 hours
after the event
48% have had a flashback/nightmare about a specific incident
65% resigned to the fact that violence within the security industry was
68% had not received any ongoing training after gaining their SIA license.
86% felt that the
levels of violence they see and experience at work had increased over last 5
Security guards, door supervisors, retail guards and close protection officers
protect thousands of organisations across a plethora of industries, such
as shopping areas and transport hubs, night-time and entertainment venues and
important infrastructure such as government buildings, courts and airports. As
well as this, their role often fills the gaps left from the police cuts
including work as street marshalls and street wardens.
Protests Planned on Ocean City Boardwalk - After
Arrests of Black Teenagers
Civil rights activists plan Ocean City protest Thursday over violent arrests of
Black teenagers on boardwalk
rights activists say
they’ll protest along the way to Ocean City on Thursday to bring
attention to the
violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations
Carl Snowden from the Caucus of African American Leaders said during a Monday
news conference in Annapolis that the
demonstrators are aiming to “raise the consciousness” of people traveling to the
popular Maryland beach destination ahead of Labor Day weekend.
“There’s this belief that if you just keep quiet long enough, people will
forget,” Snowden said.
“It’s our intention to make sure they do not forget.”
18-year-old was shot with a stun gun on June 6 when police tried to stop
him from vaping on the boardwalk, according to court documents. Four 18- and
19-year-olds from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were charged in connection with a
separate confrontation on June 12 — also over vaping.
video of the second incident, a Black teen gets kneed repeatedly by an
officer. One is taken into custody after lifting one of several police
bicycles encircling the officers and
another is shot with a stun gun as he struggles with officers.
Snowden said activists met with Mayor Rick Meehan to
call for the suspension of officers while an investigation was conducted. They
also want an independent probe of the incidents, but their demands weren’t met.
The civil rights leader on Monday
outlined other actions that his organization plans to take, including
meeting with all the state’s attorneys in Maryland to discuss similar cases,
filing a federal complaint for an independent investigation and packing the
courthouse for a trial related to the June 12 incident that’s scheduled for
More: Amid a rash of boardwalk beatings, Ocean City police toughened up
enforcement. Did the town go too far?
Police Movement Epicenter - Political Update
"Would be Wholly Unbearable"
Mpls. Police Chief on Charter Replacing PD With Public Safety Agency - Nov.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo on Tuesday broke his public silence
on a charter amendment that would replace his department with a new public
safety agency partly under the City Council's control, saying the move would be
"wholly unbearable" for any law enforcement leader.
His comments came amid a
flurry of reactions from leading Democrats,
with both progressives throwing their support behind the ballot measure,
like Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, and days
after Gov. Tim Walz and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke out in opposition to the
In November, city residents will get a chance to decide whether to adopt a
charter amendment that would
replace the MPD with a new agency that proponents say would have a public
health-centered approach, seeking to identify and address the root causes of
crime. Under the
proposal, written by a political committee called Yes 4 Minneapolis, the new
public safety department could likely still include police officers — though the
city would no longer be required to keep a minimum number based on the city's
population — and would be under the combined control of the Council and the
mayor. Under the current model, Arradondo answers only to the mayor.
On Tuesday, Arradondo waded into the politically-charged issue, saying,
"Putting the department under the control of the 13-person Council and mayor, he
said, would threaten that safety with "additional layers of bureaucracy."
Council last December voted to redirect nearly $8 million from the MPD's budget
to fund its vision of crime prevention, which prioritizes mental health care and
drug treatment to address the cycles of trauma that can lead to violence in poor
communities. In unveiling his proposed 2022 budget, Mayor Jacob Frey signaled
that he wants to restore most of the department's budget to levels before
Floyd's death, while providing nearly $8 million in ongoing funding to the
violence prevention office.
George Floyd's killing in police custody last year thrust the MPD into the
international spotlight and
turned Minneapolis into the epicenter of a nationwide movement to defund, or
even disband, police departments,
in favor of new strategies for keeping communities safe. The department, which
is down hundreds of police officers due to resignations, retirements and
personnel leaves, is also the subject of separate state and federal
could lead to sweeping reforms down the road.
Police Speak Out Over New Texas Gun Law
Texans can now openly carry guns in public without a permit or training - police
say the new law makes it harder to do their jobs
new pro-gun law in Texas that went into effect Wednesday allows
most Texans who legally own a firearm to carry it openly in public without
obtaining a permit or training, a measure that experts say will make it
more challenging for law enforcement to protect the public from gun violence.
controversial "constitutional carry" legislation is the latest in
a series of pro-gun bills that state lawmakers passed this year as gun
violence incidents rise in Texas and across the country.
number of shootings in Texas, not including suicides, increased 14% this year
with roughly 3,200 shootings compared to the same period in 2020, which
recorded roughly 2,800 shootings, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence
Archive (GVA). Gun violence incidents this year represent a 50% increase over
the same period in 2019, which saw 2,100 shootings, the data shows.
Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said people open carrying firearms have
made it harder for officers to differentiate a "good guy with a gun from
a bad guy with a gun."
"It makes our job, the job of
our men and women, more dangerous," he added. "Gun owners have a duty to
ensure that their firearms are handled safely and a duty to know applicable
Defunding Police Budget Backfires in LA
After slashing budget, L.A. now owes $47M in unpaid overtime to LAPD officers
Faced with massive demonstrations over the murder of George Floyd,
the Los Angeles City Council took a dramatic and symbolic step last year,
cutting $150 million from the Police Department’s budget and promising to
put that money into other social services.
Council members found much of the savings by slashing the funding available for
LAPD overtime. But before they did, they received a warning:
Many officers would end up working overtime anyway, and if there wasn’t
enough money to pay them, those hours would wind up on the city’s so-called
The predictions, as it turned out, were spot on.
During the budget year that ended June 30, LAPD officers worked more than
680,000 overtime hours for which they have not yet been compensated,
according to figures provided to The Times by the LAPD and the city’s financial
analysts. Those hours, currently valued at $47.3 million, represent nearly a
third of last year’s cut to the LAPD.
Grand jury indicts police officers and paramedics in 2019 death of Elijah
371.2M Vaccinations Given
US: 40.3M Cases - 659.9K Dead - 31.1M Recovered
219.4M Cases - 4.5M Dead - 196.2M Recovered
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Private Industry Security Guard Deaths:
Enforcement Officer Deaths: 367
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A Look Back at COVID-19's Retail & Consumer
Retail, Consumer Behavior, Health & Safety According to First Insight
First Insight has produced an exclusive,
highly detailed COVID-19 timeline infographic which depicts consumer sentiment
and the retail sector
As part of their ongoing series of consumer studies, “The Impact of
Coronavirus on Consumer Purchase Decisions and Behaviors,” First Insight has
produced an exclusive, highly detailed COVID-19 timeline infographic which
depicts how consumer sentiment and the retail sector were affected by wider
external events such as the spread of the pandemic, government mandates,
closures, stimulus checks, the rise of the delta variant and other
Download to view the full infographic and for a deeper look at the retail
industry, consumer behavior, health & safety as it relates to COVID-19.
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Florida Businesses Fined for Asking to see Vax
Ask for COVID vaccine proof, face a $5,000 fine in this state
Florida will start issuing $5,000 fines to businesses, schools and government
agencies that require customers or visitors to show proof of a COVID-19
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill earlier this year that banned
so-called vaccine passports. The fines will start Sept. 16 if people are
asked to show proof of a vaccine. The law does not apply to employers that
require vaccination of their staff.
The fines, however, will not be issued to cruise lines because of a
federal court order that at least temporarily blocked enforcement of the law for
that industry, according to an earlier statement from the governor’s office.
DeSantis is appealing that decision.
“We believe the ruling will be overturned upon appeal, and we are confident in
the legal basis for Florida’s vaccine passport ban,” press secretary Christina
Pushaw said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel on Aug. 24.
South Carolina the New Hot Spot?
South Carolina tops nation in COVID-19 new cases per 100K people, report says
The New York Times is reporting that South Carolina has the highest number of
new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people of any state in the country in the past
week. The trends among new pediatric cases of COVID-19 are of particular
concern to the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Dr. Jonathan Knoche, DHEC medical
consultant, said that, since Aug. 21, the 11 to 20 age group has recorded
the highest number of new cases in the state. The second highest group are
those 0 to 10 age group.
When asked what might account for South Carolina leading the nation in the
number of new cases, Knoche said there was no clear explanation of why other
states with a similar rate of vaccinations did not see such a surge.
42% Scared - 33%+ Looking - 80%+ Work
Delta Variant Has Workers Worrying About Returning to Office
Four in 10 workers fear COVID-19 exposure.
As the Delta variant continues to proliferate and workers head into the Labor
Day weekend, 42% of workers are worried about returning to the workplace for
fear of contracting COVID-19, according to a new survey from the Conference
Board of 2,400 workers. This marks a substantial jump from June 2021 when
only 24% had that concern.
The survey findings also reveal that more than one-third of workers may leave
their jobs within the next six months. The driving factor: a desire for
flexible work arrangements. Indeed, 80% cite work arrangements as very
important or important in their decision to leave their current job.
Survey respondents rank a flexible work location as the most desired aspect of a
new job, prioritizing it slightly over better pay and career advancement, the
two traditional drivers of job changes.
Millennials are also more concerned than other generations about COVID
exposure, job security, and mental health: Contracting: Women 48%, Men 37%
Workers, especially women and Millennials, continue to question the wisdom of
returning to the workplace given the belief that productivity remained high
while working remotely.
“The long-term effect of extended remote working arrangements has left its mark.
Employees are much less willing to embrace the rigid, conventional work policies
of the past about how and where work gets done,” “Especially for women, to whom
the bulk of caretaking and household responsibilities still, unfortunately,
fall, the flexibility to choose what works best for them is critically
important. We are starting to see companies with flexible work arrangements
successfully attracting the top talent of their competitors who have adopted
a more rigid stance. The challenge of attracting and retaining talent in a
tightening labor market is only going to become more difficult.”
52% Mandates With 65% Returning in 2022
Most employers say vaccine mandates possible by end of year
A majority of U.S. employers —
52% — are planning or considering requirements for a COVID-19 shot by the end of
the year, according to a survey released Wednesday by consultant Willis
Towers Watson. That’s more than double the 21% of companies polled that
currently have some form of mandate.
The options vary, ranging from a
strict order for all employees to limiting access to certain areas to inoculated
workers. About 14% of respondents also said they are weighing a
health-care surcharge for people who choose not to get the vaccine, while 1% are
planning to impose one, according to the survey of 961 employers, conducted Aug.
Walmart Inc., McDonald’s Corp. and Walt Disney Co. are among companies
requiring at least some employees get vaccinated before going to their
The outcomes may not be clear for some time. The survey showed that 26% of
employers don’t expect a full return to the office until the first quarter of
next year, while
39% said the delay likely will stretch until the second quarter.
Enforcing Vaccine Mandates Is Messy Business
Companies find that setting vaccine policies is only the first step:
‘There’s 101 questions’ when it comes to implementing new rules
Questions and complications are popping up as employees and managers
apply the new rules to once-routine business activities such as travel,
trade shows, office socializing and interactions with vendors and clients,
Many CEOs say they are fielding a stream of hard-to-answer questions from
employees who are hesitant to get shots or asking for exemptions.
Some staffers asked if they could show proof of a negative test to opt out of
the vaccine requirement. (They can’t.) Others inquired whether vaccination was a
condition of employment (It isn’t.), if the mandate would be permanent, or if
the unvaccinated would ever be able to enter the building in the future.
Some unvaccinated employees asked whether they could visit the office of a
client that doesn’t require vaccinations, arguing, “Why can’t I go to that
customer meeting if they don’t care?”
UKG has generally told employees that they can’t participate in meetings or
group functions if they aren’t vaccinated, and has provided virtual
alternatives. The company will now allow unvaccinated employees to travel to a
customer site by themselves if a client requests a visit and doesn’t have a
policy requiring vaccinations.
Retailers Saying: Delta Variant Causing More Staffing Issues Than Pandemic’s 1st
& 2nd Waves
Texas retailers’ outlooks weakened in August on pace with the spike in the virus
variant even though sales rebounded at the fastest rate since April, according
a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Staffing shortages, quarantines and supply chain issues are weighing on the
retail industry, which has become more resilient throughout the pandemic,
Retail sales rebounded in August and are well above average, Kerr said.
“But unfortunately there’s a major headwind of labor shortages. They aren’t
Retailers said the
lack of applicants is as big of an issue as it was in April when they
thought supplemental unemployment benefits were keeping applicants home.
“Then came the delta variant, which has
caused absenteeism to spike as parents and caregivers have to be
quarantined with household members,” Kerr said.
When Texas retailers were asked to pick three primary factors restraining their
supply-chain disruptions received the highest response of almost 74%,
weak demand (26%) and limited operating capacity due to
staffing shortages (24%).
Customers See It Coming
Americans Are Stocking Up on Toilet Paper Again
Several retailers said is
limiting shipments of paper products to stores.
The situation isn’t as dire as it was early in the pandemic, when panicked
customers cleared shelves as they stockpiled
large quantities of paper towels and toilet paper, according to industry
data, manufacturers and retailers.
Study finds low rate of COVID-19 "breakthrough" infections, fewer symptoms in
Hurricane Ida's Impact Continues
Deadly Flooding in NYC, NJ & PA - $18B in Damages - Storm Preparedness
'State of Emergency' in NY & NJ as Ida Pummels
Ida Causes Massive Flooding, Killing at Least 17 in Northeast
Post-tropical cyclone drops more than 3 inches of rain in an hour in New
least 17 people died in New York City, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as the
remnants of Hurricane Ida pummeled the Northeast, causing
record-breaking rainfall, tornadoes, flash floods and power outages.
Hundreds of stranded New York City residents had to be rescued from cars and
subway trains caught in the floods late Wednesday into Thursday, New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
Nine people died from flooding in the city, including eight in basements of
residential homes, city officials said.
New York state and city officials said they were assessing the damage and called
the speed of the rainfall unprecedented.
The torrent left New York City largely at a standstill, with most subway
service limited, delayed or suspended, and a citywide travel advisory in effect.
The city is urging people to avoid non-emergency travel. Power was
knocked out for more than 200,000 customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New
York and Connecticut.
The New York Police Department said Thursday morning that the death toll from
the flooding had risen to eight people in the city. In every case, police said,
officers were responding to calls about flooding. Most of the deaths as of
Thursday morning were reported in Queens.
The rain came as the remnants of Hurricane Ida interacted with a frontal
system over the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Ahead of the deluge, the Weather
Service had declared a rare “high risk” of excessive rainfall from southern and
eastern Pennsylvania through New York City into Connecticut.
Businesses & Homes Rebuild
Hurricane Ida Damage to Cost Insurers Close to $18 Billion
Ida, which swept through Louisiana with some of the strongest winds ever to hit
the state, knocking out power to millions of homes and businesses, is estimated
to have caused almost $18 billion in damage that’ll be covered by insurers,
according to one risk-modeling firm.
Karen Clark & Co. estimates that the bulk of the insured losses occurred in
the U.S., with just $40 million of covered damage in the Caribbean. The
estimate includes privately insured damage to vehicles, houses and commercial
and industrial properties, but does not include boats, offshore properties
or National Flood Insurance Program losses.
Ida pummeled Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour (240
kilometers per hour) when it made landfall in the U.S. near Port Fourchon,
Louisiana, according to Karen Clark & Co. Those winds took down trees and
power lines and damaged schools, hospitals and other buildings, including
complete roof and wall collapses in some cases. Analysts had
said earlier they expected insured damages to range from $15 billion to $20
Clean-up may become even more costly, with insurance ratings firm A.M. Best
warning that a surge in demand could increase losses “meaningfully.” While
expenses normally climb after a hurricane, insurers will also be contending with
higher costs broadly, with the
consumer price index climbing.
Climate Change Ruining Disaster Prep?
We’re Hitting the Limits of Hurricane Preparedness
Cities simply don’t have enough time to run from a storm like Ida.
change has a subtle influence on hurricanes: They seem to be getting wetter
and more intense, but not necessarily more frequent. Scientists are
confident that global warming is increasing rainfall from major tropical
cyclones, just as it is increasing precipitation amounts from all types of
storms. Scientists have observed that tropical cyclones are generally getting
stronger worldwide as well.
A growing share of hurricanes are Category 3 or greater, according to the most
recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But some
researchers also believe that more hurricanes are following the pattern taken by
Ida and getting significantly stronger in the hours before landfall.
If rapid intensification becomes more common, as Emanuel fears, then
officials will find it harder to make good judgments about hurricanes. If
major hurricanes can form in less than 72 hours, but local governments need more
than 72 hours to prepare and evacuate, then we’re running up against the
physical limits of hurricane preparedness.
Hurricane Ida's destruction revealed in before-and-after satellite images
White Collar Crime
After Start-Up 'Beyond Meat's' 3rd Party
Developed Successful Flagship Product
They Dumped Partner & Took Partner's Trade Secrets To Other Manufacturers
Did Beyond Meat's CEO Delete 17 Months of Text
Messages That Disappeared?
Court Rules Food Safety Fraud Claim on Beyond Meat and Upper Management
The Superior Court of California ruled fraud claims on Beyond Meat and their
upper management can move forward. Fraud claims regarding Beyond Meat’s
doctored food safety report and contract claims will proceed to a public trial.
Members of Beyond Meat’s senior management team, namely its former chief
financial officer Mark Nelson, its senior quality assurance manager
Jessica Quetsch and its director of operations Anthony Miller, are being sued
for fraud. The fraud claim alleges Beyond Meat deliberately altered and
excluded important information from their food safety consultant’s report on
their facility which was then sent to Don Lee Farms.
Don Lee Farms is also seeking, among other things, the appointment of an
independent forensic examiner to assess the potential deletion of text messages
by Ethan Brown, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. The motion filed stated
that Beyond Meat outright ignored the court Order requiring it to provide
the text messages of Mr. Brown. The Court ordered Beyond Meat to provide an
explanation for “the 17 months for which [Beyond Meat CEO] Ethan Brown has
produced no text messages as well as the missing text messages evidently sent or
received but not produced.” Continue
Amazon's new union battle: Teamsters go local to snarl expansion
In June, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation's largest
and most influential unions, vowed to make organizing the Amazon.com Inc
workforce a top priority.
Two months later, details of the Teamsters' ground game are starting to take
shape, Reuters has learned from interviews with local union leaders. While
organizing workers is the ultimate aim, the short-term strategy is one of
Over the past year, the Teamsters have raised concerns about Amazon at local
government meetings in at least 10 communities, leading to the scrapping of
projects and the rejection of a tax break, as well as resolutions calling on the
company to meet local labor standards, according to a Reuters tally.
From Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Oceanside, California, the Teamsters are popping
up in city halls around the country, joining forces with community groups as
they seek to persuade local officials to ask more of the tech giant or reject
its expansion plans outright. They are training members at logistics companies
on how to talk to Amazon drivers about the benefits of unionizing.
Taken together, these early moves show the Teamsters are tapping into their
network of more than 1 million members to take on Amazon at the local level. The
escalating push suggests that while Amazon earlier this year
fended off an attempt by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
to organize workers in Bessemer, Alabama, the fight with organized labor has
only just begun, and it is being waged across the country.
Editor's Note: And who's behind the Starbuck's Buffalo Union push?
The Next Trend?
Can 14 and 15-year-olds solve the labor shortage?
At a McDonald’s in Medford, OR, a ginormous banner, “Now Hiring 14 and
15-year-olds,” has drawn nationwide media attention and a healthy amount of
applicants amid the country’s labor crisis.
Raising the location’s minimum pay to $15 still left a shortfall in scheduling,
but the sign brought in 25 applications within two weeks.
There are always staffing issues, but this is unheard of,” Heather Coleman, the
McDonald’s proprietor. “[14-year-old and 15-year-old workers] have been a
blessing in disguise. They have the drive and work ethic. They get the
technology. They catch on really quickly.”
The move comes as fast food chains have been closing dining rooms and shortening
hours due to staff challenges that are also being felt by retailers.
An article from Raleigh’s
WRAL from January of this year listed Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen,
McDonald’s, AMC Theaters and Kroger among those sometimes hiring 14 to
15-year-olds, although they may limit their roles. Kroger, for instance,
hires 14 to 15-year-olds as baggers, shelf-stockers and prep-pickup order
Hiring young teens would require changes for many chains. Walmart, Target, Best
Buy, CVS, TJX and Home Depot welcome hires at the age of 16, Kohl’s at 17, and
Macy’s, Costco and Urban Outfitters at 18.
Food establishments and retailers could face accusations of child abuse with
younger hires. A popular
Reddit post on the Medford McDonald’s hires was entitled, ”Because if adults
won’t work for you, take advantage of some great child labor.”
Editor's Note: The LP interview and even the investigation takes on
a totally different approach and concerns.
Talk About a Zoom-Bomb
Zoom-call blunders led to someone getting axed, 1 in 4 bosses say
one in four executives have fired a staffer for slipping up during a video or
audio conference, and most have levied some sort of disciplinary action for
gaffes made in virtual meetings, a survey of 200 managers at large companies
found. The survey, commissioned by Vyopta Inc., which helps companies manage
their workplace collaboration and communication systems, also found that
executives don’t fully trust a third of their staff to perform effectively when
The pessimistic findings illustrate how workers are still getting accustomed
to working remotely, which has become commonplace during the Covid-19
pandemic. Daily participants in Zoom calls surged from 10 million a day at the
end of 2019 to 300 million in April 2020, the conferencing company has said, and
in recent weeks many companies have pushed back their plans to return to offices
due to the delta variant’s spread.
Virtual-meeting miscues include joining a call late, having a bad Internet
connection, accidentally sharing sensitive information, and of course, not
knowing when to mute yourself. The slip-ups can hurt businesses, leading to
client defections, lost sales opportunities or missed deadlines, the survey
Signet Jewelers Q2 comp's up 97.4%, ecommerce sales up 24.5%, total sales up
Five Below Q2 comp's up 21%, net sales up 51.7%
American Eagle Q2 consolidated store revenue up 73%, digital down 5%, net
revenue up 35%
Aerie revenue up 34%
Eagle revenue up 35%
Chewy.com net sales up 26.8%
PVH Q2 Direct to Consumer (DTC) sales up 19%, Wholesale up 77%, revenue up 46%
Tommy Hilfiger sales up 41%
Calvin Klein sales up 56%
Hermitage Brands sales up 37%
Costco August comp's up 9.1%, E-commerce up 1.8%, sales up 14.2%
Costco Q4 comp's up 9.4%, E-Commerce up 8.9%, sales up 15.5%
Caleres Q2 Famous Footwear comp's down 1.1%, FF Sales up 35.8%, consolidated net
sales up 34.7%
Caleres Q2 Brand Portfolio comps up 16.3%, BP sales up 30.2%, DTC sales
represented 79% of total net sales
Senior LP & AP Jobs
VP of Risk Management and Safety job posted for Bowlero Corporation in
VP of Safety and Risk Management is responsible for management of Bowlero
Corporation’s total cost of risk through the
planning and execution of claims management activities, loss control and
prevention programs, and insurance program design and placement. The
position’s responsibilities include the preparation of reports that will make
the company’s senior management aware of the information needed to facilitate
effective decision making.
Area VP job posted for Securitas in Cincinnati, OH
strategic direction and leadership to assigned Area. Ensures that Branches
within Area achieve short- and long-term revenue growth and profitability goals.
Directs and coaches Branch Managers in Securitas business management philosophy.
Facilitates client retention, service expansion, and delivery of quality
services. Ensures that Area’s operational and administrative management services
are effective, timely and efficient.
Director of Loss Prevention job posted for Ashley Furniture in Advance, NC
will develop, implement and monitor policies, procedures and services related to
all aspects of Security, Fire Detection, Suppression and Emergency Management
services and incidents across all Company personnel and facilities. This
position will provide education, training and advice to corporate management,
location management and employees regarding Loss Prevention issues. The Director
of Loss Prevention will establish and maintain department strategies aligned
with corporate goals and objectives.
Director Asset Protection & Safety job posted for Weis Markets in Sunbury, PA
role of the Director of Asset Protection & Safety is to lead Weis Markets’ Asset
Protection team in the development, implementation and sustainability of all
Asset Protection programs. Follows-up on the implementation and execution of
programs and procedures as directed through store operations. Appraises and
evaluates the results of shrink related program on a regular basis and oversees
mitigation efforts to reduce loss. Oversees all retail store Asset Protection
programs and staff.
Director, Organizational Safety & Security job posted for Ross Stores in Dublin,
Director of Organizational Safety and Security is responsible for promoting the
Loss Prevention key objectives through ensuring the safety, security, and
protection of company assets within the corporate environment. This position
will effectively lead, manage and support the security and life safety program
for the corporate offices to include physical security, fire and life safety,
alarm response, access control, visitor's control, CCTV, etc.
AP Supply Chain Director (Midwest & West Coast) job posted for CVS Health
in Conroe, TX
the AP Supply Chain Director you will be responsible for the development and
implementation of various AP policies and programs designed to safeguard
personnel, property, merchandise, facilities and other assets. You will be
responsible for the development, coordination and communication of Asset
Protection policies and support of safety programs are critical responsibilities
that must be carried out with a global perspective conducive to CVS operating
Associate Director, Loss Prevention job reposted for Chewy in Wilkes-Barre, PA
is hiring an Associate Director, Loss Prevention to report directly to the
Director, Safety and Loss Prevention. This position is responsible for planning,
directing, and coordinating the protection, safeguarding, and security of
company assets and employees with a focus on all channels of commerce and LP