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January 22, 2014


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White paper: Why retailers are deploying RFID now
A new white paper sponsored by Tyco Retail Solutions called the “ROI for RFID in Retail” identifies inventory accuracy as the primary driver for deploying RFID solutions at the retail level. The study, which polled major retail brands, also named loss prevention, omni-channel and consumer engagement as the other major driving factors behind retail RFID adoption. The paper examines how the placement of billions of RFID tags on items by retailers like Macy’s, Kohl’s, American Apparel, Marks & Spencer and others has resulted in sizable operational, financial, and customer satisfaction advantages over retailers not using RFID. Click here to download the report (Source

Kohl’s completes chain-wide RFID deployment
With another NRF Big Show in the books, it’s clear that RFID is exploding in the retail sector. Kohl’s stole the show this week by going public about its chain-wide deployment in the denim, shoes and men’s basics product categories, but there were many other deployment stories and exciting product innovations at the Big Show in New York. Inventory accuracy is still the sweet spot for RFID in retail, but it’s clear that consumer-facing apps — such as the RFID-enabled kiosks being piloted by Kohl’s and the RFID-enabled fitting rooms demonstrated in the Microsoft and Motorola booths — will also be long-term winners when it comes to RFID use cases. (Source

Retailers want banks to issue ‘smart’ credit cards to fight fraud
Maybe some good will come out of the data breach at Target. It could speed up the adoption of more secure credit card technology in this country – something that has dragged on for years. Matthew Shay, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation (NRF), has sent a letter to the leaders of Congress, calling on the banking industry to switch from the easy-to-hack magnetic stripe to the more secure PIN and Chip. Shay said retailers are “eager to work with banks and credit card companies” to reduce fraud. According to the NRF, credit card fraud cost retailers and bankers more than $11 billion in 2012. (Source

Next-generation credit cards aren't foolproof, security experts say
The chip-based smart cards, already in use in much of the world, make it much harder to produce counterfeit cards. But the cards are less effective against the widespread and growing threat of bogus online transactions that require only account information. EMV, as the technology is known, changes the game but won't prevent all fraud. There's general agreement that EMV alone would not have prevented the Target breach. But EMV would have reduced the value of the information by making it almost impossible to clone the cards. That's EMV's biggest boast, that it prevents counterfeit card fraud. "It does that spectacularly." EMV has a weakness at the point of sale. While data in the card's memory chip is encrypted when the card isn't in use, the data is momentarily vulnerable when customers pay. If thieves compromise the card terminal or the register at just the right point, they can access the data before transmission, circumvent the one-time security code and get access to the information they want. The bulk of online merchants don't ask for the 3- or 4-digit security code on a card, Hall said. There are other security concerns. In the U.S. rollout, banks issuing EMV cards are not required to put a personal identification number, or PIN, on either the debit or credit cards. A PIN, which only the cardholder knows, makes transactions more secure. More important, magnetic stripes aren't going away. In an effort to ease the conversion, the new EMV cards will still have magnetic stripes so they will work in stores that lack EMV equipment. "As long as magstripe is around, there will be major breaches, I don't care how much EMV is out there" (Source

U.S. credit cards, chipless and magnetized, lure global fraudsters
The large card companies have said that as of late 2015, they will hold merchants or banks who have not moved to the chip-card system responsible for fraudulent purchases that the advanced cards would have prevented. Balfany estimated that even by that deadline, the number of cards and terminals carrying the advanced technology may only be “in the midrange” — a vast improvement over the negligible numbers of chip cards and terminals currently in place. The conversion has also been tangled in disputes between banks and retailers over the cost of payment processing — the “interchange” fees merchants pay to use credit cards — and the risk posed by other types of fraud, such as online scams, that chip cards cannot prevent. Large retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, meanwhile, have invested in the new terminals needed to read the extra security that chip cards offer, but it’s not clear how long smaller companies or mom-and-pop stores will take to make the conversion. (Source

Report shows how UK retailers fight online fraud - fraud accounted for 15% of total retail crime  Online payment card fraud accounted for 63% of total retail payment card fraud, online account credit fraud for 77% of all retail fraud using this mechanism, online refund fraud for 60% and voucher or gift card fraud for 53% of all fraud committed in this way. Asked what measures they took to counter fraud, 70% of respondents named 3D Secure, while around 59% used third party screening, about 53% CVV2, and the same proportion used in-house screening. Around 28% said they used other mechanisms, around 21% AVS address verification and around 15% used device recognition. "Given that so much fraud is committed in this way,” said the report, “more police and retailers’ resources need to be tailored to tackling it.” (Source

NRF BIG SHOW 2014 - Seamless Retail, Full Mobilization and RFID Tagging Shine
As always, the NRF Conference & Exposition went by in a blur, but looking back on three jam-packed days of industry insight and networking, a few trends kept coming up again and again. Seamless retail, full mobilization of customers and employees, and item-level RFID tagging stood out as topics of interest among exhibitors and attendees. RFID has found its purpose in retail, and it is as a means of tracking high-value items in the store. Item-level tagging lets retailers more accurately track inventory, maintain security, and also perform better customer service. At least two major vendors were displaying RFID-based solutions that give retailers real-time insight into what items customers bring in and out of the dressing room, and also help customers request alternate sizes, styles, etc. from store associates without having to go back on the store floor. Pallet-level tagging of less expensive items for supply chain management continues, but does not look like it will serve as the primary value proposition that drives more widespread adoption of RFID in retail. (Source

2014 promises more free returns and in-store pickups of online orders

Sears closes Chicago flagship store as it moves to online retail

Sears Holdings Plans To Hire 6,500 Veterans After Massive Layoffs

Target to end health coverage for part-time workers

Another Russian man claims he wrote Target POS malware as a security program  Cyber intelligence company IntelCrawler concluded on Sunday that 23-year-old Rinat Shibaev – not 17-year-old Sergey Taraspov, as the company previously reported – is the writer of the malware that infected Target's point-of-sale (POS) systems and led to the compromise of 40 million payment cards, among other personal information. According to a revised IntelCrawler release, Shibaev and Taraspov had been working collaboratively to develop what has been dubbed the BlackPOS malware, or its variant, the KAPTOXA malware. Taraspov is said to have served in a technical support role, along with other unidentified individuals. IntelCrawler CEO Andrew Komarov, along with other researchers, has been investigating BlackPOS for months by embedding himself in underground forums and marketplaces. (Source

Target's Card-Theft Software Grew in Internet's Dark Alleys
The malicious software that infected Target Corp popped up in January 2013 with a price tag of $2,000 and spent nearly a year evolving in the Internet's black markets before an unknown attacker slipped it into the retailer's computer systems. The new trend "is to move directly against these massive storage databases for credit cards," said Dmitri Alperovitch, chief technology officer of security firm Crowdstrike Inc., and an expert in Russian-speaking cybercriminals. In the past, Russian-speaking hackers tended to focus on fraud through email scams or other unsophisticated attacks, he said. (Source

Target-like attack unlikely against small retailers
The malware used in the Target attack was built to avoid detection by anti-virus software and in fact eluded discovery by the more than 40 AV tools found on the site, the security blog KrebsonSecurity reported. Such levels of sophistication used in attacks targeted at specific companies are unlikely to be used against small retailers, which need to build defenses against run-of-the-mill attacks against PCs. Those attacks start with emails carrying malware or links to malicious websites. Once a system is compromised, the malware will typically look to steal credentials for online banking sites. A small, medium-sized business will likely be targeted with something off-the-shelf that, in most cases, is well-known. In general, small retailers do not use POS devices, but instead use scanners connected directly to a card processor's network. As a result, smaller retailers are more likely to be victims of credit-card "skimming attacks" in which special hardware is used to grab data before it gets sent to the network, Jason Fredrickson, senior director of application development at Guidance Software, said. (Source

Survey: One-in-four retail employees plan to change jobs in 2014
Twenty-four percent of full-time retail employees plan to change jobs in 2014, three points above the average for all workers (21%) and up from 20% in 2013. According to a new survey from Harris Interactive, CareerBuilder and, 51% of retail workers are satisfied with their jobs, down from 60% in 2013. In addition, 22% are dissatisfied, up from 17% in 2013. For the three-out-of-four (76%) retail workers who have no intention of leaving their current job in 2014, a variety of factors weigh into their decision, with relationships with co-workers (59%), work/life balance (49%) and benefits (43%) topping the list. (Source

Target CEO changes tune, now ready for chip-based credit cards - Target pulled plug on rollout back in 2004 due to lack of industry support  Target Corp. Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel is calling on retailers and banks to adopt chip-based credit-card technology to better protect shoppers. But the debate was different a decade ago, when the executive was on the other side of the issue as Target pulled the plug on a $40 million, three-year program that did just that. Back in 2004, collaboration between Target and Visa to use the chips across its 1,000-plus stores failed after Steinhafel and other concerned Target executives worried the technology slowed checkout speeds and didn't offer enough marketing benefits, according to a person familiar with the decision. Steinhafel, in his first public comments since the breach, said momentum is picking up for mass adoption of chip cards. "I think we're ready to move," the Target CEO said in a Jan. 13 interview with CNBC. Target, he said, was "out front of the industry, and the industry didn't follow." Target said its 2001 to 2004 effort to roll out smart cards was pioneering, but couldn't be justified if the rest of the industry didn't go along. Target's decision 10 years ago to end the program disappointed chip advocates who had hoped it would demonstrate the viability of chip-based cards and set the stage for their widespread use in the U.S. Since then, retailers and banks have been caught in a chicken-and-egg dilemma with retailers reluctant to invest billions of dollars on the needed infrastructure unless banks commit to spending the billions of dollars needed to issue the new cards. (Source

Tablets and Apps Are Changing How Occupational Health and Safety Pros Do Their Jobs  In the January issue of Professional Safety, authors David Fender and Clinton Wolfley outline which tablet applications they find most useful in their roles as occupational health and safety professionals in the field. The authors, who have no financial interest in these apps, focus on ones available for the Apple iOS and Android tablet operating systems. (Source

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Brinker International Q2 up 0.8% with sales up 2.3%
Coach North American stores Q2 down 14% with revenue down 5.6%





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MO. Total
Jan 66 $18,930,910
Feb 52 $200,662,400
Mar 62 $4,961,800
Apr 70 $5,856,050
May 78 $4,034,114
Jun 75 $219,695,478
Jul 87 $3,853,854
Aug 98 $10,824,090
Sep 74 $5,305,376
Oct 89 $218,415,844
Nov 73


Dec 72


Total 823 $701,533,840



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Mar 332 294 11.4%ò
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Jul 355 306 13.8%ò
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John Dell'Anno and Shaun Frank, DIV Manager of AP from Wegmans food Markets and Tyler Barrus, retired Monroe County Sheriffs Department, talk about ORC and how both law enforcement and retailers can partner to battle ORC. They talk about how the partnerships of law enforcement and retailers helped them with their criminal busts especially in two operations that they were involved with. They stress the importance this partnership has in gaining and sharing information about criminal activity, as well as helping to dig up information and eventually shutting down ORC criminal activity.


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Feb. 4, 5, 6, 7: NE ORC Symposium and Tradeshow Keynote Address

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Brown Shoe Company Deploys Retail 20/20 Exception Reporting Solution from Agilence

Business Intelligence for Loss Prevention and Operations Key to Selection

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ, January 22, 2014 – Agilence, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based exception reporting solutions, today announced that Brown Shoe Company has selected Retail 20/20 to replace their legacy exception reporting solution, XBR® from Micros®. The next-generation exception reporting solution will provide Brown Shoe Company with a platform for reporting on point-of-sale transactions, ecommerce, inventory adjustments, financials, and customer loyalty. Based in St. Louis, MO, Brown Shoe Company is a $2.6 billion, global footwear company. Brown Shoe Company operates over 1400 Famous Footwear locations as well as

“We have a vision to combine all of our data into a central reporting application that will give us insight into day-to-day operations so that we can improve top line growth and minimize losses,” said Jon Grander, VP of Asset and Revenue Management, Brown Shoe Company. “With Agilence’s new Retail 20/20 application, we found a platform that is well positioned to help us achieve our goals.”

“Retail 20/20 was designed to reduce the complexity of working with big data,” said Russ Hawkins, CEO, Agilence, Inc. “The solution enables retailers to quickly and easily identify opportunities for improving their business.”

About Agilence
Agilence ( is the industry leader in next-generation exception-based reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations. Agilence develops Retail 20/20, a highly flexible and powerful, cloud-based reporting solution that provides visibility into daily store operations to reduce fraud and operational inefficiencies. Retail 20/20 provides users with a complete view of their business, empowering them to make informed decisions faster, to increase efficiency and improve profit margins across the enterprise. Founded in 2006, Agilence, Inc. is headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ. To learn more about Agilence, please email or call 856-366-1200.

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13 Bluetooth Hackers skimmed millions from gas stations  Thirteen suspects have been indicted in New York on a gas station skimming scheme that netted them more than $2 million, according to court documents. Some of the skimming devices were placed on pumps at Raceway and Racetrac gas stations throughout Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. The devices were Bluetooth enabled, so the thieves could simply download the stolen data from the skimming device without having to remove it. Between March 2012 to March 2013, they used forged cards embossed with the stolen account data to withdraw cash at ATMs in Manhattan, then deposited the money into bank accounts in New York. Co-conspirators in California and Nevada then withdrew the money from ATMs in those states. During that year, the defendants allegedly laundered about $2.1 million. (Source

Salem, Ore., man sentenced to life in prison for Walmart slaying
Salem man was sentenced Tuesday to life behind bars for murdering a 28-year-old man in a Walmart parking lot in Sept. 2012, the Marion County District Attorney's Office said. (Source

'Burberry Bandit’ gets 5-to-10 years for robbery spree
Cornell Neilly, nicknamed the 'Burberry Bandit,' went on a bank robbery spree in 2012 to feed his addiction for designer clothing. (Source

Police in Tennessee reveal evidence collected from Wolfchase Galleria robbery "You didn't get any diamonds?" one of the men involved in a smash and grab theft at a Wolfchase Mall jewelry store was overheard saying into a cell phone during the theft. Police recovered a cell phone, as well as several other key pieces of evidence that are currently being reviewed as the five or six men responsible remain on the loose. At 7:43 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, Memphis police were called to Reeds Jewelers at Wolfchase Mall. Police say a group of men smashed open a glass display counter, stole 65 Rolex watches valued at a total of $715,000, and took off. (Source

Response to store shooting confirms police tactics
Elkhart, Indiana Police officers did the right thing by responding and taking aggressive actions to eliminate the threat, without waiting for back-up to arrive. (Source

U.S Air Force Airman aids TJ Maxx agent in attempting to apprehend a $25,000 robbery suspect  An active member of the U.S. Air Force who had apparently witnessed the robbery tackled the fleeing suspect, which resulted in a struggle between the two on the ground. The suspect eventually lost his mask and fled the store on foot, leaving behind the merchandise. (Source

Police in Washington State are seeking a prolific smash-and-grab burglar hitting more stores along I-5; at least a dozen businesses have been hit  Officers learned about six more victims Monday night and Tuesday morning, and they say the list will likely grow. (Source

Two Odessa Businessmen Plead Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Goods at Music City Mall

Two men charged in South Austin Target roof-top copper theft

Memphis Police Department must cut 583 positions to meet 2014 budget

Aspen, CO Police investigating a sophisticated skimming device discovered on a Wells Fargo ATM

Mastermind behind deadly smash-and-grab at La Jolla jewelry stores in 1992 recommended for parole; Family of the victim is outraged

Plea deal offered for 2 accused of DeBartolo & Co. Fine Jewelers robbery in San Francisco in 2012

Amherst, NY jewelry store employee sentenced to probation for stealing more than $50,000

Two arrested in Rite Aid strong arm robbery in Owego, NY

Zales in Fayetteville, NC hit with a $25,000 Grab and Run: suspect fled with a 2 CT princess cut solitaire ring


Flatbush NYC jeweler pistol-whipped by armed robbers
Women Suspected in Robbery Crime Spree Arrested in Scioto County, Ohio
Bridgetown Mini-Mart- Armed Robbery - Cincinnati, OH – employee struck suspect with vacuum cleaner
Exxon – Armed Robbery – Bristol, PA – store held up twice in 11 hours
The Medicine Shoppe – Armed Robbery - Berlin, VT – no injuries
Mobile Short Stop – Armed Robbery - Berlin, VT – no injuries
Walgreens –Armed Robbery – S. Tulsa, OK – store hit for drugs 5 times
7-Eleven – Armed Robbery – Livermore, CA - no injuries reported
Convenience store – Armed Robbery - Kinston, NC - Employee shot in the leg
In & Out Mart – Armed Robbery – Toledo, OH – no injuries reported




International ring of thieves behind $1.6 Million ring theft in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur CID deputy chief ACP Khairi Ahrasa said the police were certain the syndicate involved foreigners based on footage obtained from a closed-circuit camera at the premises last Thursday. (Source

3 arrested with connections to theft ring after undercover investigation in Louisville, KY  Police said they began an undercover investigation back in 2012 involving multiple suspects, of which the officers witnessed multiple auto thefts, business burglaries, large scale fuel theft from fuel stations and various other crimes. Police said the monetary loss was upwards of $150,000. (Source

Thirteen charged in New York for ID theft from fuel pumps; totaled over $2 Million  Thirteen people were indicted for swiping credit card and ATM information from gas pumps in Texas, Georgia and South Carolina, and using the data to steal more than $2 million using ATMS and banks in New York, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced on Tuesday. Members of the alleged identity theft ring installed Bluetooth-enabled skimming devices at the pumps so the data could be retrieved without removing the devices, Vance said. (Source

Second suspect charged in Farm and Fleet price switching scam in Juneau, AK  A 40-year-old Milwaukee man made his initial appearance Tuesday on charges of switching the packaging of merchandise valued at $859.87 and paying $90 for it at Farm and Fleet. Israel S. Moreno, is charged with retail theft by altering the price of an amount between $500 and $5,000 as a party to the crime. (Source

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Vendor Spotlight

Business Intelligence Dreams Become Reality with Video Surveillance in Axis Communications’ Booth at NRF’s BIG Show

Sales increase 63 percent among retailers using BI according to IT research

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, demonstrated the retail store of the future last week by bringing together retail security and business intelligence (BI) at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 103rd Annual Convention & EXPO, better known as Retail's BIG Show, on Jan. 12-15th.

Retailers can do more with less by leveraging their video surveillance systems for more than just traditional security. A growing industry trend, and important focus for last week’s show, is the value of using cross-functional video for marketing, operations and merchandising. In fact, retailers cited a 63 percent increase in sales as a result of BI from video surveillance, according to an IT research survey soon to be released by Axis.

“We’ve seen this trend build momentum over the past few years, but we’re finally reaching a point where these technologies are not only implemented in stores, but are producing results,” said Jackie Andersen, retail business development manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “As more departments become involved, like marketing, merchandising and operations, the cross-functional use of video is turning security systems into a valuable business tool. IP video can be an investment that pays for itself.”

Come shop at the store of the future

To demonstrate the potential of business intelligence from video surveillance, Axis launched a new booth design at Retail’s BIG Show featuring the following leading technology vendors:

Agilence, Inc. offers exception reporting software with video management and business intelligence capabilities, allowing retail managers to bridge the gap between the time of transaction and the relevant video/data streams.

NEC features facial detection for demographic business intelligence and analytics. Using the capabilities of Axis network cameras, the NEC facial-detection software provides purchasing suggestions and shopper analytics based on demographic data including age and gender.

Prism Skylabs offers cloud-powered analytics that enable retailers to optimize merchandising, improve store execution and remotely audit any display, brand or promotion in real time.

SimplyRFID provides an application that integrates video surveillance with Bluetooth beacons to unlock the full potential of mobile point of sale (mPOS) systems.

“The new booth design allows attendees to walk through a mock retail store and visually see as well as experience the integrated technologies that create business intelligence,” said Hedgie Bartol, retail business development manager, Axis Communications, Inc. “By bringing together leading technology vendors in the booth, we can showcase the total solution and help retailers understand how to implement and utilize the technology to meet specific needs and do more within their stores.”

Matt Flanagan
fama PR, Inc.


Domenic Locapo
Axis Communications Inc.



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The One Tool You Need for Success? A Mirror  When you look in a mirror, what do you see? As humans, it can be important to keep a shield up so others don't see your weaknesses or failures. Once you get in front of a mirror, though, you can see what you normally don't. Here are some areas of performance that can benefit from a hard look in the mirror. (Your attire)

The 'Just Right' Reaction When You Mess Up at Work  None of us are perfect, so there will come a time when you make a mistake or forget to do something. It's not the end of the world, although our instincts usually guide us to acting too quickly in these situations. Use these tips to own your mistake in just the right way. (Be in the middle)

Are You a 'Zoomer'? How to Supercharge Your Career  Your goal this new year may be to move up the corporate ladder, but what does it take to do so? In this interview with Daniel Roberts, author of "Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career" he discusses what qualities someone must have to be successful in very unique and unconventional ways. (Be bold, he says)

Six Ideas for a More Productive Work Day  It really takes mixing your day up, doing some new things, to feel like you're getting things accomplished. Finding out what works and what doesn't is time consuming. Keeping up with your to do lists doesn't have to feel stressful or mind numbing, but if it does, here are some fun and new ways to stay productive. (Make yourself get up)

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