RILA and The Loss Prevention Foundation Team-Up to Support Asset
Charitable event to raise funds to help the families
of fallen asset protection professionals
Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) will once again
The Loss Prevention Foundation (LPF) to raise money for the
Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund. The fundraiser will culminate
in a drawing for valuable prizes during RILA's upcoming
Retail Asset Protection Conference, April 17-20, 2016 in Dallas,
The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund, originally formed in
2012 by the LPF under the name Loss Prevention Memorial Fund,
provides financial assistance to the families of fallen asset
protection professionals who lost their lives while performing the
duties of their jobs. 100% of contributions go directly to the
retail asset protection community. LPF's Loss Prevention Benevolent
Fund Committee selected RILA's annual Retail Asset Protection
Conference as the ideal venue to enhance visibility of the LP
Benevolent Fund's mission within the retail industry.
is proud to be part of an industry that takes care of its people and
we once again stand with LPF in their efforts to ease survivors'
financial burdens, " said Lisa LaBruno, senior vice president,
Retail Operations at RILA. "We're trending to have more executives
in Dallas than in years' past which translates to more opportunities
to raise funds for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund."
behalf of the Loss Prevention community, The Loss Prevention
Foundation and the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund Committee, I
would like to express our profound gratitude to RILA and the
solution provider community for continuing to support this
meaningful initiative," said Chris Duke LPC, Chairman of the Loss
Prevention Benevolent Fund. "Fund-raising efforts like this, made
possible through our partnership with RILA, allow us to continue to
provide beneficial financial support to the families of fallen asset
protection professionals who have lost their lives while engaged in
the duties of their profession. Moving forward, as we transition to
a 501c3 charitable organization, we will be able to help many more
asset protection professionals as well".
Call to Action: LPF is seeking prize donations from
retailers and solution providers (gift cards of any denomination,
merchandise) that will entice conference attendees to purchase
raffle tickets. To make a donation or learn more, please email
Stanley Security Announces Stanley Guard - A Mobility Solution That Delivers
Security and Response Management to Workplaces
STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive
security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces STANLEY Guard, a
smartphone and cloud-based personal safety and security response suite. The
STANLEY Guard Personal Safety app allows users - whether they are
students, employees, or executives - to send alerts, including video and their
GPS location, directly to their security command center for immediate response.
The STANLEY Guard Security Response app is designed to coordinate
incident responses and provide a means of task management for facilities and
institutions that manage their own security. Finally, the STANLEY Guard
Command Center platform provides businesses, schools, and other facilities
an effective means to verify and dispatch their security resources and manage
American Dynamics VideoEdge Introduces Facial Biometrics For Quicker
Tyco Security Products introduces facial biometrics within VideoEdge video
surveillance systems for immediate detection and verification of individuals.
Facial biometrics can easily be added to a VideoEdge network video recorder
(NVR). Users can quickly conduct a SmartSearch within VideoEdge to automatically
find a matching face and view the associated corresponding video. This allows
security operators to identify criminals, terminated employees, VIPs and other
persons of interest, while also enrolling and saving known faces with video
associated for faster future investigations.
Boot Barn deploys video and intelligence solutions to enhance LP efforts
Irvine, California-based specialty Western and workwear retailer Boot Barn is
laying down the law. The 200-plus-store chain is deploying video and situation
intelligence solutions from Verint at various retail store locations to enhance
operations and loss prevention efforts. This includes Verint EdgeVMS Vid-Center,
which allows field and loss prevention associates to view live and recorded
video from their desktops to make real-time decisions. Combined with the EdgeVMS
Op-Center diagnostic and management application, Boot Barn is able to monitor
system health, gain access to firmware updates and issue alerts about potential
problems. When anomalies within the surveillance system are recognized, the loss
prevention management team is immediately notified, enabling them to take a
proactive approach to addressing issues.
CDC: Elevated cancer risk in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring
Certain types of laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators (LL) have a
greater risk of causing cancer or other health problems than previously
believed, U.S. health regulators said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday that exposure to
formaldehyde in the flooring was greater than it had calculated earlier this
month, meaning people who purchased the flooring are about three times more
likely to get cancer than previously estimated.
The determination shook up investors, who sent Lumber Liquidators stock down 20%
to $11.31 in morning trading. They had been mildly encouraged by the CDC's Feb.
10 report suggesting that formaldehyde levels in select versions of the
company's laminate flooring could cause two to nine cancer cases per 100,000
The actual figure is six to 30 cases per 100,000 people, the CDC said Monday.
The discrepancy stems from regulators using the wrong figure for ceiling height
to determine exposure risk.
In addition to cancer, people are also susceptible to increased risks of
exacerbated respiratory issues such as asthma and eye, nose and throat
irritation, the CDC said.
Lubbock, TX: Lowe's undergoes safety changes following last year's employee
Lowe's Home Improvement no longer allows its employees to replace bases on
cantilever racks following last year's death of a 23-year-old supervisor at a
Lubbock store. Rodolfo "Rudy" Trevino, 23, died Jan. 2, 2015, at Lowe's in
Lubbock, after about 800 pieces of lumber and a cantilever rack fell on him
while replacing the rack's base. Trevino had been employed with Lowe's for one
year and seven months at the time of his death. The Occupational Safety and
Health Administration investigation includes 671 documents and more than 40
photos taken during its investigation.
NY Times Editorial: Getting Rid of Big Currency Notes Could Help Fight Crime
Few Europeans use the 500-euro note, and most Americans rarely encounter the
$100 bill. Yet hundreds of millions of these notes are in circulation around the
world, where they are often used by drug cartels, corrupt politicians,
terrorists and tax cheats to evade law enforcement. That's why officials in
Europe and elsewhere are proposing to end the printing of high-denomination
Getting rid of big bills will make it harder for criminals to do business and
make it easier for law enforcement to detect illicit activity. Consider this: a
stack of 500-euro notes worth $1 million weighs just five pounds and can be
carried in a small bag, whereas a pile of $20 bills worth the same amount would
weigh 110 pounds and would be much more difficult to move around, according to a
recent paper from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Apple Calls for Commission to Address Issues Over San Bernardino Gunman's Phone
Apple Inc. renewed its defense for why it has refused to help law enforcement
unlock the phone of a shooter in the San Bernardino terror attack, and suggested
the government form a commission to address the thorny problems posed by the
growing use of encryption. In an email to employees from Apple Chief Executive
Tim Cook and a series of questions and answers posted on its website, the
company urged prosecutors to withdraw their demand that Apple help unlock the
iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook. Apple said it would "gladly participate" in a
group of experts in intelligence, technology and civil liberties to discuss "the
implications for law enforcement, national security, privacy and personal
freedoms" of digital-security techniques.
Federal government rules all hoverboards unsafe - might recall them from stores
Hoverboards "pose an unreasonable risk of fire" if they don't meet voluntary
safety standards, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a letter
Thursday to manufacturers, importers and retailers. No hoverboard currently on
the market meets those standards, which cover everything from the boards'
electrical systems to labeling. The CPSC also said it might seize or recall
hoverboards that don't meet the standards. Hoverboards have transitioned
from must-have toy to health hazard after reports of the boards catching fire or
exploding started rolling in last December. In the past three months alone, the
CPSC has received reports of 52 hoverboard fires resulting in over $2 million
in property damage.
Toys 'R' Us Stops Selling Hoverboards Amid Safety Questions
Toys 'R' Us removed the Razor Hovertrax self-balancing board from its online
store over the weekend, Mashable reports. A spokesperson for the retailer said
that the move was made out of an "abundance of caution," as it works with the
manufacturer on a set of tests to determine the safety of the device.
Macy's posts Regional Director Store's AP/LP Investigations position - based in
As a Regional Director Store's Investigations, you will direct the internal
investigation program in the regions with primary focus on the apprehension of
dishonest employees and fraud. Drive sales and profit through the Stores Own
Sales initiative. Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers
fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 730 locations in 45
states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers
in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading
online store at macys.com.
New York-based Fairway Market is on the brink of default
Target adding 600 jobs to Suffolk, VA distribution center
NRF: 50% of Americans will save their tax refunds this year
Majority of former CVS Health cigarette buyers applaud no-sell decision
Last week's #1 article --
blame Prop 47 for Rise in Violence: Shoplifters caught on camera assaulting JC Penney LP Agent
in Fresno, CA
A couple of shoplifters were caught on camera assaulting a JC Penney LP who
tried to stop them. Fresno police say this type of crime is on the rise and Prop
47 is making it tough to keep small time thieves off the street. Surveillance
cameras captured a struggle inside the Fashion Fair Mall. Fists were flying,
clothes were knocked off the racks and the violence, police say, turned a petty
theft into a robbery. It started in the Sephora section of the JCP store. Two
women appeared to be looking at make-up. The cameras followed one of them
testing products, walking away and slipping them into her purse. Employees
caught up with the women near the exit. One was punched from behind and bit,
according to police-- all for roughly $200 worth of makeup.
Sgt. Hudson says
it's one of three separate robberies from last week where employees were
threatened-- even worse, he says, this type of crime is up 42 percent from last
year and he blames Prop 47. "Now, with prop 47 being the law, we're not able to
arrest people for burglary," Sgt. Hudson said.