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Paul Paglia was promoted to Vice President of Loss Prevention for Donna Karan. Paul was previously the Sr. Director LP & Retail Operations since 2009 for Donna Karan. Prior to that he held the position of Regional LP Director at Bloomingdale's for seven years. He also held LP Manager positions for The Home Depot and JCPenney. Paul started his LP career at Sears Holdings Corp in 1987 as an LP Associate.  A great leader, executive, human being, and for those of you who don't know, he's also a great chef. Congratulations Paul! We're sure that you will be helping to redefine the Loss Prevention models of the future.

ave Shugan was promoted to Senior Director of Loss Prevention for Carter's. Dave has been with Carter's since 2008, and prior to this promotion he was the Director of Loss Prevention. Before that he was the Manager of Investigations at Cracker Barrel for eight years. Dave also worked as an RLPM at Pacific Sunwear, and before that was the Director of LP at Chernin's Shoes for six years. Congratulations Dave!

Walmart’s Chief Administrative Officer to step down. 
Tom Mars, CAO, has been with Walmart for over 10 years, the company is giving no reason for his departure. Mars served as the chain’s general counsel from 2002 to 2009, and was involved in an investigation into bribery allegations regarding a Wal-Mart store built near the Mexican pyramids, according to company emails released in January by members of Congress. (Source

Best Buy turns down $1 Billion minority investment proposal. 
Best Buy Co Inc turned down a $1 billion minority investment proposal by founder Richard Schulze's three private equity partners, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters Friday. Under the proposal, Leonard Green Partners, Cerberus Capital Management and TPG Capital would have each received a seat on the board of the world's largest electronics retailer. Best Buy spokesman declined to comment. (Source

S&P downgrades JC Penney to a CCC+ based on dismal earnings. 
S&P cut its credit rating on the company to CCC+, the lowest tier of junk Thursday, from B-minus, citing further operational disruptions in the next few quarters and "less than adequate" liquidity. J.C. Penney fell as much as 22 percent earlier Thursday, the biggest intraday drop since at least 1980, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (Source

Schlotzsky's looking to add 170 new restaurants in California.  
Schlotzsky's has entered into the largest franchised deal in the company’s history. Schlotzsky's currently operates 350 restaurants in Southern California, but plans to have 700 opened by 2016. The move will add over 7000 jobs over the next few years. (Source

Impact of Commercial Real Estate with the Office Depot- OfficeMax merger. 
A study performed by CoStar Group found that 300 zip codes in the United States have both an Office Depot and an OfficeMax store. OfficeMax had released prior to the merger that they were going to look at smaller footprint locations and focus more on the small business owners. Office Depot and OfficeMax opened a total of 3 new stores in 2012, closing a total of 44 and plans to close a total of 65+ stores. The impact of the internet has taken a toll of the large box office suppliers, an from the keyboards of America, shoppers can compare prices and have products delivered without ever stepping foot in the office supply stores. (Source

Islamic Hackers threaten to resume Cyber Attacks on US Banks. 
The Iranian hacking group al Qassam Cyber Fighters on Feb. 25 said it launched distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against about a dozen bank Web sites including those of PNC Bank, Citizens Bank, Bank of America, and Capital One as part of a warning demanding the removal of anti-Muslim videos from YouTube. The group said the initial attacks were simply a shot over the bow, and it threatened it would continue such attacks on March 5 if four videos it finds offensive are not removed from the popular video sharing website. Cyber Fighters previously claimed responsibility for DDoS attacks on U.S. banks in September and January following the posting of a YouTube video that insulted the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. (Source

One dead, one critical in robbery of Sbarro’s at Park Plaza Mall in Little Rock.  Little Rock police say a man is dead and a woman is in critical condition after a shooting inside Park Plaza Mall on Thursday night. Little Rock Police Department spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said police received a report of a shooting inside the mall about 9:41 p.m. Two victims were found in a hallway near the food court. One of the victims, a male, died at the scene. A female victim, who received several gunshot wounds, was transported to the hospital, where she is listed in critical condition. Both victims were employees of Sbarro. No other information about their identities was immediately released. Police believe the suspect entered the building, which was closed to the public, through a hallway connecting to multiple food establishments. Police say the shooter may also be an employee of Sbarro’s. (Source

Serial Robbery suspect arrested in Batavia, NY at a CVS; suspected in the robberies of Sally Beauty and Maurices.  The man accused of robbing a beauty supply store in Batavia was arrested after allegedly trying to rob a CVS pharmacy in the Village of Owego. Tioga County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery at a CVS Pharmacy. When deputies got there they found John Malowsky, 62, of Attica, leaving the store with a bag. Deputies say Malowsky failed to comply with orders to stop and threatened deputies with a knife. Malowsky then fled on foot until deputies caught up, disarmed him and took him into custody. Malowsky is a person of interest for the robberies of a Sally’s Beauty Supply and a Maurices fashion store. Malowsky is also a registered sex offender, convicted of rape in 1983. (Source

Wallingford, CT Radio Shack robbed at gunpoint. 
Police believe this robbery is similar to other Radio Shack armed robberies that occurred in East Haven, Hamden and Trumbull. At approximately 8:45 p.m., the Wallingford Radio Shack was robbed at gunpoint by three masked suspects wearing hooded sweatshirts. The suspects took a large amount of Apple iPhones and other electronic items and fled the scene in a gray vehicle. No injures were reported. (Source

Bond set for $1 Million for three suspects in Detroit area Verizon store robbery.  
The three teenagers, all 18 years old from the Detroit area, faced the judge on Thursday, accused of armed robbery of the Verizon store in Canton, Michigan on Monday. The three suspects were locked out of the store by an alert employee who saw the suspects approaching with an assault weapon. The suspects tried to smash the door glass, then turned and fired the AK-47, smashing the glass and running into the store. (Source

Philadelphia Security Guard’s weapon taken by robbery suspects during hold-up.  Police are calling it a ‘brazen’ hold-up, knowing an armed security guard was on duty and the suspects just didn’t care. No one was injured during the robbery, the security guard was relieved of his weapon by the suspects who fled the store with over 100 bottles containing oxycodone. (Source

Four arrested in Dunham’s Sports retail fraud and thefts in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.  A suspect charged with breaking into a local home lead investigator to over $5000 in thefts from Dunham’s Sports and other area retailers. The four suspects have been charged with home invasion charges and other additional charges stemming from the investigation will be pursued. (Source

Ohio governor rejects mercy plea for condemned killer on death row; accused of murdering a video store employee and security guard.  Ohio Gov. John Kasich has rejected a plea for mercy from a condemned killer scheduled to be executed next week for fatally shooting an adult bookstore security guard. Kasich followed the state parole board's recommendation in rejecting the clemency request of Frederick Treesh on Thursday. Treesh is scheduled to be executed Wednesday for fatally shooting 58-year-old Henry Dupree during an August 1994 robbery in Eastlake. Prosecutors contend Treesh intentionally murdered Dupree during an increasingly violent three-week, multi-state crime spree. Authorities say he tried to kill police officers during a pursuit and was connected to a killing at a Michigan video store two days before Dupree's death. (Source

Robbery charge after a semi-truck smashes into Parkhouse jewelry store in UK.  A truck driver was in court today charged with robbery after his semi-truck crashed into the window of a Southampton jewelry store. Gary Alan Barnes, of Shirley Towers appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court charged with the robbery of Parkhouse Jewelers. The 54-year old did not indicate his plea. His next hearing will be at Southampton Crown Court on Monday March 25. (Source

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RCMP in Saskatchewan launch Fraud Awareness month.  The month of March will be focused on a five part series by the RCMP to increase public awareness of commercial crimes. RCMP Cpl. Hugh Gordon indicated that $1.4 million was reported lost by victims last year to fraudsters. (Source

CCTV and Police body cameras are a focus of Law Enforcement in Canada. 
The Police Department in Winsor is spending $15,000 to equip each officer with not one, but two body cameras for both the public’s safety as well as its officers. The city of Toronto has nearly 100 cameras in operation covering the downtown area. (Source

Police believe Gypsy shoplifting gang is hitting retailers from the North Shore, Laval, West Island to Montreal.  In the next few days, several Law Enforcement agencies are working together to send more information and photos of the suspected gang members. The group has been responsible for the theft of over $2000 in perfume from one retailer, hit small pharmacies and Walmart. (Source

Coquitlam Mounties charge a man of over a dozen robberies.  Anthony Bakker is now facing a total of 20 criminal charges, 12 robberies and additional crimes in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, and Burnaby. Bakker is accused of using a weapon in several of his convenience store robberies. (Source

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Tropicana Entertainment's Top Security Executive to Speak at
NFSSC Conference

The National Food Service Security Council (NFSSC) is pleased to announce that Chuck Barry, Corporate Vice President, Security/Surveillance, Tropicana Entertainment Inc., will present at its 34th Annual Conference, August 4-7, in Las Vegas. NFSSC is the leading trade association for loss prevention, security and risk management professionals in the QSR and casual dining restaurant industry.

“Chuck is an extremely experienced security executive and we feel very lucky to have someone with his background and security acumen as part of our program,” said Jim Forlenza, Executive Director, NFSSC. “The gaming industry is a unique business operation and combines many LP and security challenges including F&B and retail, in addition to its gaming activities. Chuck will deliver a peerless perspective to our restaurant executives – providing an insider’s look at gaming surveillance and security and allowing our members to compare and contrast LP and security duties from the gaming and restaurant industries. He will challenge our restaurant leaders to look for new solutions.”

Chuck Barry has spent 25 years in the gaming industry, serving as the director of investigations for Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., as well as the vice president of internal security and surveillance for Hilton Hotels Corporation and Park Place Entertainment. Prior to joining Hilton Hotels, Barry was a detective with the Phoenix Police Department and a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“Being able to look outside our industry, our comfort zones, often leads to a fresh approach to help solve difficult challenges,” said James Brussow, CPP, Dave & Buster’s Inc., and 2013 NFSSC President. “Chuck can help our group look at our everyday responsibilities in a new way – from how we oversee surveillance to how we protect our customers and employees.”

NFSSC will host its 34th Annual Conference, August 4-7, 2013, at the M Resort Spa and Casino, in Las Vegas. The event features executive keynotes, educational sessions and workshops, roundtables, exhibits, scheduled practitioner/vendor meetings, and a host of entertaining networking functions. The education program will highlight speakers from the restaurant and loss prevention industry, presenting real-world topics and best practices, offering a host of solutions and insights for everyday situations.

For up to date speaker and conference information, or other event info, please visit, For more information about NFSSC membership or the annual conference, please contact Jim Forlenza, Executive Director,, or at 240-252-5542.


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Circle K in Arizona hit 30 times by juvenile beer bandit; suspect now behind bars.  Carlos Estrada, the Loss Prevention Manager for Circle K responsible for Arizona and Las Vegas, has had his hands full with one beer bandit. It is certainly not a major dollar case, but hitting stores throughout the market area was become an issue for both Circle K and Law Enforcement. Estrada believes the thief was re-selling the beer and had deployed undercover agents around the area. (Source

Sociologist at SUNY and author of ““American Street Gangs” launches an updated 2nd edition; new directions of gang crimes.  Tim Delaney a Sociologist at SUNY Oswego in New York felt he needed to launch a second edition of his book “American Street Gangs” because in the past seven years, gangs have moved into the high tech and white collar crimes around America. Delaney indicates that 1.4 million Americans are associated with street gangs. The book was written as a text book, but Delaney is hoping to reach a much larger audience. (Source

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Thought Challenge 

Your thought challenges—Thank You

By Pedro Ramos
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Last year I had the privilege of being asked to join the D&D’s thought challenge award committee. Today I spend a better part of an hour reading every one of the year’s submissions. I thought it best to read them all at once and score them as I went along finally choosing 3 finalists.

At the end of an hour I was left with a wide array of thoughts and emotions, but most of all with two words to say to all the entrants; “Thank You”.

Thank you for the courage to put yourselves out there for all the world to see, you are both brave and generous. The bravery is obvious, your generosity comes from the fact that you clearly understand the purpose of this electronic publication and how impactful your words and experiences are on young people starting their careers.

I encourage everyone who subscribes to D&D Daily, to follow the leadership of the thought challenge contributors by sharing your experiences, mentoring those less experienced and contributing your thoughts to the industry as these folks have done throughout the year.

Congratulations to all of you and thank you.

Editor's Note:

Yesterday's Thought Challenge completed the review of all the 2012 submissions. The Committee is now voting and results will be released in the next few weeks. Good luck to all!

Once the 2012 results have been announced, the 2013 Thought Challenge will begin, as we already have had three submissions.


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Science Suggests That Wacky Office Designs Really Do Increase Creativity  Yet more reason to hate cubicles. They're lousy at firing your imagination. This article shows a study done by a team of researchers at both the University of Michigan and NYU which proves you should think "outside the box.". (Burn your cubicle)

How do you renew your creative spark?  Ever have one of those days where you just can't seem to think up good ideas? Greg Sebasky, CEO North America of Philips Electronics answers this business question.  (Get inspired)

How do you renew your creative spark? Part 2  Did you just watch Greg Sebasky's video and still need help on getting the juices flowing? Then watch Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President at M-A-C answer the same question. (You can never have too much advice)

How to Get Creative: Stop Trying  We all have those weeks where we're on fire. We're in the zone and every day we feel as if we're accomplishing two or three days' worth of work. Creativity can come out of nowhere. The trick is to sense it - and ride it to the end. (You can't keep your edge)

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Selecting the companies you want to work for is harder than you think. It may not be the obvious list when you take into consideration geography, organizational structure, and success of the retailer, growth plans and growth opportunities for your own career. Do some research on each company and open your mind to the small companies. They have just as many opportunities as the rest. They're harder to get in and communicate with, but if it's done right, you may be surprised. One executive years ago sent a letter to a company president who didn't have an LP program and made some bold commitments. He went on to build a very successful LP program there. Be aggressive!

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