Wal-Mart to Cut 1,500
Back-Office Jobs at About 500 U.S. Stores
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting some back-office jobs from hundreds of U.S.
stores this week as part of the retailer's effort to become more efficient
and focus spending on store employees who interact with customers.
About 500 stores, mostly on the West Coast, are dropping positions that
cover accounting and invoicing for individual stores, said Mark
Ibbotson, executive vice president for central operations at Wal-Mart U.S.
The move will affect two or three people per store, totaling
as many as 1,500 workers, Wal-Mart spokesman Kory Lundberg said.
But those employees are expected to be offered positions that will involve
direct contact with shoppers, such as working in the online pickup
department or as pharmacy technicians. Wal-Mart says any retained worker
taking a step-down in pay in their new job will make $17.55 an hour.
It comes as Wal-Mart is trying to improve customer service as a way to boost
sales in the face of increased competition from all fronts, including from
online leader Amazon.com. The goal is to get workers out of the
backrooms and onto the selling floor where they can interact more closely
with customers, Lundberg said.
Lundberg says the plan was tested
earlier this year at 50 stores. He says only about 1% of the laid-off
workers left the retailer.
Macy's and NYC Union
Reach Tentative Agreement, Avoiding Strike
Macy's Inc. and the union representing workers at its flagship Herald Square
store and other New York City locations have reached a tentative agreement,
averting a strike that had been called for Thursday.
Wholesale and Department Store Union, which represents the 5,000 workers,
said on its Facebook page that its negotiating committee had approved a
tentative agreement and members should report for their regular shifts.
"We are pleased with the outcome of our overnight negotiations and happy
to report that a tentative agreement between Macy's and Local 1S for our
workers has been reached, therefore averting a possible strike today," a
Macy's spokeswoman said.
The downside of returns
- for store employees
Liberal Return Policies for Consumers Can
Reduce Retail Workers' Pay
These days, people
are returning goods in record numbers, and often in worse condition,
encouraged by the flexible return policies adopted by e-commerce sites like
Amazon and the brick-and-mortar stores trying to keep pace.
unlike returns at online retailers, those at many department stores have a
side effect: They can unexpectedly lower a worker's paycheck weeks or months
after a sale is made.
Some of the country's leading department stores
allow returns for up to one year, like Nordstrom, or set no time limit at
all, like Macy's. The commissions paid to sales representatives at Macy's
can be affected by returns made within six months, while returns at
Nordstrom affect workers for up to a year.
These windows, union
leaders say, are too long and fuel a culture of returns that has added
instability to the paychecks of retail workers.
"Macy's used to have
a 10-day return policy," said Ken Bordieri, president of Local 1-S, which
represents Macy's workers in New York, one of the largest organized groups
of the retailer's workers in the country. Macy's eliminated its time limit
on returns, which had been six months, in 2010.
The union, which
provided the statements and arranged for the interview with Ms. Gay, says
that changing the return policy is among its top priorities as it negotiates
with Macy's for a new contract by Wednesday.
Home Depot: US Credit
Card Firms Slow To Upgrade Security
MasterCard are using security measures prone to fraud, putting retailers and
customers at risk of hacking attacks by cyber thieves, The Home Depot Inc.
says in a new federal lawsuit.
It's the latest giant retailer to
raise serious concerns about security with its lawsuit filed this week in
U.S. District Court in Atlanta. Last month, Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores
Inc. sued Visa Inc. over similar issues. MasterCard received the court
filing Tuesday and is still reviewing the claims, Eisen said.
card skimmers now appearing at self-checkout registers
Metro Police said credit card skimmers are showing up in a place consumers
wouldn't expect. While in the past, the devices were discovered at ATMs or
gas station pumps, now Metro Police are warning about skimmers at self-check
registers in big box retailers.
The crooks can then either make
online purchases or use an embosser to make their own card with your
information. Police said before you swipe, look around. If anything moves on
the machine, pick another. Wiggling your card as you swipe will throw off
the readers. Police said if you feel resistance when swiping your card, that
could be a sign of a skimmer. It's the same with the key pads, if it's hard
to push the buttons, there could be a key pad reader on it. Investigators
suggest only using cash when out to eat. They've seen a spike in the number
of cards compromised at restaurants.
Future Of Retail:
Artificial Intelligence And Virtual Reality Have Big Roles To Play
From artificial intelligence to virtual reality, emerging technologies are
rewriting the retail playbook at a rapid pace, suggests J. Walter Thompson
Intelligence in a new report called Frontier(less) Retail. One of the key
areas the report highlights for retailers to be aware of today is artificial
intelligence. "As tech giants have developed deep learning algorithms, big
data is increasingly being used to power insights in retail that formerly
would have only emerged from human intuition," it explains.
advantage in this surrounds being able to bring the personalized experience
of physical stores increasingly into the digital world. Beyond this digital
world, the role of technology is also playing an increasing role in the
physical store, with the fashion industry particularly looking at creating
more experiential spaces driven by entertainment and emotion.
Frontier(less) Retail reports also touches on some of the broader evolutions
happening in this industry at present, from borderless buying to the future
of delivery, alongside providing a deep-dive on business in China. But
backing all of that, it additionally serves as a reminder to brands to get
their omnichannel strategies right.
With Robotic Shopping Cart for Stores
Stores Inc. is working with a robotics company to develop a shopping cart
that helps customers find items on their lists and saves them from pushing a
heavy cart through a sprawling store and parking lot, according to a person
familiar with the matter.
Such carts are an emerging opportunity for
robotics companies as brick-and-mortar stores look for innovative ways to
match the convenience of Amazon.com Inc. and other online retailers, said
Wendy Roberts, founder and chief executive officer of Five Elements
Wal-Mart has said it's investing heavily in technology to
make it easier to shop in its stores as it competes with online retailers,
like Amazon. The retailer also is experimenting with drones as a way to
deliver online orders or keep better track of inventory at its distribution
Retail loyalty is big
Customers who belong to a retailer's loyalty
program spend more - significantly more - than those who do not. That's
according to a new study by Accenture Interactive, which found that members
of retailers' loyalty programs generate between 12% and 18% more revenue for
retailers than those who do not belong. The report was based on a survey of
U.S. retailers across specialty, big-box, department, drug and convenience
Retailers File Amicus
Brief in Joint Employer Case
Target employees mourn
loss of two team members in Orlando shooting
Orlando Chick fil A
workers reverse Sunday hours policy to feed volunteers
2016: Father's Day
spending to reach record-high $14.3 billion
CVS, Walgreens Coupon
Patent Suit Halted For PTAB Review
Partial Win In Workers' Rest Break Suit
Brookshire opening Spring Market stores in East Texas, elsewhere - buying 25
Wal-Mart Express Stores
Kroger's Q1 sales up
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Cyber attack damages
cost 10-20x more than expected: Deloitte
well-known costs are customer breach notifications, post-breach customer
protection, regulatory compliance/fines, public relations/crisis
communications, attorney fees and litigation, cyber security improvements
and technical investigations.
Hidden costs include increases to
insurance premiums, increased costs to raise debt, operational
disruption/destruction, lost value of customer relationships, lost contract
revenue, the devaluation of the trade name and the loss of intellectual
These hidden costs regularly equate to at least 20 times
the more visible costs.
Relatedly, a data breach is not something
that incurs a flurry of spending to fix it and can then be forgotten; the
costs are prolonged, with initial costs representing around 10 percent of
the total cost over five years.
As digital channels become
increasingly important for retailers' businesses, cyber security has jumped
to the top of industry insiders' lists of concerns.
above-the-surface and below-the-surface costs may all vary greatly based on
industry sector, organization and specific incident," Ms. Mossburg said. "Important key considerations driving the impact and cost include but are
not limited to, motivation of the attacker, sophistication of attack, how
quickly the attack is identified and response is initiated, the environment
impacted, and the type and volume of data impacted (e.g. personal
information, intellectual property, strategic corporate plans).
How to prevent data from leaving with a
national study around data in the workplace revealed that more than one in
four employees leave their job with company data. The study spotlights
employees as a big security vulnerability to business data. To help prevent
this, Bill Ho, CEO of Biscom, offers a few tips to minimize this threat.
• Establish clear employee policies on handling company data and
• Incorporate data ownership and handling policies into
• Add data protection and security discussions
to new employee orientation and training
• Understand how to
re-organize an attack or social engineering ploy
reporting of suspicious activity
• Train on best practices
continuously and often -- practice makes perfect
• Establish data
classification and access permissions - limit access to those who need it,
e.g. using the principle of least privilege
• Create a response plan
and practice it
Hack the hackers:
Eavesdrop for intel on emerging threats
sea of vulnerabilities clamoring for attention, it's almost impossible to
know which IT security issues to address first. Vendor advisories provide a
tried-and-true means for keeping on top of known attack vectors. But there's
a more expedient option: Eavesdrop on attackers themselves.
chatter typically [begins] within 24 to 48 hours of the initial public
disclosure," says Levi Gundert, vice president of threat intelligence at
Recorded Future, citing the firm's in-depth analysis of discussions on
There is a lot of public vulnerability
information available beyond official vendor notifications -- so much so
that defenders can't be expected to stay abreast of all the blog posts
disclosing various vulnerabilities, mailing list discussions between
researchers regarding a particular security flaw, and other public notices.
Instead of trying to subscribe to every possible mailing list and RSS feed,
your vulnerability management team can go right to the forums and listen to
what potential attackers are saying. That's the best kind of advance
DNS attacks cost
businesses more than $1 million a year - study
Retail Customer Service Reaches New Heights with Director of National Sales On
FL - June 6, 2016 - Scott Evans is the new Director of National Sales at
NuTech National, an industry leader in providing advanced, technological
solutions to the complex world of retail security and loss prevention since
1981. In this role, Scott is charged with leading the strategic planning,
growth, and execution of NuTech National's sales operations.
"I couldn't be more excited to align with NuTech at this pivotal time within our
industry, where we continue to blend our passion for exceeding customer
expectations with providing best-in-class, retail security solutions at an
extremely affordable price! In this era of corporate merger and growth through
acquisition, larger providers have lost focus of the retail segment and become
mired in a web of internal struggles, platform consolidations, one-size fits-all
solutions, and bloated pricing schematics to compete with Wall Street that have
left LP customers struggling. NuTech's nimble and dynamic market approach has
served this unmet need for over 35 years with great success by maintaining a
powerful team of industry leaders that are dedicated to serving this specialized
segmentation. With a growing list of satisfied Fortune 500 and influential
governmental clients, NuTech is emerging as the 'Micro Giant' that is well
positioned to streamline your LP operations, help make you more effective
and provide the ultimate return on investment. With increased demands and
financial penalties from outdated systems, false alarms, ineffective
reporting, and challenging IT environments to name a few, the LP community
is experiencing an evolution that requires more from your business provider,
and I am confident that NuTech and its customers are well-positioned for
to joining NuTech National, he held a leadership role in Office Depot's B2B
division in 2010, where he drove the development, planning and implementation
team responsible for increasing topline sales revenue and profitability in both
private and public sectors. He also created a successful retail marketing and
branding campaign to enhance customer service and sales operations using
corporate identification POS cards. While also successfully navigating the
merger between Office Depot and Office Max in 2013, he partnered with a
strategic channel initiative to help integrate Tech Depot's products and
solutions to drive competitive improvement and increased product offerings.
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For Chargebacks, A 50 bp
Rule Of Thumb
In a recent eBook titled "What You
Don't Know About Chargebacks...Can Hurt You," Kount, the eCommerce and fraud
detection company, noted that fraud is the No. 1 reason behind chargebacks,
driven by fraudulent transactions themselves, customers claiming fraud, and what
is known as friendly fraud. The costs are staggering as fraud causes $100
billion in annual losses, and to put that in perspective, that tally is more
than the GDP logged by more than 100 countries globally.
in its eBook that there are six warning signs of fraud, and also of ineffective
screening for fraud.
1) Chargeback rates: If the rate of chargebacks
exceeds 50 basis points, it's time to dig deeper. That rule of thumb - and it's
only a rule of thumb - may help uncover nefarious trends at work. That 50 bps
threshold may not hold given a firm's individual risk tolerance or vertical, or
digital presence, cautioned Kount.
2) High decline rates: Kount stated
that most online businesses in the U.S. will in fact live with a decline rate of
2.8 percent of transactions, while fraud rates stand at about 1 percent. Logic
dictates, then, that a lot of perfectly good orders are getting tossed by the
wayside, and profits are being missed in the interim.
3) Manual reviews:
If they exceed 10 percent of orders, then time and money are being misspent and
it is also likely that recurring fraud is a root cause.
4) Refund Rates:
Should not be more than 1 percent, according to Kount, and also represent the
lesser of two evils, as a refund may in fact be less than the fees and penalties
tied to chargebacks yet nonetheless have a (negative) financial impact.
5) Look to the Affiliates: A high turnover rate in the affiliate network
dictates that there may be fraud at work, with criminal networks manipulating
the system to generate fraudulent commissions.
6) Though not necessarily
fraudulent, shopping cart abandonment dictates that customers are impatient with
the existing process - and if they see two charges on their statements, then the
chargebacks are sure to follow. Read more for the five habits of successful
Wal-Mart Plans To Challenge
Amazon By Becoming More Like Amazon
adopted a different online strategy and is trying to copy a lot of moves from
Amazon. Instead of using its own stores for fulfillment as the case has been,
Wal-Mart intends to build out more warehouses and expand its delivery network.
The company figures that by increasing its ecommerce scale, it can reduce its
delivery costs per package. Additionally, by separating its online operations
from its physical stores, Wal-Mart will be able to deliver better customer
service since store managers usually take a dim view of online customers coming
to have their orders fulfilled at their stores. Wal-Mart has reported that it's
only 6-9 months away from deploying drones for tasks such as inventory
management. Further, Wal-Mart plans to challenge Amazon's same-day delivery
Nearly a third of shoppers
plan to buy online for Father's Day
Facebook Is Helping
Merchants Connect The Dots Between Online Ads And Offline Shopping
KY: Woman arrested for theft of $10,000 lawnmower
One person has been arrested after a $10,000 lawnmower was stolen from
London Farm Service, WYMT reports. Police are still searching for another.
According to WYMT, London Police responded to a call early Tuesday morning
that a man and a woman were stealing a John Deere mower. Police found the
stolen mower parked on a trailer at a church nearby. The trailer was hooked
to a truck with Indiana plates.
Police arrested 30-year-old Ashley N.
Russel, of Indianapolis at the scene and stated that she had come to London
with a 40-year-old man who had fled the scene, the station reports. A key
holder from the supply store confirmed the tractor belonged to London Farm
Supply. The retail price of the mower is approximately $10,000.
AZ: Father and sons commit 32 thefts in 13 days at Home Depot, Lowe's stores
Court records show that a Phoenix man and his two sons have been
charged with 32 thefts of over a dozen Home Depot and Lowe's stores
throughout Maricopa County. Police said the trio would take items, such as
cordless drill kits, chainsaws, weed trimmers, paint sprayers and Dyson
vacuums from the stores and get away in a gray Jeep Cherokee.
days from March until June, they committed 32 thefts of 12 different Homes
Depot stores, plus various Lowe's stores. The value of the items stolen was
nearly $8,000, from which they got about $6,000 by selling or pawning the
Manuel and Christian are facing 32 counts of theft and
15 counts of trafficking in stolen property. Manuel's other son is in the
juvenile court process at this time.
Wilton, NY: Man charged
with felony after shoplifting
A Glens Falls
man was charged with felony grand larceny after he allegedly tried to steal
more than $1,000 worth of items from the Wal-Mart store on Old Gick Road,
police records show. Christopher H. Martindale, 37, was arrested Friday
afternoon by state troopers from the Wilton station, according to the State
Police public information website. He was released pending prosecution in
Wilton Town Court.
County, SC: Cameras catch two men shoplifting $2,000 in merchandise from
Cameras at a department store
caught two men stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothes, and deputies
are asking for the public's help in identifying the shoplifters. Two unknown
suspects walked into Macy's around 8 p.m. June 7 and stole various clothing
items, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff's
Department. Sheriff Leon Lott said the suspects stole about $2,000 worth of
merchandise from the business before fleeing the scene in an SUV.
Surveillance cameras were able to capture video and images of the suspects.
NC: Police Seek Mall Jewelry Story Theft Suspect
Asheville police ask for help in identifying a jewelry theft suspect. Police
seek the public's assistance in identifying the male seen in the composite
photo above. The suspect entered Reeds Jewelers at the Asheville Mall at
approximately 5:55 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2016. A store clerk showed him
two pieces of jewelry, and he grabbed both of the items and fled the store
IN: Police say couple's store thefts fund heroin use
A Muncie man allegedly admitted to city police Tuesday that he and a female
friend have been stealing merchandise from local stores to raise money for
heroin. According to an affidavit, surveillance cameras in recent weeks
captured images of Cranmer and Engle as they stole items from a Walmart
store. One video allegedly shows Engle entering the store shortly before 11
p.m. on May 22, placing a Ninja coffee maker - valued at $159.43 - in a
shopping cart and leaving through an emergency exit without paying. Footage
also reportedly shows her loading the coffee maker into a white Jeep
Cherokee outside the store. Authorities said both Cranmer and Engle went to
the store about 8:45 a.m. on April 27, placed two flat screen televisions -
valued at $423.72 - into a shopping cart and left the store without paying.
They were seen leaving in a white Jeep Cherokee, the document said.
After he and Engle were arrested Tuesday afternoon - at the same Walmart
store - Cranmer allegedly told investigator Ryan Winningham that "he and Abby
steal from Walmart and trade the merchandise for heroin and food."
Biloxi, MS: Police search for 2 women
accused of shoplifting more than $1,000 worth of items at Edgewater Mall
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Indianapolis, IN: Three
charged in liquor store shooting
arrested two men and are looking for a third in a March shooting that killed
the owner of an east-side liquor store. Kameron Martin, 27, and Corey
Spurlock, 21, were arrested on murder, robbery and other charges in the
March 12 death of Joseph Klein, 70, at the Allied Liquor Store. Police are
searching for Anthony Breazil, 27, who is wanted for murder, robbery and
other charges in Klein's death. Three men were robbing the store when Klein
was shot at least once.
TX: Police say grocery store theft suspect stuffed pickle in pants
A Friendswood grocery store shopper is in a pickle after police allegedly
found a pickle stuffed in his pants. Police say an officer in the checkout
line noticed John Anthony Raimondo making suspicious movements towards his
waist area and walking awkwardly. The officer then noticed a bulge in his
shirt. As the officer was leaving the store, he spotted Raimondo at a table
outside. Raimondo agreed to let the officer conduct a weapons check, and
during his search, the officer allegedly found a cold pickle in his pants.
The officer also reported finding two sandwiches in his waist. Raimondo has
at least two prior convictions for theft, making this theft charge a felony;
his bond was set at $60,000.
Tahlequah, OK: Police
arrest store owner for hitting accused shoplifter
The owner of a Tahlequah liquor store was taken to jail Friday after he
allegedly struck an accused shoplifter in the face. According to Police Lt.
Steve Arnall, officers arrived at Mary's Liquor to investigate a shoplifting
complaint, but it turned out the theft had occurred May 31. Police were told
the shoplifting suspect was at Mary's Liquor Friday when the owner spotted
him and decided to confront him in the parking lot. Arnall found the assault
victim in the parking lot, bleeding from the face. The victim of the alleged
assault has not been arrested or charged with shoplifting, records show, but
has been accused of other crimes in the past.
Spokane, WA: Man
arrested for attempting to shoplift vodka in front of police
Tuesday evening sheriff's deputies responded to a bank robbery at the Chase
Bank branch at 822 W. Francis. As they arrived at the scene two women
screamed at the deputies to stop a man running out of the Safeway
supermarket next to the bank. The man, later identified as Jonathan Scafide,
40, was running from the store toward one of the deputies. Once in custody,
deputies found Scafide had stuffed two bottles of raspberry vodka in his
pants and was only involved in shoplifting the vodka and not the bank
Hutchinson, KS: Would-be
Walmart shoplifter becomes robbery victim
Salina man who says he agreed to shoplift in Hutchinson in exchange for a
place to stay, ended up being robbed and abandoned in the store parking lot.
The 32-year-old told police he met a woman online who agreed to put him up
if he'd help steal items from Wal-Mart.
Island, FL: Meth lab found inside car at local Walmart
Four adults were taken into custody Wednesday evening after a mobile
methamphetamine lab was discovered inside a car in the Fleming Island
Walmart parking lot, the Clay County Sheriff's Office said. A man accused of
shoplifting at the store was linked to one other man and two women, who were
taken into custody and questioned about the meth lab and shoplifting
incident, the Sheriff's Office said. The active lab was neutralized by
narcotics detectives. Deputies cleared the surrounding vehicles in the
parking lot for safety reasons while the materials inside the mobile meth
lab were disposed. Their charges include manufacturing methamphetamine,
trafficking in meth, possession of fentanyl, and conspiring to manufacture
Major crime hits five-year low in Green
Piercing Pagoda in the Gulf View Square Mall, New Port Richey, FL reported a
Distraction Theft on 6/14, merchandise valued at $159.98
Kay Jewelers in The Avenue mall,
Murfreesboro, TN reported a Grab & Run on 6/15, merchandise valued at $729
Kay Jewelers in Regence Square
Mall, Florence, AL reported a Diamond Merchandise Switch on 6/15,
merchandise valued at $800
AZ: Walmart fireworks stand set on fire, suspects sought
Police are looking for three to four suspects involved in setting a
fireworks stand on fire inside a Phoenix Walmart on Wednesday night. The
Phoenix Fire Department released surveillance video from the megastore at
51st Avenue and Indian School Road showing three people firefighters said
were walking away from the display as the fire started. The video shows the
faces of two of the male suspects as they looked back while leaving the
store. But it's hard to make out what the female looks like. Firefighters
were able to put the fire out before it spread to a nearby row of charcoal
lighter fluid and propane bottles. Crews used a fan truck to clear the smoke
which filled the store. The store was evacuated. A few store workers were
treated for respiratory issues related to smoke but didn't need to go to the
hospital. There was also extensive smoke and water damage to the store.
Baltimore, MD: Inmate
accused of stealing credit card information from correctional officer's wife
An inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) and a Hagerstown
woman have both been indicted for allegedly using the name and credit card
number of a correctional officer's wife. Dontae Small, 42, and Kimberly
Duckfield, 29, were indicted by a federal grand jury. According to the two
count indictment, Small obtained and recorded the name and credit card
number of the wife of a correctional officer while an inmate at BCDC,
provided it to Duckfield. Duckfield then used the credit card number from
Jan. 4-Jan. 19 to pay her telephone bill and buy goods and services, the
indictment states. The co-defendants face a maximum sentence of 30 years in
prison for bank fraud; and a mandatory minimum of two years in prison for
aggravated identity theft.
Longmeadow, MA: Big Y
prevents elderly man from being scammed by 'grandson'
When an elderly man walked into the Big Y grocery store in Longmeadow on
Tuesday morning, something about his reason for wanting to purchase $2,000
in iTunes gift card credit seemed amiss. His 'grandson' called him from a
police station in New York needing the money for bail, the 84-year-old
Longmeadow resident explained to cashiers at the customer service desk. He
had already sent about $2,000 in iTunes credit to secure his release the
previous day, but had to send more. The so-called "grandparents scam" has
been around for years. An elderly person receives a panicked phone call from
somebody purporting to be their grandchild, and in some kind of trouble -
such as being held in jail across state lines or in a foreign country - that
requires money to be sent immediately.
CA: 31 arrested in Whittier, Santa Fe Springs gang crackdown
Authorities arrested 31 known gang members and associates of a Los
Angeles-based street gang suspected of being involved in drug deals, fraud,
murder of a Mexican Mafia member and attempted murder of an undercover
Whittier police detective. The arrests come as part of 3-year investigation
into the Canta Ranas gang, culminating in a sting called Operation "Frog
Legs." The arrests were also based on a federal grand jury indictment issued
last week, according to prosecutors.The indictment alleges that gang members
sold heroin and methamphetamine, committed assaults, robberies and
carjackings, and engaged in gun sales, identity theft and credit card fraud.
Customs Seizes More
than $2 Million in Counterfeit Goods at Palm Beach Port
U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") officials have seized upwards of
$2 million in counterfeit goods in West Palm Beach. In conjunction with the
West Palm Beach Trade Enforcement Team (TET), Customs officers seized
numerous pallets containing hundreds of boxes of counterfeit footwear and
handbags, among others goods, at the port of West Palm Beach. The
merchandise was shipped from China and destined to Nassau, Bahamas. The
seized merchandise has an estimated Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of
Bassett Furniture - Greensboro, NC - Armed Robbery
Citgo - Neenah, WI - Armed Robbery
Corner Stop - Garfield, NJ - Robbery
County Food Store - Washington Co., TX - Robbery
Dollars 4 Gold - O'Fallon, IL - Armed Robbery
Exxon Tiger Mart - Clarksville, AR - Armed Robbery
Gunzo's Hockey Shop - Chicago, IL - Smash-and-grab
Idaho City Grocery - Idaho City, ID - Burglary
Pay-O-Matic - Cypress Hills, NY -
Raceway - Escambia Co., FL - Armed Robbery/Shots
Speedway - Dayton, OH - Robbery
Subway - Elmira, NY - Robbery
Subway - Horseheads, NY - Robbery
Tinee Giant - Norfolk, VA - Armed Robbery
Turkey Hill - Harrisburg, PA - Armed Robbery
Walk-In Grocery - Dayton's Bluff, MN - Armed
Walmart - Milford, CT - Armed Robbery
White Oak Station - Harrison, AR - Armed Robbery
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CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving CarMax's LP
strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team...
Regional Loss Prevention Director
CarMax is looking for a Regional
Loss Prevention Director (RLPD) to lead and direct all asset protection
operations in our new Baltimore Region. The RLPD is directly responsible for all
facets of CarMax's LP program in the region, including: Developing and driving
CarMax's LP strategy in conjunction with the rest of the LP team...
Sr. Mgr, Safety & Retail (Non-Industrial)
The Sr. Manager, Safety &
Retail Environmental Health (Non-Industrial) is responsible for developing, implementing and
managing comprehensive safety programs designed to minimize the frequency and
severity of accidents, while complying with applicable regulatory
Asset Protection Specialist
The specialist, asset protection, will
oversee the protection of company assets within an assigned group of stores.
This position will execute the asset protection program designed to minimize
inventory shrink, workers compensation claims, general liability claims, cash
loss and bad checks...
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