The D&D Daily Presents: 2016 - The Year in Review
The Year in
Group LP Selfies
2016 Pizza Party Winners
Walmart Mexico & Central America (Walmex) AP, Security & Investigation Team
"Improved loss metrics are the result of an
improved customer experience"
Toys R Us/Babies R Us
Asset Protection Team East
"Investigating the National Archives" while
at a recent Staff Meeting in Washington, DC"
PayPal Global AP Team
The Home Depot Gulf Region
Operations Manager Team
"Driving A Culture of Operational Excellence Through Process and People"
Toys R Us
Regional AP Managers
"Aligning Asset Protection team with
the customer experience."
Bob's Discount Furniture
Loss Prevention & Safety Team
"No gimmicks, just pure value!"
2016 NRF Protect Winner
Bi-Mart Loss Prevention Team
"Achieving Results Through Teamwork"
The Story Behind the Winning Selfie
Jeremy Grahn, Corporate LP Manager for Bi-Mart, shares the story behind the '50s-themed photo that won him a free trip to NRF Protect.
The Best of 2016
Amazon LP Leadership Team
San Antonio Food Bank
"Amazon LP Gives Back"
Walmart AP Team
Largest in the World
"Direct. Deter. Detect."
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Field & Corporate Teams
Macy's Central and Regional
Asset Protection Team
Dick's Sporting Goods
"Every Season Starts At Dick's!"
Gap Inc. LP Leadership Team
GameStop AP Team Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House
Dunkin' Brands LP Team
"Protecting the Integrity of Our Brands while Driving Overall Profitability"
Sephora's Loss Prevention Team
"Making a Positive Impact on Shrink"
GNC Loss Prevention Team
USA and Canada
"Passionately creating a world of health, wellness, and performance solutions inspiring everyone, everywhere, everyday to LIVE WELL"
BJ's Wholesale Club
Asset Protection 2016
Exclusive Yearly Reports
In the D&D Daily's exclusive 2016 Retail Violent Death Report, we found that there was more than 1 publicly reported retail death per day last year. In total, there were 374 retail deaths reported in 2016. Read more
From Home Depot to TJX Co's, Lowe's, J.C. Penney, Family Dollar, Barnes & Noble, Stage Stores, Lululemon, Sephora, Mattress Firm, CarMax, Pier 1 Imports, Gucci, David Yurman, Harris Teeter, Claire's, Dollar Express, Boddie Noell, BevMo, Von Maur, and a host of others, sixty-two retailers named new pyramid heads for their LP/AP efforts as reported in the Daily's 'Moving Up' column in 2016.
At the end of the day, 188 LP/AP executives Moved Up in their careers and filled critical senior positions that are helping to guide and define this industry. Read more
2016 saw a decrease of 5.6% in the number of loss prevention and asset protection jobs published in the Daily compared to last year. With 4,944 loss prevention and asset protection jobs this year, compared to the 5,238 reported in 2015. Read more
2016 Robbery Report
The D&D Daily reported a total of 1,822 robberies and burglaries across the United States in the fourth quarter of 2016, bringing the total number of publicly reported incidents in 2016 to 5,974. This, compared to last year's 4,666 total, is a 28% increase.
The report also breaks down reported robberies and burglaries by city, state and retailer. Read more
Top 12 Stories of 2016
Walmart is closing 269 stores and laying off thousands of employees. The move will affect more than 16,000 employees, including 10,000 in the US. Read more
Right or wrong, guilty or innocent, and regardless of how you feel about the series or the case, this blog is one you should take the time to read. Read more
In a video released by Miami Beach Police, two men work as a team to install a credit card skimmer at a local gas station. In less than three seconds, the terminal goes from safe to fully compromised. Read more
At the end of the fourth quarter, the company operated 731 Sears stores and 941 Kmart doors, for a total of 1,672 locations.
KRQE News 13 has obtained new video following a controversial death at an Albuquerque K-Mart. Read more
With some retailers closing all of their stores, and others, like Aeropostale, teetering on the edge of heading into the great strip mall in the sky, this has been a difficult year for brick-and-mortar retailers. Read more
Video footage posted to Facebook shows someone toss a large trash can through the air, garbage flying onto the floor.
A toddler and his father are recovering after a pallet crashed down on them from a high shelf inside a Virginia Sam's Club.
Authorities say a massive blaze that ripped through a Gap Inc. distribution center in New York was intentionally set. The firecaused heavy damage to part of the Fishkill facility about 50 miles north of New York City. Read more
The NBEOC will hold daily calls to hear from partners regarding employee wellness needs, business continuity issues, and any supply chain impacts that may be affecting your organization as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Read more
The retailer revealed plans in August to shut down 100 stores in early 2017 as it battles slowing sales and growing online competition. Read more
CVS Health has embarked on a three-step streamlining initiative with a goal of saving approximately $3 billion from 2017 to 2021. Read more
Other Notable Stories of 2016
Former 7-Eleven Franchise Store Manager Sentenced
A former Long Island 7-Eleven franchise store manager was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday for wire fraud, alien harboring and identify theft, according to officials. Read more
A heroic 12-year-old boy stopped a man twice his size who attempted to rob a jewellery shop with a gun by disarming him with his martial arts skills. Read more
Federal authorities charged a man with using an explosive device to damage an Old Navy store in Albuquerque, where a string of overnight fires and vandalism during the busiest shopping weekend of the year damaged Starbucks shops, a Barnes & Noble, and other establishments. Read more
National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh and Tyco Integrated Security LLC agreed to settle a dispute in Florida federal court over attorneys' fees that Tyco requested after a jury decided it wasn't liable for a $60 million Prozac and Zyprexa theft from an Eli Lilly warehouse. Read more
The move will affect more than 16,000 employees, including 10,000 in the US. The closings include 154 locations in the US - 102 of which are the company's smallest stores, called Walmart Express. Read more
The attorney for a 25-year-old schizophrenic man who went into Kmart on Tuesday - possibly to shoplift - says the man would have left the chain store alive had loss prevention officers not tried to detain him. Read more
Top 5 Retail Data Breaches
Payment cards used at its retail stores were potentially hacked over a two-month period this summer between July 25th and Sept. 23rd.
Clothing store chain Eddie Bauer said today it has detected and removed malicious software from point-of-sale systems at all of its 350+ stores in North America, and that credit and debit cards used at those stores during the first six months of 2016 may have been compromised in the breach. Read more
The attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems. Read more
Wendy's credit card breach at the nationwide fast-food chain uncovered malicious software on point-of-sale systems at fewer than 300 of the company's 5,500 franchised stores. Read more
Neiman Marcus notified potentially affected online customers and the California attorney general of a breach that it says compromised an estimated 5,200 accounts. Read more
Dyn Inc., a significant Domain Name Server that facilitates the loading of web pages a DDoS, or distributed denial of service, attack left people without access to Shopify Inc., Etsy Inc., Twitter Inc., Spotify, Reddit and The New York Times. Read more
Some confirming upwards of thirty instances where an organization has been compromised and sensitive information exfiltrated by the attackers. The organizations that have been targeted operate in the manufacturing industry, retail industry, and a number of other verticals. Read more
Most-Watched LPNN Videos
Organized Retail Crime
The Great Debate #1
Published May 4, 2016
Active Shooter Response
Are You Ready?
Published August 18, 2016
Top 12 ORC Cases
A New York man was sentenced to 80 months for leading one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Once the defendants stole both the cargo and trailers, they returned to Miami to sell the stolen property on the black market. Read more
Investigators found nearly 400 fake credit cards inside an apartment along with multiple card-making machines. Read more
An identity theft ring that included a sultry bikini model racked up $2 million in fraudulent charges to bankroll lavish trips, luxury cars and fancy shopping sprees, authorities said. Read more
The Department of Justice says the New Jersey-based crime ring created more than 7,000 fake identities to get tens of thousands of credit cards. Nineteen people were charged. Read more
The 10 crimes attributed to the men occurred at several different shopping centers where they snatched up 30 Rolex watches worth more than $450,000. Read more
According to court documents, Virtucio purchased stolen debit and credit card numbers from computer hackers and encoded new cards with the stolen data.
Over a period of four years, the defendants conspired to steal more than $9 million by defrauding retailers, banks, credit card processing companies and credit card holders. Read more
Three men were sentenced to prison Friday as members of an organized retail theft ring that stole over $800,000 in jewelry in New Jersey and five other states. Read more
The FBI arrested five people who are accused of stealing 23,000 iPhones worth nearly $7 million.
Stratford, Conn., man guility in $3.9M fencing scheme
The man participated in a conspiracy to purchase stolen property from "boosters," who typically were shoplifters with opioid addictions, and then resell the property at online websites. Read more
Police scored big on Thursday, when they recovered several million dollars in cash and counterfeit Samsung and Apple electronics. Read more
2016 Quarterly Crime Reports
A look at the first quarter in terms of how ORC is projected to develop for the rest of 2016. Read more
ORC cases in the first half of this year surpassed those reported during the same period in 2015. Read more
There were 441 ORC cases in the third quarter, an increase over the 395 reported in Q2. Read more
Twin Cities Organized Retail Crime Association (TCORCA)
Indiana Retail Organized Crime Coalition (IROCC)
Toys R Us
Loss Prevention Organization of the Caribbean (LPOC)
Loss Prevention Organization of the Caribbean (LPOC)
Founding Board Member
Northern California Organized Retail Crime Association
Mid-Atlanta Organized Retail Crime Alliance (MAORCA)
Covering NY, NJ and PA.
Top E-Commerce Stories
In what appears to be the largest digital advertising scam in history, a group of Russian hackers reportedly built a click-fraud machine that stole up to $5 million daily from top advertisers and publishers. Read more
Operation Cloud Sword, a joint effort between Alibaba Group and Chinese law enforcement, has cracked down on 417 counterfeit production rackets. Read more
There were roughly 15,000 illegal websites seized and 48,000 erroneous ecommerce links removed over the past year. Read more
So, it was a big day, but was it big enough to beat back Black Friday as the holiday season's main shopping event? Read more
Other Notable Stories
The store, called Amazon Go, doesn't work like a typical Walmart - instead, shoppers use an app, also called Amazon Go, to scan the products they plan to buy, then they can walk out of the building without waiting in a a checkout line. Read more
As the busy holiday shopping season approaches, global retailers can expect a 12 percent growth in online fraudulent activity in the upcoming holiday season, compared with the same period last year. Read more
The LPM Profile of the Future & The Importance of Community Relations
Published May 2, 2016
Organized Retail Crime
The Great Debate #2
Published May 6, 2016
NYPD Commissioner William Bratton
Published February 22, 2016