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About the D&D Daily

The D&D Daily is the #1 daily digital news source for the retail industry focused on retail trends, Loss Prevention, Asset Protection and IT Security. Researching and curating news, events, technology, retail industry developments, crime and trends from over 2,500 news sources and sites, we deliver a daily, virtually real-time recap e-newspaper to your inbox.

With leadership articles, retail news, emerging technologies, LP/AP performance stories, white collar crime, Organized Retail Crime, robbery and cybercrime incidents, exclusive crime reports and data, the latest jobs and appointments, and real-time trends and incidents, the Daily is delivered in one easy to read email – designed as a two-minute-drill tool that eliminates your need to surf the net to find out what’s going on nationwide and globally.    

This FREE subscription vehicle brings you all the news a retail executive needs to stay informed, make better decisions, and help keep your stores, customers and associates safe and secure.  We bring the LP/AP and IT Security industry to your inbox every day. 

Our broadcasting division, the Loss Prevention News Network (LPNN), now in its 10th season with over 350 episodes, films and streams two LIVE events each year, at the National Retail Federation Big Show in January and at the NRF Protect conference in June.  With special guests from academia and senior law enforcement leaders, we deliver two digital LP/AP fast-break conferences that give you the experience and knowledge as if you had attended yourself.  

Today’s senior leaders focused on teaching Tomorrow’s

Supporting this effort, our website brings all of this information, data, and video together, allowing you and your organization to use it as a research and educational tool that continues -

Our mission of helping retailers and executives keep their stores, customers, and associates as safe and secure as possible.

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The D&D Daily & LPNN

Downing & Downing Inc.

36615 Vine Street, Suite 103

Willoughby, OH 44094

Our Team

Gus Downing - Publisher & Editor

2019’s ‘Ring of Excellence’ Award Inductee
National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Council


Gus Downing is the Publisher and Editor of the #1 digital daily e-news source for the retail LP/AP & IT Security communities, The D&D Daily.   

He also led the Executive Search firm Downing & Downing, which specialized in these same fields for over 25 years and helped staff develop more LP departments and senior leaders than any other firm in history. In 2019, he was the NRF Ring of Excellence Award recipient. 

As the Publisher & Editor of the D&D Daily e-newsletter, he and his team have developed a digital tool of condensed information, data and news curated from over 2,500 news and media outlets each day and delivered to your email.  In an easy-to-click, scroll-copy-paste design, their tool enables you to see all the news and data you need to increase your knowledge, your impact, your shrink results, and most importantly, your store safeness. 

The Daily, which now reaches over 3 million readers annually, is designed to educate, inform and empower the retail community. Sifting through a mountain of news and websites, the Daily streamlines, condenses, and shaves off the fluff so you can save time, see more and respond faster. With exclusive retail crime reports, industry developments, executive moves, and the #1 LP jobs page, the Daily keeps you in the game, up to date, and in the conversations with senior management.

Gus, himself, is a 2nd generation retail LP executive with 13 years of direct retail experience. 

Over his career, Gus has been involved in a number of successful business ventures, including: 

• Introducing the industry’s 1st interactive training programs 
• Launching and helping to develop the industry's leading loss prevention outsourcing models
• Consulting with a number of leading Loss Prevention Solution Providers, 
   and since 2010,
• Launching and developing the LP industry’s 1st and largest-read daily digital e-newsletter, The D&D Daily.


Gordon Smith - Retail Crime & ORC Editor

Gordon served the Loss Prevention industry for 17 years before returning to the Downing & Downing team as an Executive Search Consultant. He has expanded his role as a contributing writer and editor for the D&D Daily, bringing his industry expertise to the Retail Crime and ORC columns. Gordon's career in Loss Prevention covers discount and full-line department stores, membership warehouse and specialty retail formats, and attaining positions from District, Regional, and Director of Security Services. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, was a former Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and he also proudly served with the U.S. Army's Military Police.


Sean Colarossi - Managing Editor

Sean's various roles with the D&D Daily include overseeing social media and website content, helping to manage the layout and visual presentation of the e-newsletter, writing articles, coordinating content, conducting research and updating the website.

Sean brings to the team a background in journalism, politics and community involvement. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an Associate of Arts degree in Journalism from Lakeland Community College, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the student-run newspaper The Lakelander. 

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