The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (formerly NFSSC), recently completed its 34th Annual Conference, at the M Resort, Aug. 4-7, in Las Vegas.

More than 300 LP professionals participated in the meeting, marking a nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior. Additionally, more than 70 vendor companies presented products, services and technologies aimed at keeping restaurant workplaces and their employees and customers, more safe, secure and efficient.

The keynote speaker was Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse Subs of America, who spoke about the power of branding and creating a work culture of positive change.

"The ability to stay customer focused and set high standards is what has helped Firehouse achieve its rapid growth," Fox said.

Other sessions included industry leaders covering topics such as planning and preparing for depositions, important changes in safety laws, phishing and fraud scams, smart safes, controlling food costs loss, emerging technologies and their effect on LP, mock disaster preparation, analytics, and roundtable debates on topics including exception based reporting and training and awareness programs.

"We're extremely excited about the continued growth of RLPSA and the annual meeting," said Jim Forlenza, executive cirector. "This is the fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth for our meeting and it really underlies the quality education being presented through a number of exciting speakers – as well as the unique nature of our networking opportunities. Education is the key to our organization and our community."

Through the efforts of the RLPSA member and vendor participants during the annual meeting, a check for more than $3,000 will be donated to the Three Square Food Bank. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America program and serves the Southern Nevada region.

RLPSA Announces 2014 Board of Directors

The RLPSA also announced its 2014 Board of Directors. They include:

  • Joe Verber, Taco Bell, will serve as president;
  • James Brussow, Dave and Busters;
  • Rob Holm, McDonald's Corporation;
  • Chris Manning, The Wendy's Company;
  • Vince Vittatoe, Bob Evans Farms Inc.; and
  • Anne Sullivan, CKE Restaurants, parent company of Carl's Jr. and Hardee's

RLPSA officials also announced dates for its 35th Annual Meeting, Aug.3-6, 2014, at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Fla.

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