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The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking: what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low-shrink retailers?   Read More

Flash Mob Robbery and the Retail Threat

What started out a few years ago as a phenomenon that used social networking sites to gather a group of people in a public place to dance or perform another innocent form of entertainment has since evolved into a method of gathering together violent protesters—or thieves in pursuit of your   Read More

Crime Control in Singapore

During this past fall semester, I was on an academic sabbatical. This is a time when professors are temporarily relieved of their everyday teaching and administrative duties in order to travel, write, conduct research, and generally “recharge their intellectual batteries.”

In October I was invited to Bogotá, Colombia, to present a   Read More

The Current State of the Security Industry

EDITORS NOTE: Steven C. Millwee, CPP, is president and CEO of SecurTest, Inc., a national crisis management and applicant-screening firm based in Tampa, Florida. He is author of The SecurTest System, which consists of over 220 applicant and employment questionnaires that focus on workplace violence, theft, work performance, criminal history,   Read More

ORC Theft Trends and Impact

Loss prevention has traditionally focused on shortage reduction through an emphasis on internal theft, external shoplifting, and operational controls. Resources to prevent these losses have been spent on developing programs and controls to stop loss from within the company.

Within the past couple of decades, however, retailers have identified the growing   Read More

How GUESS? Turned LP into a Mission-Critical Business Operation

Shoplifters’ Destination of Choice
From Aruba to Venezuela, the GUESS?™ brand is ubiquitous. Known globally for its innovative, highly visual design sense…and for launching the careers of super models Claudia Schiffer,Naomi Campbell, and Anna Nicole Smith…hundreds of department stores and exclusive shops through out Europe, Asia, and South America feature GUESS? apparel, accessories,   Read More

Building a World-Class LP Team

EDITOR’S NOTE: Karl F. Langhorst, CPP, CFI is corporate director of loss prevention for The Kroger Co. based in Cincinnati. Prior to 2008 he was with Safeway as director of LP for Tom Thumb and Randalls supermarkets in Texas. Langhorst spent twenty-five years in law enforcement prior to joining Tom   Read More

How Well Do You Know These Essential Inventory Control Techniques?

Most retail companies have a department dedicated to maintaining processes and procedures related to inventory management and retail shrinkage. The inventory control department ensures that optimum inventory levels of products are available and accessible to the stores; that stock levels/turnover are efficiently managed; that inventory is maintained in a safe   Read More