In June of this year, 24-year-old Randy Stair went to work at a grocery store in rural Tunkhannock, PA, for his scheduled event shift. For the first ninety minutes, according to police, he went about blocking the store’s exits with pallets and other items. Then, shortly before 1 a.m., he
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Suggestive of their ability to fight back against a wave of shoplifting decriminalization efforts, the broader retail and loss prevention communities will likely be keeping an eye on a new state ballot initiative campaign in California.
The effort aims to modify Proposition 47, which passed in 2014 and raised the felony-shoplifting
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Loss prevention practitioners need not assume the role of spectator in the development of theft prevention solutions. With the right vendor partner, you now can have a voice in the process—and together create products that push your protection effort forward.
“We’ve seen an evolution from the days
The retail industry is on the cusp of a transformation in its use of data to protect profits and to identify and overcome sales barriers. We’ve been here before.
There have been news stories and lawsuits recently focusing attention on long-simmering complaints about the treatment of minorities by large retailers (see: Giant Tiger; Ferragamo). What can organizations do to avoid claims of racial profiling in retail stores?
To start, retailers should have clearly defined and articulated policies against racial profiling
Nine seconds after three armed men entered a convenience store in Rochester, NY, one of them shot security guard Brian Brown in the face. “Thirty-six pellets went into my eye, the rest went into my head,” he told local WHAM 13 News. “They’re still in there.”
Naturally, a lawsuit against the
The United States may have had a brief Kumbaya moment when it elected its first black President, but that now seems in the distant past.
Today, troublesome signs of conflict and workplace harassment abound. Anti-immigration rhetoric is running strong; the number of reported assault crimes against Muslims has spiked to numbers
Joe, a would-be thief, couldn’t believe his luck. Here was a store willing to hand him a brand-new, state-of-the-art smartphone with no credit check and a few dollars down. And just two doors away was another retail store—this one advertising that it paid top dollar for smartphones.
The criminal wheels in
Employee theft is a source of loss simply too costly to ignore, which is why loss prevention practitioners are always on the lookout for novel ways to prevent it. But what if the best theft-prevention tool wasn’t a security measure at all? What if you just paid your store associates
Benefit denial, which has a long history as an effective loss prevention strategy, is now taking an even more central role in stopping retail theft.