If you want to believe that your retail loss prevention staff is content and fulfilled, don’t spend time reading posts on these workers’ online forums. Although venting is clearly an element to many comments on these boards, significant griping is also on display. The fact is that negativity can infiltrate
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Articles by Garett Seivold
While many crisis events are, by their nature, impossible to predict, the impact they have on retailers can be dramatically curtailed if the organization is prepared and crisis leadership is adequately prepared to manage the resultant disruption.
To be a crisis-prepared retailer, Walgreens relies on, well, preparation. Dave Colen, director of
Alisha Bromfield, a Home Depot employee, was strangled and killed by her supervisor while the two were traveling to a wedding together. A mother-to-be, her fetus was also killed. Although the attack took place hundreds of miles away from the store where the two worked, the victim’s mother sued Home
Facing rapidly evolving threats and coming off a year ending with weak sales, loss prevention, safety, and risk practitioners in the restaurant industry face a mounting number of critical questions.
Shoplifting is often cited as the most frequently committed crime in societies around the world. (Content sponsored by the Crime Accountability Partnership Program.)
Last month, police officers from the Berkeley Police Department in California raided a house as part of an investigation into a retail theft ring and found stolen cosmetics and other goods totaling $500,000, according to news reports.
The trade in counterfeit merchandise globally is getting worse, and US retailers are being hit the hardest, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, “Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact.”
Imported pirated and counterfeit
Loss prevention executives are contending with a slew of challenges—budgetary pressures chief among them—yet there is reason for optimism.
A Goodwill outlet store in Sacramento failed to train workers and respond to safety hazard warnings, which resulted in the crushing death of Abraham Garza, a loading dock worker, according to California’s workplace safety agency in April.
After a six-month Cal-OSHA investigation, which included a finding that employees had allegedly warned
Since 1980, the percentage of people in the United States who primarily speak a language other than English has grown by 158 percent while the nation’s overall population has risen by a comparatively modest 37 percent. Such individuals now total 60 million, and 42 percent admit to speaking English less