In last week’s LPM Insider Survey, we discussed the decision made by several retailers to restrict purchases of certain firearms and gun accessories, or simply no longer sell these items rather than waiting for legislators to make up their minds on what should be done. Others have raised age restrictions
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Incidents of violence in the retail setting have become an ongoing and consistent problem. Nearly every day there are occurrences that result in violent behavior, often resulting in someone getting hurt.
For example, just last week in the LPM Insider, we reported incidents involving violent situations in the workplace every day.
Building a successful loss prevention career requires dedication, hard work, and long hours honing our skills and abilities as we strive to become among the best at what we do. We spend our careers building upon our talents through both performance and professional development. We learn and grow from those
As many of you know, LP Magazine spent most of the past week in Fort Lauderdale, FL, as part of an outstanding industry event that brought loss prevention practitioners and solution providers together to learn, network, and most importantly, to partner—searching for solutions to some of the industry’s current challenges.
Understanding how to calculate shrinkage in retail is a fundamental but critical concept within the loss prevention profession as well as throughout the retail industry. Ultimately, retail shrink results in lost profits and can have a dramatic impact on the success of the retail enterprise.
The term “retail shrink” or “retail
As we travel down our loss prevention career path, we learn that the road to professional success requires a wide spectrum of skills and experience far beyond those that we carried when we first entered the field. In order to secure the best loss prevention jobs to fit our skills
How do the women of loss prevention truly perceive their role in the industry? Women of LP, you only have a few more days to share your thoughts.
Loss prevention is a profession blessed with many talented individuals, standing together with exceptional skills, energy, and passion for the business. Among our
A credit card skimmer is a device by which thieves and fraudsters steal credit card information. Often, these theft events will occur in the retail setting, but there are other ways by which the devices can be used to steal information from card owners for criminal purposes. Unfortunately, all it
Countless elements go into building a successful loss prevention career. We evolve through a series of self-discoveries as the many features that make up who we are unfold through foresight and occasionally blind ambition as we forge the pieces into the image of leadership that we share with the professional world.
An audit is a tool – not a test. Loss prevention audits should serve to make a store or other facility more efficient and more profitable, working with store teams and providing a means to train and develop the associates. It is vital that we approach our audit functions with the