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
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Articles by Jac Brittain, LPC
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
This is truly a transformative time in retail. With mounting expectations on product availability and escalating demands on service and convenience, the way people shop is changing—and with it the strategies necessary to attract and retain customers. Innovation has become a requisite to retail survival, with new technology offering both
The retail supply chain network is a critical component of the retail machine. While many view the heart of retail as the interactions and events that happen within the store, this support system has always fueled the way. Through a complex web of processes and activity, a well-managed supply chain
Omni-channel retailing is growing and evolving in every aspect of retail as consumers continue to look for fast, efficient, and convenient ways to buy their goods and services—and that trend is taking hold in the grocery industry as well. The channel is poised for growth. Although only 12 percent of
The 2017 Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Survey, an annual survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, continues to show the impact that organized crime is having on the business of retail. Each year the study explores the many ways that organized retail crime continues to grow and evolve based on
Understanding the role that loss prevention certification plays in the evolution of the industry and the development of the loss prevention professional has been a topic of many discussions over the past several years, both in the corporate offices of retail giants across the globe and in the homes of
State retail associations offer a valuable resource for retailers across the nation and can prove to be an important advocate. With rosters that include all types of retailers and other retail partners, state retail associations are organized to improve and advance the retail industry through close cooperation and mutual assistance,
On November 11, American celebrate Veterans Day. The federal holiday honors the brave men and women of the armed forces who risk their lives to protect our freedom. They include members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and the Coast Guard.
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