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King Rogers

King Rogers is the former vice president of assets protection at Target Corporation and a recognized expert in developing and implementing loss prevention strategies. He is currently CEO in the consulting firm King Rogers Incorporated.

Articles by King Rogers

The Organized Theft “Sales Cycle”

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

The Organized Theft “Sales Cycle”

Forty years ago, organized theft (now called organized retail crime, or ORC) plagued the East Coast. Gangs of professional thieves from various countries in South America in an organized and well-planned scheme were targeting high-end designer clothes from department and specialty stores from Boston to Atlanta. Intelligence on these gangs

A Brief History of Loss Prevention

Loss Prevention

A Brief History of Loss Prevention

The history of loss prevention reflects the dynamic nature of the industry and shows how it has risen in importance in the retail world since its inception. Back in the Sixties, retailers called the departments that were engaged to impact loss security. Many of the practitioners in those departments fit

Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

Loss Prevention

Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

A Short History of Loss Prevention
In the sixties, retailers called the departments that were engaged to impact loss security. Many of the practitioners in those departments fit the nomenclature of their department in demeanor, behavior, action, and results. There was little communication between the security practitioners and the senior management

Organized Retail Theft

Shoplifting & Organized Retail Crime

Organized Retail Theft

In Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens wrote about a group of youths from about 10 to 14 years of age who were formed into a band of professional pickpockets by an older man named Fagin. Fagin befriended these young people by providing them with shelter, food, and drink only to be