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Mike Marquis

Mike Marquis is the former director of inventory management for Urban Outfitters. He has many years of experience in loss prevention and inventory management with both department store and specialty retailers. He has supplemented his LP programs with service providers throughout his career.

Articles by Mike Marquis

Outsourcing Options in Specialty Loss Prevention

Loss Prevention

Outsourcing Options in Specialty Loss Prevention

Over the past two years, several specialty retailers including Stride Rite, Wilsons Leather, and Fredrick’s of Hollywood have made the decision to outsource their entire loss prevention functions. The question many in the industry are asking is, “What are they thinking?”

How can a service provider provide the same level of