At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology for retail stores, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance. While you may be most interested in the features, functions, and benefits of the technologies,
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Articles by Robert L. DiLonardo
In Part 1 of this article series , we looked back at the beginning of this story in 1994, when The Home Depot executed the first contracts for EAS labels affixed directly by manufacturers in their packaging, rather than by in-store labor.
At that time, there were three companies jockeying for control
Security issues surrounding e-commerce and m-commerce (mobile) have earned quite a bit of attention from the press during the past year and rightly so. LexisNexis recently published its sixth annual study that values the actual cost of fraud borne by US retailers. Entitled “The True Cost of Fraud 2014” (lexisnexis.com),
David R. Humble got the idea as he stood in a long grocery checkout line in south Florida in 1984. The customer in front of him was so frustrated by the clerk’s slowness that he grabbed his own items and started scanning. “Why can’t anyone check himself out of a store,” Dave