Loss Prevention Duties Include Collaboration with IT

The loss prevention department and the information technology department used to handle separate functions of the retail environment. Increasingly, however, loss prevention duties require a strong relationship with (and even a dependence on) the technology department. As retail security solutions evolve to become more sophisticated, LP and AP must find   Read More

Think Integration for Your Supply-Chain Security Program

Today’s supply-chain security program networks are a far cry from the basic lock-and-key operations of the past. Readily available technological tools and business intelligence data can help support organizations as they fortify their networks. In order to thrive, however, teams must look to integrate and align these enhancements.

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Prioritizing Asset Protection at Walmart

As one of the largest multinational retail corporations in the United States, Walmart’s AP business needs and priorities can be complex and numerous. But Mike Lamb, LPC, vice president of asset protection and safety at Walmart US, knows that the best approach to managing asset protection at Walmart had to   Read More

An Inside Look at Sears Asset Protection

Scott Glenn, JD, LPC, currently serves as the chief security officer for Sears Holdings, where he manages asset and profit protection, safety, business continuity, and crisis response. He is active in the industry as part of the Loss Prevention Foundation, LP Magazine’s editorial board, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association   Read More

Social Media Monitoring Explained

Blogs, message boards, and social networks like Facebook and Twitter are popular because of their wide reach and ease of use. Just about anyone, regardless of age, location, or expertise, can share news and information on social media.

Social media monitoring (also known as social media listening) is the act of   Read More

Catching Shoplifters: What’s Your Store Policy?

Although anecdotal evidence among retailers seemed to indicate that shoplifting incidents have been increasing significantly in recent years, hard data was needed. What’s the real rate of shoplifting and external theft these days? How are retailers catching shoplifters and/or using policies to manage these incidents? A trio of industry pros   Read More

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