In January, I wrote an article titled 2018 Emerging Trends in Cyber Risk for Retail. Many of my former colleagues reached out and asked if I would be writing something related to general technology trends for retail as well. Your wish is my command: Here are some of my 2018 Read More
The buy-in and support of all levels of management is vital to maintaining safety in the workplace and the success of our retail safety programs. First and foremost, company leadership must clearly demonstrate that the organization cares and is committed to the safety and well-being of our associates and customers. Read More
We are pleased to recognize and congratulate an industry leader who recently obtained their LPC certification. Despite their demanding schedule and having other impressive educational credentials, they still saw the value and took the time to obtain this industry-leading LPC credential. Read More
In last week’s most-read article, “What Happened to Toys “R” Us?,” we learned that the iconic toy megastore has announced that it plans to sell or close all 800 of its remaining US retail stores. For most of us, this was a store that we grew up with, spending birthdays, Read More
This week’s International Association of Interviewers interview and interrogation training tip provided by Wicklander-Zulawski, has Chris Norris, CFI, director of WZ Europe and International Training, talking about the use of personal stories when conducting interviews and rationalizing with individuals.
When it comes to rationalizing, the first thing to remember is that Read More
In the 1970s and 1980s, service in local, state, and federal law enforcement was the required foundational experience for most loss prevention leaders. Today, the ability to collaborate with business partners has become the most important competency. The retail industry has begun to require more diversified loss prevention skills.
As theft Read More
In last week’s LPM Insider Survey, we discussed the decision made by several retailers to restrict purchases of certain firearms and gun accessories, or simply no longer sell these items rather than waiting for legislators to make up their minds on what should be done. Others have raised age restrictions Read More
If organized retail crime (ORC) continues to plague retailers as recent studies indicate, why are some retailers cutting their ORC investigative staff and seemingly losing their focus on preventing store loses and protecting their store associates and customers?
In the January-February 2018 issue of LP Magazine, author Garett Seivold penned the Read More
September 2017: Toys “R” Us declares bankruptcy.
Early 2018: Toys “R” Us announces the closure of 180 stores.
February 2018: Toys “R” Us announces the closure of 200 more stores.
March 2018: Speculation abounds that Toys “R” Us will close all US stores and liquidate.
March 14, 2018: Toys “R” Us announces that it Read More
The trade in counterfeit merchandise globally is getting worse, and US retailers are being hit the hardest, according to a 2017 report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office, “Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods: Mapping the Economic Impact.”
Imported pirated and counterfeit Read More