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The Secret to a Winning Loss Prevention Team Culture

The Secret to a Winning Loss Prevention Team Culture

What is the secret to a winning loss prevention team culture? This is a pretty lofty question. Before you ask, I’m not about to say there is a magic recipe or secret sauce, but there are certainly LP cultures operating out there that are winning combinations—an alchemy or cocktail blend   Read More


Recapping Fifteen Years of LP Magazine

Recapping Fifteen Years of LP Magazine

Bill Turner, LPC, has been a reader and contributor to Loss Prevention magazine (now LP Magazine) since its inception in 2001. Now, as the publication celebrates its 15-year anniversary, Turner looks back at the publication’s past five years in a feature article in the January-February 2017 issue. This third and   Read More


Building an LP Department Focused on People

Building an LP Department Focused on People

EDITOR’S NOTE: David Shugan, CFI, is the senior director of loss prevention for Carter’s based in Atlanta. Prior to taking over the leadership role at Carter’s, he was manager of investigations at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Before that, he held LP management positions with Pacific Sunwear and Chernin’s Shoes.   Read More


LP101: Loss Prevention Investigations

LP101: Loss Prevention Investigations

Loss prevention investigations are just one of the many specialized elements that are part of an accomplished loss prevention program. Each of these functions is vital to the success of the program, and the understanding and application of each component is an integral part of your professional development. It is   Read More


2016 National Retail Security Survey Results Released

2016 National Retail Security Survey Results Released

Results from the 25th annual National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) were recently released at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which was held in Philadelphia in June.

Results from the 25th annual National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) were recently released at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which was held in Philadelphia in June. [text_ad] In his Academic Viewpoint column for the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine, Richard Hollinger, Ph.D., reveals a number of key findings from the study. For instance, overall shrink impact in the retail industry remains noteworthy:
“The impact of shrinkage on the retail industry continues to be sizeable. With an average shrink rate of 1.38 percent, this cost the overall US retail economy $45.2 billion in 2015. While the shrinkage percentage is identical to last year’s study, the dollar impact has increased due to the growth in retail sales. The good news is that the shrinkage percentage reported during the past two years is the lowest ever observed in the history of the NRSS.”
In the column, Hollinger also divulges the latest information about loss prevention budgets and hiring patterns:
“LP budgets remain flat as a percentage of sales. Unfortunately, most retail executives are still not satisfied with the resources they are being given to fight the war against retail loss. Nevertheless, the total number of LP personnel per $1 billion in sales did increase slightly from 32.47 in 2014 to 37.5 in 2015. As expected, most of the employment additions were in exempt positions; non-exempt employees declined slightly.”
The survey was conducted in April in collaboration with the NRF. Eighty retailers participated in the study. NRF members can review the entire survey by logging into nrf.com/resources/retail-library/national-retail-security-survey-2016. Check out “2016 National Retail Security Survey Key Findings” to read the full column and discover current data surrounding shoplifting and dishonest employee trends, as well as plenty of other crucial information. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the July-August 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.

In his Academic Viewpoint column for the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine, Richard Hollinger, Ph.D., reveals a number of key findings from   Read More


The Must-Have Qualities of Loss Prevention Associates

The Must-Have Qualities of Loss Prevention Associates

The Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) Future of LP Working Group has recently been talking about loss prevention associates of the future. What skill sets are important today? What qualifications and abilities will be in demand down the road?

One thing is certain: loss prevention must keep up with the ever-evolving   Read More