Tag: asset protection team


People on the Move: October 2017

People on the Move: October 2017

Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals, it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining   Read More


A Mall Within a Store?

A Mall Within a Store?

Once the symbol of American retail strength that was exported across the globe, the mall is seeing a hazy future. As people shop more online and want something different from their downtime, the mall has become a destination that is approached as a last resort rather than a first choice.

There   Read More


Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

Can a Retail Buyer Help Reduce Shrink?

While the perception of shrinkage among the loss prevention industry has evolved from thinking about loss strictly in terms of theft to the consideration of all causes of inventory discrepancy, this change in approach hasn’t necessarily diffused into all of the other teams in a retail organization. Retail buyers are   Read More


New Retail Technology in 2017 Adds Value through Analytics

New Retail Technology in 2017 Adds Value through Analytics

New retail technology has evolved exponentially over the past few decades, especially when it comes to analytics. Originally, descriptive analytics was the primary investigative tool used across our industry. These solutions provided only a snapshot of information about past events, often in the form of reports. When the reports were opened,   Read More


Product Protection

Product Protection

Joe, a would-be thief, couldn’t believe his luck. Here was a store willing to hand him a brand new state-of-the-art smartphone with no credit check and a few dollars down. And just two doors away was another retail store—this one advertising that it paid top dollar for smartphones.

The criminal wheels   Read More


Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Bad Packaging Design Can Lead to Shrink

Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink, which could so easily have been prevented if those who created and approved the packaging had included shrink reduction in the initial design criteria. For example, in a   Read More


De-escalation Training Program Addresses Disruptive Behaviors

Addressing disruptive customer behavior and de-escalation training efforts has become a topic of great interest to retailers across the globe amidst growing concern over the challenges and opportunities for safety in retail stores. The subject was discussed in great detail at the September 2016 Loss Prevention Foundation’s (LPF) board of   Read More