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Your Loss Prevention Program Needs a Good Cause

Your Loss Prevention Program Needs a Good Cause

In today’s retail business environment, everyone is seeking a competitive advantage. It could be in technology, people, business practices, or newly developed programs. The best strategy in the world, however, becomes meaningless if it is not executed properly.

I have been fortunate to have a high degree of success at executing   Read More


Where Next for Electronic Article Surveillance?

Where Next for Electronic Article Surveillance?

Marketing textbooks tell us that every product, brand, and technology has a life cycle. First, there is the launch and introduction, then a period of strong growth, then a period of maturity, and then of course, a period of decline.

This basic understanding of product life cycles came to my mind   Read More


The State of Video

The State of Video

For the last two to three decades, video has been a critical tool in guarding shoppers, associates, and assets in retail stores. With the advance of digital IP camera technology, bandwidth, and compression technology to support the creation of central, remote monitoring hubs, increased computer power to enable smart video   Read More


Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Remote Video Monitoring

Evaluating the Pros and Cons of Remote Video Monitoring

Video monitoring has been used successfully in retail settings for several years.Video surveillance has enabled significant improvements in customer and associate safety, as well as proven an effective tool in theft deterrence through improving loss prevention productivity and accuracy.

Recent increases in network bandwidth between store locations and retail headquarters now   Read More


From the Super Bowl to the Supermarket

From the Super Bowl to the Supermarket

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jeff Richardson recently retired as vice president of loss prevention and security for Pathmark Stores, Inc. after thirty-two years. He began his career at Pathmark as a field investigator in distribution and transportation security. As vice president of LP, Richardson was responsible for an organization of over 450   Read More


Gems of Leadership for Loss Prevention

Gems of Leadership for Loss Prevention

EDITOR’S NOTE: Richard Mellor is divisional vice president of loss prevention at Helzberg Diamonds based in Kansas City, Missouri. He assumed this position in March 1999 after nearly 30 years of loss prevention experience in traditional department stores, including The Bon Ton, Macy’s, Woodward & Lothrop, John Wanamaker, and Strawbridges.
Mellor   Read More