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
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Every so often, a simple idea catches the imagination, fervor, and engagement of a group of people and is developed into a successful practice that revolutionizes a business. Electronic article surveillance (EAS) source tagging is definitely one of those.
This story commemorates the evolution of source tagging with The Home Depot Read More
Checkpoint Systems Debuts Its Smallest EAS Tag to Protect Merchandise, Combat Organized Retail Crime
Checkpoint Systems recently announced at the Retail Asset Protection Conference the 2928 S “Swat” Micro Tag, its smallest EAS tag with organized retail crime (ORC) leave-behind protection.
Designed for high-theft drugstore, electronics, hard goods, grocery and other retail categories, it optimizes protection for merchandise and reduces shrink–especially by ORC gangs–without obscuring Read More
2016 Source Tagging Symposium Continues the Collaboration of Retailers and Manufacturers in Stopping Organized Retail Crime
By Jack Trlica
Representatives of retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers spent Tuesday, May 10, hearing updates from last year’s directives for addressing source tagging initiatives designed to combat shoplifting and organized retail crime (ORC) targeting retailers’ common hot products. The 2016 National Source Tagging Symposium sponsored by Checkpoint was hosted by CVS Read More
Charlotte, North Carolina, was the site of the 2015 National Source Tagging Symposium sponsored by Checkpoint held June 3. Over eighty representatives of both retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers spent the day discussing the momentum for source tagging and developing next steps to moving forward. After introductory remarks Read More
Specialty apparel and department store retailers are having difficulty expanding electronic article surveillance (EAS) programs to take advantage of source tagging. Only a few major apparel retailers, such as Hudson Bay Company, Ann Taylor Loft, J. Crew, and Kohl’s, actually source tag.
There are several reasons for this situation. The recent Read More
By James Lee
In the mid- to late-1990s, great strides in computer and telecommunications technology gave rise to an array of cutting-edge security solutions in all areas of loss prevention.
Buzzwords such as “digital signal processing,” “compression algorithms,” “intranet,” and “wireless” were added to our lexicon. These new technologies provided security practitioners with digital Read More