Manufacturer involvement in designing product protection is decades old, noted University of Florida research scientist Read Hayes, PhD, CPP. He remembers Walt Disney’s Buena Vista Pictures as being an early pioneer in coordinating with retailers to prevent theft. Video releases such as Beauty and the Beast were massive hits with Read More
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At first, this may seem like an issue that involves only the retailer. However, the decision to ignore generally accepted cash and merchandise controls has far-reaching implications. Read More
Few things are as frustrating for a loss prevention leader than discovering a bad packaging design they know will promote retail shrink— a feature which could 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 store, Read More
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
The focus of our next benchmarking survey will be data analytics. In our survey of loss prevention practitioners, this topic was ranked second highest after emerging technologies in terms of interest.
Prior to undertaking the survey, we thought it important to first map out what the term “data analytics” may mean Read More
CONTROLTEK has recently announced the release of an electronic article surveillance (EAS) tag made specifically for small leather goods, reportedly the first of its kind. The self-alarming, tag dubbed the FlatGuard™, is slim enough to fit inside a wallet and other merchandise too small for classic EAS tags, yet still Read More
After completing the three-part series on the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine, I promised to write an additional article that looks at the current and future state of some subjects we discussed that have a huge influence on the retail loss prevention profession. As I looked at the 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
It wasn’t too long ago that the best way to deter shoplifters was to lock up your high-risk, high-value products or keep them behind the counter. But with ever-increasing competition and shrinking margins, successful retailers need to have their merchandise out on the sales floor, where potential customers can touch Read More
A good friend of mine once said that a conference is “an organized way of postponing a decision.” I have stood in front of many a booth during the last 33 years and questioned why I was there. Whether it was at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, the National Retail Read More