Tag: EAS


Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

Are Retailers Selling Shoplifting Tools?

Boosters are savvy in their methodology of offending. They often find creative ways in which to conceal property when shoplifting—in their clothing, via a special “booster bag,” etc. However, occasionally they capitalize on resources provided by the very location they intend to victimize.

While shopping in a nationally known chain drug   Read More


How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

How to Manage Inventory: Shrink Visibility

At a time when store margins are under intense competitive pressure, retail shrink can make or break a retailer’s bottom line. But today’s retail shrink numbers are vulnerable to blind spots and imprecise metrics. In addition, most analysis and response to retail shrink are backward-looking: useful for staffing and long-term   Read More


Footprints and Flea Markets

Every living person generates signals, signatures, and noise, if you will. As we move through time and space, we shed DNA, talk on phones, travel, register for, apply for, and purchase things—all the while texting, emailing, tweeting, posting, and so on.
Human Footprints
This biological and digital exhaust and our literal and   Read More


The Danger of Forced Innovation in Retail

When planned, innovation is an essential part of the evolution of retail. But when innovation is forced on a retailer, it can be a toxic time burglar. In this article, I will review two types of forced innovation: “keeping up with the Joneses” and “can it be done?”

Do Customers Really   Read More