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
Tag: electronic article surveillance systems manufacturers
USS has recently unveiled the results of a recent study conducted by the Loss Prevention Retail Council (LPRC), to test the benefits of their Tactical Tagging loss prevention strategy using their Mini Patriot electronic article surveillance (EAS) products.
Tactical Tagging is an asset protection approach that aims to confuse and deter 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
An audit is a tool – not a test. Loss prevention audits should serve to make a store or other facility more efficient and more profitable, working with the store teams and providing a means to train and develop the associates. It is vital that we approach our audit functions with Read More
New technology in retail loss prevention emerges regularly. In this profession, it’s important to stay abreast of any new technologies that may show potential and could help reduce theft and fraud.
Industry conferences and events are a great place to scope out the latest solutions. For example, Tom Meehan, CFI, witnessed Read More
As a loss prevention professional, it is likely that you have responsibility for detecting, investigating, and resolving internal-theft cases. Doing so may support your organization’s zero-tolerance policy toward internal theft. Many top retailers rely on their loss prevention departments to give them a competitive advantage by controlling their operational costs Read More
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
By Chris Batson
Distribution center loss prevention provides a unique challenge to the industry. As with all LP programs, the distribution center loss prevention team is tasked with reduction of shrink and generating a sufficient return on investment to justify their programs.
Given the growing investment in supply chain inventory management, how does a distribution Read More
Regardless of the protective progress retailers and solutions providers are making, thieves are still carrying off billions of dollars’ worth of goods annually. While merchandise loss costs retailers huge amounts of money, theft-driven product out-of-stocks, and sometimes locked-up goods, it also deters sales to good customers. Happy, buying customers are Read More
At some point in your retail loss prevention career, if you haven’t done so already, you will be called upon to help make procurement decisions on new technology for retail stores, such as electronic article surveillance (EAS) or video surveillance. While you may be most interested in the features, functions, and benefits of the technologies, Read More