The retail loss prevention industry has seen a pronounced evolution through the years. It is very different today than in the past, and it will continue to evolve. I have been in this business for over 40 years, so I have experienced this evolution firsthand. But until writing a recent series Read More
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In Part 1 of this article series , we looked back at the beginning of this story in 1994, when The Home Depot executed the first contracts for EAS labels affixed directly by manufacturers in their packaging, rather than by in-store labor.
At that time, there were three companies jockeying for control Read More
The concept of the retail return is a relatively new phenomenon. In the mid- to late-twentieth century, retailers began accepting returned merchandise as an attempt to gain a competitive edge. The concept worked.
For many retailers, flexible returns have become synonymous with quality customer service. Nordstrom, for example, has built a Read More
Integrating Retail, Social Media, and Incarceration Data with Artificial Intelligence for Next-Gen Threat Prevention (The Retail Equation/Sysrepublic)
Retail security professionals are continually striving to fend off threats. They face a never-ending battle. A solution is implemented only to have offenders circumvent it within days or months. Appriss has joined The Retail Equation and Sysrepublic as one company to bring threat detection and prevention to a new level Read More
Welcome to the second of three installments covering the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I hope you enjoyed the first part in our September–October issue. We will now look at trends and changes in the industry through the eyes of the magazine beginning in 2007 up through 2011. Read More
Man shoots at loss prevention officers
Amazon files lawsuits against counterfeit sellers
Keys to LP in an omni-channel world
Opposition to China cyber security law
Credit card debt-relief scam
$10k sledgehammer break-in
Perfume popular with shoplifters
By Dave DiSilva
Criminals use many online venues to sell stolen merchandise. eBay strives to be the Internet industry leader in online fraud investigations in the effort to combat occurrences through our Global Asset Protection team that effectively partners with over 300 retailers to proactively identify and remove stolen property listed on our Read More
Each year, loss prevention directors are evaluated based at least in part on retail shrink results. At a minimum, poor retail shrink numbers negatively affect bonuses and department morale. At times, unacceptable results may even lead to dismissal.
Forward-thinking LP professionals, like golfers in search of the key that will elevate 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
Based on another project, I have spent two months combing over every issue of Loss Prevention magazine. Being a reader from the very beginning and contributing content every now and then, I thought I was pretty familiar with the magazine’s history, its development, and the changes in the industry over Read More