Tag: head of loss prevention


Food Marketing Executive Chuck Miller Dies at Age 79

Food Marketing Executive Chuck Miller Dies at Age 79

Best known for his fifteen years as head of the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) loss prevention initiatives from 1987 to 2002, Charles Imbrie “Chuck” Miller, CPP, CSP, had a major impact on the supermarket segment and loss prevention industry as a whole. Miller influenced and mentored many loss prevention executives   Read More


People on the Move: December 2016

People on the Move: December 2016

Professional advancement and building a successful loss prevention career can mean many things to many different people. For some individuals it may mean reaching a top leadership position at a particular company, perhaps serving as a director or vice president of loss prevention/asset protection. For others, it may involve gaining   Read More


The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

The 11 Habits of Low-Inventory Shrink Retailers

In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey presented a holistic, principle-based approach for solving personal and professional problems. This got the ECR team thinking, what if for “highly effective people,” we read “low-inventory shrink retailers”? What then would be the habits of low- shrink   Read More


Nine Necessary Practices for Successful Shrinkage Control

Nine Necessary Practices for Successful Shrinkage Control

In the generally unyielding area of retail loss prevention, few U.S. corporations have been highly successful in staunching the pervasive problem of inventory shrinkage—the problem that refuses to go away. This article highlights nine key shrinkage control approaches that could potentially save U.S. retailing billions each year.

For retail loss prevention practitioners across   Read More


Inspiring Integrity through Asset Protection

Inspiring Integrity through Asset Protection

Roslyn Jaffe opened the first dressbarn in Stamford, Connecticut, in 1962 with the intent of serving the newly evolving generation of working women. Building a reputation for quality, style, value, and customer service, the dressbarn store count grew, and in 2005 dressbarn acquired maurice’s. In 2009, they acquired Justice, followed   Read More


Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

Emerging Trends in Loss Prevention

A Short History of Loss Prevention
In the sixties, retailers called the departments that were engaged to impact loss security. Many of the practitioners in those departments fit the nomenclature of their department in demeanor, behavior, action, and results. There was little communication between the security practitioners and the senior management   Read More


The View from the Top

The View from the Top

EDITOR’S NOTE: Thomas Coughlin began his career as a store detective with Macy’s in California. After severalyears in various LP positions with Cook United in Cleveland, Coughlin joined Wal-Mart in 1978 as director ofloss prevention. While at Wal-Mart, he has held numerous positions including, vice president of humanresources, executive vice   Read More