Tag: internal theft


Drug Diversion: Preventing Retail Pharmacy Theft

Drug Diversion: Preventing Retail Pharmacy Theft

As loss prevention professionals, we are all familiar with the nuts and bolts of running an investigation for a concealed shortage, cash register shortage, or a robbery. We have become the subject-matter experts with regard to merchandise or cash losses as well as developing an expanded role in safety.

One area   Read More


How to Recognize Signs of Employee Fraud

How to Recognize Signs of Employee Fraud

A comprehensive study of injuries and illnesses in retail several years ago surprised researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). They said that despite the perception of retail work being non-risky, they found that retail workers account for 20 percent of reported injuries and illnesses while   Read More


11th Annual New England Loss Prevention Expo

Please join the 11th annual New England Loss Prevention Expo on September 14, 2017 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.  Reflecting back on the previous ten conferences, they are amazed to think about all of the phenomenal speakers, important industry topics and truly impactful training that has been shared with LP   Read More


Smart People Say Smart Things

Smart People Say Smart Things

In every issue of the print magazine since 2001—and now in our digital magazine LPM Online—we have conducted an executive interview with some of the top professionals in loss prevention, retail, and a few outside the industry. These exceptional individuals have much to say about a wide range of subjects.   Read More


Loss Prevention Managers: How Do You Deal with Problem Employees?

Loss Prevention Managers: How Do You Deal with Problem Employees?

You hate confrontations with employees. They only seem to make things worse. Sometimes you even end up firing an employee. For these reasons, you generally avoid giving employees negative feedback unless it’s absolutely necessary. When it comes to small performance issues, you don’t come down like a ton of bricks; instead, you hint at a problem, making   Read More


How NOT to Investigate Organized Retail Crime

How NOT to Investigate Organized Retail Crime

According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2016 Organized Retail Crime Survey, all responding retailers said that they believe their companies to have been the victim of organized retail crime (ORC) activity within the past year. Eighty-three percent of those respondents believe that ORC activity has increased in the past   Read More


New Retail Technology in 2017 Adds Value through Analytics

New Retail Technology in 2017 Adds Value through Analytics

New retail technology has evolved exponentially over the past few decades, especially when it comes to analytics. Originally, descriptive analytics was the primary investigative tool used across our industry. These solutions provided only a snapshot of information about past events, often in the form of reports. When the reports were opened,   Read More