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Defining Our Loss Prevention Industry: A Business Topography

Defining Our Loss Prevention Industry: A Business Topography

“So, what do you do?”

This is common question that for some loss prevention professionals presents a perplexing set of thoughts. “How do I adequately satisfy the inquirer’s request, without overcomplicating the dialogue?”

At a retail event, the response “loss prevention” is sufficient, or maybe “asset protection,” depending on the retailer. At   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


The Continuing Evolution of LP in the Grocery Industry

The Continuing Evolution of LP in the Grocery Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: Kathleen Smith, CFI, is vice president of loss prevention for Safeway where she is responsible for security and loss prevention for over 1,800 stores in the U.S.and Canada, thirty-three manufacturing facilities, twenty warehouse facilities, and buying offices worldwide.
With over thirty years of security management and law enforcement experience,   Read More