Tag: loss prevention principles


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 3

Here we are at the third and final installment of the first fifteen years of Loss Prevention magazine. I had indicated in the first two articles that part of the third article would include a future look at some of the most important loss prevention technologies and practices such as   Read More


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 2

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention, Part 2

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


Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention

Fifteen Years of Loss Prevention

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


2016 National Retail Security Survey Results Released

2016 National Retail Security Survey Results Released

Results from the 25th annual National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) were recently released at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which was held in Philadelphia in June.

Results from the 25th annual National Retail Security Survey (NRSS) were recently released at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) PROTECT Conference, which was held in Philadelphia in June. [text_ad] In his Academic Viewpoint column for the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine, Richard Hollinger, Ph.D., reveals a number of key findings from the study. For instance, overall shrink impact in the retail industry remains noteworthy:
“The impact of shrinkage on the retail industry continues to be sizeable. With an average shrink rate of 1.38 percent, this cost the overall US retail economy $45.2 billion in 2015. While the shrinkage percentage is identical to last year’s study, the dollar impact has increased due to the growth in retail sales. The good news is that the shrinkage percentage reported during the past two years is the lowest ever observed in the history of the NRSS.”
In the column, Hollinger also divulges the latest information about loss prevention budgets and hiring patterns:
“LP budgets remain flat as a percentage of sales. Unfortunately, most retail executives are still not satisfied with the resources they are being given to fight the war against retail loss. Nevertheless, the total number of LP personnel per $1 billion in sales did increase slightly from 32.47 in 2014 to 37.5 in 2015. As expected, most of the employment additions were in exempt positions; non-exempt employees declined slightly.”
The survey was conducted in April in collaboration with the NRF. Eighty retailers participated in the study. NRF members can review the entire survey by logging into nrf.com/resources/retail-library/national-retail-security-survey-2016. Check out “2016 National Retail Security Survey Key Findings” to read the full column and discover current data surrounding shoplifting and dishonest employee trends, as well as plenty of other crucial information. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the July-August 2016 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine.

In his Academic Viewpoint column for the July-August 2016 issue of LP Magazine, Richard Hollinger, Ph.D., reveals a number of key findings from   Read More